Fire-EMS Department


Falmouth Fire-EMS responds to over 2,000 emergencies each year. We are a combination Fire-EMS department made up of six full-time staff, sixty call firefighters and emergency medical technicians, and thirty part-time per diem firefighter/paramedics and firefighter/EMTs. The Fire-EMS Headquarters is located at Central Fire Station at 8 Bucknam Road and our business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m.. to 4:30 p.m.. During the daytime hours we are staffed with the Fire Chief, Assistant Chief, EMS & Prevention Captain/Paramedic, EMA Captain/Advanced EMT, Firefighter/EMT/Engineer and an Office Administrator. In addition, the department employs two per diem employees (one firefighter/paramedic and one firefighter/EMT) who staff an ambulance at Central Fire Station seven days a week, 24 hours per day. On weekends and holidays we staff a second pair of per diem employees who cross-staff a 2nd ambulance and an engine at Central Station.  Our on-duty crews are assisted by on-call firefighters and EMT's. We rely heavily on our dedicated staff of on-call personnel to respond to emergencies and staff our apparatus.

Falmouth Fire-EMS provides on call emergency services from three stations. Each station is commanded by a Captain, and each apparatus has an assigned Lieutenant and a crew. Our three ambulances combine to run over 1,300 medical calls each year.  Our crews provide stand-by coverage at numerous events each year including soccer tournaments, professional golf tournaments, home high school football games, cross country meets, track meets, lacrosse tournaments, and the Maine Marathon.

Falmouth Fire-EMS has been proudly serving the Town of Falmouth since the Foreside Fire Company responded to its first fire call in 1913.  Joined soon by the Central Fire Company in 1922, the Pleasant Hill Fire Company in 1923 and lastly the West Falmouth Fire Company in 1925, our members have provided continuous service to the Town for over 100 years.  The members of today continue the tradition of taking great pride in providing outstanding customer service to our community and we look forward to our next 100 years.


* Falmouth Fire-EMS does not trade patches.

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Howard Rice, Jr. Fire-EMS Chief (207) 781-2610
Jay Hallett Assistant Chief (207) 781-2610
Tom Martelle Deputy Chief (207) 781-2610
Colin Shea Captain (207) 781-2610
Eric Hutchings Captain (207) 781-2610
Lori Pride Office Administrator (207) 699-5252