Fire Department News

2023 Retirements

Congratulations to the following firefighters on their recent retirement.

  • Tim Black 

New Burning Permit Application & Procedure for 2023

Open burning season will begin again on January 15, 2023 and will run through May 1, 2023.  This year we are happy to announce a new web-based permit application through a special online portal for the issuance and approval of burning permits.  An open burning permit will be $10 per day or a seasonal permit is available for $25. 

Please do not call Dispatch for questions regarding the status of your burning permit.  These questions should be directed to the Fire Department's main office (Monday through Friday) or the Line Deputy.   

Click here to read the Press Release and to find out what can and cannot be burned.

Westfield Open Burning summary with QR Code for application website 

Visit to create an online account and apply for a burning permit or scan the QR code with your smart phone. 

2022 Retirements

Congratulations to the following firefighters on their recent retirement.

  • Dennis Dalton
  • Shaun Trant

Firefighter Combat Challenge:

Four of our firefighters competed for the second year in the Scotts Firefighter Combat Challenge in October 2022. Captain Mike Hawthorne, Firefighters Rosie Lacas, Mike Feyre and Kyle Roy participated in the challenge in St. Lucie, Florida.  The team is now known as the Broad Street Combat Challenge Team. 


Online Payments:

  1. The following inspections can be paid online with a credit card, debit card or electronic check:
  2. Smoke detector inspection fees and re-inspection fees - The link for this payment method is on the Smoke Detectors webpage.
  3. Annual Inspections
  4. Quarterly Inspections 
  5. Smoke Detector Plan Reviews for new construction or renovations of residential homes - The payments are to be made after the plan review has been completed as this payment varies based on square footage of the home.

The link for the annual and quarterly inspections and for the smoke detector plan review is available on the Fire Prevention & Permits webpage.

Smoke Detector Appointments:

Starting on Monday, June 15, 2020, the Fire Department will start scheduling smoke detector inspections over the phone.  Payment can be made online once your inspection is scheduled or payment will be collected at the time of the appointment (check or money order only).   The Fire Department Smoke Detector webpage has further directions regarding smoke detector inspections and contains the link for online payment.