The Southwest Harbor Fire Department is a Municipal public safety agency created by town ordinance during May of 1995. The Department is charged with the principal responsibility to protect the residents and visitors of the town from all manners of emergencies involving fire, natural disasters,hazardous conditions and any other emergency or non-emergency condition that the Fire Department is best equipped and trained to manage.

The Fire Department is staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers from all walks of life and ranging in age from the Junior Fire Department members ages 8 to 17 and Senior members who remain active well into their 70's. The Department currently has 18 Junior Fire members and 36 Regular members on their roster.




The tractor of an "18 wheeler" catches fire at the bluffs parking lot on Rte 102 North, The truck was successfully
detached from the trailer and the fire was quickly contained.
There were no injuries.

Photo Courtesy Jack Martel

Deputy Chief Jack Martel takes delivery of his tactical fast response vehicle.

Fire Department Sevices
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 notificaition 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 requested assistance. This member will make contact with you as soon as possible and assist you in any way possible

Smoke Detectors
Tampering with detectors in rentals
Sprinkler systems


DIAL 911

Check out the Frequently asked question page here for answers to common questions

Fire Station
Not manned 24-7

(207) 244-5233

Fire Department business
(207) 244-7911

Police Dept Out of area or nonemergencies (207)244-5552

Ambulance Business
(207) 244-7911

Dispatcher business line
(207) 244-7911