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Some smoke alarms are considered to be hardwired. This means they are connected to the household electrical system and may or may not have batter back-up. Alarms that are hardwired to the home's electrical system should be installed by a qualified electrician. It's important to test every smoke alarm monthly. Always use new batteries when replacing the old ones.
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On June 13, 2017 the voters in the Town of Kennebunk approved an ordinance titled "Use of Consumer Fireworks (PDF)." The ordinance requires that a permit must be issued for all consumer fireworks use in Kennebunk. Please visit the Fireworks in Kennebunk page for complete details regarding Fireworks in Kennebunk.
Burn permits are issued from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday - Friday and 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday at Kennebunk Fire Rescue in the front lobby. - No more than fifteen  permits shall be issued daily, Monday through Friday. Saturday, Sunday & holidays may be increased by the Duty Chief, weather and staff levels permitting, and as long as they are issued by either a firefighter or the Duty Chief. - Burning will not start until after 5:00 PM and will be finished by 11:00 PM - Rainy days on Class 1 & 2 days will be the only exception to personal back yard burning, Monday - Friday, which can be done during daylight hours, weather permitting. A call back number is necessary in the event the permits have to be called in due to a change in weather and/or class day. - Burning permits for land clearing, construction debris burning and blueberry plains burning are the other exceptions to daytime burning. Contact the Duty Officer at 207-604-1355 for approval for these types of burning. - Seasonal permits for cooking fires are available. Seasonal campfires will require the permit holder to check on the class day before burning. Burning will be permitted on Class 1 or 2-days only. Please call the Duty Officer at ( 207) 604-1355 to obtain one of these permits. Permits will not be issued on a Class 3, 4, or 5 day. Burning permits are for clean wood products only, and piles are to be kept small. Burning of highly combustible, domestic, household trash such as paper and cardboard is prohibited by law. These permit policies are recommended standards suggested by the Maine Forest Service. These policies are in place to protect life and property and help the fire department in controlling the possibility of fires getting out of control. If you have any questions concerning these policies, please feel free to call the Fire Chief at (207) 985-2102 ext. 1340 or contact via email.
No. Please contact a Certified Chimney Technician/Sweep.
Yes. Contact the Fire Department (Captain's Office ) @ 207-604-1355 or send an email to schedule a time that works best for you.
For more information about town fire hydrants, or to report a leaking fire hydrant please contact the Kennebunk Kennebunkport & Wells Water District at 207-985-3385 or their website.
To report a fire or EMS emergency, call 9-1-1.
Then it's doing its job. Do not disable your smoke alarm if it alarms due to cooking or other non-fire causes. You may not remember to put the batteries back in the alarm after cooking. Instead, clear the air by waving a towel near the alarm, leaving the batteries in place. The alarm may have to be moved to a new location.
You should change the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector two times a year. A good rule is when you change your clocks ahead in the spring, change your batteries. And, when you change them back in the fall, again, change the batteries.