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HYANNIS STATION PROGRESS

NEW HEADQUARTERS
The new Hyannis Fire Headquarters continues to take shape
as crews build the $18.5 million, 33,000 square foot facility.

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1 Yarmouth House Fire - Oct 29, 2017
2 CIEMSS Excellence Awards - Oct26, 2017
3 COMM & Hynnis Dive Drill - Oct 18, 2017
4 Falmouth Fire Dispatch - Oct 2017
5 Sandwich Radio Changes - Sept 2017
 

 

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JOINT BASE CAPE COD

JBCC Deputy Fire Chief Paul Bethoney
is retiring after more than 39 years of service.

Congratulations!

 



YARMOUTH WORKING FIRE

WORKING FIRE
A house fire at 370 Camp Street in West Yarmouth damaged a
home on Sunday October 29, 2017.

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CIEMSS 2017 EXCELLENCE AWARDS

2017 AWARD WINNERS
The CIEMSS held its 2017 Excellence Awards Ceremony
on October 26, 2017.  Congratulations to all those who were
recognized and to all those who serve day to day.

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COMM & Hyannis Dive Drill

DIVE DRILL
COMM and Hyannis FD conducted a joint dive rescue drill
at Shubels Pond in Marstons Mills on Oct 18, 2017.

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Falmouth Fire Dispatch

 

 FALMOUTH FIRE ALARM
Dispatcher at the recently (Spring 2017) opened Falmouth
Public Safety Communications Center in the Falmouth
Police Station.

 


Sandwich Radio Changes

APPARATUS UPDATES
Sandwich has made a number of changes to apparatus radio assignments.
The following are being used on Fire Alarm currently:
Car 441 - C-1 Chief
Car 442 - C-2  Deputy
Engine 451 - E-1 - Pumper Sta 1
Engine 452 - E-2 - Pumper Sta 2
Engine 453 - E-3 - Pumper Sta 3
Tower 450 - Tower 1 - Sta 1
Amb 459 - A-1 - Sta 1
Amb 458 - A-2  Sta 1
Amb 456 - A-3 - Sta 3
Amb 457 - A-4 - Sta 3
Several other changes also made.
See Sandwich Roster

 

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 Congratulations Ross!

 

Lieutenant Ross Klun
Congratulations to Barnstable Sheriff's Department Lt. Ross Klun
who is leaving the BSO Communications Division after 23 years
of service. Ross served as a dispatcher, sergeant, and in recent
years as the Lieutenant for the Communications Center.

He worked his last shift at BSO Oct 14, 2017

Ross also served as a call firefighter and Captain with the Brewster
Fire Department for many years.  He brought his passion, knowledge,
and fire service experience to the radio room as it grew from
dispatching 2 fire departments to dispatching 10 of the Cape Cod
fire departments in the busiest dispatch center on the Cape.
He was involved in the mutual aid system and many other
aspects of public safety communications.

Ross has taken a position with the Nashoba Valley Regional
Public Safety Communications Center in Devens, MA.

Thanks for your service to Cape Cod Ross!
Best wishes from CCFD.com

3rd Alarm in Eastham March 2004

 

 

 

 

 



 


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Firefighter Entry Exam

The next Barnstable County Firefighter
Entry Exam is on Nov 18, 2017.

Applications due by Sept 30, 2017.

