TOWN FIRE WARDEN – David Elwell – Phone 542-4797

DEPUTY WARDEN – Gerald Harjula – Phone (H) 354-8026 (C) 701-1860 and Todd Butler Phone 975-2655.

The Fire Department is located at 125 Spruce Head Road (Route 73) about a half mile from the ‘Keag Store in the same building as the Town Office.

Our mailing address is:
South Thomaston Fire Department
P.O. Box 147
South Thomaston, ME 04858
[email protected]


Monthly truck equipment checks are conducted on the 1st Monday of each month starting @ 1800hrs (unless major holiday)

Chiefs/Safety/Training Committee meetings & Officer’s Meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month @ 1800hrs as needed, alternating monthly (unless major holiday)

Department Trainings are held on the 3rd Monday of each month @ 1800hrs. Trainings will also be held Saturdays or the 5th Monday of the month as needed. Training with other Departments in Knox County will be scheduled as needed.



Burn permits can be obtained online or from the Town Forest Warden or his Deputies

Online Burn Permits

Monday-Friday: Permits will be issued AFTER 5 PM

Weekends: Permits will be issued AFTER 9 AM


Class 1 & 2 days: Permits will be issued

Class 3 days: Permits will be issued by Fire Wardens ONLY

Class 4 & 5 days: NO permits will be issued


Please click the link below to obtain a free, 1 day burn permit!/frontPage



David ElwellFire Chief
Gerald HarjulaDeputy Fire Chief
Todd ButlerAssistant Chief
Jeff HarjulaCaptain
David BennerCaptain
Alan KnowltonCaptain
Ralph DemmonsLieutenant
Arthur Grierson Lieutenant
Thomas MooreLieutenant
Megen BennerFirefighter
Charlie WeidmanFirefighter
Cliff DacsoFirefighter
Brandon Colson Firefighter
Edward ColsonFirefighter
George SheehanFirefighter
Dan ManleyFirefighter
Avery MadoreFirefighter
Andrew TylerProbationary Firefighter
Andrew ZipProbationary Firefighter


Our logo was designed in 1987 by Janet Page, the wife of a former member.  This logo was originally used on T-shirts. Later, it was put on the door panels on new apparatus purchased since it was accepted by the members.