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DEPARTMENT NEWS
Apparatus - Stations - Department - Incidents
EASTHAM
FIRE DEPARTMENT
Barnstable County
Updated
March 6, 2022

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APPARATUS NEWS

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EASTHAM APPARATUS

QUINT
Eastham has ordered a Pierce Enforcer 1500/500  77' Quint Aerial Ladder.
It will become Eastham's first ever Ladder Truck.
Expected delivery in 2022.
July 2021

AMBULANCES
Eastham has ordered (2) new Ford F550/Lifeline Ambulances
to replace the 2016 Ambulances 162 and 163.
Expected delivery early 2022.
Sept 2021

BOAT
Eastham has ordered a new 23' Safeboat to serve as a Rescue Boat.
It is expected to replace the 2011 Eastern 22' Marine 164.
Sept 2021


 

EASTHAM FORESTRY

EASTHAM FORESTRY 158
2019 Ford F550 4x4 / BFX
100 gpm / 314 gals / 7 Class A
Replaced 1991 International/Metal Masters Special Hazards 158

April 2019
 

 


EASTHAM TRAILER

EASTHAM BEACH-WATER TRAILER
2018 EZ-Haul carries beach and water rescue equipment

June 2018




New trailer replaced older open trailer

 


EASTHAM CARS

EASTHAM CARS 151 & 152
Identical 2017 Ford Explorers for Fire Chief and Deputy Chief

Jan 2018

 


EASTHAM CAR

CAR 152
2011 Ford Crown Victoria former Eastham Police cruiser
Assigned to Deputy Car 152

Eastham has reassigned a few apparatus numbers.
Fire Chief is now Car 151  (was 161)
Deputy Chief is using former Eastham PD car now Car 152
Former Marine 152 is now Marine 164.

Sept 2017


 


EASTHAM ATV

EASTHAM ATV 159
2016 Polaris 6x6 ATV
Skid unit with 70 gals water and 5 gals Class A
Purchased with grant by Leary Firefighters Foundation

May 2016

 

 


EASTHAM AMBULANCES

EASTHAM AMBULANCE 162
2016 Ford F550 4x4 / Lifeline Type I Ambulance

Feb 2016

EASTHAM AMBULANCE 163
2016 Ford F550 4x4 / Lifeline Type I Ambulance

Feb 2016



(2) Ford F-450 / Life Line ambulances on order for 2016
Nov 2015



 


EASTHAM BOATS

EASTHAM MARINE 153
2015 Avon 20' rigid hull
Twin Yamaha 90 HP
Docked at Goose Hummuch

 

Previous Marine 153
2005 McKee 20' / Honda 130 hp
Acquired from surplus in 2012

 

 

EASTHAM MARINE 154
2004 Avon 17' Boat
Placed in service 2015
 

 

 


EASTHAM CARS

2006 Ford Explorer Car 161 retired in 2015
2010 Ford Explorer former Car 151 reassigned to Car 161 Nov 2015

 


 
 


EASTHAM
ENGINE

EASTHAM ENGINE 155
2013 Emergency One Typhoon EMax CAFS Pumper
1500 gpm / 1000 Gals / 30 A Foam

Aug 2013


 

Retired Engine 1 (E155)
1992 Emergency One Protector 1250/1000
July 2013

 

 


EASTHAM SQUAD

EASTHAM SQUAD 160
2012 Chevy 2500 HD 4x4 / Knapheide Utility Body
March 2012
Replaced 2004 Ford F250 Pickup

 

 


EASTHAM ATV



Eastham added a Honda ATV in 2012

 


 


EASTHAM BOAT

EASTHAM MARINE 152
2011 Eastern 22' / Evinrude 115 hp Boat
To be shared by Eastham Fire Department, Harbormaster, and DNR
Docked at Rock Harbor

 

 


EASTHAM
AMBULANCES

EASTHAM AMBULANCE 162
2010 Ford E450 / Lifeline Type III Ambulance

2010
 

 

EASTHAM AMBULANCE 163
2010 Ford E450 / Lifeline Type III Ambulance

2010

 

 


EASTHAM TENDER ?

EASTHAM
This surplus former Military fuel truck was observed at the Eastham DPW>
The International vehicle can carry 1200 gallons of water.
While not expected to become an active EFD unit, it would be available
in town should the need arise.

 

 


Eastham Chief Car

Car 161
2006 Ford Explorer 4x4 SUV Fire Chief Car
Oct 2006

 


Eastham Deputy Car


Car 151
2002 Ford Explorer 4x4 SUV Deputy Car
Former Car 161
Oct 2006


Eastham Ambulances

 


Rescue 162
(EMS 364)
2006 Ford E450 / Lifeline Type III Ambulance
In Service February 2006




Interior of new ambulance


Rescue 163
(EMS 365)
2006 Ford E450 / Lifeline Type III Ambulance
In Service February 2006



Eastham Engine


Engine 156
Eastham has taken delivery of this 2006 Emergency One Typhoon
1500gpm, 1000gal, 30A Compressed Air Foam System
Rescue Pumper.  It will carry the jaws and airbags.
The unit has a 7500w generator and will carry ALS equipment.
January 2006 - In Service March 2006
It replaces the 1986 Ford/ E-One pumper.



