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WELCOME TO CAPECODFD.COM............ONLINE SINCE SEPT 11, 2000............Live from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA........This site is a privately owned and operated website.......It is not an "official" website of any fire rescue department.......This site is here to provide you with information and images about the fire rescue departments in the Cape & Islands area of southeastern Massachusetts.......LISTEN LIVE TO FIRE RADIO AS YOU ENJOY THE SITE........You will find here..... Information on Fire Departments....Fire Stations....Apparatus....Communications....Mutual Aid....News........Rosters.......Patches....and much more.....  SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE PHOTOS OF..... Apparatus built by........Ahrens Fox...American LaFrance...Mack....and  Maxim......Features on Brush Breakers.....Fireboats......ARFF Apparatus....... Fire Houses across the USA.......The  FDNY.... Major Incidents including.....Multiple Alarm  Fires......Drills......other events..........The site is frequently updated....... we try to provide you with the latest information..........the best links to other great sites..........and much more .....So keep coming back...... Keep checking us out.... Email your thoughts..... Stay in touch...... Stay Safe...... God Bless The USA!                 
 

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11-25-21  Small update
The new Eastham Fire Chief Dan Keene was promoted Nov 19, 2021.
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Check 11-14-21  Home Pages Updated.
New Mashpee Car 375
New Wareham Tower 1
Updated Wareham S-4
Feature - Hyannis Capt Lawrence Retirement Party photos.
 

Check 11-05-21  Home Pages Updated.
Added new Joint Base C401, C402
Update Sandwich TSU Trailer 466
Feature Sandwich Burn Trailer Training
Feature Harwich Wide Area Search Drill
 

Check 11-02-21  Home Pages Updated.
New Bourne C144, C145, C146.
New Dennis Engine 112 arrived.

Check 10-25-21  Home Pages Updated.
Updated several rosters and other pages.
Updated photos Hyannis E3, E4, E6, C9
Updated photos Provincetown E193
 

Check 10-20-21  Home Pages Updated.
Added Several New Features:
New: COMM W/F Dory Circle, MM Oct 19, 2021
New: Hyannis Training Captain Brian Lawrence Retiring Last Day Oct 19, 2021
New: COMM Recognition and Promotions Ceremony Oct 18, 2021
New: Dennis Fire Department Promotions Ceremony October 18, 2021
New: Hyannis Retirement Party Lt Robert Hennessy Oct 16, 2021
Update: Hyannis Lt Robert Hennessy Retired June 30, 2020.
Announcements:
Cotuit Deputy Joseph Pouliot has retired.
Cotuit Fire Chief Paul Rhude has announced plan to retire soon.
Barnstable Deputy Chief Richard Pfautz announces plan to Retire Feb 2022.
 

Check 10-15-21  Home Pages Updated.
Updated some Apparatus
New COMM C301
New BMA RIV 816
New PTown A-594
 

Check 10-07-21  Home Pages Updated.
Onset Fire Station has opened.
The Mass District 1 Haz Mat Truck 12 has been reassigned from Bourne to the new Onset Station.

Check 09-30-21  Home Pages Updated.
Eastham Fire Chief Kent Farrenkopf has announced his planned Retirement in Nov 2021.
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Welcome to CapeCodFD.com
     CapeCodFD.com went online on September 11, 2000. Our mission is to be the single most comprehensive resource providing information, images, and news about the  fire / rescue departments serving the Cape Cod & Islands area of southeastern Massachusetts, USA.
     We hope that this site will meet or exceed your expectations. If so, you may find that it can serve as a daily hub from which to find whatever you need to know about the fire rescue service in the Cape Cod area and beyond.
     The site continues to grow and evolve to serve you better. Your questions, observations, corrections, contributions, and general comments are always welcome so please send us an E-Mail.

An Unofficial Website
     CapeCodFD.com is a privately owned and operated website. There is no such thing as the "Cape Cod Fire Department." The area is served by many different independent fire departments and agencies. This is NOT an official site for any of those departments.
     While it is our intent to always bring you the most accurate, informative, and useful information, we can't guarantee that. The information and content within this site is therefore the sole responsibility of CapeCodFD.com and not the fire departments or agencies themselves.
     For official information or services, we recommend you contact the specific department directly and they will gladly serve you.

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About This Site

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In The Beginning
     The roots of CapeCodFD.com could be tracked back to the early 1970s, when as a teenager, I first started listening to fire departments on the radio.
    The first scanner I ever owned was a primitive, 8 channel, crystal controlled radio that literally opened up a whole new world to me. It enabled me to listen to my local fire department and many of the other fire departments on Cape Cod. I quickly began to learn the language and what all those radio numbers and call signs represented. It was back then, that I began making written lists to use as a reference guide for my own use when listening to the scanner.
     Eventually, I had amassed a considerable amount of information about the departments and apparatus.

