Our Station, Apparatus, & Members

Southwest FD - 250 Main St, Southwest Harbor, ME
LZ located at 44* 17' 3" N 68* 19' 47" W

Built in 2006, the Fire Station is located at 250 Main Street. The station features 5 apparatus bays each approximately 20 feet wide by 62 feet deep. The entry doors are 14'x14' and will provide access for any future equipment that the town may require.

The station also provides office space for the Fire Chief, Deputy Chief, Station office, along with a large meeting room with kitchen facilities and an engineering workshop. Ample storage space is located at the rear of the apparatus bay to provide secure and easy access.

The station was also designed to serve as an emergency shelter for the Town and adjacent offshore islands. To meet this role, a 200 amp emergency generator and facilities to feed and house 200 people were also included.

Engine 113 - First Due - Engine

Engine 113 is a 2006 Ferrara rescue pumper on HME "Intruder 2", 6 person chassis. It has a Cummins 330 HP diesel engine with an Allison automatic transmission. It also features a Waterous 1500 GPM Fire Pump with a 1000 gallon booster tank. It also has the capability of dispensing Class A Foam into the hose streams.

It also features the following;

  • 200' of 1" hose on a booster reel
  • 300' of 1 3/4" hose as attack lines from the rear bed
  • 200' of 2 1/2" hose as attack lines from the rear bed
  • 2x 200' 1 3/4" attack lines in cross-lays
  • 1200' 5" large diameter water supply hose
  • Full extrication/rescue/Haz-mat equipment
  • Ladder 112 - Second Due - Ladder, Aerial Services

    Ladder 112 is a 2011 Ferrara Fire Apparatus built on a Ferrara "Igniter" chassis. It is powered by a 475 HP International Maxxforce 30 diesel engine and automatic Allison transmission. Water is supplied by a Waterous 2000 GPM Fire Pump fed from a 500 gallon booster tank.

    Other equipment includes;

  • 1100' of 5" Supply Line
  • 600' of 1 3/4" Attack Line
  • 250' of 2 1/2" Attack Line
  • 107' 4 section steel ladder with pre-plumbed Master Stream
  • Full Control Station at the tip of the ladder
  • Engine 103

    Engine 103 is a 2001 Ferrara pumper built on a Freightliner FL80, 3 person chassis. It has a 330 Caterpillar diesel engine and Allison transmission. It also carries 1000 gallons of water and 30 gallons of class "A" foam.

    Other equipment includes;

  • 1500 gpm Waterous pump
  • 1100' - 5" LDH supply hose
  • (2x) 200' 1 3/4" attack lines
  • 300' 1 3/4" attack lines
  • 200' 2 1/2" hand line
  • 800' Forestry hose
  • A compliment of forestry hand tools, chainsaws, and ground lights
  • Truck 110 - Multi-purpose vehicle

    Truck 110 is a 2016 Dodge Ram 2500 pickup. It is used as a multi-purpose vehicle for crew & equipment transport, medical emergencies, and as a traffic control device.

    All of our vehicles carry basic life support kits, EMS supplies, oxygen, and other rescue supplies.

    This is the primary unit used for towing unit 111 on the equipment trailer

    Utility 111

    Utility 111 is a 2018 Polaris Ranger Crew. It's purpose and compliment vary with the seasons. In the winter months, it becomes a tracked vehicle for use in the snow. In the spring, summer, and fall, ATV tires make it an effective transport vehicle.

    Wild land fires

    It has the capability of transporting people and/or equipment to areas that would be otherwise inaccessible during a wild fire scenario.

    Patient Transport

    As well as carrying firefighters and equipment, it also has the ability to carry and transport a stokes litter. Rescues that would require a longer duration carry-out are made safer and more expedient.

    Fire Department Services / Mission Statement

    The Fire Department offers many services to the community for both emergency and non-emergency needs. These services are accessed by a simple call or visit to the Town's public safety dispatcher. In an emergency, the dispatcher will alert the Fire Department and any other needed agency through the Town's emergency notification system.

    The Fire department will respond to the emergency quickly and take whatever steps that are needed to bring the emergency under control. For non-emergency services, the dispatcher will contact the member who has been assigned the responsibility of addressing the required assistance. This member will make contact with you as soon as possible and assist you in any way possible.

    Mission Statement

    The Southwest Harbor Fire Department is committed to serving both the town of Southwest Harbor and its community with the highest level of life and property protection. We will achieve this by providing excellent and compassionate service in an atmosphere that encourages innovation, professional development, and diversity.

    The mission of the Southwest Harbor Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of Southwest Harbor from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through prevention and education programs; and to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.

    We provide quality service, professional fire protection and life safety to meet the needs of our community. Our values are: Diversity, Strength through diversity; Respect, trust, support and honor, both internal and external; Teamwork, Our team members are our most valuable assets; Service, We strive for excellence.

    The Southwest Harbor Fire Department is made up of a group of dedicated personnel that represent the diversity of the community. These persons work every day of the year to improve the quality of service provided to the community. I am proud to serve this community with the quality of persons that personally give so much back to the community.

    Department Roster Pictures - SWHFD Through the Years


    This is our latest roster picture from 2017. Eager Eye Photography was kind enough to donate his time to give us some high quality pictures. Some of the faces and numbers have changed but our commitment continues.

    L to R - #38 M. LaHaye, #6 J. LaHaye, #7 H. O'Shields, #4 L. Brown, #5 C. Sanborn, #19 B. Urban, #16 C., #9 D. Kelley, #21 J. Daigle, #46 M. Martell, #20 J. White, #8 J. Martell, #1 T. Chisolm, #35 W. Shepard