Fire Department

Owls Head Fire Department

Emergency Number 911 or  596-6552
Business Number:   596-7167

Frank Ross, Fire Chief, 594-4076

Donald Pierce, Deputy Fire Chief
John Gamage, Assistant Fire Chief

The Owls Head Fire Department has 28 members, which includes fire fighters, emergency medical technicians and fire police. The department presently responds with five apparatus. A mini and a midi pumper, two pumper/tankers and a pumper/support truck. The department is a member of the Knox County Mutual Aid Association in which the 17 member towns support each other with equipment and personnel in cases of emergency.

Business Meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm.

Drills are conducted on the third Monday of each month at 6:30 pm, and by special announcement.

Active members are required to attend training sessions, both by law and for their own safety.

Outdoor Fires

All outdoor fires regardless of size require a written burning permit on their person. Fires for cooking, warming, burning brush, grass, debris or incinerators fall into this category. Permits are issued free of charge by the Town Fire Warden or Deputy Warden.

For information on burning or to obtain a burning permit call the following people:

Frank Ross, Town Warden  594-4076

Burning is permitted at the following times with a written permit:

After 5:00 pm unless raining or snow covered ground and other wind conditions.

All burning permits are issued the day of the burn and are dependent upon the wind and weather conditions, time of day, length of burn, materials being burned, the number of fire permits issued for that day, and the number of personnel available in town.

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