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Lynn Fire Department 
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Fire Pit Permits

Please note that the Lynn Fire Department does not issue fire permits for fire pits.


EMS 2009 Statistics

In 2009 there were 15,091 emergency 911 ambulance dispatches in the city of Lynn involving 8,433 emergency transports to local hospitals.

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The EMS Division also offers free CPR course for city of Lynn residents.


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Safety Tips
grilletip04.pngEach year about 700 fires/explosions occur with gas grills, causing injuries or death. Many of the accidents happen the first time a grill is ignited for the season or after the grill's propane container is refilled and reattached.

Grilling on or in a building is prohibited. This included porches or decks attached to a building.
Before you plan your next outdoor cookout, review these safety tips:

  • Check grill hoses for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks. Use a soapy water solution to check for leaks. Shut off gas supply immediately if leak is found; and do not use grill until leak has been repaired/replaced. Make sure there are no sharp bends in the hose or tubing.
  • Make sure your grill’s propane tank has three-prong gas valve handle. It is not about the handle but about the safety features built into the tank.
  • Route gas hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease.
  • Always keep propane gas containers upright.
  • Never store a spare gas container under or near the grill; or inside a structure.
  • Never store or use flammable liquids, like gasoline, near the grill.
  • Never keep a filled propane container in a hot car or car trunk. Heat will cause the gas pressure to increase, which may open the relief valve and allow gas to escape.
  • Make sure your spark igniter is consistently generating a spark to create a flame and burn the propane gas. If the flame is not visible, the heavier-than-air propane gas may be escaping and could cause an explosion.
  • Never bring the propane tank into the house. We can’t mention this enough.
  • Keep children and pets away from hot grills.
  • No matter how bad the weather gets, never use a gas grill inside of homes, vehicles, tents or campers.
  • Use long handle tools when grilling.   may go without supervision.


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2009 EMS Statistics
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Car Seat Program
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Free CPR Courses
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