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Article Clip: Jennifer Osborn, Ellsworth American Fenceviewer, 10/11/2011
Serving as a member of a fire department is much more than fighting fires. They need people to do traffic control,
man the radios back at the station, cook, clean the station and write grants, just to name a few.
“Jumping into a suit and going to fight a fire is just the pinnacle of it,” said Penobscot Fire Department Lt. Hugh
Evans. Penobscot Fire Chief Dennis Robertson said, “They say, ‘I don’t want to fight a fire.’ There’s so much
more you can do.” One Fire Department member, Charlie Deans, said, “I drive and direct traffic usually.”
And you don’t even have to be a member of the department to help. Dr. Jerri Jensen isn’t a member of the
department but conducts all the physicals, Evans said. Jim and Sam Doty, also not members, cook for Penobscot
Days, one of the department’s major fund-raisers.
“We would absolutely, dearly love to have somebody coming in who was good at writing grants,” Evans said.
“We’re looking for men and women,” the lieutenant said. “We’re not an exclusive club.” Junior members range
between age 14 and 18. There is also a member in his 80s.
The Penobscot Fire Department has about 30 members and 22 of those are active with 8 to 10 being “extremely
Daylight Savings Time reminds us it 's also
time to change the batteries in your smoke
and carbon monoxide detectors.
Your life could depend on it.
Scott Ferden Fire Chief
Robert Gross – Assistant Fire Chief
Hugh Evans – Captain
Jim Flannery – Lieutenant
Sally Bridges – Safety Officer
Jenna Leclerc – Safety Officer
Penobscot Vol. Fire Department
46 North Penobscot Rd, Penobscot, Me. 04476
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Maine website by clicking the link