Bangor Fire Department
The Mission of the Bangor Fire Department is the protection of life, property and the environment by providing a comprehensive response to all emergencies
Always obtain a burn permit for open burning. Permitted fires will only be allowed on Low or Moderate Fire Danger days as determined by the Maine Forest Service. Them map can be viewed by clicking on the following link: Maine Fire Danger Map
Working smoke alarms give you early warning so you can get outside quickly. Smoke alarms save lives. However, people who are deaf or hard of hearing may not be able to depend on the traditional smoke alarm to alert them to a fire. Click here for information about devices that may help.
Use your generator safely during a power outage Generators are great, especially when you lose power. However, generators can be dangerous when not used properly.
Carbon monoxide (CO) is a poisonous gas. It has no odor. It can make a person feel sick and can be deadly. In the home, heating and cooking devices that burn fuel can be sources of carbon monoxide.
Holiday and Christmas Tree Fire Safety
Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire.
Preventing Home Heating Fires
Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires.
Heating Safety Recommendations from the Office of the State Fire Marshal
Burning Wood Safely
Properly installed, correctly used wood-burning appliances should generate very little smoke. If you regularly see or smell smoke, you may have a problem.
Homeowners can use hair dryers, heat tape or space heaters on the affected areas. DO NOT use any open flames, such as torches, to thaw the pipes!
Driving in Snow and Ice
Experts say that 17% of all vehicle crashes occur during winter conditions. The best advice for driving in bad winter weather is not to drive at all, if you can avoid it. Don't go out until the snow plows and sanding trucks have had a chance to do their work, and allow yourself extra time to arrive at your destination.
Smoking should not be allowed in a home where oxygen is used. Even if oxygen is not being used, it may have saturated the home including clothing, curtains, furniture, bedding, hair, and anything in the area.
NO PLACE outside is safe when thunderstorms are in the area! If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to strike you. When you hear thunder, immediately move to a safe shelter.
Hurricane: Before, During and After the Storm If forecasters are beginning to talk about a hurricane or tropical storm possibly affecting Maine, get prepared now.
Fire Chief - Thomas E Higgins
289 Main Street, Bangor, ME 04401
Medical Billing Questions?
Central Fire – 207-992-4700
Station 5 – 207-992-4680
Station 6 – 207-992-4690