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COMM FD
Retired Firefighter Passes

FRED LEWIS
Retired COMM Senior Private Fred Lewis
passed away on September 8, 2016.
He had battled cancer for some time.
His family was with him when he passed.
Fred began his fire service career with the Hyannis FD.
He worked for COMM FD until his medical retirement
in 2009.
Rest in Peace Fred.

 

 

 


 

September 11, 2001

Many Chose to Jump that day...
Unimaginable!

 

 


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WHAT'S GOING ON
 
1 Sandwich FF Robert George Retires - August 25, 2016
2 Hyannis 2nd Alarm - Alberto's Ristorante - August 12, 2016
3 Bourne 2nd Alarm - Transfer Station - August 10, 2016
4 Haz Mat Dist 1 Training at COMM FD - August 8-9, 2016
5 COMM FD Dispatcher Jeff Gifford Retires - August 8, 2016
 

 

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"Sweet 16"
CapeCodFD.com

This website originally launched on September 11, 2000.
9-11 seemed like a great time to go online with the goal
of representing the fire-ems service which I have been a
part of for so long.  The site has grown and continues
to do so as each year goes by. One year later, the world
changed and 9-11 is remembered for the tragic events
of that day. Thank all of you who have supported and
continue to follow CapeCodFD.com.
Be safe out there!
 

 

 

COMM Working Fire

COMM WORKING FIRE
COMM Engine 303 and Car 321 were dispatched to an automatic alarm around
20:00 hours on Saturday August 27, 2016.  On arrival, E303 found smoke coming
from the rear of the large commercial structure and struck a working fire.
The fire was contained by an automatic sprinkler system to one business bay
on the B/C corner of the building.  Crews extinguished the fire and checked
for extension.

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SANDWICH FF RETIRES

 

SANDWICH FIREFIGHTER ROBERT "JITTERY" GEORGE
Retired from the Sandwich FD after more than 48 years of service
on Aug 25, 2016.  Family and friends turned out to congratulate him
and wish him well in his retirement.

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HYANNIS 2ND ALARM

HYANNIS FIRE
A 2nd Alarm was transmitted for a fire in the walls of Alberto's Ristorante & Lounge
on Main Street on Friday  August 12, 2016

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2nd Alarm Bourne Transfer Station



BOURNE TOWER 126
Crews from several communities battled for hours trying to bring a stubborn
blaze at the Bourne town Transfer Station on Wednesday August 10, 2016.
A Tier 1 Haz Mat response was included to monitor air quality in the area.

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District 1 Haz Mat Training

 

HAZ MAT TRAINING
The Massachusetts Department of Fire Services Hazardous Materials Team
for District 1 (Southeastern Mass) conducted a two day Propane emergency
drill at the Centerville Fire Station on August 8 and 9, 2016.

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COMM FD Dispatcher Retires

JEFF GIFFORD
COMM FD Dispatcher Jeff Gifford retired after 32 years of service to the
COMM Fire District.  He also served as a call firefighter for the Cotuit Fire
District for many years.  Friends and family wished him well at the Centerville
Fire Station on Monday August 8, 2016.

 

 

 

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Hyannis Fire Chief to Retire

HYANNIS FIRE CHIEF HAROLD BRUNELLE
After 44 years of serving the Hyannis Fire Department, Chief Brunelle
has announced his intention to retire in the next few months. He
came up through the ranks in Hyannis becoming fire chief in 1998.

 


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Barnstable County Fire Chief's Association
Firefighter/EMT Entry Level Exam
Firefighter/Paramedic Entry Level Exam

The BCFCA will hold a written exam for full-time
Firefighter/EMTs and Firefighter/Paramedics.  

Where:  Cape Cod Regional Technical School, Harwich
 

When:  Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 1000 hrs sharp

Doors will shut promptly at 1000 hrs.

Cost:  $70 (test fees are non-refundable)

Information regarding the test site and also a practice test will be sent to each registrant in early October.

No walk-in registration allowed.  You must be registered prior to testing.

Questions?  Kathleen at kthut@commfiredistrict.com or 508-957-8224

 

 

 

Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Association

The Rhode Island Antique Fire Apparatus Association
will hold their Annual Muster on Sunday Sept 25, 2016
from 1000-1500 at the New England Tech, in East Greenwich.
 

