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The Barnstable Fire Department was established in 1935...................Barnstable is one of 5 independant fire districts within the Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA........................Barnstable Fire Department protects approximately 3,500 residents within a 13.8 square miles area...................Barnstable has 1 fire station staffed 24 hours a day with 3 personnel, a minimum of 2 on duty........................Barnstable responded to 847 incidents in FY 2002.................

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Barnstable Fire Department
3249 Main Street
Barnstable, MA  02630
Department
Stations
Apparatus
Sta.Appar
Personnel
Radio
Run Cards
History
News
Community
Emergency 911
Emergency 508-362-3131
Business     508-362-3312
FAX            508-362-8444
Dispatch     508-563-4200
Radio          33.48   114.8
800 Talk     37264
Fire Alarm  KCF 481
Dispatched by BSO

Chief Francis Pulsifer (2012)

Barnstable Fire District
Barnstable, Massachusetts
Barnstable County
Mid Cape Cod Region

Established 1935
1 Fire Station     9 Apparatus
18 Personnel  18 Career  0 Call
 Apparatus 200-219

Area             13.8 Square Miles
Population    3,500
Density         254 per sq mile

Fire             xxx
EMS           xxx
Total        1,242
   
(2015 stats)

Sta.1    Sta.2
Sta.3    Sta.4

2 Engines
1 Ladder
1 Brush
1 Amb
3 Cars
1 Misc

   Barnstable Fire Department Website

Total Personnel: 18

Career Personnel: 18
(1) Fire Chief,
(1) Deputy Chief,
(4) Shift Captains,
(0) Shift Lieutenants,
(12) FFs
(1) Admin Assit

Including:
(9) Paramedics,
(1) A-EMT,
(6) EMTs

IAFF: Local 3276. Personnel are civilian

Staffing
There are 4 groups of (4) shift personnel, with a minimum of (3) working.
Each group works an 8 day 42 hour week comprised of (2) 24 hour days 0800-0800
The work week is (1) on, (1) off, (1) on, and (5) days off......(1-1-1-5)
Station staffing is: (4) Station 1  
The minimum staffing is (3) Station 1  

Dispatched by:
Barnstable County Sheriff's Department dispatchers
Working (8) hour shifts

Station:
Station 1 staffing is (1) Shift Officer (3) FFs

Officers:
Fire Chief Frank Pulsifer (Car 201) (7/2012)
Deputy Chief Peter Burke  (Car 210)  (11/2012)

Group 1:  Captain Chris Beal  (P)
Group 2:  Captain Kevin Brailey  (P)
Group 3:  Captain Richard Ogonowsky (I)
Group 4:  Captain Richard Pfautz 


Call Personnel:0
Call Department ended Jan 2006.
 
Capt Edward Guilford (G-2) retired effective Nov 2016

Updated 11/20/16

Barnstable Police Department

Barnstable Police Department
1200 Phinney's Lane
Hyannis, MA 02601
Emergency 911    Emergency  508-775-1212
Business  508-775-0387     Fax  508-790-0062

Police Chief Paul MacDonald  (Easy 1) 2006

 


Barnstable Information


Barnstable Incorporated as a town 1639
Barnstable Fire District Established in May 1927
Barnstable Fire Department Established in April 1935

Barnstable Fire District
Area 13.8 Square Miles
Population Approx 3,500
Fire District Tax $1.90 Residential per thousand
Fire District Tax $2.51 commercial per thousand
2006

Town of Barnstable Website

City/Town Name: Town of Barnstable
1990 Population: 40,949
2000 Population: 45,187
2003 Population: 48,907
Registered Voters: 33,783
2000 School Enrollments: 7,763
2000 School Enrollments: 6,667
Population Over 65: 8,285
Square Miles: 60.17
Public Road Miles: 348.44
Income Per Capita 1999: $25,554
Median Family Income: $54,026
EQV Per Capita: $240,195
Avg. Tax Bill: $2,784
Residential Tax Rate: 7.92 
Commercial Tax Rate: 9.04
Operating Budget: $112,989,323
 

Massachusetts Municipal Association

City/Town Name: Town of Barnstable
Community Profiles: http://www.mass.gov/dhcd/iprofile/020.pdf
City/Town Hall Address: 367 Main St.
City/Town: Hyannis
State: MA
Zip Code: 02601
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m.­4:30 p.m. (Mon­Fri)
County: Barnstable
World Wide Web Address: http://www.town.barnstable.ma.us/
Area Code: 508
Main Telephone: 862-4000
Main Fax: 775-3344
TTY/TDD:
Police Department: 775-0387
Fire Department: Barn Fire Department  362.3312
Public Works: 790-6300
Planning: 790-6290
Schools: 790-6440
Library: 428-5757
Town Clerk: 862-4044
City Council: 862-4610
Board of Selectmen:
City Clerk:

 

DHCD Community Profile

Added Jan 6, 2002
Updated April 4, 2006

 


Barnstable Fire Department History

* Fire Department Organization
* Fire Chiefs
* Fire Station History
* Fire Apparatus History
* Major Fires & Incidents History
* Run Stats History
 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION

 

FIRE CHIEFS

 

FIRE STATIONS HISTORY

 

FIRE APPARATUS HISTORY

 

MAJOR FIRES & INCIDENTS HISTORY

 

INCIDENT HISTORY - RUN STATS

 

    The Barnstable Fire District was the 4th independent fire district to form within the Town of Barnstable. Enabling legislation was filed and approved by the state in May 1927.  Apparently however, no formal organization of a fire department took place at that time.  In April 1935, the Blue Wheel Tavern, a large historic Inn in Barnstable burned to the ground in a spectacular and devastating fire.  Soon after the fire, the Barnstable Fire Department was established in April 1935.  Land donated by Alfred Crocker, on Main Street in the center of the village became the site of Barnstable's fire house which was built by local fire department members.  A Buick chassis was turned into a small fire engine including a tank, pump, hose, and equipment.  This truck was built locally as well.  In addition, a 1935 Mack 500 gpm pumper was ordered and soon in service as Barnstable's Engine 1.  The Mack remained in service until 1965.  The Mack never had a radio installed but did carry a large portable radio for a number of years. It was retired and maintained and is still in running condition today for parades.  Ray Neil became Barnstable's first Fire Chief.  Kenneth Greene and Dada Holmes were assistant chiefs.  In July 1999, Barnstable Fire Department began staffing its station 24 hours a day with 3 personnel on duty supported by off duty and call personnel.  In 2000 Barnstable FD began renovations and an addition to the fire station, making additional  living quarters, office space, and re-configured apparatus bays.

Major Fires and Emergencies
1935 - April - Blue Wheel Tavern Fire destroys large historic Inn.
1982 - Oct 30 - The Church Thrift shop and hall, at Route 6A & Mill Way, was heavily damaged by fire requiring several departments mutual aid.
1988 - Jan 6 - A 2 alarm fire caused heavy damage to a 300 year old home under renovations at 3600 Main Street.
1991 - Feb 26 - A 46 year old man was rescued in a late night fire at 4007 Main Street. The small wood frame dwelling was extensively damaged and the man badly burned.  He died days later from the burns he received.
1992 - June 26 - Barnstable and Hyannis firefighters used foam to extinguish a fire at a local asphalt plant.  Thick black smoke was visible for miles during the 2 alarm fire.
1994 - Nov 18 - A Cessna 407 Island Airlines commuter aircraft crashed short of the airport into power lines crossing a sandpit.  The powerlines were severed leaving 160,000 customers without power for several hours.  The pilot was killed in the 2200 hour crash.

Incident History
Year          Fire         EMS          Total
1950
1960
1970
1975
1980          101          196            297
1985
1990          280          300            580
1992          284          332            616
1993          292          392            684
1994          187          561            748
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999                                             970
2000                                             894
2001                                             928
2002          313         534              847*   Changed to FY 2002 instead of calendar year
2003                                             879
2004          401         539              986
2005                                          1,025
2006                                             998
2007                                             978
2008                                             884
2009                                             954
2010                                             941
2011                                          1,048
2012                                          1,054
2013                                          1,064
2014                                          1,066
2015                                          1,242
 

1975 Apparatus Roster
Engine 2 - 202 - 1972 Maxim F 1250/750 Pumper
Engine 5 - 205 - 1965 FWD Farrar 750/500 Pumper
Rescue 1 - 203 - 1965 Chevy Ambulance
 

Updated 09/10/15

 

 


Barnstable Radio

Barnstable Fire Radio Call Sign.................KCF 481.............."Barnstable Fire"
Barnstable Dispatch ID.............................Barnstable Fire Alarm
Barnstable Fire Frequency........................33.48 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Barnstable County Frequency...................33.70 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Barnstable Fire 800 Talkgroup..................37264....................Simulcast 33.48
Barnstable Radio Tone Test......................1800 Hours
Barnstable Apparatus Numbers.................200-229
Dispatch by...............................................KCB 781...............Barnstable Sheriff's Dept

Barnstable Police Radio Call Sign.............KCA 374..............County Call sign
Barnstable Police Dispatch ID..................KCA 374............."Barnstable Police"
Barnstable Police Frequency....................855.2125 Mhz.......Conventional 800
Barnstable Police Old Freq......................155.970 Mhz.........Old BPD radio
Barnstable Police County Freq.................155.565 Mhz........ Old Ch.1
Barnstable Police 800 Trunk Group..........38096...................Not utilized
Barnstable Police 800 County Group........36496...................County Talkgroup
Barnstable Police Unit IDs........................"E" Easy Cars

Barnstable Water District..........................47.74
 
 

 


