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No. Current state law does not require removing an underground storage tank for home heating oil. Tanks must have to be removed if they have been identified as leaking or if they are no longer in use. The oil can only be used for heating the building and domestic hot water.
If the tank supplies fuel for other equipment such as an emergency generator, other guidelines become effective. However, if you are selling your home, a new buyer will find it difficult to obtain a mortgage on the property if an underground storage tank is present.
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Additional First Reponders and/or EMT's are needed at medical aids to have response redundancy and for trained personnel to assist in moving patients and equipment through homes and buildings in the most expeditious manner possible. It is also necessary to have more than two people perform treatments such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other life saving measures. The Fire Department staff is responsible for scene management and Incident Command of all their responses.
According to Massachusetts State Law (Chapter 148 Section 26F) all buildings or structures occupied in whole or in part for residential purposes upon the sale or transfer, shall be equipped by the seller with approved smoke detectors/MGL Chapter 148 Section 26F.
An operating smoke detector on every habitable level, including the basement. Finished attic spaces also need smoke detector coverage. In homes with floor space exceeding 1,200 square feet per floor, a second detector will be required.
Starting April 1, 2006, under Massachusetts State Law (Chapter 148 Section 26F1/2), the same parameters for smoke detectors applies for carbon monoxide detectors as well.
No! The propane cylinders still have product in them and should be disposed of properly. Usually, wherever you get your propane tank filled will take your old tank for a fee.
Fire Prevention conducts inspections on Monday through Friday between 8:30 and 10:00. Please call Ann at 781-438-0127 to schedule an inspection. Please see the following link to prepare for the inspection https://www.mass.gov/service-details/preparing-your-home-for-a-smoke-and-co-alarm-inspection
Yes, if used for cooking and must meet these requirements:
•Kept to a reasonable size
•Located away from combustible materials
•Contained in a non-flammable enclosure, and
•Tended by someone who is 18 years of age or older
Please see the link below for more information