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The Wellfleet Fire Department was established in 1934.........................Wellfleet protects an area of 20.47 square miles and a population of 2,777......................Wellfleet operates from 2 fire stations (one has been closed).................... WFD responded to 1316 incidents in 2002 ...................349 fire responses and 967 ems calls.................

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Wellfleet Fire Department
10 Lawrence Road
Wellfleet, MA  02667
Department
Stations
Apparatus
Personnel
Radio
Run Cards
History
News
Community

Photo Albums
Emergency 911
Emergency 508-349-3702
Business     508-349-3754
FAX            508-349-0318
Dispatch     508-349-3702
Radio          33.54   114.8
Radio          453.1875   114.8
800 Talk     37808
Fire Alarm  WQBB 922
Dispatched by BSO

Chief Richard Pauley Jr  (2013)

Wellfleet, Massachusetts
Barnstable County
Outer Cape Cod Region

Established 1934
1 Fire Station     12 Apparatus
24 Personnel  9 Career  15 Call
 Apparatus 80-99

Area             19.83 Square Miles
Population    2,577  (2010)
Density         130 per sq mile

Fire            xxx
EMS        xxxx  
Total       1,181
  
 (2016 stats)

Sta.1

3 Engines
1 Ladder
1 Brush
1 Tanker
3 Ambs
2 Cars
2 Misc

   Wellfleet Fire Department Website

Total Personnel: 24

Career Personnel: 9
(1) Fire Chief,
(0) Deputy Chief,
(1) Captain,
(3) Lieutenants,
(4) Firefighters,
(1) Admin Sec

Including:
(8) Paramedics,
(    ) EMT-I,
(    ) EMTs,
(    ) First Responders

IAFF: Local 4342. Personnel are civilian.

Staffing:     .
There are 4 groups of  personnel, with a minimum of 2 per shift.
Each group works an 8 day 42 hour week comprised of (2) 24 hour shifts 0800-0800
The work week is (1) 24 hr shift on, (1) off, (1) 24 hr shift on, (5) off.
Station staffing is as follows: (2) Station 1, (0) Station 2

Dispatch by:
Wellfleet Police Dispatchers.

Station:  
The minimum staffing is (2) Station 1   

Officers
Fire Chief Richard Pauley Jr (March 2013) (Car 81)

G1 Capt Thomas Ferreira (P)  (Car 83)
G2 Lt. Joseph Cappello Jr. (P) (Car 85)
G3 Lt. George White (P)  (Car 88)
G4 Lt. Shawn Clark (P) (Car 86)

Call Personnel:15
(15) Call personnel   
  
Including:
(3) Paramedics, 
(    ) EMT-I, 
(12) EMTs, 
(    ) First Responders

Call Lt. William Grozier (Car 87)

03/14/17

Wellfleet Police Department

Wellfleet Police Department
36 Gross Hill Road
Wellfleet, MA  02667

Emergency 911   Emergency 508-349-3702
Business  508-349-3702    Fax  508-349-7683

Police Chief Ron Fisette  (Charlie 1) 2010
Former Chief  Richard P Rosenthal 

 

 

 


Wellfleet Information


Wellfleet Incorporated as a town 1763
Wellfleet Fire Department established 1934

Town of Wellfleet Website

City/Town Name: Town of Wellfleet
2010 Population: 2.750
2003 Population: 2,841
2000 Population: 2,777
1990 Population: 2,493
Registered Voters 2010: 2,577
Registered Voters 2000: 2,528
2005 School Enrollments: 338
Population Over 65: 498
Square Miles: 19.83
Public Road Miles: 71.11
Income Per Capita 2010: $31,815
Income Per Capita 2000: $25,712
Median Family Income: $50,990
EQV Per Capita 2012: $887,054
EQV Per Capita 2000: $644,897
Avg. Tax Bill: $2,597
Residential Tax Rate 2013: 6.00
Residential Tax Rate 2000: 4.83
Commercial Tax Rate 2013: 6.00
Commercial Tax Rate 2000: 4.83
Operating Budget 2013: $19,619,377
Operating Budget 2000: $13,220,290

 

Massachusetts Municipal Association

City/Town Name: Town of Wellfleet
Community Profiles: http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/cc/wellfleet.html
City/Town Hall Address: 300 Main St.
City/Town: Wellfleet
State: MA
Zip Code: 02667
Business Hours: 8 a.m.­noon, 1 p.m.­4 p.m. (Mon­Fri)
County: Barnstable
World Wide Web Address: http://www.wellfleetma.org/Home/
Area Code: 508
Main Telephone: 349-0300
Main Fax: 349-0305
TTY/TDD:
Police Department: 349-3702
Fire Department: 349-3754
Public Works: 349-0315
Planning: 349-0314
Schools: 255-8800
Library: 349-0310
Town Clerk: 349-0301
City Council:
Board of Selectmen: 349-0300
City Clerk:

 

DHCD Community Profile

Added Jan 6, 2002
Updated May 24, 2016

 


Fire Department History

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

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION

  There were some references to fire apparatus in Wellfleet prior to the official acceptance of Ch.48 in 1934.  Back in Feb 1875, there is mention of a committee planning specs for Town Hall to procure all necessary info regarding hooks, ladders, the chemical engine and extinguishers. Another reference in 1879 mentions procuring such fire apparatus, ladders, ropes, axes, etc along with a shelter for same.  A similar reference is made in 1882, so perhaps these articles failed in town meetings or follow-up to same.  In 1911, $500 was authorized for  purchase of fire apparatus. In 1912, there was an article for$1000 for the purchase of fire apparatus - this may have been for the forest fire warden. A fire tower was built in town in 1928.  In 1932, the fire warden's report states the fire apparatus is now obsolete and should be replaced by modern forest fire fighting equipment. There was also some reference to the fire station in 1932 with a vote to extend and enlarge the facilities. That station was on Commercial Street, opposite Bank Street.

There was a Model T forest fire truck with a small pump and tank prior to the establishment of the department.  A 1929 American LaFrance pumper (Engine 1) was also bought in town before the department was officially organized. It had a 500 gpm pump and only an 80 gallon tank, but it could pump a stream over the Congregational Church at draft. It remained in service until about 1959. 

The Wellfleet Fire Department was officially established February 12, 1934 with the acceptance of Ch.48, sections 42, 44, and 45 of general laws.  A Board of Engineers was appointed with Dr. C.J. Bell, Cyril Downs, Edward B. Lane, Fred Howard, Benjamin Paine, and Clarence Hicks.  From that group, Edward Lane was appointed as Chief, Fred Howard 1st Asst Deputy, and Cyril Downs 2nd Asst Deputy.  The board of Engineers found the equipment lacking.  A siren was donated to the department. In 1935, there were 19 brush and grass calls, including one 14-1/2 acre fire at which the town 'moth sprayer' was utilized. The report for 1935 reports the pump was overhauled and now produces 3 streams, where before it only produced one. Of the original 1200' of hose, 200' was condemned.  The department had 15 members.

A tank truck was bought in 1935.  It had about a 1000 gallon tank on a Ford chassis. 
The separate forest fire department retired its Model T in 1939 and bought a 1939 forest fire truck that served until the forest fire department and fire department merged in 1950.  The fire station was expanded to 3 bays in 1938-39.

A 1946 Chevy (engine 2) was bought and became the first due engine with a 500 gpm pump and a water tank. Truck later known as 92. A 1955 Dodge pumper was bought as Engine 3 (93) with 1000 gallons. In 1958, a Ford/Maxim 750 gpm pumper was bought for Engine 4 (94).  In 1974, another Ford/Maxim was bought for Engine 5 (95).

The Wellfleet rescue squad was established in the 1950s. Lower Cape Ambulance served Wellfleet as well from about 1954 to 1960.  The LCA was in Truro. Wellfleet got its first ambulance, a retired military Cadillac from Fort Drum, NY. A "good body" from another 1953 Cadillac was refitted onto the military chassis by members of the department.

A Panel Truck rescue truck was purchased from CD in 1957-58 and carried some equipment.

Wellfleet moved out of the cramped, waterfront station on Commercial Street into a modern Fire-Police facility on Lawrence Road, just off Route 6 in 1982.  The new station, featured the fire station in the lower level and the police above facing another road.  The station had 4 bays, double deep and able to hold more modern equipment

 

New Fire Headquarters 10 Lawrence Road opened March 2009..

