Fire Department

Welcome from the Chief:Carlisle Fire Department Patch

On behalf of the Carlisle Fire Department, welcome to our web page. The Carlisle Fire Department is unique as an all call service and has a 95-year tradition dedication to serving the residents of Carlisle in times of need. We hope to provide you with important information as well as serve you better. This site will help acquaint you with our scope of services and access to them. Please contact me with your feedback and suggestions.

Bryan Sorrows
Chief of the Fire Department

About our staffing:

Our staff is predominantly on-call.  We are your neighbors who are trained to respond to your emergency needs when you need help.  Our on-call model works very well for our town that does not have a fire hydrant system and requires a larger response to fires, but for this to work, we need residents to join our department.

We have approximately 45 members of our department who are part time employees.  Some members are Firefighters, some EMTs and some perform both functions. We do EMT training one Wednesday evening each month, and do Fire training two evenings each month.  

If you have any interest in considering joining our department as an EMT or firefighter, please contact the Fire Chief by email ( or phone 978-369-2888, or by stopping by the station during the day.  

Mission Statement:

  • To protect the lives and property of the citizens of Carlisle from fires and disasters and to save lives by providing emergency medical services.
  • To prevent fires and other emergencies through public education, fire prevention, planning, and code enforcement.
  • To maintain the highest possible level of training for the safety of personnel and the public.
  • To provide a safe workplace that encourages the professional development of all members.


The members of the Carlisle Fire Department are focused on maintaining the essential values of “caring professionals,” whose goal each day is to help out citizens with our skills, caring, and compassion in times of need and disaster.

Staff Contacts
Title Phone (978)
Bryan Sorrows
Fire Chief
David Newman
EMS Coordinator 287-0072
Matt Svatek Deputy Fire Chief 287-0072
Robert J. Koning, Jr.
Captain 287-0072, Ext. 334
David A. Newman Lieutenant 287-0072
John Bernardin Lieutenant
Anthony Geanisis
Code Compliance Inspector
287-0072, Ext. 339
Kim Donovan Administrative Assistant 287-0072, Ext. 337