FROM THE SORRENTO FIRE DEPARTMENT
Commercial burn permits are available October 15 and expire on April 15.
You are required by Maine law to have a permit to burn, even for a small pile of grass clippings or leaves. A Forestry Warden will be called if you burn without a permit, possibly resulting in you being summonsed to court and fined. The person who signs the fire permit is responsible for the fire. Do not leave any fire unattended.
To obtain a burn permit contact:
Fire Chief Joey Clark 422-6570 or 812-2208 (cell)
Dep. Fire Chief Dwayne Clement 422-6889 (work) 422-3622 (home) or 479-6049 (cell)
Asst. Fire Chief Mike Parker 422-6755 (home)
Asst. Fire Chief Brian Clement 422-3503 (home)
Chief Engineer Craig Clement 460-8851
Brush disposal --
Three choices for brush disposal --
1. Compost on your property.
2. Obtain a fire permit to burn on your property.
3. Hire a contractor to chip it on your property or haul it out of town.
Required for burning:
- at least 2 adults to attend the burn.
- some form of water supply and hand tools must be on hand.
- and it is recommended you have a cellular phone or other communication device to call for assistance should the fire escape.
YOU are responsible to see that the fire is out before leaving.
REMEMBER!!! IF YOU NEED TO CONTACT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT FOR DOWNED TREES AND/OR WIRES OR WHATEVER EMERGENCY (FIRE, POLICE, AMBULANCE), YOU NEED TO CALL 9-1-1.
The Fire Department will be toned out by Hancock county Dispatch. There is no number to contact the Fire Department directly -- you need to call 9-1-1.
Following are the calls, classes, work sessions, & training for the Sorrento Fire Dept. for the month of
11/26 & 27 - EVOC training. Attending was Jon Mickel. 16 hours.
11/07/13 - Take Cascade system to Ellsworth Fire Dept. and fill. Jon Mickel. 3.5 hours
11/12/13 - Fire Department and Auxiliary meetings.
11/15/13 - Regular monthly truck and station checks. Brian Clement.
11/18/13 - Training. Cheifs' work shop. Attending was Joey Clark. 8 hours.
11/18/13 - Sullivan Fire and Sorrento Fire were called to a resident on Taunton Drive for a propane leak. Attending for Sorrento with trucks 824 and 845 were Joey Clark and Dwayne Clement.
11/23/13 - Training. Pump training. Attending were Joey Clark and Jon Mickel. 3 hours.
11/23/13 - Sullivan Fire and Sorrento Fire were called to a motor vehicle accident at the corner of Mirimar Ave. and Route 1. attending for Sorrento was Jon Mickel.
11/24/13 - Sullivan Rescue and Sorrento Rescue responded to a lift assist on Route 1 in Sullivan. Responding for Sorrento were Dwayne Clement, Brian Clement, Craig Clement and Jon Mickel.
11/25/13 - Sorrento Fire and Sullivan Fire responded to a report of smoke in a residence on the West Shore Road. Responding in Engine 824 for Sorrento were Dwayne Clement, Mike Parker and Jon Mickel.
11/26/13 - Sorrento Fire and Sullivan Fire responded to an alarm at a residence on Mt. Desert Street. Water pipes had broken which set off the alarm. Responding from Sorrento were Joey Clark and Dwayne Clement.
11/27/13 - Sorrento Fire and Sullivan Fire responded to a tree and lines down on Brinton Road and also on the East Side Road. Responding for Sorrento were Dwayne Clement and Dudbridge Taylor.
11/28/13 - Sullivan Rescue and Sorrento Rescue responded to a lift assist on Route 1 in Sullivan. Responding for Sorrento were EMTs Joey Clark, Dwayne Clement and ken Onroe and firefighter Jon Mickel.
12/01/13 - Prepare Santa's presents for the children's Christmas party on December 8. Attending were Dwayne and Esther Clement, Judy High, Jon Mickel, Craig Clement and Bennett and Barbara Sawyer.
12/03/13 - Sorrento Fire and Sullivan Fire responded to a report of smoke in a residence on the East Side road in Sorrento. Responding for Sorrento with trucks 824 and 845 were Joey Clark, Dwayne Clement, Mike Parker, Brian Clement and John Mickel.
Tips on emergency preparedness can be fond at http://www.maineprepares.com