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DEPARTMENT NEWS
Apparatus - Stations - Department - Incidents
HYANNIS
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Barnstable County
Updated
March 3, 2022

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APPARATUS NEWS

 

 
 
 


HYANNIS  ENGINE

HYANNIS ENGINE 822 - ENGINE 2
2021 Pierce Enforcer 4 dr 1500/750/30 Pumper
Arrived May 2021 - In Service July 2021

July 2021




 


HYANNIS  ENGINE

HYANNIS ENGINE 823 - ENGINE 3
2011 Pierce Arrow XT 4 dr 1500/750/30 Pumper
Originally Engine 826 (E6) - Reassigned as Engine 823 (E3) in July 2021

July 2021

 


HYANNIS  ENGINE

HYANNIS ENGINE 824 - ENGINE 4
2005 Pierce Arrow XT 4 dr 1500/750/30 Pumper
Originally Engine 823 - Reassigned as Engine 824 (E4) in July 2021

July 2021


 

 


HYANNIS  ENGINE

HYANNIS ENGINE 826 - ENGINE 6
2021 (1996) Pierce Saber 4 dr 1250/500 Pumper
Originally Cambridge Engine 8 with 55' Squirt.
Then served Chelsea Squad.
Acquired by Hyannis late 2020 and put in service July 2021 as Spare Engine

July 2021

 


HYANNIS  ENGINE RENUMBERING

ENGINES RENUMBERED
With the recent delivery and placing in service of the newest Engine,
a 2021 Pierce Enforcer as "Engine 2" (822), the department did
a little renumbering with the engines similar to what they did with
the ambulances. The County radio numbers are no longer displayed
on the exterior of the engines. Instead, a placard system, similar
to the Ambulance system, displays a simple [2] [3] [4] or [6] on
the vehicle based on its assignment on a given day.

IN HONOR
of the 1927 Ahrens Fox "Engine 1" and 1949 Mack "Engine 5"
still maintained by Hyannis, those numbers have essentially
been retired as active vehicle numbers for decades.

NEWEST ENGINE
The new Engine 2 (822) replaced the oldest 1992 Foam Engine 2,
"Any Time. Any Where. Any Job"
across the front, which has been retired. 

REASSIGNED ENGINES
The remaining engines, have been reorganized to number them
in order by age, with the newer units having the lower numbers
similarly as the ambulances. Putting their BEST FIRST.

The 2011 Pierce Arrow - originally Engine 6 (826) is being
assigned the #2 role and is thus going to carry the [3] placard
effectively becoming Engine 3 (823).

The 2005 Pierce Arrow - originally Engine 3 (823), being the
third oldest, gets reassigned as Engine 4 (824?) with the [4]
placard. Hyannis has not had an Engine 4 for many, many
years. The last unit to carry Engine 4 was actually the old
Heavy Rescue when it first came in the 1980s before being
called Rescue 1.

Late last year, Hyannis picked up a used 1996 Pierce Engine
that started out in Cambridge as a Squirt and then served
the City of Chelsea for a number of years. This "new"
fourth Engine for Hyannis, being the oldest current engine,
gets the largest number [6] as Engine 6 (826).

For the score card....
Engine 2 (822) = Shop ID 8222021
Engine 3 (823) = Shop ID 8262011
Engine 4 (824) = Shop ID 8232005
Engine 6 (826) = Shop ID 8241996

 

HYANNIS ENGINE 6
The 1996 Pierce, formerly Cambridge/Chelsea, now in service
with Hyannis. The day the photo was taken, the future Engine 3 (823),
formerly Engine 6 (826), Shop ID 8262011, was out of service.
So the new Engine 4 (824?), Shop ID 8232005, was moved up
one position becoming [3] instead of [4] for a few days.
So naturally, the new Engine 6 (826), Shop ID 8241996,
(even though it was never actually ever officially Engine 824),
likewise moved into the Engine 4 [4] position, until Engine 4
goes back in service, and Engine 6 becomes Engine 6 again.

This may seem a little confusing, to some, but once everyone gets
used to it, and nothing goes out of service, it should be....
Well.... keep a score card.
I have to!

DISCLAIMER
I think I got it all correct.
But I'm not sure.
July 31, 2021

 

 


HYANNIS  ENGINE RETIRES

Hyannis Engine 822 (E2)
"Anytime, Anywhere, Any Job"
1992 Emergency One 1250/1000/60 "Foam Unit"
FOAM PUMPER
Retired in June 2021

June 2021
 

 

 


HYANNIS  AMBULANCES

HYANNIS AMBULANCE NUMBERING
Those who have been following Hyannis recently are aware that
the department uses a computerized voice CAD dispatch program
to dispatch calls. In conjunction, ambulances were renumbered
essentially with the newest being A-1 (right) and the oldest being
A-4 (left). Typically A-1 gets the first call. A-2 the next, etc...
County numbers are still used on mutual aid, but no longer
displayed on the exterior of the vehicles. Instead, placards
bearing the unit's assignment that particular day are used.
Shop ID numbers bearing the unit's original county number
and year are used for tracking the actual vehicle over time.
A-1 (831) = Shop ID 8252019
A-2 (832) = Shop ID 8282017
A-3 (833) = Shop ID 8312015
A-4 (834) = Shop ID 8272005

July 2021
 

HYANNIS AMBULANCE 831 (A1)
2019 Dodge RAM/LifeLine Type I Ambulance
Replaced Ambulance 825
In Service Oct 2020

 

HYANNIS AMBULANCE 832 (A2)
2017 Dodge RAM/LifeLine Type I Ambulance
Delivered as Ambulance 828
In Service Jan 2018

HYANNIS AMBULANCE 833 (A3)
2015 International/LifeLine Type I Ambulance
Delivered as Ambulance 831
In Service Jan 2016

HYANNIS AMBULANCE 834 (A4)
2005 International/LifeLine Type I Ambulance
Originally Ambulance 827
In Service Jan 2006

 


HYANNIS CARS

HYANNIS TRAINING CAR 7
2021 Dodge RAM Pickup Training Captain
In service June 2021

June 2021


 

HYANNIS CAR 9
2017 Dodge Durango
Formerly Training Car 7
June 2021

June 2021

 


HYANNIS CARS

Hyannis Cars
A very rare photo of all the Hyannis Cars in their assigned spots
at the same time behind the Hyannis Station.
S-1, 830, C9, C1, C2, C4, C5, C6, C7, C8

June 2021

 


HYANNIS AMBULANCE

HYANNIS AMBULANCE 825 (A1)
2019 Dodge RAM/LifeLine Type I Ambulance
Replaced Ambulance 825
Became Ambulance 831 / A1 in Jan 2021
In Service Oct 2020


 


HYANNIS BOAT

HYANNIS MARINE 2
"Raven"
2020 (1977) Former USCG 41' Fire Boat
250 gpm
Previously Newburyport, MA Fire Dept Boat
Originally USCG
Joins Hyannis Marine 1 (808)

Aug 2020

 

 


HYANNIS AMBULANCE

HYANNIS AMBULANCE 5
2020 (2013) GMC/Horton Type III Ambulance
Originally Bourne Ambulance 134 2013-2019
Used by Hyannis during COVID 19 in 2020-2021

May 2020

 


HYANNIS CAR


HYANNIS CAR 9
2020 (2017) Chevy Tahoe
Formerly Car 3

Jan 2020

 


HYANNIS CAR

HYANNIS CAR 803 (Car 3)
2020 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 SUV
SHIFT COMMANDER CAR
In service Nov 2019

 


HYANNIS PICKUP



HYANNIS NEW "SERVICE 1"
2018 Dodge RAM 2500

August 2018

 


HYANNIS - WHAT'S YOUR NUMBER?

Hyannis Fire Department has begun using a different apparatus radio ID system
as of  February 19, 2018.  Essentially it is as follows.
Hyannis is planning to transfer dispatch responsibilities to the new civilian
Barnstable Police dispatch center in the spring.

C801 = Car 1 = Fire Chief
C802 = Car 2 = Deputy
C803 = Car 3 = Duty Officer Car
C804 = Car 4 = EMS Officer
C805 = Car 5 = Fire Prevention Officer
C806 = Car 6 = Fire Prevention Officer
C807 = Car7 = Training Captain
C800 = Car 8 = Mechanic Vehicle
FOX  = Engine 1 =Antique Ahrens Fox
E822 = Engine 2 = E-One Pumper
E823 = Engine 3 = Pierce Pumper
MACK = Engine 5 =Antique Mack
E826 = Engine 6 = Pierce Pumper
LT829 = Tower 1 = Pierce Tower Ladder
A831 = Ambulance 1 =Ambulance
A828 = Ambulance 2 =Ambulance
A825 = Ambulance 3 =Ambulance
A827 = Ambulance 4 = Ambulance
H821 = Rescue 1 = Pierce Heavy Rescue
Marine 808 =Marine 1 =  Fireboat
Marine 809 =Marine 2 =  Small Boat
Dive810 =Dive 1 =  Dive Truck
New Pickup = Service 1 = Pickup
C830 = Service 2 = Service Van  


 


HYANNIS AMBULANCE

HYANNIS AMBULANCE 828
2017 Dodge Ram 5500 4x4 / LifeLine Type I Ambulance

Jan 2018

 


HYANNIS TOWER

HYANNIS LADDER TOWER 829
2017 Pierce Arrow XT
1500 gpm - 300 gals - 100' Tower

June 2017

HYANNIS AERIAL TOWER TRAINING

HYANNIS TOWER TRAINING
Pierce Aerial Instructor "Duane" waves as he completes his last day of
work with Hyannis and with Pierce.  Congrats and best wishes!

July 2017

 


HYANNIS CAR

HYANNIS CAR 807
2017 Dodge Durango
Training Captain

May 2017

 

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Hyannis Car 801 

Hyannis Car 801
2015 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV
Fire Chief Car
Sept 2015

 

 

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Hyannis Car 807

Hyannis Car 807
2006 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV
Formerly Car 801
Reassigned to Training Captain

Sept 2015

 

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Hyannis Car 830

Hyannis Car 830
2004 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV
Formerly Car 807

Sept 2015

 

 

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Hyannis Car 802

Hyannis Car 802
2013 Ford Explorer 4x4 SUV
Deputy Chief Car

Aug 2013
 

 

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Hyannis Pierces

Hyannis Engine 826, Heavy Rescue 821, Engine 823
Photo Dec 2012

 

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Hyannis New Heavy Rescue

Hyannis Rescue 821
2012 Pierce Arrow XT
21' non-walkin Heavy Rescue
delivered Sept 2012
In service Nov 2012
Replaced 1985 GMC / Ranger Heavy Rescue

Nov 2012

1985 Heavy Rescue 821
Retired 2012

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Hyannis New Car

Hyannis Car 804
2012 Chevy Tahoe
EMS Officer
Aug 2012

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Hyannis New Pickup

Hyannis S-800
2011 Ford F350 Pickup
Mechanic vehicle
Sept 2011

 


HYANNIS ENGINE



HYANNIS ENGINE 826
2011 Pierce Arrow XT
1500gpm / 750 gals / 60 B foam
replacing 1990 Maxim.

Hyannis Engine 826
1990 Maxim and 2011 Pierce


HYANNIS ENGINE 826 DELIVERED
Chief Harold Brunelle and Master Mechanic Richard Randall
take delivery of their new 2011 Pierce Arrow XT pumper on July 12, 2011
from Pierce rep John Jenkins.