 



Homeless for the Holidays

December 6 - December 10, 2017

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APPARATUS NEWS
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New Apparatus Delivered

A few new apparatus have recently been delivered.
PLYMOUTH - A 2017 Emergency One Cyclone 1500/1000/30F for ENG.6
JOINT BASE CAPE COD - 2017 Rosenbauer 1500/750 Pumper for ENG 406

 

 

Sandwich Breaker

SANDWICH BREAKER 462
1991 BMY Harsco 5 ton / 2017 Fire-One Brush Breaker
150 gpm / 750 gallons
Oct 2017

 

Falmouth Pickup

FALMOUTH CAR 29
2017 Ford F-350 / Knapheide Utility Body Pickup
Mechanic Truck
Oct 2017

Bourne Ambulance

BOURNE AMBULANCE 135
2006 (2017) Chevy 4500 / LifeLine Type I Ambulance
Loaner unit covering for damaged unit.
Oct 2017

 

Onset Breaker

FUTURE ONSET BREAKER
This 2004 5 ton military chassis will become the new Brush Breaker
in Onset in the Spring of 2018.  It will be built in house at Onset FD
and will have a 350 gpm pump and 750 gallon tank.
Oct 2017

 

Yarmouth Engine

YARMOUTH ENGINE 43
2017 Pierce Dash CF 1500/500 Pumper
Sept 2017

Lakeville Ambulance

LAKEVILLE A-2
2017 Ford F-450 / PL Custom Type I Ambulance
Sept 2017

 

 


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Fire & Police Station Projects

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 
UNDER CONST.
HARWICH - Renovation of East Harwich Station 2 planned.
HYANNIS - New Fire Headquarters was approved in 2016.
UNDER CONST.
MARTHA'S VINEYARD AIRPORT - New ARFF Station 2017.
UNDER CONST.
NANTUCKET - New Fire Headquarters approved in 2016. Delayed to 2018?
ONSET - New Fire Headquarters approved 2017.
ORLEANS - New Police Headquarters under construction 2016.
UNDER CONST.
PROVINCETOWN - Police Station approved 2017
SANDWICH - New Police Station and New Station 3 approved in 2016.
UNDER CONST
SANDWICH - Renovation & addition to East Sandwich Station 2 approved 2016.
UNDER CONST
WELLFLEET - Police Station renovation 2017.
UNDER CONST.

 

 

Brewster Fire Headquarters


Construction in Progress  

NEW BREWSTER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
Site preparation and construction of a new 22,000 square foot fire headquarters
began in the Spring of 2017.

The station which was approved by voters in November 2015 is being built
behind the present station, built in 1974, on Route 6A.  The new station is
expected to cost approx $13.5 Million.

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Hyannis Fire Headquarters


Construction in Progress  

NEW HYANNIS FIRE HEADQUARTERS
Ground was broken on the new Hyannis Fire Headquarters on May 8, 2017.
The new 33,000 square foot station is being built next to the present station
in two phases.  The first phase will build 4 double deep drive thru bays
and the offices / living facilities.  Once completed, the department will
move in and the old station will be torn down making room for Phase II
which will add 3 additional bays and a repair shop building. The project
is projected to cost $18.5 million and is expected to be completed by
the end of 2018.

FULL UPDATES

 

Photos September 25, 2017

 

 

Martha's Vineyard Airport
 
New MV ARFF Station Under Construction  
The new Martha's Vineyard Airport ARFF & Snow Removal Equipment
Facility is under construction.
May 2017


 

Onset Seeks New Headquarters


May 15, 2017 District Meeting  

PROPOSED ONSET FIRE HEADQUARTERS
The Onset Fire District will seek approval for approximately $13.9 Million
to construct a new Fire Headquarters Fire Station proposed for Sand Pond Rd.
at the 2017 District meeting.

The present Onset Station at 5 East Central Ave. in Onset center was built
around 1950 next to the even older fire station.  The buildings are located
on about 2.5 acres.  The station has room for 6 apparatus. Other apparatus
are parked outside or within a tent on the property.  The department's new
ladder truck delivered in 2015 does not fit in the station and has to be housed
at the Water District building on Sand Pond Rd near where the proposed
station would be located if approved..

 

UPDATE
Onset voters turned out in large numbers for the May 15, 2017 annual
District Meeting where a presentation on the proposed new fire headquarters
was given.  Voters questioned the move of the station from its central
location in the village to a more remote site as proposed.  There was of
course also concern over the proposed cost and ultimately an amendment
was made and approved to cap the cost at $8 Million.

