Fire Operations

Fire Department Operations

The dedicated staff and over 100 volunteers provide fire rescue, community safety, prevention and emergency management to the residents and visitors of Lincoln. 

Emergency Response

Lincoln Fire Rescue and Emergency Services responds to approximately 900 emergency calls per year town-wide, with individual station responses ranging from about 100 calls to 500 calls annually per station. Emergency responses include:

  • Fire suppression
  • Motor vehicle extrication
  • Water and ice rescue
  • Medical first response
  • Hazardous materials and industrial incidents

Emergency Management

Lincoln’s fire department plays a crucial role in the ongoing process of emergency management. Some of its roles include:

  • Planning, oversight and management of the Town’s emergency plan
  • Training Town staff in applicable incident management systems
  • Conducting required legislative mock emergency exercises with Town staff, allied emergency services, other municipalities as well as utility and transportation providers

Fire Prevention

One of the main functions of Fire is to actively promote fire prevention in the community. This is done by:

  • Providing fire safety inspections and fire investigations to determine the origin and cause of fires and explosions
  • Providing public fire safety education
  • Overseeing the stations and fleet, and ensuring they are fully equipped and prepared
  • Conducting fire safety inspections:
  • On a request basis for licensing, consultation, and other purposes on a fee-for-service payment
  • On a complaint basis where there are suspected Fire Code infractions and/or fire safety concerns
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