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The Harwich Fire Department was established in 1927....................... Harwich protects 11,765 citizens within 20.93 square miles......................Harwich FD operates from 2 staffed fire stations with 7 personnel per shift, 6 minimum....................Harwich responded to 3,558 incidents in 20021.................862 fire runs and 2,696 ems calls...................

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Harwich Fire Department
175 Sisson Road
Harwich, MA  0264
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Department
Stations
Apparatus
Sta.Appar
Personnel
Radio
Run Cards
History
News
Community
Emergency 911
Emergency 508-432-2323
Business     508-430-7546
FAX            508-432-5685
Dispatch     508-430-7546
Radio          33.96   114.8
Radio          460.550  85.4
800 Talk     37884
Fire Alarm  WQMA 607
Dispatched by BSO

Chief Norman Clarke Jr  (2011)

Harwich, Massachusetts
Barnstable County
Mid Cape Cod Region

Established 1927
2 Fire Stations     17 Apparatus
31 Personnel  31 Career  0 Call
 Apparatus 60-79

Area             20.93 Square Miles
Population    12,859  (2003)
Density        614 per sq mile

Fire               x
EMS             x
Total      4,324
   (2016 stats)   

Sta.1    Sta.2
 

4 Engines
1 Ladder
1 Brush
3 Rescues
5 Cars
3 Misc

   Harwich Fire Department Website

Total Personnel: 31

Career Personnel: 31
(1) Fire Chief,
(1) Deputy Chief,
(4) Shift Captains,
(4) Shift Lieutenants, 
(20) Firefighters,
(1) Fire Prevention Officer,
(1) Admin Sec  

Including:
(15) Paramedics,
(    ) EMT-I,
(    ) EMTs,
(   ) First Responders

IAFF: Local 2124. Personnel are civilian.

Staffing:
There are 4 groups of (7) personnel, with a minimum of (6) per shift.
Each group works an 8 day 42 hour week comprised of (2) 24 hour shifts 0800-0800. 
The work week is (1) on 0800-0800, (2) off, (1) on 0800-0800, (4) days off......(1-2-1-4)
Station staffing is as follows: (4) Station 1, (3) Station 2  
The minimum staffing is (3) Station 1, (3) Station 2   

Dispatched by:
Barnstable Sheriff's Department dispatchers since April 15, 2013.
Previously by Harwich Fire/Police Dispatchers.

 
Stations:
Station 1 staffing is (1) Captain, (3) FFs
Station 2 staffing is (1) Lieutenant, (2) FFs

Officers
Fire Chief Norman Clarke Jr (Car 61)    10/2011
Deputy Chief David LeBlanc (Car 62)    11/2015
Fire Prevention Captain Brian Coughlan (P)

Group 1: Captain Donald Parker           Lt Justyne Walorz (P)
Group 2: Captain  John Clark                Lt Scott Tyldesley (P)
Group 3: Captain  Joseph Mayo            Lt Ryan Edwards (P)
Group 4: Captain Craig Thorton (P)      Lt Leighanne Deering (P)

 

Deputy Chief Kent Farrenkopf (Car 71)  11/2011 became Eastham Fire Chief Nov 2015

Call Personnel:0
(0) Call personnel     

08/06/17

Harwich Police Department

Harwich Police Department
183 Sisson Road
Harwich, MA 02645
Emergency  911    Emergency 508-430-2323
Business  508-430-7541   Fax  508-432-2530

Police Chief William Mason  (G-5)

 


Harwich Information


Harwich Incorporated as a town 1639
Harwich Fire Department Established in 1927

Town of Harwich Website

City/Town Name: Town of Harwich
1990 Population: 10,275
2000 Population: 11,765
Registered Voters: 8,468
2000 School Enrollments: 1,691
Population Over 65: 2,935
Square Miles: 20.93
Public Road Miles: 126.63
Income Per Capita: $15,020
Median Family Income: $35,036
EQV Per Capita: $156,680
Avg. Tax Bill: $1,960
Residential Tax Rate: 11.70
Commercial Tax Rate: 11.70
Operating Budget: $31,775,726

 

Massachusetts Municipal Association

City/Town Name: Town of Harwich
Community Profiles: http://www.magnet.state.ma.us/cc/harwich.html
City/Town Hall Address: 732 Main St.
City/Town: Harwich
State: MA
Zip Code: 02645
Business Hours: 8:30 a.m.­4 p.m. (Mon­Fri)
County: Barnstable
World Wide Web Address: http://www.virtualcapecod.com/chambers/
harwich.html
Area Code: 508
Main Telephone: 430-7513
Main Fax: 432-5039
TTY/TDD:
Police Department: 430-7541
Fire Department: 430-7546
Public Works: 430-7555
Planning: 430-7511
Schools: 430-7200
Library: 430-7562
Town Clerk: 430-7516
City Council:
Board of Selectmen: 430-7513
City Clerk:

