Fire Rescue

AmesburyFireRescue.LogoVert.RGBThe Amesbury Fire Department (AFD) is a multi-service department providing 24-hour Fire Protection, EMS, and Rescue Services to the citizens and visitors of the City of Amesbury. 

The City of Amesbury has 17,500 residents in approximately 14 square miles in the northeast corner of Massachusetts bordering New Hampshire. The AFD responds to approximately 5000 calls annually. These calls include fire, EMS, rescue, Fire Prevention, and other calls for service. Mutual aid is given and received to the surrounding communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. 


The AFD has a Chief of Department, 2 Deputy Fire Chiefs, 8 Fire Lieutenants, 32 firefighters, and 1 Administrative Assistant to the Fire Chief. Fire Lieutenants and firefighters work 24 hour shifts in 4 groups. The Fire Lieutenants and Firefighters are members of IAFF L-1783. 


The AFD has a variety of apparatus to support the needs of the fire department. These vehicles include command vehicles, structural firefighting apparatus, ambulances, and support vehicles. 


The mission of the Amesbury Fire Rescue is interrelated with the mission and services of other departments within the City, as well as public safety agencies within and around Essex County, which is to protect the community in the utmost professional manner.

This mission includes:

  • To continuously evaluate and improve the quality of fire suppression service to the City of Amesbury
  • To continuously reduce the actual number and severity of fire incidents through a strong commitment to fire prevention
  • To enhance the health of the community through the provision of highly responsive and effective emergency medical services
  • To protect the community through monitoring and response to hazardous materials incidents


The administrative offices of the Amesbury Fire Department have moved to 124 Elm Street (the old fire station). We are no longer located at 9 School Street. The main Fire Station is still located at 17 School Street.