 

FIRE CHIEFS

1934-        Edward B lane
                 William Berrio
                 Roger Henson
                 Alan Hight
                 Daniel Silverman
2013        Richard Pauley Jr


 

FIRE STATIONS HISTORY

1934          Commercial Street & Bank St, Wellfleet  (expanded 1938)
1975          Route 6 & Old Kings Hwy, South Wellfleet  (closed 2002)
1982          35 Lawrence Rd  (Police/Fire station)
2009          10 Lawrence Rd  (new HQ)


 

FIRE APPARATUS HISTORY

1920s - Model T forest fire truck prior to fire dept established
1929 - Eng 1 - 1929 American LaFrance 500 gpm/80 gals  (until 1959)
1935 - Tanker - 1000 gallon tanker
1939 - Forest fire truck (forestr fire dept, merged with FD in 1950)
1946 - Eng 2 (92) - 1946 Chevy 4x4 500/600 Pumper
1955 - Eng 3 (93) - 1953 Dodge 500/1000 Pumper
1958 - Eng 4 (94) - 1958 Ford/Maxim 750/500 Pumper
1970 - Eng 1 (90) - 1970 Dodge PW 4x4 250/300 Brush
1974 - Sqd 80 - 1974 Dodge PW Utili Pickup Truck
1975 - Res 97 - 1975 Dodge/Providence Body Rescue Truck
1975 - Eng 5 (95) - 1975 Ford/Maynard 750/600 Pumper
1970s - Hose - 1953 Dodge PW Mil 4x4 Hose Wagon 2200' 4" LDH
1977 - Res 99 - 1977 Dodge van/Yanee Coach Type II Ambulance
1979 - Eng 3 (93) - 1979 Ford/Pierce 1000/1000 Pumper
1982 - Res 98 - 1982 Ford/Yankee Coach Type III Ambulance
1986 - Tanker 96 - 1986 Ford/Firovac 1500/3000 Tanker
1980s - Ladder 97 - 1962 Ford/Maxim 75' Aerial  (former Nantucket)
1990 - Eng 94 - 1990 Pierce Dash 1250TM/1000 Pumper (1958 replaced)
1990 - Res 98 - 1990 Ford/Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance
1998 - Eng 95 - 1998 HME / General 1500TM/750/22A/44B CAFS Pumper (1975)
2001 - Ladder 93 - 1986 Duplex/LTI 1500/400  75' Quint Aerial Ladder  (1979 replaced)
2002 - Car 81 - 2002 Chevy Tahoe Chief Car
2002 - Boat 92 - 2002 Zodiac Boat
2007 - Forestry 90 - 2007 Chevy 4x4 / Local build 250/200/20 Forestry Truck
2009 - Amb 99 - 2009 Ford/Osage Type III Ambulance
2013 - Car 81 - 2013 Chevy Tahoe Chief Car
2015 - Tanker 96 - 2015 International/EOne 500/2000 Tanker
2015 - Amb 97 - 2015 Chevy/Horton Type III Ambulance
2015 - Amb 98 - 2015 Chevy/Horton Type III Ambulance
2015 - Sqd 80 - 2015 FordF250 Pickup








1975 Apparatus Roster
90   - 1970 Dodge Power Wagon brush truck 300 gals
91
92    - 1946 Chevy 4x4 250/600 fire truck
93    - 1955 Chevy 500 gpm pumper
94    - 1958 Ford F800 / Maxim 750/500 pumper
95    - 1975 Ford F750 / Maynard 750/500 Pumper
96
97    - 1974 Dodge / Providence Body Rescue Truck
98
99
 

1992 Apparatus Roster
Station 1 - 35 Lawrence Road, Wellfleet
Ser 80 - 1974 Dodge PW Utility Body Pickup Truck
Car 81 - 1986 Ford LTD Chief Car
For 90 - 1970 Dodge PW 250/300 Forestry
Eng 94 - 1990 Pierce Dash TM1250/1000 Pumper
Eng 95 - 1975 Ford/Maynard 750/500 Pumper
Tank 96 - 1987 Ford/Firovac 3000 gallon Tanker
Lad 97 - 1962 Ford/Maxim 75' Aerial Ladder
Res 98 - 1990 Ford/Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance
Res 99 - 1990 Ford/Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance
Station 2 - Route 6, South Wellfleet
For 92 - 1946 Chevy 250/600 Forestry
Eng 93 - 1979 Ford/Pierce 1000/1000 Pumper

 

 

 

MAJOR FIRES & INCIDENTS HISTORY

Major Fires & Emergencies
1934 - July 19 - Chequesett Inn Fire.