 

DHCD Community Profile

Added Jan 6, 2002
Updated Jan 26, 2002

 


Fire Department History

* Fire Department Organization
* Fire Chiefs
* Fire Station History
* Fire Apparatus History
* Major Fires & Incidents History
* Run Stats History
 

 

FIRE DEPARTMENT ORGANIZATION

The Harwich Fire Department was established in 1927. The rescue squad was formed in 1948. The Headquarters fire station was at 203 Bank Street.  In 1976 Station 2 was built at#149 Route 37 near the intersection of Route 39 in East Harwich.  Deputy Chief Robert Peterson promoted to Fire Chief in May 1993 after retirement of Chief Robert Hudson.  The New Harwich Fire Headquarters was built in 1995 on Sisson Road.  The Bank Street Station is closed.

FIRE CHIEFS

Chief William L. Flynn Jr 2007-2011
 

FIRE STATIONS HISTORY

 

FIRE APPARATUS HISTORY

1975 Apparatus Roster
Engine 1
Engine 2
Engine 3
Engine 4
Engine 5
Ladder 1
Rescue 1
Rescue 2

 

 

MAJOR FIRES & INCIDENTS HISTORY

Major Fires & Emergencies
1985 - Nov 11 - A 4 alarm fire heavily damaged K-D Wood Products at 527 Main Street in a 2100 hours fire discovered by an automatic fire alarm.
1991 - Apr 16 - A small helicopter used for spraying cranberry bogs crashed off Great Western Road with 1 injury.
1992 - Apr 16 - Pine Harbor Wood Products, at 527 Main Street, was struck by fire at 1311 hours.  4 Alarms were quickly struck for a large mill building that sustained $250,000 loss.

 

INCIDENT HISTORY - RUN STATS

Incident History
Year            Fire          EMS           Total
1950
1960
1970
1975
1980
1985
1990           721           1,326        2,047
1992
1993
1994
1995                                             2,827
1996                                             2,936
1997                                             2,857
1998                                             3,006
1999                                             3,295
2000                                             3,511
2001                                             3,651
2002                                             3,558
2003                                             3,841
2004                                             3,721
2005                                             3,711
2006                                             3,880         
2007                                             3,865  
2008                                             3,746     
2009                                             3,825
2010                                             3,955
2011                                             4,154
2012                                             3,902
2013                                             3,804
2014                                             4,014
2015                                             4,295
2016                                             4,324

                        

03/14/17

 


Harwich Radio

Harwich Fire Radio Call Sign................WPVT 449........... "Harwich Fire"
Harwich Old Fire Radio Call Sign..........KCD 271.............."Harwich Fire"
Harwich Dispatch ID.............................Harwich Fire Alarm
Harwich Fire Frequency........................33.96 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Harwich County Frequency...................33.70 Mhz..............PL 114.8
Harwich 400..........................................460.550.................PL 85.4
Harwich 800..........................................857.4375...............D-723
Harwich Fire 800 Talkgroup..................37584....................Simulcast 33.96
Harwich Backup Freq............................460.550................ PL 118.8
Harwich 800 Backup..............................857.4375............. 723 DPL
Harwich Radio Tone Test......................1830 Hours
Harwich Apparatus Numbers.................60-79
Dispatch by...........................................BarnstableCounty Dispatchers

Harwich Police Radio Call Sign..............KCA 373..............County Callsign
Harwich Police Dispatch ID...................KCA 373.............."Harwich Police"
Harwich Police Frequency.....................Trunking.................On Trunking System
Harwich Police Old Freq.......................155.640 Mhz.........Old Ch.3
Harwich Police County Freq..................155.565 Mhz........ Old Ch.1
Harwich Police 800 Trunk Group...........38320...................Primary Operations
Harwich Police 800 County Group.........36496...................County Talkgroup
Harwich Police Unit IDs........................."G" George Cars

Harwich Water District..........................47.74
Harwich Water District..........................451.475
 

 


Harwich Station Apparatus Assignments

Station 1........Harwich
Engine 64.......2014 Sutphen Shield 1500 / 500 / 30A Pumper - HR (Jaws)
Engine 69.......2001 Emergency One 1500 / 500 Pumper   (Spare)
Ladder 66......1992 Emergency One 110' rm Aerial Ladder Truck  (2017 refurb red)
Forestry 67.....2005 (2014) Ford F250 4x4 / Donovan 250 / 200 Forestry Truck
Ambulance 72......2016 Ford F550 4x4 / Life Line Type I Ambulance  (EMS 352) NEW
Ambulance 73......2014 International TerraStar / Life Line Type I Ambulance  (EMS 353)
Ambulance 75......2016 Ford F550 / Life Line Type I Ambulance  (EMS 355)
Car 60...........2006 Ford Explorer 4x4 SUV (formerly C-71)
Car 61...........2016 Ford Interceptor Fire Chief Car Norm Clarke   (black)
Car 62...........2011 Ford Expedition 4x4 SUV Deputy Chief Car David LeBlanc
Car 63...........2011 (2015) Ford Expedition 4x4 SUV Duty Officer
Car 79...........2006 Ford Expedition 4x4 SUV Fire Prevention
Marine 77......2013 Eastern Boats 27' / twin Yamaha 200 hp 500 gpm fire-Rescue Boat

