Welcome to the Orleans Fire Rescue Emergency Services website.
The mission of the Orleans Fire Department is to provide professional emergency services to the residents and visitors within the town of Orleans. The Fire Department is committed to protecting people, property and the environment from the devastating effects of fire, natural disasters and emergency medical incidents.
What We Do
The Orleans Fire Department provides Fire and Rescue services to the Town of Orleans. It's a combination of services, providing fire suppression and Fire Based EMS response twenty four hours a day seven days a week.
The department has 21 career personnel along with a Fire Chief, Deputy Fire Chief and full-time Fire Inspector. With 14 full-time cross trained Firefighter Paramedics and 4 full-time Firefighter-EMT-A's (working 24hr shifts); our career staff is supplemented by a six member call firefighter force. The Orleans Fire Rescue Department operates out of one station with a combination of 13 pieces of apparatus and equipment. We respond on average to just over 2,400 calls for service annually.
Operating within a broad range of services, the department responds to not only fire and medical emergencies, but we also respond to fire alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, motor vehicle accidents, beach / water rescues, hazardous material spills, technical rescues, boating emergencies, investigations and citizen assists.
The Orleans Fire Department is committed to providing fire and life safety services to the entire community. One way the Fire Department provides such services is through aggressive Fire Prevention and Public Education programs. The Orleans Fire Rescue Department works closely with all other town departments to provide a safe community to live, work and vacation in.
The 2015 Open burning season began on January 15th and ends on May 1st. This year permits can be picked up at the Fire Station daily from 8am-5pm. The cost is $10.00 (Make checks payable to: Town of Orleans). Remember Burn days become less frequent as May approaches due to drier weather.
Click on the link below to learn more about the requirements for open burning within the state of Massachusets:
DCR Forest Fire Control