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December 31, 2022

CROSBY FAMILY JULY 2022 turned 22 Years Old in September 2022.

2022 was another amazing year with many things happening.

We wish ALL OF YOU the HAPPIEST NEW YEAR in 2023.


Yamouth Fire Department
Retired Captain Lee Paraseau, age 73, passed away on February 2, 2022.
He had served as Director of the Barnstable Fire Academy for many years.

The Fire Bell in Dennis
Retired Tewksbury Deputy Chief and owner of the Fire Bell shop in West Dennis
passed away April 5, 2022 at age 88.


Dennis Fire Department
Retired Dennis Fire Chief John Donlan passed away on June 7, 2022.
He had retired in August 2021 after 46 years of service.
June 17, 2022

Chatham Fire Department
Another long time member and leader, retired Deputy Dick Hunter passed away June 26, 2022.
Ceremony was held on June 30, 2022

West Barnstable Fire Department
Retired Fire Chief John P Jenkins passed away on September 27, 2022 at age 77.
He joined the fire department when he was 16 in 1962 and served in the USAF
before becoming WBFD Chief from 1973 to 2005.
 A great man, leader, and friend.




Barnstable Fire Department
Deputy Chief Rick Pfautz was among those who retired in 2022.
He retired on January 28, 2022 after serving 33 years.
January 28, 2022

Plymouth Fire Department
Fire Chief Edward Bradley retired after 47 years of service and 15 years
as Chief on April 12, 2022.
Neil Foley was appointed as the new Plymouth Fire Chief.

State DCR Forest Fire Department
Long time District 1 Patrolman Bobby Crocker retired after 39 years of service.
April 13, 2022

Mashpee Fire Department
Chief Tom Rullo retired after 9 years as Chief in Mashpee.
April 25, 2022

Hyannis Fire Department
Lt/P Paul Medeiros retired April 29, 2022 after 31+ years with Hyannis
and a long service with the PFFM.

Yarmouth Fire Department
Fire Chief Phil Simonian retired May 6, 2022 after 39 years with YFD
and as Chief since 2014.


Mashpee Fire Department
Senior Firefighter Mark Lopez retired after 45 years of service.
June 30, 2022


Hyannis Fire Department
Deputy Chief Eric Kristofferson retired July 2022 after many years of service.
Captain Mark Storie was promoted to Deputy and many other promotions were also made.

Duxbury Fire Department
Fire Chief Kevin Nord retired in July 2022 after serving as Fire Chief for 18 years.


Hyannis Fire Department
Lt/P K. C. Curtis Pike retired after 21 years if service.
August 8, 2022

COMM Fire Department
Fire Prevention Officer Mike Grossman retired after 34 years of service.
August 29, 2022

Yarmouth Fire Department
Fire Alarm Operator Chris Ruell retired after 29 years.
September 2022

COMM Fire Department
The COMM FD recognized 12 members who have retired over the past 2 years or so.
They represent some 330 years of experience. Many of the Best!
Good friends and former coworkers all!
October 28, 2022.

Barnstable Fire Department
Fire Chief Frank Pulsifer retired on November 17, 2022 after serving as Deputy and Chief
in Barnstable for 10 years. His 32 year career began in Northborough and COMM FD.

Chatham Fire Department
Fire Chief Dave DePasquale retired on November 30, 2022 after serving as chief for the
past 2 years and after 33 years with Chatham FD.

