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DEPARTMENT NEWS
Apparatus - Stations - Department - Incidents
SANDWICH
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Barnstable County
Updated
May 15, 2018

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APPARATUS NEWS

 

 


SANDWICH CAR
 

Sandwich Command Car
Ford F150
2018 On Order
 


SANDWICH FOAM TANKER

Sandwich Foam Tanker 465?
2018
Uncertain
The newer chassis planned to replace the 1973 GMC Foam Tanker
was ready for the foam tank to be mounted.
Option of foam trailer being considered instead.
Spring2018



SANDWICH FOAM TANKER 465
1973 GMC (2004) Foam Tanker
1500 gallons
Out of service, new chassis being fitted with foam tank.
April 2018

 


SANDWICH AMBULANCE

Sandwich Ambulance 457
2018 Ford F550 4x4 / Life Line Type I Ambulance
May 2018

 


SANDWICH BREAKER

 

Sandwich Breaker 462
1991 BMY Harasco 5 ton / 2017 Fire One Brush Breaker
150 / 750
April 2018

 

Oct 2017

Sandwich Breaker 461
1978 Military 6x6 5 ton / 2002 Sandwich FD built Brush Breaker
250 gpm pump & roll - 1000 gals
 

FORMER
Sandwich Breaker 463
1953 Studebaker Military 6x6 / 1975 Ted Young Brush Breaker
250 gpm pump & roll - 1000 gals - Class A
Retired in 2016

 


SANDWICH FORESTRY

Sandwich Forestry 468
The 2010 Ford F-350 has had the pickup body replaced
with a flatbed style.
Sept 2017

 


SANDWICH TRAILER

Sandwich UTV 454 Trailer
The former Hyannis 1993 Pace Haz Mat Trailer 807
has be re-gifted to Sandwich to trailer the UTV 454.
Aug 2017  

 


SANDWICH PICKUP

Sandwich Car 440
2017 Ford F350 Pickup
Mar 2017

 


SANDWICH TANKER

Sandwich Tanker 464
2008 (2016) Freightliner 6x6 / 2002 Fire One Tanker
300 gpm - 2500 gallons
Dec 2016

Replaced
(2008) 1987 Mack R 6x6 / 2002 Fire One Tanker
300 gpm - 2000 gallons - 200 gal Class A foam tank
 


SANDWICH AMBULANCE

 

Sandwich Ambulance 459
2016 Ford F550 4x4 / LifeLine Type I Ambulance
Nov 2016

Replaced
2008 Ford E450 / Horton Type III Ambulance went in service Dec 2008
 

 


SANDWICH CAR

 

Sandwich Car 441
2016 Ford Explorer 4x4 SUV Fire Chief Car
Fire Chief William Carrico II
Nov 2015 
 


SANDWICH CAR

 

Sandwich Car 442
2016 Ford Explorer Interceptor 4x4 SUV
Deputy Chief John Burke
Sept 2015
 


SANDWICH CAR

 

Sandwich Car 443
2015 Ford Explorer Interceptor 4x4 SUV
EMS Supervisor Vehicle
Sept 2015

 


SANDWICH CAR

 Sandwich Car 455
2008 Ford Taurus
Community Wellness Car
Originally Deputy Car
Served as Fire Prevention C467
Sept 2015

 


SANDWICH AMBULANCE

 Sandwich Car 467
2014 Ford Interceptor 4x4 SUV
Fire Prevention Car
Oct 2013

 


SANDWICH FIRE DEPT

SANDWICH FIRE DEPT
Sandwich has acquired a couple surplus military apparatus.
One expected to serve as a "high water" evacuation vehicle
and the other as a potential replacement chassis for a brush truck.
Sept 2015

 


SANDWICH ENGINE

Sandwich Engine Tanker 452
2015 Sutphen 4 door cab forward Engine-Tanker
2000 gpm - 1500 gallons
Mar 2015

 

Replaced
Engine 452
1994 KME Renegade 1250/750
Retired Mar 2015

 


SANDWICH CAR

Sandwich Car 442
2013 Ford Interceptor 4x4 SUV Deputy Chief Vehicle
Deputy John Burke
Was Fire Prevention C467
Aug 2014

 


SANDWICH CAR

 