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Orleans Police Station


ORLEANS POLICE STATION

The new Orleans Police Station is shaping up nicely.  The station is located on the site
of the previous station which was torn down to make room for the new station.
It is located at Route 28 and Eldridge Parkway in Orleans.
June 2017

 

Photos Sept 13, 2017

Orleans temporary police station at 139 Main St.
Sept 13, 2017

 

 

Sandwich Fire Stations  

East Sandwich closed prior to renovations.
Photos Aug 16, 2017

 

SANDWICH FIRE STATION 2
The East Sandwich Fire Station on Route 6A has been closed while
work begins on renovating and adding on to the 1970's former call station
which is being prepared to accommodate staffing.

Photos Sept 7, 2017

Photos September 25, 2017

 

SANDWICH POLICE &  FIRE STATION 3
The new Sandwich Police Station and Fire Station 3 will be built here at the
corner of Cotuit Road & Quaker Meetinghouse Road in Forestdale.
Land has been cleared as work gets under way.

Photos Sept 8, 2017
 

 

Wellfleet Police Station

WELLFLEET POLICE STATION

The Wellfleet Police Department was approved to renovate the 1983 former
Police and Fire Station at 36 Gross Hill Road at the November 2016 Town
Meeting.  The Fire Department moved out to their new station across the street
in 2009.  The police will now take advantage of that space and use approximately
$7.5 Million to upgrade the entire police facility.  Expected to reopen in
September 2018.  The department is currently working out of temporary
facilities up the road.
July 2017

Photos Sept 13, 2017

 

 

 

 

Oak Bluffs Fire Headquarters


THE OAK BLUFFS STATION  

Oak Bluffs moved into their new Headquarters Fire Station in 2016.
May 2017

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Carver Fire Headquarters 

New Station Dedicated April 15, 2017  

NEW CARVER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
The new Fire Station 1 at 99 Main Street was occupied in January 2017
and officially dedicated at an open house on April 15, 2017.

The station, approved in 2013, cost approximately $9 Million to build.
It includes a first class drill yard with training building and props.
In addition to the 6 drive thru bays, the facility has meeting and training
rooms, kitchen and dining areas, dispatch, offices and dorms.

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Bourne Moves Headquarters

Headquarters in Sagamore

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.

The former headquarters offices were upstairs in the Buzzards Bay Station 1,
but in addition to not being ADA compliant, the facilities were inefficient.
The Sagamore station was opened in 2006 when the old Sagamore station
was torn down as part of the Sagamore Bridge Flyover project that eliminated
the old rotary circle.

 

 

 

Station Projects in 2017

Several Fire & Police Station Projects in Progress  
Watch for progress on the following in 2017
BOURNE - New Police Headquarters approved in 2016
BREWSTER - New Fire Headquarters was approved in 2016
HARWICH - Renovation of East Harwich Station 2 planned.
HYANNIS - New Fire Headquarters was approved in 2016.
Martha's Vineyard Airport - New ARFF Facility planned
NANTUCKET - New Fire Headquarters approved in 2016.
OAK BLUFFS - New Fire Station opened in 2016
ORLEANS - New Police Headquarters under construction 2016.
PROVINCETOWN - New Police Station planned 2017
SANDWICH - New Police Station and New Station 3 approved in 2016.
SANDWICH - Renovation & addition to East Sandwich Station 2 approved 2016.
WELLFLEET - Renovation of Police Station planned 2017


 




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EDGARTOWN FIRE DEPARTMENT
Edgartown has announced to appointment of Alexander Schaeffer to be the new fire chief with the pending retirement of long time chief Peter Shemeth. Congratulations.
Nov 12, 2017

HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Retired Hyannis Fire Chief, Paul David Chisholm, age 80, passed away on October 26, 2017.  He served as Chief in Hyannis from 1988 to 1997. OBITUARY. Rest in Peace.
Oct 30, 2017

COMM FIRE DEPT
An old friend and member of the Centerville roster passed away on Oct 4, 2017.  Frank Gilchrist, age 96, served as a call member for more than 20 years. Rest in Peace Frank.

