Please be aware that the Fire Department does not check on ice conditions and our official stance is that the ice is never safe. We understand that many citizens will want to skate, play hockey or ice fish on one of our many ponds. Frozen ponds can be misleading due to freezing and melting within days, underwater current and unclear ice thickness. Please be safe and never go alone.
To help us find you, please make sure that your house number is not obstructed by snow. If your mailbox has been knocked down try fixing a number to a nearby tree. All houses should have a number (3-5 inches tall) fixed to the house. The number should be visible from the street. If your house is set back and not visible from the street, it should be placed in a manner that we can see it as soon as possible while driving up your driveway. Numbers should also be an offsetting color so it does not blend in.
Boxford Fire is a combination department consisting of (5) paid staff and about (50) paid on-call firefighters. We operate out of 2 fire stations and serve a population of 8500 over 24 square miles. Our service area is a community of residential single-family homes located 30 minutes north of Boston. Interstate Route 95 cuts a five mile path through the town over which extremely heavy volumes of car and truck traffic travel daily on their way to points in northern New England and south towards Boston and New York. State roads Route 133 and 97 cut an east west path connecting our town to the New England.