1960 - March - Wellfleet Town Hall Fire during a blizzard.  

 

 

INCIDENT HISTORY - RUN STATS

Incident History
Year            Fire         EMS           Total
1950
1960
1970
1975
1980
1985
1990           
1992          183            497           673       
1993          184            548           733     
1994          183            631           814
!995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000                                            1,034                         
2001                                            1,362
2002          349            967          1,316        
2003                                            1,068
2004                                            1,488
2005                                            1,212
2006         288            906           1,194                        
2007                                            1,163
2008                                            1,093
2009                                            1,115
2010                                            1,032
2011                                                    
2012                                            1,080
2013                                            1,138
2014                                            1,073
2015                                            1,171
2016                                            1,181

 

   

 

03/14/17

 


The Radio

The Fire Radio Call Sign...............WQBB 922............."Wellfleet Fire"
The Dispatch ID.............................Wellfleet Fire Alarm
Old Fire Radio Call Sign................KCD 500 until 2012
The Fire Frequency........................33.54 Mhz..............PL 114.8
The County Frequency....................33.70 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Fire 400 frequency..........................453.1875..............PL 114.8
The Fire 800 Talkgroup..................37808....................Simulcast 33.54
The Radio Tone Test......................1745 Hours
The Apparatus Numbers................120-149

The Police Radio Call Sign............KCA 370...............County Callsign
The Police Dispatch ID..................KCA 370..............."Wellfleet Police"
The Police Frequency.....................Trunking................Trunking System
The Police Old Freq.......................155.700 Mhz.........Old Ch.2
The Police County Freq..................155.565 Mhz........ Old Ch.1
The Police 800 Trunk Group...........38512...................Not utilized
The Police 800 County Group.........36496...................County Talkgroup
The Police Unit IDs........................."C" Cars...............Charlie

The Water District..........................  

 

 


Wellfleet Station Apparatus Assignments

Station 1........Wellfleet
Engine 89........1990 Pierce Dash 1250 / 1000 Pumper   (Spare - was 94)
Engine 94........2016 Emergency One Typhoon 1500 / 1000 /30 A CAFS Pumper
Engine 95........1998 HME / General 1500 / 750 / 40 / 22 CAFS Pumper - HR
Ladder 93.......1986 (2001) Duplex / LTI 1500 / 400 / 75' Quint - HR  (Jaws)
Tanker 96.......2015 International / Emergency One 500/2000 gallon Tanker
Forestry 90.....2007 Chevy 3500 4x4 250 / 200 / 20A Forestry Truck
Ambulance 97.......2015 Chevy G4500 / Horton Type III Ambulance  (EMS 367) 
Ambulance 98.......2015 Chevy G4500 / Horton Type III Ambulance  (EMS 368)
Ambulance 99.......2009 Ford E450 / Osage Type III Ambulance  (EMS 369)
Squad 80..........2015 Ford F250 4x4 Pickup Truck
Car 81..............2013 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 Fire Chief Richard Pauley Jr
Boat 92............2001 Zodiac Inflatable Boat / 20 hp Honda
Spec Haz.........2004 Kristi Special Hazards Trailer
Lighting............2008 Magnum 6000w Light Tower

Station 2 .......South Wellfleet
Closed 2002



03/14/17

 


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

RUN CARDS

 

 

DIST 1

STRUCTURE

 

COVERAGE

1ST

E95-E94-T96-L93-R99-T484-E155

 

WE-E485

WF

   

   

2ND

E485-E483-E156-H241-R487-C471-C161  

 

WE-E175  WE-E233  TR-E193  WE-T279  EA-ET186

3RD

E175-E233-ET186-C231-R63-C229 

 

WE-177  WE-64  EA-234  OR-185  EA-296
ES-E69  CH-E188  WE-R243  CH-E115

4TH

E177-E64-ET296-C181 

 

WE-E234  WE-E185  OR-E69  EA-E107  HA-E112  EH-E65 EA-R104  EA-ET352  WD-E43

5TH

E185-E234-E193-C61-R243

 

