Fire Department

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide the citizens of Woburn a safe and comfortable community through timely and skilled response to fire, public safety, and medical emergencies- efforts continually supported and advanced by our Fire Prevention, Fire Investigation, Educational programs and our Training Division.


  • 1 Chief
  • 1 Deputy Chief
  • 71 Uniformed Firefighters & Fire Officers
  • 2 Secretarial Staff

The City of Woburn Fire Department has partnered with Cummings Foundation to purchase state-of-the-art life-saving equipment that is expected to improve the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survival rate and reduce lifting injuries among firefighters.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Accepted methods of payment are check or money order. We DO NOT accept cash or credit cards.Payment is made payable to : City of Woburn.

To schedule a smoke & carbon monoxide appointment you can contact Fire Prevention at 781-897-1383.

Open Burning Season Starts January 15 and ends May 1

A permit must be obtained from the Woburn Fire Department.  Weather conditions can change rapidly, especially in the spring, and there will be a determination on a daily basis when it is safe to conduct open burning

Residents of Woburn may contact the Woburn Fire Department to inquire if open burning is being allowed and be issued a permit.  781-932-4560 (Non-Emergency Dispatch)

Licensed electricians, fire arm technicians and sprinkler technicians may obtain a “short arm” permit through Fire Prevention. You must bring your license with you. There is no fee to obtain this permit.  For further information you may contact Fire Prevention at 781-897-1383.


Donald Kenton

Fire Chief

George Poole

Deputy Chief

Michael Dowd

Captain / Training Officer

Jannell Evans

Administrative Assistant / Chief's Office

Joseph Foley

Lieutenant / Fire Prevention

John Nee

Inspector / Fire Prevention

Rosa LoCoco

Secretary / Fire Prevention

David Doherty

Permit Specialist

Timothy Lynch

Permit Specialist

John Fowkes

Oil Burner Inspector

John Quigley

Captain / Group 1 Shift Command

William Stukey

Captain / Group 2 Shift Command

Michael Koster

Captain / Group 3 Shift Command

Thomas Graham

Captain / Group 4 Shift Command

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