IAFF Local 1476
South Portland Professional Fire Fighters
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      2020 Firefighter Ad

      FIREFIGHTER-EMT/PARAMEDIC SOUTH PORTLAND FIRE DEPARTMENT A progressive ISO Class One Fire Department on the Southern Maine Coast is looking for qualified, motivated, and career oriented individuals. Preference will be given for Paramedic applicants. The Department is responsible for Fire, EMS and Hazmat response.
      Download: SPFD Fire Department Application 03252020.doc

      2020 Regular Union Meeting Dates

      The following dates are for the regularly scheduled meetings in 2020: January 8, March 11, May 13, Sept 9, November 11. These meetings will be held at Central Station and begin at 1900 hours unless otherwise noted.


      Welcome to the Home Page of the South Portland Professional Firefighters Local 1476. We are affilitated with both the International Associations of Firefighters as well as the Professional Firefighters of Maine. The South Portland Professional Firefighters is encompassed of 3 units including 3 dispatchers, 13 line officers and 53 firefighters. Below is a little background about the South Portland Fire Department written by Past President, Deputy Mike Williams. Please take a look around and enjoy our web site brought to you by the hard working men and women of the South Portland Professional Firefighters.


      The mission of the South Portland Fire Department is to save lives and property by providing the citizens of South Portland with the best possible fire protection and emergency medical services.

      The City of South Portland is a coastal community in southern Maine with 23,800 people encompassing an area of 12.93 square miles.  The city has been referred to as two cities, with the western half of the city hosting commercial, industrial and advanced technology property and the eastern half of the city sporting a community college, a beach area, several parks, one of the State’s largest marinas, a municipal boat ramp, a maritime museum, the State’s only oil reclamation facility and the second busiest oil port on the entire East Coast. As a community with much diversity, the fire department maintains an extremely sophisticated emergency response capability that requires a tremendous training commitment to achieve and maintain qualifications in firefighting, emergency medicine, hazardous materials and many other specialized services.

      The South Portland Fire Department is comprised of 135 employees. This includes both career (full time) members and paid on-call members. This combination allows the City of South Portland to provide a high degree of fire protection and emergency medical services to the community. This is accomplished by a response of a highly trained and equipped department that consists of a career (full time) firefighting and emergency medical services force augmented by a paid on-call force when needed.

      The career (full time) force is comprised of 75 employees. This includes the administrative staff and staffing for 3 career stations. The paid on-call force is comprised of 60 employees that staffs 3 stations.

      Central Station located at 684 Broadway
      Cash Corner Station located at 360 Main St
      West End Station located at 34 James Baka Dr
      Willard Square Station located at 20 Pillsbury St
      Thornton Heights Station located at 15 Union St

      The department staffs 4 Engine Companies, 1 Ladder Company, 1 quint ( engine / ladder combo ), 1 Squad Truck and 2 rescues ( ambulances ). We also have 2 ambulances, 1 Engine, and a Tower Ladders as back up apparatus.

      In order to further the goals in our mission statement, other service areas the South Portland Fire Department provides to the community include:

      Emergency fire response & suppression
      Emergency medical services
      Hazardous materials response & mitigation
      Fire safety consultation services
      Fire code review & compliance
      Public education programs
      Emergency communications & dispatch
      Water rescue response
      Civil emergency management & planning
      Fire & arson determination & investigation

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