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Blackboard Connect is a service for Harvard residents that allows local leadership to relay emergency or any other urgent information directly to you.

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For All Emergencies

Call 911 for all Harvard Fire, Police and Ambulance emergencies.

Burn Permits

The open burning season runs from January 15th – May 1st of each year.

For an Open Burning Permit, please click here. A valid permit obtained from the Harvard Fire Department is required.

Harvard Fire Department

Serving the citizens of the Harvard fire district since 1921

What We Do

The role of the Harvard Fire Department has evolved over the years to be more than just a “fire” department. Today we are trained to handle hazardous materials events, water and ice rescues, accident victim extrications, mass casualty incidents, commercial and residential water problems and any other type of natural or manmade disaster. We are also teachers of fire safety and prevention. We are the people you call whenever you need help, no matter what kind of problem, day or night, 365 days a year. As volunteers, this is what we signed up to do and it is a privilege to assist our fellow Harvard citizens.


Our primary goal is to faithfully serve and protect our community in times of need. We accomplish this goal through regular comprehensive training, readiness to respond to any situation, and a commitment to leadership, teamwork and excellence. We continuously seek to advance our daily objectives of fire protection, public education and innovation in order to better preserve the lives and property of our neighbors.

Chief’s Office

Fire Chief Rick Sicard

13 Ayer Road
Harvard, MA 01451

Office Phone: 978-456-3648
Fax: 978-456-3381