COMM Has also made (2) acting promotions: Lt Patrick Hill and Lt Matt Malone.  Congrats to both.  Oct 2017

 

BARNSTABLE SHERIFF'S OFFICE
Lt Ross Klun is leaving the Barnstable Sheriff's Dept. after 23 years serving Cape Cod.  Ross served as a dispatcher, a Sergeant in the radio room, and a Lieutenant for the Communications Division in recent years.  He has taken a position at the Nashoba Valley Regional Public Safety Communications center in Devens, MA.  Congrats and best wishes.
Oct 14, 2017

MASHPEE FIRE DEPT
The Mashpee Fire Department has promoted Lt Michael Evaul to Fire Inspector.  Mashpee also promoted Lt Sean Willis and Lt Todd Gannon.  Congrats to all!
Oct 14, 2017 
 

FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Falmouth Fire Department recently promoted Ryan P. Gavin to Captain, replacing Captain Greg Clements who passed away in July 2017.  FFD also promoted Allen Rivera to Fire Prevention Officer with the retirement of long time FPO Mike Metell. Congrats to all!
Oct 14, 2017


SANDWICH FIRE DEPT
   The Sandwich Fire Department has implemented a rather significant change in their dispatching. As of Sept 22, 2017 a number of apparatus are being referred to by other than their "county" based radio numbers as has been the case since the late 1990's. 
    Essentially the Engines will now be referred to as Engine 1, 2, and 3 (corresponding to E451, E452, and E453). Tower 450 will now be called Tower 1. 
   The ambulances will be referred to as Ambulance 1, 2, 3 and 4. It appears that the Ambulance designation will be tied more to the station assignment (at the time) than the county number of the ambulances (A456, A457, A458 and A459). With the anticipated opening of the East Sandwich Station 2 in December 2017 (approximately) an ambulance would be assigned to each station and A4 would serve as a "reserve" unit.
    Other apparatus, such as the brush breakers and tankers will continue to be referred to by their county numbers (B461, T464, etc). 
    Some cars will be reassigned, Chief C-1 (441), Deputy C-2 (442), while others may continue to use their county numbers (C440, C467, etc).  The Duty Officer, when in C-460, will now utilize numbers assigned to officers with Captains by Seniority (C-3, C-4, C-5, and C-6) not corresponding to shifts, and numbers assigned to Lieutenants based on shift assignments (L-1, L-11, L-2, L-12, etc...) The EMS Officer will become C-8 and Fire Prevention will become C-9.  A system of "retiring" various portable numbers or officer numbers assigned to various personnel will also be used as retirements or promotions occur.  Confused??  The new listing will be posted on the Sandwich Roster page. 
Oct 2017    


SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Congratulations to FF/Paramedic Sean Miller who has been promoted to Fire Prevention Officer with the recent retirement of FPO Donald Campbell.  Also congrats to FF/Paramedic Sean Gilrein who will take over the EMS Officer position as EMS Brian Leary has been promoted to Lieutenant on Group 4.
Oct 2017
 

JOINT BASE FIRE DEPT
The Joint Base Fire Department has added a STATION TONE in the dispatching of calls.  Their dispatch will pre-announce a call, follow it with the Station Tone and a specific Alert tone signifying either a medical response or a fire response.
Oct 2017
 

COMM FIRE DEPT
You may have noticed that COMM has changed some of their dispatching procedures, specifically reducing the number of times an "alert" tone is used on their talk-group for the initial dispatch of calls. Medical calls are typically not dispatched with the wobble (turkey) tone as has been done for many, many years. Primary alerting of personnel is still conducted on 154.355 which in primarily an in house paging and alerting channel.  Ambulances then sign on on the department's talk group and are acknowledged by dispatch. A straight alert tone is still mostly used for fire related incidents. This has been in place since early in the winter of 2017.
Updated Oct 2017

 



ORLEANS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Call Lieutenant Ron Deschamps will retire on Sept 30, 2017 after 41 years of dedicated service.
Congratulations! 
Sept 28, 2017

HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Hyannis Fire Prevention Lieutenant John Cosmo retired on Sept 21, 2017 after some 30 years of service.  Congratulations!