FIREHOUSE EXPO
October 18 - 22, 2016
Music City Center
Nashville, TN
For the first time in many years, no longer in Baltimore.
LINK TO EXPO

 

 

 

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APPARATUS NEWS
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Wellfleet Engine 94

WELLFLEET ENGINE 94
2016 Emergency One Typhoon e-Max CAFS Pumper
1500 / 750 / 30 A
Delivered Aug 2016

Carver Engine 3


CARVER ENGINE 3
2016 Pierce Impel PUC Pumper
1250 / 750
Aug 2016

 

Joint Base Engine 412

JOINT BASE CAPE COD ENGINE 412
2016 Rosenbauer Pumper
1250 / 750
Aug 2016

Joint Base Cape Cod USCG

JOINT BASE CAPE COD USCG AMBULANCE 424
2016 Chevy / Wheeled Coach Type III Ambulnce
Aug 2016

Bourne Ambulance 135

BOURNE AMBULANCE 135
2016 International TerraStar / Horton Type I Ambulance
Aug 2016
 

Plymouth Tanker 2

PLYMOUTH TANKER 2
2016 Kenworth / Emergency One
500 gpm / 2100 Gallons
August 2016

 

Cotuit Engine 265

COTUIT ENGINE 265
Cotuit has taken delivery of its new 2016 Pierce Dash 1500 gpm / 750 gallon
Rescue Pumper. It will be replacing the 1989 Pierce Lance Engine 265.
July 27, 2016

 

Mattapoisett Engine 2

MATTAPOISETT ENGINE 2
The 1989 Pierce Lance pumper was recently refurbished and repainted
with the department's black over red colors.
July 2016


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Chatham Headquarters Open

 

CHATHAM FIRE HEADQUARTERS
The new Chatham Fire Headquarters opened on May 24, 2016.
The new station is located on the site of the former station at
135 Depot St., in Chatham.  It has 4 deep drive thru bays and
another smaller bay.  The building has all the department offices,
communications, and living quarters for personnel.

The department operated out of the DPW garage on Crowell Rd
since Sept 2014 when the old station was torn down.

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THE CHATHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Moved out of their Depot Street home of the last 62 years
into temporary quarters in the DPW garage at 221 Crowell Road.
The old station was torn down to make room
for the new headquarters on the same site.
Sept 10, 2014

 

Sandwich Approves New
Police & Fire Station

 

FORESTDALE FIRE STATION 3 TO BE REPLACED

 

Voters in Sandwich have approved construction of a new Police Station
to be built on the town owned land at Quaker Meeting House and
Cotuit Road. 

In addition, a new Fire Station 3 will be constructed
on the same land to replace the Forestdale Station presently on Rte 130.
The fire station is substantially smaller than what was originally proposed
a couple years ago, but will provide facilities that the present Station 3
does not have.

The May 2, 2016 Town Meeting also approved funds to add onto
the East Sandwich Station 2 providing living space that the present
station has never had in anticipation for future staffing of that station.

The present Headquarters is expected to remain in downtown
substantially as is.

The town sought an additional 8 personnel to open the
East Sandwich station ASAP but funding was not approved.

 

 

Orleans Approves Police Sta

ORLEANS POLICE STATION
Voters in Orleans approved $11.5 Million to build a new
Police Station.
May 2016

 

Carver Fire Station

The Carver Fire Headquarters is coming along with expectations to
open in the early Fall of 2016.
Photos June 2016

 

CARVER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
The new Carver Fire Station 1 is progressing with an expected
completion for the Fall of 2016.  The station is located on Route 58
Main Street just north of the present station.
Photo April 2016

CARVER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
Voters in Carver approved the construction of a new Central
Fire Headquarters and training facility at 99 Main Street
just up the street from the current station. The old station built
in the 1950s and added on to has been outgrown. The new
station will be built on a property owned by the department
as used as their training facility.
Nov 2013

 

 

 

Hyannis Approves Fire Station!

THANK YOU HYANNIS!
The Hyannis Fire Department has tried to get a new fire station
for several years.  Several previous votes failed to reach the
required 2/3 majority approval.

On April 9, 2016 Hyannis voters turned out to approve a new
fire station by 73%.  The new station, estimated at $18.5 Million
and approximately 33,000 sq ft will be built on district owned
land next the present station on High School Rd Ext.

It will replace the current station built in 1965 which has
been outgrown and has a list of problems that needed to be fixed.
 

 

Oak Bluffs Moves In to
New Headquarters

Video of Progress Nov 2015

Oak Bluffs Fire Station
The new Oak Bluffs Fire Station has been completed and the department
moved into the new $8.3 Million, 20,000+ square foot, 12 bay station
on December 6, 2015.  The station is located on the site of the previous
station at Wing Road and County Road. Construction took just 1 year
while the department worked out of the DPW garage and other temporary
quarters.  The station has been dedicated the Nelson W. Amaral Fire/EMS
Station in memory of the retired chief who served the department for
54 years, 34 as chief. The station is equipped with essential office,
living, classroom, and other space that the previous station lacked.
 

 

OAK BLUFFS FIRE HEADQUARTERS
Voters in Oak Bluffs on Martha's Vineyard approved the construction
of a new Fire Headquarters in 2014.

