Goodwin's Mills Fire-Rescue serves the towns of Dayton and Lyman, Maine, providing fire and emergency medical services for an area of nearly 70 square miles. Combined, the year-round population of Lyman and Dayton’s is approximately 6,309 residents. This according to 2010 U.S. Census data.

By virtue of an Inter-local agreement enacted by the voters, the Goodwin’s Mills Fire-Rescue is a municipal fire department administered by the Lyman-Dayton Fire Commission. Commissioners are appointed by the respective Boards of Selectmen and serve three-year terms.

Financing of the GMFR is shared by Lyman and Dayton based on an annual budget presented by the Fire Commission. The cost is split 50/50 for operations & maintenance and capital expenses. The personnel costs are a 60/40 split with Lyman providing 60% and Dayton 40% of the funding. Revenue from ambulance service is applied to the budget off-setting some tax revenue.

Operating out of one station located on Route 35 in the village of Goodwin's Mills, are 3 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Ambulances and 1 Forestry/Water Rescue unit responding to approximately 700 emergency calls each year [see Run Log Calendar].

Our staffing is a combination of full-time, per diem and call firefighters. One full-time fire chief and 3 full-time firefighters are augmented by on-duty per diem staff and a call force of 25. We are partnered with Southern Maine Community College’s Fire Science Student Live-in Program, hosting 3 student firefighters.  Our Junior Fire Co. is made of approximately twelve 14-17 year olds desiring to learn about the Fire Service. 

We receive 9-1-1 PSAP and fire alarm dispatch services from the City of Biddeford’s public safety communications center.  See list of Frequencies

We have written Mutual Aid agreements with eight surrounding communities, and Automatic Mutual Aid is used on reported Structure Fires as well as all incidents to areas of town over 5 miles from the Fire Station. 

The Station is staffed with a single Firefighter/Advanced EMT 24 hours a day.  During daytime hours he/she is augmented with a second Firefighter/Driver.  The Fire Chief's office is open Monday thru Friday during normal business hours.  Call Force employees respond and assist in the deployment of the department at all hours of the day.