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Cape Cod, Massachusetts


Original Feature Posted April 26, 2004 - Re-launched January 28, 2012
Updated April 14, 2016

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CAPE COD AREA
FIRE / RESCUE BOATS
Cape Cod is a bent arm shaped peninsula surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean,
Nantucket Sound, Buzzards Bay, and Cape Cod Bay in the southeastern
part of Massachusetts.

To the south of Cape Cod are the islands of
Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Numerous fire / rescue departments protect the communities on the
Cape and Islands. Each of these departments have salt water bays
and fresh water ponds that they are responsible for.

There are a few actual "fireboats" in the area, but most of the departments
use boats for rescue purposes.

Boats are listed here by community / department name
beginning with Cape Cod communities, followed by the Islands,
and Plymouth County.

 

RELATED LINKS
Each of the departments in the area are extensively covered
throughout the CapeCodFD.com website.

HYANNIS FIREBOAT 808
HYANNIS BOAT FIRE
MENEMSHA USCG BOAT HOUSE FIRE

 

CAPE COD DEPARTMENTS
Barnstable Fire District
Bourne Fire Department
Brewster Fire Department
(COMM) Centerville-Osterville-Marstons Mills Fire District
Chatham Fire Department
Cotuit Fire District
Dennis Fire Department
Eastham Fire Department
Falmouth Fire Department
Harwich Fire Department
Hyannis Fire District
Mashpee Fire Department
Orleans Fire Department
Provincetown Fire Department
Sandwich Fire Department
Truro Fire Department
Wellfleet Fire Department
West Barnstable Fire District
Yarmouth Fire Department
 

ISLANDS DEPARTMENTS
Aquinnah Fire Department
Chilmark Fire Department
Edgartown Fire Department
Oak Bluffs Fire Department
Tisbury Fire Department
West Tisbury Fire Department
Gosnold Fire Department

Nantucket Fire Department
 

PLYMOUTH COUNTY DEPARTMENTS
Carver Fire Department
Duxbury Fire Department
Kingston Fire Department
Lakeville Fire Department
Marion Fire Department
Mattapoisett Fire Department
Middleborough Fire Department
Onset Fire District
Plymouth Fire Department
Rochester Fire Department
Wareham Fire District


Dennis Fire Department

DENNIS MARINE 118
2007 Safe Boat 25 foot
Former USCG Boat
Acquired by Dennis in 2012
Painted red in 2012
At Bass River Marina
Previous Marine 118 transferred to Yarmouth Fire

 

 

DENNIS MARINE 117
Station 1
1972 Boston Whaler 17' Boat

DENNIS MARINE 118
Dennis Bass River Marina
2000 Ambar 22' Rigid Hull former USCG Boat
In service 2007

 

 

DENNIS MARINE 119
Dennis Sesuit Harbor
1990's Boston Whaler 22' Guardian
Acquired in 2007 from Chatham Harbormaster


Eastham Fire Department



EASTHAM BOAT
1990's Avon 13' Inflatable

EASTHAM BOAT
1990's Avon 13' Inflatable
Photo 2011

EASTHAM MAINE 152
Eastham / Rock Harbor
2011 Eastern 22' Boat / 115 HP Evinrude
Shared by Fire Dept, DNR, and Harbormaster

 

EASTHAM MAINE 153
Eastham / Goose Hummuck
2015 Avon 20' Rigid Hull Inflatable
Twin Yamaha 90 HP
 

EASTHAM MAINE 154
Eastham  Station
2004 Avon 13' Rigid Hull Inflatable
In service 2015

 

 

 
Falmouth Fire Department

FALMOUTH MARINE 1
Falmouth Harbor
2005 Viking Welding 31' Aluminum Fire / Rescue Boat
Twin Honda 150 HP
350 GPM
Equipped with dive door
Photo July 2007



FALMOUTH BOAT 1
Falmouth Fire Station 1
1967 Boston Whaler 17' boat
50 HP Evinrude


FALMOUTH BOAT 2
Falmouth Fire Station 1
2005 Achilles 11' Rigid Hull Inflatable

 


Harwich Fire Department

HARWICH MARINE 74
Harwich Station 2
Aluminum boat once used at Station 2
 

HARWICH MARINE 74
Harwich Station 2
1980's 17' Boston Whaler
Johnson 90 HP

HARWICH MARINE 76
Harwich Saquatucket Harbor
2001Ambar 22' Rigid Hull Inflatable
Former USCG boat
Acquired in 2007

Note" Harwich took this vessel out of service in 2013.


 

 

HARWICH MARINE 77
Harwich Saquatucket Harbor
Harwich Harbor Master / Fire Rescue Department
Put in service 2013
Replaced Marine 76 taken out of service
 

HARWICH MARINE 78
Harwich Station 2
2003 18' Safe Boat
Johnson 90 hp
Replaced Marine 74

 

 

 

 


Hyannis Fire District

HYANNIS MAINE 808
2009 Metal Craft Firestorm 30
 
Hyannis took delivery of their new Metal Craft Fire Storm 30 on Sept 6, 2009.
Built in Kingston, Ontario, the new fireboat was brought home over 5 days via
the Erie Canal system to the Hudson to Long Island Sound and to Cape Cod.
Equipped with twin diesels and jet drive propulsion, the new boat cruises along
at about 35 knots in all kinds of seas. It is equipped with a 1750 gpm pump
and has 3 monitors, 2 remotely controlled from the cabin. It also carried 35 gals
of AFFF and has full electronics.

SEE MORE OF M-808



HYANNIS MARINE 808
Marine 808 is moored in Hyannis Harbor near the steamship wharf.



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HYANNIS M-808
Hyannis utilized this 1990 Sea Ark 21' Aluminum former USCG boat
for a year or two while the new fireboat was being built.
2009
 


Equipped with diesel motor





MARINE 808
"Reliance"
The Barnstable Police  Department and Hyannis Fire Department
acquired this former USCG boat in 1996. The 32' boat had a 750 gpm
pump and served as the only fireboat in the area for years.
It was replaced in 2007.
Docked next to steamship authority.


 


 
Fireboat 808
Off Hyannisport during Figawi Race May 2005

 



The Hyannis Fireboat "Reliance" was called to duty on
December 10, 2003 battling the Crosby Yacht fire in Osterville
where 4 large storage sheds were destroyed along with some
125 boats.

HYANNIS BOAT 809
1970's Boston Whaler 13 foot boat
 


Mashpee Fire Department

MASHPEE MARINE UNITS
Marine 359 2005 Edge Water 18' boat / Yamaha 115 HP
with 1979 Boston Whaler 17' boat

MASHPEE BOAT
1991 Avon 10' inflatable with Johnson 9 HP

 


Orleans Fire Department

 

ORLEANS MARINE 178
2007 Safe Boat 25 foot
Former USCG Boat
Acquired by Orleans in 2012.
 

 

 

ORLEANS MARINE 601  (was 178)
2007 Safe Boat 25 foot
Former USCG Boat
Acquired by Orleans in 2012.
Renumbered M-601 in Oct 2013

 

ORLEANS MARINE 167
2000 Anbar 22' Inflatable  / 150 HP Mercury
Acquired surplus by Orleans in 2008

 

ORLEANS MARINE 602  (was 167)
2000 Ambar 22' Inflatable  / 150 HP Mercury
Acquired surplus by Orleans in 2008
Refurbished and repainted summer 2014

 

ORLEANS MARINE 167A
1990's Mako 19' boat / Yamaha 115 HP

 

 

ORLEANS MARINE 167B
2000 Avon 8' inflatable / Evinrude 15 HP


 

 

 

Cape Cod, Massachusetts

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