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DEPARTMENT NEWS
Apparatus - Stations - Department - Incidents
BOURNE
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Barnstable County
Updated
December 17, 2012

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APPARATUS NEWS

 

 

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Bourne Engine

 

Engine 125
Bourne has an Emergency One Pumper on order
to replace to replace the 1987 Pierce Arrow pumper
that did not pass pump test in 2012.
Expected in 2013

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Bourne Breaker

Bourne Breaker

1996 Military 2.5 ton chassis is being converted into a new brush breaker.
The new truck will have approximately 750 gallon tank.
Expected to be delivered 2012/2013

 

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Bourne Ambulance


Bourne Ambulance 134
2013 GMC / Horton Type III Ambulance
In service 2012
Replaced 2005 Ford / 1998 Horton Ambulance
 

 

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Bourne Breaker


Bourne Breaker 128
1959/1991 Kaiser Mil 5 Ton 6x6 / 2002 Greenwood Fire Apparatus Brush Breaker
300gpm - 1100 Gallons - 20 Class A
Originally built by Brewster Fire Dept
Made surplus in 2010
Transferred to Bourne FD
In service Feb 2012 at Station 2
Note: Past Breaker 128 was a 1967 Military chassis truck
 in service from 1975-2006
 

 

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Bourne Pickup


Bourne Car 143
2011 Chevy Silverado 4x4 Extended Cab Pickup
In service April 2011
Replaced 2008 Chevy Silverado damaged in Jan 2011 MVC
Vehicle serves as "Lieutenant's vehicle" typically at HQ
 

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Bourne Ambulance

Bourne Ambulance 136
2010 Ford E450 / Horton Type III Ambulance
Replaced 2004 Ford / Horton

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Bourne Haz Mat



District 1 Haz Mat ORU 12
Stationed at Sagamore Fire Station
Mar 2010 photos

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Bourne Car

Bourne Car 147
2005 Ford LTD cruiser
Fire Prevention vehicle
Dec 2008

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Bourne Car


Bourne Car 144
2003 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 SUV
formerly Car 142
Dec 2008

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Bourne Car

Bourne Car 142
2008 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 SUV
Deputy / Command vehicle

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Bourne Future Breaker


Bourne Breaker?
Bourne has taken delivery of a 1990's vintage military 2.5 ton chassis
expected to be used to replace the retired Breaker 128.
April 2008

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Bourne Pickup

Bourne Car 143
2008 Chevy extended cab Pickup
March 2008

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Bourne Rescue Boat


Bourne Marine 130
2007 Edge Water 18' / Yamaha 200 HP
 replaced 1970's 17' Boston Whaler

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Bourne Ambulance

Bourne Ambulance 133
Bourne has placed this 2006 Ford E450 / Horton Type III
Ambulance in service as A-133. It replaces the 2000 Ford / Horton.
It is running out of Station 1 during a breakin period, but will be assigned
to Station 3 ultimately. Dec 2006

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Bourne Antique

Bourne Engine No.3
1939 Buffalo pumper refurbished by Monument Beach personnel
Oct 2006


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Bourne Ladder Truck

Bourne Truck 126
Bourne's new Aerial Tower Quint was delivered in Sept 2006.
The American LaFrance Eagle has a 2000gpm pump, 300 gallon tank,
and has a 100' midship aerial tower with 2 deckguns. The only station
it will fit in is the new Sagamore Station 3 and that is where it will be assigned.
There will be several months of training before it goes in service.
It replaces the 1973 Duplex/Farrar/Grove 85' aerial ladder.
Sept 2006
 

Retired Ladder 126

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Haz Mat 12 to Return

Word is that the District 1 regional Haz Mat ORU, once housed in Sagamore,
will return to the new Sagamore Fire Station soon.
Haz Mat 12 was reassigned to the Plymouth Station 6 when Bourne got the
new Engine 123 and had no place to park HM-12.
Returned October 2006

 


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Bourne Ambulance Refurb


Bourne Ambulance 134
Bourne refurbished the 1998 Ford / Horton with a new 2006 Ford E450 chassis.
Placed in service July 2006

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Bourne Car

Bourne Car 143
2004 Ford LTD former cruiser.
March 2006




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Bourne DEP Trailer

Bourne has taken delivery of this 2005 Wells Cargo Oil Spill Prevention & Response
Trailer from the Massachusetts DEP.  It is stored at Headquarters.
Pic Jan 2006

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Bourne Future Brush Breaker

Bourne has acquired this military 5 ton to replace
Breaker 128
May 2005
 

Bourne B128 to be replaced



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Bourne New Chief Car

Car 141
2004 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 SUV Fire Chief Car
 Fire Chief Charles Klueber
(gas / automatic)
Placed in service Sept 2004


