Officially established more than 180 years ago, the Marblehead Fire Department actually received its first fire…More engine in 1751. There are two fire stations: the Central Station and the Franklin Street Station. The department is equipped with one ladder/pump truck, two engines, one reserve engine, an aluminum boat for ice and water rescues, an inflatable rescue boat and the "Jaws of Life" tool, a hydraulic rescue device, available for automobile accidents and other uses. Each truck also carries a cardiac defibrillator, and all firefighters and officers are trained and certified in its use.
The Marblehead Fire Department has mutual aid agreements with several surrounding communities in the event additional assistance is required.