Hyannis Fire Department

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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 voters of the District.  If you see a red fire hydrant with a white cap then 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.


Nomination papers for the FY 2025 election for two (2) positions on the board of commissioners of the Hyannis Fire District for a three (3) year term and (1) position for moderator for (3) year term are available at the district headquarters, clerk’s office, 95 high school road extension, Hyannis, MA.  Fifty valid signatures are required.  Nomination papers must be submitted to the town of Barnstable registrars of voters for certification no later than 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, and must be returned to the clerk of the Hyannis fire district no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2024.  Elections will take place Tuesday, May 14, 2024, from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The annual meeting of the Hyannis Fire District will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to submit an article for the annual warrant may do so by having a petition signed by at least 50 registered voters of the district. Petition forms must be obtained from the district clerk’s office. Any article so submitted must be filed with the Town of Barnstable registrars of voters by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 26, 2024, for verification of signatures and returned to the district clerk by 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, 2024.




2024 District Elections Schedule
1/2/2024 Post nominations notice. Nomination papers are available in the Clerk’s office.
3/26/2024 Last day to submit nomination papers to registrars of voters for certification of signatures. (G. L. c. 53, § 7)
no later than 5 pm 49 Days in advance of the election date.
The petition signed warrant articles must be submitted to the HFD Clerk.
4/9/2024 Last day to file nomination papers with the district clerk. (G. L. c. 53, § 10)
4/11/2024 Last day to object or withdraw. (G. L. c. 53, § 11)
Ballot Position: Candidates meet and pull names to see who goes first on the ballot.
5/1/2024 Last day to post the warrant for the district election per District By-Laws
5/4/2024 Last day to register voters for district election, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (G. L. c. 51, § § 26, 28) 10 days before the election.
5/7/2024 Last day to receive absentee ballot applications. (G. L. c. 54, § 89) 7 days before elections.
5/14/2024  Elections open from 3 pm to 8 pm
5/15/2024 Annual Meeting from 6:30 pm-10:30 pm

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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