Aquinnah may look at a mini-pumper size unit
to replace the 2000 Ford Rescue Truck 361.
It could serve as a rescue truck and also operate off road in
areas difficult for the larger engine.
Aquinnah also has acquired a military
surplus Humvee which
will eventually be outfitted with a skid unit for beach
rescue and off road access.
Aquinnah also acquired a surplus 24' USCG boat.
Once outfitted with motors and electronics,
it would serve as a water rescue unit.
Barnstable County has recently set up a
Chevy C5500 Duramax / Goshen Coach
as a rehab bus.
It is housed at Harwich Station 1.
Barnstable has been awarded a grant to purchase a new Ladder
The current Ladder 206 1992 Pierce 105' was refurbished in 2012
and had some major work done in 2020.
The new truck will be a Pierce Enforcer Ascendant 107' single
rear axel Quint
with 1500 gpm pump and 500 gallon tank. Due in late 2021.
Barnstable has a new Ford F550/Life Line Type I Ambulance
on order to replace Ambulance 204.
The previous 212
an older former military "forestry" truck has been replaced.
The department has an LMTV now assigned Forestry 211.
Bourne anticipates purchasing a new pickup and command car.
Carver is looking at a Firematic Rally BRAT
400 gallon, 4x4 Brush Truck. The vehicle will
be paid for by a grant.
Carver has ordered a KenworthT880 / Pierce
1500/3000 Engine Tanker 1.
Expected in early 2021.
The older 1989 Ford/Maxim 500/2300 Tanker 1
is expected to be kept at the South Carver Station.
Oct 2019 - Update Jan 2021
A new 2020 Ford F550/Lifeline Type I Ambulance was recently
placed in service as
Replaced the 2014 International/Lifeline Ambulance 184.
Mini-Pumper Engine 188
Chatham recently put a 2020 Ford F550 4 door 4x4 / HME-Ahrens Fox Mini
in service as Engine 188. It has a 1500 gpm pump and 400 gallon
The engine replaced the 2001 Pierce Engine 188.
The mini-pumper idea came about because full size engines are
not able to fit into the South Chatham Fire House.
Updated Aug 2020
Chatham recently acquired a 1998 former military LMTV
to use as a high water rescue unit. The unit had
as West Barnstable's Forestry 288 since 2017. Chatham and
other communities experienced storm related flooding situations
in recent years and these types of vehicles are becoming more
Aug 2018 / Update Nov 2018
1997 Ford F450 4x4 / Southern Coach Mini-Pumper
500 gpm / 300 gallon
Acquired from Bulldog in 2019
Originally Livingston, NY
Posted Oct 2018 - Updated July 2019
Chilmark anticipating building a new Fire Station to replace
their Station 1 at Beatlebung Corner. During that time
apparatus (E122, E123, B131) will have to be relocated.
Station 2 has (E121, T133).
One of the Tri-Town Ambulances will also need to be
relocated and will have a new station when all is done.
Expecting delivery of 2021 Ford/Horton Type I Ambulance 107
Due Feb 2021
Update Jan 2021
Dennis to replace the 1997 Emergency One pumper
with a 2021 Pierce Enforcer 1500gpm Pumper.
Expected Fall 2021
October 2019/Update Jan 2021
The State is building a new Tanker to replace the former 5000
Tanker at Myles Standish. The new tanker expected to be also on
chassis, built by Bulldog will have a 2500-3000 gallon tank.
Expected Fall 2020
Also has (2) Brush Breakers (built by V-tec),
a 2.5 ton tanker, forestry trucks, and support vehicles
Duxbury recently put a new 2018 Chevy Tahoe in service
as Deputy Car 2.
The previous 2011 Chevy Tahoe was reassigned to Car 5.
Exploring options for possible Quint in
MINI PUMPER 223
Edgartown recently took delivery of a 2012 Ford F550 4x4 /E-One
1250 gpm /280 gallon / 30 foam CAFS Mini-Pumper
for Engine 223 at the Chappy Station.
The truck was previously Wilmington, MA Engine 5.
It replaced the 1981 GMC / E-One pumper Engine 223.
The new vehicle is smaller
and better suited for the narrow roads,
and towing a boat on trailer duties.
Edgartown recently got a 2020 Ford F550 4x4 /Bulldog with a
utility body, 250gpm/300gallon/10foam.
