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The Yarmouth Fire Department was established in 1930...................It was "officially" organized as a town department in 1950................Yarmouth FD provides fire & ems service to approximately 22,797 citizens within the 24.13 square mile town.....................YFD operates from 3 fire stations, all will be staffed 24 hours (summer 2003) .......................There will be 14 personnel assigned to a shift, with a minimum of 11 working.......................YFD responded to 5,296 incidents in 2002................... 918 Fire responses and 4,378 EMS calls...................

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Yarmouth Fire Department
96 Old Main Street
South Yarmouth, MA  02664
Department
Stations
Apparatus
Sta.Appar
Personnel
Radio
Run Cards
History
News
Community
Emergency 911
Emergency 508-398-2211
Business     508-398-2212
FAX            508-760-4858
Dispatch     508-398-2212
Radio          33.58   114.8
800 Talk     37872
Fire Alarm  KNCS 289
Dispatched by Yarmouth FD

Fire Chief  Philip Simonian  (2014)

Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Barnstable County
Mid Cape Cod Region

Established 1930 / 1950
3 Fire Stations     22 Apparatus
86 Personnel  71 Career  15 Call
Apparatus 40-59

Area             24.13 Square Miles
Population    25,192
Density        1044 per sq mile

Fire            xxx
EMS        xxxx
Total       6,709
  
(2013 stats)

Sta.1    Sta.2
Sta.3    (GI)

6 Engines
1 Tower
1 Brush
4 Ambs
5 Cars
6 Misc

  Yarmouth Fire Department Website

Total Personnel: 86

Career Personnel: 71
(1) Fire Chief,
(1) Deputy Chief,
(4) Shift Captains,
(12) Shift Lieutenants,
(0) Senior Privates,
(44) Firefighters,
(1) Fire Prevention Capt,
(1) Fire Prev. Lieut.,
(1) Lt EMS Officer,
(4) Dispatchers,
(2) Admin Secs,  

Including:
(28) EMT-Paramedics,
(    ) EMT-I,
(    ) EMT-B,
(    ) First Responders

IAFF: Local 2122. Personnel are civilian.

Staffing:

There are 4 groups of (14) personnel, with a minimum of (11) per shift. 
Each group works an 8 day 42 hour week comprised of (2) 24 hour days 0800-0800
The work week is (1) on, (1) off, (1) on, and 5 days off......(1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0)

Station staffing is as follows:
(8) Station 1,
(3) Station 2,
(3) Station 3
The minimum staffing is:
(5) Station 1,
(3) Station 2,
(3) Station 3

Dispatch by:
Yarmouth Dispatchers are civilian, affiliated with the Firefighters' Local 2122. 
Dispatchers work 8 day 42 hour week comprised of (2) 24 hour days 0800-0800
The work week is (1) on, (1) off, (1) on, and (5) days off......(1-0-1-0-0-0-0-0)
Disp A - Chris Ruell
Disp B - Deb Lenahan
Disp C - Kelly Donovan
Disp D - Rachael Jessop

Stations:  
Station 1 staffing is (1) Captain, (1) Lieutenant, (6) FFs, (1) Civ. Dispatcher
Station 2 staffing is (1) Lieutenant, (2) FFs
Station 3 staffing is (1) Lieutenant, (2) FFs

Officers
Fire Chief (Actg) Philip Simonian (2013) (Car 551)
Deputy Chief (Actg) Jon Sawyer    (2013)   (Car 552)
Fire Prev Officers: Captain Jamie Armstrong, Lt Matt Bearse (P)
EMS/Training Lt Patrick Fontaine (P)

Group A: Captain David Morley
                Lt. Chris Caton,,  Lt Michael McCarthy, Actg Lt Jason Moriarity
Group B: Captain Tom Lundquist
                Lt. Mark Omerzu, Lt Joe Mullin, Lt. Mark Abboud,
Group C: Captain Jerry Walsh 
                Lt. Dale Starr, Lt. John Harbor, Actg Lt John Harbor 
Group D: Captain Roupen Baker
                Lt Ron Nipolitan, Lt. Corey Kittla,  Lt. Kevin Huck