Car 147
1994 Ford LTD Crown Victoria sedan
Formerly C141 - Now Fire Inspector Vehicle.
Winter 2005
 

 

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Bourne New Rescue

Rescue 136
2004 Ford E450 / Horton Type III Ambulance
EMS 306
In Service February 2004

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Bourne New Special Hazards Trailer


 Special Hazards
2003 Avenger 20' Special Hazards Trailer
Haz Mat, spills, Dive Rescue, Etc...
Equipped with cascade air system
Photo Feb 2004

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Bourne Fire Department's New SUV

Car 142
2003 Ford Expedition 4x4 SUV
Shift Commander
In Service Sept 2003

Bourne Fire Gives up Haz.Mat 12
The State Haz Mat ORU 12 formerly housed at
Sagamore Station 3 is now housed at 
Plymouth Station 6 in Cedarville
Nov 2002

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Bourne's New Rescue Boat

Boat 2
New Inflatable Rescue Boat at Station 2
Aug 2003

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 Bourne Fire's New Engine 

Engine 123
2002 Emergency One Typhoon 1250 / 750 Pumper
Equipped with Jaws
Dec 2002
Sagamore Station 3

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 Bourne's "New" Breaker


Breaker 127

Dec 2001
1974
Military 2.5 ton chassis Brush Breaker
150 gpm / 400 gal 
Diesel / standard transmission / no power steering !

This new Breaker has been under construction "for years."
It was placed in service Dec 07, 2001 at Station #4.

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Bourne Fire Department's New Pumper

Engine 121
2001 HME / Smeal 1250 gpm - 750 gallon Rescue Pumper.
Arrived October 2001 -In service Feb 2002

Equipped with foam pro Class A & B foam injection system.
5500w generator - 1000' 4" LDH 
Will carry jaws of life, airbags, etc...
The new Engine121 is assigned to Station #1.
The 1987 Pierce (formerly E121) is now Engine 125 at Station #1.
The 1975 Maxim F Engine 125 has been retired.
Engine 124 has been reassigned to Station #2.
Engine 124 has been reassigned to Station #4.

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Bourne Fire Department's New Ambulance

Rescue 135
2001 Ford E350 / Horton Type III Ambulance
August 2001
Assigned to Headquarters

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Bourne Fire Department's New Pickup

Car 144
2001 Ford F150 4x4 Pickup Truck
at headquarters
April 2001

 

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 Bourne Fire Department Breaker

Breaker 129
1971 Jeep Corp. Military 2.5 ton chassis Brush Breaker
250 gpm / 750 gal 
Spring 2001
The Bourne Fire Department built a brush breaker in 1986
on a 1952 Reo Military 2.5 ton diesel chassis.  The 1952 chassis
was removed and the 1971 chassis installed in 2001.
Breaker 129 is assigned to Monument Beach Station #2. 

 
BOURNE FIRE

BRUSH BREAKER UPDATES 
Breaker 127 - Bourne FD has been in the process of building a medium sized brush breaker on an old 1974 Military 2.5 ton chassis for several years.  The "new" breaker is NOW IN SERVICE.  12/09/01.  It is presently housed at Bourne Station #4.  Its permanent assignment is yet to be announced.
Breaker 128 - Bourne's 1967 Kaiser Military 6x6 Brush Breaker with bar work done by Ted Young may be nearing retirement.  In service with Bourne since 1975, its water tank is failing and the apparatus is out of service more often than in service.  This truck has served well as one of the larger breakers in the area for many years of serious forest fires in the Cape and Plymouth area.
Breaker 129 - A 1971 Jeep Corp. Military 2.5 ton chassis with a diesel engine and standard transmission was recently (2001) put in service under the former body of Breaker 129 which had been on a 1952  Reo Military chassis.  The new B129 has a new paint job with a black roof.

PUMPER TO RETIRE - The 1975 Maxim F Engine 125 has been retired (Feb 2002). This pumper, which served initially as Engine 6 and then as Engine 5, was in recent years assigned to the Monument Beach Station 2. It has a lot of body rot and will be retired.

BOURNE APPARATUS MOVES
Bourne moved several of its apparatus around in recent years. 
Engine 122 (the 1994 International/E-One) was moved from Station #2 to Station #4. 
Engine 124 (the 1995 International /E-One) was moved from Station #4 to station #1.
Both Engines carry jaws tools. 
Engine 125 (the 1975 Maxim F) was moved from its duty as Jaws Engine at Station #1, was reassigned to Station #2 (in a semi-retirement mode). 
Squad 131 (the 1979 Ford/Pierce Mini Pumper) was reassigned from its long time assignment at Station #3 to Station #2.  This move was necessitated by the assignment of an ambulance at Station #3.  

