About Old Town Fire Rescue

Old Town Fire Rescue consists of four crews, working a 24 on, 48 off, 24 on, 96 off rotating schedule. We provide 24/7 fire and EMS coverage to the City of Old Town, Penobscot Nation, and other outlying towns and townships. Members rotate apparatus each shift, maintaining a strong skillset in every hazard we encounter. All members are nationally certified firefighters and EMS providers. We maintain a strong focus on firehouse culture, aggressive firemanship, and caring for people. 


We are the only department in Maine to work with the Maine Forest Service as members of a short haul team. This consists of an OTFD paramedic level provider and Rangers, entering difficult to access areas via helicopter. We then provide patient care, package and extricate the patient via helicopter or tether from below the helicopter. Patient are then transferred to other EMS agencies around the state or brought directly to access hospitals via helicopter. Our providers have performed rescues throughout notable areas in Acadia National Park, atop Mount Kahtadhin, and even assisting the State of New Hampshire, to name a few. 


Other than Paramedic level EMS and fire related response, the members of Old Town Fire Rescue are highly trained in many other aspects of public safety. All of our members maintain a Hazmat Technician Level and confined space rescue certifications. 


Members also continuously train and maintain certification in: Fire & EMS Instructor, CPR Instructor, Emergency Vehicle Operation Instructor, PTSD & Behavioral Health, Technical Rescue (Hi/Low Angle Rope, Swift Water, Ice Water), and Athletic EMS response with athletes from the University of Maine.