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MASHPEE WORKING FIRE
Crews from Mashpee and Cotuit were assisted by COMM and Sandwich
in battling a fire which appears to have started on the rear of a home on
Park Place Way in Mashpee at about 18:45 hours on Thursday April 21, 2016.

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WHAT'S GOING ON
 
1 Hyannis Fire Station Approved - April 14, 2016
2 Barnstable Opens "Station 2" - April 14, 2016
3 New Yarmouth Squad 50 Delivered - April 14, 2016
4 Fall River General Alarm Mill Fire - Feb 20, 2016
5 A few images from Florida Trip Winter 2016  
 

 

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IT'S BURNING SEASON

 

January 15 - May 1
Check with your local fire department
for permits and regulations

 

 

 

BREWSTER FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC GLEN CEFALO
Another long time member of the fire service on Cape Cod
has retired. Congratulations to Glen for his 33+ years of
service with both the Yarmouth and Brewster Fire Departments.
April 2016

 


Hyannis Fire Station Approved!

HYANNIS VOTERS APPROVE NEW FIRE STATION
After several years of planning, several failed votes, and a lot of work to
come up with a new Headquarters Fire Station plan that will serve the
community for many years to come, voters approved construction of a
new station by over 73% at the special district meeting held on
April 9, 2016. 

The $18.5 Million station is expected to be about
33,000 square feet in size and will be built on parcels of land previously
purchased adjacent to the present station.

The new station replaces the station built in 1965 on High School Rd Ext.
which has been outgrown for many years.

Congratulations to Hyannis on approving this new facility!
April 2016

 

The new fire station will be built on the land just south of the present station.

The lot was once a roller skating rink and parking lot.
It served a number of other purposes before being bought
by the Hyannis Fire District with the anticipation of building
a new fire station.




 

 

Barnstable Opens Station 2

BARNSTABLE "STATION 2"
Barnstable has acquired a surplus military tent to use as a new "Station 2"
The station is located on the grounds of the former Barnstable County Farm
off of Route 6A.  It provides needed space for some of the less often yet
necessary apparatus and equipment that no longer fit effectively in the
Barnstable Fire Station.  The brush truck, generator & lighting plant,
ATV off season, and the new Safe Boat off season will be housed.
April 2016


 

New Yarmouth Squad 50

YARMOUTH SQUAD 50
Yarmouth has taken delivery of a new Special Operations vehicle.
The 2016 International / Pierce is designed to function as a Dive
Rescue truck and to support various other operations with air
supply, lighting, rehab, and more. 
April 2016

 

 

 

FALL RIVER MILL FIRE

FALL RIVER GENERAL ALARM
The Fall River Fire Department battled a General Alarm Mill Fire on
Saturday February 20, 2016 at about 0300 hours.  The fire destroyed a
large 4 story brick former mill building.  Nearly every piece of fire apparatus
in Fall River responded as well as several other communities.

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FALL RIVER GENERAL ALARM
The Fall River Fire Department battled a General Alarm Mill Fire on
Saturday February 20, 2016 at about 0300 hours.  The fire destroyed a
large 4 story brick former mill building.  Nearly every piece of fire apparatus
in Fall River responded as well as several other communities.

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Florida Trip Winter 2016

Lee County EMS providing coverage for the Red Sox at Jet Blue
in Fort Myers. March 2016.

Big Papi at the plate.

Marlin's pitcher Nick Wittgren closed out the 9th as the Marlins beat the Red Sox.

Volusia County Fire Academy

Daytona Brush Attack 7

Sunrise at Jacksonville Beach

Yes, there is a "Niceville" in Florida!

Battleship Alabama in Mobile

"Protecting Paradise"
Tough job.... Someone's got to do it!
Orange Beach, Alabama

 

 

 

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PROBLEMS AT
THE BARNSTABLE COUNTY
FIRE ACADEMY

From Cape Cod Times
January 12, 2016

 

 


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Provincetown
RUN TO THE TOP
8th Annual event scheduled for
Saturday May 7, 2016
1300-1900
Benefits the Cape Cod Firefighters/EMS Cancer Relief Fund
Start planning!

