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Nantucket Fire Department
4 Fairgrounds Road
Nantucket, MA  02554
Department
Stations
Apparatus
Personnel
Radio
Run Cards
History
News
Community
Emergency    911
Emergency    508-228-2323
Business        508-228-2324
FAX               508-325-7500
Dispatch        508-228-2324
Fire Alarm    KCF 907
Radio            154.430   114.8
800
800 Talk       
Dispatch       Nantucket Public Safety Disps

Fire Chief Stephen A Murphy   C-1
(Sept 2017)

Nantucket, Massachusetts
Nantucket County
Nantucket Island

Established 1838
4 Fire Stations     13 Apparatus
 36 Personnel   24 Career   12 Call
 Apparatus by units

Area               49.2 Square Miles
Population      15,000 - 80,000
Density                per sq mile

2000   xx Calls
2010   xx Calls
2017   xx Calls
2018   xx Calls

Sta.1   Sta.2
Sta.3   Sta.4  Sta.2
Sta.3    Sta.4

7 Engines
1 Ladder
2 Tankers
1 Brush
3 Ambs
4 Cars
5 Misc

ON LINE PRESENCE
NANTUCKET FIRE DEPARTMENT Website
Nantucket Fire Department Facebook
Nantucket Firefighters Local 2509 Facebook
 

Leadership - Officers:
Fire Chief Stephen A Murphy (P)             C-1         (Sept 2017)
Deputy Chief Robert Bates                       C-2         (Oct 2018)
Fire Prevention Officer Sean Mitchell     C-4         (Aug 2016)
Office Admin Kai Hodge

Group 1: Captain Nathan Barber

Group 2: Captain Earl Eldridge

Group 3: Captain Elizabeth Shannon

Group 4: Captain Francis Hanlon

 

IAFF: Local 2509. Nantucket Personnel are civilian.

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Email Contact
General Info:
Fire Chief:                     smurphy@fire.nantucket-ma.gov
Deputy:                          rbates@fire.nantucket-ma.gov
Fire Prev                       smitchell@fire.nantucket-ma.gov
Office Admin                 khodge@fire.nantucket-ma.gov
IAFF Local 2509:          nantucketfirelocal2509@gmail.com

Phone Directory


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Total Personnel:  49

Career Personnel: 29
(1)   Fire Chief
(1)   Deputy Chief
(4)   Shift Captains
(0)   Shift Lieutenants
(20) Firefighters
(1)   Fire Prev.
(1)   Fire Alarm Super. (vacant)
(1)   Admin Asst

Including:
(2)    Paramedics, 
(26)  Basic EMTs,
(0)    First Responders.

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Call Personnel:20
(20) Firefighters

Including:
(0)     Call Paramedics     
(20)   Basic EMTs
(    )   First Responders


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Staffing:
There are 4 groups of (6) personnel
Minimum staffing is (4) working per shift (Mem Day - Labor Day).
Minimum staffing is (3) working per shift (Labor Day - Mem Day).
Each group works an average 42 hour week on an 8 day rotation
The week includes (2) 24 hour shifts 0800-0800.
The work schedule is (1) On, (1) Off, (1) On, and (5) Off......(1-1-1-5)
(1) 24 On 0800-0800, (1) 24 Off, (1) 24 On 0800-0800, (5) 24 hr Days off

Station staffing is:        (6) Station 1,    (0) Station 2, (0) Station 3, (0) Station 4
Minimum staffing:        (3-4) Station 1, (0) Station 2, (0) Station 3, (3) Station 4

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Stations:
Station 1 staffing is:    (1) Captain, (5) FFs                Min: (1) Capt, (2) FFs
Station 2 staffing is:    (0) Call station only
Station 3 staffing is:    (0) Call station only
Station 4 staffing is:    (0) Call station only

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Dispatch by:
NANT - Dispatch by Nantucket Public Safety Dispatchers
Previously dispatched by Nantucket Firefighters on rotation at Station 1
 

E-911 Info
E911 PSAP:          NANT - Nantucket Public Safety Dispatch - Police Station
E911 Backup:        BSO - Barnstable Sheriff's Department
911 Secondary:     N/A - Nantucket Public Safety Dispatches Fire Dept


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NOTES
Nantucket is a unique community in many ways.  It is located approximately 30 miles south of Cape Cod.  The only way to reach the island is by ferry (when running) or airplane (when flying).
The Fire Department is drastically under staffed for the area (approx 50 sq mi) and population of (15,000 year round and over 80,000 in season) that is protected by between 3 and 6 on duty personnel responding to over 5,000 calls annually. Off duty personnel are frequently utilized for multiple calls.
 
Mutual Aid is hours away, at best.
 
Nantucket is one of the only communities in Massachusetts that has not yet gone ALS.
The department currently has (2) Paramedics and has (6) personnel enrolled in an on island
Paramedic Class.

Hiring: Applications accepted when advertised. No testing. Career requirements could become
certified paramedics in future when department becomes ALS.
 

FIRE CHIEFS
2017-Present            - Stephen Murphy      (July 2017)
2015-2017                - Paul Rhude   
2013-2015                - Stephen Murphy      (Acting)        
2006-2013                - Mark McDougall
        -2006                - Everett Pierce        (ret 6-29-06)

DEPUTY CHIEFS
2018-Present             - Robert Bates          (Oct 2018)
                                  - Stephen Murphy
2007-                         - Edward Maxwell

 


2002 runs... 1307 fire, 1442 EMS, 2749 total

Fire                x
EMS              x
Total        3,259
  
 (2005 stats)

 

Updated 03/30/19