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2019 Bond Referendum Question for replacement of Engine 2

posted Oct 16, 2019, 6:47 AM by Julie Sanford   [ updated Oct 16, 2019, 6:52 AM ]

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 new pumper truck to replace Engine 2. The purpose of this informational video is to help residents make an informed decision when voting.


posted Sep 26, 2017, 6:41 AM by Scarborough Fire Department   [ updated Sep 18, 2019, 5:03 AM by Julie Sanford ]

New Burn Permit Process

posted Sep 18, 2017, 7:58 AM by Scarborough Fire Department   [ updated Sep 18, 2017, 7:59 AM ]

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 Burn permits have, and will continue to be available at each of the neighborhood fire stations at no charge.    They system will only allow permits when it is the proper class day, and we have the local control to limit permits as necessary if the wind blows more than forecast, or for any other safety reason.  This website has been in operation for several years and the public feedback received by departments who have used it has been very positive.

The burning must be conducted according to the terms and conditions of the permit and may not create a nuisance. A permit is required for the following types of recreational fires:

·         Recreational campfires kindled when the ground is not covered by snow;

·         Fires in conjunction with holiday and festive celebrations;

·         Burning of leaves, brush, deadwood, leaves, grass, and tree cuttings

When burning please also be considerate of your neighbors by keeping your piles small, and your fires hot to minimize smoke and so the smoke that is generated quickly dissipates and doesn’t create a nuisance.

Please call (207)883-4542 for questions or concerns.

Notification of Permit Fees

posted May 3, 2016, 10:30 AM by Scarborough Fire Department   [ updated May 3, 2016, 10:30 AM ]

Black Point Hose Company 100th Anniversary

posted Aug 5, 2015, 8:01 AM by Scarborough Fire Department   [ updated Aug 5, 2015, 8:02 AM ]

Black Point Hose Company is celebrating their 100 year anniversary this year.  Attached is a photo from the early 80's.    We will be celebrating this anniversary at our annual Old Timer's Night in September. We are looking for pictures and stories from the "old days". If you have any please submit them to

Safe Disposal of Household Medical Sharps

posted Sep 29, 2014, 10:16 AM by Scarborough Fire Department

Each year, thousands of Mainers use millions of syringes, pen needles and lancets or “sharps” to control medical conditions like diabetes, arthritis and allergies. Stockpiling used sharps in the home or improper disposal by throwing them in the trash or flushing them down the toilet puts you and your family, janitorial and solid waste staff, and the general public at risk for accidental and painful needle sticks that can lead to infection, tetanus and transmission of diseases.

If you or a loved one use sharps at home, you are allowed under Maine law to dispose of them in your household trash if you take the proper precautions to secure and label the container before doing so.

Please go to:

Summer Safety for Parents and Children

posted Jul 10, 2014, 10:30 AM by Scarborough Fire Department

By Sergeant Timothy Barker, Scarborough Police Dept.

 As the school year draws to a close, many parents are planning for their children’s summer activities. Whether they are spending the summer at home with parents, a nanny, or away from home at a summer camp, the Scarborough Police Department would like to share important safety tips with parents to help ensure that children are being cared for under the watchful eyes of trusted adults.

Know your child care providers.

Child care decisions are important both for you and your child. Take the time and research your options.  Obtain references and do background screening from people that you know.   If you are new to the area or would like information as to where to find qualified childcare options, the Department of Health and Human Services has information available on their website.  Please follow the following links to learn about the options that are available to you: This is a link for child care options in your area.  This is a link for information for parents on Child and Family Services.  This is a link for the Maine Sex Offender Registry. 

 Camps and Summer Programs:

 Ask if a background screening check is completed on the individuals working with the children. Make sure there will be adult supervision of your children at all times, and make sure you are made aware of all activities and field trips offered by the camp or program.  This is a link for Summer Kids Camps in Maine.

Communicate and Observe Your Children:

Prior to having your children watched for the day, or sending them off for a week, talk with them.  Tell them that what is expected and what they should know about what is acceptable communication from someone that is caring for them.  Be clear on what the boundaries are and what to do if these boundaries are crossed.  Encourage your kids to tell you or a trusted adult if someone else is making them feel uncomfortable, scared or confused.  Talk about their safety, and that of others.  Tell your child to be aware of others paying special attention to them or if they are befriending them.  

Fire Dept. Takes Delivery of New Ladder Truck

posted Jun 24, 2014, 1:28 PM by Scarborough Fire Department   [ updated Jul 14, 2014, 4:57 AM by Town Webmaster ]

Ladder 2, stationed at Black Point Station has been replaced with a new 105 ft. aerial with a 2000 gpm pump built by Smeal Fire Apparatus of Snyder, Nebraska. The new truck has all of the latest safety innovations, and replaced a 1988 105 ft. aerial built by Pierce Manufacturing. The new truck was shown to the public at our open house on June 14.

Winter Fire Safety Tips

posted Jan 14, 2014, 9:32 AM by Town Webmaster   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 6:59 AM ]

Spread the word about winter fire safety with the infographic linked at the bottom of the page from NFPA and U.S. Fire Administration.

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