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The Barnstable Municipal Airport ARFF unit established 1950's...................Located in Hyannis, BMA is the largest commercial airport on  Cape Cod and 3rd busiest airport in Massachusetts......................The ARFF unit at the airport provides protection from 1 facility located on the east ramp.......................There are 10 personnel in the ARFF unit.......................BMA had 11 emergency responses in 2001....................

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Barnstable Municipal Airport
480 Barnstable Road
Hyannis, MA  02601
Department
Stations
Apparatus
Sta.Appar.
Personnel
Radio
Run Cards
History
News
Community
Emergency 911
Emergency 508-775-2323
Business     508-778-7770
FAX            508-778-7771
Dispatch     508-775-1300
Radio          33.94   114.8
Radio BMA 155.745
800 Talk     37616
Fire Alarm  KCD 454
Dispatched by Hyannis FD

Actg Chief Dean Melanson  (Hyannis)
ARFF Coord Michael Kondracki

Barnstable Municipal Airport
Barnstable, Massachusetts
Barnstable County
Mid Cape Cod Region

Established 1950's
1 ARFF Station     3 Apparatus
10 Personnel  10 Career  0 Call
 Apparatus 800-829

Area             1 Square Mile
Population    N/A
Density         N/A per sq mile

Phases        xx
Other         xx
Total          xx
    
(2016 stats)

  Sta.1     

0 Engines
0 Ladder
0 Brush
0 Rescues
1 Cars
1 Misc
1 ARFF

   Barnstable Municipal Airport Website   
MAP     BMA Info   More
AirNav Info BMA

Personnel: 10
(1) Supervisor,
(2) Coordinators,
(7) Operations Specialists


BMA ARFF personnel provide ARFF services for Barnstable Municipal Airport, the primary airport on Cape Cod, and the third busiest for takeoffs and landings in the state.  Personnel are responsible for various duties on the airport including some jet fueling.  There are 2-3 personnel on duty while the airport is open, and 1 on between 10 PM and 6 AM.  Personnel are employed by the Airport and work in coordination with the Hyannis Fire Department that has jurisdiction.

2008 Stats show 6 In-Flight emergencies, 7 ground emergencies, 9 haz mat incidents, and 9 other incidents. Mutual aid was received 10 times and given 1 time. There was (1) fatality in a crash at the airfield in 2008.  

 

1/28/09

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 Airport Information


Barnstable Incorporated as a town 1639
Hyannis Fire District Established in 1896
BMA ARFF Established 1950's

Runway 6 / 24 is NE/SW 5425' length
Runway 15 / 33 is NW/SE 5252' length

Hyannis Fire District
Area 9.5 Square Miles
Population Approx 15,000
Fire District Tax

 

Town of Barnstable Website

City/Town Name: Town of Barnstable
1990 Population: 40,949
2000 Population: 45,187
Registered Voters: 28,975
2000 School Enrollments: 7,763
Population Over 65: 8,285
Square Miles: 60.17
Public Road Miles: 348.44
Income Per Capita: $17,376
Median Family Income: $40,299
EQV Per Capita: $118,278
Avg. Tax Bill: $2,349
Residential Tax Rate: 12.80
Commercial Tax Rate: 12.80
Operating Budget: $95,521,224

Massachusetts Municipal Association

City/Town Name: Town of Barnstable
Community Profiles: http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/cc/hyannis.html
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: BMA ARFF  778-7770
Hyannis Fire Dept  775-1300
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 Jan 24, 2002

 

 


BMA Fire Department History

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

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION

The Barnstable Municipal airport began as a turf airstrip as early as 1932.  It was one of the first airstrips in southeastern Massachusetts.  In 1941 the US Government paved the runways to make it a "Defense Landing Area" for military aircraft.  The field was operated by the navy during WWII and returned to the Town of Barnstable in 1946. In 1956 the control tower was destroyed by fire and rebuilt in its current form.  The crash firefighter (ARFF) equipment was in place in the 1950's operating out of the Operations building with a small crash truck.  In 1964 the crash truck was re-chassied on an International chassis.  It had a 500 water gallon tank, a 500 gpm pump, foam tank, and dry chemical extinguishing agents. Staffing was by maintenance personnel as needed.  In the 1980's and 1990's a number of apparatus served at the airport including a former Nantucket airport crash truck and a former Hyannis pumper (E6) refurbished to serve as a crash truck. In 1992 a new Emergency One Titan Crash Truck was purchased and presently serves as the primary ARFF unit.   A new operations building on the east ramp was constructed and opened around 1996.   A second truck was added in 1999 Ford Rapid Intervention Vehicle enabling the airport to operate at all times.

