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Chief Donald W. Stats, Jr.

Your Fire Chief since june 2019

As Fire Chief for the Town of North Reading, I want to take the opportunity to welcome you to our Open Burning website permitting system.

I have been fortunate to serve as a member of the fire department beginning as a Firefighter/EMT in 1998 and being promoted to Captain in 2011, and Fire Chief in June of 2019.

The North Reading Fire Department is made up of 26 dedicated professional men who provide numerous services to the community which include fire suppression, emergency medical services, fire prevention and education, response to hazard material and technical rescue incidents as well as non-emergency incidents.

North Reading Fire responds to over 2500 incidents each year out of one fire station covering over 15 square miles.

Our goal at the North Reading Fire Department is to be a pro-active department not just a reactive one. This online Open Burning permitting system is another example of the North Reading Fire Department, and our partners, utilizing today’s newest technologies to allow for a more efficient service.

The North Reading Fire Department is committed to service excellence. We strive daily to make North Reading a safer place for our residents and visitors who live and work in our community.

We thank you for being a part of that.

Contact the fire chief’s office:

Fire department Location

152 Park St.
North Reading, MA 01864
(978) 664-3112

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