Fire Department


Paris Fire Department
137 Western Avenue
Paris, ME 04281
Office Hours: 8AM to 4PM Monday through Friday 
 Fire Chief/Fire Warden:   Mark Blaquiere

 This site is dedicated to the officers & members of Paris Fire Department past, present and future.

Mission Statement:

We, the members of the Paris Fire Department, dedicate our efforts to provide for the safety and welfare of the public through preservation of life, property and the environment.

The Paris Fire Department is a paid on-call members with one full time employee. The fire department is manned 5 days a week during regular business hours and at night paid on-call members respond from their homes. Regular business hours are Mon-8:00am-4:00pm.

The Paris Fire Department is proud of its ISO Class 4 rating. This nationally-recognized standard is based on extensive criteria that evaluate a fire department’s ability to protect people and property. The rating is considered by many insurance companies when deciding the rates on insurance premiums.

Our personnel are very skilled and educated in providing the following services:

Fire Suppression, Rescue, Fire Prevention, Inspections, Fire Setter Program, CPR Classes and Public Fire Education, EMS First Responder at the basic level, Vehicle and Machinery Rescue (Extrication), Hazardous Material Incident Response, Technical Rope Rescue, Structural Building Collapse Response, Water Rescue, and Search & Rescue. We also have an active Junior Firefighter program for the youth of the community as


Fire Prevention Safety

Make Your Home Fire Safe

  • Smoke alarms save lives. Install a smoke alarm outside each sleeping area and on each additional level of your home.
  • If people sleep with doors closed, install smoke alarms inside sleeping areas, too.
  • Use the test button to check each smoke alarm once a month. When necessary, replace batteries immediately. Replace all batteries at least once a year.
  • Vacuum cobwebs and dust away from your smoke alarms monthly.
  • Smoke alarms become less sensitive over time.
  • Replace your smoke alarms every ten years.
  • Consider having one or more working fire extinguishers in your home. Get training from the fire department in how to use them.
  • Consider installing an automatic fire sprinkler system in your home.

Plan Your Escape Routes

  • Determine at least two ways to escape from every room of your home.
  • Consider escape ladders for sleeping areas on the second or third floor. Learn how to use them and store them near the window.
  • Select a location outside your home where everyone would meet after escaping.
  • Practice your escape plan at least twice a year.

Escape Safely

  • Once you are out, stay out! Call the fire department from a neighbor’s home.
  • If you see smoke or fire in your first escape route, use your second way out. If you must exit through smoke, crawl low under the smoke to your exit.
  • If you are escaping through a closed door, feel the door before opening it. If it is warm, use your second way out.
  • If smoke, heat, or flames block your exit routes, stay in the room with the door closed.
  • Signal for help using a bright-colored cloth at the window. If there is a telephone in the room, call the fire department and tell them where you are.

Fire Prevention Links





The state is divided into seven (7) weather zones with Paris in zone three (3). The Fire Danger and Class Day is predicted by the State on a daily basis and broadcast to the fire departments on county fire radio daily between 8:30 am and 9:00 am. The fire danger class day is a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the more extreme.

During dry weather conditions permits are issued only after the State has predicted the Fire Danger Class Day. Fire permits are not issued on any class 4 and 5 Fire Danger days and very seldom on a Class 3 Fire Danger days.

To view the Fire Danger day please visit The Maine Forest Service webpage. Reports are issued daily for all zones by 9:00am.

Free fire permits and information can be obtained by calling 207-743-6832 or visiting the Paris Fire Department Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm

Burn permits can also be obtained online by going to Online burning permits cost $7.00 per permit.

1 Low
2 Moderate
3 High
4 Very High
5 Extreme

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