James E. McDonald - Chief of Department  William Murray - Deputy Chief
Lynn Fire Department 
725 Western Avenue, Lynn, MA 01905
(781) 593-1234    Fax (781) 596-1480



Online Applications:  from Inspections to Permits

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Fire Pit Permits

Please note that the Lynn Fire Department does not issue fire permits for fire pits.


The History of Lynn's Bravest
By Jay Pozark

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EMS 2009 Statistics

In 2009 there were 15,091 emergency 911 ambulance dispatches in the city of Lynn involving 8,433 emergency transports to local hospitals.

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The EMS Division also offers free CPR course for city of Lynn residents.


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Meet the Chiefs!!

Meet the leaders of the Lynn Fire department, tracing back from today to its inception in 1850.


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Our Mission ...

The mission of the Lynn Fire Department is to protect our community from the loss of life and property resulting from fires, medical emergencies, hazardous incidents, and other disasters.


We will accomplish our mission through prevention, education, fire suppression, medical services, and other related emergency and non-emergency activities.

We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and strive to utilize all of the necessary resources available and at our command to provide a service deemed excellent by our citizens.


In furtherance of this mission Lynn Fire Department members are guided by the following principles:

  • Our personnel are our most valuable resource.
  • Pride, commitment to public service, and the pursuit of excellence are of paramount importance.
  • We are accountable to those we serve.
  • Compassion, fairness, and integrity are practiced in all our endeavors.
  • We shall promote the use of quality principles, concepts, and technologies through active leadership in our department and our community.
  •  Our value to the community will be measured by the type and quality of services we provide.


The Lynn Fire Department consists of 171 uniformed personnel, 3 Office Staff and 9 fire alarm operators.

Uniformed personnel are divided among 4 Line Divisions, which staff 6 Engine Companies, 3 Ladder Companies, Safety Officers, 1 ALS Ambulance, and District Chiefs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, and Staff Divisions which include a Communications Division, an EMS Division, a Training Division, a Maintenance Division, a Fire Prevention Division and an Arson Squad.

 Non-uniformed personnel staff the Fire Alarm dispatch Center and the Administrative Office.

All Department operations are under the command of the Chief of the Department who is assisted by the Deputy Chief. Either or both the Chief and the Deputy are available on call 24 hours a day.



A breakdown of the uniformed ranks in the Lynn Fire Department as of 2/19/09 are as follows:


1 Chief of Department

1 Deputy Chief

5 District Chiefs

13 Captains

35 Lieutenants

115 Firefighters



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2009 EMS Statistics
In 2009 there were 15,091 emergency 911 ambulance dispatches.    read more
Car Seat Program
Installed Monday through Friday  - 9 AM to 5 PM
Free CPR Courses
The EMS Division offers free CPR course for city of Lynn residents. read more