R133 - EMS Rescue 303
Bourne placed Rescue 133 (EMS 303) in service at Headquarters in 2000. The 2000 Ford E450 Super duty / Horton Type III Ambulance becomes the fourth Ambulance in Bourne's fleet.
R133 was reassigned to Station #3 in 2001.

R134 - EMS Rescue 304
Bourne Rescue 134 (EMS 304) is a 1999 Ford E450 super duty / Horton Type III Ambulance. Purchased in 1999, it is assigned to Pocasset Station #4. 
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STATION NEWS

 

 

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New Bourne Fire Station 3

Sept 9, 2006


New Bourne Station 3 opened March 10, 2006.

 


Sagamore Station 3
December 2005


Construction at the new Sagamore Station 3 progressing
October 2005


October 2005


October 2005


October 2005



July 2005


June 2005


June 2005


June 2005 - Soon to be replaced Sagamore Fire Station 3 and Sagamore Rotary.


MAY 2005
New Bourne Station 3
Construction has been underway at the Meetinghouse Road site.
Steel began going up last week.


March
2005
Footings are in and foundation is starting to take shape.

February 2005
Construction has begun on the new Sagamore Fire Station on
Meetinghouse Road in the vacinity of the Postal Facility and
Old Plymouth Road.

STATION 3


Sagamore Fire Station 3

With the new "Fly over" project under way at the northern end of the Sagamore Bridge,
construction has begun on a new fire station in Sagamore.  The fly over will eliminate the
Sagamore rotary that the present fire station is on.  The fly over will be a straight highway
on and off the bridge and a new system of under passes, over passes, and ramps that
will change the entire area of the bridge.  The Fire Station will be located about 1/2 mile
east of the present station, on Meetinghouse Road near Old Plymouth Road and the
Post Office.  Construction began in the winter of 2005.
 

 
BOURNE STATION 3 DAMAGED

A pickup truck driven by a diabetic driver smashed into the Sagamore Fire
Station #3 at the Sagamore rotary early in the morning July 15, 2004. 
The building sustained heavy damage, as did the 2002 E-One Typhoon pumper E-123.  The patient was treated and transported to the hospital.  The engine will be out of service
for an extended period while repairs are made and the station will have to be
repaired as well before reopening the damaged section.  This structure is
due to be replaced by a new facility if and when the Sagamore Bridge
'flyover' project to remove the rotary begins.
 

 

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

 
 
 New Fire Chief
 


Bourne has announced the appointment of Martin Greene as the new fulltime Fire Chief in Bourne effective January 2011. A swearing in will be held on Monday January 24th.
Acting Chief Daniel Doucette will return to his Deputy position. Acting Deputy Paul Weeks returns to his Lieutenant position.

 New Acting Chief
Bourne Fire Department new acting chief Daniel Doucette (2008)
 

Bourne Fire Department
Regrets to announce the passing of retired call Captain Edward Braley on June 12, 2009.
Capt. Braley served as a member of the Bourne Fire Department for 50 years,
25 of which as Captain at the Monument Beach Sta 2.
Wake Tuesday June 16, 4-7, Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home, MacArther Blvd.
Funeral Wednesday June 17, 2009, 1100 hours at Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home,
burial to follow at Monument Beach cemetary.
Capt Braley was father of Plymouth Batt Chief Dan Braley and Fire Marshal Trooper Ken Braley.
(photo Capt Braley at one of his last fires before retirement, Chickadee Lane, Feb 8, 2007)
June 13, 2009
Chief Retires / New Acting Chief
Bourne Fire Department chief Charles Klueber retired in December 2006 after 4 years as chief and several decades on the department.
Deputy Chief David 'Skip" Kingsbury has been appointed as Acting Chief until a new chief is selected in the Spring of 2007.  Updated Dec 2006.
New Deputy Chief
Bourne Fire Department appointed Joe Carrara as Deputy Chief, Group 3.  Summer 2006
Deputy Dies
Bourne Fire Department Deputy Chief Robert Berry passed away on April 21, 2006 at age 54.  He was still an active member of the department when diagnosed with cancer.  Deputy Berry was a former Army vet serving in Viet Nam. He was the lead investigator for Bourne FD.  Full department honors were provided during the funeral service on April 26, 2006.
Firefighter Dies
Bourne Fire Department Firefighter William "Billy" E. Palmer was buried with full department honors on November 23, 2005.  FF Palmer died from cancer at age 57.  He was the senior active member on the department with 35 years of service at the time of his passing.  He also served in the Army as a Sergeant and was buried at the National Cemetery at Otis.
New Bourne Fire Chief
Charles Klueber has been appointed Fire Chief of the Bourne Fire Department. (2002). He worked his way through the ranks in Bourne, serving for a number of years as Deputy Chief, and most recently serving as acting chief since 1999. 
Bourne 2001 Runs
Bourne Fire Department responded to 3,005 incidents in 2001, an increase of 66 runs from 2000. The increase of 2.2 % represents an average of 8.2 responses per day in Bourne.
 

