Message From The Chief

Message From the Chief

On behalf of the members of the Wells Fire Department, welcome to the Town of Wells Fire Department's website. We hope you will find our site useful and informative for your viewing pleasure.

If anytime you have any ideas for us or suggestions please email or stop by and let us know your thoughts. This web site will be an accumulation of information and services that we provide to you, our customer.

Our site is under construction and will be continually updated as events and information become available to you.

Safety Tips

Throughout the year, we also hope to post safety tips that will assist you in handling incidents of both emergency and non-emergency nature. We will post items of interest for each of the four seasons in Maine, as to provide you and your family with relevant resources.

As you know, since the event of 9/11/2001, our country has changed in how we prepare to handle incidents. With assistance from the federal level, the smaller towns and communities are finally getting the help they need and deserve. With your help and support, we hope to be able to go back to the times of a more peaceful way of life yet be prepared for crises when and if they arise.

Become Part of our Team

Should any of you have an interest in becoming part of our call force, please stop by the Corner Station on Route 1 and pick up a packet and application form. We are always looking for folks and families who have the time to help in their community. We provide the equipment, training and resources. You provide the effort and time.

More than Firefighting

We have had many firefighters start with us and go on to become full time firefighters, police officers and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT). The beauty of our organization is that not everyone has to be a firefighter. We are always looking for folks who can drive for us, support us at emergency scenes and assist with administration duties. People who can help direct traffic, be there for a family who may suffer a loss of a loved one, their property or possessions are always needed. Also needed are those of you who may want to provide medical assistance to our citizens and employees. This venture is a worthwhile and great cause. If these duties appeal to you come in and see us.

Construction Tips

Here is a tip for those of you who may consider building or adding on to your home; residential sprinklers are the most effective way to allow you to escape from your home in the event you should have a fire. The cost of a residential sprinkler system is roughly $2 to $3 per square foot.

Yes, smoke detectors will alert most people in case of a fire but it will not put out your fire. A sprinkler system will control the fire until we arrive and are able to extinguish it. The first 2 to 3 minutes are the most critical moments in which to extinguish a fire as to not cause serious damage to your residence. It will also use less water than a fire department would need to which is another cost saving measure to consider when planning your home or addition.

Preventing Property Loss

You will find many contractors out there who may speak against this weapon of defense. But they are not the ones who will suffer the damage or see your losses. I urge you to consider making your home as safe as you can make it. With smoke detectors and sprinkler systems, together we can defeat the death rate and damage that our country sees in fires.

Community Support

In closing I thank you for stopping by and visiting our web site. We hope you find it useful, enjoyable and interesting. On behalf of the men and women of the Wells Fire Department, we thank our community for all the support they have given us through out the years of our great town's existence. We look forward to your continued support and involvement in the future.