March 2006

Old Engine 156 and New 156
1986 Ford C8000/E-One 1250/1000


 



EASTHAM CAR

Car 151
1996 Ford LTD
Deputy Chief
Formerly Car 164


 


New Eastham Pickup


Squad 160
2004 Ford F250 4x4 Pickup Truck

 


New Special Hazards 158 

Eastham Fire Department Special Hazards 158

Jan 2011


Eastham FD has taken delivery of the former CCNS Forestry 277.  The 1991
International 500 gallon forestry truck has been equipped to serve as a 
"Special Hazards" unit in addition to forestry duty.
June 2003

 

Eastham New Tanker 157

Eastham Tanker 157
Eastham has purchased this used 1997 GMC / Almonte 500 gpm / 2000 gallon
Tanker truck.  This apparatus was in service in Canada prior to coming to the
Cape.  This piece double's the water capacity of the Eastham FD.
June 2003

Jan 2011
 

Eastham Chief  Car

Car 161
2002 Ford Explorer

 

New Eastham Rescue

Rescue 162

2001 Ford / Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulance
 


Old Engine 1

1946 Ford / Maxim 500 gpm Pumper
Was originally Eastham's first engine.  It has been refurbished and is at HQ.
Fall 2002.


 


 

Eastham Engine 156 (Engine 2)
1986 Ford F8000/E-One 1250/1000 Pumper

 

Eastham Engine 155 (Engine 1)
1974 Maxim S 1250/500 Pumper

Old County Breaker C-13 in Eastham

Eastham Engine 158
1966 Ford F950/Maxim 750/1000

 

 
 
 
 
 
 


STATION NEWS

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Eastham New Fire Headquarters

Eastham Station September 2002.


Eastham Fire Headquarters has been completed.  November 2001


November 2001

The former Headquarters before renovations.

February 2001

August 2001
Old Station is gone and new station is occupied and
partially completed. A couple bays to go and the building will
be completed. 
 

When Completed

 
 

 

DEPARTMENT NEWS

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Eastham Deputy
 

DEPUTY LISA ALBINO
History was made on January 14, 2022 as Captain/Paramedic
Lisa Albino was officially promoted to Deputy Chief of the Eastham
Fire Department becoming the first female to serve as a Chief Fire
Officer on Cape Cod.

Jan 2022

The promotional ceremony also recognized a new Captain and Lieutenants



 

EASTHAM FIRE CHIEF

EASTHAM FIRE CHIEF DAN KEANE
Dan Keane became the 8th permanent Fire Chief in Eastham
on November 19, 2021. He has served as Eastham's Deputy
Chief since 2017. Chief Kent Farrenkopf retired after serving
the past 6 years as Chief.

Nov 2021
 

 

EASTHAM FIRE CHIEF RETIRING

EASTHAM FIRE CHIEF KENT FARRENKOPF
Fire Chief Kent Farrenkopf announced that he will be retiring
in November 2021 after serving Eastham for the last 6 years.
Prior to coming to the Eastham Fire Department he had served
the Harwich Fire Department for 32 years, including many years
as a Captain and 4 years as Deputy.
Congratulations.

Sept 30, 2021


 


Eastham Promotion
LIEUTENANT DONNY WATSON
Eastham Lieutenant Eric Hilferty retired in Sept 2021.
FF Donny Watson has been promoted to Lieutenant.
Sept 28, 2021

 

Eastham Promotions
CAPTAIN VANBUSKIRK
Eastham Fire Department Captain William Pilzecker retired in Oct 2020.
After a promotional process and new contract, the following officers
have been promoted.
CAPTAIN Ryan VanBuskirk (G-1)
LT Maurice Wiley (G-4)
LT Kurt Fisher (G-3)
LT Rachael Topal (G-2)
LT Eric Hilferty (G-1)
Jan 12, 2021


 


 Eastham
Retirement

EASTHAM RETIREMENT
Eastham Firefighter/Paramedic Barbara Francke has
retired after 31 years of service effective June 30, 2020.


 


Eastham Promotion
CAPTAIN MORSE
Eastham has promoted Kyle Morse to serve as the Captain of Group 4
replacing retired Captain Bill Sprague.
Jan 8, 2020

 

 
Eastham Retirement

CAPTAIN WILLIAM "BILL" SPRAGUE
Eastham Fire Department Captain Bill Sprague is retiring after 40 years of service.
He began as a Call Firefighter in 1979. He became a paramedic in 1982 and was
hired Fulltime in 1989. He was promoted to Captain in 2001.
Congratulations!
Dec 30, 2019

 


Safer Grant
HIRING 4 FIREFIGHTERS
Eastham Fire Department received a SAFER grant enabling the department
to hire (4) additional personnel bringing the shift strength up from 4 to 5.
Effective January 2018

 


 Eastham Deputy

EASTHAM DEPUTY CHIEF
Eastham hired Dan Keane to serve as Deputy Fire Chief.
Keane was previously a member of the Sandwich Fire Department
for 16 years servings as firefighter/paramedic, Lieutenant, and in Fire
Prevention. He began his fire service career with the Cotuit Fire Dept.
He will fill the deputy position which has been vacant for several
years. He will be sworn in Sept 5, 2017.  Congratulations.
August 14, 2017



 

New Eastham Fire Chief

NEXT EASTHAM FIRE CHIEF
Harwich Deputy Fire Chief Kent Farrenkopf has been selected to serve
as the next Fire Chief in Eastham starting in November 2015.
Farrenkopf served as the Harwich Deputy since 2011 and as
shift Captain, Lieutenant, and firefighter for many years prior.

