Fire Department

The Rockland Fire-Rescue Department proudly protects 18,000 plus people living in an area of 10 square miles. We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily residential area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a paid status. The Rockland Fire-Rescue Department is committed to providing the BEST fire suppression and emergency medical services to its community.

Open Brush Burning:

A Burn Permit costs $20 per year. Fee payment must be paid by check or money order only and checks made payable to the Town of Rockland. No cash!


The “burn” season runs from January 15 through May 1. You must call the fire department (business line) between 10 A.M. and 1 P.M. on the day you wish to burn brush outside. The fire department will decide whether the weather conditions are conducive to burning and activate your burn permit.

The time allowed for burning brush runs from 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. daily, the fire must be started in an area greater than 75 feet from a residence, a garden hose must be present and ready for use, and an adult must provide constant supervision AT the burn site.

Do NOT burn piles of leaves or EVER attempt to start a fire with an accelerant like gasoline or other flammable liquid.

Check back often or call the station for up-to-date information regarding the open brush burning season.

Fire Department Services:

  • Firefighting
  • Hazardous Material Response
  • ALS Emergency Medical Service
  • Vehicle Rescue (Extrication)
  • Search & Rescue

Staff Contacts

Name Title
Scott Duffey Fire Chief
David Wooley Deputy Fire Chief
Mary Ryan Executive Assistant
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