Full staff at New Gloucester fire, rescue making all the difference

Chief Toby Martin said filling vacancies has reduced response time.

| Ellie Fellers – Special to the Sun Journal |

NEW GLOUCESTER — The fire and rescue department’s vacancies have finally been filled and emergency response time has been reduced after months of resignations left the station short-handed.

Fire Chief Toby Martin said Wednesday that the departure of seven longtime members had the department searching for new members and took a toll on the work they do.

Martin said the door is open for additional community members to join the department that includes 20 call members, four who also work as per diem employees, plus 17 per diem members. Keep reading in the Sun Journal