Old Town Fire Rescue consists of four crews, working a 24/48/24/96 rotating schedule, providing 24/7 fire and EMS coverage to the City of Old Town, Penobscot Nation, and other outlying towns and townships. All members rotate apparatus on a daily basis, ensuring members provide the best possible service.
What is it we do here at Old Town Fire Rescue? Other than Paramedic level EMS response and fire related response, the members of OTFR are highly trained in many other aspects of public safety. Members are also trained and certified in the following categories:
Hazmat Technician Level
Maine Forest Service Short Haul Rescue
Cold Water Rescue Technician
Swift Water Rescue Technician
High & Low Angle Rescue
Confined Space Rescue
UMaine and Non-college Athletic EMS Response
Mass Casualty Response Training
PTSD and Behavioral Health Training
Here are some photos from our members training with Maine Forest Rangers in Short Haul rescues. Old Town Paramedics are brought to remote areas of Maine, suspended from beneath the helicopters, then render care to those in need.
Water Rescue Training
Crews train annually on seasonal types of water rescues, including Ice and Swift water.
Specialized Vehicles Rescue Training
Shown here are members training on boat rescues. Members also train on use of our ATV in off-road rescue situations.
In between calls for service, members will train on operation of our "day-to-day" equipment. Shown here are members training on Ladder 375.
Vehicle extrication allows our crews to remain current and familiarized with our extrication equipment. Rescue 378 carries airbags, the JAWS of life, strut systems, and more. Training vehicles can range in size from sedan to school bus.
Confined Space Training
Whole department training takes place annually regarding confined space rescue.
Public education is a large component of this career. Department members enter local schools annually for Fire Safety education. We also teach classes within the fire station, shown here is gear donning with local ROTC & NROTC Cadets.
Shown here is Athletic EMS Response Training for both Hockey and Football players. This is joint training, typically done annually with Orono Fire Department and University Volunteer Ambulance Corps (UVAC).