Sandwich Car 467
2008 Ford Taurus SEL Fire Prevention Car
Was previously Deputy Car 442
July 2014

 


SANDWICH CAR

Sandwich Car 467
2013 Ford Interceptor 4x4 SUV Fire Prevention Vehicle
Oct 2013
 


SANDWICH CAR

Sandwich Car 455
2007 Ford Explorer 4x4 SUV
Formerly Fire Prevention Vehicle 467
Oct 2013
 


SANDWICH AMBULANCE

 

Sandwich Ambulance 456
2014 International Navistar 4300 / Horton Type I Ambulance
Oct 2013

 


SANDWICH FIRE BOAT

Sandwich Fireboat 429
2013 Moose Boats 37' Catamaran Fire Rescue Boat
2500 gpm pump - Foam - 2 monitors
Summer 2013
 

 


SANDWICH AMBULANCE

 

Sandwich Ambulance 458
2012 International / Horton Type I Ambulance
May 2012

 

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Sandwich Tower Refurb

Sandwich Tower 450
The 1996 Sutphen Aerial Tower quint
has been sent out for a full refurbishing Nov 2012.
Expected by summer 2013.

 
 
 

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Sandwich Car

Sandwich Car 460
2010 Ford Expedition SUV
Duty Officer
Aug 2010




Sandwich Car 455
2003 Chevy Tahoe
Formerly Car 460
Reassigned Aug 2010

 

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Sandwich Ambulance

 

Sandwich Ambulance 457
2009 Ford E450 / Horton Type III
Jan 2010

 

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Sandwich Forestry

Sandwich Forestry 468
2010 Ford F350XL 4x4 pickup truck
225 gallon skid tank / pump
In service Sept 2009

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Sandwich Engine



Sandwich Engine 453
2009 Sutphen 1500/750/40 Pumper
Nov 2009

Sandwich Engine 452
1994 KME Renagade 1250/750/100 Pumper
Formerly Engine 453
Reassigned as Engine 452 in Nov 2009

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Sandwich Ambulance



Sandwich Ambulance 459
2008 Ford E450 / Horton Type III
Dec 2008

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Sandwich Car

Sandwich Car 442
2008 Ford Taurus
Deputy Chief Car
Aug 2008

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Sandwich Future Breaker

Future Sandwich Breaker
1993 International AWD chassis / former Otis Mil Tanker
to become a brush breaker
2008/2009?
 
 

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Sandwich Tanker


Sandwich Tanker 464
(2008) 1987 Mack R Chassis / 2002 Fire One
400 gpm / 2000 gals / 200A
Built summer 2008
Replaced 1980 Military 6x6 chassis tanker



Future Sandwich Tanker 464
Sandwich picked up a couple surplus apparatus chassis recently.
This 1987 Mack former tanker will have the tank removed and
the chassis shortened. The tank and pump from the current Tanker 464
will be placed on this chassis, replacing the present chassis.
JN photo

Replaced this military chassis

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Sandwich New Car

Sandwich Car 442
2008 Ford Taurus SEL Deputy Car

 

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Sandwich New Ambulance

Sandwich Ambulance 456
2007 Ford E450 / Horton Type III Ambulance
New 4th Ambulance
Delivered Aug 2007

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Sandwich New Rescue Pumper

Sandwich has ordered a new Sutphen Rescue Pumper to be delivered in late
2006 or early 2007.  The rescue pumper will have a 1500 gpm pump, carry 750 gals, and
have a foam system, as well as rescue tools.
The new engine is expected to replace Engine 1 at HQ. The present Engine 1 (KME)
would probably be reassigned to Station 3.  The present Engine 3 (Pierce) would
probably be assigned to Station 2.  The present Engine 2 (Maxim) would be retired.

 

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Sandwich Car


Car 443
2007 Ford Expedition 4x4 SUV
EMS Officer
 

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Sandwich Car

Car 467
2007 Ford Explorer
Fire Prevention
Feb 2007

Sandwich Apparatus

New 467 - 2006 Ford Explorer for Fire Prevention
Replaces black 2000 Ford LTD sedan taken out of service already

Car 443 - 1999 Ford Explorer formerly used as EMS officer vehicle
will be reassigned as a utility vehicle at station 3.

