"The mission of the Walpole Fire Department is to protect life and property from the threat of fires, medical emergencies, natural and manmade disasters. In order to fulfill this mission we provide planning, prevention, education, incident control and mitigation."
The Walpole Fire Department has its primary responsibility to the citizens of Walpole. Walpole is 20 square miles in area, with a population of approximately 23,000. Protecting $1.7 billion dollars worth of property.
The Fire Department operates 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week with its 34 Full time Firefighters, Paramedics, and Chief Officers with Full time Advanced Life Support EMS and fire prevention/suppression staff from our 1 station.
With 4 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 2 Ambulances, 2 Small Brush Trucks, 1 Large Brush Truck, 1 Special Hazards Unit,and with Support and utility vehicles the department handles the wide variety of needs for the town.
Open Burning Season
Open Burning for 2016 has started as of Jan 15, 2016 and will continues until May 1, 2016. A permit is required to burn and they are available at the Center Fire Station 20 Stone St, Walpole, MA. There is a $15.00 fee. Grass clippings and pine needles are prohibited and may be taken to the compost dump on Robbins Rd if you have a compost permit from the Town Hall.(Click here for more information.)
Open Burning to conditional on weather conditions and the Commonwealth may be suspend open burning for the day as needed. All permit holders must call the fire station before starting any open burning.