ELLSWORTH — There is a lot of sadness in the region’s firefighting community. Ellsworth Deputy Fire Chief Robert “Bobby” Dorr passed away early Wednesday morning.
Dorr was diagnosed with cancer in January of 2020 but he continued to serve the community until the end.
While fighting his own cancer, he did fundraising for personal protective equipment for other firefighters within the county to prevent them from getting it.
Bobby Dorr was named Ellsworth fire department’s firefighter of the year three times and was recently awarded the Joel Barnes Community Service Award.
He trained hundreds of firefighters in Hancock, Penobscot, Washington, Knox and Waldo counties over the years.
In a social media post, Orland Fire Chief Bobby Conary said, “Each of his students will carry a bit of Bobby with them. His dedication to the fire service family has made Hancock County a safer place to live.”