The present facility (shown above) will be torn down in the Fall of 2014
and apparatus will be relocated for about 1-1/2 years while a new fire
headquarters is built on the same site.

SEE OAK BLUFFS PLANS
 

NOVEMBER 19, 2014 MV TIMES STORY


 

 

Brewster Fire Station
APPROVED!

Brewster voters gave the go ahead to build a new $13.4 million
fire headquarters at the November 16, 2015 special town meeting. .
The new station will be approximately 22,000 square feet, with
5 drive through bays and facilities necessary for future operations.
It will be built behind the present station. Construction is expected
to begin in 2017.

 

 

 

Nantucket Fire Station

Nantucket Fire Department
Nantucket voters approved approximately $15 Million
in April 2015 to construct a new fire station at the
Fairgrounds Road location of the Nantucket Police station.

The town had sought to fund a full public safety complex
including fire, police, and communications in 2008,
but funding was only approved for the police and radio
communications at that time.

The present Nantucket Fire Station was built in 1980
at Pleasant St & Sparks Ave. It replaced the old fire
station in the congested center of town.

Nantucket has grown significantly since the station
was built in 1980. Increased demands for service
and a station that has been full for years, and the
inability to expand on site have led to the need
to move off site and start new.

In addition to the central station, Nantucket also has two
small  unstaffed stations in Siasconset and Madaket.
The department has 5 personnel on a shift with a
minimum of 3 personnel on duty.
It operates 5 pumpers, 1 aerial, 2 tankers,
1 heavy rescue, 3 ambulances, and a number
of support units.

May 2015
 

 

 



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COMM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Retired COMM Senior Private Fred Lewis passed away on Sept 8, 2016. He had battled cancer for several years. Fred was an EMT and served with the juvenile fire setter program for years. He began his career with the Hyannis FD and then with COMM FD for years, with a medical retirement in 2009. Fred was well known around the Cape and will be greatly missed. RIP.
Sept 9, 2016
 

HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Fire Chief Harold Brunelle has announced his intention to retire within the next few months. Chief Brunelle has been a member of the Hyannis FD for 44 years, joining in 1972 as a Junior FF and coming up through the ranks to serve as Chief for the past 18 years. Congrats Chief on a job well done!
Sept 2016
 


SANDWICH FIRE DEPARTMENT
FF Robert "Jittery" George retired after more than 48 years as a member of the Sandwich FD on Aug 25, 2016. The senior member of SFD began his fire service career as a Jr firefighter in 1968 and was hired fulltime in 1973. He played a major role in the Sandwich FF Union Local 2196 and served the department in many ways over the years. Two of his sons are currently on the job as well.  Best wishes "Jit" in your retirement!
Aug 26, 2016

JOINT BASE CAPE COD
Congrats to former JBCC union President and FF Rob Rogowski who has been selected to be the Fire Chief in Barre, MA.
Aug 2016

SANDWICH FIRE-POLICE COMMUNICATIONS
Sandwich Dispatcher Kathy Keene retired after 18 years with SFD and SPD.  She had also served as a call firefighter for many years.  Congrats to her!
Aug 2016
 


FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Falmouth Fire Rescue Department held a promotional and recognition ceremony on July 8, 2016. During the event, several officers were officially sworn into their new positions including new Fire Chief Michal Small, new Deputy Fire Chief Scott J Thrasher, new Captain Bruce D. Girouard, and new Lieutenant Terrance A. Rogers. Four new firefighters were also sworn in. Several other department members were recognized for meritorious work in recent months. Congrats to all!
July 10, 2016
 


BREWSTER FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Brewster Fire Department has promoted Kevin Varley to become the department's first fulltime Deputy Fire Chief.  He had previously served as a Captain. Congratulations Deputy.
July 10, 2016



COMM FIRE DEPARTMENT
COMM FD Dispatcher Jeff Gifford has retired after 32 years of service. Jeff began his fire service career as a call firefighter in Cotuit during the late 1970s and joined COMM as a dispatcher in 1984. His voice on the radio and professionalism in his duties will be missed. Congratulations Jeff!  Enjoy your retirement!
July 10, 2016
 

PLYMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Deputy Chief Michael Young retired on July 5, 2016 after 36 years with the Plymouth Fire Department. Congratulations Deputy!
July 10, 2016


HARWICH FIRE DEPT
Firefighter/Paramedic John Ayer retired June 27, 2016 from the Harwich FD after some 40 years of service to the town.  Congrats on a job well done John!
June 28, 2016



FALMOUTH FIRE DEPT
Falmouth Fire Department will be making the following promotions now that the Fire Chief position has been officially filled.  The following personnel who were in acting positions will be made permanent:
Deputy Chief Scott Thrasher
Captain Bruce Girouard
Lieutenant Terry Rogers
Congrats to all!  June 28, 2016