             

Call Personnel:15
(15) Call personnel     

07/30/14

Yarmouth Police Department

Yarmouth Police Department
Brad Erickson Way
West Yarmouth, MA 02673
Emergency 911    Emergency 508-771-1212
Business  508-775-0445   Fax  508-775-4997

Police Chief Frank Fredrickson

 


Yarmouth Information


Yarmouth Incorporated as a town 1639
Yarmouth Fire Department Established in 1930

Town of Yarmouth Website

City/Town Name: Town of Yarmouth
2008 Population: 23,778
2000 Population: 22,797
1990 Population: 21,174
Registered Voters: 18,364
2010 School Enrollments: 2,539
2000 School Enrollments: 2,931
Population Over 65: 6,488
Square Miles: 24.13
Public Road Miles: 266.12
Income Per Capita: $22,731
Median Family Income: $48,148
EQV Per Capita: $259,389
Avg. Tax Bill: $2,621
Residential Tax Rate: 8.00
Commercial Tax Rate: 8.00
Operating Budget: $78,798.218

 

Massachusetts Municipal Association

City/Town Name: Town of Yarmouth
Community Profiles: http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/cc/yarmouth.html
City/Town Hall Address: 1146 Rte. 28
City/Town: Yarmouth
State: MA
Zip Code: 02664
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (Mon-Fri)
County: Barnstable
World Wide Web Address: http://www.yarmouth.ma.us
Area Code: 508
Main Telephone: 508-398-2231
Main Fax: 508-398-2365
TTY/TDD:
Police Department: 508-775-0445
Fire Department: 508-398-2212
Public Works: 508-398-2231, ext. 290
Planning: 508-398-2231
Schools: 508-398-7600
Library: 508-760-4822
Town Clerk: 508-398-2231, ext. 257
City Council:
Board of Selectmen: 508-398-2231 ext.271
City Clerk:

 

 

DHCD Community Profile

Added Jan 6, 2002
Updated Sept 4, 2011

 

 

 


Yarmouth Fire Department History

The Yarmouth Fire Department was established in December 1930.  A serious fire that destroyed Dr. Hart's house on Main Street (Route 6A) Yarmouthport across from the library on October 13, 1930 caused local citizens to form the department.  A December 13, 1930 town meeting authorized $75,000 to develop a water supply for Yarmouthport and $17,000 for two fire engines.  The first engine arrived on January 13, 1931 and was stationed in South Yarmouth at Ernie Baker's garage next to Standish Hall on Old Main Street.  A siren was placed on the roof of the garage.  Gilbert Studley was appointed chief engineman for Company No.1.  A fire company of 18 men was organized by February 3rd.  Shortly after Company 1 was organized, the second pumper was delivered to the northside.  Frederick Stobbart was appointed chief engineman for Company 2.  The engine was housed in a garage at Hermon Rogers at the corner of Hallet Street (Route 6a) and Old Church Street.  A siren was also placed on the roof of that garage. 

 In 1937, the Yarmouth FD boasted a department of 36 firemen.  It also claimed to be the only town of its size with a ladder truck (45 feet in length)...equipped with a 50 foot truss ladder, 35 foot beam ladder, and various roof ladders, as well as first aid equipment, inhalators, and gas masks. 

By 1945 the water system had finally extended to South Yarmouth and into West Yarmouth.  The northside fire station No.2 was built in 1946.  In 1947, Station 3 was built in West Yarmouth  In 1950, Oliver Studley was appointed the first Chief of Department for the entire town. 

