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Fire and Rescue

Ladder_Truck_WebThe Mechanic Falls Fire / Rescue Department, created in 1895, proudly serves our community with an "on-call" membership. Our station is not staffed with personnel at all times. Most of our staff are employed elsewhere and serve the department when they are available. Each member is furnished communications equipment so they can receive emergency calls and respond from wherever they may be at the time. Our departments handle every type of emergency just as you would expect from a full time - larger community department.

Our Mission Statement:

When called to duty, we the members of the Mechanic Falls Fire / Rescue Department, offer our minds, bodies and souls to lend a hand to those in need. No matter the time of day, or day in the year, or the miles we have to travel, we stand ready to assist with any emergency we are capable of handling and for those situations we can’t handle ourselves, we’ll find the people who can.

Click here for basic operational guidelines for wood burning and wood pellet stoves.


DIAL 9-1-1

When you call 911, your call will be answered by professional dispatchers at the Androscoggin County Sheriff's office. 

Burning Permits

Burning permits are issued on a daily basis when it has been determined, by the Forestry Service, that the current conditions allow relatively safe outdoor burning.

Permits are issued from the Town Office Monday-Tuesday 8:00am-5:00pm  Wednesday 8:00am-4:00pm  Thursday 8:30am- 5:30pm Fridays from 8am to 11:30am. Weekend permits are issued from the Firestation on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8:30am to 12:30pm.

You can also get a burning permit online by clicking here