 

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Hyannis Dive Truck

Hyannis Dive 810
2001 International / Road Rescue
Former Ambulance 825
In service as Dive Truck Summer 2011
Replaced 1996 International / Road Rescue Dive Truck

 

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Hyannis New Ambulance



Hyannis Ambulance 825
2011 International / LifeLine
In Service June 2011

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Hyannis Wrecker

Heavy Utility 824
1992 Military 5 ton Wrecker
In service 2010
Replaced similar 1967 Wrecker

1967 (1999) Wrecker with plow on

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Hyannis New Car

Car 805
2010 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 SUV
Fire Prevention
August 2010

 

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Hyannis Fire Boat

Marine 808
2009 Metal Craft "Firestorm 30"
1750 gpm Fireboat
September 2009

 

 

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Hyannis Boat

Fireboat 808
Hyannis utilized this former USCG boat until their new fireboat was delivered
Shown May 2009
 

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Hyannis New Van

Car 806
2009 Ford Van
Fire Prevention
July 2009

 

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Hyannis New Car

Car 803
2009 Chevy Tahoe 4x4 SUV
Shift Officer Vehicle
March 2009

 

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Hyannis Fire Boat


Fireboat 808
Former USCG boat was taken out of service in 2008
Specs are being developed to build a new fire rescue boat

Hyannis Marine 808
Shown in May 2005

 

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Hyannis Dive Truck

Dive 810
1996 International 4700 / Road Rescue Type I
former Ambulance 828
April 2008

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Hyannis New Ambulance

Ambulance 828
2007 International / Road Rescue Type I
June 2007
 

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Hyannis New Chief Car


Car 806
Hyannis new Fire Prevention 806 is former Car 802
1995 Ford LTD.  Dec 2006
 

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Hyannis New Chief Car

Car 801
Hyannis new Fire Chief Car 801 - 2006 Dodge Durango on right
along with Deputy Car 802
June 2006

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Hyannis New Dive Truck

Dive 810
1992 Ford E450 / Road Rescue Type I
Formerly Rescue 827
March 24, 2006

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Hyannis New Ambulance

Ambulance 827
Hyannis has placed this new 2005 International / Road Rescue
Type I ambulance in service as Ambulance 827.
January 2006
It replaces the 1992 Ford / Road Rescue that will now become the Dive Truck.

Former R-827 to become Dive 810
Jan 2006

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Hyannis New Lighting Plant

Hyannis has one of these new Magnum 600w Generator / Lighting towers.
It is one of five received by local fire departments.
The lighting plant can be used for extended operations without committing
a fire engine to lighting.  Oct 2005
 

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Hyannis New Engine

Engine 823
2005 Pierce Arrow XT 1500 gpm / 750 gal / 50 Class B foam Pumper.
Delivered February 2005 - In Service June 2005


Engine 823
The engine has a tilt cab, pre-connected attack and trash lines on the rugged bumper, rollup doors on the rescue body, a ladder rack, and 6 man cab.
The new engine will go in service following a training period.


Engine 823
The new engine 823 will replace this 1975 Maxim 1500 gpm engine.



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Hyannis New Deputy Car

Car 802
2004 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV
Deputy Chief Vehicle
September 2004

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Hyannis Fire Prevention Car


Car 806
1995 Ford LTD
Formerly Car 802 is now assigned to Fire Prevention
September 2004


1992 Ford Broncho Car 806
Retired September 2004

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Hyannis Dive Truck Out of Service

Dive 810
Hyannis Fire Department's old Dive Truck was damaged by an electrical fire and has been
taken out of service.  2004

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Hyannis MDU


Mass Decontamination Unit
Hyannis has received a Decon trailer as part of the State program of assigning
these trailers to departments with hospitals.
June 2003

New Equipment Approved
Hyannis has authorization to purchase a new Pumper to replaced the 1975 Maxim
Engine 823.  This funding was approved over a year ago but no specific plans
have been determined at this time.  June 2003

Hyannis voters approved a new ambulance at the May 2003 meeting.
This would replace Rescue 827. June 2003

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Hyannis New Rescue

Hyannis Rescue 825

Dec 2001

2001 International / Road Rescue Type I Ambulance
EMS 335
Replaces 1988 Ford / Yankee Coach Ambulance

Hyannis new EMS Vehicle

Hyannis Car 804

Spring 2001

2001 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV
EMS Officer Vehicle

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Hyannis Shift Commander Vehicle

Car 803

2000 Dodge Durango 4x4 SUV

 Lettered for Shift Commander

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Hyannis Mechanic's Vehicle

S-800

2000 Ford F350 4x4 Pickup Truck
Mechanic

HYANNIS FIRE

HEAVY RESCUE 821
Hyannis's 1985 GMC / Ranger Heavy Rescue Truck originally had a 500 gpm pump and 300 gallon water tank located just behind the cab.  The pump and tank were removed and a new roll up door style compartment added in its place in Spring 2001.


HEAVY UTILITY 824
Hyannis picked up a surplus 1967 International 5 ton all wheel drive heavy duty military wrecker a couple years ago. It has been painted red and white and is in service for heavy rescue work as well as serving other communities as needed. It has a 10 ton front winch, 23 ton rear winch, and 10 ton - 18 foot boom for lifting.


 

 
 


STATION NEWS

 

 

 

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HYANNIS FIRE STATION DEDICATION

 Dedication Day
The new Hyannis Fire Headquarters and Firefighter Memorial
were dedicated on October 12, 2019




 

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HYANNIS FIRE STATION

Sept 11, 2019
The Hyannis Fire Department remembered the 18 year Anniversary
of September 11 at the new station in 2019.