Car 440 - the 2004 Dodge Ram pickup presently serving as a utility vehicle
at Station 3, will be reassigned to Station 1.  The skid tank/pump from the
former 468 will be put into 440 making it a Forestry vehicle.

Forestry 468 - The 1995 GMC Utility-Pickup Forestry unit
will be taken out of service

Nov 2006

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Sandwich Car

Car 442
2004 Ford LTD former cruiser
Used by EMS officer
Oct 2006

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Sandwich Ambulance Refurb

Ambulance 458
2006 Ford E450 / 2000 Braun Type III Ambulance
Refurbished 2006.
Back in service Nov 2006

 
Original look

 

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Sandwich New Chief Car

Car 441
2006 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 SUV Fire Chief Car
New chief's car replaced 2001 Ford LTD cruiser damaged in MVA during
summer of 2006.

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Sandwich DEP Spill Trailer

Sandwich has received one of the Massachusetts DEP Spill Containment Trailers.
Nov 2005

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Sandwich New Pickup Truck


Car 440
2004 Dodge Ram 2500 4x4 extended cab Pickup Truck
To replace the 1988 GMC pickup at Station 3
September 2004

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Sandwich New Foam Tanker


Foam Tanker 465
1973 GMC 7500 / 2004 Foam Tanker
1500 gallon 1% ATC Class B Foam tank
3000 gpm Foam Deckgun
Chassis was originally Sandwich Tanker 1
To go into service Sept 2004 at Station 2

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Sandwich New Air / Lighting Unit


Almost completed March 2005


Air 449
1999 Ford E450 chassis / 2004 Superior
Multi-bottle 6000 psi Cascade Air System
11,000 KW Generator / Lighting plant
Formerly 1999 Rescue 457 chassis
Delivered Aug 2004
 

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Sandwich Ambulance Refurbished

Rescue 457
2004 Ford E450 chassis / 1999 Braun Type III Ambulance
Refurbished by Lifestar

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Sandwich Breaker Retired


Breaker 462
1967 Kaiser MIL 6x6 Brush Breaker Retires.
Sandwich back down to 2 breakers until a new 462
is built at some time in the future.

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Sandwich Breaker Refurbished

Breaker 463
2003 Refurb of 1953 Studebaker 6x6 Brush Breaker.
New motor, transmission, 1000 gallon poly water tank, new pump, bodywork, etc...
The work was done in house by Sand FD FF Keith Lehmann, the second major
breaker project in the past few years.  B463 is now back at Station 3.


Breaker 463 as it looked prior to the refurbishing.


Breaker 463 during renovations Nov 2002.

 

Ambulance Plans
Rescue 457 will be sent out soon to be rechassied. 
The 1999 Ford E450 chassis is expected to come back and be used
for a future air supply / lighting vehicle.
Fall 2003

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New Sandwich Fire Dept SUV

Car 460 
2003 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 SUV
Shift Commander
In service Sept 2003

The former Patrol 460 (1995 GMC pickup) has been re-designated as Patrol 468.

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Sandwich Fire Department Trailers

Haz Mat & Tech Rescue 
2002 Wells Cargo trailers for Haz Mat / Pollution Control
and Technical / High Angle rescue
  June 2003

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Sandwich EMS Vehicle

Car 443 
199 Ford Explorer SUV
EMS Officer. June 2003
Formerly Fire Prevention 467.

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Sandwich Fire Prevention

Car 467
2002 Ford LTD Crown Victoria
June 2003.

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Sandwich's "New" Look

Sandwich Fire Department added stripes and large numbers to their apparatus over the 
past year or so.  Here is Engine 451 (E-1).

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Sandwich Fire Department's New Tanker

Tanker 464 
Nov 2002
This 1980 AM General Military 6x6 5 Ton / 2002 Fire One Tanker
was delivered in October 2002.  It will be Tanker 464 at Station 2.
The new tanker has 2000 gallon water tank, 200 gallon Class A foam tank,
and 400 gpm pump.  There are 10" quick dump valves on rear both sides.
It also has a 2100 gallon folding tank.
The new tanker is at Station 2 East Sandwich.

The new Tanker 464 officially went into service in June 2003.

