Fire Department

Mission Statement

The mission of the Manchester Fire/Rescue Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of Manchester by the Sea from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through fire safety education; and to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.
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  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Dedication
  • Diversity and Respect


Manchester Fire/Rescue exists to provide the citizens of Manchester-by-the-Sea a rapid professional emergency response to incidents involving, fire, rescue, hazmat, and emergency medical services in an ever-changing environment.

Vision Statement

To be a progressive, well-respected Fire/Rescue Department that sets an exemplary standard in fire safety education, fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical services through dynamic leadership, innovative practices and effective customer service.

Fireworks Laws in MA

Fireworks are illegal in MA. 

Fireworks Safety

MA Fireworks Law