The Marlborough Fire Department provides safety of life and property and protection of the environment through fire prevention and rescue activities. Headquartered in Marlborough, Mass., the department has a staff of professional firefighters and paramedics to respond to fire emergencies. It operates various fire stations and has a fleet of trucks and vans to extinguish fire with the aid of water and other advanced fire control devices. Additionally, the Marlborough Fire Department has special fire investigation officers to conduct inspection at residential and commercial buildings to ensure the compliance of fire safety measures and put penalties in case of fire codes violations. The department also attends to homeowners requests for inspection and installation of smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. It additionally issues permits for the burning of forestry debris and construction, hazardous and agriculture-related materials.