In 1952, Chief Dana Whittemore took over the helm and served until 1975.  Chief Whittemore was one of the early proponents of a mutual aid system in Barnstable County and the Yarmouth Fire Department served as the Mutual Aid Center for many years.  Yarmouth FD took over the ambulance from the Yarmouth Police Department in April 1973.  There were 927 EMS calls in the remainder of 1973 as well as 511 fire calls for a total of 1438 runs. Chief Wittenmore retired in 1975. Chief John Clemence served from 1978 to 1983. 

Chief David Akin served from 1983 until 1995.  In 1986 an addition was made on the South Yarmouth Fire Station 1 providing apparatus room and living quarters.  In 1989, a major renovation and addition was made to Station 2 in Yarmouthport.  In October 1989, Yarmouth staffed Station 2 24 hours a day.  In 1993 a Technical Rescue Team was established in Yarmouth trained in collapse, trench, and confined space rescue.  In 1995, Dennis Brown became fire chief.

With the retirement of Chief Brown, Deputy C. Randall Sherman was promoted to Fire Chief in 2004. Peter Raiskio then served as Deputy Chief. Deputy Raiskio passed away in Feb 2007. Robert Kelleher became Deputy Chief.

In January 2008, the new West Yarmouth Fire Station 3 opened on Buck Island Road. The three bay drive through station was a significant improvement for the West Yarmouth area. Unfortunately, budget challenges resulted in the station being closed within its first year. Eventually the station reopened and continues to provide improved service to the West end of town.

In 2009, Michael Walker became fire chief.  
Deputy Chief Robert Kelleher retired in 2010, having served as Acting Chief for a time after Chief Sherman's retirement. .
Phil Simonian was promoted to Deputy Chief in 2010.

(Info from Yarmouth FD records and other sources)

Fire Chief Michael Walker (2009) (Car 551) (2009-2013)

Major Fires and Emergencies  
1930 - Oct 13 - A major fire destroyed the home of Dr. Hart on Main Street in Yarmouthport across from the library.  Since Yarmouth did not have any fire equipment, apparatus came from as far away as Hyannis, Centerville, Brewster, Harwich, and Falmouth.  The Centerville pumper pumped 2 hours.
1985 - Feb 9 - The 130 year old 2 1/2 story Lukes Market at Main Street & Route 28 was destroyed by a 4 alarm fire at 0530 hours.  A bitter cold morning hampered efforts of 50 firefighters from several departments.
1988 - Jan 30 - A 3 alarm fire at Huntington Ave damaged a 210 foot long space metal building effecting 5 businesses.
1989 - June 17 - A military helicopter crashed in foggy conditions when it ran out of fuel trying to find Barnstable Airport.  It crashed in a wooded area off Tall Pines Drive in Yarmouthport at 0003 hours killing all 6 onboard.
1991 - June 10 - A 10 inch high pressure gas main leak and explosion injured 4 workers on Whites Path.
1995 - Feb 16 - A fast moving fire took the life of an 8 year old boy at 14 Sullivan Road, West Yarmouth at 2337 hours.

Incident History
Year            Fire            EMS            Total
1950
1960
1970
1975
1980                                                  2,553
1985
1990
1992          1,543             2,531           4,074
1993          1,688             2,655           4,343
1994          1,831             2,820           4,651
1995
1996
1997
1998
1999
2000                                                 4,947
2001                                                 5,306
2002            918             4,378          5,296
2003                                                 5,375
2004                                                 5,566
2005                                                 5,917
2006                                                 5,900
2007                                                 6,135
2008                                                 6,450
2009                                                 6,271
2010                                                 6,694
2011                                                 6,795                   
2012                                                 6,478              
2013                                                 6,709             

 

Apparatus Roster in 1975
Engine 1
Engine 2
Engine 3
Engine 4
Engine 5
Engine 6
Engine 7
Engine 8
Engine 9

 