 

 

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APPARATUS NEWS
THE LATEST APPARATUS NEWS
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Yarmouth Squad

YARMOUTH SQUAD 50
2016 International / Pierce
Special Operations Truck
April 2016

 

Yarmouth Forestry

YARMOUTH FORESTRY 40
2016 Chevy Silverado 3500 4x4
100/200 Forestry Truck
Station 2
April 2016

Yarmouth Boat

YARMOUTH MARINE 565
2015 Seawolf 12' Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat
Station 2
April 2016
 

Hyannis Car

 HYANNIS CAR 806
2016 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV
Fire Prevention
April 2016


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APPARATUS NEWS
Apparatus photos and news
 

MORE APPARATUS NEWS
Recent Deliveries, Plans, Rumors, Retired Apparatus

 

 

STATIONS NEWS
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Carver Fire Station

CARVER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
The new Carver Fire Station 1 is progressing with an expected
completion for the Fall of 2016.  The station is located on Route 58
Main Street just north of the present station.
Photos April 2016

 

 

 

Hyannis Approves Fire Station!

THANK YOU HYANNIS!
The Hyannis Fire Department has tried to get a new fire station
for several years.  Several previous votes failed to reach the
required 2/3 majority approval.

On April 9, 2016 Hyannis voters turned out to approve a new
fire station by 73%.  The new station, estimated at $18.5 Million
and approximately 33,000 sq ft will be built on district owned
land next the present station on High School Rd Ext.

It will replace the current station built in 1965 which has
been outgrown and has a list of problems that needed to be fixed.
 

 

Oak Bluffs Moves In to
New Headquarters

Video of Progress Nov 2015

Oak Bluffs Fire Station
The new Oak Bluffs Fire Station has been completed and the department
moved into the new $8.3 Million, 20,000+ square foot, 12 bay station
on December 6, 2015.  The station is located on the site of the previous
station at Wing Road and County Road. Construction took just 1 year
while the department worked out of the DPW garage and other temporary
quarters.  The station has been dedicated the Nelson W. Amaral Fire/EMS
Station in memory of the retired chief who served the department for
54 years, 34 as chief. The station is equipped with essential office,
living, classroom, and other space that the previous station lacked.
 

 

OAK BLUFFS FIRE HEADQUARTERS
Voters in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard approved the construction
of a new Fire Headquarters in 2014.

The present facility (shown above) will be torn down in the Fall of 2014
and apparatus will be relocated for about 1-1/2 years while a new fire
headquarters is built on the same site.

SEE OAK BLUFFS PLANS
 

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 MV TIMES STORY


 

 

Brewster Fire Station
APPROVED!

Brewster voters gave the go ahead to build a new $13.4 million
fire headquarters at the November 16, 2015 special town meeting. .
The new station will be approximately 22,000 square feet, with
5 drive through bays and facilities necessary for future operations.
It will be built behind the present station. Construction is expected
to begin in 2017.

 

 

Chatham Headquarters Const.

CHATHAM HEADQUARTERS
Getting closer!
April 14, 2016

 

Chatham Headquarters Progress
February 17, 2016

 

 

October 26, 2015

Chatham Fire Headquarters is taking shape.
Sept 2015

The Chatham fire station has been torn down and the lot is being
prepared for a new station.
Oct 2014

THE CHATHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Moved out of their Depot Street home of the last 62 years
into temporary quarters in the DPW garage at 221 Crowell Road.
The old station was torn down to make room
for the new headquarters on the same site.
Sept 10, 2014

 

 

 

Nantucket Fire Station

Nantucket Fire Department
Nantucket voters approved approximately $15 Million
in April 2015 to construct a new fire station at the
Fairgrounds Road location of the Nantucket Police station.

The town had sought to fund a full public safety complex
including fire, police, and communications in 2008,
but funding was only approved for the police and radio
communications at that time.

The present Nantucket Fire Station was built in 1980
at Pleasant St & Sparks Ave. It replaced the old fire
station in the congested center of town.

Nantucket has grown significantly since the station
was built in 1980. Increased demands for service
and a station that has been full for years, and the
inability to expand on site have led to the need
to move off site and start new.

In addition to the central station, Nantucket also has two
small  unstaffed stations in Siasconset and Madaket.
The department has 5 personnel on a shift with a
minimum of 3 personnel on duty.
It operates 5 pumpers, 1 aerial, 2 tankers,
1 heavy rescue, 3 ambulances, and a number
of support units.

May 2015
 

 

 

 

Carver Fire Headquarters

GO TO CARVERFIRE.ORG TO SEE PROGRESS



CARVER FIRE DEPARTMENT

The front (street side) elevation of the proposed new Carver Central Fire Station.
The apparatus bays will be double deep drive through coming out the left and right
sides of the rear of the building.