 
Future Tanker 464 
Former military chassis March 2002 Photo

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Sandwich Fire Department's New Breaker


Breaker 461

In Service May 2002
Sandwich Firefighter / Mechanic Keith Lehmann designed and built the new breaker.

Breaker 461
1978 Military 6x6 5 ton / 2002 Sandwich FD built Brush Breaker
250 gpm pump & roll - 1000 gals
(diesel / standard)


B461 was under construction for several years.
(
New Breaker on March 2, 2002)

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Sandwich Refurbishing Rescue 459

 

Rescue 459

July 2002

Sandwich has sent their 1997 Ford/Braun Type III Ambulance
out to be re-chassied and refurbished with 2002 chassis.
It  is back with 2002 Ford E450 Chassis / refurbished by Life  Star.
Nov 2002.

SANDWICH FIRE
 
C441 - Fire Chief Car
Sandwich Fire Department placed this 2001 Ford LTD Fire Chief's Car in service as C441.
It replaced a 1993 Ford LTD car.



R458 - EMS Rescue 308
Sandwich placed this 2001 Ford E450 super duty / Braun Type III Ambulance in service as
Rescue 458 (EMS 308) at Station 1. 

R457 - EMS Rescue 307
Sandwich placed a 1999 Ford 450 Super duty / Braun Type II Ambulance in service as Rescue 457 (EMS 307) at Station 3.

C467
The SFD Fire Inspector is driving a 1999 Ford Explorer 4x4 SUV color maroon..
July 2002
Sandwich FD has added reflective stripes and unit numbers to fire apparatus.  Sandwich just received all new Scott 5.0 SCBA with 45 minute bottles and buddy breathing systems.  Sandwich is also in the process of refurbishing the 1952 Studebaker brush breaker B463.  It is getting  a new motor, drive shaft, body work, and water tank.  Work being done at Sand HQ.  Rescue 459 will be going out for a new chassis summer 2002.

 

 
 
 
 


STATION NEWS

 




 

Sandwich Fire Stations  

Construction in Progress

EAST SANDWICH FIRE STATION 2

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.
An addition to the rear of the station will provide living space.
U/D Jan 2018

 

&

Construction in Progress

FORESTDALE STATION 3

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 and work is under way.
U/D Jan 2018

 



 

Sandwich Stations Approved

FUTURE FORESTDALE FIRE STATION
The architect's drawing of the Sandwich Fire sub station for Forestdale Station 3.
Construction is under way.
Update Feb 2018

 

Police and Fire Stations Approved 

SANDWICH VOTERS APPROVED STATIONS
Sandwich has needed to upgrade its emergency services facilities for decades.
The police station and 3 fire stations are all inadequate having been built in
the 1970s.  A proposal to build a new Police and Fire Headquarters station
and build a new fire sub station was rejected in 2013.

The town went back to the drawing board.
On May 2, 2016 voters approved funding to move forward with a new Police
Station at Cotuit Road & Quaker Meetinghouse Road. 

They also approved building a new fire station on that site to replace the
1970s Forestdale Fire Station 3 which is currently on Route 130.

While no funds were approved for headquarters on Route 6A downtown,
funding was approved to make the East Sandwich Fire Station 2 ready
for staffing.  It was built in the early 1970s as essentially a garage with
no living quarters of facilities for staffing.

East Sandwich Station 2 to be renovated and made inhabitable for staffing.


 

Forestdale Station 3 to be replaced by a new station at Cotuit Road &
Quaker Meetinghouse Road with a new Police station.  The station was
first staffed in 1993 as that section of town has grown considerably.

The combination Fire and Police Headquarters originally proposed in
2013 which was rejected at the time.

Present Sandwich Station 3
March 2017 photo

East Sandwich Station 2
April 20, 2018

 

 

New Forestdale Fire Station 3 and Police Headquarters
April 20, 2018

 

 

 

Sandwich Station "19"

Sandwich Fire Department
The Sandwich Fire Department has moved their Foam Tanker 465
into a stall in Building 19 at the NRG Canal Power Plant.

The Foam Tanker had been stationed at East Sandwich Station 2
but insufficient staffing and a need for apparatus space
made the relocation to the power plant necessary.

