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Oak Bluffs Fire Department
PO Box 1327
6 Firehouse Lane
Oak Bluffs, MA  02557
Department
Stations
Apparatus
Personnel
Radio
Run Cards
History
News
Community
Emergency    911
Emergency    508-693-1212
Non Emer      311
Business        508-693-0077   Fire
Business        508-693-5380   Amb
FAX               508-693-6726
Dispatch        508-693-1214
Dispatch        154.325  91.5   WQAS 838  
Operations    153.770 114.8  WPRS 252
Ambulances   158.790 91.5    WNMJ 229
Police             158.850  91.5    "860"
Dept Freq      154.445
Station           WPQZ 444 Base
Dispatch by   Dukes County Communications

Fire Chief                           C-510
(         )

Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts
Dukes County
Martha's Vineyard

Established 1884
1 Fire Station     8 Apparatus
 80 Call FD Personnel - 35 EMS     
6 Career EMS - 100 Total
 Apparatus 500s

Area                 7.4 Square Miles
Population        3,735  (2010)
Density             504 per sq mile
                         [Wiki data]

2000   xx Calls
2010   xx Calls
2019   xx Calls
2020   xx Calls

Sta.1    Sta.2
Sta.3    Sta.4

4 Engines
1 Ladder
0 Brush
3 Ambs
1 H Res
0 Cars
4 Misc

   ON LINE PRESENCE
OAK BLUFFS FIRE RESCUE Website
 

Leadership - Officers:   
Fire Chief                                                  Car 510                   (         )
Deputy Chief Manuel "Manny" Rose         Car 511                   (2020)
 

NOTE: September 2020, OB Police Chief Erik Blake is serving as "administrative executive"
for the Oak Bluffs Fire Department, while former Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling serves as a
"civilian technical advisor" as the department restructures. Manny Rose was recently promoted to
Deputy

IAFF: Local

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Email Contact
General Info:
Fire Chief

 

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Total Personnel
 

Career Personnel
(   )   Fire Chief
(   )   Deputy Chiefs
(   )   Captains
(   )   Lieutenants
(   )   Fire Prevention
(   )   Firefighters
(   )   Admin Sec

Including:
(   )  Paramedics
(   )  Basic EMTs
(   )  First Responders

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Call Personnel:
(   )   Fire Chief
(   )   Deputy Chiefs
(   )   Captains
(   )   Lieutenants
(   )   Call Firefighters     

Including:
(   )    Paramedics 
(   )    Basic EMTs 
(   )    First Responders

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Staffing:
There are (   ) Groups of (   ) Personnel
Minimum staffing is (   ) per shift
Each group works an average (   ) hour week on a (   ) day totation
The work week includes (   ) shifts from ____ to _____
The work schedule is:

Station staffing is:      (   ) Station __  (   ) Station __
Minimum Staffing is: (   ) Station __  (   ) Station __

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Station:
Station (  ) staffing is:          (   ) Officers, (   ) FFs
 

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Dispatch by:
Dispatched by

E911 PSAP:          DUKES - Dukes County Communications
E911 Backup:        BSO - Barnstable Sheriff's Department
911 Secondary:     N/A - Dukes County Dispatches Fire Department

 

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NOTES:
Previous Officers

Interim Fire Chief Martin Greene    (2020-2020)
Fire Chief John Rose      (2014-2020)
Fire Chief Peter Forend  (2007-2014)
Fire Chief Dennis Alley  (       -2007)

Deputy Shawn Broadley   (      -2020)


 

Oak Bluffs is one of the oldest departments on the Island protecting a very congested and historic town, with a major waterfront.

The fire department has approximately 80 call members. The EMS rescue squad has approximately 35 members, some of whom are also members of the fire department.  All EMS personnel are EMTs, about 6 are also Paramedics.  While the fire department is all call, there are about 6 fulltime EMS personnel, that along with other members provide day coverage of usually 3 EMT-Bs and 1 EMT-P.  1/2006

Peter Forend new fire chief July 1, 2007 replacing long time chief Dennis Alley.

Fire Chief John Rose appointed full time chief Mar 2014.

DCHD Town Profile

OAK BLUFFS POLICE DEPARTMENT
2 Oak Bluffs Ave, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557   PO Box 1504
Phone     508-693-0750
FAX       508-693-7657
Police Chief Erik Blake

1979 APPARATUS ROSTER
OAK BLUFFS FIRE DEPT
M-40    Fire Chief
M-41    Engine #1 - Pumper. Maxim, 750gpm, 350gal, master stream, foam
M-42    Engine #2 - Pumper. Maxim 500gpm, 300gal, high X Foam
M-43    Engine #3 - Pumper. Maxim. Diesel, 1000gpm, 350gal, foam, 3" DJ supply hose
M-44    Engine #4 - Pumper. Maxim. 750gpm, 500gal
M-45    Ladder #1 - Ladder Truck. 55' Aerial, 250gpm, 500gal
M-46    Deputy Chief
M-47    Asst Chief
M-48    Hose #1 - Hose Carrier. Chevy Mil. 250gpm, 550gal, 4" poly supply hose on reel.
             pump & roll, AWD, plan to make brush breaker 750gpm
M-49    Civil Defense

 

1995 APPARATUS ROSTER
OAK BLUFFS FIRE DEPT
STATION #1       Wing Road & County Road.
M-40     C-510     Fire Chief Nelson Ameral
M-47     C-511     Asst Chief Denny Alley
M-48     C-512     Asst Chief Norton
M          C-518      Fire Investigator
M-49     C-519     CD Director
M-41     E-521     1990 Emergency One 1250/500 Pumper. Red, 4 door CF
M-42     E-522     1980 Emergency One 1000/500 Pumper. Red, 2 door CF
M-43     E-523     1992 KME 1250/500 Pumper. Red, 4 door CF
M-44     E-524     1964 Maxim S 1000/500 Pumper. Red
M-45     L-551     1958 Maxim S open cab 250/200  65' Aerial Ladder Truck. Red
M-46     R-561     1980 GMC 4x4/E-One 250/275 Mini-Pumper. Jaws. Red

 

Updated  01-04-21