Written Directories
    In 1992, I self-published my first Barnstable County Fire Departments Directory, which contained a ton of information about the Cape Cod Fire Departments and their apparatus.
    That first Directory was a lot of work, but quickly proved to be the place to go to look something up. I sold a number of copies to folks like myself, who saw the value in having that information at their finger tips when they needed it.
     In 1995, I once again self-published a second, larger, and even more comprehensive version of the Directory. Again, it was a huge amount of work to accomplish, but served its purpose for years to come.
     At the time, my intention was to continue to publish similar updates every few years as enough changes would warrant. 
     By the late 1990s, some of my friends had started using this new thing called the Internet and they were using their laptop computers to build websites of their own. It looked like fun, and I started thinking about how it might be a different way to share information, the way the Directories had, with the additional advantages of sharing color photos and updating information as it changed.

Born on September 11, 2000
     I had done a lot of work and had my basic website built over the Summer of 2000. I chose September 11 to be the date I would first publish CapeCodFD.com online. It was cleverly based on the relatively new (at the time) Emergency Phone Number 911.
     The purpose of the new website was simply to become an online place for people to go to when looking for information about the fire departments on Cape Cod. The early version was relatively basic, but based in many ways on how the Directories worked. Essential information about the departments, stations, apparatus, and other useful facts. The opportunity to utilize photos in addition to the information helped make the site work.
     There was no way at the time of knowing what 9/11 would come to represent just 1 year later.
    

The Latest News

     From the beginning, the idea was to be able to use the site to share information about the departments, stations, apparatus, incidents, and whatever else was going on.
    The Home Pages, essentially the "A" Section of this site include the Welcome, Headlines, Apparatus, Stations, Department News, and more. These include the latest news and updates of the site.

Fire & EMS Department Profiles
     The core of CapeCodFD.com are the Reference Pages. The site covers approximately 50 Fire & EMS Departments within 4 Counties in Southeastern Massachusetts.
     Each of the departments are currently profiled within the FIND DEPARTMENTS tab that includes all the Department Profiles..
   
 Approximately 100 Stations are included within the FIND FIRE STATIONS tab.
     There are over 300 Apparatus within the FIND APPARATUS tab.
     Another way to view departments is by the FIND ROSTERS pages.
    
There are additional pages and information to check out.
      

Special Features
     One of my favorite sections is within the Special PHOTO FEATURES section. These are many pages covering Apparatus, Stations, Incidents, and much more listed by year for reference and of interest.
     Among these pages are some of the larger collections, or more frequently updated features including:
ARFF Crash Trucks
Brush Breakers,
Ahrens Fox
American LaFrance
Mack,
Maxim

Fireboats
      Somewhere along the way, I began photographing and documenting FIREBOATS. As a result, CapeCodFD.com has become home to one of, if not the LARGEST COLLECTION of FIREBOAT PHOTOS from around the USA and beyond.
Among these pages are an incredible collection of HISTORIC FDNY FIREBOAT Photos.

There is More!
Other Photo Features Include:
Old Cape Fire Stations
Fire Stations across the USA.

There are several features on visits:
FDNY in 2001
FDNY Blessing of Fleet 2011
Hawaii in 2009
LA County "Station 51"
Johnny Gage visit to Cape Cod 2004
Nashville TN 2011
Punta Cana, D.R. Vacations 2014 & 2015
Cross Country Trip 2015
Long Island Visit 2015
On The Road 2015
Cross Country Trip 2016

On The Road Again - Florida Spring 2017
On The Road Again - Florida Fall 2017

Checkout other interesting special features such as Air Force One visit to Cape Cod August 2010,
Retirements, Promotions, funerals, Chili Festivals, Drills, apparatus parades and events, and more

There have been some spectacular fires....
Crosby Yacht Yard 2003
Provincetown Whaler's Wharf Fire 1998
Hyannis 4 Alarm Condo fire 2001,
2 Fires in West Barnstable 2002
Eastham Third Alarm 2004,
Osterville Fires 2005,
General  Alarm at Taunton State Hospital 2006,
6 Alarm Fire in Boston 2007
 ,
4 Alarms Hyannis Iron House 2010,
5 Alarms Onset Cranberry Warehouse 2010

2 Alarm Hyannis Pearl St Structure fire 2011
3 Alarm Hyannis Calvary Church 2012
Spectacular Sandwich Tupper Rd Fire 2012
Centerville Loomis Ln Fire 2013
2 Alarms Falmouth Springs Bars Rd 2014
2 Alarm Bourne Transfer Station fire 2016

and many more....

There are many other features... check them out and enjoy!