The tanker was designed with the power plant in mind
many years ago. It was special called to the recent gasoline
tanker rollover and spill at the Bourne State Police rotary
in March 2015.
March 2015


 









 

 

Architects view of proposed combination fire and police HQ
that failed to be approved in 2013.

 

 

Sandwich Fire Stations
Sandwich Fire and Police stations are all small and antiquated.
Efforts to solve this situation have been in the works for the past
few years. The most recent plans brought to the community for support
are to build a new central fire / police station on town property at
Cotuit Road and Quaker Meeting House Road in Forestdale.
The current police station would close and the stations in
Sandwich and Forestdale would be combined into the new HQ.
Because the town is so large and can not be properly covered from a
single station, a second new station on town property at the other
end of Quaker Meeting House Road at the High School is needed.
This would replace and cover currently unstaffed East Sandwich
and provide additional response for downtown Sandwich.

In summary, 3 current fire stations and 1 police station to
be replaced by (2) new facilities.
Plans are on line for viewers to evaluate.
Hope is to seek funding in 2013.
 


Sandwich Fire Headquarters

 

Sandwich Dispatch

SANDWICH EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS
The Sandwich Police Department has been the 911 PSAP in town for years.
The police station right next door to the fire department would take calls and
transfer them next door for fire and EMS response. The center was staffed by
police officers, typically 1 per shift on a rotating assignment basis.

Early in 2016 that will be changing. Joint efforts between the fire and police
department are preparing the equipment, policies, procedures, and personnel
to open a combined communications center at the police station.

Currently the 4 civilian fire dispatchers work 24 hour shifts in the fire station
while police officers work the desk on 8 hour shifts. With the hiring of several
more civilian dispatchers, all fire, EMS, and police dispatching will be done
by 2 dispatchers sitting next to each other in communications center. All will
be cross trained to dispatch any type of incident, provide EMD, or greet the
public who come in to file complaints or have other business.

The communications center currently has 2 fully functional consoles
and one the move is made, a 3rd console will be brought over from the
fire station to allow for an extra position should it be needed at some time.

While older consoles were usually made up of steel panels and buttons,
today it is all done with a computer screen and a mouse / keyboard.
Dispatchers can see 911 data, mapping, a log, and status of various
resources directly in front of them and monitor various cameras located
around the station on another tv display. 

Posted January 1, 2016

 

New Sandwich Dispatch console
January 2010

Sandwich old Dispatch

 

 

 
 

 

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 




 

Sandwich Fire Chief William Carrico, II (right) has been the Chief in Sandwich since 2014.
He has accepted a Fire Chief position with the Medfield, MA Fire Department and May 4, 2018
was his last day with Sandwich FD.  Deputy Chief John J. Burke (left) will serve as Interim Chief.




 

SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Fire Chief William C. Carrico II has announced he will be leaving Sandwich May 4, 2018 to take the Medfield, MA Fire Chief position.  Carrico has been Chief in Sandwich since 2014.  During that time he successfully saw the funding and plans to renovate and staff the East Sandwich; replace the Forestdale station with a new sub station; hire over a dozen new personnel; improvements of several vehicles including a new engine-tanker and brush breaker; and move of fire dispatch to town-wide public safety dispatch center at police station. Chief Carrico previously served as Chief in Halifax and Deputy in Duxbury. Best wishes in his next assignment.
April 2018


SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Sandwich regrets the passing of retired Lt. Peter Beauchemin on December 16, 2017, age 76. He served with the Sandwich Fire Department for 32 years.  He was a Marine and most recently served on the Board of Selectmen.
Dec 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

 

 

SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Congratulations to Captain Scott Ames upon his retirement after nearly 40 years on the Sandwich FD.
Sept 1, 2017



SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Sandwich Fire Department has announced that the department has received a SAFER Grant to hire an additional 8 firefighters in order to open East Sandwich Fire Station 2 by Christmas 2017. 
With the upcoming retirement of Captain Scott Ames, the department has announced the pending promotion of Lt Sean Butler to Captain.  The following will be promoted to Lieutenants: FF Rory Black, FF Daniel Brun, FF Brian Leary, FF Larry Machado, FF Joshua Glazier, and FF Jon Houde.  Congratulations to all.
August 14, 2017   

 


SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Sandwich Fire Department was awarded a $1.2 Million SAFER grant in 2016 and has been hiring and training 8 new members that will bring staffing to a level that will allow staffing of all 3 fire stations. Funding was also approved in 2016 to build a new fire station in Forestdale, at Quaker Meeting house and Cotuit Road with a new Police station, and to renovate the East Sandwich fire station to enable it to be staffed.
March 14, 2017

 

SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
FF Robert "Jittery" George retired after more than 48 years as a member of the Sandwich FD on Aug 25, 2016. The senior member of SFD began his fire service career as a Jr firefighter in 1968 and was hired fulltime in 1973. He played a major role in the Sandwich FF Union Local 2196 and served the department in many ways over the years. Two of his sons are currently on the job as well.  Best wishes "Jit" in your retirement!
Aug 26, 2016

 

SANDWICH FIRE DEPT
Sandwich voters approved funding for construction of a new Police Station to be built at Cotuit Road & Quaker Meetinghouse Rd. Also approved was funding for a new Station 3 to be built on the same site as the Police station.  That station will replace the present Station 3 on Route 130.  Funding was also approved to make the East Sandwich Station 2 ready for future staffing by adding basic facilities that station has never had. Funds to hire additional personnel to staff East Sandwich were not approved at this time.  May 2016

 

Sandwich at Smoke House Oct 2015






CHIEF ALVEZI PASSES

SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Chief
Ferdinand Louis "Freddie" Alvezi
Age 88 on June 2, 2015
He served as the first fulltime fire chief in Sandwich for 25 years
from 1965 to 1989.
He served in the US Navy during WWII
Chief Alvezi is shown above (center pointing) at the 1980 tank farm fire
at the Canal Electric Plant.

Visiting Hours Friday June 5, 2015  4:00 - 8:00 PM
Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home
154 Route 6A, Sandwich

Funeral Mass Saturday June 6, 2015 10:30 AM
Corpus Christi Parish
324 Quaker Meeting House Road, E Sandwich
with internment at Sandwich Town Cemetery to follow 

 

SANDWICH FIRE DEPT
The Sandwich FD will not be housing an engine at the East Sandwich Station 2. The department recently purchased a new Engine-Tanker to replace the engine housed at that station. There are only a few members living in that part of town and the station remains unstaffed despite years of attempts to add personnel to open it. The station was never designed to house personnel and has served as a call station only since built in the early 1970s. The new engine will be housed at the main station down town. A brush truck and tanker will remain in the station on Route 6A.  March 2015.
 

 

SANDWICH FIRE DEPT
Congratulations to former Lt. Jason Viveiros who has been selected as the new Fire Chief in the Town of Halifax, MA. He will replace former Halifax chief William Carrico II who interestingly vacated that position to become the chief in Sandwich!

Longtime Lieutenant Richard Lizzotte retired from Sandwich FD in July 2014. Congrats and best wishes!

Tammy Pimental has been promoted to Lieutenant. She is the first female to hold the position in Sandwich. Congrats.

Dan Keane has been promoted to Fire Prevention Officer replacing JJ Burke who was  recently promoted to Deputy Chief.
August 2014

SANDWICH FIRE
Sandwich FD Deputy Chief Thomas Corriveau is retiring July 2014 after many years with the Sandwich FD. The new deputy chief will be John "J.J." Burke who has previously served as the Fire Prevention Officer. June 2014

 

SANDWICH FIRE
The new Sandwich Fire Chief  William Carrico II began serving Sandwich in February 2014. Chief Carrico previously served as the Chief at Halifax Fire since 2009 and before that served as a Deputy Chief in Duxbury FD. He replaces Chief George Russell who recently retired. Welcome Chief.
Feb 2014

SANDWICH FIRE
Sandwich has selected William Carrico to serve as the new Fire Chief. Carrico has been the Halifax Chief since 2009. Prior to that, he served as the Deputy in Duxbury. He replaces retired chief George Russell.  Jan 2014

 

SANDWICH  FIRE
Fire Chief George Russell has announced his planned retirement in January 2014. Chief Russell is a long time member of SFD serving as a paramedic and officer, and Chief since 2005.   Sept 2013

SANDWICH  FIRE DEPT
Hopes to fund a new fire/police headquarters failed to pass town meeting and election funding in spring 2013.