The $8.5 Million building will  be built on the current training facility property
up the street from the old station and will also include a state of the art training
facility. The old station would eventually be torn down allowing for the future
construction of a new Police facility.

The project was approved by voters in 2013.
 

CARVER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
Voters in Carver approved the construction of a new Central
Fire Headquarters and training facility at 99 Main Street
just up the street from the current station. The old station built
in the 1950s and added on to has been outgrown. The new
station will be built on a property owned by the department
as used as their training facility.
Nov 2013

CARVER FIRE STATION
Foundation is taking place at new fire station.
Nov 15, 2015



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BREWSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Long time Brewster Firefighter/Paramedic Glen Cefalo retired on April 11, 2016 after 33.5 years in the fire service which included working for both Yarmouth and Brewster Fire Department's.  Glen was also very involved in the EMS System on Cape Cod.  Congrats on your retirement Glen!
April 12, 2016
 

HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Hyannis Fire District voters approved construction of a new fire station to replace the current headquarters at a special district meeting held on Saturday April 9, 2016.  A 2/3 majority was required to approve spending approximately $18.5 Million for a new 33,000 square foot facility. The vote by 1,673 voters was 1,228 in favor and 445 against, passing with about 74% of the voters support.

The present fire station built in 1965 and added onto in the 1980s was originally built for a primarily call fire department with only 3 or 4 fulltime firefighters.  The department today has 12 personnel per shift with additional day staff of over 50 employees.  The apparatus floor, once very spacious and open has been full for years with larger apparatus, turnout gear, and equipment.

The new station will be built on a lot next to the present station over the next couple years and then the old station will come down.
April 12, 2016
 


JOINT BASE CAPE COD
Due to a couple long term injuries, the following acting promotions have been made:
Out Injured: Capt Mike Ayotte Group B
Out Injured: Capt Ronald Densmore Group D
Out Injured: Lt Kevin St John Group C
Acting Capt: Lt Dennis Ragazzini Group B
Acting Capt: Lt Eric Weston Group D
Acting Lt: FF Frank Nye  Group B
Acting Lt: FF Chad King  Group C
Acting Lt: FF Jones  Group D
April 12, 2016


2012 12TH ANNUAL FIREFIGHTER MDA CHILI CHALLENGE
The 12th Annual Cape Cod Firefighters Chili Challenge was held on Mar 6, 2016 in Hyannis.  Results of the contest were as follows:
People's Choice:
1st Place  Wareham FD
2nd Place: Mashpee FD
3rd Place: Hyannis FD
Chef's Cup:
1st Place:  Yarmouth FD
2nd Place: Mashpee FD
3rd Place: Plymouth FD
Hottest Chili:  Orleans FD  (Once again!)
Congrats to all the teams that participated.



FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
With the recent retirement of Fire Chief Mark Sullivan, the following officers have been assigned to acting positions.
Acting Fire Chief: Deputy Michael Small
Acting Deputy Chief: Capt Scott Thrasher
Acting Captain: Lieutenant Bruce Girouard
Acting Lieutenant: FF Terry Rogers
Feb 12, 2016


MARION FIRE DEPARTMENT
Retired Fire Chief Richard J. "Rich" Guerzoni, age 61 passed away on February 9m 2016. He joined the Marion Fire Department in 1974 and became the department's first full time Fire Chief in 2002.  He retired in 2009.
Visiting hours Friday Feb 12, 2016 1600-2000 at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham.
Funeral Service Saturday February 13, 2016 at 1000 at Chapman, Cole & Gleason Funeral Home, 2599 Cranberry Highway, Wareham followed by internment at Evergreen Cemetery in Marion. 




HARWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Congratulations to newly appointed Captain Craig Thorton who was sworn in on January 29, 2016.  He is a 25 year member of the fire service, with 18 years on Harwich FD.  He fills the Captain position vacated by the promotion of Captain David LeBlanc to Deputy Chief. Thorton has served as a Lieutenant / Paramedic since 2012.  Justyne Walorz was recently appointed as Lieutenant.  Several other members were recognized including Firefighter/Paramedic John Ayer for his 40 years (so far) of service to the Town of Harwich. Congrats to all for your service and achievements.
Jan 29, 2016
 



DEPARTMENT OF FIRE SERVICES
Massachusetts State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan is retiring after 20 years as the head of the Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.  Marshal Coan was a key leader in fire prevention, fire training, development of the State's Haz Mat Response Team system, the Incident Response and Rehab units, and much more.  He was frequently a spokesman at tragic events across the state and has represented the fire service on TV and other media.

