Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue

fire dept logo18 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. Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue is a combination Career/Paid-Call Department consisting of 9 Career Members and 16 Paid- Call Members.

Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue provides our towns people with Fire Suppression, Rescue, Emergency Medical Service's, Hazardous Material Spill Response, Fire Inspections, & Fire Life Safety Education. We respond to approximately 750 emergency requests a year and numerous non-emergency requests for service.
We respond to both Fire and EMS calls from our station on Community Center Drive.
Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue provides automatic mutual aid to the Easton Fire Department 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.
  • In 2019, FFFD return to a combination department with the hiring of its first Career member in many years.
  • In 2020, FFFD became FFFR with the addition of it's own Ambulance and EMS service. 

Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue Members:


Fire Chief/ EMA Director (EMT): Michael Jalbert
Captain (Paramedic): Matthew Harris
Safety Officer: Darryl Doughty

Career Staff:

Acting Lieutenant (FF/AEMT) : Michael Alther
Firefighter/ Paramedic: Lon Cyr
Firefighter/ EMT: Robert Hendrick
Firefighter/ EMT: Lacy Cyr
Firefighter: Jack Shannon

Paid Call Staff:

Firefighter/ Paramedic: Matthew Beil
Firefighter/ Paramedic: Donald Eno
Firefighter/Parameidc: Danny Gahagan
Firefighter/ EMT: Karter Larrabee
Firefighter/ Advanced EMT: Jonathan Stokely
Kordero Wallace
Firefighter: Zack Argraves
Firefighter: Freem Cyr
Firefighter: Brayden Fitzgerald
Firefighter: Darryl Doughty


Command 1: 2015 Ford Police Interceptor SUV, Quick Responce, Command Vehicle. 

Command 2: 2016 Ford Police Interceptor SUV, Command Vehicle, Quick Response 

Engine 2: 2003 Sterling Metalfab Pumper, 1250 GPM Pump, 1250 gallons of water, CAFS

Rescue 2: 2019 Ford E350 Type III Ambulance, Equipped to the Paramedic Level

Engine 3: 2003 Sterling Metalfab Pumper, 1250 GPM Pump, 1250 gallon of water, CAFS & Hydraulic Rescue Tools

Rescue 4: 2019 Ford E350 Type III Ambulance, Equipped to the Paramedic Level

Tower 5: 2012 Sutphen 100-foot Midmount Tower Ladder, ladder with 1500 GPM pump, 300 gallons of water, hydraulic rescue tools.

Tanker 1: 1997 Western Star Tanker, 5,000 gallons of water with an industrial pump

Unit 6: 2016 Chevrolet 2500. Utility Vehicle. Brush Fire Responce, Off Road Rescue

Unit 7: 2013 Ford F-150.  Crew Transport, Brush Fire Responce, Utility Vehicle 

Emergency Medical Services

Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue is the primary 911 response service for Fort Fairfield and provides mutual aid responses to support Caribou Fire and Ambulance, Presque Isle Fire, and Central Aroostook Ambulance Service. We are currently licensed at the EMT level, permitted to Paramedic with at least one advanced life support provider scheduled daily.


Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue has an extensive training program consisting on regular trainings on Tuesday’s, and EMS continuing education on Thursday’s. Career staff hold additional trainings weekly on Thursdays and Friday’s during the day. Training consists of: pumps, fire suppression, medical emergencies, vehicle extrication, ladders, water rescue, EMS topics and many other topics. Some of our members participate in classes outside of the fire department such as the Maine Fire Service Institute, Fire Attack Schools, County Classes, State classes, EMS classes, and the National Fire Academy in Emmetsburg, Maryland. We are able to conduct many in house trainings with staff members who are instructors in Emergency Vehicle Operations, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, CPR and First Aid, Pediatric Emergency Care, and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, Advanced Medical Life Support. We also have certified Fire and EMS instructors who can teach licensing and certification courses in both Fire and EMS.

Public Education

The Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue 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. Due to COVID 19, we have been unable to participate in as many public education offerings as usual but still are able to offer smoke detector installation, and limited, out of station public speaking events.

Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue
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 Fort Fairfield Fire Rescue, 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 driver’s license


Per-Diem members are required to attend one monthly training or cover one open shift or call back. To be considered for Per-Diem employment, you must be employed with another fire department where you receive regularly scheduled fire training and hold a Maine EMS 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 Rescue
18 Community Center Drive
Fort Fairfield, Maine 04742

Emergency: 911
Non-Emergency: 207-472-3809
Fax: 207-472-3810
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