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Public Safety Director
The purpose of Islesboro Public Safety is to help prevent or minimize threats to the general public. We work to avoid significant injury, harm, or damage to our people and property by crimes and natural or man-made disasters.
To accomplish this we have organized the Ambulance, Emergency Management, Fire Department, and Law Enforcement groups.
Islesboro Ambulance is a proactive emergency service staffed at Basic, Intermediate and Paramedic Levels providing emergency medical services to the people of Islesboro. We also provide advanced life support with the assistance of Physicians Assistants from the Islesboro Health Center. We constantly train in an effort to provide the highest level of care for our patients. No matter the time, place, or location, our team treats each patient with dignity and respect - characteristics our Islesboro Ambulance employees live by.
What number do I call if I need the ambulance?
What number do I call if I have a medical question or concern?
The Islesboro Health Center at 734-2213
Who do I contact in regards to billing for an ambulance trip?
T. G. Higgins is the billing agent. Tel #223-5737
What number do I call for general questions about the Ambulance?
Islesboro Office of Public Safety at 734-6787
Does Islesboro Ambulance offer employment opportunities?
Yes, please contact Fred Porter at the Islesboro Office of Public safety at 734-6787 with employment questions.
Emergency Management Director
The Emergency Management Division is responsible for the planning, coordination, and implementation of all emergency management and Homeland Security related activities for Islesboro. The mission of the Division of Emergency Management is to lessen the loss of life and reduce injuries and property damage during natural and technological man-made incidents. The Islesboro EMD prides itself on its preparedness, quick response time, and well-coordinated recovery plans. To insure we are ready for action, the Emergency Management division conducts training exercises for First Responders and continuously reviews our emergency plans. Providing ample resources and equipment to the First Responders enables the department to coordinate a quick and timely response to any emergency occurring on-island.
Who do I call for information on how to prepare my home and family and property for emergencies?
Call Islesboro Emergency Management (207) 734-6787
What happens if we have a medical emergency during a storm, or any event when the ferry is not running.
Dial 911. We establish emergency actions plans for those situations.
If my family needs shelter during a major storm or incident who do I contact?
Contact our Emergency Operations Center we are usally activated during any major incident (207) 734-6787
How can I get involved?
Contact Fred Porter EMD (207) 734-6787, we always need volunteers for the EOC, Red Cross Shelter Volunteers.
John M. Speranza
The Islesboro Fire Department was first established in 1939 and consisted of ten volunteer members and one motorized fire engine. Today, there are eighteen members of the fire department, including four junior firefighters, and five fire engines. Four of the five engines are housed at the Fire Department’s station, while the fifth tanker is stationed on 700 Acre Island.
We hold weekly meetings and schedule a variety of training classes to keep our firefighters current with the latest fire-related technology and information. We have three regularly scheduled meetings every month at the IFD: The first Monday night of every month is the regular Fire Department meeting. The third Monday night is a drill meeting and the last Monday night is the officers meeting. These meetings also serve as a time for monthly equipment checks to ensure that Islesboro’s fire equipment meets the state regulations put forth by the Maine Bureau of Labor Standards.
The Forest Protection Division of the Maine Forest Service prepared a Community Wildfire Protection Plan for the Islesboro Fire Department in June 2014. The document, divided into two separate sections, can be viewed here:
Friends of the Islesboro Fire Department
If you are interested in supporting the Islesboro Fire Department you can become a member of the fundraising arm called “Friends of the Islesboro Fire Department.” Friends of the IFD organizes fundraisers like the Fourth of July Picnic Parade and Barbeque to help purchase additional equipment for the Fire Department. For more information please contact Fire Chief Murt Durkee.
What is the ISO class rating of the Islesboro Fire Department?
It is rated as a 9.
How do I find out how far away I am from the nearest water source? From the fire station?
Please contact Murton Durkee for specific information regarding these questions.
Do I need a burning permit for fires outside?
Yes you do. State Law requires that a written burning permit be obtained before the burning of brush or leaves. Permits are granted in good faith that the fire is carefully watched and controlled. If dangerous weather conditions exist (i.e. too dry), permits will be withheld from the public until conditions improve. You can obtain a burning permit from the burn box on the porch outside the Fire Department door. You may also obtain a permit directly from Fire Chief Murt Durkee.
Animal Control Officer
The Islesboro Law Enforcement department, led by senior officer Fred Porter, is in charge of providing all law enforcement needs to the community. This includes motor vehicle, criminal, marine resource, and animal control enforcement. Officer Porter investigates all crimes occurring on the land and enforces all motor vehicle laws. Animal Control laws are enforced under Title 12 and local ordinance, while all local and state animal welfare laws are also strictly enforced by Islesboro Law Enforcement. As for fish and game services, Fred Porter works with the warden service to enforce all Maine state hunting laws.
Who do I call in an emergency?
Who do I call for general information or to discuss law enforcement issues in the Town of Islesboro?
Call the Public Safety Office, 734-6787
How do I pay or contest a parking ticket?
Contact the Town Office at 734-2251 or stop by the Town Office, 150 Main Road.