Massachusetts Fire Department Types
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) definition of department type is as follows:
|Career||All firefighters are career / paid firefighters|
|Mostly Career||More than half of the firefighters are career / paid firefighters|
|Mostly Volunteer||More than half of the firefighters are volunteer / un-paid firefighters|
|Volunteer||All of the firefighters are volunteer / un-paid firefighters|
The information below is based solely upon fire departments that have registered with the National Fire Service Registry. If you have not registered your fire department, please do so, it is free and contributes to a complete picture of the fire services. Check out some Quick Facts from the registry.
NOTE: In the USFA National Fire Service Registry data for Massachusetts there are 17 departments NOT classified, and so NOT included in these statistics. Departments should register as Career, Mostly Career, Volunteer or Mostly Volunteer but we do not have it for these 17 departments .
Departments Types of Massachusetts
Percentages are intentionally rounded for simplicity not precision, so please use them as insights only.
|County||Career||Mostly Career||Mostly Volunteer||Volunteer||Total|
Firefighter / Personnel Numbers of Massachusetts
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Last Updated on June 28, 2023