Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 27
  1. #1
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Location
    Boothbay,Maine
    Posts
    2

    Default Maine Fire Departments

    Let all the maine fire departments get active here on firehouse .com lets all get talking about whats going on in maine lets hear it


  2. #2
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Waterboro, Maine
    Posts
    520

    Default

    By the number of replies here, you'd think there wasn't much going on at all, or it's just not being talked about.
    Today, I started planning some brush fire trainings, and will get my personal forestry gear checked out soon. 2 feet of snow still on the ground, but at the rate it's melting, brush fire season could be here in a couple weeks. As soon as the campers come back, and start cleaning up their yards, and doing foolish things with fire, the tower will start calling us to smokes to check out.

    Other than that, and the other hundred things that volunteers do, nothing really going on here.

  3. #3
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    Maine
    Posts
    41

    Default

    Well it is Brush season now. Gray just had a 9 acre fire on Sunday 4/17. Mutual aide from New Gloucester, Cumberland, Raymond, Windham along with the Forest Ranger responded. Units were on scene about 6 hours.

  4. #4
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Alfred
    Posts
    77

    Default

    Kinda new thread and EMS related but it is Maine specific. For agencies finalizing the change over or currently using software for run reporting, what software are you going with and/or what softwares are acceptable.
    27 years and still having a great time in the back of the truck :-)

  5. #5
    Forum Member KeithA8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Work in West Hartford, CT
    Posts
    411

    Default

    I'm not from Maine but I visit often. I have land in southern Maine (Alfred) and a house in northern Maine (Sinclair). But I live in Connecticut.
    IAFF member, Love this job! Remember the oath!

  6. #6
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Alfred
    Posts
    77

    Default

    I remember you posting before. Isn't the land on Avery Rd?
    I live just outside the village.
    27 years and still having a great time in the back of the truck :-)

  7. #7
    Forum Member KeithA8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Work in West Hartford, CT
    Posts
    411

    Default

    Yes it is. I remeber you.
    IAFF member, Love this job! Remember the oath!

  8. #8
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Waterboro, Maine
    Posts
    520

    Default

    Sinclair... Are the sled trails good around your place?
    I know this isn't sledmaine.com, but had to ask.

  9. #9
    Forum Member KeithA8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Work in West Hartford, CT
    Posts
    411

    Default

    The BEST!!! Sno Goer magazine rates it #1 in the north east every year! Come on up and try it. The Madawaska / Fort Kent area is where I recomend. Grooming every day!!! You meet people from New Jersey, Penn, New York which says a lot for some one to drive that far to ride. I go up there because it's where my family originates from. See you on the trails!
    IAFF member, Love this job! Remember the oath!

  10. #10
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Waterboro, Maine
    Posts
    520

    Default

    Absolutely, we ride Sherman to Fort Kent all the time, maybe I've passed through Sinclair, but just cant picture it.
    When it gets closer to sled time, we should pm and possibly ride a bit.
    There goes the neighborhood.

  11. #11
    Forum Member KeithA8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Work in West Hartford, CT
    Posts
    411

    Default

    Sounds good to me. albert_keith_g@sbcglobal.net
    IAFF member, Love this job! Remember the oath!

  12. #12
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Alfred
    Posts
    77

    Default

    Geez, you have your summer place within minutes of 'rossco' and I(right between us as a matter of fact). Tell us when you are coming up and I will bring the beer!
    27 years and still having a great time in the back of the truck :-)

  13. #13
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Waterboro, Maine
    Posts
    520

    Default

    I've seen several conversations mentioning beer, so you know he must be a good guy.
    There goes the neighborhood.

  14. #14
    Forum Member KeithA8's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2001
    Location
    Work in West Hartford, CT
    Posts
    411

    Default

    Do you guys ride ATV's? I ride Alfred with the ATV every once in a while. We should get together for that too. I drag that up to Sinclair for the fourth of July also.
    IAFF member, Love this job! Remember the oath!

  15. #15
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Waterboro, Maine
    Posts
    520

    Default

    I don't have an atv, but a lot of people ride them around here. You have to be careful now with Maines new atv laws. You're supposed to have written permission from every landowner, and the wardens have been out with their ticket book, so I hear. We could get together anyways, if nothing else, to shoot the breeze and throw back laylands brew.
    Carl, do you have any of the homemade variety?
    There goes the neighborhood.

  16. #16
    Forum Member Fire304's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    At the Helm
    Posts
    1,174

    Default

    You guys got any info on whats going on in Detroit?

    Boothbay10, you work down the harbor up the hill?
    ______________________________ __________________
    If you are new to posting please CLICK HERE for an essential lesson
    ______________________________ __________________
    A bad day in the boat is better than a good day in the office. And in my case the office is a boat!

    IACOJ Fire Boat 1

  17. #17
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    sorrento maine
    Posts
    1

    Default

    Hi im new on this im fire chief of small downeast town past ellsworth like to say hello and hope to talk to some of you.

  18. #18
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Southeastern Massachusetts
    Posts
    19

    Default Jobs?

    Hey folks.. MA FF/Paramedic here, and I'm looking for a busier department. I work for a small town in south eastern MA, and would like to continue full time, for a larger department... Can anyone send some general info my way? EMS requirements,Academy requirements, pay rates, etc?
    Thanks a lot...

  19. #19
    MembersZone Subscriber
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Alfred
    Posts
    77

    Default

    What is a "busier dept" to you? Are you looking for fire or medical? what are you making now? The pay up here will probably be not as much but then again, you can afford to buy a house up here
    27 years and still having a great time in the back of the truck :-)

  20. #20
    Forum Member Fire304's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    At the Helm
    Posts
    1,174

    Default

    There are only 5-6 cities/towns in Maine with full time departments at all, I doubt you'll find anything "busy" up this way. Most larger communities are combination departments with fairly busy EMS runs per shift, but mostly due to the small number of people working per shift.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts