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Barnstable County Control is the Mutual Aid Center............................. located at the Barnstable County Sheriff's Department Communicatrions Center................

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Barnstable County Control
Bldg 3132, 3132 Richardson Road
Buzzards Bay, MA  02532
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Emergency 911
Emergency 508-563-4200
Business     508-563-4200
FAX            508-563-4280
Dispatch     508-563-4200  
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Fire Alarm  KCB 781          MORE   See below
800 Talk     38032                MORE   See below
Radio          33.70   114.8    
MORE   See below
Dispatch for 10 Fire Depts                See below         

Sheriff James Cummings

Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Barnstable County
Regional Communications

Established 1930's
1 COMM Center     1 Apparatus
24 Fulltime Disp - 12 Part time
Units S-39

Area             xxxx Square Miles
Population    250,000  (2000)
Density         xxx per sq mile

FD Disp  26,681
CMED    48,539
Total       75,000+
     
 (2018 stats)

Radio Room
Fire Academy

0 Engines
0 Ladder
0 Brush
0 Ambs
0 Cars
1 Misc

  Sheriff's Department Website

Staffing is 7 on days & evenings 0800-2400
   Includes (1) County, B/WB (2) CMED, (3) 911 Call Taker, (4) Bourne/Orleans,
(5) Mashpee/Brewster, (6) JBCC/Dennis, (7) Harwich/Wellfleet

Staffing is 6 on mids 0000-0800
    Includes (1) County, B/WB, (2) CMED, (3) Bourne/Orleans, (4) Mashpee/Brewster, (5) JBCC/Dennis. (6) Harwich/Wellfleet
911 calls are then answered by all positions.

Barnstable County Communications Center moved into the Massachusetts Military Reservation Fire Station at Otis in July of 2007 from its previous home in Barnstable village. Dispatch services include:
   - Barnstable Sheriff's Department Communications - KCB 781
   - Barnstable CMED, EMS communications    - KAG 416   (since 1975)
   - Barnstable County Control, Mutual Aid Center    - KCB 781   (since 1994)
   - (Previously District 1 Haz Mat Dispatch - now at Norfolk County Control, 2010)

Fire Departments Listed as they joined BSO Communications    
   - Barnstable Fire Alarm                 - KCB 781                      - TG 37264   (orig)
   - West Barnstable Fire Alarm       - WQDR 782                  - TG 37840   (orig)
   - Bourne Fire Alarm                       - KNAW 393                  - TG 37296
   - Mashpee Fire Alarm                    - KCF 574                      - TG 37648
   - Orleans Fire Alarm                      - WQOP 426                 - TG 37680
   - Brewster Fire Alarm                    - WQON 307                - TG 37328
   - Joint Base Cape Cod Fire Alarm - "Joint Base Fire"      - TG 37904    (2007)
   - Dennis Fire Alarm                         - WQGK 516                - TG 37488    (2009)
   - Wellfleet Fire Alarm                     - WQBB 922                 - TG 37808    (2012)
   - Harwich Fire Alarm                      - WQMA 607                - TG 37884    (2013)

    - County Mutual Aid Dispatch       - KCB 781                     - TG 38032
    - OPS 1 - Ch C4                                                                    - TG 38064
    - OPS 2 - Ch C6                                                                    - TG 37968
    - OPS 3 - Ch C8                                                                    - TG 38000
    - Fire Admin                                                                          - TG 37936
    - EMS Control                                                                       - TG 37392

Most communications are on the Mass State Police 800 Mhz Trunked Radio System.
The "TG #####" are the assigned "Talk Group" channels for the department.
Some departments still utilize their old low band frequencies and/or 400 mhz frequencies
as simulcast for pagers or personnel radios as well.
"OPS" or Operations channels are commonly assigned for major incidents.
BSO also has capability to tie together channels with Plymouth County when necessary.

Personnel
Administration
Chief Deputy Communications Thomas Ashe
Asst Chief Deputy James Fletcher

Communication Officers
Lieutenant John Drew
Sgt Matt Rossi
Sgt Lisa Havens
Sgt John Ahearn
Sgt Aaron Sonnabend
Sgt Josh Alper
Sgt Kate Miller
Sgt Shannon Brookshire
Sgt Allison Whitner
Sgt Zach Hallet
Sgt John Thomas (Training Officer)

Staffing includes:
2 Administrative
1 Lieutenant
10 Sergeants
13 Fulltime Dispatchers
2  Call takers in training (2019)
12 Per Diem (part-time) CMED Dispatchers

Updated March 12, 2019  

Apparatus

Communications S-39
2001 Ford F650 / Wolf Coach
Stationed at Joint Base Cape Cod