Hyannis Fire Department

For an Emergency Dial 911

The Hyannis Fire District was established in 1896. It is the oldest of the five fire districts in the Town of Barnstable and is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners elected by the district’s voters. If you see a red fire hydrant with a white cap, you are within the Hyannis Fire District.

The Department serves approximately 9 square miles of land as well as Lewis Bay and Hyannis Harbor.  The year-round population of the district is 18,000.  During the summer months, the population increases significantly, with as many as 100,000 visitors to our community.  Hyannis is the hub of Cape Cod and provides many unique services for its residents and visitors. The fire district includes the harbor and ferries that bring in over a million people per year; the largest hospital on the Cape; the state’s third busiest airport; the transportation center; four high schools; a large shopping mall; numerous social service agencies; and a bustling downtown.



Hyannis Firefighters’

Memorial Park

Emergency  Planning Tips

Follow these steps to prepare yourself, your pets and your family for an emergency:

  1. Get a Kit – Gather the supplies you will need after a disaster.
  2. Make a Plan – Make sure everyone is on the same page.
  3. Be Informed – Know what you’re up against.

Open Burning Information

Open burning will be allowed January 15 through May 1st of each year from 10:00am to 4:00 pm. All outside fires must be out at 4:00pm.

Every year you must submit one online open burn permit for each address you wish to open burn. The permit is free and you can complete the form here. You must be 18 years of age and have permission to burn on the property.

If you have already submitted your online open burn permit, you must call (508) 775-1300, then dial 8. This is a recorded message that informs you if open burning is allowed for the day.

Fire Prevention

The mission of the Fire Prevention Division is to offer services in public safety, fire prevention, and also conduct public education programs. Year round, we perform hundreds of commercial and retail space safety inspections to ensure compliance and safety.

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