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The Dennis Fire Department was established in 1932....................Dennis FD protects 14,693 residents in a 20.66 square mile area..........................Dennis FD has 2 fire stations staffed 24 hours with 8 personnel on shift, a 7 person minimum......................Dennis reponded to 3967 incidents in 2001, the 4th busiest department on the Cape................

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Dennis Fire Department
883 Main Street
West Dennis, MA  02670
Department
Stations
Apparatus
Sta.Appar
Personnel
Radio
Run Cards
History
News
Community
Emergency   911
Emergency   508-398-2241
Business       508-398-0363
FAX              508-398-5925
Dispatch       508-563-4200
Fire Alarm    WQGK 516
800 Talk       37488
Radio 400     453.325     151.4
Radio old      33.86         114.8
Dispatch       BSO since Nov 2009

Fire Chief  Mark Dellner     C-101
(2005)

Dennis, Massachusetts
Barnstable County
Mid Cape Cod Region

Established 1932
2 Fire Stations     20 Apparatus
55 Personnel  52 Career  3 Call
 Apparatus 100-119

Area             20.66 Square Miles
Population    14,207
Density         687 per sq mile

2000   3,747 Calls
2010   4,587 Calls
2017   4,963 Calls
2018   5,404 Calls

Sta.1    Sta.2

4 Engines
1 Ladder
1 Brush
4 Ambs
4 Cars
6 Misc

 ON LINE PRESENCE
DENNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT Website

Dennis Firefighters Local 2583 on Facebook

LIVE BROADCAST
Dennis Fire Rescue on Brodcastify
 

Leadership - Officers:
Fire Chief Mark Dellner                        Car 101     (2005)
Assistant Chief John Donlan                  Car 102
Deputy Chief Robert Brown                  Car 103     (7/1/12)
EMS Officer John Adelizzi (P)
Mechanic
Office Manager Laura McCarthy

Group 1: Captain Tony Kent                                  C-5
                 Lt  Edward Gula (P)                              C-8
                 Senior Private Brian Dunton (P)       
Group 2: Captain Jeffery Perry                              C-7  
                 Lt Phelim Meehan                                  C-10      
                 Senior Private Wayne Mayo 
Group 3: Captain Chris Guerreiro                         C-6
                 Lt  Geoffrey Mulholland                        C-9
                 Senior Private Christopher Boutin (P)  
Group 4: Captain Wayne Conlin                            C-4
                 Lt  Stephen Hieholcher (P)                     C-11
                 Senior Private Nick Lawler (P)       

IAFF: Local 2583. Personnel are civilian.

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Email Contact
General Info:
Fire Chief Mark Dellner:                   mdellner@town.dennis.ma.us
Asst Chief John Donlan:                    jdonlan@town.dennis.ma.us
Deputy Chief Robert Brown:             rbrown@town.dennis.ma.us
EMS Coordinator John Adelizzi:       jadelizzi@town.dennis.ma.us
Office Manager Laura McCarthy:      lmccarty@town.dennis.ma.us

Phone Directory
508-398-2242    Fire Station (NOT for EMERGENCY)

 

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Total Personnel: 55

Career Personnel: 52
(1)   Fire Chief
(1)   Asst Chief
(1)   Deputy Chief
(4)   Shift Captains
(4)   Shift Lieutenants
(4)   Senior Privates
(36) Firefighters
(1)   Admin Sec  

Including:
(28)  Paramedics,
(21)  Basic EMTs
(   )    First Responders

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Call Personnel: 3
(3)   Call personnel     

Including:
(1)   MD
(  )   Paramedics,
(2)   Basic EMTs
(  )    First Responders

  
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Staffing:
There are 4 groups of (12) personnel
Minimum staffing is (10) per shift.
Each group works an average 42 hour week on an 8 day rotation
Work week includes (2) 24 hour shifts 0800-0800
The work schedule is (1 On, 1 Off, 1 On, 5 Off)    (1-1-1-5)
(1) 24 On 0800-0800, (1) 24 off, (1) 24 On 0800-0800, (5) 24 days off

Station Full staffing is:       (7) Station 1, (5) Station 2 
Minimum staffing is:          (5) Station 1, (5) Station 2

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Stations:
Station 1 staffing is:            (1) Captain,     (6) FFs
Station 2 staffing is:            (1) Lieutenant, (4) FFs
 

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Dispatch by:
BSO - Barnstable County Sheriff's Department dispatcher since Nov 2, 2009
Previously dispatched by an on duty firefighter at Station 1 on a rotation

E911 PSAP:        DENNPD - Dennis Police Department
E911 Backup:     YARPD - Yarmouth Police Department
911 Secondary:   BSO - Barnstable County Sheriff's Dept dispatch Dennis Fire


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NOTES
Hiring Process:  Utilizes the "County List."  Advertises for applicants when openings occur. Often require "Paramedic" certification. Also State certification FF I/II.  Required to attend fire academy.  

 
Updated April 11, 2019

Dennis Police Department

Dennis Police Department
685 Route 134
South Dennis, MA 02660
Emergency 911    Emergency 508-394-1313
Business  508-394-1315   Fax  508-394-5750

Police Chief  Mike Whalen   (Item1)

 


Dennis Information

Dennis Incorporated as a town 1793
Dennis Fire Department Established in 1932

Town of Dennis Website

City/Town Name: Town of Dennis
1990 Population: 13,864
2000 Population: 14,693
Registered Voters: 10,666
2000 School Enrollments: 1,967
Population Over 65: 3,989
Square Miles: 20.66
Public Road Miles: 132.61
Income Per Capita: $15,436
Median Family Income: $33,531
EQV Per Capita: $157,495
Avg. Tax Bill: $1,347
Residential Tax Rate: 8.64
Commercial Tax Rate: 8.64
Operating Budget: $29,479,027

Massachusetts Municipal Association

City/Town Name: Town of Dennis
Community Profiles: http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/cc/dennis.html
City/Town Hall Address: 485 Main Street
City/Town: Dennis
State: MA
Zip Code: 02660
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m.­4:30 p.m. (Mon­Fri)
County: Barnstable
World Wide Web Address: http://www.virtualcapecod.com/towntext/dennis.html
Area Code: 508
Main Telephone: 394-8300
Main Fax: 394-8309
TTY/TDD:
Police Department: 760-6262
Fire Department: 398-2242
Public Works: 760-6220
Planning: 394-8300
Schools: 398-7600
Library: 760-6219
Town Clerk: 760-6112
City Council:
Board of Selectmen: 760-6148
City Clerk:

 

 

DHCD Community Profile

Added Jan 6, 2002
Updated Jan 26, 2002

 


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 Dennis Fire Department was established in 1932.  Dennis rescue established in 1947.  In March 1993, Lt. Paul Tucker was promoted to Fire Chief replacing retiring chief Robert Hersey who served as chief for 22 years.  Dennis replaced its 18 year old 1975 Maxim 100' aerial in 1993 with a 110' Emergency One valued at approx $350,000.
 

FIRE CHIEFS

2005-Present               - Mark Dellner
2004-2005                   - John Donlan      (acting chief)
1993-2004                   - Paul Tucker
        -                           - Robert Hersey

Assistant Chiefs
2008-Present                - John Donlan

Deputy Chiefs
2012-Present                - Robert "Buster" Brown
2008-2012                    - Robert Tucker
        -2004                    - John Donlan
        -                            - Brad Morse




Captain Robert Tucker promoted to Deputy Chief 7/1/08. Retired 2012.
 

FIRE STATIONS HISTORY

1930s - Station 1 - 883 Route 28, West Dennis  (old station)
1999 - Station 1 - 883 Route 28, West Dennis  (new station)
1956 - Station 2 - 1015 Old Bass River Road, North Dennis
 

FIRE APPARATUS HISTORY

1995 Apparatus Roster
Station 1 - West Dennis      
100     Truck 4               - 1989 Ford F250 Pickup Truck
101     C-1                     - 1992 Ford LTD Fire Chief Paul Tucker
102     C-2                     - 1986 Ford LTD Deputy Bradford Morse
103     Rescue 1             - 1990 GMC 7000/Frontline Type I Ambulance (EMS 344)
104     Rescue 2             - 1991 Ford F350/Horton Type I Ambulance (EMS 345)
105     Truck  3              - 1976 Dodge Pw300 150/300 Forestry
106     Engine 1              - 1988 E-One Cyclone 1500/500/40 Pumper
108     Ladder 1              - 1994 E-One Hurricane rm 110' Aerial Ladder Truck
112     Engine 3               - 1972 Maxim F/'86 Murphy 1000/500 Pumper
119     C-5                      - 1985 Ford LTD Fire Prev Car
           Haz                      - 1990 Wells Cargo Pollution Control Trailer
           Boat                     - Boston Whaler 17' / Evinrude 50hp Boat
           Ice                        - Zodiac 9' Ice Boat

Station 2 - North Dennis      
107     Engine 2               - 1981 Ford C8000/E-One 1250/500 Pumper
110     Truck 2                 - 1971 Dodge PW300/Maynard 250/300 Brush Breaker
111     Car 3                    - POV - Deputy Paul Prue
115     Engine 4               - 1980 Maxim F/'89 Greenwood 1500/500 Pumper 

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1992 Apparatus Roster
Station 1 - West Dennis
100     Truck 4              - 1989 Ford F250 Pickup Truck
101     Car 1                  - 1989 Ford LTD Fire Chief Robert Hersey
102     Car 2                  - 1985 Ford LTD Deputy Bradford Morse
103     Rescue 1            - 1990 GMC 7000/Frontline Type I Ambulance (EMS 344)
104     Rescue 2            - 1991 Ford F350/Frontline Type I Ambulance (EMS 345)
105     Truck 3              - 1976 Dodge PW300 4x4 150/300 Forestry Truck
106     Engine 1             - 1988 E-One Cyclone 4cf 1500/500/50 Pumper
108     Ladder 1             - 1975 Maxim F ms 100' Aerial Ladder
112     Engine 3             - 1972 Maxim F /'86 Murphy refurb 1000/500 Pumper
           Haz                     - 1990- Wells Cargo Pollution Control Trailer 
           Boat                    - Boston Whaler 17'/ Evinrude 50hp Boat
           Ice                       - Ray Ice Sled

Station 2 - North Dennis
107     Engine 2              - 1981 Ford C8000/E-One 1000/500 Pumper (lime)
110     Breaker 2            - 1971 Dodge PW300/Matnard  250/300 Brush Breaker
111      Car 3                  - POV - Deputy Paul Prue
115     Engine 4              - 1980 Maxim F/'89 Greenwood 1500/500 Pumper

 


 

MAJOR FIRES & INCIDENTS HISTORY

Major Fires & Emergencies
1988 - Feb 9 - Two people died in a fire in a duplex on Niblick Road at 0240 hrs.
1990 - Jan 18 - A 2 alarm fire caused heavy damage to the Kings Ransom Restaurant on Rte.28 at 2000 hours.
1991 - July 9 - A 0100 hours fire caused $400,000 damage to the Barbo's Wayside Furnature warehouse on Route 28 in Dennisport.  The 30' x 60' wing of the warehouse was destroyed.
1991 - July 28 - A 68 year old woman was rescued from her 75 Cove Road home at 1200 hours and flown to Boston with burns.
1993 - Feb 13 - A stump dump fire on Great Western Road took 6 days to extinguish.

 

INCIDENT HISTORY - RUN STATS

Incident History
Year          Fire        EMS         Total
1950            45         161           206
1960            48         258           306
1970          303         702        1,005
1975          475      1,219        1,694
1980          566      1,603        2,169
1985          986      1,631        2,617
1990          675      1,681        2,356
1992
1993
1994
1995       1,060      2,121        3,181
1996       1,139      2,146        3,285
1997       1,250      2,181        3,431
1998          882      2,575        3,456
1999       1,071      2,727        3,798
2000                                       3,747
2001                                       3,967
2002       1,198      2,777        3,975
2003                                      
2004                                       4,299
2005                                       4,491
2006                                       4,425
2007                                       4,669
2008                                       4,676
2009                                       4,510
2010                                       4,587
2011                                       4,948
2012                                       4,441
2013                                       4,620
2014                                       4,686
2015                                       4,979
2016                                       5,103
2017                                       4,963
2018                                       5,404


 

 

03/14/19

 

 


Dennis Radio

Dennis Fire Radio Call Sign.............. WQGK 516.........."Dennis Fire"  Nov 2009
Formerly ............................................KCD 492.............."Dennis Fire"
Dennis Dispatch ID.............................Dennis Fire Alarm
Dennis Fire Frequency........................33.86 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Dennis County Frequency...................33.70 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Dennis Fire 800 Talkgroup..................37488....................Simulcast 33.86
Dennis Fire 400 Freq..........................453.325 Mhz......... PL 151.4
Dennis Radio Tone Test......................1805 Hours
Dennis Apparatus Numbers.................100-119

Dennis Police Radio Call Sign..............KCA 366..............County Callsign
Dennis Police Dispatch ID...................KYY 951.............."Dennis Police (Base)"
Dennis Police Frequency.....................Trunking................ On Trunked Radio System
Dennis Police Old Freq.......................155.985 Mhz.........Old Dennis PD
Dennis Police County Freq..................155.565 Mhz........ Old Ch.1
Dennis Police 800 Trunk Group...........38244...................Primary Police Operations
Dennis Police 800 County Group.........36496...................County Talkgroup
Dennis Police Unit IDs........................."I" Item Cars

Dennis Water District..........................47.74
Dennis Water District.......................... 
 

 


Dennis Station Apparatus Assignments

Station 1...........West Dennis
Engine 112.......1997 Emergency One 1500 / 500 / 40 Pumper - HR
Engine 114.......2016 Pierce Arrow XT 1500/500/20 Pumper - HR Jaws
Engine 115.......2012 E-One Typhoon 1500/500 Pumper - HR 
Ladder 110.......1994 Emergency One 110' rm Aerial Ladder Truck  (2011 refurb)
Forestry 108.....1999 Ford F450 / Gary's Truck  225 / 400 Forestry Truck
Amb 104..........2015 Ford F550 / Horton Type I Ambulance   (EMS 345)
Amb 106..........2016 Ford F550 / Horton Type I Ambulance   (EMS 346)
Amb 107..........2012 Ford F450 / Horton Type I Ambulance   (EMS 347)
Dive 116..........2011 Ford F450 / Horton Type I Dive Rescue Truck (was 105)
Car 100............2018 Ford F350 4x4/Warner Utility Pickup Truck 
Car 101............2017 Ford Explorer SUV 4x4 Fire Chief Mark Dellner (black)
Car 102............2012 Ford Explorer SUV 4x4 Asst Chief Donlan (red)
Car 103............2010 Ford Explorer SUV 4x4 Deputy Robert Brown (black)
Marine 117.......1972 17' Boston Whaler / Evinrude 50 hp Rescue Boat
Marine 118.......2007 ('12) Safe Boat 25'  / (2) 115 HP Rescue Boat
DEP.................. 2007 DEP Spill Trailer

Station 2 .........North Dennis
Engine 111....... 2007 Pierce Dash 1500 / 500 / 30 /40  Pumper - HR
Amb 105.......... 2015 Ford F550 / Horton Type I Ambulance   (EMS 345)
Marine 119.......1990s ('07) Boston Whaler 22' / 115 HP Rescue Boat

  

03/14/19

 

 


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

 

DIST 1 STRUCTURE     COVERAGE
1ST E112-E106-E115-L110-R103    
WF H72-L41-R104       WD-E107  WD-R62  ND-E233
2ND E107-E43-R63-C51-EMS-C229   WD-E69  WD-R242  HA-E64
3RD E69-E233-H241-L66-C61   WD-E64  ND-E44  EH-E175  HA-E185
4TH E64-E44-C231   WD-E185  ND-E205  HA-E175  EH-E155  SY-E48
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS YA-HA-BR  
BREAKERS F240-BT235-ET295-B316  
FORESTRY YA-HA-BR    
TANKERS BR-CH  
AMBS YA-HA-YA-BR-HA-BR-HY-CH-OR-HY  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

DIST 2 STRUCTURE     COVERAGE
1ST E112-E106-E115-L110-R103-E69    
WF H72-L66-R104   WD-E107  WD-R54  ND-E233  HA-E185
2ND E107-R54-C61-EMS-C229   WD-E43  WD-R242
3RD E43-E233-H241-L41-C51    WD-E45  ND-E234  SY-E48  BR-E175
4TH E45-E234-C231   WD-E48  ND-E44  SY-E826
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS HA-YA-BR  
BREAKERS F240-BT235-B295-B316  
FORESTRY HA-BR-YA  
TANKERS BR-CH  
AMBS HA-YA-HA-YA-BR-CH-BR-CH-OR-HY  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

DIST 3 STRUCTURE     COVERAGE
1ST E106-E112-E107-L110-R103    
WF H241-L41-R104     WD-R63  ND-E44   
2ND E115-E44-R63-EMS-C229   WD-E69  ND-E233  HA-E64
3RD E233-E69-H72-L237-C231   WD-E45  WD-R54   ND-E205 
4TH E205-E43-C61    WD-E64  ND-E234  HA-E185  BR-E175
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS BR-YA-BA  
BREAKERS F240-B235-B295-B316     
FORESTRY YA-BR-HA  
TANKERS BR-WB  
AMBS YA-BR-YA-HA-YA-BR-HA-HY-BA  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 4 STRUCTURE     COVERAGE
1ST E106-E112-E107-L110-R103    
WF H72-L237-R104     WD-R63  ND-E44   
2ND E233-E115-R63-EMS-C229   WD-E43  WD-R53 
3RD E44-E43-H241-L66-C61    WD-E69  ND-E205   YP-E823  HA-E65
4TH E205-E69-C51   WD-E65  ND-E823   HA-E185 
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS BR-HA-YA  
BREAKERS F240-B235-B295-B316  
FORESTRY BR-HA-YA  
TANKERS BR-CH  
AMBS BR-HA-BR-YA-HA-OR-CH-HY  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 5 BRUSH     COVERAGE
1ST F240-B235    
WF      
2ND F67-F49-B295   WD-F187  ND-B461
3RD      
4TH      
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS    
BREAKERS    
FORESTRY    
TANKERS    
AMBS    
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 6E ROUTE 6     COVERAGE
1ST E112-E106-R103-R104-E69-R63    
WF      
2ND      
3RD      
4TH      
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS    
BREAKERS    
FORESTRY    
TANKERS    
AMBS    
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 6W ROUTE 6     COVERAGE
1ST E112-E106-R103-R104    
WF      
2ND      
3RD      
4TH      
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS    
BREAKERS    
FORESTRY    
TANKERS    
AMBS    
         


 

 

 

 

 

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.