 

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HYANNIS FIRE DISPATCH
 

Hyannis Fire Alarm

A NEW DAY
The new communications center at the Barnstable Police Station
will soon (expected week of June 25, 2018) begin dispatching for
the Hyannis Fire Department. A dozen civilian dispatchers were
hired by the BPD and have been trained to dispatch the Hyannis
Fire Department as well as Barnstable Police.

The Comm center has 4 console positions, at least one of which
will be dedicated to Hyannis FD. Each dispatch station is setup
with about 7 computer displays including 911, CAD, mapping,
and touch screen radio controls.

As dispatching begins, so too will the use of a new CAD system
and a new "voice" on the radio.  The Computer Aided Dispatch
(CAD) system will use RedAlert to manage calls. As dispatchers
enter information into CAD, another program known as PURVIS
will quickly formulate and announce (dispatch) calls using a
computer generated, tone, voice and format. 

The new system is in use by a number of departments across the country, including Boston, but this will be a first on Cape Cod.

So when you begin to hear the new voice on the radio
you will know where it is coming from.

OFFICIAL CUT OVER DONE ON THURS JUNE 28, 2018

 

Dispatching
The transition of dispatching duties from the Hyannis Fire Station
to the new communications center at Barnstable Police took
place over a few days this week.  The new "Purvis" automated
voice dispatch went in service and use of the new CAD program
also went in service.

KCD 454
Firefighter/Paramedic Andy "Operator K" Kleamenakis
working the dispatch desk at the Hyannis Fire Station
recently.  Firefighters have worked the desk and dispatched
in the Hyannis Fire Station as long as anyone can remember.
That is about to change.


 

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HYANNIS FIRE STATION CONSTRUCTION

July 2019

Final Phase of the project under way
Jan 2019
 

Old Station being torn down
Nov 2018

Old Station Closed and about to come down
Oct 2018

 

Oct 2018

Occupied Oct 18, 2018

July 2018
 

New Fire Station
The new station is continuing to take shape.
The department anticipates moving in to phase I of the building
sometime late in the summer.  Once moved in, the old station
will be torn down and phase II will complete the new building
with 3 additional bays.

June 2018

 

May 2018
 

Sept 2017
 

Aug 2017

July 2017


June 26, 2017

 

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HYANNIS FIRE STATION GROUND BREAKING

GROUND BREAKING FOR NEW HEADQUARTERS
May 8, 2017
The official ground breaking for the new Hyannis Fire Headquarters

May 2017

The final version of the Station Plan

June 2017

 

 
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HYANNIS FIRE STATION APPROVED

HYANNIS VOTERS APPROVE NEW FIRE STATION
After several years of planning, several failed votes, and a lot of work to
come up with a new Headquarters Fire Station plan that will serve the
community for many years to come, voters approved construction of a
new station by over 73% at the special district meeting held on
April 9, 2016. 

The $18.5 Million station is expected to be about
33,000 square feet in size and will be built on parcels of land previously
purchased adjacent to the present station.

The new station replaces the station built in 1965 on High School Rd Ext.
which has been outgrown for many years.

Congratulations to Hyannis on approving this new facility!

April 2016



 

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HYANNIS FIRE STATION PLAN

The Hyannis Fire District has been working on plans for a new Fire Headquarters Station
that would be built on the site of the current station if approved by voters. Plans are still
being adjusted in an attempt to reduce the potential costs.
July 2013

 


The Hyannis Fire District purchased 3 parcels of land surrounding the current fire
headquarters on High School Road Ext. for the purposes of building a new fire station.
The current headquarters built in 1965 has simply been out grown and inadequate
for the department needs. Public meetings are held in 2012 to inform the public
of the needs and potential for moving forward with a new station soon.
2012

 


A full house at the Hyannis Fire Station, Oct 2005
Some options are being evaluated relative to the department's station needs.  The station originally built in 1964 has already been added onto and renovated a couple times, but has no further room for expansion.  On site parking, training areas, office space, and living space are among the concerns in addition to the full apparatus floor.
 

 

DEPARTMENT NEWS

 

 
 
 

Hyannis Promotion


TRAINING CAPTAIN JEFF LAMOTHE
Hyannis recently promoted Lt Jeff Lamothe to the position of Training Captain
replacing retired Capt Brian Lawrence.
Congratulations.

Nov 30, 2021

 

Hyannis Captain Retiring


CAPTAIN BRIAN LAWRENCE
Hyannis Training Captain / Paramedic Brian Lawrence has announced his pending
retirement Oct 19, 2021. He began his career 33+ years ago with the Sandwich Fire
and the past 20 years with Hyannis. Congratulations.

Sept 24, 2021

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Hyannis Firefighter Retirement


FIREFIGHTER TIM SIMPKINS
Hyannis Firefighter Tim Simpkins retired July 9, 2021 after some 30 years of service with the Hyannis Fire Department. He also served with the Eastham Fire Department prior to that.
Congratulations.

July 15, 2021

 

Hyannis Firefighter Retirement

 
FIREFIGHTER MATT MILLS
Firefighter/Paramedic Matt Mills has retired after some 25 years of service. He began service in 1986 as a Call Firefighter in Lakeville (son of a Lakeville Chief). He got a fulltime position with Bourne Fire in 1997 and with Hyannis in 2001. Congratulations an best wishes in retirement.

Dec 28, 2020

 

Hyannis Deputy Chief

 

DEPUTY CHIEF ERIC KRISTOFFERSON
Hyannis promoted Eric Kristofferson to serve as Deputy Chief (Acting since June 2019),
Nate Coughlan to Captain of Group C, FF John Daily to Lieutenant, and
Dustin "Dusty" Cabral to Lieutenant.
Promotions were made official on October 8, 2020. Congratulations!


