snapshot: Fire department spending, 2012

By Matt Carroll, Globe Staff | Oct. 17, 2013
Fire departments in eastern Mass. tend to eat up a larger percent of spending than in the central and western parts of the state. The data shows the percent of money spent from comunities' general expenditures. The data is for fiscal 2012.
CommunityFire Department percent spending of general expenditures, 2012Rank
ABINGTON4.59134
ACTON3.3179
ACUSHNET1.79241
ADAMS0.05325
AGAWAM4.67126
ALFORD2.14221
AMESBURY5.4492
AMHERST6.1564
ANDOVER5.6881
ARLINGTON5.7280
ASHBURNHAM4.05155
ASHBY2.79195
ASHFIELD1.54252
ASHLAND4.63130
ATHOL11.071
ATTLEBORO6.4847
AUBURN5.4990
AVON6.6741
AYER6.3752
BARNSTABLEnana
BARRE2.1223
BECKET0.79309
BEDFORD3.29180
BELCHERTOWN0.98299
BELLINGHAM4.4142
BELMONT6.1960
BERKLEY0.86305
BERLIN2.32214
BERNARDSTON2.1223
BEVERLY6.7339
BILLERICA5.8576
BLACKSTONE5.8477
BLANDFORD0.99297
BOLTON0.65317
BOSTON8.1912
BOURNE6.6442
BOXBOROUGH3.94162
BOXFORD1.75244
BOYLSTON2.4209
BRAINTREE7.8916
BREWSTER5.21103
BRIDGEWATER8.211
BRIMFIELD1.43261
BROCKTON7.6920
BROOKFIELD0.88302
BROOKLINE6.7637
BUCKLANDnana
BURLINGTON6.835
CAMBRIDGE6.0668
CANTON6.8334
CARLISLE1.1288
CARVER1.37266
CHARLEMONT1.77243
CHARLTON6.6343
CHATHAM7.7217
CHELMSFORD4.31147
CHELSEA6.1861
CHESHIRE0.6319
CHESTER1.45259
CHESTERFIELD0.73314
CHICOPEE6.9529
CHILMARKnana
CLARKSBURG0.49322
CLINTON4.61133
COHASSET5.8774
COLRAIN1.27276
CommunityFire Department percent spending of general expenditures, 2012Rank
CONCORD4.77120
CONWAY0.8308
CUMMINGTON1.03293
DALTONnana
DANVERS5.5887
DARTMOUTHnana
DEDHAMnana
DEERFIELDnana
DENNIS9.16
DIGHTON4.66128
DOUGLAS0.98299
DOVER1.53254
DRACUT5.3399
DUDLEY4.05155
DUNSTABLE1.19282
DUXBURY5.08107
EAST BRIDGEWATER4.96112
EAST BROOKFIELD3.19185
EASTHAM8.79
EASTHAMPTON6.0269
EAST LONGMEADOW1.16285
EASTON4.69122
EDGARTOWN1.34269
EGREMONT2.32214
ERVING1.44260
ESSEX2.03226
EVERETT6.5245
FAIRHAVEN5.13106
FALL RIVER6.4946
FALMOUTH5.4295
FITCHBURG6.4548
FLORIDA1.87232
FOXBOROUGH5.18104
FRAMINGHAM6.9927
FRANKLIN4.63130
FREETOWN5.04109
GARDNER5.6483
GAY HEAD1.26277
GEORGETOWN1.91230
GILL2.36212
GLOUCESTER7.1226
GOSHEN1.81237
GOSNOLDnana
GRAFTON1.05290
GRANBY1.11287
GRANVILLE0.69316
GREAT BARRINGTON1.74245
GREENFIELD3.5174
GROTON2.72199
GROVELAND1.71247
HADLEY1.65249
HALIFAX4.39143
HAMILTON2.23217
HAMPDEN0.74313
HANCOCK3.73167
HANOVER4.97111
HANSON8.1813
HARDWICK2.74197
HARVARD1.02294
HARWICH6.9828
HATFIELDnana
HAVERHILL7.1525
HAWLEY1.87232
HEATH1.08289
HINGHAM5.6483
HINSDALEnana
HOLBROOK7.5521
HOLDEN2.85193
HOLLAND1.17284
HOLLISTON1.25278
HOLYOKE6.933
HOPEDALE3.19185
HOPKINTON3.27183
HUBBARDSTONnana
HUDSON4.59134
HULL8.3210
HUNTINGTON1.47257
IPSWICH3.85165
KINGSTON5.6881
LAKEVILLE4.18150
LANCASTER1.43261
LANESBOROUGH0.78312
LAWRENCE3.94162
LEE0.65317
LEICESTER0.85307
LENOX1.6251
LEOMINSTER7.324
LEVERETT1.92229
LEXINGTON4.22148
LEYDEN1.51255
LINCOLN4.67126
LITTLETON2.35213
LONGMEADOW4.05155
LOWELL6.0966
LUDLOW3.64170
LUNENBURG2.61202
LYNN6.3357
LYNNFIELD2.57204
MALDEN6.9230
