North Lakes Fire & Rescue is one department with three substations covering four unorganized territories in Aroostook County, Maine. These substations operate in the northern part of Aroostook County serving recreational and residential areas on Cross Lake, Mud Lake, Long Lake, Madawaska Lake, Square Lake, and Westmanland.
Originally, two stations, formerly known as the Sinclair & Guerette Fire Departments, were consolidated into one department, which was then named T17 R4 & R5 Fire. A few years later the township of Guerette was renamed Cross Lake as was the substation. In 2007, our department incorporated another substation created to serve the residents of Madawaska Lake. Not long after assimilating this third substation, T17 R4 & R5 Fire voted to rename their department. We are now North Lakes Fire & Rescue. That is how it stands today.
We also now have written mutual aid agreements with the Towns of Stockholm, St. Agatha, Fort Kent, Caribou Fire & Ambulance Department, and Maine Forest Service.