Buxton Fire-Rescue


Christmas Tree Fire Safety

Its beginning to look a lot like Christmas! As wonderful as they are, Christmas trees add a fire hazard to your home. A dried out Christmas tree is incredibly flammable, and burns in just seconds! Between 2011-2015 the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) reported that an average of 200 building fires in homes were started by a Christmas Tree. On average, one out of every 32 Christmas tree related fires resulted in death, and even more of them resulted in injury. Although these fires are less common, they are more likely to be serious.  “In one-quarter (26%) of the Christmas tree fires and 80% of the deaths, some type ofRead More

Online Burning Permits

Construction began on the new addition to the Police Department on Monday October 9th.  We quickly realized that there would be obstacles issuing fire permits the way we have done for so many years, because the entrance to dispatch is completely blocked. Due to the length of time that this project will take, the Police and Fire-Rescue Departments have made the decision to stop issuing hand written fire permits.  Instead we will use a third party electronic fire permit website called Warden’s Report.  This program is being used by many other fire departments across the state with success.     Fire permits will remain FREE of charge and you canRead More

ISO Public Protection Classification

BUXTON IS NOW AN ISO PPC CLASS 5! Over the last 3-5 years the department has been actively improving our service delivery in a number of areas, from staffing to hydrants and purchasing modern fire apparatus.  Last winter our ISO PPC Classification data was reviewed and was released initially in April.  The department is happy to confirm initial reports that our rating would be lowered to a ISO PPC rating of 5/10 versus the community’s prior rating of 9/10.  Verisk (ISO) confirms that the rating change will take effect in August 2017 when it is released to the insurance industry and the community.  This reduction should impact residential and commercialRead More

Prepare for Winter Driving Conditions

Preparing Your Car and Yourself for Winter Driving We have had an amazing fall this year. Above average temperatures, balmy evenings, and an abundance of sunshine has been enjoyed by all. Let’s face it, this is Maine, and now we are dealing with the first winter storm of the year. If you haven’t already, now is the time to prepare your car or truck for the winter months. Good snow tires, new windshield wipers, and a properly operating battery are all essentials for dealing with Maine winters. A few other items could come in handy should you have an unfortunate skid into a snowbank or get stuck. Remember, many othersRead More

Do you need smoke detectors in your home of bedroom??

Do you have a working smoke detector in your home? This year we are focusing our fire prevention effort on ensuring there are working smoke detectors in the homes of our community. If you do not have working smoke detectors in your home, or if you do not have working smoke detectors in your bedrooms, please let us know.  We have received a couple of small grants to purchase smoke detectors, and we will come to your home to discuss fire escape planning with you and your family, and install the grant funded smoke detectors. If you are in need, please email bfreeman@buxtonfr.org for more information.

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