The Beverly Fire Department's Fire Prevention Office is responsible for reviewing plans and conducting inspections in order to keep people living and working in Beverly safe from fire hazards. Captain Russell Halloran and Inspector Lieutenant Robert Bergeron have shifted from fire suppression and fire fighting to plan review and code enforcement.
Once it has been determined that a building requires a municipal signals connection, Fire Alarm and Municipal Signal Superintendant William Ambrefe assists with selecting the proper device.
The Fire Prevention Office also handles permitting for everything from oil burner installation and tank removal, to fire works and welding details.
To schedule an appointment with either Captain Halloran or Lieutenant Bergeron, call 978-927-2200.
If your house isnít properly numbered, firefighters will waste valuable time trying to get to you in the event of an emergency. The following is a copy of the City of Beverly Ordinance requiring hoses to be numbered
Sec 52 Numbering of structures
a All houses businesses and other buildings within the city shall be conspicuously numbered so as to indicate the number of that house business or other building upon the street it fronts upon
b It shall be the duty of every owner and or occupant of each house building and or structure within the city to place there on the number of the house building or structure
c The size color location and visibility of the numbers shall be as follows
1 The minimum height of such number shall be three and one half 31/2 inches in height
2 In order to be visible from the road street or way the number shall be of a contrasting color
3 The numbers shall be affixed to the front door or as close to the front door as possible
4 Where there are multiple houses buildings or structures located off the road on private ways private roads or private lanes the numbers shall be placed at the following locations
a The numbers shall be affixed to a post at the entrance to said private way private road or
b If the house building or structure is so far off the private way causing the numbers to be
unidentifiable from the private way then a post with the numbers affixed thereto shall be placed at the entrance of the driveway leading to the house building or structure