Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue

Fort Fairfield Maine Fire Department18 Community Center Drive
Fort Fairfield, ME 04742

Business: (207) 472-3809
Emergency: 9-1-1

The Town of Fort Fairfield spans 78.4 square miles with a population of approximately 3,500 People. The Fort Fairfield Fire Department consists of 1 Part-Time Chief and 15 Call Firefighters.

The Fort Fairfield Fire Department provides our townspeople with Fire Suppression, Rescue, 1st Responder Emergency Medical Care, Hazardous Material Spill Response, Fire Inspections, & Fire Life Safety Education. We respond to approximately 350 emergency requests a year and numerous non-emergency requests for service.
Our Firefighters respond primarily from our Fire Station on Community Center Drive and contracts/partners with Crown Ambulance for Paramedic level Ambulance Services.
The Fort Fairfield Fire Department provides automatic mutual aid to the Limestone, Loring Commerce Centre and Caswell for any reported building fire and any call in which additional resources may be needed. We also provide mutual aid upon request to any neighboring community that needs us.
History of the Fort Fairfield Fire Department:

  • Fort Fairfield Fire Dept was organized in 1920.
  • In 1950 FFFD was established full time.
  • In 1983 FFFD began an Ambulance Service which ended in 1988.
  • In 2006 FFFD was contracted by the Loring Development Authority for Fire Protection at the Loring Commerce Center.
  • In 2009 FFFD joined forces to share equipment and resources with Limestone FD. This created what is known as Aroostook Fire Protection District 1.
  • Currently servicing Fort Fairfield exclusively offering and accepting mutual aid to surrounding communities.

Fort Fairfield Fire Department Members:

Director of Public Saftey: Chief Shawn Newell
Deputy Chief: Timothy Browning
Captain: Dale McCarty
Lieutenant: Mitch Dufour
Safety Officer: Darryl Doughty

Fort Fairfield Fire Department - Apparatus

Engine 2: 2004 Sterling Metalfab Pumper, 1250 GPM Pump, 1250 Gallon Water Tank, CAFS

Engine 3: 2004 Sterling Metalfab Pumper, 1250 GPM Pump, 1250 Gallon Water Tank, CAFS & Jaws of life.

Ladder 5: 1992 Pierce Arrow 100' aerial ladder. Responds to Structure and Chimney Fires.
Tanker 1: 1997 Western Star Tanker, 5,000 Gallon Water Tank
Rescue 4: 1995 Chevy Wheeled Coach Rescue Truck. Used for Medical calls, technical rescue & fire ground support.
Unit 6: 2013 Ford F150. Utility Vehicle. Brush Fires.
Fort Fairfield Fire Department - Emergency Medical Services

The Fort Fairfield Fire Department provides 1st responder level service upon request to the Town of Fort Fairfield. Currently Crown Ambulance provides transport Ambulance Service to the Town. Rescue 4 and crew respond to assist Crown on serious medical calls and also if there is no Crown Ambulance in town to respond. Currently at this time we have 7 licensed EMS providers. There are 1 First Responders, 4 EMT-Basics, 1 EMT-Intermediate and 1 EMT-Paramedic.
Fort Fairfield Fire Department - Training

The Fort Fairfield Fire Department trains on Tuesday nights. Training consists of: pumps, fire suppression, medical emergencies, vehicle extrication, ladders, water rescue, and many other topics. Some of our members participate in classes outside of the fire department such as the Maine State Fire Academy, Fire Attack Schools, County Classes, State classes, EMS classes, and the National Fire Academy in Emmetsburg, Maryland.
Fort Fairfield Fire/Rescue Dept - Public Education

The Fort Fairfield Fire Department provides public education to the community for groups of all ages. We can provide presentations, tours, and safety demos geared towards your audience. We travel to a number of classrooms each year and presents fire and life safety education to students of all ages. We also participate in community events. Please contact us for more information on how we can help you out.

Fort Fairfield Fire Department
18 Community Center Drive
Fort Fairfield ME, 04742
Station Phone: 207-472-3809
Fort Fairfield Fire/Rescue - Recruitment
If you are interested in becoming a Paid/On Call firefighter for the Fort Fairfield Fire Department, you may pick up an application at the Station located at 18 Community Center Drive.
The requirements for becoming a Fort Fairfield Firefighter are:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Completed application
  • Background check
  • Valid Maine drivers license

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Phone: 207-472-3809

Junior Firefighters Junior Firefighter program is geared towards finding out what the fire service is all about. Junior Firefighters will learn a wide variety of task. Junior Firefighters are limited to what they can do. Junior Firefighters are prohibited to unsafe environments.
Requirements are for becoming a Fort Fairfield Junior Firefighter:

  • Must be between the ages of 16 and 18 years old.
  • Must be enrolled in school or have a diploma/GED.
  • Must maintain a “C” average to be an active member.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Phone: 207-472-3809

Contact Fort Fairfield Fire Department
Fort Fairfield Fire Department
18 Community Center Drive
Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 207-472-3809
Fax: 207-472-3810
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Fort Fairfield Fire Department - Related Links
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