Castine Fire Rescue Department

Castine Fire Rescue Dept logo Castine Fire Rescue Department is dedicated to providing Castine and its surrounding communities with expedient and professional fire suppression and emergency medical response, incident management, fire prevention, and related educational services that are primarily focused on the preservation of life and the protection of property. This is accomplished through a continuous program of training and maintenance of an inventory of modern equipment. Castine Fire Rescue Department continues to proudly serve as a vital, volunteer organization made up of dedicated members of the community.


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New Public Safety Facility Project:

Link to the Phase 2 study conducted by Port City Architecture as delivered on November 15, 2022. Public Safety Facility – Phase 2 Final Report

Link to the Phase 1 study conducted by Port City Architecture as delivered in August, 2020. Public Safety Facility – Phase 1 Final Report


Vial of Life: The first thing first responders want to know is your list of medications. The difference between life and death when you’ve had a heart attack could be a copy of your previous EKG. When you can’t speak for yourself, when you are confused, in pain or scared, the Vial of Life can speak for you.  How does it work?
      1. Obtain a free kit at Emerson Hall
      2. Fill out the medical information form (one for each member of the household)
      3. Put the forms in the vinyl sleeve and attach to your refrigerator with the included magnet
      4. Put the decal near your front door to alert First Responders that you have your information available
More forms can be downloaded here: Vial of Life Medical Information Form


225 years of Loyal Service!  The Castine Fire Rescue Volunteer Association is making available a limited supply of Castine Fire Rescue Department 225th anniversary commemorative patches. There are only 250 of these patches available on a first come, first served basis.  Each patch is serialized (# of 250).  $25+ donations are being accepted by check to CFRVA, ATTN: Commemorative Patch, PO Box 602, Castine, ME 04421 or you can use this PayPal link  Thank you for your support!



Siren Graphic (Ver. 4)

Fire Station Roof Siren: The Fire Station roof siren is now in service with a new digital controller. This solves previous issues and expands its use for public alerting to major emergencies. The siren sounds to notify of fire and emergency calls and to alert the public of vehicles responding. The siren is also used to warn of the need to shelter in place or evacuate, letting citizens know that they need to refer to local sources of information such as the town website or television, radio, or other online sites for emergency instructions.

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Reflective House Numbers Needed:  Is your house number clearly visible from the road during all weather conditions and seasons?  If not, we may have trouble finding you during an emergency. Signs are to be 12″ x 6″ with BLACK numbers on reflective WHITE background and a BORDER. Please contact the Town Office or go to and obtain a new reflective house number sign to install. Reviewed and accepted by the Castine Historic Preservation Committee (CHPC).  Help us help you!


Defibtech Lifeline AED


Automatic External Defibrillators (AED’s):  There are currently 25+ AED’s located in various locations on neck, and one is permanently located at the Transfer Station.  Each building at MMA also has at least one available.  The AED cabinet at the Harbormaster’s shack now also has a “Stop the Bleed” kit for use with situations involving heavy bleeding.



Link to CFRD Resources Page




Link to Castine Fire Rescue Volunteer Association Page



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Fire Danger
Upcoming Events
September 26, 2023

Chief Officers
Chief: Randy Stearns
Asst. Chief/Medical Services: Tom Gutow
Asst. Chief: Jack Spratt

CAPT: Peter Vogell
CAPT: Lisa Burton
CAPT: Samuel Buchanan

LT: Peter Shelton
LT: Aidan Wiecki
LT: William MacArthur

For emergencies, always call 911

Mailing Address
PO Box 204, Castine, ME 04421

Physical Address
13 Court Street, Castine, ME 04421

Non-Emergency Phone: (207) 326-8767
Fax: (207) 326-8711