Firefighter Detail Request and Billing Information

Paid Firefighter Details

The Chelmsford Fire Department may require a privately paid firefighter detail for situations such as but not limited to:
  • Hot work, such as welding, grinding, brazing, cutting, soldering
  • Blasting
  • Underground tank removal
  • Fireworks and Special Effects 
  • Certain private events

Detail rates

Detail rates as of July 1, 2019 are $53.54/hour and $80.30/hour for time-and-one-half instances. These rates are subject to change based on updates to the IAFF Local 1839 Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • FD personnel shall receive a minimum of 4 hours of pay.
  • From 4 hours to 8 hours, FD personnel shall receive 8 hours of pay
  • After 8 hours, FD personnel shall receive time-and-one-half detail rate.
  • For details on Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays, FD personnel will be paid at time-and-one-half detail rate.
  • For details occurring between the hours of 6:00PM and 6:00AM, FD personnel shall be paid at time-and-one-half detail rate