Massachusetts Department of Fire Services
Welcome to the DFS Facebook page. If you’re looking for the official source of information about DFS, please visit www.mass.gov/dfs. For emergencies, call your local fire/EMS/police or 9-1-1._______________________________________________________PURPOSE:The purpose of this Facebook page is to create public awareness of the activities and operations of the Department of Fire Services. Our mission is, through coordinated training, education, prevention, investigation, and emergency response, to provide the citizens of Massachusetts with the ability to create safer communities; to assist and support the fire service community in the protection of life and property; to promote and enhance firefighter safety; and to provide a fire service leadership presence in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security in order to direct policy and legislation on all fire related matters. We hope that you will find the information here helpful in understanding what your government is doing and what you can do to help.Please keep in mind that this is a moderated site, thus comments may be reviewed for compliance with our policies before posting. We recognize that the web is a 24/7 medium, and your comments are welcome at any time. However, given the need to manage state resources, in those cases where the site is moderated, the moderating and posting of comments will occur during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Comments submitted after hours or on weekends will be read and posted as early as possible; in most cases, this means the next business day.PRIVACY AND SECURITY POLICIESWhile DFS will not be collecting or retaining these comments in our records, this is a public forum and any information provided in comments may be publicly available on Facebook and the privacy policies of Facebook apply. As such, please do not include personal details such as: social security number, phone numbers or email addresses, or any other information you do not want available to the general public. If you choose to post personal information you do so at your own risk. DFS disclaims any liability for any loss or damage resulting from any comments posted on this page.This forum may not be used for the submission of any claim, demand, informal or formal complaint, or any other form of legal and/or administrative notice or process, or for the exhaustion of any legal and/or administrative remedy.