Fire Rescue Department
The Denmark Fire Rescue Department is on-call, municipal department that provides fire and EMS services. The Chief is appointed by the Select Board and the Chief in turn appoints department officers. The department consists of community residents who are paid an hourly wage for responding to emergency calls, training events and work details. The fire station is not staffed; department personnel respond to 911 calls when dispatched by the Oxford County Regional Communications Center.
If you need emergency assistance, call 911 - do not call the Fire Station.
Fire-Rescue Chief: Chris Wentworth
Non-Emergency Phone: (207) 452-2300
Deputy Fire Chief: Craig Bartlett
Deputy Rescue Chief: Ed Enos
The department responds to all 911 calls in Denmark, including structure fires, wild fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous material, smoke and gas detector issues, back country rescue and storm damage. Department personnel are trained at various levels to respond to these incidents. The department works closely with the Brownfield Fire Department as both departments are automatically dispatched for structure fire, wild fire and motor vehicle entrapment in either town.
When someone calls 911 for a medical emergency in Denmark, the Oxford County Dispatch Center alerts both United Ambulance and our department through their radio system. Our rescue personnel (licensed for Basic Life Support) often arrive first on scene to begin patient care. United Ambulance (licensed for Advanced Life Support) transports the patient to Bridgton Hospital.
- Rescue 1 = 2019 Ford F250 - EMS Response, Command/Operations, Tow vehicle
- Engine 2 = 2021 E–One VM-8 - primary attack and rescue engine 1000 gallon tank
- Engine 3 = 2014 Ford F550 4x4 HME - Mini-pumper and mutual aid, 400 gallon tank
- Tank 7 = 2012 Fouts Brothers - tanker/pumper, 3000 gallon tank
- UTV = 2021 Intimidator GC1K and enclosed trailer - back country EMS rescue and wild fire suppression
- Marine = 2014 Lund boat and trailer - 35 HP rescue boat
- EMA Trailer = 2014 Alumacraft - enclosed EMA command trailer and cone storage
- Thumper 76 = 1968 Internationa 4x6 “Thumper” - federal surplus for wild fire suppression with 800 gallon tank
The Department is always looking for personnel to join and to aid in providing emergency services to the Town of Denmark. Meetings are held every third Thursday night of the month at 6:30 pm at the Fire Station located on Bull Ring Road near the center of town.
Emergency Management Agency
The Denmark Emergency Management Department works in cooperation with local, state, and federal agencies in acquiring and receiving appropriate aid in the event of a man-made or natural disaster. The Emergency Management Director works with the Town Manager and Select Board to plan responses for the town in the event of an emergency. The Emergency Management Director’s responsibilities include the following:
- Maintains the town’s Emergency Management Plan and Moose Pond Dam Emergency Action Plan
- Staffs the town’s Emergency Operations Center once activated.
- Coordinates and assists in training for the town’s emergency service needs as relating to emergency management.
- Works with state and federal emergency management officials before, during and after an emergency.EMA
EMA Director: Chris Wentworth
Phone: (207) 452-2300
The Oxford County Sheriff’s Department, working in conjunction with the Maine State Police, provide law enforcement coverage for the town. They are also dispatched by the Oxford County Regional Communications Center and work closely with our Fire Rescue Department.
Fire Warden - Burn Permits
A burn permit is required for individuals and businesses who seek to burn brush piles, wood debris and agricultural materials. A permit is not required for cooking and warming fires in established fire rings that are 36” or less in diameter. Please call the Fire Station at (207) 452-2300 with any questions or if you do not have access to the internet.
From March through November, the Maine Forest Service issues a fire danger rating daily at 9:00 am. Unless it is raining, permits not issued on weekdays before 5:00 pm. On weekend days with Low and Moderate Fire Danger, permits are typically available after 9:00 am. All fires must be extinguished by 12:00 midnight daily. The Fire Warden reserves the right to not issue permits based on local weather conditions and staffing availability. You can obtain a free burn permit from the link below. You do not need to print the permit as both the Fire Warden and Maine Forest Service are automatically notified when permits are issued.