WE-E69  TR-E194  WE-E107  OR-E65  EH-E112 
HA-E43  WD-E48  EA-E44

       
 

SPECIAL CALLS

   

LADDERS

 L176-L237-L66

 

BREAKERS

BT235-B295-B316-B5-B6-B461

 

FORESTRY

F240-F67-F187-F238

 

TANKERS

T484-E155-E485-E156-E233-ET186-ET296-ET352

 

AMBS

R487-R162-R172-R163-R197-R242-R62-R173-R183-R243

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 2E

STRUCTURE - HIGH HAZARD

 

COVERAGE

1ST

E95-E94-T96-L93-R99-T484-E155 

 

WE-E485  

WF

     

2ND

E485-E483-E156-L176-H241-C471-R487-C161- C229-COMEL  

 

WE-E175  WE-E233  EA-ET186  TR-E193  WE-T279 EA-R63

3RD

E233-ET186-E175-E64-L237-C231-R63

 

WE-E234  WE-E177  EA-E185  OR-E107  EH-E69 EA-ET296  OR-L66  EA-R55  CH-E188  CH-E115

4TH

E234-E177-E185-ET296-C181  

 

WE-E107  WE-E69  EA-E65  EH-E112  OR-E106 HA-E43  ND-E44  WD-E48  EA-ET352

5TH

E107-E69-E193-E65-C61  

 

WE-E112  WE-E106  OR-E115  CH-E43  EH-E205 WD-E822  TR-E194  HA-E48

       
 

SPECIAL CALLS

   

LADDERS

 L176-L237-L66

 

BREAKERS

BT235-B295-B316-B5-B6-B461

 

FORESTRY

F240-F67-F187-F238

 

TANKERS

T484-E155-E485-E156-E233-ET186-ET296-ET352

 

AMBS

R487-R162-R172-R163-R197-R242-R62-R173-R183-R243

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 2

STRUCTURE

 

COVERAGE

1ST

E95-E94-T96-L93-R99-T484-E155   

 

WE-E485 

WF

   

 

2ND

E156-E485-E175-H241-C471-R487-C161

 

WE-E483  WE-E233  TR-E193  WE-T279  EA-ET186

3RD

E233-E483-ET186-C231-R63-C229

 

EA-ET296  WE-E177  WE-E64  EA-E234  EH-E69  OR-E185  EA-R243  CH-E188  CH-E115

4TH

E177-E64-E234-ET296-C181 

 

WE-E69  WE-E185  OR-E65  EH-E112  EA-E107  HA-E43  EH-ET352  WD-E48

5TH

 

 

 

       
 

SPECIAL CALLS

   

LADDERS

L176-L237-L66

 

BREAKERS

BT235-B295-B316-B5-B6-B461

 

FORESTRY

F240-F67-F187-F238

 

TANKERS

E155-T484-E156-E485-E233-ET186-ET296-ET352

 

AMBS

R162-R172-R163-R173-R242-R62-R487-R243-R183-R63

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 22

STRUCTURE - HIGH HAZARD

 

COVERAGE

1ST

E95-E94-T96-L93-R99-T484-E155 

 

WE-E485   

WF

   

 

2ND

E156-E485-E233-L176-H241-C471-R487-C161 C229-COMEL 

 

WE-E483  WE-E175  EA-ET186  TR-E193  WE-T279 EA-R63

3RD

E483-E175-ET186-E64-L237-C231-R63

 

WE-E177  WE-E185  EA-ET296  EA-E234  EH-E69  EA-R55  OR-L66  OR-E107  CH-E188  CH-E115

4TH

E185-ET296-C181-E177-E234   

 

WE-E69  EH-E112  WE-E107  EA-E65  EA-ET352  OR-E44  HA-E43  WD-E48

5TH

     
       
 

SPECIAL CALLS

   

LADDERS

 L176-L237-L66

 

BREAKERS

BT235-B295-B316-B5-B6-B461

 

FORESTRY

F240-F67-F187-F238

 

TANKERS

E155-T484-E156-E485-E233-ET186-ET296-ET352

 

AMBS

R162-R172-R163-R173-R242-R62-R487-R243-R183-R63

 
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


       

 

 
 
 
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.