 

FALMOUTH FIRE DEPT
Falmouth Fire Department has a new "official" fire chief.  Michael Small has been appointed as Fire Chief officially as of June 6, 2016 filling the position created by Chief Mark Sullivan's retirement. Chief Small started out in Bourne and has been a member of the Falmouth FD for many years. He moved through the ranks as a paramedic and officer, serving in recent years as a deputy chief and since the retirement of Chief Sullivan served as the Acting Chief. Congrats Chief Small on your official appointment!
June 7, 2016 


OAK BLUFFS FIRE DEPT
Retired Oak Bluffs Fire Chief Dennis P. Alley, age 80, passed away on Monday May 30, 2016. He was a member of the Oak Bluffs FD for 53 years, the last 12 of which as Fire Chief. He was the grandson of another Oak Bluffs Fire Chief Antone Alley.  Services were held on Friday June 3, 2016.
June 3, 2016


MATTAPOISETT FIRE DEPT
Retired Mattapoisett Fire Chief Donald C. "Woody" Wood passed away on May 22, 2016. A long time member of the Mattapoisett FD, he retired as Chief in 1993.
June 3, 2016

 

TRURO FIRE DEPT
Truro voters approved the hiring of 6 fulltime personnel at the May 11, 2016 Town Meeting moving to establish their first fulltime staffing.  The department has long been a call department, but has struggled to have reliable responses in recent years.
June 3, 2016

SANDWICH FIRE DEPT
Sandwich voters approved funding for construction of a new Police Station to be built at Cotuit Road & Quaker Meetinghouse Rd. Also approved was funding for a new Station 3 to be built on the same site as the Police station.  That station will replace the present Station 3 on Route 130.  Funding was also approved to make the East Sandwich Station 2 ready for future staffing by adding basic facilities that station has never had. Funds to hire additional personnel to staff East Sandwich were not approved at this time.  May 2016
 

 

 
 

 

 



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SCANNERS AND RE-BANDING ISSUES

    Many of you who monitor Cape Cod Fire and Police Departments on various "trunk tracker" style scanners may have noticed problems recently with the implementation of the re-banding of the Massachusetts State Police (MSP) Trunked Radio system.

    Re-banding is a national reallocation of radio frequencies that has been underway for several years across the country. The local switchover took place in March 2013.

    The changes were expected to make many older scanners obsolete, HOWEVER

    It is possible that many, if not all of the newer and older scanners WILL WORK if reprogrammed with the updated frequencies. Older scanners including the BC780, BC785, BC895, Radio Shack units, and others will work if re-programmed!

    I recommend you break out the Owners Manual if you haven't already, or download an online version, brush up on the basics of programming your scanners and give it a try. YOU WILL BE HAPPY!

    Here is a list of the frequencies used by the system. If you enter them correctly (make sure you enter them as M (Motorola) TRUNK channels, they should work.

    SEE FREQS

   Go to RadioReference.com for additional information on frequencies and programming scanners with what you want to listen to.

    For those who are not already aware, you can also listen to the action online as well. The LIVE SCANNER FEEDS that were previously on RadioReference.com have been moved over to a system called BROADCASTIFY.com. You can listen to many different feeds, but should check out the local Cape Cod Fire Departments on the feed provided which covers all the Cape Fire Departments, including OPS channels, and as a bonus also gets much of the Southeaster, Mass area off Cape.

     This same feed is also available on a Phone App. So if you wish to listen to the Scanner here on the Cape you can certainly do so in a number of ways thanks to
Tim
 CAPE COD Area Fire Radio   and Scott   CAPE COD Fire & Police Radio  who provide these services.

    The link for Cape Cod Area Fire Radio at the top of my Home Pages also brings your to this feature.

    CAPE COD FD RADIO LISTING

    Good luck and good scanning!

 

 

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LISTENING LIVE
ONLINE SCANNER LISTENING
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THERE ARE A NUMBER OF GREAT WAYS TO LISTEN TO THE ACTION!
LISTEN TO BROADCASTIFY

BROADCASTIFY

PICK THE STATE - COUNTY - AND DEPARTMENTS
YOU WANT TO LISTEN TO ONLINE

SOME OF THE CAPE COD WIDE AREA FEEDS INCLUDE:

CAPE COD & ISLANDS AREA

FOR CAPE COD AREA FIRE RADIO ON LINE.