Marshal Coan will be succeeded by the Deputy State Fire Marshal Peter J. Ostrosky who also previously served as the Fire Chief of Uxbridge, MA.

Congrats to both and best wishes to Marshal Coan in your retirement!
 

 


FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Falmouth Fire Chief Mark Sullivan has retired after 40 years in the fire service. He served as Falmouth's Chief for 5 years since 2010.

Deputy Chief Mike Small takes over as Acting Fire Chief as of Jan 15, 2016.
The process of selecting the next chief is ongoing and expected to be completed in the early Spring 2016.

Congratulations to both for their service!

Several other acting promotions will be announced soon.
Jan 15, 2016

 

FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Falmouth put a 1992 Sutphen pumper in service as Engine 24 on January 15, 2016 allowing the West Falmouth Fire Station #4 to once again have a fire engine.  It has been equipped with only a pickup truck and 1 firefighter since November 2015 when the 1987 Ford pumper that was assigned went out of service.
Jan 15, 2016

 

 
 

 

 



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SCANNERS AND RE-BANDING ISSUES

    Many of you who monitor Cape Cod Fire and Police Departments on various "trunk tracker" style scanners may have noticed problems recently with the implementation of the re-banding of the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Trunked Radio system.

    Re-banding is a national reallocation of radio frequencies that has been underway for several years across the country. The local switchover took place in March 2013.

    The changes were expected to make many older scanners obsolete, HOWEVER

    It is possible that many, if not all of the newer and older scanners WILL WORK if reprogrammed with the updated frequencies. Older scanners including the BC780, BC785, BC895, Radio Shack units, and others will work if re-programmed!

    I recommend you break out the Owners Manual if you haven't already, or download an online version, brush up on the basics of programming your scanners and give it a try. YOU WILL BE HAPPY!

    Here is a list of the frequencies used by the system. If you enter them correctly (make sure you enter them as M (Motorola) TRUNK channels, they should work.

    SEE FREQS

   Go to RadioReference.com for additional information on frequencies and programming scanners with what you want to listen to.

    For those who are not already aware, you can also listen to the action online as well. The LIVE SCANNER FEEDS that were previously on RadioReference.com have been moved over to a system called BROADCASTIFY.com. You can listen to many different feeds, but should check out the local Cape Cod Fire Departments on the feed provided which covers all the Cape Fire Departments, including OPS channels, and as a bonus also gets much of the Southeaster, Mass area off Cape.

     This same feed is also available on a Phone App. So if you wish to listen to the Scanner here on the Cape you can certainly do so in a number of ways thanks to
Tim
 CAPE COD Area Fire Radio   and Scott   CAPE COD Fire & Police Radio  who provide these services.

    The link for Cape Cod Area Fire Radio at the top of my Home Pages also brings your to this feature.

    CAPE COD FD RADIO LISTING

    Good luck and good scanning!

 

 

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LISTENING LIVE
ONLINE SCANNER LISTENING
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THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GREAT WAYS TO LISTEN TO THE ACTION!
LISTEN TO BROADCASTIFY

BROADCASTIFY

PICK THE STATE - COUNTY - AND DEPARTMENTS
YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO ONLINE

SOME OF THE CAPE COD WIDE AREA FEEDS INCLUDE:

CAPE COD & ISLANDS AREA

FOR CAPE COD AREA FIRE RADIO ON LINE.

Cape Cod Area Fire Departments Live Radio

Cape Cod Police and Fire Departments Live Radio

Martha's Vineyard Public Safety Live Radio

Nantucket Fire, EMS, DPW Live Radio

Plymouth County Fire, Police, EMS Live Radio

Carver, Plymouth, Wareham, Plympton Fire EMS Live Radio

Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester Fire EMS Police Live Radio


OTHER MASS & RI AREAS

Brockton Fire Live Radio

New Bedford Fire Live Radio

Fall River Fire & Police Live Radio

Boston Fire Live Radio

Worcester Fire & EMS Live Radio

Greater Providence Fire & EMS Live Radio

FDNY

FDNY Citywide Fire Live Radio

FDNY Manhattan Fire Live Radio

FDNY Brooklyn Fire Live Radio

FDNY Queens Fire Live Radio

FDNY Bronx Fire Live Radio

FDNY Staten Island Fire Live Radio

FDNY All Boroughs Fire Live Radio

 

LISTEN TO A GREAT TRIBUTE TO BROOKLYN DISPATCHER 102 UPON HIS RETIREMENT. GREAT AUDIO.

