The Marine Rescue Team responds to water emergencies on the coastal waters off Scarborough and on our many inland ponds and streams.
The team responds with our primary rescue boats, Marine 1, a 17’ Avon rigid hull/inflatable stationed at Black Point station, and Marine 4, a 21’ Boston Whaler stationed at Pine Point Station.
These boats are equipped with GPS, radar, survival suits, helmets and life safety rope. Our department also has a 16’ open skiff stationed at Pleasant Hill Station and an inflatable boat at North Scarborough Station for inland water emergencies. All team members are trained in boat handling and search and rescue operations. Several members are also certified public safety rescue swimmers and certified divers.
Our marine rescue team partners with the Scarborough Police Marine Resources Officer, The US Coast Guard, The Maine Marine Patrol, and the Maine Game Warden’s Service and routinely responds to mutual aid calls with these agencies in Saco & Casco Bay.
The Scarborough Fire Department Honor Guard represents the department at parades, funerals of public safety members and other functions. They wear dress uniforms and present the flags of both the United States and State of Maine.
The Scarborough Canteen was established in the early 1950’s by Eleanor Lorfano. Eleanor started the Canteen because she saw a need to provide firefighters with food and water during long arduous fires.
As fire science technology advances, large fires seem to be a thing of the past. However, the need for the Canteen is still present and the members appreciate the food and drink that the unit brings on cold nights and long events.