October 2020  

 
Hyannis Lieutenant Retires



LT ROBERT HENNESSY
Hyannis Lt/EMT Robert Hennessy retired after 34 years of service with
the Hyannis FD on June 30, 2020. Congratulations and be safe!  

July 3, 2020

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Hyannis Firefighter Retirement



HYANNIS FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC ANDY KLEAMENAKIS
Hyannis Firefighter/Paramedic Andy Kleamenakis is retiring effective at 00:00 Hrs on January 1, 2020 after 29+ years of service with Hyannis FD. Congratulations and Best Wishes "Operator K"!  Be Safe, Healthy, and Happy for many years to come!

Dec 18, 2019 

 

Hyannis Promotions

 
HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Hyannis Fire Department has promoted Lt David Webb to the new position of Captain of Fire Prevention and Emergency Planning. He has served as a Firefighter/Paramedic and Lieutenant.  He also served on the Building Committee for the new Fire Station and Firefighters Memorial Park.
Congratulations Captain!

The new Hyannis Shifts Officers are as follows:
A - Shift: Capt Jeff Huska, Lt KC Pike, Lt Ryan Clough
B - Shift: Capt Greg Dardia, Lt Jeff Lemothe, Actg Lt John Dailey
C - Shift: Actg Capt Nate Coughlan, Lt Robert Hennessy, Lt Paul Medeiros
D - Shift: Capt Mark Storie, Lt Peter Nagorka, Lt Jon Talin

The department Administrative Secretary is now Kelly Foley.
Fire Prev Secretary Sara French.

Congrats to all.
Nov 25, 2019

 

 
Hyannis Retirement

DEBE SCHIAVI
Hyannis FD Administrative Assistant Debe Schiavi is retiring after more than 16 years
in that position. She served Fire Chiefs Harold Brunelle and Peter J Burke Jr and was
very much involved in smooth operation of the department behind the scenes.
A LAST DAY COFFEE will be from 0900-1200 on Aug 22, 2019 at the station.
Congratulations and best wishes in your retirement!

July 2019

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Hyannis Retired Captain Passes

Captain Thomas Kenney
Retired Captain/Paramedic Thomas Kenney, age 65, passed away on June 5, 2019 after a brief battle with cancer. He was a member of the Hyannis FD for 36+ years, serving as a paramedic in Hyannis since 1982.  A true leader and expert in EMS and Heavy Rescue, he loved teaching and training others to be the best at what they did. He served on the MA-TF1 FEMA USAR Team and was among the first into New York on 9-11-01.
Rest in Peace TK. 

June 5, 2019

Services for Captain Kenney were held on June 10 & 11, 2019

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Hyannis Deputy Retiring

DEPUTY DEAN MELANSON
Deputy Chief Dean Melanson "Car 802" announced his pending Retirement from the Hyannis FD on May 31, 2019. His 44 years in the fire service began in 1975 when he became an Auxiliary Firefighter in Acton, MA and a call firefighter in 1977. In 1980 he joined the Stow, MA FD as a call firefighter. On January 1, 1985 he became a fulltime member of the Hyannis FD as the Lt/Fire Prevention Officer. He moved on to a Shift Lt in Feb 1990, Shift Captain in Aug 1998, and to Deputy Chief in Jan 1999. As Deputy he remained very active in fire prevention and was almost always in command at fires and other major incidents for 20 years as Deputy. In January 2017 he became Acting Fire Chief with the retirement of Chief Brunelle. In July, he moved back into the Deputy role where he has continued to work under Fire Chief Peter Burke Jr.. 

Deputy Melanson has also been very involved in education, with Mass Fire Academy and is currently heading the Fire Science Program at CCCC.  He also recently became a Grandfather!  Congratulations Dean on an outstanding career.  Your leadership, voice, and presence at so many incidents over the years was reassuring and will long be remembered. Enjoy retirement and all it has in store!

May 2, 2019

 

Hyannis Promotions

 

NEW CAPTAINS
Hyannis has announced the following promotions:
Lt Brian Lawrence promoted to the Training Captain position
with the retirement of Capt Tom Kenney.
FF Paul Medeiros will be promoted to Lieutenant.
Hyannis also recently promoted Lt Jeffery Huska to Capain,
Peter Nagorka and Ryan Clough to Lieutenants.
Congrats to all!

Oct 2018

 

Hyannis Training Captain Retires

Hyannis Training Captain Thomas Kenney 
Hyannis Training Captain and long time paramedic Tom Kenney retired
October 19, 2018 after 36 with Hyannis Fire Department.
He served with Boston EMS prior to coming to the Cape and was one of
the first paramedics in Boston.
He was a founding member of the Hyannis Honor Guard and the
Massachusetts FEMA USAR Team MA-TF1 that responded to the
World Trade Center in New York City on September 11, 2001.
His career and teaching are legendary and world renowned.
Congratulations!

Oct 2018

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RETIREMENT PARTY
The retirement party for TK was held on Nov 3, 2018.

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Hyannis Promotions



 The Hyannis Fire Department has promoted Lt Jeffery Huska to Captain on "A" Shift
filling the vacancy created by the recent retirement of Capt Eric Farrenkopf.
Hyannis also promoted Peter Nagorka (D shift) and Ryan Clough (A Shift) to Lieutenant
positions created by the retirement of Lt Kevin Black and the promotion of Lt Huska to Captain.
FF Gregory Shopshire was recently promoted to Fire Prevention Officer
replacing retired Capt FPO Bill Rex.
Congratulations to all!

Sept 2018

 

Hyannis Last Supper

HYANNIS FIREFIGHTERS 
Hyannis Firefighters past and present gathered at the Hyannis Fire Station
one last time for a dinner on September 24, 2018 as the old Station that has
been home since about 1965 is about to close forever and be torn down to
make room for the final phase of construction on the new station next door.

