Fire Department

2014 Officers

  • Chief – Matt Connor 207-270-1776
  • 1st Asst. Chief – Rick Stocker 207-270-0474
  • 2nd Asst. Chief – Steve Brown Jr. 207- 270-1040
  • Captain – Mike McCormick 207-270-1003
  • 1st Lieutenant – Mark Bailey 207-561-0244
  • 2nd Lieutenant – Everett Hibbard 270-1303

Kitchen Fire Information & Video

This is very stunning – please read first and then watch the very short clip.

This is a dramatic video (30-second, very short) about how to deal with a common kitchen fire …oil in a frying pan. Read the following Introduction, then watch the show… It’s a real eye-opener!!

At the Fire Fighting Training school they would demonstrate this with a deep fat fryer set on the fire field. An instructor would don a fire suit and using an 8 oz cup at the end of a 10-foot pole toss water onto the grease fire.

The results got the attention of the students. The water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom where it instantly becomes superheated. The explosive force of the steam blows the burning oil up and out. On the open field, it became a thirty-foot high fireball that resembled a nuclear blast.

Inside the confines of a kitchen, the fireball hits the ceiling and fills the entire room. Also, do not throw sugar or flour on a grease fire. One cup of either creates the explosive force of two sticks of dynamite.

This is a powerful message—-watch the video and don’t forget what you see. Tell your whole family about this video. Or better yet, send this to them..

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Burn Permits

Burn Permits can be obtained by going to http://www.maine.gov/burnpermit/ or by contacting any officer of the Dexter Fire Department.

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