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OSTERVILLE 3RD ALARM

 

COMM FIRE
A call reported a house fire at 22 Seaview Ave in the Wianno section of Osterville
at approximately 16:30 hours on Sunday April 23, 2017. First arriving crews
found heavy smoke and fire showing from a large 2-1/2 story wood home
and quickly struck 2nd and 3rd alarms brining additional help from much
of the mid and upper Cape to the scene.  The fire took several hours to bring
under control.
 

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1 COMM House Fire Connors Road - April 2, 2017
2 Hyannis Firefighter Barry Pina Retirement Party - April 1, 2017
3 Chatham new Fire Chief Pater Connick - March 31, 2017
4 Carver new Headquarters Fire Station - March 30, 2017
5 Brewster Fire Station Construction begins - March 30, 2017
 

 

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God Bless the USA!

OSTERVILLE 3RD ALARM

 

WEST BARNSTABLE BRUSH FIRE

 

WEST BARNSTABLE
About 4 acres of woodlands were burned in a brush fire on Saturday April 15, 2017.
The fire began with a permit fire that got away and spread into nearly woods.
Mutual aid from across Cape Cod aided West Barnstable FD in battling the
fire and getting it under control.

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COMM HOUSE FIRE

COMM STRUCTURE FIRE
The COMM Fire Department responded to a reported house fire
on Connors Road in Centerville on Sunday April 2, 2017 around 20:30 hours.
Arriving crews found a 1 story ranch style house about 30% involved.
A working fire was declared bringing in assistance from the Hyannis
and Barnstable departments, as well as covering crews for vacant
fire stations.

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Barry Pina Retirement Party

HYANNIS FIREFIGHTER BARRY PINA
About 200 people showed up to pay tribute to and roast retired Hyannis
Firefighter Barry Pina on Saturday April 1, 2017.
The night was filled with love and respect for the many contributions
he has made in over 42 years in the fire service.
There was a healthy dose of poking fun and story telling
by many of his friends and colleagues.
Congratulations "Bullet" for all you have done in your career!

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Chatham Fire Chief Retires

CHATHAM FIRE CHIEF MICHAEL AMBRISCOE
After serving for 12 years as the Chief in Chatham, Chief Ambriscoe
retired on March 31, 2017.
Congratulations Chief!

 

Chatham New Fire Chief

NEW CHATHAM FIRE CHIEF PETER CONNICK
Deputy Chief Peter Connick was sworn in as the new Fire Chief
in Chatham on March 31, 2017.  Chief Connick joined the Chatham FD
in 1979 and worked his way up through the ranks as a firefighter/paramedic
to Captain and then to Deputy in 2011.
Congratulations Chief!

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Carver's new Fire Headquarters

CARVER STATION 1
The new Carver Fire Headquarters was occupied in January 2017.
Located at 99 Main Street, just up the street from the old fire station,
the new facility includes a fully functional training facility on the grounds.
The call department takes pride in its training and service to the community.

 

 

 


Brewster Fire Station Construction

BREWSTER FIRE STATION
The work has begun on the new Brewster Fire Headquarters which will be
located behind the present fire station built in 1974.  The department will
continue  to operate out of the fire station while construction is ongoing.
Some apparatus has been relocated during construction.
March 2017

 

 

 

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RUN TO THE TOP

 

Provincetown

The 9th Annual
"Run to the Top"
Saturday May 6, 2017
Provincetown - Pilgrim Monument
Registration 2:30 P.M.
Run to Top starts at 4:00 P.M.

Benefits to Cape Cod Fire-EMS Cancer Relief Fund
 

 

 

2017 Tri-State Firefighters Meet

Webster, MA

 May 21, 2017
Memorial Beach Park, Webster, MA
Return of the Tri-State Muster to Webster!
Lots of apparatus and demonstrations. 

 

 

Mass Antique Fire Apparatus
40th Annual Fire Apparatus Show
& Firematic Flea Market

Wakefield, MA 

June 10, 2017
10:00 A.M. - 2:00 P.M.
Edgewater Office Park, Audubon Rd
Wakefield, MA

Parade 
The event is preceded by a parade of apparatus.
Great Family Event.