 


NANTUCKET FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Nantucket Fire Department is expected to have a new Fire Chief soon. Deputy Chief Stephen Murphy, who has been serving as interim chief, is expected to be named Chief of the Department during the week of September 11-15, 2017.  He has been a member of the department for many years and will be filling the position vacated when Chief Paul Rhude took the Chief's job in Cotuit this summer.  Congratulations!
Sept 10, 2017

WAREHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Wareham Fire Chief Robert McDuffy Retired September 8, 2017.  Chief McDuffy joined the Wareham FD as a Jr Call Firefighter in 1981 and worked his way up to a career firefighter.  He served as a Lt/Fire Inspector, 1st Asst Chief, Assistant Chief, Acting Chief, and then Fire Chief for the past 18 years or so.  His 36 years of service with Wareham saw many changes and improvements in equipment and service as the department has transitioned from the primarily call department to a more career department.  Best wishes Chief! 

In addition, the Wareham Fire Department Officer Manager Skippy Wilcox also retired after 30 years of service to the District. Congrats!
September 10, 2017

 


EASTHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Eastham's new Deputy Fire Chief Dan Keane was sworn in September 2017.  Car 152 assigned to Deputy Chief.   Car 151 now assigned to Fire Chief (formerly C-161)
Congratulations!
 



BOURNE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Bourne Fire Department announced the sudden passing of off duty active Firefighter / Paramedic Chad Cerulli, age 40, on September 1, 2017.  He was a 6 year member of the Bourne FD.
Sept 2, 2017
Bourne
 

 
 



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Listen to the Scan New England
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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!
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

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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HYANNIS

 

 LT JOHN COSMO RETIRES
Members of the Hyannis FD, past and present, wish Lt. John Cosmo
well upon his retirement on Sept 21, 2017 after 30 years of service.

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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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1984 Live Burn Drill Mashpee
Mashpee Engine 5 (255) 1970 Ward LaFrance pumper
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JOHN WAYNE AIRPORT
Orange County, California
2016

 

 

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COMM BREAKER 317
1962 International / Maxim 500 gallons
Originally Town of Barnstable 212.
 

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"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!)
 

 

 

 

FIRE STATIONS
FEATURED FROM THE FIRE STATION COLLECTION
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HARWICH FIRE STATION 1
c. 1986
 

 

 

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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
CHECK OUT THE VIDEOS & MORE
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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
FEATURED FROM THE HISTORICAL COLLECTION
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DENNIS STATION 2
c. 1960's
 


 

PREVIOUS STORIES
IN THE ARCHIVES
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WELCOME
 



 


Hyannis Remembers Lt Richard Donoghue - Oct 2017
Eastham new Deputy Dan Keane - Sept 2017
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
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



 


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



 

FALMOUTH  FIRE

Captain Gregory D. Clements
Age 54
Died July 30,2017
31 years of service in Falmouth.
 

 
 

 


 

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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www.CapeCod4TheTroops.com

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

 

BOURNE FAREWELL

 

Firefighters from Bourne and other departments
joined family and friends to say good bye to
active Firefighter / Paramedic Chad Cerulli
who passed away suddenly on Sept 1, 2017.
Services held Sept 7-8, 2017.

 

BE SAFE
SO EVERY ONE GOES HOME

 

 





 



God Bless The USA

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