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EMERGENCY CALL 911           


Michael N. Smith, Fire Chief

Timothy C. Polky, Emergency Management Director

Phone: 372.8581 (non-emergency)

Scope of Services

The Fire Department answers calls for many types of emergencies including fires, alarms, hazardous material spills, smoke investigation, rescues, inspections and other things.

The Fire Department is a call department, meaning that the personnel receive an hourly rate of pay for their time on a call.

We answer calls from three stations: Tenants Harbor which has Engine 3, Tank 2, Utility 1 and the ambulance; Port Clyde which has Engine 2; Seal Harbor Road, which is our mutual aid station, houses Engine 4 & Tank 3.




SGFAA Fire Rescue Monument

The St. George Fire & Ambulance Association would like to install a monument honoring those past and present serving the fire and rescue.  The monument will be placed at the Tenants Harbor Fire Station.  The monument will be made from Maine Granite with two granite benches.  It gives us, our families and community a place to reflect, honor alnd celebrate.  The cost is $20,000 that we hope to raise in a fund drive.  If you wish to help us in this project, please make your donation to St. George Fire  & Ambulance Assdociation (SGFAA), for the fire rescue monument.  Thank you.


Training Building Plans


Please visit the Knox County Fire Training Academy website for information on the proposed training facility.


Burning Permits

Before you burn anything outside you must obtain a Burning Permit.  Permits are available for free at the Town Office during business hours, or by contacting one of the following Fire Officers:


  Timothy Polky 372.8581  
  Mike Smith 372.6363  
  Chris Leavitt 701.7073  
  Larry Smith 372.6208  
  Randy Elwell 372.0602  


Online Burning Permits

Residents may obtain a burning permit online by using one of the services listed below:


General Safety Tips

  1. Make sure wood stoves, solid fuel appliances and space heaters are properly installed and used.
  2. Make sure combustibles are not close to heaters.
  3. Make sure chimneys and vents are cleaned and inspected at least annually.
  4. Be aware of snow depth and heights; especially where wall vents are concerned.
  5. Install smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.
  6. Is your house number visible to emergency personnel? If we can’t find you, it may delay our response to you in an emergency.
  7. Are you prepared for a storm or power outage? Do you have enough food and water for a couple days? How about warm clothes or safe heating equipment?

For more information or help with any of the above contact your Fire Department at 372.8581 or visit the Knox County Emergency Management Agency website or call them at 594.5155.


The St. George Fire Department is always open to new members.  If you have an interest in helping your neighbors and community we may have a position on our team for you.   There are jobs that require you to be able to go into burning buildings and there are jobs like making coffee.  We can use people in all areas.


Whatever job you are asked to do, we need to show that we have trained you for that job.  Training can be acquired at our weekly sessions on Wednesday nights, at weekend fire schools in varying locales statewide, and at County Fire Academies.  There are also schools out of state, such as the Fire Academy in Maryland or the Center for Domestic Preparedness in Alabama.

A complete listing of training activities and meetings are available on the St. George Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Association website. 




Documents & Ordinances

Visit the Documents page to view the following:

  • Addressing Ordinance
  • Firefighters' & Ambulance Association Constitution and By-Laws
  • Fire Department Organization Chart

Online Services

State Burn Permit (Fee Applies)

Websites of Interest

St George Volunteer Firefighters & Ambulance Association

Maine Forest Service

State Fire Marshal

State of Maine - Consumer Fireworks


Photo of St. George Fire Truck


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