The former 230, 2016 Ford F350 4x4/Utility body
with 125gpm/150gallons has been reassigned to S-240
Falmouth has ordered a Pierce Ascendant 107' Aerial Ladder
to replace the 1991 Emergency One 110' Ladder 26. The new
ladder will have a piped waterway, but not be equipped with a
In addition, the new truck will carry some of the specialized
equipment currently carried on the 1987 Ford/EVF Heavy Rescue 31
which will also be retired. The new truck is expected in
Updated Aug 2020
Falmouth is expecting a new Duty Officer Vehicle and
a new Pickup Truck.
FIRE ALARM TRUCK
Falmouth was planning to replace high mileage 1991 Fire Alarm
but that apparently has been put on hold for now.
Harwich has taken delivery of a 2020 Ford F550/Life Line
Ambulance for A-73.
Harwich exploring options for a possible quint to combine
an engine and ladder in future.
Hyannis recently put a new Ambulance in service.
It is a 2020 Dodge Ram / Lifeline Type I.
It replaced A-825 and is assigned as A-1.
Hyannis uses a shop number now to associate specific units
which may be assigned a particular duty any day.
Oct 2020/Update Jan 2021
A 1996 Pierce Saber engine has appeared on the apparatus floor.
Its assignment is yet unknown.
Hyannis has also ordered a new Engine to replace
the 1992 Emergency One Foam Pumper Engine 2 (822).
The new engine will be on the Pierce Enforcer chassis
and will be 1500 gpm with 750 gallons. It is expected to
have a lower profile than the current engines.
June 2019 / Updated Aug 2020
Hyannis has taken delivery of the 1977 Former USCG 41'
Fireboat "Raven" which became surplus from Newburyport, MA
when they took delivery of the former MetalCraft Fireboat
of Portsmouth, NH and New Castle, NH. The boat is lettered
as Marine 2 currently. How it will be utilized is still to be
Aug 20, 2020
JOINT BASE CAPE COD
The newest Joint Base Cape Cod ARFF Truck was recently delivered.
The 2020 Oshkosh Striker 4x4 1500 gallon
Arrived in November 2020
Joint Base Cape Cod took delivery of a used Oshkosh P-19
Crash Truck that is still carrying the "10" designation from its
assignment. The ARFF truck is expected to be replaced by a new
at some point. This truck fills the gap created when the
P-23 Foam 403 was retired earlier in the year for mechanical
JBCC took delivery of a new large Heavy Rescue Truck
with a command center. The new truck will replace the used
designated as Rescue 411 when delivered.
Expected August 2020
Update Sept 2020
Some "forestry" type apparatus has also been planned.
Possibility of (2) Type 3 Forestry Trucks and (2) Type 6
Trucks. Fire Dept would operate one of each and the Dept
of Natural Resources the other two,
Jan 2019 / Update Aug 2020
Kingston Deputy recently got a 2020 Chevy Tahoe C2
Another Tahoe is expected for Community EMS.
The 1994 E-One quint Ladder 1 was taken out of service
in September due to mechanical issues.
The department is planning to replace the truck with a 100'
A loaner Tower is expected to serve until a new truck comes.
Marion received a grant to purchase a new 2000 gallon tanker.
Marion has acquired a former military 5 ton chassis that is
be used to build a new brush breaker to replace their 1953 Reo /
Brush Breaker 127.
April 2018 - Update Jan 2020
MARTHA'S VINEYARD AIRPORT
MVY recently took delivery of a new ARFF Truck 941.
It appears to be a 2019 Oshkosh Striker
Mattapoisett Police EMS
Recently put a 2019 Ford E450/Life Line Type III
in service as Ambulance 412.
Nantucket has ordered a commercial pumper.
It will be a 2020/21 Freightliner / Rosenbauer EXT
1250 / 1500 Pumper. Expected in Summer 2021.
It would replace the 1989 Ford F800/E-One 1000/750
assigned to Engine 7.
Update Aug 2020
Nantucket expecting delivery of a new Ambulance for A-1.
Expected to be a 2020 Ford
F550/Horton Type I.
Due Spring 2020
Nantucket expecting delivery of new Chief Car 1.
2020 Ford Expedition.
Present 2016 Ford Expedition planned to go to Fire Prev.
A 1987 Humvee will be setup with a skid unit and placed
on Tuckernuck Island along with a Ford F350 already there.
Onset is expecting delivery of their new Engine 1.
Replacement of the 1988 Maxim F Engine 1 was approved at the
2019 District meeting.
The new Engine 1 is expected to be a KME and will combine the
equipment from E1 and Rescue 1.
Update Oct 2020
2003 HME/Smeal 1500/750 Pumper
has been refurbished.
Onset continues to work on a new brush breaker to replace
Breaker 148 that went out of service in 2017.