Cape Cod Area Fire Departments Live Radio

Cape Cod Police and Fire Departments Live Radio

Martha's Vineyard Public Safety Live Radio

Nantucket Fire, EMS, DPW Live Radio

Plymouth County Fire, Police, EMS Live Radio

Carver, Plymouth, Wareham, Plympton Fire EMS Live Radio

Mattapoisett, Marion, Rochester Fire EMS Police Live Radio


OTHER MASS & RI AREAS

Brockton Fire Live Radio

New Bedford Fire Live Radio

Fall River Fire & Police Live Radio

Boston Fire Live Radio

Worcester Fire & EMS Live Radio

Greater Providence Fire & EMS Live Radio

FDNY

FDNY Citywide Fire Live Radio

FDNY Manhattan Fire Live Radio

FDNY Brooklyn Fire Live Radio

FDNY Queens Fire Live Radio

FDNY Bronx Fire Live Radio

FDNY Staten Island Fire Live Radio

FDNY All Boroughs Fire Live Radio

 

LISTEN TO A GREAT TRIBUTE TO BROOKLYN DISPATCHER 102 UPON HIS RETIREMENT. GREAT AUDIO.

 

 



 

PHOTO FEATURES
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BOBBY "JIT" GEORGE RETIRES
SANDWICH FIRE RESCUE
August 25, 2016

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MUTUAL AID
MUTUAL AID & RUN CARD NEWS
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FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT RELEASED NEW RUN CARDS & NOW HAS NEW DISTRICTS  (RUN CARD)
DECEMBER 2013
 



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Run Cards

Barnstable County Control
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for actual official run cards

 

 

RUN STATISTICS
DEPARTMENT ANNUAL RUNS STATS
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      Cape Cod Fire Departments
  2015 Run Stats

     NEW    02-10-16
 

2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009 
2010  2011 
2012  2013  2014  2015

(10 year comparison 2000 vs 2010)

 Unofficial 2015 Stats
Updated 02-10-2016

Estimated 63,779 Total Calls in 2015
 
Estimated 59,696 Total Calls in 2014
 

DEPT RANKING 2015 RUNS 2014 RUNS
#1 Yarmouth FD 7,096 runs 6,347 runs
#2 Hyannis FD 7,002 runs 6,619 runs
#3 Falmouth FD 6,966 runs 6,674 runs
#4 Dennis FD 4,979 runs 4,686 runs
#5 Bourne FD 4,931 runs 4,686 runs
#6 COMM FD 4,429 runs 3,885 runs
#7 Harwich FD 4,295 runs 4,014 runs
#8 Sandwich FD 3,889 runs 3,522 runs
#9 Mashpee FD 3,615 runs 3,232 runs
#10 Brewster FD 2,882 runs 2,781 runs
#11 Chatham FD 2,727 runs 2,792 runs
#12 Orleans FD 2,482 runs 2,529 runs
#13 Eastham FD 1,723 runs 1,690 runs
#14 Barnstable FD 1,242 runs 1,066 runs
#15 P-Town FD 1,203 runs 1,165 runs
#16 Wellfleet FD 1,171 runs 1,073 runs
#17 Cotuit FD    830 runs    801 runs
#18 Otis/MMR FD    820 runs    799 runs
#19 W Barnstable    758 runs    630 runs
#20 Truro FD    730 runs    680 runs
#21 BMA        9 runs      xx runs
     
     
     
      63,779   59,698

   
 

The above run stats are unofficial preliminary estimates presented to show the trends of emergency response on Cape Cod..

 

 

 

 

 

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BOURNE 2ND ALARM
Crews from Bourne and surounding communities worked through
the night fighting a stubborn fire in a building at the town transfer
station.

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CRASH TRUCKS
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ON THE FLIGHTLINE
JOINT BASE CAPE COD
(Massachusetts Military Reservation - Otis ANGB)

 

 

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BRUSH BREAKERS
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OTIS AIR FORCE BASE
1944 Brush Breaker

 

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FIRE BOATS
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SANDWICH MARINE 439
Returning to the Sandwich Basin on the Cape Cod Canal
August 25, 2016 following a boat rescue off Scussett Beach.

 

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FIRE STATIONS
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CENTRAL STATION
SPRINGFIELD, ILLINOIS
Summer 2015
 

 

 

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ON THE WEB
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Websites to Check Out!

Hyannis Fire Department - Site rebuild - Aug 2015

COMM Fire Rescue New Site April 2014
Bourne Fire Rescue New Site Jan 2014
Hyannis Fire Rescue Station Plans site  Jan 2014

Brewster Fire Rescue New Website Dec 2013

CARVER FIRE Updated Site
 

Cotuit Fire District
Hyannis Firefighters Local 2172
Orleans Fire Rescue
Yarmouth Fire Website
Cape & Islands EMS 
Harwich Fire Department
Bourne Police Website
Falmouth Fire Rescue Website
Wellfleet Fire new website
 

More to check out...