 

 



 

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Savannah, GA
Fireboat 1

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MUTUAL AID
MUTUAL AID & RUN CARD NEWS
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FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT RELEASED NEW RUN CARDS & NOW HAS NEW DISTRICTS  (RUN CARD)
DECEMBER 2013
 



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Run Cards

Barnstable County Control
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RUN STATISTICS
DEPARTMENT ANNUAL RUNS STATS
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      Cape Cod Fire Departments
  2015 Run Stats

     NEW    02-10-16
 

2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009 
2010  2011 
2012  2013  2014  2015

(10 year comparison 2000 vs 2010)

 Unofficial 2015 Stats
Updated 02-10-2016

Estimated 63,779 Total Calls in 2015
 
Estimated 59,696 Total Calls in 2014
 

DEPT RANKING 2015 RUNS 2014 RUNS
#1 Yarmouth FD 7,096 runs 6,347 runs
#2 Hyannis FD 7,002 runs 6,619 runs
#3 Falmouth FD 6,966 runs 6,674 runs
#4 Dennis FD 4,979 runs 4,686 runs
#5 Bourne FD 4,931 runs 4,686 runs
#6 COMM FD 4,429 runs 3,885 runs
#7 Harwich FD 4,295 runs 4,014 runs
#8 Sandwich FD 3,889 runs 3,522 runs
#9 Mashpee FD 3,615 runs 3,232 runs
#10 Brewster FD 2,882 runs 2,781 runs
#11 Chatham FD 2,727 runs 2,792 runs
#12 Orleans FD 2,482 runs 2,529 runs
#13 Eastham FD 1,723 runs 1,690 runs
#14 Barnstable FD 1,242 runs 1,066 runs
#15 P-Town FD 1,203 runs 1,165 runs
#16 Wellfleet FD 1,171 runs 1,073 runs
#17 Cotuit FD    830 runs    801 runs
#18 Otis/MMR FD    820 runs    799 runs
#19 W Barnstable    758 runs    630 runs
#20 Truro FD    730 runs    680 runs
#21 BMA        9 runs      xx runs
     
     
     
      63,779   59,698

   
 

The above run stats are unofficial preliminary estimates presented to show the trends of emergency response on Cape Cod..

 

 

 

 

 

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FALMOUTH 2nd ALARM
Spring Bars Road
December 2014

 

 


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CRASH TRUCKS
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DAYTONA, FL INTERNATIONAL
Two of the crash trucks at Daytona.
April 2016

 

 

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BRUSH BREAKERS
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FALMOUTH BREAKER 16
1980 Ford F800 / Farrar
250 gpm - 750 gallons
PUT BACK IN SERVICE!
April 2016

 

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BRUSH BREAKER FEATURE

 

FIRE BOATS
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MOBILE, ALABAMA
"
Phoenix"
Fire Boat 2
Built 2006

The 2006 Silver Ships Fireboat 2 of the Mobile, Alabama Fire Dept.
is 38'  LOA and pumps 4000 GPM.
April 2016

 

 

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FIRE BOAT FEATURE

 

 

FIRE STATIONS
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WEST BARNSTABLE
The old West Barnstable Fire Station
Route 6A
Still owned by the department and houses the 1956 Antique E-292.
April 2016

 

 

 

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ON THE WEB
DEPARTMENTS & OTHER WEB SITES ON INTEREST
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Websites to Check Out!

Hyannis Fire Department - Site rebuild - Aug 2015

COMM Fire Rescue New Site April 2014
Bourne Fire Rescue New Site Jan 2014
Hyannis Fire Rescue Station Plans site  Jan 2014

Brewster Fire Rescue New Website Dec 2013

CARVER FIRE Updated Site
 

Cotuit Fire District
Hyannis Firefighters Local 2172
Orleans Fire Rescue
Yarmouth Fire Website
Cape & Islands EMS 
Harwich Fire Department
Bourne Police Website
Falmouth Fire Rescue Website
Wellfleet Fire new website
 

More to check out...

RadioReference.com
Listen to Live Radio

Don Teague Fire Photography
Vent-Enter-Search.com
Fire Helmet Camera.com

The Housewatch.com
Back Step Firefighter 

Nord Fire Photos - Chicago Area
Alarm of Fire Photography

 

 

VIDEO

 

IN THE MOVIES
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CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AND YOU TUBE PAGE FOR SOME VERY COOL VIDEOS!
VIDEOS INCLUDE SOME HISTORICAL FOOTAGE FROM THE 1940'S, 1950'S, AND 1960'S.

