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

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APPARATUS NEWS

 

 
 
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Sandwich Ambulance

 

 

Sandwich Ambulance
Sandwich  has been authorized funding for a new ambulance.
Likely to replace A-456 2007 Ford / Horton
Expected 2013

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Sandwich Tower

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 Fire Boat
 

 

Sandwich Marine Unit
A Homeland Security grant is helping Sandwich build a
new fire - rescue boat. The bid went to Moose Boats in California.
The newvessel will be approx 37 in length with a catamaran type hull,
(2) 1000 gpm pumps, and jet drive propulsion.
Similar boats are in service at Massport and Old Saybrook, Ct.
The boat would be a great asset to the Cape Cod Bay, Canal, and
Buzzards Bay areas that have previously limited service.
Expected in 2013.

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Sandwich Breaker
 

 

 

Sandwich Breaker
1993 International chassis is being built as a medium size brush breaker.
In progress 2011
Uncertain completion date.

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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
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

New Sandwich Dispatch console
January 2010

 

 

 
 

 

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

 

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

 

 

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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