Fire Department

Fire trucks and ambulances in front of the downtown station

Our Services

BHFD serves to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the Town of Bar Harbor. 

We provide the following services to our community:
Fire suppression
Rescue operations, including vehicle extrication, ice rescue, and confined space rescue
Advanced life support emergency medical services and transport
Fire prevention
Fire inspections
Public education

Our combination department is comprised of both full-time staff and call members operating out of a central station in downtown Bar Harbor and a substation located in Town Hill. Our apparatus fleet consists of 2 engine pumpers, 1 ladder truck, 1 tanker pumper, 3 ambulances, and a mass casualty response trailer.

Response Area

The Town of Bar Harbor covers 45 square miles on the north side on Mount Desert Island, including 33 miles of coast line, 66 miles of road, and 10,156 acres within Acadia National Park. In addition to serving the town of Bar Harbor, we provide mutual aid response to the surrounding towns.

5,000 people call Bar Harbor home year round, with the summer population swelling to approximately 20,000. In addition, Acadia National Park on Mount Desert Island draws millions of visitors each year.