Cape Cod Brush Fire 1946... 15,000 Acres! Part 1
Cape Cod Brush Fire 1946... 15,000 Acres! Part 2

 

ADDITIONAL VIDEOS LISTED ON
OUR VIDEO PAGE

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NEWER VIDEOS CAN BE FOUND
at CapeCodFD Videos on YouTube
 

 

 

FROM HISTORY
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SCUSSET BEACH, SANDWICH
A spectacular brush / marsh fire burned approximately 500 acres
in the Scusset Beach area of Sandwich (north of the canal) in
May 1982. Several cottages were lost.

 

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Mass Fire Marshal Steve Coan Retires Jan 29, 2016

Onset Chief Anderson Funeral Oct 12, 2013
Boat Training in Osterville Oct 10, 2013
Hyannis MVC Rte 132 & Xmas Tree Shop Sept 24, 2013
Sandwich Fireboat Drills in Provincetown Sept 15, 2013
Cotuit Night Medflight Sept 14, 2013
September 11, 2013 Remembering 9/11
COMM New Deputy Chief July 15, 2013
Hyannis Don Chase Retires July 2, 2013
COMM Chief Farrington Retires June 28, 2013
Nantucket Firefighters Honor Wounded Warriors May 25, 2013
Hyannis Honor Guard Figawoi 2013
Fall River Engine 12 (Former COMM 304)
Harwich Capt Young Passing Dec 2011
Worcester FF Davies LODD Dec 2011
New Boston & Massport Fire Boats, Nov 2011
Wareham 3rd Main St,  Nov 2, 2011
Hyannis 4 Alarm West Main, Oct 31, 2011
9/11 10 Years Later
FDNY Blessing of Fleet, July 2011
Falmouth 2nd Alarm, County Rd, May 14, 2011
Crosby's Retirement Party, 4-9-11
Vinnie Harrington Funeral, April 4, 2011
COMM House Fire Ginger LN, April 20, 2011
Dennis Barn Fire, March 28, 2011
Mashpee Brush Fire, March 27, 2011
Hyannis FF Clough Retires March 18, 2011
Hyannis 2nd 39 Pearl St Mar 18, 2011
COMM 2nd Pecks Boats March 16, 2011
7th Annual Chili Challenge March 13, 2011
Hyannis Fire 447 Main St March 4, 2011
Hyannis Fire General Patton Dr Feb 20, 2011
COMM House Fire Shootflying Hill Rd Feb 15, 2011
MMR Fire Bldg 3596 Gaffney Feb 7, 2011
Eastham Deb Abbott Retires Jan 28, 2011
Hyannis House Fire Walnut St Jan 26, 2011
West Barnstable Deputy Pye passed away Jan 25, 2011
Bourne Fire Chief Martin Greene Jan 24, 2011
Orleans 2nd Alarm Baxter Road Jan 24, 2011
COMM Crosby Sendoff Jan 21, 2011
COMM Crosby's Announce Retirement Jan 14, 2011
Hyannis Chief Farrenkopf Memorial Jan 10, 2011
2010 In Review
New Years Polar Plunge Barnstable Jan 1, 2011
Hyannis LT Roger Cadrin Retires Dec 19, 2010
Osterville House Fire Main St Dec 9, 2010
COMM 2 new Engines Dec 9, 2010
Hyannis Boat Fire Nov 24, 2010
Yarmouth Deputy Kelleher Retires Nov 11, 2010
Cotuit 3rd Alarm Old Post Road Oct 20, 2010
Dennis Capt Paul Cabral Retired Oct 3, 2010
Oak Bluffs Fire Museum September 19, 2010
Hurricane Earl September 3, 2010
Red Shirt Fridays August 27, 2010
Air Force One Visit August 19, 2010
Bourne Squateague Harbor 2nd Alarm August 2, 2010
2010 Lynnfield Muster June 12, 2010
Sandwich 3rd Alarm FFs Hurt May 31, 2010
2010 Tri-State Muster CT May 16, 2010
Onset Cranberry 5th Alarm March 29, 2010
Hyannis FF Chili Challenge March 14, 2010
Chester NH 2nd Alarm March 12, 2010
Wareham Fire Dangelo Road March 9, 2010
Hometown Firehouse - Osterville March 7, 2010

