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Per M.G.L. Chapter 148, Section 26E, smoke detectors are required in residential structures on each level of habitation and the basement level. Such smoke detectors shall be installed “on the ceiling of each stairway leading to the floor above, near the base of, but not within each stairway and ... outside each separate sleeping area.”
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Call Melissa Betsold in the administrative office at 413-587-1032 to schedule an appointment.
Please send a letter requesting this information to:
Captain Natalie Stollmeyer, 26 Carlon Drive, Northampton, MA 01060 or email: email@example.com
The Northampton Fire/Rescue Department recommends changing your smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries twice a year when you change your clock in the spring and fall.
Yes. The Fire/Rescue Department has a program to provide free smoke detectors/batteries for elderly residents. To make an appointment to have a detector installed, call 413-587-1032.
The Northampton TRIAD Committee coordinates the posting of house numbers. A donation of $5 is suggested but not required. To request a number, call the Fire/Rescue Department or the Council on Aging and leave your name, phone number, and property address.
No, the Fire/Rescue Department does not provide this service. The phone book lists a number of vendors who sell and service fire extinguishers under ‘Fire Extinguishers’ in the yellow pages.