Machias Fire Department

firetruckPhone: 207-255-4424

Located at:
25 McDonald Drive
Machias, ME 04654

Mailing Address:
PO Box 418
Machias, ME 04654

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The members of the Machias Fire Department take pride in protecting the life and property of the Town of Machias, and providing mutal aid to the surrounding communities of Marshfield, Machiasport, Jonesboro and East Machias.  The Machias Fire Department also provides contractual services aid and assistance to the towns of Northfield and Whitneyville.

The Fire Department is always looking for volunteers.  If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer, please send a letter of intent to the Town Clerk at the Machias Town office or you may call 207-255-6621 to learn more about these opportunities. Sample Letter of Intent.

Fire Chief – Joey R. Dennison

Email: firechief@machiasme.org


  • 1st Assistant Chief – Brian Ingalls
  • 2nd Assistant Chief – Daniel Bowker
  • Captain – Brandon Merrill
  • Captain – Joseph Thompson Sr.
  • Lieutenant – Tim Dow
  • Lieutenant – Andrew Mulholland

Safety Officer

  • Rose Bowker
  • Andrew McKenna

Chaplain

  • Les Haynes


Dispatchers

  • Tyler Wagner
  • Brandon Merrill

Firefighters

  • Bryon Albee
  • Dennis Bowker
  • Nick Cianciola
  • Grant Hanscom
  • Colby Ross
  • Chris Simpson
  • Chris VanOrmer
  • Brittney White
  • Donald Cole
  • Dylan Case
  • William Kitchen
  • Catherine (Cat) Cannon
  • Stephen Simmons
  • Clifford Strout
  • Jacob Hanscom
  • Natalie Manco
  • Joseph T. Thompson, Jr.
  • Phil Roberts – Photo


Machias Fire Department 2015 – 2016

The members of the Machias Fire Department take pride in protecting the life and property of the Town of Machias, and providing mutual aid to the surrounding communities of Marshfield, Machiasport, Jonesboro and East Machias. The Machias Fire Department also provides contractual services aide and assistance to the towns of Northfield and Whitneyville. This year the Department handled 1,343 complaints, issued 217 burn permits and responded to 161 emergencies.

The fire department’s commitment to always provide excellent service to the community begins with our training. Our fire personnel continue to receive and execute training to some of the highest levels.

Early in 2016, our volunteer firefighters after years of hard work and dedication have raised enough money making dough boys at our annual Blueberry Festival to purchase a used but new to us platform ladder truck that will allow us to do our jobs of firefighting more efficiently and most importantly more safely. Over the past several years metal roofs are becoming more common in our area, it is very dangerous for firefighters to get onto a metal roof for venting in the event of a fire or to reach the chimney during a chimney fire because of the “slip” factor. The purchase of this ladder truck will now make these fires safer for our volunteers.

Our fire department is in need like all other volunteer fire departments in our area for dedicated and hardworking individuals who would like to give back to their community. You can stop by our station anytime to pick up and drop off an application.

The following is the active roster of the Machias Fire Department: Fire Chief Joey R. Dennison, 1st Assistant Chief Brian Ingalls, 2nd Assistant Chief Daniel Bowker, Capt. Brandon Merrill, Capt. Joseph Thompson, Lt. Tim Dow, Lt. Andrew Mulholland, Photo Phil Roberts, FF Chris VanOrmer, FF Donald Cole, FF Dennis Bowker, FF Colby Ross,FF Leslie Haynes, FF Brian Albee, FF Rose Bowker, FF Britney White, FF Chris Simpson, FF Nick Cianciola, FF Andrew McKenna, FF Grant Hanscom, Driver/Dispatcher Tyler Wagner.

As well as responding to emergencies and receiving training, the members of our department also find time to provide training to the community. Our volunteers are active in our local school system giving fire safety lectures to our school children, and demonstrating fire safety equipment. Volunteers are also available to give tours of the fire station to any resident. For more information and to make arrangements, please contact Fire Chief Joey R. Dennison at 255-4424 or e-mail j.dennison@machiasme.org

I would like to thank the Residents, Selectmen, Town Manager and the members of the Machias Fire Department for there continued support and giving me the opportunity to continue to serve as Fire Chief for the Town of Machias and assisting the surrounding communities.

Respectfully Submitted,
Joey R. Dennison
Machias Fire Chief

Calls for the fiscal year of 2015-2016:

Total: 161 calls for year

41 Fire Alarms
1 Grass/Woods
4 Chimney Fire
8 Structure Fires
3 Electrical Fire

1 Jaws
1 Smell of smoke
11 Traffic Control
4 Vehicle Fire
2 Stand Bye

43 Lift Assist
4 Propane Leaks
38 Trees/Wires Down