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Harwich Promotes Captain

Harwich Fire Rescue
Harwich promoted Lt Craig Thorton to Captain
on January 29, 2016

 


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WHAT'S GOING ON
 
1 Harwich Promotes Capt Craig Thorton - Jan 29, 2016
2 Mass Dept of Fire Services Fire Marshal Stephen Coan Retires - Jan 29, 2016
3 Mashpee Firefighters Training - Jan 15, 2016
4 Falmouth Fire Chief Retires - Mike Small Becomes Acting Chief - Jan 15, 2016
5 Falmouth puts "new" Engine 24 In Service at West Falmouth - Jan 15, 2016
 

 

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Harwich Promotes Captain
Recognizes Others

Congratulations to Harwich Fire Department's new
Captain Craig Thorton who was sworn in January 29, 2016
at a ceremony held at the Harwich Public Safety Building.
In addition, the department recognized Firefighter/Paramedic
John Ayer for his 40 years of service.  Several new members
were introduced and other recognized for their service.
Jan 29, 2016

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State Fire Marshal Retiring

Massachusetts Fire Marshal Stephen Coan
is retiring after 20 years as the leader of the
Massachusetts Department of Fire Services.

Marshal Coan was the first leader of the Department
of Fire Services.  His work to promote fire prevention and
fire training saw implementation of laws, regulations, and
various programs designed to reduce fire deaths and improve
state support of local fire services.

He oversaw the rebuild and enhancement of the state's fire academy
for basic and continuing training, the state's Hazardous Materials Response
System, the Incident Command Support units and Firefighter Rehab units.

Marshal Coan was frequently at fire scenes and other emergencies
often serving as the public spokesman with the media.

The Marshal has a home on the Cape and has served the Cape area
as well as the rest of the state with great dedication.

Peter J. Ostroskey has been selected as Marshal Coan's successor.

Best wishes to both and thank you for your service to our communities.

 

 

 

Mashpee Fire Training

MASHPEE FIRE RESCUE
Mashpee Firefighters out in the yard training.
January 2016

 

 

 

 

Falmouth Chief Retires

Many turned out to wish Falmouth Fire Chief Mark Sullivan
and his wife well upon his retirement from the Falmouth Fire
Department on Friday January 15, 2016. He has been the chief
since 2011 and served prior to that as a Deputy Chief for several
years.  His 40 years of service included a number of years with
the US Air Force as a firefighter.

Deputy Chief Michael Small takes over as the Acting Fire Chief
until the process of selecting the new fire chief is completed
early in the spring.

 

Acting Fire Chief Michael Small.
 

Hyannis Fire Chief Harold Brunelle wishing Chief Sullivan well.

 

 

A few reminders of the "Great Old Days" found in the
Falmouth FD archives!

 

 


Falmouth's "new" Engine 24
Goes In Service

FALMOUTH ENGINE 24
The West Falmouth Fire Station #4 once again has a fire engine!
The "new" 1992 Sutphen 1500 gpm / 500 gallon pumper was
squeezed into the old 1930's station on Friday January 15, 2016
and placed "In Service." 

The engine wsa bought from the
Southhold Volunteer FD on Long Island, NY in December
after the last two of Falmouth's 1987 / 1989 Ford C8000
Emergency One pumpers were taken out of service in
November leaving the department with only 4 engines
to cover its 5 stations.

The absence of a fire engine allowed the department
to do some necessary improvements to the station
by removing the old apparatus bay floor, lowering it
several inches, and pouring a new concrete floor.

Local West Falmouth residents and some of the firefighters
assigned to Station #4 were on hand to witness the engine
being delivered to the station.

 

Read up on the events leading up to getting
the new Engine

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PROBLEMS AT
THE BARNSTABLE COUNTY
FIRE ACADEMY

From Cape Cod Times
January 12, 2016

 

 


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12th Annual Fire Fighter's Chili Challenge
Reserve The Date
Sunday  March 6, 2016

 

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APPARATUS NEWS
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Hyannis Ambulance

HYANNIS AMBULANCE 831
2015 International / Life Line Type I Ambulance
Delivered Jan 2016

 

Falmouth "new" Engine

FALMOUTH ENGINE 24
1992 (2016) Sutphen 1500 gpm / 500 gallon Pumper
Former Southhold, LI, NY Engine
Went in service as Falmouth Engine 24
at the West Falmouth Station 4
on January 15, 2016

 

 

Yarmouth Ambulance

Yarmouth Ambulance 55
2015 International TerraStar / Life Line Type I Ambulance
Jan 2016

Lakeville Ambulance

Lakeville A-1
2015 Ford F550 / PL Custom Type I Ambulance
Jan 2016

Onset Ladder 1

ONSET LADDER 1
2015 Rosenbauer Commander
78' Viper Aerial Ladder
1500 gpm / 300 gals
Nov 15, 2015

New ladder truck is replacing the iconic 1971 Maxim open cab
Ladder 1.

 


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Hyannis to seek Fire Station
Approval in April 2016

Fourth Attempt
A special district meeting will be held on April 9, 2016 to once again
ask the voters to approve a new fire station. Three previous attempts
over the past two years failed to get the necessary votes.

The building committee has slashed about 22,000 square feet off
the original proposed building that would have been designed to
meet present and future needs. The present proposal will be about
33,000 square feet.  Several lots surrounding the present station
were already purchased years ago with the intention of building
a new fire station and having the lot to support parking and
outside training on site.

The present station opened in 1965 on high School Road Ext.
At that time, the department was a mostly on call fire department
with only a couple permanent firemen on duty.  Apparatus in
those days were much smaller and EMS was still in infancy.
The department responded to about 600 calls a year in a much
simpler time. That original building has already been added
onto a couple times to house ambulances and equipment.
The original drive through and drive around station with
adequate parking was lost over 20 years ago when the
addition was squeezed onto the lot, taking parking spaces.

Today, Hyannis responds to more than 7,000 calls a year.
Staffing is at 12 per shift and it is not unimaginable to
continue to see a need for additional staffing over the
next decade or so.  Modern apparatus is considerably larger
and some of the specialized equipment that is needed
today was not even imagined in 1965.  The apparatus
floor is packed to the max with little or no flexibility
to do anything differently.

While there is a mechanic bay for repairs, it was not designed
for the larger apparatus which must frequently be maintained
outside, sometimes in foul weather, or sent out of the district
to Centerville or elsewhere to conduct work with apparatus being
taken out of service sometimes weeks at a time.

The department has utilized a master mechanic to keep the fleet
of 3 engines, an aerial tower, a heavy rescue, 3 very busy frontline
ambulances, a fire boat,a dive rescue vehicle, several cars
and support units in safe operational service. 
The new facility would increase the work shop area for
maintaining and repairing apparatus, some of which are
valued at over $1 Million each and are expected to serve
actively and safely for 20-30 years.

So much of the modern fire service and fire stations today
involves the "business" end of the job including administrative,
fire prevention, public education, training, record keeping,
information technology, billing, and so much more that was
not part of the 1965 design of a fire station.

Having 12 or more personnel on duty 24 hours a day in one
building also requires appropriate facilities.  Obviously there
are spaces for basic human needs such as kitchen and dining
areas, sleeping/ready rooms for overnight rest, bathrooms,
locker rooms, and rooms for meetings, training, and such.
Administrative, fire prevention, and various public access
spaces are also required and expected today by a community.

The need for a modern fire rescue station is Hyannis is
without question.  It was without question already, even
to those who refused to vote in favor.  It came down to
how much it would cost, as is unfortunately how many
decisions are made, rather than what is the need and the
most effective and efficient way to provide the services
over the long term.

That said, the building committee wisely designed a
facility to meet present and future needs of the district
when it first presented its plans. It took into account
the fact that history shows additional space needs in
the future are inevitable and the price of building that
space is unlikely to go down over the years.

To cut the price of the job, the committee has worked
hard to chop the size of the building in ways that
hopefully will not cause too much regret down the road.

Wisdom comes from learning from the mistakes
made by others and that includes those who by
not anticipating the realistic needs of the future
have doomed communities to paying more for less
instead of saving money by doing it right.

Hopefully the Hyannis voters will support the new
station now while borrowing is as cheap as it has
ever been and get this job done right so that the
next generation doesn't have to face the same problems.

Jan 16, 2016

 

 

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.

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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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

 


NANTUCKET FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Siasconset Fire Station in the east end of the island was often staffed by a small handful of long time dedicated call members. There has been a fire station here for 121 years. On Jan 1, 2016 the department required the five remaining members of the station, all over age 65, to retire in accordance with state regulations.
Jan 15, 2016

 

MARION FIRE DEPARTMENT
Retired Deputy Fire Chief Peter D. Robertson, age 69, passed away on Jan 7, 2016.  He had been a member of the Marion FD for over 40 years, serving his last 15 years as Deputy Chief until his 2000 retirement.  RIP.
Jan 15, 2016

 

    

HARWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Lieutenant Michael Mason retired from the Harwich Fire Department after some 30 years with the HFD and 36 total in the fire service on Jan 6, 2016. Congratulations!

Firefighter/Paramedic Justyne Walorz was promoted to Lieutenant on Jan 7, 2016. Congratulations!
Posted Jan 15, 2016

 

TRURO FIRE DEPARTMENT
Truro Fire Department has raised the bar for training requirements for all members. The standards have been raised to come inline with state certifications expected by most departments as minimum standards.  Cape Cod Time Story.
Jan 2016

 

HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Recently promoted Captain Greg Dardia.
Jan 2016

 


BARNSTABLE FIRE DEPT
The Barnstable Fire Department and IAFF Local 3276 regret to announce the passing of retired Barnstable Firefighter William "Billy" Fleming, December 31, 2015. He served as a fulltime firefighter from 1989 to 2009.