RadioReference.com
Listen to Live Radio

Don Teague Fire Photography
Vent-Enter-Search.com
Fire Helmet Camera.com

The Housewatch.com
Back Step Firefighter 

Nord Fire Photos - Chicago Area
Alarm of Fire Photography

 

 

VIDEO

 

IN THE MOVIES
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CHECK OUT THE VIDEO AND YOU TUBE PAGE FOR SOME VERY COOL VIDEOS!
VIDEOS INCLUDE SOME HISTORICAL FOOTAGE FROM THE 1940'S, 1950'S, AND 1960'S.

Cape Cod Brush Fire 1946... 15,000 Acres! Part 1
Cape Cod Brush Fire 1946... 15,000 Acres! Part 2

 

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1965 Dodge brush breaker, 1939 Ford brush breaker,
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IN THE ARCHIVES
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Mass Fire Marshal Steve Coan Retires Jan 29, 2016

Onset Chief Anderson Funeral Oct 12, 2013
Boat Training in Osterville Oct 10, 2013
Hyannis MVC Rte 132 & Xmas Tree Shop Sept 24, 2013
Sandwich Fireboat Drills in Provincetown Sept 15, 2013
Cotuit Night Medflight Sept 14, 2013
September 11, 2013 Remembering 9/11
COMM New Deputy Chief July 15, 2013
Hyannis Don Chase Retires July 2, 2013
COMM Chief Farrington Retires June 28, 2013
Nantucket Firefighters Honor Wounded Warriors May 25, 2013
Hyannis Honor Guard Figawoi 2013
Fall River Engine 12 (Former COMM 304)
Harwich Capt Young Passing Dec 2011
Worcester FF Davies LODD Dec 2011
New Boston & Massport Fire Boats, Nov 2011
Wareham 3rd Main St,  Nov 2, 2011
Hyannis 4 Alarm West Main, Oct 31, 2011
9/11 10 Years Later
FDNY Blessing of Fleet, July 2011
Falmouth 2nd Alarm, County Rd, May 14, 2011
Crosby's Retirement Party, 4-9-11
Vinnie Harrington Funeral, April 4, 2011
COMM House Fire Ginger LN, April 20, 2011
Dennis Barn Fire, March 28, 2011
Mashpee Brush Fire, March 27, 2011
Hyannis FF Clough Retires March 18, 2011
Hyannis 2nd 39 Pearl St Mar 18, 2011
COMM 2nd Pecks Boats March 16, 2011
7th Annual Chili Challenge March 13, 2011
Hyannis Fire 447 Main St March 4, 2011
Hyannis Fire General Patton Dr Feb 20, 2011
COMM House Fire Shootflying Hill Rd Feb 15, 2011
MMR Fire Bldg 3596 Gaffney Feb 7, 2011
Eastham Deb Abbott Retires Jan 28, 2011
Hyannis House Fire Walnut St Jan 26, 2011
West Barnstable Deputy Pye passed away Jan 25, 2011
Bourne Fire Chief Martin Greene Jan 24, 2011
Orleans 2nd Alarm Baxter Road Jan 24, 2011
COMM Crosby Sendoff Jan 21, 2011
COMM Crosby's Announce Retirement Jan 14, 2011
Hyannis Chief Farrenkopf Memorial Jan 10, 2011
2010 In Review
New Years Polar Plunge Barnstable Jan 1, 2011
Hyannis LT Roger Cadrin Retires Dec 19, 2010
Osterville House Fire Main St Dec 9, 2010
COMM 2 new Engines Dec 9, 2010
Hyannis Boat Fire Nov 24, 2010
Yarmouth Deputy Kelleher Retires Nov 11, 2010
Cotuit 3rd Alarm Old Post Road Oct 20, 2010
Dennis Capt Paul Cabral Retired Oct 3, 2010
Oak Bluffs Fire Museum September 19, 2010
Hurricane Earl September 3, 2010
Red Shirt Fridays August 27, 2010
Air Force One Visit August 19, 2010
Bourne Squateague Harbor 2nd Alarm August 2, 2010
2010 Lynnfield Muster June 12, 2010
Sandwich 3rd Alarm FFs Hurt May 31, 2010
2010 Tri-State Muster CT May 16, 2010
Onset Cranberry 5th Alarm March 29, 2010
Hyannis FF Chili Challenge March 14, 2010
Chester NH 2nd Alarm March 12, 2010
Wareham Fire Dangelo Road March 9, 2010
Hometown Firehouse - Osterville March 7, 2010

Provincetown Apparatus Feature Feb 1, 2010
Hyannis 4th Alarm Iron House Jan 26, 2010
Harwich Tribute to  "Bobby J" Jan 2, 2010

