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The Scarborough Fire Department provides fire protection, advanced life support emergency medical services, and search and rescue services to the residents and visitors of Scarborough and the ocean waters along our coastline. Deep in tradition, our department started as a volunteer organization in 1914, and has grown to a combination full-time, call, and per-diem department.

Fireworks Information 2020

Fireworks are permitted in Scarborough per the ordinance 608-A. Only during the following days and times:
July 3rd and 4th and December 31st and January 1st, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and
ending at 10:00 p.m.
Upon submission of a Notification of Intent to the Scarborough Fire Department by using the application link below.

Fire Department Apparatus Replacement Plan 2019

Fire Department Staffing Plan 2019

Fireworks Notification Form

Fireworks can only be used in the Town of Scarborough on July 3rd and 4th and December 31st and January 1st, beginning at 9:00 a.m. and ending at 10:00 p.m. A notification form needs to submit using the link below.  

CPAT Written Manual and Prep Guide

Fire & Rescue News

  • 2019 Bond Referendum Question for replacement of Engine 2 This November, Scarborough residents will be voting whether to approve an order authorizing issuance of up to $660,000 in bonds to the town to fund the cost of a ...
    Posted Oct 16, 2019, 6:52 AM by Julie Sanford
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    Posted Sep 18, 2019, 5:03 AM by Julie Sanford
  • New Burn Permit Process Starting Monday September 18th The Scarborough Fire Department recently arranged for a no cost, on-line burn permit option through a website that can be accessed at www.wardensreport ...
    Posted Sep 18, 2017, 7:59 AM by Scarborough Fire Department
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Mission Statement

The Scarborough Fire Department’s mission is to provide a range of progressive programs and compassionate, prompt, professional services designed to protect the lives and property of all who live, work, and visit our community from the adverse effects of fires, medical emergencies and exposure to other dangerous conditions through education, prevention, and incident stabilization.

We accomplish this mission by maintaining a well equipped, highly trained, and motivated force of professional fire fighters and rescue personnel who respond to the emergency needs of the community while promoting safety, fire prevention, and other public safety education programs.

Vision Statement

The Scarborough Fire Department will continuously strive to meet the changing needs of our community by:
  • Being committed to our values, mission, and dedication to our fire service profession.
  • Being accountable to those we serve, each other, and all organizations we interact with.
  • Being role models in the community and leaders in our profession.
  • Being driven to provide a cost effective and efficient fire protection and EMS service while honoring our values, accomplishing our mission, and achieving our goals.
  • Providing outstanding public service with respect, honesty and integrity, through the use of modern technology, innovative training, advanced equipment, and responsive actions.
  • Leading our department into the future through productive teamwork, open and honest communications, and participative decision-making throughout the organization.

Public Safety Building
275 U.S. Route 1
Scarborough, ME 04074
Phone: (207) 883-4542
Fax: (207) 730-4270
Emergency: 911

B. Michael
Fire Chief
Phone: (207) 730-4201
Email: mthurlow

Julie Sanford
Office Administrator
Phone: (207) 730-4220
Email: jsanford

Megan Rioux
Administrative Assistant
Phone: (207) 730-4299
Email: mrioux