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Nahant Fire Department, 2009 | Photograph Lisa A. Doyle

Our Mission - The mission of the Nahant Fire Department is to protect lives and property of the community from emergencies involving fire, medical, hazardous materials and environmental causes. Our mission will be achieved through public education, code management and emergency response. Please contact us anytime for information, instruction and assistance.

Nahant Fire Department,
2003 Photo: Robert A. Wilson
FAW 1954
Nahant Fire Department, 1954 Photo: Fred A Wilson II

Nahant Fire Department Public Records Request
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Records Access Officer | Email Business Address Business Phone
Michael Feinberg
Fire Chief
Nahant Fire
67 Flash Road Nahant MA 01908 (781) 581-0079

Our Online Public Records Request Form
Make A Public Records Request Here

Further Resources
An overview of the new provisions of Chapter 121

Records Access Officers
Agencies and municipalities are required to designate 1 or more Records Access Officer (RAO).

The contact information for the RAO must be posted conspicuously, including on the agency's or municipality's website, if available. 
The RAO has a duty to:

  • Coordinate the agency's or municipality's response to requests for access to public records;
  • Assist individuals seeking public records in identifying the records requested;
  • Assist the custodian of records in preserving public records; and
  • Prepare guidelines that enable requestors to make informed requests.

Electronic Records | Under the new version of the law, RAOs must provide public records to a requestor in an electronic format unless the record is not available in an electronic format or the requestor does not have the ability to receive or access the records in a useable electronic format.

Additionally, as of January 1, 2017, agency RAOs will be required to provide on a searchable website electronic copies of commonly requested records, including: final opinions, annual reports, minutes of open meetings and agency budgets. Municipal RAOs will also be required to post commonly requested records on their municipal websites, to the extent feasible.

Response Time | Under the current law, a records custodian must respond to a request for records in writing within 10 calendar days.

Beginning January 1, 2017, a RAO must permit inspection or furnish a copy of a requested public record within 10 business days following receipt of the request. RAOs may petition the Supervisor of Records for an extension if they are unable to grant access to the requested public records in this time period.

Fees | The Supervisor of Records' Public Access Regulations allowing records custodians to charge 5 cents for black and white paper copies or computer printouts of public records for both single and double-sided sheets was codified and will remain effective with the new law.

Beginning January 1, 2017, if a response to a public records request requires more than 4 hours of employee time, an agency RAO may assess a fee of the hourly rate of the lowest paid employee with the skills necessary to search for, compile, segregate, redact or reproduce a requested record. However, the fee shall not exceed $25 an hour.

Beginning January 1, 2017, if a response to a public records request requires more than 2 hours of employee time, a municipal RAO may assess a fee of the hourly rate of the lowest paid employee with the skills necessary to search for, compile, segregate, redact or reproduce a requested record. However, the fee shall not exceed $25 an hour, unless approved by the Supervisor of Records. Municipalities with populations of 20,000 people or fewer will be permitted to charge for the first 2 hours of employee time.

Administrative Appeals | As of January 1, 2017, if an agency or municipality fails to comply with a requirement of the new law, the requestor may file an appeal with the Supervisor of Records who will then issue a determination on the public status of the records within 10 business days of receipt of the request for an appeal.

Attorney Fees | Under the new Public Records Law, if a requestor prevails in a court action against an agency or municipal RAO, the court may award the requestor attorney fees or costs. 

Complete Mass General Law | Chapter 121
An Act To Improve Public Records

Nahant Fire Department Contact Information
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67 Flash Road Nahant, MA 01908 - (781) 581-1235
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Michael Feinberg

Dean J. Palombo
David Doyle
Fire Fighters
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Joshua Mahoney Austin Antrim Paul A. Wilson
Frank Pappalardo III Robert Barreda  
  Johnathan Tibbo  

Nick Pappagelis

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

NFD Call Department

Our Call Department
Dennis Ball

Robert Morse

Matthew Canty Keith Olbash  
Sean Carritte

Steven Scaglione

Christopher Dent Edward Steriti  
Scott Grieves Robert Tibbo  

Kurtis King

Merissa Titus  
David Liscio Matthew Videtta  
Bruce Marshall    

NFD Call Department Training
MFA Class 47

All new Nahant Call Department Firefighters are sent to the Massachusetts Fire Fighting Academy to complete Call/Volunteer Program 1 and Program 2.

Each candidate will undergo five (5) months (300 hours) of intense firefighting training, both classroom and hands-on practical skills. This demanding program gives each candidate the tools necessary to work as a team and accomplish their firefighting goals. It’s a rewarding program that gives the attendees confidence in themselves and each other once they return to face the challenges of the firefighting job.

Training completed! Christopher Dent, James Lowe, Steven Scaglione and Matthew Canty hold their training certifications along with, former Chief Edward Hyde, Lt. Dean Palombo.

Training Session: Vehicle Extraction

Training Session: Learning To Follow Your Life Line

Car Seat Safety

The Nahant Fire Department is absolutely committed to keeping our children safe.

The Nahant Fire Department has a firefighter trained in child passenger safety. This firefighter will inspect and teach the proper installation of car seats to any Nahant resident. These inspections are free of charge but donations of "pool noodles" are accepted, pool noodles are used level the car seats.

According to Massachusetts state law, all children riding in passenger motor vehicles must be in a federally approved child passenger restraint that is properly fastened and secured according to the manufacturer's instructions until they are 8 years old OR over 57 inches tall.

To make arrangements to have your child safety seats checked for proper installation, please email Jonathan Tibbo and provide your contact information as well as dates and times that work best for you. He will follow up to confirm your appointment.

Please keep in mind that Nahant CPS Technicians are assigned to various work shifts. They may not be able to respond to a request the same day. Please contact well in advance to schedule your appointment.

More Information and Resources
General Information about Car Seat Safety in Massachusetts
Sign Up To Register and Receive Recall Notices for Your Car Seat
Find the Right Car Seat

Educational Programs
Education is a big part of our mission. The Nahant Fire Department offers several educational programs throughout the year including school visits, fire station tours, SmokeHouse Program, special Fire Prevention Week activities and others.

"When Fire Strikes: Get Out! Stay Out!" underscores a simple lesson. Because fire can grow and spread so quickly, you may have as few as two minutes to escape safely. When every second can mean the difference between life and death, advance planning is absolutely essential. Visit the National Fire Prevention Week website for more information and home safety instruction.

"SmokeHouse" Instruction/NFD Public Education Program - 2002

A SmokeHouse Graduate/NFD Public Education Program - 2002

Firefighting technology has evolved in the recent years. Advances in fire fighter safety and fire ground operations have helped to greatly improve effectiveness of the fire service.

Training and technology combine to improve the understanding of the behavior, prevention and control of fires.

Enhanced firefighting operations and equipment, fire suppression, fire investigations, and disaster response all contribute to the higher level of safety provided by the fire service.

Nahant Firefighter Attending Academy Training - 2001

Nahant Fire Department At Work - 2002

The Nahant Ocean Rescue Team
Nahant's Ocean Rescue Team was formed in 1997. The team has received specialized training in a number of areas involving difficult and vertically challenged conditions.

The team meets once a month for new training and practice in various rescue maneuvers including rope tying, climbing and rappelling, rescue swimming and ice rescue.



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