Hi.  My name is Britt and this is my website!
     I am pleased to have you visit CapeCodFD.com and hope you come back again and again.

About Britt
   Here is a little summary of who I am and how I came to develop this website.

Married to Robyn (Dispatcher at COMM FD)
2 children, Ashley and Alexander
I am a lifelong 'Cape Coddah'

Generations of my family built boats in Osterville

Joined Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills
   Fire Department as call firefighter in 1975.
Became EMT-A in 1976
Worked at Cape Cod Hospital emergency
   room for a couple years 1979-81.
Hired as a fulltime dispatcher at COMM FD
   in 1980.
Completed EMT-Paramedic training in 1981
   CIEMSS Paramedic Class VI.
Hired as a fulltime firefighter at COMM FD
   in 1981.
Promoted to Lieutenant in 1990
Presently working as Lieutenant and Paramedic
   at COMM FD.
Member of IAFF Local 2346
Associates in Arts Cape Cod Community College
Associates in Fire Science C.C.C.C.
Working towards B.S. in Fire Science Anna Maria

Part-time dispatcher with Barnstable County Sheriff's
   Department since 1987.
Dispatching for several fire departments, Barnstable
   County Control mutual aid center, Barnstable CMED,
   District 1 Haz Mat, 911 PSAP for several communities,

Hobbies and stuff
Long time scanner listener
Long time fire and apparatus photographer
Published Barnstable County Fire Department
   Directory 1st Edition in 1992.
Published Barnstable County Fire Department
   Directory 2nd Edition in 1995.
Published article on Provincetown Whaler's Wharf
   fire in APCO Public Safety Communications magazine
   May 1998

Published Cape Cod Firefighting with Arcadia
   Publishing in 2003, with several reprints since.
Photos published in a number of magazines and
Photographer for Figawi Race since 2003.
Enjoy family RV camping and travel since 1995.

The Website
First produced on a Mac computer, using FrontPage
   software in 2000.
Went online Sept 11, 2000
Presently using Windows and FrontPage.
The site has grown and evolved, with continued
   efforts to make it most useful for the user.



   Did you know you can listen to live fire radio from Cape Cod on a couple different websites?  At least two other websites in the area provide this service and you can take advantage of them from here.  Listen to the action as you look at the departments, stations, and apparatus right here.
Cape Cod Live Scanner is provided by Tim Caldwell, who is a long time Cape dispatcher. He has done some wonderful things on the net for the Cape, including Caldwell's Antenna with lots of radio info, and without a doubt, the BEST, most up to date emergency news website Cape Wide News.  So be sure to click on Tim's scanner feed while you search the site and keep his Cape Wide News in your favorites to stay up on all the latest fires, accidents, and crimes in the area.
     Scott Halligan, another long time Cape dispatcher, provides another great website and another great way to listen to the action. 
Scan Cape Cod - Live Radio  will bring you to his site and the live scanner feeds.  You should also get to know his site for the wealth of information about communications and more at
Thanks to both of these guys for the hard work and the great service they provide to listeners.


Pull The Hook!


The World
   More of my world...







It's All About Info & Images
    The purpose of the site, plain and simple, is to be a single source for factual information and photographs of fire and rescue departments in the Cape Cod area.
    The heart of the site would be the reference sections profiling the fire departments, fire stations, apparatus, and related topics.
    The site also includes a lot of historical and informational Special Features for those who enjoy such things.
    Our goal is to continue to be one the best fire service websites by providing you with the information and images you are looking for.
    We hope you enjoy the site. Please let us know what you think. Keep coming back for more.
Check Out These Sections...

            The Map  
    The Map is a great way to find your way around the site. If you go to the Map Page (button on left) it will take you to this interactive Map. Click on the community name and it will bring you to the Fire Department Profile. Click on any of the dots on the page and it will take you to that fire station. From there you will be able to access specific apparatus info and more.
   The site profiles about 50 different fire departments on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, and southern Plymouth County.
    Profiles of about 100 different fire stations, including the apparatus assigned.
    Profiles, photos, and descriptions of each of about 300 apparatus in the area.
    Printable pages showing what apparatus are assigned to the various stations for each department. 
    Mutual Aid Run Cards exist for each of the response districts in each of the Cape communities profiled. These run cards come in handy as you listen to incidents and anticipate what apparatus is assigned.

We also have a large collection
of cool animated gifs and other
great images.
Located under more pages...




Important Links                More...
Cape Wide News
Cape Cod Live Scanner 
 Scan Cape Cod - Live Radio
Northeast Fire News 
Firefighter Close Calls

CCFD Correspondents
Correspondents List
Viewer Comments                        

Special Features...

SPECIAL FEATURES       The Special Features sections showcase a wide variety of subjects of interest. You may find the latest photo features on major fires and events. Or, you might check out the features on ARFF apparatus, Brush Breakers, Maxims, Macks, Fire Stations, and more.  

Cape Cod Brush Breakers

ARFF Crash Trucks

Fire Boats

Maxim Apparatus

Mack Apparatus 

American LaFrance
Ahrens Fox


Old Cape Cod Firehouses

USA Fire Stations

Tributes to
Worcester Six

Charleston Nine





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