Barnstable Station Apparatus Assignments

Station 1........Barnstable
Engine 202.....2012 Emergency One Typhoon 1500/730/10A/403 Pumper - HR Jaws
Engine 205.....1996 Pierce Quantum 1500/750 Pumper  
Ladder 206....1992 Pierce Arrow 105' Smeal rm Aerial Ladder Truck
Forestry 212...1996 (2013) AM General 6x6 35/600 Forestry 
Ambulance 203....2013 Ford F350 / Life Line Type I Ambulance3   (EMS 333)
Car 200.........2006 Ford F250 4x4 Pickup Truck
Car 201.........2008 Ford Explorer SUV 4x4 Fire Chief Car
Car 210.........2008 Ford Explorer SUV 4x4 Deputy Chief Vehicle
Marine 218....1983 17 foot Boston Whaler / Evinrude 75 hp Rescue Boat
Marine 219....1992 (2005) 27' Boston Whaler / Evinrude 150 500 gpm Fire Rescue Boat
ATV 213........2011 Yamaha 4x4 ATV
Lighting Plant...2005 Magnum 6000w Generator/Light tower
 
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Barnstable Sample Run Cards
(As listed at BCC 1-16-2002)


 
DIST 1 STRUCTURE   COVERAGE
1ST E205-L206-E202-A204-E826    
WF     BA-E42
2ND E294-E42-A828-C291-C229   BA-E303
3RD E303-E44-C801   BA-E305  MM-E263  YP-E45  WY-E47
4TH E303-ET296-A458-C301   BA-E45  WB-E452  ES-         YP-E106
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS LT829-L307-Lt41  
BREAKERS B295-B316-B267-B461-B6-B354-B463-B408-B5-B128  
FORESTRY F290-F49-F317  
TANKERS ET296-B295-T464-ET352-T414  
AMBS A293-A828-A325-A827-A326-A324-A54-A53-A262-A459  
         

 

    

   

 

 

 

 



 

West of railroad bridge, Route 6, south to district line

 

 

DIST 2 STRUCTURE   COVERAGE
1ST E205-L206-E202-A204-E826    
WF     BA-E42
2ND E42-E294-A828-C801-RC229   BA-E303
3RD E303-E44-C291   BA-E305  MM-E263  YP-E45  WY-E47
4TH E305-E45-A458-C301   BA-ET296  WB-E452  ES-        YP-E106
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS LT829-L307-LT41  
BREAKERS B295-B316-B267-B461-B6-B354-B463-B408-B5-B128  
FORESTRY F290-F49-F317  
TANKERS ET296-B295-T464-ET352-T414  
AMBS A293-A828-A325-A827-A326-A54-A324-A53-A262-A459  
         

















 

East of railroad bridge to Mary Dunn Road, south to Rte 6

 

    

DIST 3 STRUCTURE   COVERAGE
1ST E205-L206-E202-A204-E42    
WF     BA-E294
2ND E294-E826-A828-C51-RC229   BA-E303
3RD E303-E44-C801   BA-E305    MM-E263  YP-E45   WY-E47
4TH E305-E45-A103-C291   BA-ET296  WB-E452  ES-          YP-E106
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS LT829-L307-LT41     
BREAKERS B295-B316-B267-B461-B6-B354-B463-B408-B5-B128  
FORESTRY F49-F290-F317  
TANKERS ET296-B295-T464-ET352-T414  
AMBS A54-A828-A293-A827-A325-A53-A825-A326-A262-R459  
         

 

     

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

North of Rte 6, east of Mary Dunn to Yarmouth line

 

DIST 4 STRUCTURE   COVERAGE
1ST E205-L206-E202-A204-E826    
WF HR821   BA-E42
2ND E42-LT829-E303-A326-C801-RC229   BA-E294     HY-E45    HY-E304   OS-E263  WY-E47
3RD E45-E294-L307-A293-C291   BA-E44       HY-LT41    CE-E305   MM-E263 
YP-E106     SY-L110
4TH E44-LT41-A458-C301   BA-ET296  WB-E452  ES-           HY-E305  HY-L110
CE-E263     MM-E351
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS LT829-L307-LT41  
BREAKERS B295-B316-B267-B461-B6-B354-B463-B408-B5-B128  
FORESTRY F290-F49-F317  
TANKERS ET296-B295-T464-ET352-T414  
AMBS A828-A293-A325-A827-A326-A54-A324-A53-A262-A459  
         



















 

South of Rte 6 to COMM & Hya lines

 

 

DIST 5 STRUCTURE   COVERAGE
1ST M219-M218-E202-L206-S200-A204    
WF M809-P290-USCG   BA-E42
2ND E42-E826   BA-E303
3RD      
4TH      
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS LT829-L307-L41  
BREAKERS B295-B316-B267-B461-B6-B354-B463-B408-B5-B128  
FORESTRY F290-F49-F317  
TANKERS ET296-B295-T464-ET352-T414  
AMBS R828-R293-R325-R827-R326-R54-R324-R53-R262-R459  
         
















 

Sandy Neck

9/2/06

 

 

 

 

                 

       

 

 

 

 

 
 
Note:  The run cards above are a partial listing provided for quick reference only.  Additional coverage assignments for other fire departments were left off for simplicity purposes.  These run cards are in effect as of the date posted with them.  It is interesting to use the run cards to track and compare the flow of apparatus to fires in various parts of town.  It is important to remember that these cards reflect resources available when they were written.  Additional apparatus, changes in station assignments, staffing issues, and individual department policies may have changed since these cards were written.  This may  have an effect on the actual apparatus response to incidents when they occur.