Provincetown Apparatus Feature Feb 1, 2010
Hyannis 4th Alarm Iron House Jan 26, 2010
Harwich Tribute to  "Bobby J" Jan 2, 2010

BMA Airport Crash Drill Oct 22, 2009

Hyannis BMA Drill Sept 24, 2009
Hyannis Baxter Rd Laundry W/F Sept 8, 2009
Harwich Communication Center Aug 11, 2009
Marine Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos July 31, 2009
Yarmouth 3rd Alarm Knob Hill July 10, 2009
July Weather 2009
Hawaii Trip May 3, 2009
Hawaii Fire Depts May 3, 2009
New Wellfleet HQ Open March 26, 2009
Cape Cod Animal Hospital 3rd Alarm March 9, 2009
Lakeville Fire March 3, 2009
Mashpee Condo Fire Nov 24, 2008
Sandwich EDS Drill Nov 14, 2008
September 11, 2001 Remembered 2008
Orleans Fire Aug 13, 2008
Hyannis Fire Winter Street July 13, 2008
The OTIS TFFT Apparatus July 2008
Cotuit Fire Chiefs July 2008
Otis-Mass Military Reservation Fire Dept July 2008
Hyannis IHOP Fire May 23, 2008
Harwich Oil Tanker Crash May 14, 2008
Falmouth Fatal Deer Run May 17, 2008
Mashpee Brush Fire April 17, 2008
Falmouth House Fire Currier Road Apr 16, 2008
Wellfleet Headquarters Ground Breaking March 6, 2008

New Plymouth Fire Chief Dec 1, 2007
West Barnstable Bob Crocker Nov 25, 2007
Bourne 5th Alarm Mezza Luna Restaurant Oct 20, 2007
Wareham Fire District 100th Anniversary Oct 14, 2007
Farewell to Sandwich Lt. David Boles Sept 15, 2007
Otis Second Alarm - Aug 5, 2007

Baltimore Firehouse Expo 2007 - Aug 1, 2007
Update of Fireboats Pages Aug 1, 2007
New Otis Fire HQ / County Comm Center July 11, 2007
Provincetown Fishing Boat Fire June 29, 2007
Charleston Nine Tribute June 24, 2007
CIEMSS Awards May 24, 2007
Falmouth Decon Training May 2007
Barnstable County Fire & Rescue Academy Training May 2007
Centerville House Fire May 14, 2007
Barnstable High School Docudrama May 2, 2007
West Falmouth House Fire - April 16, 2007
Mutual Aid To Nantucket Brush Fire - April 1, 2007
 
Rochester Fire March 29, 2007
2007 Chili Challenge Mar 11, 2007
Boston 6 Alarm Fire, Endicott St, North End Feb 22, 2007

Bourne 2nd Alarm Chickadee Lane, Feb 8, 2007
Bourne House Fire Easting Road Feb 7, 2007
Barnstable Jan 1, 2007 Splash
Bourne 2nd Alarm House Fire Nov 23, 2006

Mashpee Medflight Nov 21, 2006
Mashpee House fire Main Street Nov 17, 2006
Bourne 1939 Buffalo Engine 3 Oct 8, 2006
Harwich 1928 Maxim Engine 1  Oct 6, 2006
Falmouth Boat Fire Sept 4, 2006
COMM 2nd Alarm Fatal Fire June 21, 2006
COMM Medflight July 7, 2006
Plymouth-Wareham Brush Fires May 7, 2006
Sandwich Fire Tower Visit April 2006
Dennis 2nd Alarm House fire April 2, 2006
Plymouth County Brush Breaker Drill Feature April 2, 2006

Nantucket Ladder Truck Arrives March 28, 2006
West Barnstable Medflight March 28, 2006
Eastham Ship Wreck March 27, 2006
Taunton General Alarm Fire March 19, 2006
Mashpee 2nd Alarm March 1, 2006

Bourne House fire February 26, 2006
Falmouth House of Pizza Nov 27, 2005
Osterville 3rd Alarm Nov 4, 2005
Hyannis 2nd Alarm Rte 132 Nov 4, 2005
Centerville House Fire Oct 13, 2005
Chief Peterson Memorial Oct 1, 2005
School Bus Accident Cotuit Sept 22, 2005
Ambulance Accidents & Problems Sept 2005
Kids Day - August 6, 2005
Staffing Issues - July 6, 2005
Hyannis Dalmation C.J. - June 25, 2005
West Barnstable 2nd Alarm Motel June 13, 2005
Sandwich House Fire June 9, 2005
Marstons Mills Fire April 2005
Plymouth and Barnstable Brush Fires
Hyannis Structure Fire Barnstable Road April 2005
New Mashpee Breaker 354 April 2005