Special Haz....2003 Dive Rescue Trailer



Station 2 .......East Harwich
Engine 65.......2012 Sutphen Shield 1500 / 500 / 30A Pumper - HR (Jaws)
Engine 68.......1987 Pierce Arrow 4dr CF 1500/1000/30B Pumper
Ambulance 73......2014 International TeraStar / Life Line Type I Ambulance  (EMS 353)
Ambulance 74......2012 Ford E450 / Life Line Type III Ambulance  (EMS 354) was 63
Car 70.......... 2006 (2014) Ford F350 4x4 Pickup Truck
Marine 78......2003 (2013) Safe Boat 18' aluminum / 90 HP Rescue Boat
MCI-2............2004 25 Patient MCI Trailer CIEMSS
Tech 905........1993 (2012) Freightliner Box Truck Barn County Tech Rescue Truck
Tech 906........2012 Barnstable County Tech Rescue Trailer 1
DEP................2007 Wells Cargo DEP Spill Trailer

 

03/14/17

 

 


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

 

DIST 1 STRUCTURE     COVERAGE
1ST E69-E64-L66-E65-H72-R62-E112     
WF L110 RIT-C101-E185-R172   HA-E233  HA-R242  EH-E175
2ND E233-L237-E115-C181-C229-EMS   HA-E175  EH-ET186  EH-E155  WD-E43
3RD E175-ET186-L41-R242-C231   HA-E234  HA-R53  EH-E177  OR-E95  BR-E107 ND-E44
4TH E234-H241-E43-C171   HA-E155  EH-E107  EA-E485  BR-E44 ND-E205 WD-E48
5TH E155-E177-C51-R53   HA-E48  EH-E95  WD-E823  HA-R162  OR-E485
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS L110-L237-L41-L176-LT829  
BREAKERS BR-WB-CO  
FORESTRY DE-BR-CH    
TANKERS CH-BR-EA  
AMBS DE-CH-BR-DE-CH-BR-YA-OR-YA-OR  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 2 STRUCTURE     COVERAGE
1ST E69-E64-L66-E65-H72-R62-E185    
WF L110 RIT-C181-E233-R242   HA-E112  HA-R162  EH-E175
2ND E175-E112-L237-C231-C229-EMS   HA-E115  EH-ET186  EH-E155  WD-E43
3RD ET186-E115-L176-C101-R162    HA-E43  HA-R172  EH-E234  BR-E107  WD-E48 ND-E44  EA-E485  OR-E95
4TH E155-H241-E43-C171     HA-E48  EH-E95  WD-E823  OR-E485
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS L110-L237-L176-L41-LT829  
BREAKERS BR-WB-CO  
FORESTRY DE-BR-CH    
TANKERS CH-BR-EA  
AMBS CH-BR-DE-CH-DE-BR-OR-YA-OR-EA  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       

 

DIST 3 STRUCTURE     COVERAGE
1ST E69-E64-L66-E65-H72-R62-E233    
WF L237 RIT-C231-E175-R182     HA-E112  EH-R162  EH-E185
2ND E185-E234-L110-C181-C229-EMS   HA-           EH-ET186  EH-E177  OR-E155  BR-E107
3RD E112-ET186-L176-C171-R162      HA-E115  EH-E155  OR-E95  WD-E43  HA-R53
ND-E44  EA-E485 
4TH E177-H241-E155-C101   HA-E43  EH-E115  WD-E48  EH-E95  OR-E485
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS L237-L110-L176-L41-LT829  
BREAKERS BR-WB-CO  
FORESTRY BR-DE-CH    
TANKERS BR-CH-EA  
AMBS BR-CH-DE-OR-BR-CH-DE-OR-OR-YA  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 6E ROUTE 6 - EXIT 10 - BREW     COVERAGE
1ST R62-E69-R73-E64-R242-H241    
WF      
2ND      
3RD      
4TH      
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS    
BREAKERS    
FORESTRY    
TANKERS    
AMBS BR-OR-BR-OR-CH-DE-EA-CH-DE-EA  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIST 6W ROUTE 6 - TO- BREW     COVERAGE
1ST R62-E69-R73-E64-R103-E112    
WF      
2ND      
3RD      
4TH      
5TH      
       
  SPECIAL CALLS    
LADDERS    
BREAKERS    
FORESTRY    
TANKERS    
AMBS DE-BR-DE-BR-OR-CH-OR-CH-EA-YA  
         

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.