Brewster Fire Department
Lt Cindy Coulter retired from the Brewster FD after serving as a Call EMT for 40+ years.
November 2022





Eastham Fire Department
New Deputy Chief Lisa Albino was promoted on January 14, 2022.
She has served the Eastham FD for 35 years since 1987 as a Firefighter, Paramedic,
and Officer.
January 14, 2022

Eastham Fire Department
New Officers and members are recognized and sworn in, including:
Captain Ryan Van Buskirk, Lt Laytin Reis, Lt Rachael Topal, and Lt Kurt Fisher,
as well as FF Marjorie DeBrosky, FF Matt Antine, FF Mike Looney, FF Quinn Campbell.
January 14, 2022

Barnstable Fire Department
Captain Chris Beal was promoted to Deputy Chief on January 28, 2022,
replacing retired Deputy Rick Pfautz.
January 28, 2022

Barnstable Fire Department
Several members and K-9 Officer O'Melia were recognized for life saving calls.
Neil Teupker appointed Captain and Keith Stranger to EMS Officer.
January 28, 2022

Wareham Fire Department
Wareham promoted John Kelley to Fire Chief.
Chief Matt Rowley retired after serving as Chief since 2018.
April 1, 2022

Cotuit Fire Department
The new Cotuit Fire Chief Sean Brown was sworn in April 7, 2022.
He came back to the Cape after serving 27 years with Concord, NH Fire Dept.
He replaced Interim Chief Mike Small and retired Chief Paul Rhude.
April 7, 2022

Interim Chief Mike Small

Mashpee Fire Department
Deputy Chief Jack Phelan is promoted to Mashpee Fire Chief April 25, 2022
replacing retired Chief Tom Rullo.

Mashpee Fire Department
Captain Joe Peltier was promoted to Deputy Chief working alongside Chief Jack Phelen.
May 24, 2022

Mashpee Fire Department
Lt/P Nicole Stanley was promoted to Captain May 24, 2022.


Duxbury Fire Department
New Deputy Chief Brian Monahan and new Fire Chief Rob Reardon
July 15, 2022

Nantucket Fire Department
Fire Chief Steve Murphy retired in September after 32 years of service and as Chief since 2017.
His replacement Mike Cranson started in October 2022.

Barnstable Fire Department
Deputy Chris Beal was promoted to Fire Chief on Saturday November 19, 2022.
He replaced Chief Pulsifer.

Barnstable Fire Department
Captain Kevin Brailey was promoted to Deputy Chief on November 19, 2022.
Barnatable also promoted Neil Tuepker to Captain, Keith Stranger EMS Officer,
and introduced several new members.

Chatham Fire Department
Deputy Justin Tavano was promoted to Fire Chief on November 30, 2022.

Chatham Fire Department
Captain Ryan Clarke was promoted to Deputy Chief on November 30, 2022.
Firefighter Ryan Holmes was promoted to Captain.






Dennis Fire Departmet
Broke ground on the new Station 2 on Paddocks Path, in North Dennis.
January 13, 2022

Mattapoisett Fire Department
The New Fire Headquarters was occupied and officially dedicated early in 2022.

The Rochester Fire Department donated their retired 1988 FMC 1500/3000 Tanker
to the Cayce, KY Fire Department that lost everything in the Dec 10, 2021 Tornado.

Carver Forestry 25
2021 Ford / BRAT
Jan 2022

Yarmouth Engine 42
2022 (2020) Pierce Enforcer PUC
March 2022

Middleborough Engine 3
2022 Ferrara Cinder
March 2022

The old Chilmark Fire Station was torn down in March 2022
as the new station will be built on the same site.

Falmouth voters approved funding for a new fire station it Hatchville.
April 2022

Joint Base Cape Cod  - Forestry 423
2021 Freightliner / Pierce Forestry
April 2022

Brewster Ambulance 243
2022 (2021) RAM / Lifeline Ambulance
April 2022

Falmouth Engine 10
2022 (2006) Pierce Contender
Originally Volusia County Florida
April 2022

Tisbury Fire Department - Forestry 632
2022 (1998) S&S LMTV / Bulldog Forestry
April 2022

Orleans Engine 175
2022 Pierce Enforcer PUC
May 2022

Kingston Tower 1
2022 Spartan / Smeal 100' Quint Tower
July 2022

Harwich Ladder 66
2022 Sutphen 100' Quint Aerial Ladder
Sept 2022

Hyannis Ambulance 831 (A-1)
2022 Ram / Lifeline Ambulance
Sept 2022

The new Dennis Station 2
October 2022

Eastham Ambulance 164
2022 Ford / Lifeline Ambulance
Dec 2022





A 62 year old woman perished in a Marstons Mills house fire on Sunday, March 6, 2022.
The fire was reported shortly after 8:00 pm on Lakeside Drive.
March 6, 2022


