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HYANNIS FIRE CHIEF
PETER J. BURKE JR.

Newest Hyannis Fire Chief
Peter J. Burke Jr. is now the Hyannis Fire Chief.
July 24, 2017

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1 Former C&O Muster Truck Returns to Tisbury July 19, 2017
2 Hyannis Trains with new LT-829 July 19, 2017
3 Wareham Chief to Retire July 19, 2017
4 Cotuit's New Fire Chief Paul Rhude July 1, 2017
5 COMM FD & BPD Training May 30, 2017
 

 

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Hyannis Fire Chief

CHIEF PETER BURKE JR
Jess Burke pins the Fire Chief Badge on her husband Peter.
 

Chief Burke with his brother Patrick (Providence FD) and
his father Peter Burke (retired Fire Chief Swansea FD).

Retired Chief Harold Brunelle and Chief Burke.

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C&O Muster Truck Returns to Tisbury

GOING HOME!
The 1949 American LaFrance Series 700 pumper which served as the
American Legion Pumper in Tisbury from 1949 to about 1974 was
purchased by C&O Volunteers as a Muster Truck on July 19, 1975.
For 42 years it was the muster, parade, public relations truck for
COMM FD.  On July 19, 2017 (exactly 42 years to the day!) it
returned to Tisbury where it will remain for years to come.

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This 1930 Ford Model A Fire Engine on a 1-1/2 ton chassis
had a 75 gpm Leonard pump was originally C-O FD Engine 3.
In 1944 it was sold to Mashpee and became the first fire truck
in that town several years before an organized fire department
was former in 1950.  Photo taken in 1973.

COMM Firefighters Association hopes to get this truck,
which was refurbished by a private owner, back this year.

 

 

 Hyannis Trains with new Tower

HYANNIS LADDER TOWER 829
Hyannis Firefighters have been undergoing training on their new 2017 Pierce
Arrow XT 1500/300  100' Aerial Tower.
July 2017

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Fire Chief to Retire

 

WAREHAM FIRE CHIEF ROBERT McDUFFY
Wareham Fire Chief Robert McDuffy has announced his intentions to retire
on September 8, 2017.  He joined Wareham FD in 1981 as a Jr call firefighter,
worked his way up to a career position, served as a Lt/Fire Inspector, 1st Asst
Engineer, Assistant Chief, Acting Chief, and permanent Fire Chief for about 18
years.  His 36 year career saw much change with new apparatus, personnel,
and operations.  Best wishes chief!
July 2017

 

Newest Fire Chief

COTUIT FIRE CHIEF
New Fire Chief Paul Rhude is pinned by retiring chief Chris Olsen
at the ceremony on July 1, 2017.   Chief Rhude recently served as
the Nantucket FD Fire Chief for 2 years.  Prior to that he was a
Captain at COMM FD.

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COMM FD & BPD TRAINING

 

COMM FD and BARNSTABLE POLICE
Train together on May 30, 2017

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Musters & Parades

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Orleans Special Hazards

ORLEANS SPECIAL HAZARDS 610
2017 Ford F350 4x4 4 door / Warner
Special Hazards - Water/Dive Rescue, Tech Rescue, Utility vehicle
July 2017

Hyannis Tower

HYANNIS LADDER TOWER 829
2017 Pierce Arrow XT 1500 gpm / 300 gallon / 100' Aerial Tower
June 2017

 

Kingston Ambulance

KINGSTON AMBULANCE 1
2017 Ford F450 / PL Custom Type I Ambulance
June 2017

 

Middleboro Tanker

 MIDDLEBORO TANKER 2
2017 Kenworth / Fouts Bros
1000/3000
June 2017

 

 

West Tisbury Engine

WEST TISBURY ENGINE 721
2015 Freightliner 4x4 / KME Rescue Pumper
1250 / 750 / 30A / 30B
Holmatro Jaws
May 2017

 

Edgartown Engine

EDGARTOWN ENGINE 222
A loaner engine until a new KME is delivered.
1993 Ford F-800 / E-One Pumper
1250/750
Former Boxboro Engine 24
May 2017


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Wellfleet Police Station

WELLFLEET POLICE STATION

The Wellfleet Police Department was approved to renovate the 1983 former
Police and Fire Station at 36 Gross Hill Road at the November 2016 Town
Meeting.  The Fire Department moved out to their new station across the street
in 2009.  The police will now take advantage of that space and use approximately
$7.5 Million to upgrade the entire police facility.  Expected to reopen in
September 2018.  The department is currently working out of temporary
facilities up the road.
July 2017

 

Orleans Police Station


ORLEANS POLICE STATION

The new Orleans Police Station is shaping up nicely.  The station is located on the site
of the previous station which was torn down to make room for the new station.
It is located at Route 28 and Eldridge Parkway in Orleans.
June 2017

 

Brewster Fire Headquarters


Construction Begun  

NEW BREWSTER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
Site preparation and construction of a new 22,000 square foot fire headquarters
began in the Spring of 2017.

