South Portland Fire Department

Fire Headquarters

684 Broadway

Monday- Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm 

Business Phone (Non Emergency) Number: 207 799-3314

Fax Number: 207 799-7583




Fire Chief/ EMA Director: Chief James Wilson

Training Division & Special Operations Division: Deputy Chief Philip Selberg 

Fire Prevention & Public Education: Deputy Chief Michael Williams 

Emergency Medical Services & Personnel: Deputy Chief Paul Salway

Logistics: Deputy Chief William Collins  

EMS Coordinator: Firefighter Paramedic Ashley Armstrong 

Administrative Assistant: Jessica DeBendetto

Public Information Officer: Captain Robb Couture


The City of South Portland is the fourth largest city in Maine. Located on Portland Harbor, South Portland Fire Department provides Fire and Emergency Medical Services to a community with a resident population of over 25,000 and a workday population that more than doubles in size during the day.  The city covers 13 square miles of a mix of industry and residential structures.  The city has been referred to as two cities, with the western half of the city hosting commercial, industrial and advanced technology property and the eastern half of the city sporting a community college, a beach area, several parks, one of the state’s largest marinas, 

Due to the dedication of our staff and the continued support of our community the South Portland Fire Department is ranked by ISO (Insurance Services Office) as one of the top departments in the Country.  As of February of 2016 the South Portland Fire Department will be the only Class One Fire Department in Maine.