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 am and 1 pm 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 am to 4 pm 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
- ALS Emergency Medical Service
- Hazardous Material Response
- Search and Rescue
- Vehicle Rescue (Extrication)