 July 1, 2005 - Bourne Braces For Devastation

Bourne Fire Department personnel in 1972.
(Back to the Future again??)

 

   The Bourne Fire Department is bracing for the unimaginable devastation that will accompany a failure to pass a Prop 2-1/2 override this October.  The fire rescue department covers 41 square miles and protects a year round population of over 18,000 residents.  Bourne responded to approximately 3,444 emergency calls in 2004 (#7 busiest on Cape, up over 100 calls from 2003). 
   There are (4) fire stations with an on duty compliment of (9) personnel (8 minimum).  Present staffing is distributed between (3) staffed stations:
Station 1 - Buzzards Bay: (1) Deputy, (1) Lieutenant, (3) Firefighters
Station 2 - Monument Beach:  No On Duty Staffing, Call Personnel Only
Station 3 - Sagamore: (2) Firefighters
Station 4 - Pocasset: (2) Firefighters
    All personnel in Bourne, as in other Cape towns, are cross trained in firefighting and as emts and paramedics.  Some are trained in other specialties such as Haz Mat, technical rescue, water rescue / dive team, etc...  Each firefighter works a minimum of 42 hours a week consisting of two 24 hour shifts every 8 days.  There are (4) groups of firefighters needed to cover 24 hours a day every day.
    Bourne, because it is split by the Cape Cod Canal, is a difficult town to protect on a good day, with long response times to sections of town in Sagamore and the southern Pocasset and Cataumet areas of town. Traffic conditions around the Canal add to the long response times, particularly this time of year, when the population in town is at its peek.

   A budget shortfall in July 1991 led to the layoffs of 12 of the 36 fulltime firefighters
at that time.  This led to the closing of both Station 3 & 4 and the loss of an ambulance south of the canal in town.  In 1992 Bourne responded to 1753 emergencies (about half what they respond to today) Pocasset re-opened with an ambulance and engine and (2) personnel in 1994. Sagamore re-opened years later with an ambulance and engine and (2) personnel. The location of ambulances in the outer sections of town (Sta 3 & 4) has been of great benefit to the residents in those areas that waited upwards of 20 minutes for an ambulance to come across town before that.
   Bourne has just barely gotten back to the 36 personnel level they were at 15 years ago, now doing twice the number of runs.  The call department that once made up much of the difference in the previous hard times has shrunk to about a dozen members.
   If the override vote fails in October, an estimated 14 Firefighter/Paramedics would be lost.  This would reduce the on duty staffing to about 5 or 6 personnel operating from a single fire station in Buzzards Bay.  Bourne would close its only staffed station south of the Canal and would not staff the brand new Sagamore station being built by state and federal funding of the Route 3 Flyover project (Bourne can't even pay for its own fire stations).
    As we all know, calls come in bunches.  Two or three at a time usually.  Ambulance crews are out of town up to an hour or more and even today, those stations are empty with no fire or ems personnel in them until the crews gets back.  The impact on emergency responses to fires and ems calls in the town of Bourne, as well as the neighboring towns that give and receive mutual aid almost daily already, is hard to comprehend.  It is safe to say that if Bourne can not find a way to fund its fire and ems department, fire and ems protection in the town of Bourne will be theoretical on paper and less than minimal in real life.  If will effect the safety and wellbeing of the personnel and residents of the town considerably to loose 14 of the youngest members of the department, all of whom are paramedics.  The loss of these personnel, all of whom have been trained and equipped at considerable expense to the town, will have long term effects on the department.  
    Harwich just went through a similar loss of 6 personnel, including 5 paramedics.  Other towns are also facing potential problems.  These are extremely difficult times for some departments and while the towns must work within their means, it makes no sense to eliminate the "essential services" that save lives and protect the community.  Homeland Security is the current buzzword.  Where is Homeland Security without at least a few firefighters and paramedics in each fire station?  Unbelievable!  
    
 

 
 

 

INCIDENT NEWS

 

 
 
 
 

56 Squateague Harbor Road, Cataumet
Monday August 2, 2010 - Approx 1400 hrs
2nd Alarm
 

Meza Luna Restaurant
253 Main Street, Buzzards Bay
Saturday, October 20, 2007 - 1639 hrs
5 Alarms
Photos by Brian Messier
 

48 Chickadee Lane, Pocasset
Thursday - February 8, 2007
2nd Alarm

2 Easting Road, South Sagamore
February 7, 2007 - approx 1500 hrs
Working Fire


35 Old Plymouth Road, Sagamore
Thursday November 23, 2006 - 0100 hours - Thanksgiving
2nd Alarm

 


185 County Road, Monument Beach
February 26, 2006 - 1625 hrs
Working Fire

 
 

 

 

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