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The Truro Fire Department was  established in 1930....................... Truro is an area of approximately 20.7 square miles with a population of 1,799......................Truro Fire Department operates from 1 fire station..................... Truro FD is a call fire department with no career personnel......................... Truro responded to 646  incidents in 2002..............133 Fire runs and 513 EMS calls........................

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Truro Fire Department
P.O. Box 2013
344 Route 6
North Truro, MA  02652
Department
Stations
Apparatus
Personnel
Radio
Run Cards
History
News
Community

Photo Albums
Emergency 911
Emergency 508-487-2533
Business     508-487-7548
FAX            508-487-6708
Dispatch     508-487-7548
Radio          33.66   114.8
800 Talk     37776
Fire Alarm  KCF 264
Dispatched by Truro Police

Fire Chief Timothy Collins  (Oct 2015)

Truro, Massachusetts
Barnstable County
Outer Cape Cod Region

Established 1930
1 Fire Stations     9 Apparatus
21 Personnel   2 Career  21 Call
 Apparatus 470-489

Area             21.05 Square Miles
Population    2,003  (2010)
Density         95 per sq mile

Fire            xxx
EMS          xxx
Total          829
  
(2016 Stats)

Sta.1  

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

   Truro Fire Department Website

Total Personnel: 21

Career Personnel: 0
(1) Fire Chief,
(0) Deputy Chief,
(1) Captain
(0) Firefighters,
(0) Admin Sec

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

IAFF: N/A. Truro is a Call Fire Department

Staffing:
- Call Only
- (1) Person on duty @ HQ 0700-1500 (7) days a week on a signup system
- As of Jan 2009, Lower Cape Ambulance is also staffing and stationing an ambulance @ theTruro Station from 0800-1800 (7) days a week with a crew of (2) personnel.

Dispatch by:
Truro Police Department dispatchers.

Call Personnel:21
(1) Fire Chief,
(0) Deputy Chief,
(1) Captain,
(2) Lieutenants
(16) Call personnel     

Including:
(5) Paramedics, 
(0) EMT-I, 
(15) EMTs, 
(1) First Responders

Fire Chief Timothy Collins (P)      (Car 471)  Oct 2015
Captain Shannon Corea                  (Car 474)
Lt John Thomas                              (Car 475)
Lt David Gonsalves                       (Car 476)

Chief Brian Davis served Sept 2008 - Sept 2015

03/14/17

Truro Police Department

Truro Police Department
344 Route 6
P.O. Box 995
Truro, MA  02666

Emergency 911   Emergency 508-487-8730
Business  508-487-8730    Fax  508-487-8736

Police Chief  Kyle Takakjian  (Baker 1)
Former Chief John J Thomas

 

 


Truro Information


Truro Incorporated as a town 1709
Truro Fire Department established 1930

Town of Truro Website

City/Town Name: Town of Truro
2010 Population: 2,003
2000 Population: 1,799
1990 Population: 1,573
Registered Voters 2010: 1,716
Registered Voters 2000: 1,431
2000 School Enrollments: 280
Population Over 65: 321
Square Miles: 21.05
Public Road Miles: 60.20
Income Per Capita 2010: $34,636
Income Per Capita 2000: $15,391
Median Family Income: $33,750
EQV Per Capita 2012: $1,115,085
EQV Per Capita 2000: $374,054
Avg. Tax Bill 2013: $4,338
Avg. Tax Bill 2000: $2,128
Residential Tax Rate 2013: 6.00
Residential Tax Rate 2000: 7.40
Commercial Tax Rate 2013: 6.00
Commercial Tax Rate 2000: 7.40
Operating Budget 2013: $17,110,630
Operating Budget 2000: $7,134,439

 

Massachusetts Municipal Association

City/Town Name: Town of Truro
Community Profiles: http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/cc/truro.html
City/Town Hall Address: 24 Town Hall Road
City/Town: Truro
State: MA
Zip Code: 02666
Business Hours: 8 a.m.­4 p.m. (Mon­Fri)
County: Barnstable
World Wide Web Address: www.truro-ma.gov
Area Code: 508
Main Telephone: 349-7004
Main Fax: 349-5505
TTY/TDD:
Police Department: 487-8730
Fire Department: 487-7548
Public Works: 349-2140
Planning: 349-3635
Schools: 487-1558
Library: 487-1125
Town Clerk: 349-3860
City Council:
Board of Selectmen: 349-3635
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

The Truro Fire Department was established around 1930. It was originally organized by Colonel Richard McGee with a fire engine being housed at his farm (Cobb Farm) on County Rd in South Truro. Another fire station was built on Castle Road in Truro center and another on Shore Road in North Truro.
The Truro rescue squad was established in xxxx.


