Aquinnah may look at a mini-pumper size unit
to replace the 2000 Ford Rescue Truck 361.
It could serve as a rescue truck and also operate off road in
areas difficult for the larger engine.
Aquinnah also has acquired a military
surplus Humvee which
will eventually be outfitted with a skid unit for beach
rescue and off road access.
Aquinnah also acquired a surplus 24' USCG boat.
Once outfitted with motors and electronics,
it would serve as a water rescue unit.
Barnstable County has recently set up a
Chevy C5500 Duramax / Goshen Coach
as a rehab bus.
It is housed at Harwich Station 1.
Barnstable recently placed a 2019 Chevy Tahoe in service
as Fire Chief Car 201
Former Fire Chief car
2008 Ford Explorer for utility vehicle
The previous 212
an older former military "forestry" truck has been replaced.
The department has an LMTV.
More to follow.
Barnstable Ladder 206 is Out of Service
long term for repairs.
Bourne anticipates purchasing (2) new ambulances,
expected to be Ford F550 / Lifeline Type I vehicles.
They would be replacing A134 and A135.
Bourne anticipates purchasing a new pickup and command car.
Brewster has a new ambulance on order.
Expected to be a Ford F550 4x4 / Lifeline Type I.
Brewster recently put a 2019 Ford
Explorer in service as C-249
for fire prevention car.
Chatham recently acquired a 1998 former military LMTV
to use as a high water rescue unit. The unit had
as West Barnstable's Forestry 288 since 2017. Chatham and
other communities experienced storm related flooding situations
in recent years and these types of vehicles are becoming more
Aug 2018 / Update Nov 2018
Chilmark Engine 123
1997 Ford F450 4x4 / Southern Coach Mini-Pumper
500 gpm / 300 gallon
Acquired from Bulldog in 2019
Originally Livingston, NY
Posted Oct 2018 - Updated July 2019
The new Ambulance 325 recently in service.
2019 International / Horton Type I Ambulance.
Update July 2019
1994 Pierce Lance 1250/750 Pumper
has been out of service in need of some rehab
The former Ambulance 105 is a 2011 Ford
F450/Horton Type I
which will be reassigned to Dive 116 as the Dive Truck.
The new Dive Truck will replace the 1989 GMC/Frontline that
has served as the dive truck since 1995.
Updated Jan 2019
Dennis expecting a 2019 vehicle for Chief Car 101.
Updated Jan 2019
Eastham recently put a 2019 Ford F550 4x4 / BFX
300 gallon Forestry Truck in service.
It replaced the 1991 International/Metal Masters
Special Hazards 158 acquired from CCNS.
Update July 2019
Edgartown is believed to be awaiting a used mini-pumper
type vehicle to replace the 1981 GMC / E-One Engine 223
at the Chappy Station . The smaller vehicle would be more
suited for responding to EMS calls and accessing properties
down narrow driveways. It could also tow a boat trailer.
Oct 2018 / Update Nov 2018
Falmouth has fallen behind in recent years with apparatus
Currently the town is planning a capital replacement program
would fund the replacement of several vehicles.
The current 1991 Emergency One
aerial Ladder 26 would be replaced
by a new Ladder Truck.
The plan would also retire the 1987 Ford/EVF Heavy Rescue 31
and carry the specialized rescue equipment on the new Ladder
The plan would also include the purchase 2 new ambulances.
Falmouth is moving to the Ford F550/Lifeline Type I style
If this goes thru, purchases would likely be in 2019.
Updated Jan 2019
Fire Alarm Truck 19
Falmouth was planning to replace high mileage 1991 Fire Alarm
but that apparently has been put on hold for now.
Hyannis has a new Ambulance on order.
Expected to be a Ram / Lifeline Type I
Hyannis also expects to order a new Engine to replace
the 1992 Emergency One Foam Pumper Engine 2 (822).
The new engine expected to be a Pierce Arrow XT
similar to the other Hyannis engines.
JOINT BASE CAPE COD
JBCC recently put a 2018 Pierce Saber 1500/750/25 Pumper
in service as Engine 410 replacing the 2006 American LaFrance
2000/750 Engine 410.
JBCC also planning a Heavy Rescue - Special Operations unit.
A "forestry" type apparatus is also planned.
JBCC continues to anticipate delivery of a
new ARFF Truck
(at some point)
July 2017 Update April 2018
New 2019 Spartan 1500/1000 custom Pumper has been delivered.
The 4 door cab forward will become first due when in service.
It replaces a 2003 Pierce Saber 1250/750 Pumper
acquired by Lakeville in 2012.
That engine failed an inspection and failed a second time
after repairs had been made in Dec 2018.
Oct 17, 2019
The 2015 Ford F450/PL Custom Type I Ambulance A-1
went back in service following repairs after the vehicle was
damaged in an MVC in Fall 2018.
The 2008 (2018) Chevy / PL Custom Type I loaner was returned.
Update Oct 17, 2019
Marion received a grant to purchase a new 2000 gallon tanker.
