This year we will be donating to the Fryeburg Rescue Barn. We love giving back to our community and with a few new additions to the show we are able to expand our contributions. In the meanwhile donations are always welcome to help aid their growth, more information can be found at fryeburgrescue.org. We thank you for your support.
Fryeburg Rescue provides emergency medical service to five towns, in two states located in 260+ square miles of western Maine and eastern New Hampshire. The towns of Fryeburg, Brownfield, Stow, & Lovell, Maine and Chatham, New Hampshire have depended on this non-profit rescue agency to be there whenever there was a call for help since 1971. Over the years Fryeburg Rescue grew and changed to better meet the needs of the people we serve…new members, new equipment, new training, and increasing membership requirements. Currently operating three ambulances and a rescue truck with support equipment such as extrication tools or “jaws of life” and wilderness rescue equipment. In addition, we maintain a boat for river and lake water rescues and a side-by-side ATV equipped to safely carry and allow for patient care during wilderness rescue situations. Our service is licensed by both Maine and New Hampshire and we schedule a minimum of two personnel on call 24 hours a day with at least one person staffed at the station from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, seven days a week. Our call volume has consistently grown over the years and as we continue to adapt to the communities’ needs and prepare for the future we have found the facilities that house our organization and equipment are becoming increasingly inadequate.
Our current station was designed and built in 1991 by dedicated members and a supportive community predominantly with donated materials and time and this building has served our needs very well. However in 1992/93 our annual call volume ran at 300 + calls per year. At the end of 2014 our call volume will have increased to over 800+ calls per year, so it comes as no surprise that we need to expand our space to accommodate the rising demands of our rescue community. Ideas for a new or modified Rescue Station have been discussed within our organization and our local public safety community. The result of our research led to the current design which will maximize our current location while expanding to fulfill our needs. The improved facility will house and protect all our equipment allowing us improved access and readiness. There will also be more space inside the offices for the ever increasing demand for documentation and security as well as better training and crew facilities. The Town of Fryeburg has granted us a zoning appeal and permit applications are pending. As we go about the task of raising funds to bring this project to fruition we would like to thank the community for your continued support.
PO Box 177
89 Bridgton Rd.
Fryeburg, ME 04037