Acton, ME Engine 2- 2013 Spartan Metro Star pumper
Albion, ME – has received a Federal Grant in the amount of $50,160 for 18 Complete Sets of Turnout Gear and a Thermal Imaging Camera.
Auburn, ME Fire Department- has assumed the ambulance service for the community.
Bangor, ME Fire Department- Fire Chief Scott Lucas has announced he will resign as fire chief effective December 3rd.
Bath, ME- Fire Chief Stephen Hinds will be retiring on April 15th after 38 years of service.
Bath, ME- Acting Chief Lawrence Renaud has been made permanent Fire Chief.
Biddeford, ME- a 1928 Ahrens Fox once belonging to the department was sold to a private collector for $125,000.
Bradley, ME- has received a federal grant in the amount of $55,610 for Firefighter Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.
Bridgewater, ME- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $24,909 for Personal Protective Gear.
Buckfield, ME- has awarded the bid to a contractor for the building of a new fire station. The new building will feature seven vehicle bays, offices, a bunk area, training rooms, storage rooms and a kitchen.
Buckfield, ME Rescue- Rescue Chief Lisa Bennett has resigned from her position as chief after 20 years of service.
Bucksport, ME- has recieved a federal grant in the amount of $24,938 to purchase 15 Complete Sets of Firefighter Turnout Gear.
Burlington, ME- the new fire station is now open and operating.
Buxton, ME- receives federal grant that will allow them to hire 4 full time firefighters. CLICK FOR OFFSITE ARTICLE.
Canton, ME Fire Department- town votes to elect fire chief every 3 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Carmel, ME considers outsourcing ambulance. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Chelsea, ME- has placed into service a 2004 five-ton forestry unit that was acqurired by donations from Maine Forest Service and other local businesses. The truck is painted in a lavender color to show support for general cancer awareness. Chelsea FF Ryan Trask has been battling a cancerous brain tumor and department members came up with the idea on the paint color.
Corinth, ME Fire Department- has taken delivery of a 2006 Spartan Gladiator/Crimson 1500/500/20AF/30BF/65' and 10K generator. The unit originally served Coon Rapids, MN and replaces both Ladder 5 and Rescue 208.
Denmark, ME- has placed into service a 1990 E-One Hurricane 1250/500/F pumper that was acquired from Falmouth, ME. It is designated Engine 1 and replaces a 1979 Mack/E-One pumper that has been retired.
Denmark, ME Volunteer Fire Department- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $23,228 to purchase Various Hose, Nozzles and Appliances.
Durham, ME honors volunteer firefighter that has served for 50 years. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Eddington, ME- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $34,675 to purchase an Air Supply Refill System.
Eliot and Kittery, ME set to sign 2 year extention with American Ambulance for 9-1-1 service. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Fort Kent, ME – has received a Federal Grant in the amount of $2,850 for Firefighter I and II Training.
Freeport, ME- residents push for 2nd fire station. CLICK FOR OFF-SITE ARTICLE.
Frenchville, ME Firefighter retires Gedeon Corriveau after 66...yes 66...years of service. CLICK FOR OFFSITE ARTICLE.
Fryeburg, ME- has placed into service a 2001 International tanker that had previously served in Oxford, Alabama.
Gardiner, ME- has hired retired Augusta retired Battalion Chief Dan Guimond to serve as interim fire chief after Chief Mike Minkowsky retires at the end of March.
Hampden, ME- EMS Supervisor Lieutenant Frank Coombs has retired after 36 years of service.
Holden, ME Fire Department- will be breaking ground on an addition to the fire station. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Kennebunk, ME- has selected Jeffrey Rowe to be the new fire chief. He will replace Stephen Nichols when he retires in late May.
Lebanon, ME- voters turn down request for new engine. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Madison, ME – has received a Federal Grant in the amount of $179,835 for an Air Refill System and 22 Air Packs.
Maine State Fire Academy- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $154,714 to purchase 60 complete sets of turnout gear and 24 portable radios.
Monroe, ME- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $61,275 for Firefighter Self Contained Breathing Apparatus, Rapid Intervention Packs and Firefighter I & II Training.
North Lakes Fire and Rescue, Cross Lake, ME– has received a Federal Grant in the amount of $124,298.00 for Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.
Old Orchard Beach, ME decommissions boat. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Old Orchard Beach, ME- has named Fire Captain John Fitzpatrick as Interim Chief.
Old Town, ME- has been awarded a Federal grant in the amount of $72,675 for Cardiac Monitors and Automatic External Defibrillators.
Phillips, ME Fire Department- has received approval to design an addition to the fire station.
Pleasant Hill, ME Fire Truck purchase to go to voters. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Rangeley, ME- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $99,743 for 16 Firefighter Breathing Apparatus.
Rockland, ME- Fire Chief Charles Jordan Jr. will retire on May 1st after 25 years of service.
Rockland, ME- has named Assistant Chief Adam Miceli as the Interim Chief.
Rockland, ME considers merging police/fire chief's positions. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Rockport, ME Firefighter hospitalized after training accident. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Sanford, ME- Assistant Chief Steve Benotti has been promoted to Chief of Department. Former Newburyport, MA Fire Chief Steve Cutter has assumed the duties of Assistant Chief.
Scarborough, ME – has received a Federal Grant in the amount of $225,090 for a Regional Training Program.
Skowhegan, ME- has named Framington, NH Fire Chief Rich Folwer as the new fire chief. CLICK HERE FOR OFF SITE ARTICLE.
Skowhegan, ME- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $134,866 for 18 Firefighter Self Contained Breathing Apparatus.
Strong, ME- has received a Federal grant in the amount of $18,456 for Firefighter Turnout Gear.
Sullivan Volunteer Fire Association, Sullivan, ME – has received a Federal Grant in the amount of $61,560 for 12 Firefighter Breathing Apparatus.
West Gardiner, ME- has elected Chris McLaughlin to the position of fire chief.
Westbrook, ME- Public Safety Director Michael Pardue is stepping down from his position to accept a job in the private sector.
Westbrook, ME- to stay with separate fire and police chiefs after considering merging the two positions into one. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Wilton, ME Fire Department- reviews options in purchasing a new or used aerial ladder truck. CLICK FOR ARTICLE.
Yarmouth, ME– has received a Federal Grant in the amount of $38,262 to purchase a Thermal Imaging Camera, Gear Washer , 37 - Boots and 37- Helmets.