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Middleborough Fire Department
125 North Main Street
Middleborough, MA  02346
Department
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Apparatus
Personnel
Radio
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History
News
Community
Emergency 911
Emergency 508-947-2323
Business     508-946-2461
FAX            508-946-2464
Dispatch     508-946-2461
Radio          470.700   203.5
800 Talk     n/a
Fire Alarm  KCA 633

Fire Chief  Lance Benjamino

Middleborough, Massachusetts
Plymouth County
Lower Plymouth County

Established c.1952
3 Fire Stations     20 Apparatus
47 Personnel  31 Career  16 Call
 Apparatus

Area             68.10  Square Miles
Population    20,373
Density         286 per sq mile

Fire              x
EMS            x
Total      2696
 
(2002 stats)

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

4 Engines
1 Tower
2 Brush
1 Tanker
0 Ambs
1 Rescue
7 Cars
4 Misc
 
Middleborough Fire Department protects one of the largest towns in the Commonwealth.  It provides fire and rescue service.  EMS is provided by a private ambulance company (AMR) with Middleborough Fire running as first responders.

Staffing: (31) Career: (1) Chief, (1) Deputy, (1) Capt Fire Prev, (4) Capt, (4) Lieut,
(20) Firefighters
Staffing: (7) per shift, (5) minimum
               Station 1: (1) Capt, (1) Lieut, (3) FFs
               Station 2: (1) FF
               Station 3: (1) FF
Staffing: (16) Call Personnel: (1) Deputy, (5) Capt, 10 FFs

Middleborough started as a fire district c.1852 with a handtub and hook & ladder.
The first fire station was built c.1855.  Previous stations existed on Pierce Street and School Street as well as the Central station on North Main Street.  Later stations were added in South Middleborough and most recently North Middleborough.  The Central station is nearly complete and is expected to be reoccupied in November 2003.

Staffing in Middleborough is barely at minimum with only the North and South stations being open during construction of the new Central station.  The North station has (5) personnel with (1) committed to dispatching.  The South has been staffed with (2).  There are no plans for additional staffing when the new Central reopens.  Staffing at the North and South stations may go down to (1) each with (5) at Central.

Apparatus assignments when all three stations open is not completely decided yet, but at this time (Oct 8, 2003) it looks like this.
Station 1 (Central): Eng.2, Eng.4, Squad 1, Dive, and other misc vehicles.
Station 2 (South): Eng.1, Tanker 1, For. Fire 2
Station 3 (North): Eng 3, Ladder 1, For. Fire 1
A boat will be located at each station and AMR (the EMS provider) will station an ambulance at each station providing both ALS and BLS service.