 

 

 

Musters & Parades

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COMM Ambulance

COMM AMBULANCE 326
2016 International / Horton Type I Ambulance
EMS 326
Mar 2017
 

Bourne Ambulance

BOURNE AMBULANCE 136
2016 International TerraStar / Life Line Type I Ambulance
EMS 306
Mar 2017

 

Harwich Ambulance

HARWICH AMBULANCE 72
2016 Ford E550 / Life Line Type I Ambulance
EMS 352
Mar 2017

Harwich Ladder

 

HARWICH LADDER 66
Originally white truck recently returned from a refurb and repainting
1992 E-One110' Aerial Ladder Truck
Mar 2017


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Carver Fire Moved In

CARVER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
Carver moved into their new Headquarters Station 1
on January 15, 2017.
The new station is located at 99 Main Street
March 2017


Hyannis Headquarters

HYANNIS NEW HEADQUARTERS
Site preparation has begun for the new Hyannis Headquarters
to be built next to the present station.
March 2017

Bourne Moves Headquarters

BOURNE FIRE HEADQUARTERS
The Bourne Fire Department has officially moved its headquarters offices into
the 53 Meetinghouse Lane, Sagamore Fire Station #3 effective Jan 1, 2017.

 

Brewster Fire Station

FUTURE BREWSTER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
Brewster expects to begin work on their new Fire Department Headquarters
early in 2017.  The new station will be built behind the current fire station
on Route 6A.  It will have 5 drive thru bays.

The present station will remain in place throughout construction and then
be utilized by the town for other purposes.  The present FD annex behind
the present station will be taken down for site prep. The apparatus in that
building will be temporarily relocated during construction.

The 22,000 sq ft, estimated $13.5 Million station was approved
by voters in November 2015.

Dec 2016

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Station Projects in 2017

Several Fire & Police Station Projects Ahead  
Watch for progress on the following in 2017
BOURNE - New Police Headquarters approved in 2016
BREWSTER - New Fire Headquarters was approved in 2016
CARVER - New Fire Headquarters preparing to open in 2017
HARWICH - Renovation of East Harwich Station 2 planned.
HYANNIS - New Fire Headquarters was approved in 2016.
NANTUCKET - New Fire Headquarters approved in 2016.
ORLEANS - New Police Headquarters under construction 2016.
SANDWICH - New Police Station and New Station 3 approved in 2016.
SANDWICH - Renovation & addition to East Sandwich Station 2 approved 2016.


 

 


 




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MASHPEE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Congratulations to Lt. Glen Milliken upon his retirement from the Mashpee FD. Glen had 31 years with the Mashpee FD and 7 years call time with the Middleboro FD.  He was a paramedic for many years.  Best wishes in your retirement!
April 2017
 



FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Congratulations to Falmouth Firefighter Russell Ferreira (3rd from left) upon his retirement from the Falmouth FD on April 16, 2017.  FF Ferreira joined the Falmouth FD as a call FF in 1983 and served as a fulltime firefighter since 1987, a total of 34 years.  He was very active in the union and served many years as the President of IAFF Local 1397.
April 19, 2017

 

DENNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Dennis FD has promoted Lt. Jeff Perry to Captain, replacing Captain Robert Marseglia who retired in March 2017.  FF Phelim Meehan has been promoted to Lieutenant.  Congratulations to both!
April 2017


COTUIT FIRE DEPARTMENT
Cotuit Fire Chief Christopher Olsen (left) will be retiring in June 2017.  Chief Olsen began a career with the Barnstable Fire District in 1989, rising to the position of Deputy in 2004.  He took the Fire Chief job in Cotuit in 2008. Congratulations Chief!
April 2017

 

CAPE & ISLANDS
Fire & EMS providers from across the Cape & Islands area mourned the passing of Falmouth ER Doctor Evan P. Weinstein, age 45, who passed away on April 5, 2017 after a 7 year heroic battle with brain cancer. He had been a Paraamedic and firefighter in Hamilton, NY prior to becoming an MD and coming to the Cape where he played an active role in EMS direction and education while serving as Medical Director at Falmouth Hospital.
April 2017
 

CHATHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Peter Connick was sworn in as the new Fire Chief in Chatham on March 31, 2017.  He has been serving as the Deputy Chief since 2011 and was a Captain prior to that for many years.  Chief Connick joined the Chatham FD in 1979.  He worked many years as a paramedic and has also taught the EMT classes at CCCC for many years. Congratulations Chief!
April 2017

CHATHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Chatham Fire Chief Michael Ambriscoe retired on March 31, 2017 after 12 years as chief. Congratulations and enjoy retirement!
April 2017

 

DENNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Dennis Captain Robert "Vito" Marseglia has retired from the Dennis FD after 3 decades of service. He served many years as a paramedic, climbing the ranks to LT and Captain in 2007. He retired in March 2017 after 33 years of service.
 Congratulations!.
April 2017

 

BREWSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Former Captain Arthur Romme' has retired from the fire department after 44 years of total service.  He joined the Brewster FD in 1972 as a call member and became fulltime in 1976. One of the original Fulltime members of the Brewster FD, Artie served as a paramedic most of his fulltime career which concluded in 2012 when Capt Romme' retired.  He continued again as a call member for 5 more years, wrapping it up at the end of March 2017.  Congrats and best wishes Capt!
April 2017
 

WAREHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Regrets to announce the passing of retired Wareham Fire District firefighter William M. Rogers, Jr, age 90, on March 26, 2017.  He joined the Wareham Fire Department at age 15 and served for 50 years.  He was also a retired Captain at Otis AFB Fire Department retired in 1980.  He is father of Wareham Capt Mark Rogers. 
April 2, 2017

 


FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Retired Falmouth FD Capt E. Michael "Mickey" Moniz passed away March 13, 2017.
March 14, 2017

 

HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Captain Eric Farrenkopf is serving as Acting Deputy Chief.
Lt. Kevin Black is serving as Acting Capt Company A
FF David Webb is serving as Acting Lt Company B
March 2017

 

 
 



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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 Broadcastify.

For Fire Departments Only try the CapeCodFD.com feed at Broadcastify:
Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket, and Plymouth Counties Fire Departments.
On air since Dec 2016.

For a mix of Cape Cod Police and Fire Live Radio try Scott Halligan's
Scan New England site:
Cape Cod Police, Fire, and EMS

    The link for   CAPE COD Area Live 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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THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GREAT WAYS TO LISTEN TO THE ACTION!
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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

LISTEN TO CAPE COD FIRE RADIO LIVE !
 

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

 

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2016 PLYMOUTH COUNTY BRUSH BREAKER DRILL
IN CARVER
 

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



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RUN STATISTICS
DEPARTMENT ANNUAL RUNS STATS
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      Cape Cod Fire Departments
  2016 Run Stats

     NEW    01-03-17
 

2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009 
2010  2011 
2012  2013  2014  2015  2016

(10 year comparison 2000 vs 2010)

 Unofficial 2016 Stats
Updated 03-14-17

Estimated 63,184 Total Calls in 2016
(decrease of 595 calls)
 
Estimated 63,779 Total Calls in 2015
 

DEPT RANKING 2015 RUNS 2016 RUNS
#1 Falmouth FD 6,966 runs 7,265 runs
#2 Yarmouth FD 7,096 runs 6,790 runs
#3 Hyannis FD 7,002 runs 6,503 runs
#4 Dennis FD 4,979 runs 5,103 runs
#5 Bourne FD 4,931 runs 4,706 runs
#6 Harwich FD 4,295 runs 4,324 runs
#7 COMM FD 4,429 runs 4,142 runs
#8 Sandwich FD 3,889 runs 4,022 runs
#9 Mashpee FD 3,615 runs 3,594 runs
#10 Brewster FD 2,882 runs 2,917 runs
#11 Chatham FD 2,727 runs 2,715 runs
#12 Orleans FD 2,482 runs 2,531 runs
#13 Eastham FD 1,723 runs 1,722 runs
#14 P-Town FD 1,203 runs 1,246 runs
#15Barnstable FD 1,242 runs 1,241 runs
#16 Wellfleet FD 1,171 runs 1,181 runs
#17 Joint Base FD    820 runs    889 runs
#18 Cotuit FD    830 runs    835 runs
#19 Truro FD    730 runs    829 runs
#20 W Barnstable    758 runs    629 runs
#21 BMA        9 runs      xx runs*
     
     
     
      63,779   63,184

   
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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COMM W/F
Connors Road, Centerville
 April 2, 2017

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PROVINCETOWN MUNICIPAL AIRPORT
CRASH TRUCK 199
2011 Rosenbauer 1500 gallon ARFF truck

 

 

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SANDWICH BREAKER 463
The old work horse, 1953 Studebaker Brush Breaker, built by Ted Young in 1973,
and rebuilt by the Sandwich FD in 2002 has seen its last fire.  The breaker was
recently taken off the road.  The good news is, a "newer" breaker is being built
and will hopefully be in service in the next few months.

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St. Louis Fire Department
Fireboat 6
"Stan Musial"

 

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FIRE BOAT FEATURE

 

"American Fire Boats"
- The history of Waterborne Firefighting and Rescue in America -
By Wayne Mutza
Published in 2017
Wonderful new book with lots of up to date information
about fire boats.
(A must have for fire boat fans!)
 

 

 

 

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ORLEANS FIRE & POLICE STATION
90 South Orleans Rd (Rte 28) & Eldridge Parkway.
1954 FWD pumper, 1963 Maxim County No.3 Brush Breaker,
and 1966 Mack C (first diesel engine on Cape) pumper.

Orleans Fire moved to a new station in 1987
at 58 Eldridge Parkway.

The Orleans Police are currently building a new Police
Station on the same site as the old police station.

