Lincolnville Fire Department

Captain's log

May 18, 2017

Hear ye, hear ye. The stories you are about to read are true, only the names have been changed to protect the innocent. Well, the stories are mostly true. Get a freshly brewed light roasted coffee and read on.

April 9

6:18 a.m. — Brush pile rekindle on Main Street. We arrived on scene and put water on it. It’s what we do.

April 10

3:12 p.m. — Traffic hazard on Atlantic Highway, Ducktrap Bridge. It was reported as lumber spilled on the bridge. On arrival we found what was by then mostly kindling. We cleaned it up quickly and returned.

April 20

1:31 p.m. — Fire alarm on Atlantic Highway. All was well.

3:20 p.m. — Chimney fire off Tanglewood Road. We don’t put the names of the owners in the Captain’s log, so we won’t this time either. Upon arrival the owner, firefighter Ken Weed, was there. The chimney was plugged and it took a bit of work to get things as they should be. Many thanks to Northport Fire for the assist as Lincolnville Fire was short handed that day. And many thanks to Doris for the very tasty cake she made for us. It was excellent — and we didn’t share with the NFD. We are like that.

May 1

11:28 a.m. — Carbon monoxide alarm on Whitney Road. The alarm was quickly canceled as technicians were on scene working on the system.

May 3

12:11 p.m. — Fire alarm on Greenacre Road. It was burned toast. We hate that, nobody likes burned toast.

6:43 p.m. — Traffic hazard on Belfast Road. Directions were vague, but the tree was eventually found in Northport. It was removed from the road. This is why we didn’t share our cake with Northport Fire.

May 6

2:11 p.m. — Fire alarm on the Hope Road. It was burned bacon. This is a tragedy. We love bacon.

May 10

2:34 a.m. — Ambulance assist at the Lincolnville Ferry terminal. Northeast Ambulance responded with their best baby carriage. Yes, this call was for Mom and a brand new baby girl. These type of calls make everyone smile. Mom and baby girl are doing just fine, until she becomes a teen-aged child, then the troubles will begin.

May 13

2:02 p.m. — This was a call for a “truck teetering on the ramp.” It seems that someone really wanted to make the ferry, but it just didn’t work out. The ferry came back into the pen and the ramp was lowered allowing the truck’s front tires to raise up. The vehicle was backed up the ramp and we returned to the station.

Be careful, be safe and when in doubt call is out.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Donald Mills | May 26, 2017 08:00

I do hope this log is being recorded for posterity. It is a delight to read, and a welcome relief from much of the other news of the day, even for a short while. Certainly the topics contain a message, and the underlying events are serious in and of themselves, but the writer has a fine touch in the description and is not hurtful in any way.

Long may he/she write!

Don Mills



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