Fire Department

Mission Statement
Saving lives and property with pride and integrity

Coverage Area
  • Primary Response for Bethel, Albany and Mason Township.
  • Automatic Mutual Aid with Gilead, Greenwood and Newry
  • Mutual Aid with Andover, Rumford and Woodstock
Number of Fire Fighters
Up to 36 paid call.
Bethel Fire Station
Qualifications
Trained to a minimum of:
  • Fire Fighter One
  • Haz Mat Ops
  • Swift and Flat Water Rescue
  • Ice Rescue
  • Heavy Rescue
  • Confined Space
  • Vehicle Extrication
  • Several EMT’s
Calls Per Year
120 average and climbing.

Station
  • New 13,000 square foot built in 2004
  • Five 70 foot bays
  • Training Room
  • Kitchen
  • Chiefs Office
  • Dispatch Office
  • Locker Room
  • Laundry Room
  • SCBA Room
  • Sleeping Quarters
  • Doctors Office
  • Day Room
  • Electrical Room
  • two Handicapped Restrooms
  • Full Fitness Facility
Bunker Gear
Globe G-Xtreme with Warrington 5000 boots and Pheonix Leather Helmets.

ISO Rating
: 6/9

Purpose
There shall be a Fire Department, headed by the Fire Chief. Selection of the Chief and other officers of the Department shall be governed by standard operating procedures approved by the Selectmen.

The Department shall assume statutory responsibilities associated with fire protection and civil emergency management. In addition, the Department shall represent the Town in dealings with the State Fire Marshal's Office and other state and federal agencies in matters of fire protection.

The Department shall be responsible for the administration of ordinances and local regulations which are related to fire protection and the public health, safety and welfare.

The Department shall operate in accordance with standard operating procedures approved by the Selectmen.

The Department shall be authorized to support other fire protection agencies and enter into mutual aid agreements, subject to approval by the Selectmen.
Burn Permit Info
Bethel residents :please call Robert Lowell at 824-2811
Albany Twp. residents: please call 1-800-750-9777