 

FIRE CHIEFS

First Fire Chief Col. Richard McGee 1930-

Truro Chief E Thomas Prada retires Spring 2008.
Deputy Brian Davis appointed as chief 2008-2015.
Fire Chief Timothy Collins 2015-

 

FIRE STATIONS HISTORY
1930        - Cobb Farm, County Rd, South Truro No.1  (closed ?)
1938        - Castle Road, Truro Center No.2  (closed 1994)
1930s      - Shore Rd & Firehouse Rd, North Truro  (closed 1994)
1994        - 344 Route 6  (Present fire headquarters)
 

FIRE APPARATUS HISTORY

1930s - Eng 1 - 1934 Maxim Pumper
1930s - Eng A - 1930s Brockway Pumper
1930s - Eng B - 1930s Brockway Pumper
1942 - Eng 4 - 1942 Chevy 90/600 Tanker
1943 - Eng 3 - 1943 Chevy/Darley 350/350 Pumper
1953 - Eng 1 - 1953 Dodge 500/400 Pumper
1954 - Tanker - 1954 Ford 800 gallon tanker
1964 - Eng 5 (285) - 1964 Chevy/Maynard 750/800 Pumper
1968 - Res 2 (286) - 1968 International/Welch 4x4 Rescue Truck
1969 - Eng 3 (283) - 1969 Chevy/Maynard 750/800 Pumper
1975 - Eng 2 (282) - 1975 Chevy/Maynard 750/800 Pumper
1977 - Res 1 (287) - 1977 Dodge van/Yankee Coach Ambulance
1987 - Res 287 - 1987 Ford/Road Rescue Type III Ambulance
1988 - Tanker 284 - 1988 GMC/Maxim 500/2000 Tanker  (replaced 1942)
1997 - Eng 485 - 1997 Freightliner / EOne 1500TM/1000/20A/20B Pumper
1999 - Boat 488 - 14' Rigid Hull Inflatable boat
2001 - Forestry 480 - 2001 Ford/FireOne 200/250 Forestry
2003 - Res 486 - 2003 Ford/Braun Type III Ambulance
2006 - Eng 483 - 2006 HME / Ferrara 1500TM/1000/30 CAFS Pumper
2010 - Amb 487 - 2010 Chevy/Osage Type I Ambulance
2012 - ATV - 2012 Polaris ATV/UTV
2013 - Eng 482 - 2013 International 4x4/Rosenbauer 1250/750/30A Pumper
2015 - Car 471 - 2015 Ford Expedition Chief Car




1975 Apparatus Roster
Engine 280 - 1953 Dodge 500/400 Pumper
Engine 282 - 1975 Chevy/Maynard 750/800 Pumper
Engine 283 - 1969 Chevy/Maynard 750/800 Pumper
Tanker 284 - 1942 Chevy 90/600 Tanker
Engine 285 - 1964 Chevy/Maynard 750/800 Pumper
Rescue 286 - 1968 International/Welch Rescue Truck

 

1992 Apparatus Roster
North Truro Station - Route 6A (Shore Rd) & Pond Rd
Eng 2 (282) - 1975 Chevy/Maynard 750/800 Pumper
Eng 5 (285) - 1964 Chevy/Maynard 750/800 Pumper
Res 286 - 1968 International/Welch Rescue Truck
Res 287 - 1987 Ford/Road Rescue Type III Ambulance
Truro Center Station - Castle Rd & County Rd
Eng 3 (283) - 1969 Chevy/Maynard 750/800 Pumper
Tanker 284 - 1988 GMC/Maxim 500/2000 Tanker


 

MAJOR FIRES & INCIDENTS HISTORY

 

INCIDENT HISTORY - RUN STATS

Incident History
Year            Fire         EMS           Total
1950
1960
1970
1975
1980
1985
1990           
1992           
1993           
1994           
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000                                               595                                       
2001                                               612
2002          133           513              646
2003               
2004                                               660
2005                                               826
2006                                               754                              
2007                                               800 
2008                                               855
2009                                               869
2010                                               835
2011                                             
2012                                               678
2013                                               698
2014                                               680
2015                                               730
2016                                               829

 

 

Updated 03/14/17

 


