Newfield Volunteer Fire Department, Inc.
The Newfield Volunteer Fire Department (NFD) is a 100% volunteer department that provides emergency service response 365 days a year 24/7 to the Town of Newfield and surrounding communities. NFD has 36 volunteer members of which 23 are State of Maine Certified Firefighters. The Department has a Junior Firefighter program for those 14- 18 years of age. NFD works closely with the Newfield Rescue Squad by providing manpower and drivers daily. The NFD has a long-standing reputation in the region for always pulling a crew together for any emergency.
NFD operates out of 85 Water Street and houses several apparatuses. Engine 1 which is the first due engine for structural fires, is a 1999 International Chassis with a 1250 gallon per minute Metalfab pump. Engine 2 is the primary engine due for any car accidents. This is a 2000 International E-One pumper which also produces 1250 gallons of water per minute. This engine carries the Holmatro extrication equipment that has been provided to the department by the FEMA grant. Both engines carry 1000 gallons of water and 1000’ of 5” diameter supply hose. They also carry several hundred feet of smaller diameter attack hose and various tools that are needed for scenes. Tanker 1 is a 2017 International with a Hale Pump that produces 1850 gallons per minute. The tanker holds 2500 gallons of water. Each of these trucks are equipped with identical tools but are also geared for their own specialty. They all have Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and spare tanks. NFD has one of the original pieces of history in the region; a 1944 forestry truck named “Bertha”. This is an International 10X10 former USMC vehicle that is still in full operation and can go anywhere. Bertha carries 500 gallons of water and 500’ of forestry hose on a reel. Numerous hand tools and forestry hose in backpacks are on this truck. Forestry 2 is a retired 1998 Army M1083 5-ton 6X6 named “Thelma”. This truck is used for mutual aid forest fire calls and has an 800-gallon water tank. Lastly, we have an antique 1938 Chevy Seagrove that is used for special occasions such as parades and muster team events.
The Newfield Fire Department encourages community involvement and welcomes volunteerism. There are business meetings on the 2nd Thursday of every month. They also meet every Tuesday at 1900 hours for a work session. For further information on how to volunteer or donate to the department you can contact Chief Neville at 207-793-2330.