Services were held on January 12, 2016
Posted Jan 1, 2016 - Updated Jan 16, 2016

 

BARNSTABLE POLICE LT DAVID CAMERON RETIRES
Congratulations to one of our friends in blue. Barnstable Police Department Lieutenant David Cameron worked his last official shift on Jan 1, 2016 after a 36+ year career with BPD.  Congrats Dave!
Posted Jan 1, 2016
 

BSO DISPATCHER DAVE DIAMOND RETIRES
One of the most recognizable voices on the scanner for the past 20 years on Cape Cod has retired from the Barnstable Sheriff's Department Communications Center. Dave Diamond worked as a full time dispatcher for the majority of his career. Dispatching included the Sheriff's department, Barnstable CMED, 10 Cape fire departments, and more over the years. A few years ago he retired, but remained on as one of the few, and in fact the last of the part time spare dispatchers.  He worked his last shift on December 30, 2015 and signed off as Operator 200. His professionalism, experience, sense of humor, great stories, and special voice will be missed. Congratulations Dave!  Job well done sir!  KCA 376 & KCB 781 will never be the same!
Posted Jan 1, 2016

 

 


FALMOUTH FIRE DEPT
Captain Michael White has retired after 29 years of service as of Dec 4, 2015. Capt White joined Fal FD in 1986. Congrats and enjoy your retirement!

Lt Robert Bergeron has been promoted to Captain and FF Jeffery Waggatt has been promoted to Lieutenant.  Congratulations to both!
Dec 29, 2015

 

 
 

 

 



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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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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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FALMOUTH 2ND ALARM
North Falmouth House of Pizza
557 North Falmouth Highway & Route 151
Sunday  November 27, 2005

 

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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
  2015 Run Stats

     NEW    01-06-16
 

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 01-09-2016

Estimated 62,567* Total Calls in 2015
(*NOT including Provincetown as of 1-6-16)
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 P-Town FD 1,xxx runs 1,165 runs
#15 Barnstable FD 1,242 runs 1,066 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      xx runs      xx runs
     
     
     
      62,567*   59,698

    * Provincetown not reporting as of 1-6-16
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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CHINA BAY RESTAURANT
Buzzards Bay, Bourne
April 1991

 

 


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CRASH TRUCKS
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MASS MILITARY RESERVATION
FOAM 404
1975 Oshkosh P-4
March 2012
 

 

 

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BRUSH BREAKERS
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SANDWICH BREAKER 461
Brush fire on power lines off Popple Bottom Road
March 2013

 

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FIRE BOATS
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PORTLAND, ME
Engine 7 Retired
The "City of  Portland" was built in 1959.
The 65' long vessel could pump 7,000 gpm.
It was retired in 2009 after the new fireboat was delivered.
Photo 2006

 

 

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FIRE STATIONS
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Maui, Hawaii
Station 1
2009

 

 

 

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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
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Yarmouth Fire Website
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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
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Nord Fire Photos - Chicago Area
Alarm of Fire Photography

 

 

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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

 

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FROM HISTORY
FEATURED FROM THE HISTORICAL COLLECTION
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SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
1954

 

PREVIOUS STORIES
IN THE ARCHIVES
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WELCOME
 



 

Hyannis MVC Rte 132 & Xmas Tree Shop Sept 24, 2013
Cotuit Night Medflight Sept 14, 2013
September 11, 2013 Remembering 9/11
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
ONLINE NEWS SOURCES
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CAPE COD & ISLANDS ON LINE NEWS CAPE COD & ISLANDS PRINT NEWS
ACK .net - Inquirer & Mirror - Nantucket
Barnstable Patriot .com
Cape Cod Chronicle - Chatham/Harwich
Cape Cod Online - Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod Today .com
Cape News .net - Enterprise Newspapers
Cape Wide News .com
Hyannis News .com
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
Cape News .net - Enterprise Newspapers
Kingston Observer
Martha's Vineyard Times .com
MV Gazette .com - Martha's Vineyard
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
FirefighterCloseCalls.com
FireNews.Net  NC Fire News
FireTimes.com
International FireNews.com

Mass OEMS

 
ABC News.com
CBS News.com
NBC News.com

CNN.com
FOX News.com
MSNBC.com

DrudgeReport.com

GoogleNews.com
NewsMax.com
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



 

 
 
 

 


 

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
 

SAYING GOODBYE TO BILLY

 

The COMM Honor Guard stands ready as the Barnstable Fire Department's
1935 Mack pumper carries the casket of  retired Barnstable Firefighter
William E. "Billy" Fleming to the Our Lady of  Victory church
on January 12, 2016
 


 

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SO EVERY ONE GOES HOME

 

 





 



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