Marion expects to purchase a new ambulance to replace their
2009 Ford / Braun.
Marion has acquired a former military 5 ton chassis that is
be used to build a new brush breaker to replace their 1953 Reo /
Brush Breaker 127.
MARTHA'S VINEYARD AIRPORT
MVY recently took delivery of a new ARFF Truck 941.
It appears to be a 2019 Oshkosh Striker
Mashpee has a new Tanker on order.
Expected to be a 2019 Freightliner / Emergency One
500 gpm / 2200 Gallon unit.
To replace the 1980 GMC/E-One 1000/2000 Tanker 358
Mashpee has a new ambulance on order.
2019 Ford F550 4x4 / Lifeline Type I
Mashpee Ambulance 362 (2018 Ford F550/LifeLine Type
was involved in MVC Aug 9, 2019. Out of Service.
Borrowed former Sandwich Ambulance 456
(2014 International/Horton Type I)
to serve as Ambulance 362.
Mashpee Deputy Chief C372 swapped 2013 Ford F150 Pickup
with 2013 Ford Explorer (was C373).
Mattapoisett will be getting a new fire station.
Mattapoisett Police EMS
Recently put a 2019 Ford E450/Life Line Type III
in service as Ambulance 412.
Nantucket recently took delivery of their first new brush
The breaker was built on a former military chassis by Fire-One.
It has a 650 gallon tank and rear pump.
Designated Breaker 1.
Delivered Oct 2018.
Tankers 1 & 2
Nantucket's (2) 1998 Stewart & Stevenson LMTV / 2017 Fire-One
250 gpm / 2000 gallon tankers were put in service in May 2017.
One at central station and one at Siasconset station.
Update April 2018
Nantucket put a former military 1986 Humvee in service as
in 2016 with a 90 gpm / 150 gallon skid unit to serve as a brush
and beach access vehicle.
A second 1987 Humvee has been similarly setup and will be
assigned to Tuckernuck Island.. It would replace a 2000s
Ford F350 pickup on the island.
Dec 2015 Update April 2018
Nantucket took delivery of a 2016 Ford F550 4x4 /Horton Type I
Ambulance 4 in 2016
and a 2017 Ford F550 4x4 /Horton Type I Ambulance 2 in 2017.
Dec 2015 Updated April 2018
2016 Ford F150 for Chief Car 1
2016 Deputy Car 2
(Note - I need to get to the island to
do a proper update)
The most recent unit was the 2015 Oshkosh Striker 2000/1500/210 ARFF Truck
in June 2015
Posted Dec 2015 u/d April 2018
Dive Truck 541
Oak Bluffs took over operation of the
former Edgartown Dive Truck
which is now Oak Bluffs Dive 541.
The Oak Bluffs FD also got a newer
Rehab Unit for Oscar 85.
Oak Bluffs has refurbished their 2001 Kenworth / American
Onset continues to work on a new brush breaker to replace
Breaker 148 that went out of service in 2017.
The department has a 2004 BMY Harsco 5 ton former military
chassis and will be using in house skills to build the new
It will have a 350 gpm pump and 750 tank.
Oct 2017 / Update Nov 2018
Onset voters approved replacement of their 1988 Maxim F Engine
at the 2019 District Meeting. The new engine expected to
equipment of the engine and rescue truck to reduce an apparatus.
Bid went to KME.
May 2019 u/d Sept 2019
Onset also approved purchase of a new
Orleans recently put a new Ford 550/Life Line Type I
in service as Ambulance 173 (EMS 363)
Plymouth's 2008 Emergency One Typhoon 1250/750 Pumper
caught fire in the Manomet Fire Station in January 2019.
The electrical fire did significant damage to the vehicle
but thanks to some quick action by firefighters, the engine
was pulled outside preventing the fire from damaging the
station or other apparatus. It will require significant
to return to service. One of the spare engines is filling
Plymouth is planning a 3rd Ladder company.
A 100' Emergency One Aerial Ladder truck has been ordered.
It may be assigned to a new North Plymouth Station 7 in the
April 2018 - u/d Sept 2019
Plymouth also apparently has an E-One Pumper
on order for Engine 3.
Plympton apparently took the Brush Breaker out of service.
Provincetown is in the process of getting 3 new engines.
Expected to be custom built Ferrara pumpers.
The order will replace the two engines which were damaged
by salt water during a 2018 winter storm. It took a while to get
the funding and insurance settlement but the two new engines
to replace the damaged 2002 Freightliner/Ferrara 1250/500 Engine
and the 2003 HME/Ferrara 1250/500 Engine 193 have been ordered.
The third engine is essentially a twin of E190, the 2001
Ferrara 1250/500 Engine 195. It is being replaced due to
Each will be built on short 153" wheel base chassis to minimize
overall length to fit in stations and get around Provincetown
Ptown is evaluating options for loaner apparatus or other plans
while 50% of the pumping apparatus are out of service for as
much as a year as the new apparatus are built.
Updated June 2019
The Provincetown Fire Chief's 2015 Ford Expedition Car 191
was also damaged by salt water in the storms of 2018.
It has not yet been replaced and is still in service.