 

SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT

Regrets to announce the passing of retired Firefighter Vincent "Vinny" Harrington, a member of the volunteer, call, and permanent Sandwich Fire Departments serving more than 38 years. He was the first permanent firefighter hired by Sandwich and a founding member of Local 2196 IAFF. Vinny passed away after a long battle with cancer on March 28, 2011. Wake will be Sunday March 3, 2011 from 3:00 - 7:00 at Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home on Route 6A in Sandwich. The funeral will be Monday March 4, 2011 at 11:00 hours at the funeral home, with burial to follow at the Town Cemetery on Route 130.

 

 

 


  

FUNERAL

RETIRED SANDWICH FIREFIGHTER
VINCENT HARRINGTON
LAID TO REST
APRIL 4, 2011

 

Sandwich Farewell

 
James W. Silva
Retired Firefighter / EMS Officer / Paramedic
Sandwich Fire Department
Passed away on September 22, 2010
at age 59.
Wake on Sunday Sept 26, 2010 3-7
at Nickerson Bourne Funeral Home
154 Route 6A in Sandwich
Funeral Monday Sept 27, 2010
1000 hours
at Nickerson Bourne
with burial to follow at
Sandwich Town Cemetery.
 

Sandwich Fire Department has announced some promotions. Lt. Scott Ames has been promoted to Captain. FF Sean Butler and EMS officer Jason Viveiros have been promoted to rank of Lieutenant. Congratulations guys!
Oct 19, 2007
Sandwich appointed Thomas Corriveau as Deputy Fire Chief effective Oct 1, 2007. Corriveau has been a long time member of the Sandwich FD, serving as a paramedic and Captain.

Sandwich Fire Department regrets to announce the death of Lt. David J. Boles on Sept 8, 2007.  Wake at Corpus Christi Church in Sandwich on Sept 13. Funeral at Corpus Christi Church on September 14th @ 1030 hrs with burial to follow and Sandwich Town Cemetery on Route 130.

Sandwich has added computers in ambulances.  Oct 2006
    Sandwich has named Robert Black as Captain of Group 2 and Richard Lizotte as Lieutenant on that Group.  These promotions were made following the promotion of Captain Russell to Chief.  Capt Black has served as Lieutenant on that group for a number of years.  Both are also paramedics.  Dec 2005.

   Several long time members recently retired.  FF Mech Keith Lehman, EMS officer Jimmy Silva, and Insp Ron Santos are among the retirees.


New Sandwich
Fire Chief George Russell
Sandwich has a new fire chief.  Captain George Russell was appointed as chief on October 13, 2005. Chief Russell is a long time member of SFD.

 

Sandwich Chief Retires
Sandwich Fire Chief Dennis Newman has retired effective August 31, 2005.  Chief Newman began his service to Sandwich in 1965.  He became a fulltime firefighter in the 1970s and was later promoted to Lieutenant.  He served as chief for approximately 18 years. 
Sandwich Fire Department 2001 Runs
Sandwich responded to 2,874 incidents in 2001 compared to 2,670 in 2000.  This is an increase of 204 runs or +7.4% over last year.  This is an average of  7.9 incidents per day.
 
 

 

INCIDENT NEWS

 

 






  SANDWICH 5TH ALARM
Sandwich firefighters were dispatched at approximately 0630 hours on Thursday June 26, 2014
to a reported fire at the New Bedford Waste Services company at 295 Service Road, Sandwich.





TUPPER ROAD FIRE
Spectacular Sandwich fire on September 30, 2012
destroyed an old Antique building on Tupper Road near Town Neck Road.
Mutual aid from several communities, Bourne, West Barnstable, MMR to the scene.

GARAGE FIRE
Sandwich responded to a fully involved private garage fire on Great Hill Road
on May 31, 2012. The structure was destroyed. Mutual aid from COMM FD.

 

Open Trail Road, The Ridge Club, Sandwich
Memorial Day May 31, 2010 - approx 1235
3 alarms for a house fire with a "backdraft" type explosion
that injured 2 Sandwich fighters

 

Sandwich, Webster Street
Aug 18, 2008
2nd Alarm
 

Sandwich Mass Casualty Incident Drill
June 5, 2007

 

Main Street, Sandwich
June 9, 2005
cat rescued

 
 

 

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