Lincolnville Fire Department

Captain's log

Jan 11, 2017

Lincolnville — The Lincolnville Fire Department reported the following activity between Dec. 17 and Jan. 7:

Dec. 17

8:44 a.m. — Fire alarm on Atlantic Highway.

Dec. 21

2:14 a.m. — Wires down on Atlantic Highway. CMP was called as we all know “no line is safe to touch…...evah!!”

3:37 p.m. — Two-vehicle accident at the Slab City and Belfast Road intersection. There were no injuries, but the vehicles did not fare very well.

Dec. 24

2:27 p.m. — Fire alarm on Atlantic Highway. No fire, just an alarm. Alarm calls are nice as we have very little to do when we get back to the station. We are lazy like that.

5:33 p.m. — One vehicle rollover near the intersection of Moody Mountain and Hope roads. No injuries, and the road was wicked slippery. Wicked is a real adjective. Feel free to use it.

Dec. 25

7:01 p.m. — Christmas fire alarm off Atlantic Highway. Cooking error was the cause. Can you get takeout on Christmas Day?

Dec. 28

3:34 p.m. — Fire alarm on Bay Road. No fire, no smoke, no doughnuts. All was well … except for the no doughnuts.


12:25 a.m. — Tree across the road on the Beach Road. We gave that tree a very firm hug and then proceeded to cut it into pieces. We call this the “turn a big tree into a small tree” exercise.

2:24 p.m. — Stand-by at our station as Searsmont was out roaming the streets looking for fire. Searsmont gets all the cool calls. It seems LifeFlight flew over and spotted what appeared to be a structure fire. Coordinates were sent and received, the area was thoroughly searched and voila! Nothing.

Jan. 2

10:30 a.m. — Fire alarm on Moody Mountain Road. Nothing was found. We think it may have been the Rip Van Winkle of spiders just waking up and strolling through a smoke detector.

7:14 p.m. — Structure fire in Searsmont on Lawry Road. On arrival the main floor was fully involved and rolling out the windows. An excellent stop by the Searsmont initial attack. Some mop-up was done, and some standing around. When asked how they stopped that fire so quick, Chief James Ames replied, “We have Holy water on our trucks.” We are currently looking into this “Holy water." We think Amazon has it.

Jan. 6

5:01 p.m. — Structure fire in Northport on Knights Pond Road. This was a fully involved old farmhouse. It was also located down a long, well, actually, very long driveway. Pumpers, tankers, a LOT of hose and a lot of water and yet the structure was a total loss. This was a four-hour call and the temperature was in the 15-degree range. We know for a fact that water will freeze at this temperature. Back at the station, 1,600 feet of LDH (large diameter hose) was loaded, air packs readied and casual conversation ensued. We cleared the station at 11 p.m.

Jan. 7

7:38 p.m. — Fire alarm on Bay Road. The owner called back and said all was well. They might have also mentioned getting a repair of the alarm system. Music to our ears.

Don’t forget to use “wicked” and “LDH” in your conversation with co-workers and friends. This new knowledge will impress. Be careful, be safe and when in doubt call us out.

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Posted by: Valerie Wass | Jan 13, 2017 10:55



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