Jason R. Gilliland
Chief of Fire Department
One Ocean Avenue
The Marblehead Fire Department is a full-time department with fire fighters on duty 24-hours a day.
The Marblehead Fire Department was officially established by an Act of the Massachusetts Legislature in 1829. The first fire engine, however, was presented to the Town in 1751 by resident Robert "King" Hooper.
There are two fire stations: the Central Station and the Franklin Street Station. The department is equipped with:
- one ladder/pump truck
- two engines
- one reserve engine
- an aluminum boat for ice and water rescues
- an inflatable rescue boat
- the "Jaws of Life" tool, a hydraulic rescue device, available for automobile accidents and other uses
- Each truck carries a cardiac defibrillator, and all fire fighters and officers are trained and certified in its use.
The Marblehead Fire Department has mutual aid agreements with several surrounding communities in the event additional assistance is required.
The Marblehead Fire Department is devoted to maintaining a high level of professionalism. This is achieved through in-service training. All shifts train a minimum of one hour each day and all members are encouraged to attend courses offered by the Massachusetts Fire Academy at no cost.
How can I obtain a copy of a fire report?
You may get a copy of a fire report from the on-duty captain at Central Fire Station for a $5.00 fee.
Other Government Links
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Federal Emergency Management Agency