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Car fire
Structure Fire
Structure Fire

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 

EMS Instructors

CPR Instructors

Fire Instructors 

Cold Water Rescue Technician

Swift Water Rescue Technician

ATV Rescue

Boat Rescue

High & Low Angle Rescue

Confined Space Rescue

Extrication Technician

​UMaine and Non-college Athletic EMS Response

Mass Casualty Response Training 

Public Education

PTSD and Behavioral Health Training

Short Haul with MFS

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.

Short Haul with MFS
Ice Water Rescue

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. 

Boat Rescue
Ladder training

Equipment Training

In between calls for service, members will train on operation of our "day-to-day" equipment. Shown here are members training on Ladder 375.

Extrication Training

 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. 

Auto extrication training
Confined Space

Confined Space Training

  Whole department training takes place annually regarding confined space rescue.

Public Education

 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.

Public Education
UMaine Football

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).

UMaine Hockey
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