Chief Farrenkopf will be sworn in in Eastham Nov 20, 2015.

 

 

 

Eastham Chief Retires

EASTHAM FIRE CHIEF RETIRING
Eastham Fire Chief Mark Foley will retire in mid November.  He has served as Chief
since February 2014 and served as Deputy Chief for a few years prior.  He started
out with the Yarmouth FD and has been active in the County Fire Academy and on the
Retirement Board for many years.  Best wishes!


 

 

EASTHAM RET. CAPT PASSES

 

The Eastham Fire Department
regrets to announce the passing of
retired Captain Brian P Edmunds, age 57
on April 1, 2015.

Captain Edmunds was a 34 year member of the
Eastham Fire Department and a founding member
and President of IAFF Local 2975.

He was the father of Orleans FF Doug Edmunds.

Visiting Hours
Friday April 10, 2015
17:00 - 19:00 hrs
Nickerson Funeral Home
77 Eldredge Parkway, Orleans

Services Mass
Saturday April 11, 2015
09:00 - 10:00 hrs
United Methodist Church
73 Main Street, Orleans

 


Eastham Retirement

CAPTAIN STEVE BURNS
Eastham Fire Department's long time Captain Steve Burns retired in July 2014.
William Pilzecker will be promoted to Captain of Group 1.
Congrats to both.
August 2014
 

 

RETIRED LT RONALD I. ALEXANDER
Retired Eastham Fire Department Lt. Ron Alexander passed away in August 2014.
He had served as Fire Inspector and was Eastham's first Paramedic,
Aug 2014 

 


EASTHAM CHIEF

EASTHAM FIRE CHIEF
Eastham Fire Department will promoted Deputy Chief Mark Foley to serve
as the new Fire Chief.
Jan 2014
 


EASTHAM FIRE CHIEF RETIRED

EASTHAM FIRE CHIEF GLEN OLSON RETIRED
Fire Chief Glen Olson has been in the fire service for over 30 years.
He came up with the Eastham FD, spent a number of years with the
Hyannis Fire Department, and returned about 14 years ago to become
the Eastham Fire Chief. He has been a paramedic for many years as well.
Chief Olson retired in October 2013.

Congratulations and Best Wishes to him!
 

 

Eastham Retirement

RETIRED
Eastham Captain/Paramedic Jennifer Smith retired on Jan 2, 2012.
She joined the Orleans/Eastham Rescue on call in 1978. In 1982 she joined
the Eastham Fire Department as a Paramedic (CIEMSS Class 6).
She served 33 years, including many as a Lieutenant and Captain.
Best wishes!
Jan 2012


 

Eastham Runs in 2001
Eastham Fire Department responded to 1,735 incidents in 2001.  This is an increase of 133 from 1,895 in 2000.  An 8.3% increase in calls put Eastham at 4.8 calls a day.
 

NEW EASTHAM FIRE CHIEF 10-31-2000

Glenn J. Olson joined the Eastham call fire department in 1979. He was hired as a career firefighter in 1982. He became a paramedic. In 1987 Olson was promoted to Lieutenant. In 1992, Lieutenant Olson left the Eastham Fire Department to become a career fire fighter/paramedic with the Hyannis Fire Department. In 1997 Olson had an opportunity to return to his hometown department and rejoined the Eastham Fire Department. Now he has been selected as Eastham's new fire chief.

Longtime Eastham fire chief Jack Austin retired in 1998. After a long search EFD hired William Mulvey as chief. Mulvey was formerly on the New Haven, CT Fire Dept. Mulvey's reign lasted less than a year in Eastham. Long time department Captain Theodore "Ted" Mickle had
 serving as Acting Chief until the selection of a permanent chief was made..

The Eastham Fire department was established in 1945. It protects 15 square miles and a year round population of 5,454 residents. The department has one fire station which is presently undergoing a long needed major rebuilding. Two pumpers, two ambulances, and a couple support units are operated by the 13 career and 5 call members. Eastham responded to 439 fire incidents and 1,245 ems responses for a total of 1,684 responses in 1999.

 

NEW EASTHAM DEPUTY CHIEF April 2005

Mark Foley has been named Deputy Chief in Eastham.
Deputy Foley came from the Yarmouth FD where he most recently served as Lieutenant.
Foley also serves as Asst Director of Barnstable Fire Training Academy.

 
 
 

 

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