Nantucket FD Apparatus changes Mar 2005
WBFD Chief Jenkins Retires Mar 2005
Orleans Ambulance Accident Mar 2005
New Mashpee Run Cards Mar 2005
Plymouth Station 5 Shutdown Feb 2005

 

 



 

 

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WE REMEMBER
LET US NOT FORGET
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We Remember
We Remember

Never Forget

NEVER FORGET


 

 

We Remember

The Worcester Six
December 3, 1999

Firefighters Memorial
View Video
 

F.D.N.Y.  343


9-11-01

 

Charleston Nine

June 18, 2007

 

Boston

August 29, 2007
FF Paul J. Cahill - E30
FF Warren J. Payne - L25
 

Boston

January 9, 2009
LT. KEVIN KELLY
Ladder 26

 


Harwich

Capt Robert W. Johnson
Dec. 26, 2009

 

Hyannis

 FF Dana "Danny" Clough
Oct 19, 2011
 

Worcester

 FF JON D. DAVIES
Rescue 1
December 8, 2011
 

BSO

BSO Dispatcher
Jimmy Verrochi
Jan 23, 2013
 

Yarnell Hill, AZ



19 Firefighters
Granite Mountain Hot Shots
June 30, 2013


 

 

Onset

Onset Fire Chief  Howard B. "Howie" Andersen
Retired in September 2013 and passed away Oct 4, 2013.

 

 


Boston

298 Beacon St, Boston
March 26, 2014
Lt Edward Walsh E33
FF Michael Kennedy L15





 

 

COMM FD

Horace Manley "Gus" Crosby III
"Uncle Gus"

Passed away September 19, 2014

The first permanent firefighter in Osterville.
Founding member IAFF Local 2346.
33 Year career COMM FD.
My mentor, Best Man, Neighbor.
Semper Fi Marine

 

 

HYANNIS FD

Retired Hyannis Firefighter - Dispatcher
Robert McGorty

Passed away Oct 9, 2014 age 72
Charter member Hyannis IAFF Local 2172
32 Year member retired 2002
"KCD 454 Clear"

 

 

 

HYANNIS FIRE

BRETT D. GRANDAW
Former Firefighter / Paramedic
Hyannis FD, Age 55, November 18, 2015.
23 years with Hyannis FD
and 17 years with FEMA Team.

 


BARNSTABLE FIRE

William E. "Billy" Fleming
Retired Barnstable Fire Fighter
Past President IAFF 3276
1989-2009
Age 56, Passed away Dec 31, 2015



 

 
 
 

 


 

SEPTEMBER 11. 2001
DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
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REMEMBER
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


The World Trade Center towers from Liberty Island, summer 2001.



TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY.

What have we as a fire service learned about the collapses of the
two 100 story twin towers and the 47 story WTC Building 7 that day?

CHECK OUT THESE LINKS 10 YEARS LATER

HERE

LISTEN TO THE FDNY AUDIO TAPES OF THAT DAY

FDNY Live Audio Tapes of 9/11

 

REVIEW THIS VIDEO OF THE EVENTS THAT DAY

September 11th Revisited - Full Movie
 

 
FOR MORE

FIREFIGHTERS FOR 911 TRUTH .ORG

ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS FOR 911 TRUTH .ORG

GOD BLESS THE USA


 

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REMEMBER ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN
 PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM

 

JOEL'S JOURNEY
A CROSS COUNTRY BIKE RIDE
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CONGRATULATIONS!
HE MADE IT!
Crazy Guy on a Bike
Check out Retired Falmouth FD
Lieutenant Joel Carlisle's
2012 Coast to Coast Bike Ride!

LINK

 

Joel set out from Cape Cod on April 25, 2012
and rode his bike over 4,414 miles
reaching the west coast and the Pacific Ocean at Oregon on July 10, 2012!
His daily logs and photos of his progress
are fun to read.

Welcome Home Joel!
  

 

 

FEATURED PHOTO
JUST FOR FUN
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GRAB A PLUG!

WESTERLY, RHODE ISLAND
Came across this awesome collection / display of fire hydrants
at a Westerly, RI fire station.
April 2016

 

 

BE SAFE
SO EVERY ONE GOES HOME

 

 





 



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