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The Town of York, Maine is approximately 56 square miles located on the coast of southern Maine, approximately 7 miles up Interstate 95 from the New Hampshire border. York is populated year round by approximately 14,000 residents, however, being a coastal tourist community in the summer months, the population swells anywhere from 50,000-65,000 summer residents and tourists. The York Beach Fire Department protects the northern half of the town, while York Village Fire Department protects the southern half of the town. York Ambulance provides the ambulance service to the entire Town of York. York Ambulance is staffed full time with a Paramedic and an EMT. York Ambulance is located next to the York Village Fire Station.  There are members of both fire departments who work per-diem shifts at York Ambulance.

Areas of town covered by the York Beach Fire Department include the famous Nubble Lighthouse, York’s Wild Kingdom, Mount Agamenticus and its many walking and biking trails, The Cliff House, Long Sands Beach, Short Sands, Downtown York Beach as well as the Cape Neddick area of town.
The York Beach Fire Department responds to a magnitude of incidents including building fires, fire alarm activations, emergency medical calls, motor vehicle accidents, carbon monoxide alarms, brush fires, forest fires, chimney fires, vehicle fires, water rescues, search and rescues, weather related emergencies, citizen assists as well as mutual aid to surrounding towns as needed. York Beach and York Village Fire Departments cooperatively work together in providing the citizens and visitors of York professional, experienced, educated levels of life safety and property protective services. The two fire departments respond together to all building fires, smoke in the building, fire calls at the four schools, hospital or nursing facility in the Village District, as well as assisting each other on an as needed or multiple call basis. The departments also work together in the event of a lost, missing, overdue or injured hiker or biker who is exploring the countless number of scenic trails throughout the wooded sections of town. In the event of a water rescue, the York Beach Fire Department responds and provides immediate shore/shallow water rescues that also include assisting the lifeguards in the summer months. In the event of a deep water rescue or vessel in distress the department will respond to gain a visual on the event while the Coast Guard is contacted and the York Village Fire Department will deploy their rescue boat from the town dock in the Village District. In the event of a water rescue, if the water rescue boat makes a save it may respond to the closest beach or docking station in the Beach District at which point the members of this department will provide/assist in life saving emergency medical care until the arrival of the ambulance.
 
As a friendly reminder, the York Beach Fire Department wishes to remind everyone that "the use or sale of commercial fireworks shall be prohibited in the town of York." We would like to thank everyone in advance for their compliance regarding this matter.

 

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Department Members:

Officers:

  • Chief David Bridges - Car 1

  • Assistant Chief Corey Hathorne - Car 2

  • Assistant Chief Jeffrey Welch - Car 3

Full Time Captains:

  • Ferris Boardman - 240
  • Mark Gay - 241

  • David Osgood - 245

Captains:

  • Paul Banville - 234

  • Gary Woods - 235

Lieutenants:

  • Jonathan Gay - 250

  • Joshua Gammon - 251

Firefighters:

  • Todd Banville
  • Joshua Berk

  • Doug Bracy

  • Raymond Canfield

  • Charles Caramihalis

  • Tyler Chapman

  • John Delude

  • Anthony DiElsi

  • Jeremy Feldstein

  • Jerrod Freeman

  • Crystal Gay

  • Robbie Hensen

  • Matthew Levine

  • Harrison Lucas

  • Brandon Lyon

  • Ed Odice

  • Adam Martinez

  • Harry Norton Sr.

  • Justin Ripley

  • Chris Rogers

  • Jim Sweeney

  • Brian Trafton

  • Doug Trueman

  • Joshua Waitkevich

  • J.F. Welch

  • Abby Wyatt

Honarary Members:

  • Andy Belliveau

  • Bob Johnston

  • Don Matthews

  • John Matthews

  • Peter Moore

  • Doug Morgrage

  • John Norton

  • J.R. Welch

 

THIS IS WHO WE ARE :

The York Beach Fire Department is led by Fire Chief David Bridges, Assistant Fire Chief Corey Hathorne and Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Welch.

The York Beach Fire Department has three full time career firefighter/emergency medical technicians and 50 volunteers. The career firefighters work 24 hours on and 48 hours off, rotating schedule that is a 56 hour work week. The three full time firefighters hold the rank of Captain within the department. The full time Captains respond in the appropriate apparatus first due to incidents in the Beach District. When not responding to incidents and entering reports for each incident, the full time Captains conduct inspections, provide public relations as well as the maintenance of all equipment, apparatus and fire station. The full time Captains also have a very active role in department training and are a very integral part of this organization. The 50 dedicated volunteers include Chiefs, Officers, Firefighters, Support Personnel and Junior Firefighters.

The members of this department execute countless hours of training to keep up their skills and respond to almost 750 runs per year. Trainings are held no less than twice a month and on many occasions members will gather on any given day and conduct various training exercises. The members of the department have a variety of different years of experience, education and training. The Fire Chiefs and Officers are trained in Incident Command that meets or exceeds the ICS-300 level of training. The Chiefs and Officers bring valuable leadership and experience to this department. The Chiefs, Officers and Firefighters of the department hold many different levels or combinations of certification that may include firefighter 1, pro board certified firefighter 1 and 2, emergency medical technician, fire officer 1 and 2, fire instructor, aerial ladder operations, leadership, vehicle extrication, advanced structural firefighting, pumps 1, pumps 1 and 2, weapons of mass destruction awareness level, haz-mat awareness level, haz-mat operations level, strategies and tactics and many more. The combination of education, training and experience provide the citizens of the town as well as its visitors with a high level of service to go along with the professionalism brought to the community. There are a handful of members who are a part of the Town of York Confined Space Rescue Team. The members of this team are from the York Beach Fire Department, York Village Fire Department, York Water District and York Sewer District.

The department also includes a Junior Firefighter program for individuals between the ages of 15 and 18 years of age who reside in town. The Junior Firefighters program has approximately 12 members (this number fluxuates due to members who join the regular department when they reach age 18) that work hard in obtaining the early knowledge and skills that prepare them for entry into the regular department. This program also assists with the development of adolescents into adulthood with its structure and responsibility, while at the same time continuously placing encouragement, importance and focus of educational success in the classroom.

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YORK BEACH FIRE DEPARTMENT
18 Railroad Avenue
York Beach, Maine 03910
207-363-1014
ybfire@yorkmaine.org