Fire Department

Welcome to the Southborough Fire Department Website.

Our Mission:

The mission of the Southborough Fire Department is to provide the highest level of fire, rescue and EMS services to the community through timely response to ensure the safety of the residents and visitors. The Department advances public safety through its Fire Prevention, Public Education, Training and Investigation programs with a high emphasis on customer service.

About Us

The Southborough Fire Department is a combination department made up of a staff of 20 career firefighters and 8 on-call firefighters. The community is located 25 miles west of Boston and 15 miles east of Worcester with an area of approximately 13 square miles. The demographics consist of a predominately suburban residential setting and a population of approximately 10,000 with areas of commercial development consisting of mostly Business Offices and Light Manufacturing. There are 3 major highways that pass through the community and consist of Rt. 9 and the Massachusetts Turnpike that runs east/west and Interstate 495 that runs north/south.

The department operates out of one fully staffed station and one unstaffed station that is shared with another Town Department. The predominant response is with the career staff which consists of 4 rotating shifts, two shifts of 4 and two shifts of 5 firefighters, on a 24 hour shift schedule seven days a week. The department provides both fire and EMS service at the paramedic level. There is also a full time Fire Prevention Officer who works four 10 hour day shifts and also supplements the on-duty staff. The call staff is utilized for fires, major emergencies and other incidents when additional personnel is required for station coverage.

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Steven Achilles Fire Chief