Our Mission is to protect lives and
property as well as improve the quality of life in the town of Ipswich
through aggressive fire prevention and education, fire suppression,
rescue, medical assistance and hazardous materials control.
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Ipswich Fire Department welcomes it's
new Fire Chief,
Chief Parow served as Fire
Chief in Chelmsford from 1994 - 2010 and as Fire
Chief in East Bridgewater from 1991-1994. Before
that, he served on the North Reading department,
where he attained the rank of Fire Captain/Shift
Commander. In August 2010, he was elected as
President and Chairman of the Board of the
International Association of Fire Chiefs,
headquartered in Fairfax, VA. Chief Parow has an
advanced degree, is an adjunct professor, and is
the author of numerous published articles. Since
2011, he has served as Director of 1-800Boardup
Services of Rebuildex, which assists families
after fires. In 2012, he was appointed by
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano to
the Homeland Security Science and Technology
Advisory Committee, where he continues to serve.
Thanks for a great halloween
The fire department Halloween Party went off
great with a large number of kids coming in from
the rain at the firehouse to enjoy the
refreshments and do some trick or treating.
Thank you for staying safe this past
On June 1st there was a
ceremony to dedicate the new Engine 5 to retired
Chief Will Maker who passed away 2 years ago.
His family and friends were
all present. The sign was made by the
students at MSEC in Topsfield.
Click on the picture to the
left for the full photo album.
Public Safety is a participating agency of
SafetyNet™.If you are caring for a person with
alzheimer's, autism or other cognitive disorders
which a person may wander or get lost, SafetyNet™
helps public safety find and
bring your loved ones home quickly. For more
information contact firefighter Keith Carlson,
firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website
SafetyNet™ by LoJack®
Jeff Stone and Keith Carlson have
training course sponsored by AARP
and AAA. CarFit is an educational
program that offers older adults the
opportunity to check how well their
personal vehicles "fit" them. The
CarFit program also provides
information and materials on
community-specific resources that
could enhance their safety as
drivers, and/or increase their
mobility in the community. Fire fighters Stone and Carlson offer to
older adults by appointment, the
opportunity to come to fire
headquarters for a 12 point CarFit
check. Soon at a date to be
announced they will be having a
CarFit event at the Council on Aging.
Check if your address is
properly posted and meet the requirements of
street number by-law. Too often fire, police
and ambulance service is delayed finding an
address because the address number is either not
posted or is not visible from the street from
both directions. Please take a moment and check.
It is the law in Ipswich and could save a life!
burning season started January 15th and
runs through May 1st . A written permit is required. Permits
are available in the fire prevention
office during normal business hours
which are Mon-Fri 7am to 5pm, Sat. and
Sun. 7am to 2pm. The cost of a permit is
$10 payable by exact cash amount or by
check made out to the Ipswich Fire