Rockland Fire SealThe 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
  • Firefighting
  • Hazardous Material Response
  • Search and Rescue
  • Vehicle Rescue (Extrication)

Forms & Documents