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DEPARTMENT NEWS
Apparatus - Stations - Department - Incidents
WEST BARNSTABLE
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Barnstable County
Updated
July 24, 2014

[ APPARATUS ] [ FIRE STATIONS ] [ DEPARTMENT ] [ INCIDENTS ]
 


APPARATUS NEWS

 

 


Engine Refurb

Engine 294
2002 Pierce Dash CAFS Pumper
Refurbished Fall 2012
Back in service Dec 2012

 


Antique Refurbished

Engine 292
West Barnstable's 1956 Ford / Bean high pressure pumper
Refurbished for parades, etc by WBFD Association
Fall 2012


New Forestry

West Barnstable Forestry 290
2011 Ford F450 4x4
100 gpm / 200 gallons
In Service March 2012
Replaced 2004 Ford Patrol 290

 


Special Hazards

Special Hazards 287
2004 Ford F350
Originally Patrol 290
Converted to Special Hazards in 2011
Replaced former Ambulance Special Hazards 287

 


New Air Trailer

West Barnstable Air Trailer
2011 Scott Cascade Air Trailer
Purchased for regional use
Fall 2011
 

 


New Forestry

New Forestry Vehicle
Military 2.5 ton
August 2010
 


Special Hazards

Special Hazards 287
Former Ambulance 293
equipped for support and air supply

 


Tanker 286

West Barnstable Tender 286
1990 Oshkosh
500 gpm / 5000 gallons
Shortened and lightened for tanker shuttle use
Photos 2011

Tanker 286
March 2010 photo
 

New Tanker?


Also seen behind the  West Barnstable headquarters....
Oshkosh 5000 gallon former fuel tanker....
Dec 2007


West Barnstable New Ambulance


West Barnstable Ambulance 293
2007 Chevy C4500 / Lifeline Type I Ambulance
EMS 330
In service Dec 2007




West Barnstable New Pickup

Car 280
West Barnstable purchased this 2007 Chevy Silverado 2500
as Car 280.  It will serve general utility purposes.
March 2007
 


West Barnstable "New" Quint


West Barnstable received a federal grant for approx $350,000 to purchase a new or
slightly used 75' Quint aerial ladder.  May 2005
West Barnstable has purchased a used 2002 Pierce Quantum 75' Aerial Ladder Quint
with a 1500 gpm pump / 400 gallon tank.  It was bought from Lake County, FLA.
Arrived in February 2006
To be dedicated February 26, 2006


West Barnstable Lighting Plant

West Barnstable received one of these Magnum 6000w Generator / Light towers.
Oct 2005


West Barnstable Tanker


West Barnstable Tanker 296 returned to service in May 2005.
It was completely rebuilt including a new pump, water tank, body work, etc..
And the new color scheme.

 
West Barnstable "New" Tanker



Tanker 298
West Barnstable acquired this 1975 Dodge 3,500 gallon tanker surplus from the
Lanesborough, Mass Fire Department.  The tanker is not equipped with a pump
but would be capable of dumping its tank rapidly into a dump tank.  The tanker will
be in service while Tanker 296 is out being refurbished.  It may even be kept after
that for the district with no water system.
January 2005
Returned to Mass Surplus following return of ET-296 in May 2005.



West Barnstable Tanker Refubishing



Tanker 296
The 1985 Pierce 2000 gpm / 3000 Gallon tanker was sent out to be completely refurbed
in January 2005.  The chassie up refurb includes replacing tank, pump, some body work,
and repainting with new red-white-blue color scheme.  It is expected to be back in service
in late spring 2005.



West Barnstable "New" Patrol



P-290
The new Patrol 290 was delivered in November 2004.
The 2004 Ford F350 4x4 pickup with a Knapheide utility body
is equipped with the 100 gpm / 200 gallon skid pump with class A foam system.
November 2004.





West Barnstable Truck Destroyed

P290
Patrol 290 was destroyed when struck from behind by a tractor trailer while stopping to assist a motorist on Route 6  February 20, 2004.  The driver was not seriously injured.  The
department is currently using the DEM Patrol 3 truck as P290.  Plans are to seek funds
for a new Ford Pickup Truck with a Utility body and pump at the 2004 Annual meeting.


Temporary P290
On loan from the DEM

West Barnstable's New CAFS Pumper




Engine 294

2002 Pierce Dash Compressed Air Foam System Pumper
1500 gpm - 750 gallons - 50 foam
Delivered May 10, 2002
Placed in service at the end of June 2002

West Barnstable Chief's New Vehicle

Car 291

2001 Chevy Suburban 4x4
Fire Chief John Jenkins

West Barnstable Engine 294 Retired

West Barnstable Fire Department - Engine 294 - WBFD voters approved funding on April 25, 2001 to replace their 1979 International/ Pierce 1000/1000 pumper Engine 294. The 23 year old pumper was retired and sold to an out of state department in June 2002..