BMA Airport Crash Drill Oct 22, 2009

Hyannis BMA Drill Sept 24, 2009
Hyannis Baxter Rd Laundry W/F Sept 8, 2009
Harwich Communication Center Aug 11, 2009
Marine Cpl. Nicholas Xiarhos July 31, 2009
Yarmouth 3rd Alarm Knob Hill July 10, 2009
July Weather 2009
Hawaii Trip May 3, 2009
Hawaii Fire Depts May 3, 2009
New Wellfleet HQ Open March 26, 2009
Cape Cod Animal Hospital 3rd Alarm March 9, 2009
Lakeville Fire March 3, 2009
Mashpee Condo Fire Nov 24, 2008
Sandwich EDS Drill Nov 14, 2008
September 11, 2001 Remembered 2008
Orleans Fire Aug 13, 2008
Hyannis Fire Winter Street July 13, 2008
The OTIS TFFT Apparatus July 2008
Cotuit Fire Chiefs July 2008
Otis-Mass Military Reservation Fire Dept July 2008
Hyannis IHOP Fire May 23, 2008
Harwich Oil Tanker Crash May 14, 2008
Falmouth Fatal Deer Run May 17, 2008
Mashpee Brush Fire April 17, 2008
Falmouth House Fire Currier Road Apr 16, 2008
Wellfleet Headquarters Ground Breaking March 6, 2008

New Plymouth Fire Chief Dec 1, 2007
West Barnstable Bob Crocker Nov 25, 2007
Bourne 5th Alarm Mezza Luna Restaurant Oct 20, 2007
Wareham Fire District 100th Anniversary Oct 14, 2007
Farewell to Sandwich Lt. David Boles Sept 15, 2007
Otis Second Alarm - Aug 5, 2007

Baltimore Firehouse Expo 2007 - Aug 1, 2007
Update of Fireboats Pages Aug 1, 2007
New Otis Fire HQ / County Comm Center July 11, 2007
Provincetown Fishing Boat Fire June 29, 2007
Charleston Nine Tribute June 24, 2007
CIEMSS Awards May 24, 2007
Falmouth Decon Training May 2007
Barnstable County Fire & Rescue Academy Training May 2007
Centerville House Fire May 14, 2007
Barnstable High School Docudrama May 2, 2007
West Falmouth House Fire - April 16, 2007
Mutual Aid To Nantucket Brush Fire - April 1, 2007
 
Rochester Fire March 29, 2007
2007 Chili Challenge Mar 11, 2007
Boston 6 Alarm Fire, Endicott St, North End Feb 22, 2007

Bourne 2nd Alarm Chickadee Lane, Feb 8, 2007
Bourne House Fire Easting Road Feb 7, 2007
Barnstable Jan 1, 2007 Splash
Bourne 2nd Alarm House Fire Nov 23, 2006

Mashpee Medflight Nov 21, 2006
Mashpee House fire Main Street Nov 17, 2006
Bourne 1939 Buffalo Engine 3 Oct 8, 2006
Harwich 1928 Maxim Engine 1  Oct 6, 2006
Falmouth Boat Fire Sept 4, 2006
COMM 2nd Alarm Fatal Fire June 21, 2006
COMM Medflight July 7, 2006
Plymouth-Wareham Brush Fires May 7, 2006
Sandwich Fire Tower Visit April 2006
Dennis 2nd Alarm House fire April 2, 2006
Plymouth County Brush Breaker Drill Feature April 2, 2006

Nantucket Ladder Truck Arrives March 28, 2006
West Barnstable Medflight March 28, 2006
Eastham Ship Wreck March 27, 2006
Taunton General Alarm Fire March 19, 2006
Mashpee 2nd Alarm March 1, 2006

Bourne House fire February 26, 2006
Falmouth House of Pizza Nov 27, 2005
Osterville 3rd Alarm Nov 4, 2005
Hyannis 2nd Alarm Rte 132 Nov 4, 2005
Centerville House Fire Oct 13, 2005
Chief Peterson Memorial Oct 1, 2005
School Bus Accident Cotuit Sept 22, 2005
Ambulance Accidents & Problems Sept 2005
Kids Day - August 6, 2005
Staffing Issues - July 6, 2005
Hyannis Dalmation C.J. - June 25, 2005
West Barnstable 2nd Alarm Motel June 13, 2005
Sandwich House Fire June 9, 2005
Marstons Mills Fire April 2005
Plymouth and Barnstable Brush Fires
Hyannis Structure Fire Barnstable Road April 2005
New Mashpee Breaker 354 April 2005

Nantucket FD Apparatus changes Mar 2005
WBFD Chief Jenkins Retires Mar 2005
Orleans Ambulance Accident Mar 2005
New Mashpee Run Cards Mar 2005
Plymouth Station 5 Shutdown Feb 2005

 

 



 

 