The department has a 2004 BMY Harsco 5 ton former military
chassis and will be using in house skills to build the new
It will have a 350 gpm pump and 750 tank.
Oct 2017 / Update Nov 2018.
Onset acquired 25' Safeboat with Mercury Outboards.
Aug 20, 2020
Orleans has a new Ford Explorer on order for
Deputy Car 179.
Expected Fall 2020
Orleans has an ambulance on order to replace A-174.
Expected in 2021
Orleans hoping to replace the 2001 KME Engine 177.
Plymouth has another Emergency One
Cyclone 1500/1000 Pumper
on order for Engine 4.
It would replace the 2004 Pierce Dash.
Plymouth recently put a 2020 E-One Cyclone 1500/1000 Pumper
in service as Engine 3.
The 2007 International/Pierce Contender 1250/1000 Engine 3
has been reassigned as Spare
Update Aug 2020
Plymouth recently put their 3rd Ladder Company in service as
The 2019 Emergency One Cyclone 100' Aerial Ladder also has a
1750 gpm pump and 450 gallon tank. It has been assigned to the
North Plymouth Station 7.
Update Aug 2020
Plympton has taken delivery of a new Ambulance
to replace A-1.
2020 Dodge RAM/Horton Type I Ambulance
Nov 2020/Update Jan 2021
2020 Chevy Tahoe SUV for Covid Community Car
Nov 2020/Update Jan 2021
The Fire Chief got a 2019 Ford F350 Pickup for
Chief Car in 2019.
Provincetown has also acquired a surplus military LMTV
to be used
as a High Water Vehicle.
Updated Jan 2019
The Fire Chief (441) C-1 recently got a new Chevy Tahoe SUV.
The 2019 Chevy Tahoe former C-1 is reassigned to Fire Prevention
(Car 444) C-9.
The 2014 Ford Interceptor, formerly (C467) C-9
becomes a spare vehicle S-1 at Station 1.
Sandwich is utilizing one of its former ambulances as
a special vehicle.
The MTU - Mobile Testing Unit is supported by the
SHOT - Special Health Operations Team made up of a dozen medics
who can conduct Covid-19 testing.
The 2014 International/Horton Type I former Ambulance 456
also recently served as a loaner service to Mashpee FD
when two of their ambulances were out of service.
Tisbury has taken delivery of a new Ambulance T-90.
2020 Ford F450/Demers Type I Ambulance
Truro expects to replace the 2003 Ford/Braun Ambulance 486
with a Dodge RAM 5500/Braun Type I Ambulance.
LOWER CAPE AMBULANCE 598
Lower Cape recently placed a new ambulance in service
as Ambulance 598. It is a 2020 Ford F550 4x4/Osage Type I
that is assigned to Truro.
It replaced the 2013 (2016) Chevy/Demers Type III Ambulance.
Wareham is expecting delivery of a new Brush Breaker.
It is being built on a former Freightliner military chassis.
It is expected to be 1000 gallons.
The new breaker will likely become B-404 at Station 1.
The present B-404 likely to be reassigned to B-403 at Sta.3
thus retiring the current 1978 Ford Breaker 403.
Wareham was recently awarded a grant for a new Aerial Tower.
The new truck expected to be a Pierce 100' midship Aerial Tower
and be a quint with 1500 gpm and 300 gallon tank
. The new truck is due in July 2021.
It is expected to replace the 1987 Emergency One 110' Ladder 1
and the 1988 Ford Engine 3, both due for replacement.
Those moves would result in the 1996 Pierce E-4 then being
reassigned to Station 3.
Wareham Engine 1 was involved in an MVC in July 2020.
It was struck head-on by a drunk driver.
Repairs are being made and the engine is expected to
return to service at Station 1.
Wellfleet is planning to replace Ladder 93.
Funding has been approved to purchase a used
quint aerial ladder when it becomes available.
West Barnstable has a 5 ton S&S LMTV former military chassis
that is being equipped with a 600 gallon skid load tank and pump.
The vehicle will be able to serve as a forestry unit as well as
a High Water unit when needed. This truck will carry the
radio ID of 295 (formerly used by Breaker 295).
The Humve has been equipped with 150 gpm pump and
135 gal tank from the
former Brewster F238.
West Tisbury recently put a new fire chief car in service.
Yarmouth has a new 2020 Dodge Ram / Horton Type I Ambulance
in service as Ambulance 53.
Yarmouth is building a new forestry truck on a former military
Freightliner chassis. It will replace the 1975 AM General
Forestry 49 in service since 2012.
MUST BE MY SIGN
Goes without sayin'