FIRE CHIEFS

 

FIRE STATIONS HISTORY

 

FIRE APPARATUS HISTORY

1975 Apparatus
Truck 228........1964 International 4x4 / Ansul 250 gpm / 500 gallon / 50 AFFF Crash Truck

 

 

MAJOR FIRES & INCIDENTS HISTORY

Major Incidents
1983 - July 14 - A DC 3 skids off runway with 21 SOB... no injuries.
1986 - June 5  - A DC 3 lands safely with flat tire....21 SOB
1987 - April 12 - A Cessna 402 with 9 SOB crashed in woods off Willow Street, Yarmouth on takeoff.  9 injured.
1988 - Feb 3 - A twin engine Cessna skids through snow fence into Rte.28 at the end of RW24 with 4 SOB at 2214 hours.  No injuries.
1989 - Feb 11 - A pipe cub makes an emergency landing on Route 6 striking a car.  The occupant of the car was killed.
1989 - June 17 - A military UH-1 Helo on a training mission crashed in heavy fog in the woods in Yarmouthport while trying to find BMA. Six killed.
1990 - June 12 - A twin engine Cessna 310 landed safely with collapsed landing gear.  3 SOB.  No injuries.
1991 - July 12 - A Piper PA32 crashed in the woods 3/4 mile short of RW24 in Yarmouth.  Two died as the plane burned at 2320 hours.
1994 - July 8 - A Piper Navajo landed safely with 7 SOB at 1630 hours with complete landing gear failure.  No injuries.
1995 - June 7 - A Citation 500 jet with 4 SOB skidded 100 yards off the the end of RW33 narrowly missing a light stanchion.  No one was injured.
1998 - Sept 23 - A Cessna 402 landed with 10 SOB at 1230 hours landed with a failed landing gear.  The Nantucket Airlines plane slid off the runway onto the grass.
2000 - Mar 17 - In what could have been the worst crash in modern times, four people on a large 12 passenger Falcon 900 Jet were uninjured as the plane attempted a downwind landing during a blinding snowstorm.  The plane landed long and skidded through the fence at the end of RW24, across Rte.28 narrowly missing traffic during the early evening hours of St.Patricks Day.  It came to rest in a crowded parking lot, essentially missing everything.  While loosing hundreds of gallons of fuel, there was no fire and the plane remained in tact. 
2000 - April 19 - A Learjet 35 with 6 SOB skidded off  the end of RW15 at 1545 hours stopping in mud at the end of the runway.  The jet carried a patient, nurse, and crew members making a return home from St.Thomas.  No injuries.

2006 Stats show 17 in flight/runway type emergencies including 7 Phase 1 light, 5 Phase 1 heavy, and 2 Phase 2 light.  Additionally, there were 16 ground emergencies, 16 haz mat incidents, 3 structural responses, and 10 other incidents.

 

INCIDENT HISTORY - RUN STATS

Incident History
Year            Fire        EMS           Total
1960
1970
1975
1980
1990
1992                                                  6
1993                                                20
1994                                                  6
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000                                                24
2001                                                22
2002
2003
2004
2005                                                10
2006                                                61
2007                                                47
2008                                                31                          
2009                                                  8
2010                                                18
2011                                                       
2012                                                          
2013                                                16               
2014                                                   
2015                                                  9
2016                               
 

 

03/12/17

 

 

 


Barnstable Airport Radio

Hyannis Fire Radio Call Sign.................KCD 454............."Hyannis Fire"
Hyannis Dispatch ID.............................Hyannis Fire Alarm
Hyannis Fire Frequency........................33.94 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Hyannis County Frequency...................33.70 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Hyannis Fire Admin Ch.2......................460.625 Mhz.........Admin Channel
Hyannis Fire NEW 800........................868.2125...............Conventional / Operations
BMA Tower........................................119.500..................Control Tower
BMA Ground.......................................121.900..................Ground Control
Hyannis Fire 800 Talkgroup..................37616....................Simulcast
Hyannis Radio Tone Test......................1800 Hours
Hyannis Apparatus Numbers.................800-829                (Originally 80-89)

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 Company...................... 
 

