Can we burn on the beach
Open fires of any kind are not permitted on public beaches.
How can my company/business receive training in fire extinguisher use?
Fire Extinguisher Training is available to any Saco company/or business. To schedule a Fire Extinguisher Training for your employees, please contact Captain Marc Paquette at 282-3244 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
How do I dispose of household hazardous waste?
Please refer to the Public Works Department web page for this information: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/publicworks/hazwasteday.shtml
How can I become an EMT?
You can obtain an EMT course by calling one of the locations below:
Southern Maine Emergency Medical Service at 207-741-2790
Southern Maine Technical College 207-767-9500.
How can I become a firefighter?
The Saco Fire Department has two divisions, a career division and an on-call division. Minimum qualifications for a career firefighter include Firefighter 1 & 2 Certification and being a licensed Paramedic by Maine emergency Medical Services. Call Division Firefighters are provided with training opportunities including Firefighter 1 & 2 Certification within the first year of employment. Openings for both divisions are filled on an as needed basis. Having a current application on file for either division is always the best place to start.
How do I install and maintain my wood burning stove?
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) #211 recommends that free standing wood burning stoves (not including furnace) need to have a minimum of 36-inches of clearance to combustible materials on all sides.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), more than 140,000 wood burning-related fire, 280 deaths and 2,500 injuries occur each year. Some of the major causes of wood burning related fire are:
1. Inadequate clearances from the heater to combustibles, such as wall, ceiling, floor and furniture.
2. Excessive creosote buildup in the chimney. Creosote is a black substance that resembles a tar-like liquid or small black flakes. Creosote burns easily.
3. An improperly installed or maintained chimney.
4. Improper maintenance of the wood burner.
A rule of thumb is to clean a chimney whenever there is more than a 1/8-inch to 1/4-inch of creosote buildup and at the very least you need to clean the chimney on an annual basis.
A brochure and code information can be obtained at the Fire Departments Administration building.
What is Carbon Monoxide?
Carbon Monoxide (CO) is an invisible, odorless gas. It is a common by-product of incomplete combustion produced when fossil fuels (like oil, gas and coal) burns. Because you can't see, taste or smell it, carbon monoxide can kill you before you know its there. Exposure to lower levels over time can make you sick.
Where do we pay for ambulance bills?
All ambulance bills can be paid at City Hall 300 Main Street. Make checks payable to Saco Ambulance Service. All other question pertaining to ambulance billing in regards to insurance can be done through the Fire Departments Administration building or by calling (207) 282-3244, fax (207) 282-8203 and speak with the ambulance billing secretary.
If you have a question about an ambulance bill that you have received, you may also use our ambulance billing form by
following this link: http://www.sacomaine.org/departments/fire/ambulanceform.shtml