Fire Departments

Because of the large area that China covers, the town has three stations located in the different villages for easier and quicker access to the public in case of an emergency.

China Village Fire Department

China Village Volunteer Fire Department - There’s a job for everyone.

We have people running into buildings with hoses, sure, but we could also use you to bring water and food out to those fighting the fire or for cleaning the trucks, helping with fund-raising, doing the bookkeeping. Every skill is needed to help protect China. And you can gear what you do to the time you have available.” - Deputy Chief Timothy Theriault

The benefits of being a volunteer firefighter are many. There’s the technical training and real life skills you’ll receive. The satisfaction of teaching kids and seniors about fire safety. The fact that no two emergency calls are ever the same. There’s the immense sense of pride and satisfaction that comes from giving back to your community by doing a vital job. And maybe most important, the camaraderie, the feeling of family, the lasting relationships you’ll build belonging to a team that shares one overriding goal: to be of service to others in their time of greatest need. 

We are currently accepting applications for membership. Please email us at  or send us a direct message on Facebook for an application.  China Village Volunteer Fire Department meets on the second Tuesday of each month at our station located at 30 Causeway Road. Visitors may apply in person and should plan to arrive by 6:30 PM on meeting nights.

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China Village Fire Department receives mail at PO Box 6035, China Village, ME 04926                                  


South China Fire Department

south china fire station 1The South China Fire Department is made of the 37 active firefighters. 

Chief Richard E. Morse would also like to remind people that a permit is required for all open burning year round.  Free permits are available by clicking here or from Chief Morse or the town office after 9am.  Restrictions will apply from time to time depending on the fire danger.

South China Fire Department receives mail at PO Box 325, China, ME  04358

Weeks Mills Fire Department

Weeks Mills Fire DeptFire Chief: William Van Wickler 

Fire Meetings are held at the Weeks Mills Volunteer Fire Department on the first Thursday of each month at 7pm.  New members are always welcome.

Please check out the Weeks Mills Fire Department's site at

Weeks Mills Fire Department, 778 Dirigo Road, China, ME 04358

China Rescue

China Rescue Squad - Always on call! 

China Rescue LogoChina Rescue - PO Box 151, China, ME  04358

Chief - Danny McKinnis

Drivers injured in traumatic vehicle accidents. Frightened mothers with sick children. Workers experiencing cardiac arrest or elderly folks who have suffered falls. These are just a few of the people who look for help from the dedicated volunteer members of the China Rescue Squad.

The China Rescue Squad answers more than 300 calls throughout the area every year, and remain on call 24/7/365. Working together with China's Fire Departments, Delta Ambulance Corporation, our patient transporting agency, Maine EMS, Lifeflight of Maine, and all area hospitals, China Rescue Squad is a paramedic-licensed first responder team that comes to your aid first, when precious minutes count.

To continue the high quality, free emergency medical care we have provided residents and visitors since 1982, we depend on the continued support of donors, and the commitment from volunteers who come to us from all walks of life and every corner of the region.

Join our team—as a supporter or a volunteer—and be a part of our proud tradition of excellent emergency care.

If you are interested in more information contact China Rescue Squad at


CCD Causeway 2021The Kennebec County Sheriff's Office and the Maine State Police respond to calls in China.

Please remember to dial 911 in an emergency situation.

The Kennebec Sheriff's office can be reached at 207-623-3614 and the Maine State Police at 207-624-7076, or 1-800-452-4664.

Community Policing Policy adopted 7/11/2016 is attached below.

Town Office
571 Lakeview Drive
China, ME 04358

Phone: (207) 445-2014
Fax: (207) 445-2014

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
CLOSED Wednesdays
First & Last Saturday of each month 8am - 11am

Transfer Station
191 Alder Park Rd
China, Maine 04358

Phone: (207) 445-2014, option 2

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday - 7am-5pm
Saturday - 7am-3pm
CLOSED Sunday, Monday & Thursday

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