The Wiscasset Fire Department provides fire protection and safety for the citizens and visitors of the Town of Wiscasset. They also provide “Mutual Aid” support for our neighboring towns including Alna, Dresden, Edgecomb, Westport and Woolwich, just to name a few. The department is a “paid on call” department and has a roster of 45 members. Regular and advanced training is offered (and often mandatory) to all members. All members are trained in all aspects of fire suppression, vehicle extrication, water rescue and hazardous materials as well as the Incident Command System.
The department is led by a Fire Chief, who is elected annually by its membership, and is paid as a part-time employee of the Town. The Fire Chief also works full- time as a 9-1-1 dispatch supervisor for Lincoln County 9-1-1.
Due to the volunteer nature of the service, one of the challenges of the department is providing adequate manpower during the 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. workday. However, the primary strength of the department rests solely with the dedication of the volunteers. Every call for service has been answered regardless of the time of day.
Between July, 2010 and June, 2011, the department responded to 182 calls for service. Of those, 42 calls were to provide mutual aid support to area departments.
The fire station is located at the municipal building at 51 Bath Rd. in Wiscasset. The department also maintains a fire training facility which is equipped to train firefighters in controlled burn evolutions and incident training sessions. Vehicles and pieces of equipment housed at the fire station include:
Fire Chief: Rob Bickford
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