The Monmouth Fire Department serves Monmouth, North Monmouth and the surrounding communities in Central Maine. We operate out of two stations with a fleet of five trucks (Three engines, a heavy rescue and a tank truck). The department is comprised of roughly 50 volunteers including our members, juniors and auxillary group. We have served the community since 1903 with a motto of "Lives and Property First".
A camp fire can be a great way to relax and enjoy time outdoors, but if not handled carefully it can turn into a dangerous situation quickly. A single ember can start a brush fire if the conditions are right.
Check you local laws on camp fires and burning permits
Always get a permit when required!
Make sure you have the necessary water & tools available to extinguish.
Don't hesitate to call 911 if the fire gets out of control.
Check the local fire conditions before having any outdoor fires.
More information on obtaining a permit can be found here: Fire Permits
January 1st, 2013: The Town of Monmouth has enacted an ordinance restricting the use of consumer fireworks. This ordinance puts additional safety requirements in place as well as restricts the times and dates that fireworks can be used. For more information and the complete text of the ordinance please visit the following link:
Our department could not exist without the volunteers from the community. If you live in Monmouth or North Monmouth and are interested in the fire department, we welcome you to stop by at our meetings and trainings. We meet/train every Thursday at 6:30 PM at the Center Station on Main St. If you are at least 18 years old you can apply to be a volunteer firefighter. Those between the ages of 14-18 can apply to join our Junior Firefighter program and earn school credit while training with us.
For more information call: 207-933-4545 or stop by the fire station on a Thursday night.
Smoke Deterctor Tips
Test smoke alarms at least once a month using the test button, and make sure everyone in your home knows their sound.
Replace all smoke alarm batteries at least every 12 months. A good time to change your batteries is during daylight savings time changes.
If an alarm “chirps,” this is a warning the battery is low, replace the battery right away.
Replace all smoke alarms (including alarms that use 10-year batteries and hard-wired alarms) when they’re 10 years old (or sooner if they do not respond properly when tested).
Never remove or disable a smoke alarm.
Carbon Monoxide alarms are also a good idea to have. There are many combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarms available on the market.
Smoke detectors save lives, please take the time to properly care and maintain them.