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5 - Cape Cod - Otis Air National Guard Base >>1970
(Became Massachusetts Military Reservation 2008)
Bourne / Sandwich, Massachusetts


Runway 5/23 (NE/SW)
8000' x 200'

Runway 14/32 (SE/NW)
9500' x 200

Otis Airport Tower
121.0
Otis Airport Ground
121.6

Cape Approach
118.2

Military Airport
Originally Otis Air Force Base
ARFF by Military and civilian personnel
of Otis Fire Department


About Airport


The new Otis Fire Headquarters built in 2007


Otis Headquarters from the runway


Old Otis Fire Department crash station facing the runway


Otis Fire Department 1990s


Structural side of crash station


Otis Station 4 - Housing Area
Last one of about 5 stations that existed on the base
in addition to the crash station.




Otis Station 4 with brush breaker, Engine 4 and Engine 6.
1980s.


1975 P-4 Oshkosh Otis Crash Truck 2
1200 gpm / 1500 gals / 180 AFFF


1975 P-4 Oshkosh Otis Crash Truck 5
1200 gpm / 1500 gals / 180 AFFF


1975 P-4 Oshkosh Crash Otis Truck 2 became Truck 404
1200 gpm / 1500 gals / 180 AFFF


1975 P-4 Oshkosh Otis Crash Truck 2 became Truck 404
1200 gpm / 1500 gals / 180 AFFF


Otis Truck 2 at Canal Power Plant Tank Farm Fire 1980


Foam truck operating at tank farm fire


1976 Oshkosh P4 as Otis Truck 15 for a period of time


Otis T15


1982 Quality P-2 Crash Truck 3
1400 gpm / 2300 gallons / 200 AFFF


1986 Oshkosh P-19 Otis Crash Truck 5
1000 gpm / 1000 gallons / 180 AFFF


1986 Oshkosh P-19 Otis Crash Truck 5 (405)


Massachusetts Military Reservation Foam 405 at airport drill in Hyannis Oct 2009.


1994 Emergency One / Teledyne P-23 Otis Crash Truck 3
2000 gpm / 3300 gallons / 500 AFFF / 500 PKP


1994 Emergency One / Teledyne P-23


1994 Emergency One / Teledyne P-23 Truck 403


Otis Truck 16 - Army National Guard
1987 International S1800 / Nordic
225 gallons of mixed AFFF and 1400 lbs PKP


Old Otis pumper later owned by Sandwich Fire Department


Otis Ramp 12


1980 Dodge P-13 Ramp truck with Halon and PKP


Otis Rescue 11


1989 GMC / Landoll Rescue Truck 411
 


Otis Rescue 411


Otis Engine 4 Ford / LaFrance


Otis Engine 4


Otis Engine 6


Otis Engine 6
1974 Ford / Ward LaFrance P12 Pumper
750 /300


Otis Engine 6 - Ameritech Crash Truck (Army)

 


1997 KME P24 Pumper Engine 406
1000 / 600 / 55


1991 KME P24 Engine 407
1000 / 600 /55


Engine 407


Engine 410
2006 American LaFrance 2000/750 Pumper


Otis Truck 13 - 5000 gallon tanker with 1000 gpm rear pump and large
foam tank.  Originally runway foamer.


Otis Tanker 414
1987 International / KME
500 gpm / 2000 gallon Tanker


Otis Foam 403
2002 Oshkosh T1500 Crash Truck
1520 gpm / 1500 gallons / 210 AFFF / 500 lbs PKP
52' Snozzle with 27' reach


Otis Foam 403


Foam 403


Foam 403


Otis Foam 403 with boom extended


Foam 403


Foam 403 boom can be operated while in motion

 


Foam 403 and Otis control tower


Foam 403


Foam 403

 


Foam 403


Foam 403 in 2008 shortly before being reassigned to another base.

 


Back to the future...
1977 (Aug 2008) Oshkosh P4 takes the place of the 2002 Oshkosh as Otis prepares to become the
Mass Military Reservation Fire Department.
Photo Sept 2008 


Foam 404
2006 Oshkosh Stryker served for a couple years, until reassignment in 2008.

 


Foam 404
1975 Oshkosh P4 replaced 2006 Stryker.


Squad 415
2007 Ford / ALF mini pumper Squad.


Otis Crash Trucks on the line


Otis Crash Trucks

 
Otis Crash Crew


Massachusetts Army National Guard 179th & 180th Engineers
at Mass Military Reservation operate (2) Pierce / Oshkosh TFFT
Fire Trucks capable of 1000gpm with 1000 gal tanks, 60 AFFF, and
30 Class A. Also equipped with generator and extrication tools.

 

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