Fire Department


July 2023

Manchester-by-the-Sea Fire Department welcomes new Fire Chief, James McNeilly. Please join us for a swearing-in ceremony on Thursday, July 27 at 3 PM at the Fire House. 

Also being sworn in are Firefighters Josiah Peters, Patrick Roddy, and Shane Stephenson. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Manchester Fire/Rescue Department is to protect the lives and property of the people of Manchester by the Sea from fires, natural disasters, and hazardous materials incidents; to save lives by providing emergency medical services; to prevent fires through fire safety education; and to provide a work environment that values cultural diversity and is free of harassment and discrimination.
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  • Integrity
  • Compassion
  • Dedication
  • Diversity and Respect


Manchester Fire/Rescue exists to provide the citizens of Manchester-by-the-Sea a rapid professional emergency response to incidents involving, fire, rescue, hazmat, and emergency medical services in an ever-changing environment.

Vision Statement

To be a progressive, well-respected Fire/Rescue Department that sets an exemplary standard in fire safety education, fire suppression, rescue and emergency medical services through dynamic leadership, innovative practices and effective customer service.