Nantucket Fire
Mutual Aid from Cape Cod (very rare) was called to assist Nantucket as they battled
a major fire at the historic Veranda House Hotel in the middle of town early in the
morning on July 9, 2022. Approximately 36 guests escaped safely and the town was
saved by Nantucket firefighters under the command of Deputy Sean Mitchell
averting a repeat of the 1845 Great Fire that burned down much of Nantucket.
July 9, 2022

Mashpee Fire Department
A 4th Alarm was struck for a fire in the Summerfield Park at 800 Falmouth Road
at about 1:00 pm on Tuesday July 12, 2022.

Mattapoisett Fire Department
The Mattapoisett Boatyard on Ned's Point Road was destroyed by a mid-day 5 Alarm Fire
on Friday August 19, 2022 that brought mutual aid from many area fire departments.
It included operation of 3 fireboats.
(photo by Jonas Merrill)


Hyannis Fire Department
A 3rd Alarm was struck for a fire in the Yachtsman Condos, 500 Ocean Street,
on Saturday October 8, 2022 at about 8:00 pm.

Hyannis Fire Department
A fully involved yard loader on Walton Ave, Hyannis was put out by Yarmouth FD
while Hyannis was tied up at a water rescue on School Street,
November 5, 2022

Hyannis Fire Department
Hyannis and other dive teams responded to the School Street docks
for a water rescue / recovery on November 5, 2022.

COMM Fire Department
An occupied home was heavily damaged by a fire on December 8, 2022.
Two family dogs perished.





Falmouth Fire Department
Wildfire Training at Crane Wildlife.
April 2022

Carver - Plymouth County
 Approximately 17 departments participated in the 2022 Brush Breaker Drill
at Myles Standish Forest on May 1, 2022.

West Barnstable Fire Department
Several departments were involved in the annual Tanker Shuttle Drill in West Barnstable
on September 27, 2022.

Cape Cod Center for Training
Some of the new training props on Cape Cod were demonstrated at the Patriot Square
in Dennis on October 27, 2022.

Fire Dragon made an appearance.



Road Trip - Maine Summer 2022
Bangor, Maine Marine 1.
August 2022

Maine State Capital
August 2022

Portland Fire Museum
August 2022


Road Trip - Long Island and Up State New York
September 2022

Road Trip - Long Island
Amagansett, LI, NY "Stump Jumper"
September 2022

Road Trip - Long Island
Fireboat in Patchogue, LI, NY
September 2022

Road Trip - Long Island
37th Anniversary in Port Jefferson, LI, NY
September 2022

Road Trip - Up State New York
Fireboat on Lake Saratoga, Quaker Springs, NY
September 2022

Road Trip - Up State New York
The Old Forge Fireboat in the Adirondacks.
September 2022

Road Trip - Up State New York
Yes In Deed

Road Trip - Up State New York
Fireboat in Clayton, NY
September 2022

Road Trip - Up State New York
Albany Fire Station E9 - L4 - Delaware Ave
September 2022




Hyannis Fire Department
The Tom Kenney "T.K. 10-K" road race brought people together on June 4, 2022.

Cotuit Fire Department
Cotuit members were recognized on May 2, 2022 for being part of a cardiac arrest save.

A Boston Visit
We attended baseball games on my Birthday and Father's Day at Fenway
with the St. Louis Cardinals in town. Recognition of STL Albert Pujols "5" by Big Papi.
And a visit with our Nick. Special times.

Orleans Fire Department
Members of the Orleans Fire Department at the dedication of the new Engine 175.
October 26, 2022

Hyannis Fire Department
Retirement party for Lt Paul Medeiros, November 20, 2022.