Provincetown added 2 new vehicles
Car 191A - 2019 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 SUV Deputy Chief Car
Pickup Truck (No number assignment yet) - 2019 Ford F250 4 door
A 2004 former chief car is still used as a utility vehicle.
Provincetown has also acquired a surplus military LMTV
to be used
as a High Water Vehicle.
Updated Jan 2019
Rochester is expecting delivery of their new tanker.
It is an E-One, built on a large International Chassis.
Expected to be 1500 gpm, 3660 gallons, 40 foam.
Due in Oct 2019
To replace their
1988 Spartan/FMC 1500/3000 Tanker.
Update Oct 2019
2010 (2019) GMC 2500 HD / Utility body
Formerly DPW vehicle - Replaced older Pickup.
A lot of changes have been and continue to be in progress at
BREAKER 461 - OUT OF SERVICE
Sandwich has taken their 1978 (2002) Military 5 ton Brush
out of service due to mechanical reasons.
Whether or not it will be replaced is uncertain.
ENGINE 451 - OUT OF SERVICE
Sandwich has taken the International/E-One Engine 451 (E-1)
borrowed from Bourne OUT OF SERVICE.
The 500/500 Squad 454 (S-4) is running as an engine at Station
The plan is that when the new Quint comes in Oct 2019 it will be
the "engine" at Station 3. The present Engine 453 (E-3) will be
as Engine 451 (E-1) at Station 1.
Running 1st due from Station 1 initially
One of the most recent is the acquisition of a 1998 Pierce Saber
that formerly belonged to Dalton, MA. The "Squad 4",
as it will be known is white with a red stripe, has a 500 gpm
500 gallon tank. Equipped with a generator, winch, and lots of
space, the vehicle will serve a support/backup role carrying
much of the
specialized rescue equipment carried in trailers currently. The
for this vehicle, along with the next ambulance that is retired,
as special hazards company at Station 3.
May 2019 0 u/d Sept 2019
A 2019 Ford F550 / Lifeline Ambulance has been put in service
as Ambulance 456 (A-2) at Station 2.
It replaced the 2014 International/Horton Type I Ambulance 456
which is expected to be kept in reserve. (on Loan to Mashpee)
Sandwich has ordered a Ferrara 1750/500 77' Quint aerial
that will be assigned to the new Forestdale station when
approximately Oct 2019. It will be the primary first due
from that station and will be the second aerial device in town.
Sandwich acquired a used 1998 Ford pickup with a 250 gallon tank
to serve a reserve forestry role.
It also plans a new Ford F350 which will be set up as a Forestry
Ultimately, there will be (2) brush breakers in town (Sta 1 & 3)
(3) forestry trucks (Sta 1, 2, & 3)
Sandwich got two new 2019 Chevy Tahoe SUVs for
Chief Car 441 and Deputy Car 442. The previous vehicles
were traded in with the purchase.
Sandwich is expecting a Utility Pickup
and Forestry vehicle
Tisbury recently took delivery of a new 2018 International 4x4
1500/1000 Pumper for Engine 622. The new engine is all wheel
and has a larger water tank to enable it to operate in
and difficult to access areas of town. It replaced a 1987
Truro has taken delivery of a 2019 Freightliner / Pierce
1000 gpm / 3000 gallon Pierce Tender 484.
It replaced the 1987 GMC Topkick / Maxim
350/2000 gallon tanker
(Note: Believed to be last operating Maxim in Barnstable County)
Truro recently got a surplus 18' Inflatable boats with Honda 90
Truro also has a 2019 Polaris Ranger 1000 ATV
for Beach Rescue.
Wareham has a military chassis that will be used for a new
Brush Breaker to replace the last of their older 1978 Ford
Wareham has ordered a Spartan/EVI 6 wheel
walkin Heavy Rescue.
Wareham is expected to be seeking funding to replace
their 1987 Emergency One 110' Ladder truck.
Wareham has a new Squad
2019 Ford F450 crew cab with utility body
Wareham also recently put a former
in service as Squad 4, utility vehicle
Wareham has an ambulance on order.
2019 Dodge RAM 5500 4x4 / Lifeline Type I for A-2 (62)
June 2018 / Update Oct 2019
Wellfleet recently put a 2019 Ford Explorer in service
as Car 83 (C-3) to be Fire Prevention vehicle
Wellfleet is planning to replace Ladder 93.
Funding has been approved to purchase a used
quint aerial ladder when it becomes available.
2019 Ford F150 in service as Car 280.
West Barnstable has acquired another surplus military chassis
to be used for a forestry vehicle. It is a 5 ton LMTV
which will be equipped with a pump and water tank.
The 1998 LMTV they had
2017 as Forestry 288
went on to serve as Chatham's new High Water
Updated Jan 2019
West Tisbury recently put a new fire chief car in service.
Yarmouth is building a new forestry truck on a former military
Freightliner chassis. It will replace the 1975 AM General
Forestry 49 in service since 2012.
Yarmouth Tower Ladder 41
has been out of service being refurbished.
MUST BE MY SIGN
Goes without sayin'