The York Beach Fire Department (YBFD) responds to a magnitude of incidents including building fires, fire alarm activations, emergency medical calls, motor vehicle accidents, carbon monoxide alarms, brush fires, forest fires, chimney fires, vehicle fires, water rescues, search and rescues, weather related emergencies, citizen assists as well as mutual aid to surrounding towns as needed.

York Beach and York Village Fire Departments cooperatively work together in providing the citizens and visitors of York professional, experienced, educated levels of life safety and property protective services. The two fire departments respond together to all building fires, smoke in the building, fire calls at the four schools, hospital or nursing facility in the Village District, as well as assisting each other on an as needed or multiple call basis. The departments also work together in the event of a lost, missing, overdue or injured hiker or biker who is exploring the countless number of scenic trails throughout the wooded sections of town.

In the event of a water rescue, the York Beach Fire Department responds and provides immediate shore/shallow water rescues that also include assisting the lifeguards in the summer months. In the event of a deep water rescue or vessel in distress the department will respond to gain a visual on the event while the Coast Guard is contacted and the York Village Fire Department will deploy their rescue boat from the town dock in the Village District. In the event of a water rescue, if the water rescue boat makes a save it may respond to the closest beach or docking station in the Beach District at which point the members of this department will provide/assist in life saving emergency medical care until the arrival of the ambulance.

A Little About York, Maine

The Town of York, Maine is approximately 56 square miles located on the coast of southern Maine, approximately 7 miles up Interstate 95 from the New Hampshire border. York is populated year round by approximately 14,000 residents, however, being a coastal tourist community in the summer months, the population swells anywhere from 50,000-65,000 summer residents and tourists. The York Beach Fire Department protects the northern half of the town, while York Village Fire Department protects the southern half of the town.

York Ambulance provides the ambulance service to the entire Town of York. York Ambulance is staffed full time with a Paramedic and an EMT. York Ambulance is located next to the York Village Fire Station. There are members of both fire departments who work per-diem shifts at York Ambulance.

Areas of town covered by the York Beach Fire Department include the famous Nubble Lighthouse, York’s Wild Kingdom, Mount Agamenticus and its many walking and biking trails, The Cliff House, Long Sands Beach, Short Sands, Downtown York Beach as well as the Cape Neddick area of town.

As a friendly reminder, the York Beach Fire Department wishes to remind everyone that
“the use or sale of commercial fireworks shall be prohibited in the town of York.”
We would like to thank everyone in advance for their compliance regarding this matter.