All Current Alerts & Announcements

9.20.23 Public Services is actively picking up storm debris at this time. They are starting in the south end and working north.
Reminder: Taxes are due Friday, September 29th and City Hall closes at noon. Payments postmarked by September 29th will not be subject to penalty. Payments may also be dropped in the lockbox outside the front door of City Hall. Thank you!
8.23.23 The recycle hopper and residential hopper have changed. They are clearly marked and any questions please see attendant.
On July 1, 2022 Transfer Station permits are increasing. $145.00 for a Resident Permit and $20.00 for a Second Sticker.
FALL LEAF AND BRUSH PICK-UP 2023 The Public Services Department will be collecting garden debris/brush and leaves beginning the week of November 6, 2023. The crew will be making just one trip through the City to pick up garden debris/brush, so please have it placed for pick up by 7 AM on Nov. 6, 2023. Pick-up times will be 7 AM to 3 PM on weekdays. GARDEN DEBRIS/BRUSH will be taken if PLACED SEPARATELY from leaves along the edge of the sidewalk/street. PLEASE DO NOT BLOCK THE STREET OR SIDEWALK LEAVES Should be raked into piles along the edge of the sidewalk/street and should be covered with a tarp or weighted material. If you would rather bring your brush and leaves to the transfer station there is no charge for the month of November. Keeping the leaf piles separate from the debris/brush piles helps us to properly recycle these items and makes the process more efficient. Please remember not to block any sidewalks or roadways. If you have any questions, please call Rockland Public Services at 207-594-0320.

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  • Members of the Rockland Fire/EMS Department enjoy a bond that comes with working, training and sharing exciting life experiences together. The Fire Service considers its members brothers and sisters and the Rockland F.D. is no different. Our personnel spend many days and nights together training and providing service to the community when often they could be home with their “normal” family. While there is no known mold that any firefighter fits, members are often described as outgoing, type “A” personalities, giving, caring, team players and fun to be around.

    Call Division (Paid Call Members)

    The Rockland Fire/EMS Department is constantly taking applications for the position of call firefighter or call EMT. All applicants must be 18 years of age and hold either a GED or high school diploma. Further each applicant must pass a criminal background check and hold a clean valid drivers license. Equally qualified members of the Call Division are generally favored in the career position hiring process which is conducted by the City’s Personnel Committee, so if you are living locally please consider joining the call division.

    The Call Division members are paid to attend training as well as for their response to incidents and station coverage on the basis of attendance.

    Career Positions

    Fulltime positions in the Rockland Fire/EMS department are filled on an “as needed” basis. Generally at the time of hiring, a list of qualified candidates will be held for one year to fill any other vacancies that may occur. It is the intent of the department to hire the most qualified and well rounded candidates. All applicants must pass a written examination as well as an oral board and job-specific physical assessment.

    Firefighter/EMT Positions: Candidates possessing Firefighter II and ME EMT-Paramedic certification are given preference while we may on occasion hire those candidates with lesser certifications.

    EMS Only Positions: Candidates possessing ME EMT-Paramedic certification are given preference, while we may on occasion hire those candidates with lesser certifications. Those EMS-Only personnel wishing to do firefighting may do so, secondary to their scheduled EMS duties. Those qualified candiates are eligible for lateral transfer into the fire suppression division as vacancies occur.