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We are proud to announce that effective September 2020 we will be an ISO Class 2 rated fire department. We will be one of 25 Fire Departments out of 377 in Massachusetts and one of 1,729 out of 39,850 nationwide that are Class 2. This is a great accomplishment and we are honored to have been able to meet the strict standards.  Please check with your home owner's insurance in September to make sure you are credited with a discount on your policy.




Election Results

Prudential Committee:
Pamela Pike   77
Lisa Morales   16

Water Commissioner:
David Halberstadt  81
Frances Urciuoli  3

Moderator:
Robert Brousseau  87



Governor Baker's Executive Order regarding the Open Meeting Law

If you have concerns about Covid 19  please follow the links below for updated information:
OPEN MEETING LAW GUIDE
An overview of the law regarding public meetings and information on how to file a complaint
Public Records Law
An overview of the law regarding Public Records and information on how to file an appeal

GUIDELINE TO REQUESTING PUBLIC RECORDS

Steps to requesting public records from the Onset Fire District:

1.  Submit a written request on the form provided by the Onset Fire District or email your request to onsetadmin@comcast.net

2.  Make sure your request is complete with as much information as possible.

3.  The Onset Fire District tries to fill all public records requests free of charge.  However, if the request is extensive, there will be a fee of $0.05 per copy and an hourly rate of $25.00 for research if required.  All charges will be disclosed, and payment is required, prior to any work being started.

4.  The Onset Fire District will respond to all requests within 10 business days.




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A Brief History of the Onset Fire District:

In 1890 the Ladies Industrial Union formed a private Fire Company in Onset called the Industry Hook and Ladder.   The Industry Hook and Ladder Fire Company became the Onset Fire Department in 1894 and was approved by the Legislature in 1895. 

In 1892 the Onset Water Comany was formed as a private enterprise.

In 1924 the Onset Fire Department bought the Onset Water Company and formed the Onset Fire District.  Originally the Onset Fire District only served the citizens of the Village of Onset but eventually expanded to include from the Onset waterfront to Route 25 and from McDonald's on Route 6 & 28 to the bridge in Buzzards Bay.

The officers of the Onset Fire District consist of an elected Prudential Committee of three persons, an elected Board of Water Commissioners of three persons, an elected Moderator, an appointed Board of Engineers, consisting of a Chief Engineer and two Assistant Engineers and an appointed Clerk-Treasurer.

The annual business of the Onset Fire District takes place at the District Meeting held the third Monday in May of each year.

The elected officers are voted on the third Tuesday of May each year.

Please enjoy the slideshow of the groundbreaking ceremony for the new fire station located at 8 Sand Pond Road