Sept 2018

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Hyannis Lieutenant Retires

Hyannis Lieutenant Kevin Black
retiring in Aug 2018.

 

 

Hyannis Captain/FPO Retires

Hyannis Captain / Fire Inspector retiring
Aug 2018

 


Hyannis Retired Lt Passes

Retired Lt/Paramedic Rick Knowlton 
Retired Hyannis Lt/Paramedic and Director of Cape & Islands EMS since 2015
passed away August 4, 2018, age 59, after a tough battle with cancer.
He retired from Hyannis in 2015 after 32 years of service.
He was a founding member of the Hyannis Honor Guard.
Services held Aug 9 & 10, 2018

Aug 2018

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STICK WITH RICK

August 10, 2018

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Hyannis Captain Retires
 

Hyannis Captain Eric Farrenkopf
Retired after 45 years on the Department
July 24, 2018.

 

Hyannis Dispatching Moves to Barnstable Police


HYANNIS COMMUNICATIONS
Hyannis Fire Dispatching officially transferred over to Barnstable Police
Communications Center on June 28, 2018.

June 2018

 

Hyannis Update

A lot of things are happening at the Hyannis FD these days.

Car 3
The department recently put the Shift Commander, Captain or Lieutenant,
in Car 803 (Car 3) on a fulltime basis.  Previously the officer rode on an
Engine or Ambulance. The change enables the officer to more effectively
run the shift and incidents.

June 2018

New Radios
The department recently issued all members new radios
which replace the old pagers carried by personnel for recalls.
The 8 channel radio receivers have a variety of settings allowing
personnel to be alerted by group or all call.  The Unication G5
radios are small and are able to monitor a variety of frequencies
including 400 mhz UHF and 800 mhz frequencies.

June 2018

New SCBA
Hyannis recently took delivery of all brand new Scott 5.5 SCBA.
The 5500 psi 45 minute bottles represent the latest in safety and
technology.  Each Engine carries 5 packs, the Tower and Heavy
Rescue has 6 packs and lots of spare cylinders. SCBA are also
carried in ambulances and all cars.

June 2018

 

 

Hyannis Retirement

DAVE MEDEIROS
Long time Hyannis FD Station Maintenance man David Medeiros is retiring
after 29 years of service. Congratulations and best wishes.

June 2018

 

Hyannis Retired Captain Passes

HYANNIS RETIRED CAPTAIN JACK GRANT
Retired Captain John "Jack" Grant has passed away June 24, 2018. 
He worked a long career with the Hyannis FD including a brief time as acting Deputy.

June 2018

 

Hyannis Promotions



Hyannis recently promoted Lt. Tim Lanman III to Fire Prevention Officer.
FF David Webb has been promoted to Lieutenant.
FF/Paramedic Donald Holigan has retired after many years of service.
Congrats to all!

Dec 2017

 

Hyannis Former Chief Passes

Hyannis Retired Chief David Chisholm
Retired Chief David Chisholm, age 80, passed away on
October 26, 2017. He served as the Hyannis Chief
10 years from 1988 to 1997.

 

Hyannis Lt/FPO Retires

Hyannis Lt/Fire Prevention Officer John Cosmo 
Hyannis Lieutenant/Fire Prevention Officer John Cosmo retired
Sept 21, 2017 after 31 years of service with Hyannis.
He was one of the founding members on the Hyannis Honor Guard.

Sept 2017

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Hyannis Training New Tower 1

TOWER TRAINING
Hyannis Firefighters participated in training classes on the new Pierce Tower Ladder.

July 2017

 

Hyannis New Fire Chief

Hyannis Fire Chief Peter Burke Jr 
Hyannis Fire Department's new Fire Chief was sworn in July 24, 2017.
He becomes the 11th Fire Chief in the history of Hyannis Fire District since 1896.

July 2017

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Hyannis Acting Positions

Captain Eric Farrenkopf is serving as Acting Deputy Chief.
Lt. Kevin Black is serving as Acting Capt Company A
FF David Webb is serving as Acting Lt Company B

March 2017
 

Hyannis Firefighter Retires

Hyannis Firefighter Barry Pina 
Hyannis Firefighter Barry Pina retired January 20, 2017 after some 42 years
in the fire service with Hyannis and COMM FDs. He started in 1975 at COMM
and joined the Hyannis Fire Department in 1983.
Congratulations!

Jan 2017

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Hyannis Firefighter Receives State Award



HYANNIS FIREFIGHTER BARRY PINA
Congratulations to Hyannis Firefighter Barry Pina for receiving the 2016 Norman Knight Award for Excellence in Community Service on Tuesday November 29, 2016 at the 27th Firefighter of the Year Awards ceremony in Worcester. FF Pina entered the fire service in 1975 as a call firefighter for COMM FD. He has served fulltime with the Hyannis FD for 32 years. His commitment to coordinating the MDA Fill the Boot program is credited with raising over $300,000 for Muscular Dystrophy research. Barry has been active in many other areas including being part of the Barnstable County Critical Incident Stress Team, teaching CPR for many years, and much more. FF Pina is scheduled to retire in January 2017.  Congratulations Barry!
Dec 2, 2016

 

Hyannis Acting Chief

Hyannis Deputy Dean Melanson 
Hyannis Deputy Chief Dean Melanson is serving as the Acting Fire Chief
with the retirement of Chief Harold Brunelle.

Nov 2016

 

Hyannis Fire Chief Retires

Hyannis Fire Chief Harold Brunelle 
Hyannis Fire Chief Harold Brunelle retired on Oct 31, 2016.
He joined the Hyannis Fire Department in 1972.
He served as Chief 18 years from 1998 to 2016.