 

 

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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
 

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RadioReference.com
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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

 

 

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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

 

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MAY 1, 1965
ROUTE 6, SANDWICH

 75 degrees - wind Sw @35 mph
1254 Hours - Brush fire is reported near Forestdale Road & Pocasset Road in Otis.
1301 hours - Bourne fire tower reports the fire is moving fast.  Otis had 2 breakers responding.
1303 hrs - Bourne fire tower reports a lot of fire there.
1306 hrs - Bourne fire tower updating looks real bad. State Car 2 requests 7 or 8 breakers
and 4-5 tank trucks. Responding apparatus includes C-15, T-35, B-142, B-143, T-148
C-14, B-250, B-254, B-130, B-128, and B-216.
1312 hrs - Cat 251 (Mashpee Chief) on location requests 8-10 more breakers "Now!"
1312 hrs - P18 reports 40-50 acres burning and spreading fast.
1315 hrs - Fire now are Wood Road spreading very fast.
1315 hrs - Bourne fire tower requested additional trucks.  
C-12, B64, B204, B217
1320 hrs - Request made to Plymouth County for 15 more breakers and
10 tank trucks, plus all equipment from State District 2
1325 hrs - Fire crossed Jefferson Road, headed for Gibbs Road.  Plan to make a stand
on Route 6.  State police closed Route 6.  Request for all available pumpers
and tank trucks to Route 6 and Route 130.  Also requested Plymouth County
pumpers to stage at the Sandwich / Bourne town line.
1330 hrs - Fire crossed Gibbs Road. "Doubt it can be stopped at Route 6"
1345 hrs - Fire is past Gibbs Road and heading for Mid Cape.
1420 hrs - Fire jumps Route 6 with many trucks on the road.
1440 hrs - Orders to send all pumps and tankers to Route 6A Sandwich village.
1530 hrs - Fire is finally stopped at Sandwich village.
2230 hrs - Apparatus is released from mutual aid.
Several thousand acres blackened by the fire.


 

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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

 

 



 

 

NEWS LINKS
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CAPE COD & ISLANDS ON LINE NEWS CAPE COD & ISLANDS PRINT NEWS
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Cape News .net - Enterprise Newspapers
Cape Wide News .com
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Martha's Vineyard Times .com
MV Gazette .com - Martha's Vineyard
PLUMTV - Nantucket
Provincetown Banner .com - Lower Cape
ACK .net - Inquirer & Mirror - Nantucket
Barnstable Patriot .com
Cape Cod Chronicle - Chatham/Harwich
Cape Cod Online - Cape Cod Times
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Kingston Observer
Martha's Vineyard Times .com
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Patriot Ledger - SE Mass
Provincetown Banner .com - Lower Cape
CAPE COD & ISLANDS RADIO STATIONS REGIONAL NEWS
WXTK 95.1
WRZE 96.3 - The Rose
WQRC 99.9

FRANK 101.1
WPXY 102,9 - PIXY
WCOD 106.1

 
Boston Herald
Boston Globe
Enterprise South of Boston
New England News  All Papers
South Coast Today

 
FIRE SERVICE NEWS SOURCES NATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL NEWS
1st ResponderNews.com
Emergency Net News
Firehouse.com
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FireNews.Net  NC Fire News
FireTimes.com
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Mass OEMS

 
ABC News.com
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NBC News.com

CNN.com
FOX News.com
MSNBC.com

DrudgeReport.com

GoogleNews.com
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USA Today
 
WEATHER LINKS  
Accuweather.com
Cape Cod Times Weather
Intellicast.com
NOAA
Todd Gross' Cape Cod and The Islands Weather Page!
Weather.com
 
 

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



 


COMM FIRE

Fred Lewis
Retired COMM Senior Private.
Passed away from Cancer
Sept 8, 2016

 

COMM FIRE

Jordan Galvin-Juntas
Age 19
COMM Intern & college student
 killed in Middleborough tragic accident
Oct 23, 2016
 


FALMOUTH FIRE

Retired Fire Chief Paul D Brodeur
Jan 20, 2017
 

 

ONSET FIRE

Ronald A. Aseltine, Jr
Age 49
Onset Call Firefighter
(Retired DCR Dist 2 Warden)
Feb 26, 2017



 

 

 


 

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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PREVIOUS YEARS PHOTOS
[2007] [2008] [2009] [2010] [2011] [2012] [2013   2014]  2015   2016  
2017

 

HARWICH FIRE RESCUE

 

Harwich FD Lt Leighanne Merigan Smith and Lt Justyne Walorz
one recent duty shift when the "ladies" had command of both stations.

HARWICH CREW
Duty crew enjoying the warming of spring at Harwich headquarters.

 

BE SAFE
SO EVERY ONE GOES HOME

 

 





 



God Bless The USA

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