The station which was approved by voters in November 2015 is being built
behind the present station, built in 1974, on Route 6A.  The new station is
expected to cost approx $13.5 Million.

 

Photo March 30, 2017

Photo June 26, 2017

Photo June 26, 2017

 

 

Hyannis Fire Headquarters


May 8, 2017 Ground Breaking  

FUTURE HYANNIS FIRE HEADQUARTERS
It took a number of years to get approval, develop plans, and prepare the site for
a new Hyannis Fire Headquarters.  Ground will be broken on Monday May 8, 2017
as construction gets under way on the new station which was approved at the April
2016 Special District meeting. The 33,000 square foot, $18.5 Million station will
be built on High School Road Ext., with the first phase being built next to the present
station. Once completed, the new section will be moved into and the old station will
be torn down to make room for the rest of the new station - additional bays.

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March 30, 2017
Site prep looking good

May 8, 2017
Ground breaking day.

 

May 8, 2017
Ground Breaking Day.

 

June 26, 2017

June 26, 2017
Construction begins

 

June 26, 2017
Foundations and footings taking shape

 

June 26, 2017

 

Martha's Vineyard Airport
 
New MV ARFF Station Under Construction  
The new Martha's Vineyard Airport ARFF & Snow Removal Equipment
Facility is under construction.
May 2017
 

Onset Seeks New Headquarters


May 15, 2017 District Meeting  

PROPOSED ONSET FIRE HEADQUARTERS
The Onset Fire District will seek approval for approximately $13.9 Million
to construct a new Fire Headquarters Fire Station proposed for Sand Pond Rd.
at the 2017 District meeting.

The present Onset Station at 5 East Central Ave. in Onset center was built
around 1950 next to the even older fire station.  The buildings are located
on about 2.5 acres.  The station has room for 6 apparatus. Other apparatus
are parked outside or within a tent on the property.  The department's new
ladder truck delivered in 2015 does not fit in the station and has to be housed
at the Water District building on Sand Pond Rd near where the proposed
station would be located if approved..

 

UPDATE
Onset voters turned out in large numbers for the May 15, 2017 annual
District Meeting where a presentation on the proposed new fire headquarters
was given.  Voters questioned the move of the station from its central
location in the village to a more remote site as proposed.  There was of
course also concern over the proposed cost and ultimately an amendment
was made and approved to cap the cost at $8 Million.

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Oak Bluffs Fire Headquarters


THE OAK BLUFFS STATION  

Oak Bluffs moved into their new Headquarters Fire Station in 2016.
May 2017

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Carver Fire Headquarters 

New Station Dedicated April 15, 2017  

NEW CARVER FIRE HEADQUARTERS
The new Fire Station 1 at 99 Main Street was occupied in January 2017
and officially dedicated at an open house on April 15, 2017.

The station, approved in 2013, cost approximately $9 Million to build.
It includes a first class drill yard with training building and props.
In addition to the 6 drive thru bays, the facility has meeting and training
rooms, kitchen and dining areas, dispatch, offices and dorms.

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Bourne Moves Headquarters

Headquarters in Sagamore

BOURNE FIRE HEADQUARTERS
The Bourne Fire Department has officially moved its headquarters offices into
the 53 Meetinghouse Lane, Sagamore Fire Station #3 effective Jan 1, 2017.

The former headquarters offices were upstairs in the Buzzards Bay Station 1,
but in addition to not being ADA compliant, the facilities were inefficient.
The Sagamore station was opened in 2006 when the old Sagamore station
was torn down as part of the Sagamore Bridge Flyover project that eliminated
the old rotary circle.

 

 

 

Station Projects in 2017

Several Fire & Police Station Projects in Progress  
Watch for progress on the following in 2017
BOURNE - New Police Headquarters approved in 2016
BREWSTER - New Fire Headquarters was approved in 2016
HARWICH - Renovation of East Harwich Station 2 planned.
HYANNIS - New Fire Headquarters was approved in 2016.
Martha's Vineyard Airport - New ARFF Facility planned
NANTUCKET - New Fire Headquarters approved in 2016.
OAK BLUFFS - New Fire Station opened in 2016
ORLEANS - New Police Headquarters under construction 2016.
PROVINCETOWN - New Police Station planned 2017
SANDWICH - New Police Station and New Station 3 approved in 2016.
SANDWICH - Renovation & addition to East Sandwich Station 2 approved 2016.
WELLFLEET - Renovation of Police Station planned 2017