 
 


STATION NEWS

 

 

 

West Barnstable was one of the stops made by a black bear recently.
The bear seems to have crossed to Cape Cod Canal somehow and
has been reportedly moving down Cape over several days.
May 2012

The stain glass window at the West Barntable Fire Station had been damaged in last
year's Hurricane Irene. It was recently repaired and placed back where it belongs.
May 2012

 

Stained glass window in front of fire station lit up at night March 2006
 
 
 

 

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

 

WEST BARNSTABLE DEPUTY

WEST BARNSTABLE DEPUTY
Congratulations to Deputy Chief David Paananen.
Deputy Paananen has been with the WBFD for many years
most recently serving as a Captain. WBFD was recently
awarded a grant that is helping to fund the position.
May 12, 2014

 

West Barnstable Engine 292
Bringing  Santa to
2012 Stuff-A-Bus in Hyannis
Dec 2012

WEST BARNSTABLE REGRETS TO ANNOUNCE...

Retired West Barnstable Deputy Chief Craig S. Pye
passed away on January 25, 2011 after a lengthy battle with illness.
Deputy Pye served 40 years with WBFD from 1969 to 2009.
He had been one of the early Cape paramedics and served
many years in department leadership.
MORE

 

West Barnstable Fire Hydrants
For display only at West Barnstable HQ
July 2007
 



WEST BARNSTABLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Dozens of  friends and family showed up to congratulate Senior Private Bob "Fingers" Crocker
upon his retirement from the West Barnstable Fire Department after 32 years of service as a
call fire fighter. More


West Barnstable Fire Department congratulates Sr. Pvt Robert Crocker.

New Radio Frequency
WBFD a new radio frequency 33.04 with call sign WQDR 782.
The new channel gets WBFD off the 33.48 frequency they have shared
with Barnstable FD for years. The low band channel is used during
simulcast of the 800 mhz radio onto pagers.  The new channel should
be in use around Jan 1, 2007.

 

Ladder 297
The "new" Pierce Quint Ladder 297 was "wet down"
at a ceremony on February 26, 2006

The old Ladder 197 Maxim was eventually sold on E-Bay
 

24 Hour Staffing
WBFD has begun staffing Headquarters on a 24 hour schedule as on Jan 1, 2006.
One paramedic is on duty 24 hours a day.  Week days have 2 personnel on duty.
Additional staffing utilizing call firefighters will be done as possible.  A new group
system has also been instituted with a call officer assigned to each shift.
A number of former Sandwich and Barnstable fire fighters have joined WBFD
after those departments shut down their call departments
 

New Chief

 New West Barnstable Fire Chief
Joseph Maruca
Sept 21, 2005
Maruca served as WBFD Captain for many years prior to appointment.

 


Chief Jenkins Retirement

John Palmer Jenkins has been the Fire Chief in West Barnstable since 1973. 
He retired on Saturday March 12, 2005 after completing 32 years as Fire Chief. 
His service to the citizens of West Barnstable and to the
fire - EMS service on Cape Cod has been honorable and outstanding.
His leadership and friendship could always be counted on and will be missed. 
We wish him all the best in his retirement years.

Congratulations!
A replacement has not yet been named. Deputy Chief Craig Pye will be in charge until a new chief is named.
West Barnstable Runs 2001
WBFD responded to 443 incidents in 2001, up 12 calls from 2000. The 2.8% increase represents an average of 1.2 calls a day.
West Barnstable Fire
Former Deputy Chief Richard R "Butch" Clough, age 61, passed away suddenly while hunting in New Hampshire on Friday November 17, 2000. Butch was a past member of the Hyannis, COMM, and WBFD departments.
West Barnstable Fires
Two multiple alarm fires struck WB on May 11, 2002.  The first on Packet Landing Road destroyed the large home of Aerosmith band member Tom Hamilton at 1847 hours.  As firefighters responded to that fire, a second fire was discovered at 2346 Meetinghouse Way, just up from the fire house.  This fire involved an occupied horse barn.  As firefighters called for additional help, both fires became fully involved.  Water supply was a major problem as were some exposure concerns.  More
 
 

 

INCIDENT NEWS

 

 
 



West Barnstable Structure Fire
The end of Navigation Road
April 26, 2012

West Barnstable Medflight
Landing Lumbard Field
March 28, 2006

West Barnstable 2nd Alarm
Craigville Motel
June 13, 2005

 

West Barnstable Drill
Parker Road
June 2002

Two Multiple Alarm Fires
May 11, 2002
3 Alarm house fire on Packet Landing
and a 3 Alarm horse barn fire on Meetinghouse Way
burning at the same time

 
 

 

 

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