 

 


Barnstable Airport Station Apparatus Assignments

Station  .........Barnstable Municipal Airport  (Not HYFD)
Foam 816......1999 Ford F450 100 AFFF Rapid Intervention Vehicle
Foam 817......2006 Emergency One 1500/1500/200/500 Crash Truck
Foam 820......1992 Emergency One Titan III 1250 / 1500 / 200 Crash Truck 

Station 1........Hyannis
Engine 822.....1992 Emergency One 1250/1000/60 Foam Pumper
Engine 823.....2005 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750/50 Pumper
Engine 826.....2011 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/750/50 Pumper
Tower 829.....1994 KME Aerial Cat 2000/150 / 102' rm Aerial Tower Quint
Rescue 821....2012 Pierce Arrow XT 21' Heavy Rescue Truck  (Jaws) (EMS 336)
Ambulance 825....2011 International / Lifeline Type I Ambulance  (EMS 335)
Ambulance 827....2005 International / Road Rescue Type I Ambulance  (EMS 337)
Ambulance 828....2007 International / Road Rescue Type I Ambulance  (EMS 338)
Ambulance 831....2015 International / Life Line Type I Ambulance  (EMS 338)
H.U. 824........1992 (2010) Mil 6x6 Heavy Utility 10 ton 18' boom Wrecker
Car 800..........2011 Ford F350 Utility Body Pickup Truck  (Mechanic)
Car 801..........2015 Dodge Durango 4x4 Fire Chief Car
Car 802..........2013 Ford Explorer 4x4 Deputy Chief Car
Car 803..........2009 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 Duty Officer Vehicle
Car 804..........2012 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 EMS Officer Vehicle
Car 805..........2010 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 Fire Prevention Vehicle
Car 806..........2016 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV Fire Prevention Vehicle
Car 807..........2006 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV Training Officer (former C-801)
Marine 808.....2009 Metal Craft Firestorm 30 1750gpm Fireboat
Boat 809.........1966 13 foot Boston Whaler Rescue Boat
Dive 810.........2001 (2011) International / Road Rescue Type I Dive Rescue Truck
Foam...............Foam Trailer
Ice...................Ray Ice Sled
Lighting...........2005 Magnum 6000w Lighting Plant


0
3/12/17

 

 


BMA Sample Run Cards
(As listed at BCC 1-16-2002)

 

DIST BMA AIRCRAFT EMERGENCIES   COVERAGE
PHASE 1L E822-E826-H821-R828-
FM817-FM820
  HY-E823  HY-R827
PHASE 1H E822-E826-E823-H821-R828-R827- 
FM817-FM820-FOAM
  HY-E302
PHASE 2L E822-E826-E823-H821-R828-R827-
FM817-FM820-FOAM
STAGE   R325-R203 
  HY-E302  HY-R54
PHASE 2H E822-E826-E823-H821-R828-R827-
FM817-FM820-FOAM
E205-R203-ET296-E302-R324-R325-R54
  HY-E43  HY-E42  HY-R293
2H - 2nd R53-R293-R103-R104-R262-R63-
E42-E43-E305-E303 
  HY-E48  HY-R361  CE-R39  OS-R362  MA-R37
SY-R242  WD-R172  OS-E351  MM-E451  BA-R45
       
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS    
BREAKERS    
FORESTRY    
TANKERS    
AMBS    
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

Hyannis Barnstable Municipal Airport Responses

Phase 1 Light  (Light aircraft minor problem 1-6 SOB)
             FM820-E822-E826-HR822-R828                       (1)
Phase 1 Heavy  (Heavy aircraft minor problem 7 or more SOB)
             FM820-E822-E826-E823-HR821-R827-R828   (1)  E315
Phase 2 Light   (Light aircraft major emer/crash 1-6 SOB)
             FM820-E822-E826-E823-HR821-R827-R828   (1)  E315-R54
                          R325-R203
Phase 2 Heavy   (Heavy aircraft major emer/crash 7 or more SOB)
             FM820-E822-E826-E823-HR821-R827-R828   (1) E42-E43-R293
                          E205-ET296-E315-R203-R325-R324-R54
Phase 2 Heavy 2nd alarm  (for crashes in populated areas and mass casualties)
             E42-E43-E305-E302-R53-E293-E103-R104-R63  (1) E48-R361

While BMA has its own ARFF unit, all responses are also accompanied by Hyannis FD and are under the control of Hyannis FD command and mutual aid guidelines.
 

 

       

 

 
 
 

 

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.