Listening Live
     One of the coolest things to do is to listen live to the action while you are looking at this site. While we do not provide the service, a number of sites do and you should check them out.
     You can listen to the Cape Cod area, or if you want, you can listen to Boston, Providence, FDNY, or any number of other great sites.
     CapeCodFD.com added a Cape Cod Area Fire Departments Live Radio Feed in Dec 2016.
    

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SOME OF YOUR GREAT COMMENTS

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Britt

I am currently part of the forward deployed aircraft carrier USS KITTY HAWK stationed in Japan. I have been away from home for over a year and about a half now. I have just recently been given orders to go fight the war on terror in Afghanistan. I was residing in the town of Bourne, MA where I had done a day long observation with the fire fighting team and EMS. I have been an aspiring firefighter since I was born. I love what you have done with this web site it has been a moral booster on those six month deployments on the water and knowing that the job that these firefighters have been doing to keep my family and community safe has been fantastic. I wanted to give you big thanks. Keep up this great web site!

ABHAN Guarino, Michael

USS KITTY HAWK
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Hi Britt,

 
Just wanted to share with you about my special boy.  Our son Chad is 8 years old and has Asperger's Syndrome, a high functioning form of Autism.  Since he was about 1 year old he has been "into" fire trucks. He has only grown to love them and all that goes with it as he gets older.
 
I don't know how I discovered your web site, but needless to say it is the motivation I  needed to get him to school lately.  He really hates going and the teachers are becoming more insistent he not talk about firefighting.  So each morning before he leaves for school we come to your web site and are going thru each state.  He gets to pick a couple favorites which I print for him and he takes them to school.  We give them to his teacher (he's in special ed.) and when he completes reading or math he gets to spend a few minutes relaxing and looking at them.
 
He is also into the old Emergency show and watches an episode or 2 daily.  He also likes Adam 12.  He and his Dad play each night at bedtime the they are Roy & Johnny! 
 
Well Britt, this is longer than I planned but I just wanted you to know the joy you have brought our little boy.  Thanks so much.
 
Sally Clark
Yakima,WA
 

Britt,
 

THE BEST COMPREHENSIVE FIRE WEB SITE I'VE SEEN AND I'VE SEEN A LOT...

THIS IS BY FAR THE BEST SITE IN ALL ASPECTS TO A LOCAL FIRE INTEREST
4 STARS RATING
 
D J SULLIVAN ISD BOSTON
 

Britt,

 
I am currently doing a 1 year tour at Ali Al Salem Air Base in Kuwait.  You have a great website and I just wanted to wish all my fellow brother and sister firefighters from the Cape & Islands a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year.  Keep up the great work you all do!  Thanks.

SFC Gilbert 'Pete' Forend in Kuwait
Oak Bluffs Deputy Chief, Army Fire Chief Mass. National Guard Camp Edwards

 

Britt,

 
I have seen many, many websites and when I came across yours today I just had to tell you this is by far the best FD site I have accessed.  You website should be the "standard" for all large FD sites, it is so easy to navigate and it contains so much info. Keep up the good work!!
 
Bob Smith,  Horsham, PA

Britt,

Man, what can I say except AWESOME website!!  I could not believe the amount of information you have collected.  I am a firefighter/EMT here in Virginia.  I am also a dispatcher for the county, dispatching police/fire/ems.  I have always wanted to do a site for our fire/rescue departments like you have done for your area. 

Sincerely,

David Morgan  


Britt,

Love the supersite. I've been listening all day in Germany. Its really fun. Yarmouth police responded to a residential alarm and I could here the actual alarm going off over the broadcast of the police officer.
AWESOME. Keep up the great job on the website...

Sr A John D. McPherson


Britt,

I think the word is WOW! You have done a fantastic job assembling this site. I came in looking to trade patches and stayed as long as I could looking at just a few of the elements that you have put together. I'll be back.

 
Martin Johnson
Winnipeg, Manitoba
Canada

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CapeCodFD.com was first launched on September 11, 2000.

The site is PRIVATELY OWNED and OPERATED.

It is NOT THE OFFICIAL WEBSITE of any of the agencies that are profiled within it, although it is our goal to compliment and promote the best of all the agencies covered.

The site is essentially a ONE MAN OPERATION meant to provide information and images about the Fire, EMS, and other Emergency Services agencies in the Cape Cod, Islands, and Southeastern Massachusetts area.

The site has grown far beyond its initial vision and can be a challenge to maintain at times.

The objective however is to provide the most UP TO DATE and ACCURATE INFORMATION possible and this is no small task, there for it is important for YOU TO CONTRIBUTE to the site any time you notice information that needs updating, images that are incorrect, errors or typos, or other help which you may provide to HELP MAKE CAPECODFD.COM THE BEST IT CAN BE. Your comments and help are welcome.

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