Brookline Fire Prevention conducts various inspections to ensure safety and enforce state and national standards. Depending on the type of inspection, different channels may be used for scheduling. Please see below and contact Fire Prevention with any questions at 617-730-2270 or at [email protected].
Smoke Detector Inspection for Sale of a Property (26F)
See our Smoke Detector Inspections page regarding pre-sale smoke detector inspections
Routine Annual or Quarterly Inspection
Facilities that require annual or quarterly fire department inspections as a component of licensure may request inspections by phone at 617-730-2270. When calling, please request a routine annual (or quarterly) inspection and identify the type of facility. Common examples of facilities requiring routine inspection are as follows:
Annual Inspections Required
- Some out-patient clinics and doctors’ offices
- Daycares and preschools
- Afterschool programs
- Lodging houses
- Open air parking lots
- Gas/service stations
Quarterly Inspections Required
- Hospitals that provide in-patient treatment
- Locked psychiatric facilities
- Dialysis clinics
- Clinics that perform day surgeries
- Certain high occupancy assembly venues
- Skilled nursing facilities
Final Inspection Following Construction (Certificate of Occupancy Inspection)
If construction was performed requiring a fire plan review, a final certificate of occupancy inspection is required to close out all permits. These inspections can be requested through the town’s online permitting portal. Applicants will request up to three dates. Upon confirmation of the time and date for the inspection, an email confirmation will be sent. For specific scheduling issues or questions call 617-730-2270.
Safety inspections are performed in response to complaints or concerns, in collaboration with other town departments. Concerns and requests can be directed to [email protected].