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Fire Department

Emergency: call 911

Fire Department Business Phone: 845-2245 (leave a message to receive a return call)
Fire Chief Phil Meunier: 542-9928
Deputy Fire Chief Dean Batlis: 542-0824
Assistant Fire Chief Jacolby Leavitt
Fire Department Captain Thomas Johnston

Free smoke detectors are available; call one of the numbers above or the town office. Click here for more information about smoke and carbon monoxide detectors

Washington Fire Department is located at 42 Old Union Road, which houses six pieces of apparatus;  two front-line pumpers, two tankers, an air/light/equipment truck, and a former military truck used in grass and woods fires. The department is a member of the Knox County Mutual Aid Association in which the 17 member towns may be called to support each other with equipment and personnel in cases of emergency.  We train and work most closely with Union, Somerville, Liberty and Jefferson fire departments, which provide mutual aid for major fires.

Business meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at 7 p.m.

Drills are conducted on the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and by special announcement. Active members are required to attend training sessions, both by law and for their own safety.

We are always seeking new members.

Outdoor Fires
All outdoor fires regardless of size require a written burning permit on their person. Permits are issued free of charge by the Town Fire Warden or Deputy Warden, through the Maine Forest Service online (fee) or at (no fee). Click here for frequently asked questions about outdoor burning laws

For today's fire danger rating, click here.  

For more information on burning or to obtain a burning permit call Fire Chief Phil Meunier or Deputy Fire Warden Ken Boisse.

Burning is permitted after 5 p.m. with a written permit (dependent on wind and fire danger conditions).

Click here for information about installing a woodstove

Roof mounted solar panels
Roof-mounted solar panels pose special challenges for the fire department. Click here for information on installations that include access paths in case of fire.  

The Washington Volunteer Fire Department Association is always accepting donations.  If you would prefer to have your donation go into the Association's Fire Truck Replacement account, please specify that on your check in the memo section; all other donations will be put in the general account to purchase equipment.  Please send your donation to the Washington Fire Department, P.O. Box 244, Washington, Maine 04574 or drop it off at the town office.