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Administration
This program is responsible for providing leadership and direction to ensure the most cost-effective and cost-efficient delivery of fire and emergency rescue / medical services to the town.
Administration

Dispatch
The dispatchers perform a full range of radio and telephone operational duties. They are required to process and prioritize incoming calls for Fire and EMS in accordance with established guidelines.
Dispatch

Emergency Medical Services
Currently the Needham Fire Department operates two ambulances, both of which are equipped with state of the art medical treatment capabilities.
Emergency Medical Services

Emergency Preparedness
The Needham Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) help Needham residents before, during and after a town-wide crisis.
Emergency Preparedness

Fire Alarm
To support and maintain the municipal fire alarm system.
Fire Alarm

Fire Prevention
They are responsible for inspecting buildings / residences, issuing fire permits and collecting fees, and monitoring and licensing the storage, handling and/or use of hazardous materials.
Fire Prevention

Fire Protection
This program maintains a fire suppression force adequately protected with approved NFPA protective clothing and equipment, and for providing state-of-the-art firefighting and rescue equipment.
Fire Protection

Fleet Maintenance
The Vehicle Maintenance program provides maintenance on all fire apparatus, automobiles, and equipment necessary to ensure that they are ready for immediate emergency response.
Fleet Maintenance

Training
The Training Program is responsible for providing opportunities for the development and practical application of required knowledge and skills through in-house training drills and formal classes.
Training