Yarmouth Radio

Yarmouth Fire Radio Call Sign.................KNCS 289.........."Yarmouth Fire"
Yarmouth Dispatch ID.............................Yarmouth Fire Alarm
Yarmouth Fire Frequency........................33.58 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Yarmouth County Frequency...................33.70 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Yarmouth Fire Ch.2 Admin......................461.200 Mhz........ PL  203.5
Yarmouth Fire 800 Talkgroup..................37872....................Simulcast 33.58
Yarmouth Radio Tone Test......................1810 Hours
Yarmouth Apparatus Numbers................ 40-59
Yarmouth FD Old Call Sign.....................KCD 246...............No longer used

Yarmouth Police Radio Call Sign.............KCA 369...............County Callsign
Yarmouth Police Dispatch ID..................KNPE 241............"Yarmouth Police"
Yarmouth Police Frequency....................855.2375 Mhz........Conventional 800
Yarmouth Police Old Freq......................155.055 Mhz..........Old Yar Ops
Yarmouth Police County Freq.................155.565 Mhz......... Old Ch.1
Yarmouth Police 800 Trunk Group..........38544....................Not utilized
Yarmouth Police 800 County Group........36496....................County Talkgroup
Yarmouth Police Unit IDs........................."J" Cars

Yarmouth Water District..........................47.78
Yarmouth Water District..........................153.620
Yarmouth Water District..........................173.210
 

 


Yarmouth Station Apparatus Assignments

Station 1........South Yarmouth
Engine 43.......2011 Pierce Impel PUC 1500 / 500 / 30 / 50 Pumper - HR
Engine 44.......1999 Emergency One 1250 / 500 Pumper - HR (old 43)
Tower 41.......2004 Pierce 2000/300  100' Quint Aerial Tower
Ambulance 53......2010 Chevy 4500 / Life Line Type I Ambulance (EMS 341)
Ambulance 54......2005 Ford E450 / MedTec Type III Ambulance (EMS 342)
Squad 46.......1994 Ford F350 / Fire Resources Squad Truck (Formerly Forestry 46)
Squad 50.......1992 International / Road Rescue Type I Dive Rescue Truck
Car 551.........2011 Ford Expedition Fire Chief Car
Car 52...........2005 Ford Expedition Deputy Chief Car
Car 57...........2000 Ford F250 Pickup Truck EMS Officer
Car 59.......... 2007 Ford Escape Hybrid Fire Prev Car
Boat 40A.......2000 16 foot Inflatable Rescue Boat
Collapse........1993 Technical Rescue / Collapse Trailer
Haz Mat........1990's Pollution Control Trailer
DEP..............2007 Mass DEP Oil Spill Prevention & Response Trailer


Station 2 .......Yarmouth Port
Engine 45.......2005 Pierce Enforcer 1500/500 Pumper - HR
Engine 47.......1985 Pierce Arrow 1250 / 500 Pumper
Forestry 49....1980's Chevy 4x4 250 / 175 Forestry Truck
Ambulance 55......2008 Chevy 4500 / Life Line Type I Ambulance (EMS 343)

Car 58...........2008 Ford Escape Hybrid Fire Prev Car
Boat 40B.......2005 Yamaha Jet Ski
  

Station 3 .......West Yarmouth 
Engine 42.......2008 Pierce Enforcer 1250 / 500 /20A/50B CAFS Pumper - HR
Engine 48.......1996 Emergency One 1250 / 750 Pumper Reserve  (old 42)
Ambulance 56......2008 Chevy 4500 / Life Line Type I Ambulance (EMS 340) 
Spare Amb.....2004 Ford E450 / Road Rescue Type III Ambulance (EMS xxx)
Car 51...........2004 Ford Expedition EMS Officer Car
Fire Prev........2007 Interstate Fire Prevention Trailer
HazMat 14....2008 GMC 5500/Rosenbauer MA Dist 1 Haz Mat Squad

 

09/04/11

 

 


Yarmouth Sample Run Cards
(As listed at BCC 1-16-2002)

 

 

