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02-14-20 After encountering some frustrating
website computer issues.... Updated Home Pages.
Car 109, new
Hyannis Car 9. Harwich officially moved into the new
Station 2 the end of January. Dennis is planning to seek
funding for a new Station 2 in the spring.
Several Fire Chiefs in the update.
Bourne Fire Chief Norman "Spanky" Sylvester, Jr
officially retired January 31, 2020 after 5 years as Chief.
The Acting Bourne Fire Chief David Cody who
previously served as the Bourne Assistant Chief since 2018
took over Jan 31, 2020.
The Vineyard has a couple Chief changes:
Oak Bluffs Fire Chief John Rose is stepping down
after 7 years as Chief. Deputy Shawn Broadly is also
retiring in February.
Tisbury Fire Chief John Schilling will retire in
June 2020 after 18 years as Chief.
Orleans Fire Chief Tony Pike is retiring and will
have a Final Day Coffee on
Feb 21, 2020
at 0900 at the station.
Harwich Fire Chief Norman Clarke will also be
retiring this spring.
Joint Base Cape Cod Fire Chief Walter Stecchi is
retiring and will have a retirement party in March.
Chatham Fire Chief Peter Connick is also expected to
retire this spring as his contract ends in May.
Best wishes to all!
01-20-20 Updated Home Pages. New Bourne
and Ambulance 134.
Also new Plymouth
Engine 3 and
Engine 10. Added feature on
COMM MVC involving Mashpee Ambulance 361on 1-13-20.
Fireboats Main Page.
01-08-20 Updated Home Pages. New
Plymouth Engine 3,
updated photos Plymouth
Engine 451, Bourne
Engine 2, E3,
preliminary Run Stats for 2019.
01-05-20 Updated Home Pages. Posted some final 2019
photo features including:
Nantucket New Fire Headquarters Opened,
Nantucket 1937 American LaFrance Engine 4, and
Eastham Captain William Sprague Retired.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Posted some updates and
new photos to Nantucket Apparatus:
others including Nantucket Airport
MUCH MORE to come in 2020!
12-25-19 Updated Home Pages. Added feature of
Hyannis W/F Murray Way on Dec 22. Some photos from
visit to new Nantucket Fire Station and apparatus. More will
be coming soon. Bourne Fire Chief Norman "Spanky"
Sylvester Jr announced his pending retirement at the end of
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~ DENNIS ~
Dennis FD Assistant Chief John
Donlan (cancer survivor)
and Firefighter/Paramedic Nancy Moyer, 34 year member,
(cancer fighter). Wishing all the best to both.
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Cape Cod is also known as Barnstable County.
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with a look at What's New at the top of this
page. It will give you an idea of what the latest
changes are to the site.
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There are many great sites out there. My Favorite Links
will take you to some of them.
Profiles of over
50 Fire & EMS Departments
CapeCodFD.com offers extensive profiles on
50 Fire and EMS Departments
within the four counties in southeastern Massachusetts. The
counties included are Barnstable (Cape Cod), Dukes
(Martha's Vineyard), Nantucket, and Plymouth.
Within these profiles are specific details about each
department, images and information on over
100 Fire Stations and over
300 pieces of Apparatus.
Rosters of each
of the departments. The site also displays department
Mutual Aid Run Cards,
and more. If you want to know something about any of the Cape area
fire departments, you came to the right place.
One of my
favorite sections of the site is the Special
Features area. Within this section you will
find photo essays, historical information,
spectacular fire images, and much more.
Special features on Apparatus include:
ARFF Crash Trucks
CapeCod FD.com is home to one of the largest
collections of Fireboat photos from around the USA,
including some great historic FDNY Fireboat photos:
There are a few features on Stations including:
Old Cape Fire
across the USA.
There are several features on visits:
FDNY in 2001
FDNY Blessing of Fleet 2011
Hawaii in 2009
LA County "Station 51"
Johnny Gage visit to
Nashville TN 2011
Punta Cana, D.R. Vacations 2014 &
Cross Country Trip 2015
Long Island Visit 2015
On The Road 2015
Cross Country Trip 2016
On The Road Again - Florida Spring 2017
On The Road Again - Florida Fall 2017
Checkout other interesting special features such as
Air Force One visit to Cape Cod August 2010,
apparatus parades and
events, and more
There have been some spectacular fires....
Crosby Yacht Yard 2003
Provincetown Whaler's Wharf
Hyannis 4 Alarm Condo fire 2001,
2 Fires in
West Barnstable 2002,
Eastham Third Alarm 2004,
Osterville Fires 2005,
General Alarm at Taunton State Hospital 2006,
6 Alarm Fire in Boston
4 Alarms Hyannis Iron House 2010,
5 Alarms Onset Cranberry Warehouse 2010
2 Alarm Hyannis Pearl St Structure fire 2011
3 Alarm Hyannis Calvary Church 2012
Spectacular Sandwich Tupper Rd Fire 2012
Centerville Loomis Ln Fire 2013
2 Alarms Falmouth Springs Bars Rd 2014
2 Alarm Bourne Transfer Station fire 2016
and many more....
There are many other features... check them out and
One of the
coolest things to do is to listen live to the action
while you are looking at this site. While we do not
provide the service, a number of sites do and you
should check them out.
You can listen to the Cape Cod area, or if you want,
you can listen to Boston, Providence, FDNY, or any
number of other great sites.
CapeCodFD.com added a
Cape Cod Area Fire Departments Live Radio Feed
in Dec 2016.
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I don't know how I discovered your web site, but needless to say
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