MANCHESTER4.78119
MANSFIELD3.96161
MARBLEHEAD4.68124
MARION2.81194
MARLBOROUGH6.9230
MARSHFIELD5.8774
MASHPEE6.3258
MATTAPOISETT1.54252
MAYNARD5.4492
MEDFIELD2.07225
MEDFORDnana
MEDWAY1.01296
MELROSE4.82117
MENDON4.68124
MERRIMAC3.13187
METHUEN6.4150
MIDDLEBOROUGH4159
MIDDLEFIELD0.33324
MIDDLETON6.1663
MILFORD4.5136
MILLBURY1.94228
MILLIS3.59172
MILLVILLE5.6186
MILTON6.7836
MONROE1.46258
MONSON0.43323
MONTAGUEnana
MONTEREY4.43141
MONTGOMERYnana
MOUNT WASHINGTONnana
NAHANT8.758
NANTUCKET4.69122
NATICK6.740
NEEDHAM5.4492
NEW ASHFORD3.05188
NEW BEDFORD5.3798
NEW BRAINTREE2.69201
NEWBURY2.94192
NEWBURYPORT5.8477
NEW MARLBOROUGH2.38211
NEW SALEM3.37176
NEWTON5.7679
NORFOLK4.02158
NORTH ADAMS3.32178
NORTHAMPTON4.37144
NORTH ANDOVER6.4449
NORTH ATTLEBOROUGH4.99110
NORTHBOROUGH2.71200
NORTHBRIDGE1.34269
NORTH BROOKFIELD1.04291
NORTHFIELD1.41264
NORTH READING5.22102
NORTON6.165
NORWELL4.64129
NORWOOD5.3399
OAK BLUFFS0.87304
OAKHAM1.89231
ORANGE5.6385
ORLEANS8.787
OTIS1.02294
OXFORDnana
PALMERnana
PAXTON2.19219
PEABODY6.3554
PELHAM2.11222
PEMBROKE4.7121
PEPPERELL1.32273
PERU1.83234
PETERSHAM1.21281
PHILLIPSTON4.17151
PITTSFIELD5.05108
PLAINFIELD1.49256
PLAINVILLE4.5136
PLYMOUTH6.3752
PLYMPTON1.78242
PRINCETON2.79195
PROVINCETOWN2.4209
QUINCY7.718
RANDOLPH5.9671
RAYNHAM6.6343
READING3.87164
REHOBOTH1.64250
REVERE6.9132
RICHMOND1.43261
ROCHESTER0.88302
ROCKLAND6.0170
ROCKPORT1.23280
ROWE1.37266
ROWLEY2.73198
ROYALSTON3.71168
RUSSELL2.96191
RUTLAND1.24279
SALEM6.451
SALISBURY5.9373
SANDISFIELD2.31216
SANDWICH6.1762
SAUGUS5.4295
SAVOY0.79309
SCITUATE7.718
SEEKONK4.45139
SHARON4.08154
SHEFFIELD0.79309
SHELBURNEnana
SHERBORN1.98227
SHIRLEY2.2218
SHREWSBURY3.29180
SHUTESBURY1.8239
SOMERSET3.85165
SOMERVILLE9.184
SOUTHAMPTON1.35268
SOUTHBOROUGH4.15153
SOUTHBRIDGE4.49138
SOUTH HADLEYnana
SOUTHWICK1.82235
SPENCER2.53205
SPRINGFIELD3.59172
STERLINGnana
STOCKBRIDGE1.31274
STONEHAM4.19149
STOUGHTON5.3997
STOW2.49206
STURBRIDGE3.62171
SUDBURY4.16152
SUNDERLAND1.14286
SUTTON1.34269
SWAMPSCOTT6.0867
SWANSEA1.8239
TAUNTON6.3455
TEMPLETONnana
TEWKSBURY4.84116
TISBURY1.04291
TOLLANDnana
TOPSFIELD2.19219
TOWNSEND4.89115
TRURO1.82235
TYNGSBOROUGH1.66248
TYRINGHAM2.46208
UPTON3.37176
UXBRIDGE1.34269
WAKEFIELD5.9671
WALES0.59320
WALPOLE4.82117
WALTHAM9.165
WARE3.25184
WAREHAMnana
WARREN2.98190
WARWICK1.4265
WASHINGTON1.3275
WATERTOWN8.0514
WAYLAND3.7169
WEBSTERnana
WELLESLEY3.99160
WELLFLEET7.3322
WENDELL0.73314
WENHAM3.44175
WESTBOROUGH4.45139
WEST BOYLSTON3.05188
WEST BRIDGEWATER7.9815
WEST BROOKFIELD1.81237
WESTFIELD5.15105
WESTFORD3.29180
WESTHAMPTON0.99297
WESTMINSTER4.9114
WEST NEWBURY2.49206
WESTON4.37144
WESTPORT5.4891
WEST SPRINGFIELD5.588
WEST STOCKBRIDGE0.53321
WEST TISBURY1.74245
WESTWOOD4.33146
WEYMOUTH6.7438
WHATELY0.86305
WHITMAN9.583
WILBRAHAM4.95113
WILLIAMSBURG1.18283
WILLIAMSTOWNnana
WILMINGTON5.24101
WINCHENDON2.6203
WINCHESTER4.63130
WINDSOR0.97301
WINTHROP6.359
WOBURN6.3455
WORCESTER7.3123
WORTHINGTONnana
WRENTHAM5.588
YARMOUTH10.142
SOURCE: Department of Revenue