Farmingdale Fire Department

For Emergencies: Dial 9-1-1 in an emergency--when police, fire, or medical services are needed right away in order to save a life, report a fire or stop a crime. For non-emergencies, please contact our Fire Department or Constables.

Fire Dept Meetings & Application for Firefighter

Regular meetings are held every first Tuesday of the month, unless otherwise stated. We have openings to fill various duties of firefighting and support functions. Anyone interested in serving, please complete an Application for Firefighter (PDF Download) and submit it at the Town Office.

Hallowell/Litchfield Road Station No. 2



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Smoke Detectors & Fire Prevention

We still have smoke detectors that we install, free of charge, for homes in Farmingdale. The fire department along with the association is willing to host a number of classes for town citizens, such as CPR, AED, and fire extinguishers. Please let us know what classes you would be interested in.

Farmingdale Firemen's Association

The Farmingdale Firemen's Association is a separate organization than that of the Fire Department. Even though we are comprised of the same members, the Fire Department budget is made up from tax money and is voted on every year by you the citizens of Farmingdale. The Association funds are made up from donations and fundraisers. The funds that we have go towards things that we need but are not easily justified through the Fire Department budget. For more information, contact Julian Beale, President.

Burning Permits

The Town of Farmingdale follows the Department of Conservation, "Rules & Guidelines" for open burning. Permits can be issued the day of the burn based on fire conditions reported daily at 9 am from the Maine Forest Service. Farmingdale is located in Fire Zone #3 on the Maine Forest Service website.

1) All outdoor fires require a permit (even in rain or snow)
2) Weekday permits are available after 5 pm only (conditions permitting)
3) Weekend permits are available from 9 am - midnight (condition permitting)
4) Burn barrels are no longer allowed without a permit
5) Fires must be attended at all times
6) Burning without a permit is a Class E Crime (Title 12 § 9324)
7) Items that can be burned include: sticks, leaves, grass/fields, and unpainted wood
8) Items that cannot be burned include: garbage, paper, cardboard, plastic, tires
9) Demolition debris cannot be brought in from out of town and burned in Farmingdale

Classification of Fire Conditions
Class 1: Low Fire Danger (permits can be issued)
Class 2: Moderate Fire Danger (permits can be issued)
Class 3: High Fire Danger (no permits issued)
Class 4: Very High Fire Danger (no permits issued)
Class 5: Extreme Fire Danger (no permits issued)

Open Burn Permit Online Purchase Service
Permits may be obtained by contacting any of the Farmingdale Fire Department Officer,
or you may purchase them through the Maine Forest Service website for a 2-day permit if
the fire conditions allow. For more information on obtaining a permit, please visit them on the web at maine.gov/informe/municipal/burn.htm

FireSafety.gov

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