Oct 2016

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Hyannis New Captain

Captain Greg Dardia
Hyannis recently promoted Lt Greg Dardia to Captain.
Congratulations.

Jan 2016
 

Hyannis Promotions and New Shift Assignments


 

HYANNIS FIRE DEPT
Hyannis recently made several permanent appointments and promotions and has rearranged personnel on shifts.

Congratulations to Captain Gregory Dardia, Lt Jeffery Lamothe,  Lt Nate Coughlin and Lt "KC" Pike who were all made official in Nov 2015.

"A" SHIFT
Captain Eric Farrenkopf
Lt Thomas Lanman
Lt Keffery Lamothe

"B" SHIFT
Captain Gregory Dardia
Lt Jeffery Huska
Lt Kevin Black

"C" SHIFT
Captain Eric Kristofferson
Lt Robert Hennessy
Lt Nate Coughlin

"D" SHIFT
Captain Mark Storie
Lt Brian Lawrence
Lt Kenyon "KC" Pike

"E" SHIFT  (DAY SHIFT)
Fire Chief Harold Brunelle
Deputy Chief Dean Melanson 
Training Captain Thomas Kenney
Fire Prev Capt William Rex
Fire Prev Lt John Cosmo
EMS Supervisor Michael Medeiros
Master Mechanic Ronald Buscemi

Posted Dec 4, 2015

 

 

Hyannis Retired Firefighter Passes

Brett D. Grandaw

Former Hyannis Firefighter / Paramedic Brett Grandaw, age 55,
passed away on November 18, 2015.

Brett started out in Canton, NY and became a paramedic at Northeastern
University. He joined the Hyannis FD and served for 23 years as a firefighter
and paramedic, also serving with the MA-TF-1 FEMA team for 17 years,
which included deployment to the bombing at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Olympics
and to New York City on 9-11-01 for the World Trade Center collapses .

After leaving the Hyannis FD, he went on to get a degree in Mortuary Science
from the State University of New York at Canton and served as a Licensed
Funeral Director working with the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam, NY.
Brett also continued to serve on the Pierrepont Volunteer FD as the First
Assistant Chief and as a New York State Fire Instructor until his death.

His passing came after a brief hospitalization at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital.

Visiting will be Monday Nov 23, 2015 from 1300-1600 and 1900-2100 at
the Seymour Funeral Home, 4 Cedar St, Potsdam, NY.

The mass and burial will be Tuesday Nov 24, 2014 at 1100 hrs
at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Canton, NY followed by a private internment
at the St. Mary's Cemetery in Canton.

Brett was a good friend, a good firefighter, and a good paramedic.
He leaves behind two children, Samuel and Natalie, as well as many
family and friends.
 

Nov 2015

 

Hyannis Promotions

HYANNIS FIRE DEPT
With the recent retirements of Lt Richard Knowlton and FF Richard McCormack, there have been several promotions and hirings.

Captain William Rex has moved from Shift D to Fire Prevention.
Lt. Thomas Kenney has been promoted to the departments new Training Captain. 
Lt Robert Hennessy is Acting Captain on Group D
FF Andrew Kleamenakis is Acting Lt on Group B
FF Jeffery Lamothe is Acting Lt on Group A
FF Jonathan Talin is Acting Lt on Group C
Hyannis hired former Plymouth FD Mechanic Ronald Buscemi as the new Dept Master Mechanic.
Several new firefighters were hired to replace those who retired or were promoted.

Aug 2015

 

Hyannis Lieutenant Retires

Lt Rick Knowlton 
Hyannis Lt Richard Knowlton retired June 30, 2015
after more than 32 years of service with Hyannis FD.
Congrats!

June 2015

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Hyannis Captain Promotion

HYANNIS PROMOTION
Mark Storie will be promoted from Lieutenant to Captain replacing Captain Farrenkopf.
Brian Lawrence to be promoted to Lieutenant.

Jan 2015

 

Hyannis Captain Retirement

HYANNIS CAPTAIN RETIRES
Captain Craig Farrenkopf of the Hyannis FD will be retiring with some 45 years of service in December 2014. He became call firefighter in 1969 and a fulltime firefighter in 1972. He is a founding member of the Hyannis FF IAFF Local 2172. He has served many years as a Captain. "Captain Craig" is one of a family of firefighters including his father Richard who served as a Hyannis Fire Chief, his brother Rick who retired as a Dennis Captain, brother Eric who is also a Hyannis Captain, and brother Kent who is Deputy Chief in Harwich.

Dec 2014

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Hyannis Retired Firefighter Passes

Retired Firefighter Robert McGorty
Hyannis Firefighter and frequent dispatcher Bob McGorty passed away
on October 9, 2014. He was 72. He served Hyannis FD for 32 years
and was one of the most recognized voices on the radio.
KCD 454 and Code Red among the favorites.
Rest in Peace.

Oct 2014

 

Hyannis Promotions

    Lt Norman "Spanky" Sylvester was promoted to Fire Prevention Officer
filling the position created by the retirement of Lt Don Chase in July 2013.

    Fire Prevention Officer John Cosmo was promoted to Lt FPO.
    FF Greg Dardia was promoted to Lieutenant.
    All of these promotions took place in recent months.

Posted March 2014.

 

Hyannis Mechanic Retires

Hyannis Firefighter / Master Mechanic Richard Randall
Served the Hyannis Fire Department over 24 years ago.
Retired Feb 3, 2014

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Hyannis Retirement

CONGRATULATIONS!
Hyannis Fire Department Fire Prevention Officer Lt Donald Chase
retired after 34 years of service to the Hyannis Fire District on July 2, 2013.
Fire Chief Harold Brunelle and Deputy Chief Dean Melanson were among the
many who wished "Lt Don" well on his last day of work!

