Hiring a Fire Detail

All permitted activities in the Town of Brookline that require a Firefighter detail will be indicated under “restrictions” on the issued permit.  

Requesting a Detail

Details must be requested by 11:00am, 1 business day prior the permitted activity.  In the case of details requested for a Saturday, Sunday or Monday, please make the request by 11:00am the preceding Friday. 

All details are requested by phone.  Please call 617-730-2267 and state the location, start time and party requesting.

If you need to cancel a detail please call 617-730-2270.  A detail can be cancelled 24 hours in advance, after that a 4 hour minimum will be applied.

Fire Detail Fee Schedule

There shall be a four (4) hour minimum for details. For details worked in excess of four (4) hours, but less than six (6) hours, a six (6) hour minimum shall apply. For details worked in excess of six (6) hours, but less than eight (8) hours, an eight (8) hour minimum shall apply. For details worked in excess of eight (8) hours, but less than ten (10) hours, a ten (10) hour minimum shall apply. For details worked in excess of ten (10) hours, but less than twelve (12) hours, a twelve (12) hour minimum shall apply.

Any job site that requires 3 or more firefighters will require a detail supervisor.

Regular Detail (non-weekend) Rate:

Fire detail hourly rate: $62.70/hr

Supervisor:

Lieutenant: $68.20/hr
Captain: $73.70/hr
Deputy Chief: $79.20/hr

Weekend Rate:

Fire detail hourly rate: $71.50/hr

Supervisor:

Lieutenant: $77.00/hr
Captain: $82.50/hr
Deputy Chief: $88.00/hr

Weekend rates apply to all details starting at or later than 8:00pm on Friday, through midnight on Sunday.