Buxton Fire-Rescue

Buxton Fire-Rescue is Committed to its Mission: TO PROMOTE AND PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR COMMUNITY AND FIRST RESPONDERS.

WE ARE HIRING – FT FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS!

Full Time Firefighter/Paramedic Job Posting TOWN OF BUXTON, MAINE The Town of Buxton is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic (AEMT Accepted) for its Fire-Rescue Department.  There are currently two open positions, they are both full-time with benefit packages.  An active eligibility list will be kept for 6-months following this hiring process. Requirements include:  High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associate degree preferred Must hold and maintain a valid State of Maine Class C Driver’s license Successful completion of Maine certified AVOC/EVOC class (equivalent) NFPA Firefighter I & II Certification, or equivalent Must hold and maintain at a minimum a Maine Paramedic license, Advanced EMT considered National Incident ManagementRead 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


Thunderstorms & Lightening

Thunderstorms & Lightening All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in the United States. On average in the U.S., lightning kills 51 people and injures hundreds more. Although most lightning victims survive, people struck by lightning often report a variety of long-term, debilitating symptoms. Other associated dangers of thunderstorms include tornadoes, strong winds, hail and flash flooding. Flash flooding is responsible for more fatalities – more than 140 annually – than any other thunderstorm-associated hazard. Dry thunderstorms that do not produce rain that reaches the ground are mostRead 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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