DIST 1 STRUCTURE   COVERAGE
1ST  E43-E42-E45-L41-AMB    
WF L110-HAR AMB         SY-E48
2ND E47-E48-E44-H821-C51-C229-EMS    SY-E112  YP-E205
3RD E112-E205-BR AMB-C101    SY-E826  YP-E107  SY-CO AMB  WD-E69  HA-E65
4TH E826-E107-C801     SY-E69  YP-E233  WD-E65  HA-E64  EH-E185
5TH E69-C61-OR AMB-E233     SY-E304  YP-E294
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS DE-HY-BA-HA-BR  
BREAKERS BR-WB-CO-SA  
FORESTRY DE-BR-HA-WB  
TANKERS WB-HY-CO-CH  
AMBS DE-HY-DE-HY-HA-BA-BR-CO-HA-BR  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                         

 

DIST 2E STRUCTURE   COVERAGE
1ST E42-E43-E44-L41-AMB      
WF L206-HAR AMB    YP-E48
2ND E45-E47-E48-E107-H241-C51-C229-EMS     YP-E826  SY-E112
3RD E826-E112-OR AMB-C101      YP-E205  SY-E69  HA-E65  SY-CO AMB 
ND-E233  BA-E294
4TH E205-E69-C801    YP-E233  SY-E822  HY-E304
5TH E233-E822-SA AMB-C231     YP-E294  SY-E115  WD-E65  HA-E185  BA-E452
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS BA-HY-DE-BR-HA  
BREAKERS BR-WB-CO-SA  
FORESTRY DE-BR-WB-HA  
TANKERS WB-BR-HY-CH-CO  
AMBS BA-DE-HY-DE-HY-BR-HA-BR-CO-DE  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 2W STRUCTURE   COVERAGE
1ST E42-E43-E44-C41-AMB     
WF L206-BR AMB-E48    YP-E107
2ND E45-E47-E48-E107-H821-C51-C229-EMS   YP-E233  SY-E112
3RD E233-E112-SA AMB-C101   YP-E234  SY-CO AMB  SY-E826  BR-E175
4TH E234-E205-C801    YP-E826  SY-E115  BA-E294  WD-E69  HA-E65
5TH E826-E294-CH AMB-C201    YP-E823  HY-E304  BA-E452
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS BA-HY-DE-BR-HA  
BREAKERS WB-BR-CO-SA  
FORESTRY DE-BR-WB-HA  
TANKERS HY-MA-SA  
AMBS BA-HY-DE-HY-DE-WB-BR-HA-CO-HA  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                                         

 

DIST 3 STRUCTURE   COVERAGE
1ST E43-E42-E47-E48-E826-L41-AMB       
WF CO AMB        
2ND E45-E44-H821-R51-C229-EMS     SY-E112  YP-E205
3RD E112-E205-BR AMB-C801     SY-E69  YP-E107  HA-E65  SY-OR AMB
4TH E823-E69-C101     SY-E107  YP-E233  HY-E304
5TH E304-E107-SA AMB-C201   SY-E115  WD-E65  HA-E185  HY-E305  CE-E263  
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS HY-DE-BA-CO-HA  
BREAKERS WB-CO-BR-SA  
FORESTRY DE-CO-WB-BR  
TANKERS WB-HY-CO-CH-BR  
AMBS HY-DE-HY-DE-BA-CO-HY-DE-HA-BR  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5/31/03)   (REVISED 11/01)

 
 
Note:  The run cards above are a partial listing provided for quick reference only.  Additional coverage assignments for other fire departments were left off for simplicity purposes.  These run cards are in effect as of the date posted with them.  It is interesting to use the run cards to track and compare the flow of apparatus to fires in various parts of town.  It is important to remember that these cards reflect resources available when they were written.  Additional apparatus, changes in station assignments, staffing issues, and individual department policies may have changed since these cards were written.  This may  have an effect on the actual apparatus response to incidents when they occur.