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Barnstable Patriot .com
Cape Cod Chronicle - Chatham/Harwich
Cape Cod Online - Cape Cod Times
Cape Cod Today .com
Cape News .net - Enterprise Newspapers
Cape Wide News .com
Hyannis News .com
Martha's Vineyard Times .com
MV Gazette .com - Martha's Vineyard
PLUMTV - Nantucket
Provincetown Banner .com - Lower Cape
ACK .net - Inquirer & Mirror - Nantucket
Barnstable Patriot .com
Cape Cod Chronicle - Chatham/Harwich
Cape Cod Online - Cape Cod Times
Cape News .net - Enterprise Newspapers
Kingston Observer
Martha's Vineyard Times .com
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Provincetown Banner .com - Lower Cape
CAPE COD & ISLANDS RADIO STATIONS REGIONAL NEWS
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WRZE 96.3 - The Rose
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Boston Herald
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New England News  All Papers
South Coast Today

 
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FireNews.Net  NC Fire News
FireTimes.com
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Mass OEMS

 
ABC News.com
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CNN.com
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GoogleNews.com
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WEATHER LINKS  
Accuweather.com
Cape Cod Times Weather
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NOAA
Todd Gross' Cape Cod and The Islands Weather Page!
Weather.com
 
 

WE REMEMBER
LET US NOT FORGET
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We Remember
We Remember

Never Forget

NEVER FORGET


 

 

We Remember

The Worcester Six
December 3, 1999

Firefighters Memorial
View Video
 

F.D.N.Y.  343


9-11-01

 

Charleston Nine

June 18, 2007

 

Boston

August 29, 2007
FF Paul J. Cahill - E30
FF Warren J. Payne - L25
 

Boston

January 9, 2009
LT. KEVIN KELLY
Ladder 26

 


Harwich

Capt Robert W. Johnson
Dec. 26, 2009

 

Hyannis

 FF Dana "Danny" Clough
Oct 19, 2011
 

Worcester

 FF JON D. DAVIES
Rescue 1
December 8, 2011
 

BSO

BSO Dispatcher
Jimmy Verrochi
Jan 23, 2013
 

Yarnell Hill, AZ



19 Firefighters
Granite Mountain Hot Shots
June 30, 2013


 

 

Onset

Onset Fire Chief  Howard B. "Howie" Andersen
Retired in September 2013 and passed away Oct 4, 2013.

 

 


Boston

298 Beacon St, Boston
March 26, 2014
Lt Edward Walsh E33
FF Michael Kennedy L15





 

 

COMM FD

Horace Manley "Gus" Crosby III
"Uncle Gus"

Passed away September 19, 2014

The first permanent firefighter in Osterville.
Founding member IAFF Local 2346.
33 Year career COMM FD.
My mentor, Best Man, Neighbor.
Semper Fi Marine

 

 

HYANNIS FD

Retired Hyannis Firefighter - Dispatcher
Robert McGorty

Passed away Oct 9, 2014 age 72
Charter member Hyannis IAFF Local 2172
32 Year member retired 2002
"KCD 454 Clear"

 

 

 

HYANNIS FIRE

BRETT D. GRANDAW
Former Firefighter / Paramedic
Hyannis FD, Age 55, November 18, 2015.
23 years with Hyannis FD
and 17 years with FEMA Team.

 


BARNSTABLE FIRE

William E. "Billy" Fleming
Retired Barnstable Fire Fighter
Past President IAFF 3276
1989-2009
Age 56, Passed away Dec 31, 2015



 


COMM FIRE

Fred Lewis
Retired COMM Senior Private.
Passed away from Cancer
Sept 8, 2016

 

 
 

 


 

SEPTEMBER 11. 2001
DEDICATED TO ALL THOSE WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
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REMEMBER
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


The World Trade Center towers from Liberty Island, summer 2001.



TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENED THAT DAY.

What have we as a fire service learned about the collapses of the
two 100 story twin towers and the 47 story WTC Building 7 that day?

CHECK OUT THESE LINKS 10 YEARS LATER

HERE

LISTEN TO THE FDNY AUDIO TAPES OF THAT DAY

FDNY Live Audio Tapes of 9/11

 

REVIEW THIS VIDEO OF THE EVENTS THAT DAY

September 11th Revisited - Full Movie
 

 
FOR MORE

FIREFIGHTERS FOR 911 TRUTH .ORG

ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS FOR 911 TRUTH .ORG

GOD BLESS THE USA


 

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 PROTECTING OUR FREEDOM

 

JOEL'S JOURNEY
A CROSS COUNTRY BIKE RIDE
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CONGRATULATIONS!
HE MADE IT!
Crazy Guy on a Bike
Check out Retired Falmouth FD
Lieutenant Joel Carlisle's
2012 Coast to Coast Bike Ride!

LINK

 

Joel set out from Cape Cod on April 25, 2012
and rode his bike over 4,414 miles
reaching the west coast and the Pacific Ocean at Oregon on July 10, 2012!
His daily logs and photos of his progress
are fun to read.

Welcome Home Joel!
  

 

 

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