Truto Radio

The Fire Radio Call Sign.................KCF 264.........."Truro Fire"
The Dispatch ID.............................Truro Fire Alarm
The Fire Frequency........................33.66 Mhz..............PL 114.8
The County Frequency...................33.70 Mhz..............PL 114.8
The Fire 800 Talkgroup..................37776....................Simulcast 33.66
The Radio Tone Test......................1820 Hours
The Apparatus Numbers.................471-499
The FD Old Call Sign.....................KCF 264...............Still in use

The Police Radio Call Sign..............KDA 700..............County Callsign
The Police Dispatch ID...................KDA 700.............."Truro 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...........38480...................Primary use
The Police 800 County Group.........36496...................County Talkgroup
The Police Unit IDs........................."B" Cars,...............Baker

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

 


Truro Station Apparatus Assignments

Station 1...........Truro
Car 471.............2015 Ford Expedition 4x4 SUV Fire Chief Car Timothy Collins
Truck 480..........2001 Ford F350 Pickup  (formerly Forestry)
Engine 482.........2013 International 4x4 / Rosenbauer 1250/750/30A Urban Interface Pumper
Engine 483.........2006 HME/Ferrara 1500/1000/A/B CAFS Pumper
Tanker 484.........1987 GMC Topkick 7000 / Maxim 350 / 2000 Tanker
Engine 485.........1997 Freightliner FL80 / EOne 1500 / 1000 / 20 / 20 Pumper - HR (Jaws)
Ambulance 486........2003 Ford E450 / Braun Type III Ambulance  (EMS 371)
Ambulance 487........2010 Chevy 4500 / Osage Type I Ambulance  (EMS 372)
Ambulance 598........2013 (2016) Chevy / Demers Type III Ambulance  (EMS 378) LCA
Boat 488............1999 AB Inflatable Rescue Boat
ATV...................2012 Polaris Ranger 4x4 ATV
DEP................... 2007 Mass DEP Trailer
 

03/14/17

 

 


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

Run Cards

 

DIST 1 STRUCTURE   COVERAGE
1ST E485-T484-E482-E483-R487-R486-F480-T96      
WF E95-C81-L192     TR-E193  TR-E156     
2ND E156-E94-E193-R162-R98-C191-C229-NSTAR   TR-E190  TR-E233  TR-R242  WE-E175  WE-ET186
EA-E64  EA-ET296   EA-R73  EA-H241
3RD E233-ET186-E175-ET296-H241-C161   TR-E64  TR-BT235  WE-E177  EA-E188  WE-T279
EH-E69  MA-E112  EA-T464  OR-E107  BR-E44
4TH E64-E177-BT235-T279-R242-C171   TR-E188  WE-E69  WE-T464  EA-E107  OR-E44   
BR-105?  WD-E45  HA-E112  EA-R54  TR-R73
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS PT-WE-OR-BR-HA  
BREAKERS BR-WB-CO-SA-MA  
FORESTRY WE-PT-BR-HA-CH-OR  
TANKERS T96-E94-E155-E156-E233-ET186-ET296-ET352  
AMBS PT-WE-PT-EA-WE-OR-CH-BR-HA-OR  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 2

STRUCTURE  (HYD AREA)

 

COVERAGE

1ST

E485-E482-E483-T484-R487-R486-F480-E193

 

 

WF

E190-L192-C191   

 

TR-E95  TR-E155

2ND

E95-E155-R162-R98-C229-NSTAR-C81

 

TR-E94  WE-E233  WE-E177  TR-L176  TR-R73
EA-R242  EA-H241  EA-ET186

3RD

E94-E233-L176-H241-C161   

 

TR-E177  TR-ET186  WE-E64  WE-E175  EA-ET296
EA-E188  EH-E112  OR-E234  BR-E107

4TH

E177-ET186-E64-C171-R73 

 

TR-E188  TR-L66  TR-E175  TR-R242  OR-E106
EA-E234  BR-E42  WE-R196

5TH

     
       
 

SPECIAL CALLS

   

LADDERS

WE-PT-OR-BR-HA

 

BREAKERS

BR-WB-CO-SA-MA

 

FORESTRY

WE-PT-BR-HA-CH-OR  

 

TANKERS

T96-E94-E155-E156-E233-ET186-ET296-ET352

 

AMBS

WE-PT-WE-EA-PT-OR-CH-BR-HA-OR

 
         

 

 

 

 

       

 

 
 
 

 

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.