July 2013

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Hyannis Newest Apparatus

 

Hyannis Personnel with new Heavy Rescue 821
Dec 2012

 

Hyannis Retired Firefighter Passes

Hyannis Firefighter Danny Clough
Retired March 19, 2011
after 36 years with the Hyannis FD.
Sadly, Danny passed away unexpectedly 7 months later
on October 19, 2011

Oct 2011

 

Hyannis Sept 11 - 10 Year Anniversary

10 Year Anniversary
Hyannis Fire Department
Remembrance of the September 11, 2001 Attacks
Sept 11, 2011

 

Hyannis Firefighter Retires

Hyannis Firefighter "Rescue" Dan Clough
Retired March 19, 2011
after 36 years with the Hyannis FD.

Mar 2011
 

      

Firefighter Danny Clough was pump operator of first in Engine 823
at the 2 Alarm fire at 39 Pearl Street on Friday March 18, 2011,
his last night shift before retiring!

 

Hyannis Retired Chief Passes

Hyannis retired Fire Chief Richard Farrenkopf
Father of Hyannis Captains Craig and Eric, Dennis Captain Richard,
and Harwich Captain (Deputy) Kent Farrenkopf.
Passed away January 2011

Jan 2011

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Hyannis Lt Retires

Hyannis Lieutenant Roger Cadrin
Retired December 2010
after 38 years of service with Hyannis FD

Dec 2010
 


Hyannis Looses A Friend


Hyannis Fire Department
Regrets to announce the passing of 12 year Hyannis Fire Department
Mascot and Dalmatian "C.J." on Saturday June 25, 2005.
C.J. had become quite sick in recent months and firefighters had to
make the difficult decision recently to euthanize the station mascot.
C.J. will be missed by all the guys and the many children who looked
forward to seeing "The Fire Dog" on visits to the fire station.
 

Hyannis Fire Radio - 868.2125
Hyannis FD had a number of concerns with the Cape's 800 mhz trunked radio system.  In building coverage was not satisfactory in a number of major buildings within Hyannis including Cape Cod Hospital, the Cape Cod Mall, Barnstable High School, and others.  As a result Hyannis experimented with a number of options ranging from low band repeaters to 400 mhz to 800 mhz options.  Hyannis has now (June 2002) begun simulcasting its communications on both 33.94 and a NEW 868.2125 conventional channel.  Hyannis retains its 800 mhz trunked talkgroup as well as its 460.625 channel.   More to follow.... June 2002.
Hyannis Fire Department - Busiest on Cape!
Once again, HYFD is the Cape's busiest Fire Department.  Hyannis responded to 5,657 runs in 2001, an increase of 370 runs over the 5,287 runs in 2000.  This is a 7% increase in runs making it an average of 15.5 runs a day.
 
Hyannis runs with 11 personnel per shift, one of them serving as a dispatcher.
 


Hyannis Tower 829 displays the colors in the weeks following Sept 11, 2001. Several HYFD personnel responded as part of MA-TF1 FEMA team to the WTC spending 8 days at ground zero.

 

 
 
 

 

INCIDENT NEWS

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hyannis Working Fire
55 Iyannough Road (Rte. 28)
October 29, 2012
Post Hurricane Sandy

Hyannis Engine 822
Disaster drill at Barnstable Municipal Airport
Oct 18, 2012

 

Hyannis 3rd Alarm
Calvary Church

West Main Street
March 13, 2012


Hyannis 2nd Alarm
1029 Route 132

February 12, 2012

Hyannis 4th Alarm
Hyannis House Apartments

290 west Main Street
October 31, 2011
One woman later died from injuries sustained in the fire.
Dozens of residents evacuated.


Hyannis 2nd Alarm
39 Pearl Street

March 18, 2011

Hyannis Firefighter Dan Clough
Driver of first due engine to Pearl Street fire
on his last night at work prior to his retirement
at 0800 hrs on March 19, 2011 after 36 years of service.
Danny was son of former Fire Chief Glenn Clough.
His son Ryan is a Hyannis Firefighter/Paramedic.





Hyannis Motel Fire
447 Main Street

March 4, 2011




Hyannis Working Fire
General Patton Drive

February 20, 2011


Hyannis Working Fire
Walnut Street

January 26, 2011
 

Hyannis Boat Fire
Hyannis Marine 808 in action
Pleasant Street
Nov 24, 2010


 

Hyannis Iron House Fire
Corporation Road
Tuesday - January 26, 2010 - 0115 hrs
4 alarms

BMA Airport MCI Drill
October 22, 2009

Hyannis Laundry Fire
Baxter Road
September 8, 2009
Working fire

Hyannis Apartment Fire
161 Winter Street
July 13, 2008 - 0600 hrs
Working fire

IHOP Fire
Route 132
May 23, 2008 - early morning

Old Cracker Barrel Factory
Route 132, Hyannis
November 4, 2005 - 1700 hrs
2 Alarms

Auto Body Shop
251 Barnstable Road
April 17, 2005
Working Fire

Barnstable Housing Fire
32 Sea Street Ext
October 21, 2002 - 0630 hrs
2nd Alarm

 

Hyannis Man Burned in House fire

 Hyannis Fire Department responded to a house fire at approximately 0900 hours on April 2, 2002.  Police reportedly were first to arrive at the house located on Winter Street at the corner of Chestnut Street.  Heavy smoke was coming from a 2nd floor bedroom.  Firefighters rescued a male who was severely burned and unconscious.  The fire was quickly controlled and the victim was transported to CCH due to a delay in medflight availability. A police officer was also treated for smoke inhalation resulting from initial rescue attempts.  COMMFD & Yarmouth FD assisted HYFD.

 

Hyannis 4th Alarm Fire at Cape Crossroads Condos...FIRE

 

 
 
 

 

 

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