 




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HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
The 11th Fire Chief of the Hyannis Fire Department was given the oath of office on Monday July 24, 2017 at the Hyannis Fire Station. Retired Fire Chief Harold Brunelle (left) was among many who attended the Assumption of Command Ceremony. Congratulation to Chief Burke!
July 24, 2017


BARNSTABLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Barnstable Fire Department as appointed Captain Richard Pfautz to the position of Acting Deputy Chief.  This fills the position created when Deputy Burke went to Hyannis FD. Pfautz previously served as Acting Fire Chief prior to Burke's coming to Hyannis.  Congrats!
July 24, 2017 

 



CHATHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Chatham Fire Department regrets to announce the passing of retired Fire Chief Robert C. Greenough on July 19, 2017. Chief Greenough was Chief from 1965 to 1985. July 2017



HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Hyannis Fire Inspector Lt. John Cosmo will be retiring this summer. He has over 31 years of service. Congratulations and best wishes in retirement.  July 2017



WAREHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Wareham Fire Chief Robert McDuffy has announced his intention to retire effective September 8, 2017.  Chief McDuffy joined the Wareham FD as a Jr Call Firefighter in 1981 and worked his way up to a career firefighter.  He served as a Lt/Fire Inspector, 1st Asst Chief, Assistant Chief, Acting Chief, and then Fire Chief for the past 18 years or so.  His 36 years of service with Wareham saw many changes and improvements in equipment and service as the department has transitioned from the primarily call department to a more career department.  Best wishes Chief!  July 2017
 

NANTUCKET FIRE DEPARTMENT
Deputy Chief Stephen Murphy is serving as Interim Fire Chief on Nantucket.  July 2017

COTUIT FIRE DEPARTMENT
A number of fire chiefs, past and present, as well as department members, friends, and families turned out at the Cotuit Fire Station on the morning of July 1, 2017 as retiring Fire Chief Christopher Olsen said his goodbyes after 9 years as chief and officially pinned the chief's badge on new Fire Chief Paul Rhude. Chief Rhude started with the Cotuit Fire Department some 30 years ago as a call firefighter.  He most recently served as Fire Chief in Nantucket for 2 years. Prior to that he was a member of the COMM FD serving as a LT and Captain for a number of years. Note: 90 year old retired Cotuit Fire Chief Walter "Spike" Dottridge (sitting in photo) also attended the ceremony. Congrats and best wishes to all! 
July 1, 2017 
 

CHATHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
Lieutenant Vi Fellman has retired after 20 years of service with the Chatham FD. Best wishes!
July 1, 2017

BOURNE FIRE DEPARTMENT
Firefighter Mark Taylor has retired after 22 years of service with the Bourne Fire Department. Congrats and best wishes.  July 1, 2017
 

HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Hyannis Fire Department Fire Commissioners announced their selection of Barnstable Deputy Fire Chief Peter Burke Jr to become the next Fire Chief of the Hyannis Fire Department following their meeting on June 22, 2017. Deputy Burke comes from a fire department family, with his dad having been a long time Fire Chief  in Swansea and his brother a Providence firefighter. Deputy Burke joined the Seekonk Fire Department in 2002 and served as a Lt/Shift Commander prior to coming to the Cape as Deputy Chief at the Barnstable Fire Department in 2012.  He has a Master's Degree in Emergency Management, a B.S. in Fire Science, and has been active with the Mass. Hazmat Team and County Technical Rescue teams. He is expected to take over in Hyannis in July 2017. He fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Hyannis Fire Chief Harold Brunelle who served as chief for 19 years. Congratulations!
June 29, 2017   Update July 1, 2017
 

HYANNIS FIRE DEPARTMENT
Hyannis Firefighter / Paramedic David Colton will retire from HYFD on June 30, 2017 after many years with the Hyannis FD.  Congratulations.
June 29, 2017


FALMOUTH FIRE DEPARTMENT
Falmouth Firefighter/EMT Todd Taylor has retired from the FFD after more than 35 years of service during which he was recognized numerous times for his actions and contributions.  Congratulations and best wishes!  His last day was June 22, 2017.
June 29, 2017



CHATHAM FIRE DEPARTMENT
The Chatham Fire Department will promote Capt David DePasquale to the position of Deputy Fire Chief on June 14, 2017.  Lt David Ready  will be promoted to Captain.  Justin Tavano will become a Lieutenant.  Congratulations to all.
June 11, 2017

 
 



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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 Broadcastify.

For Fire Departments Only try the CapeCodFD.com feed at Broadcastify:
Barnstable, Dukes, Nantucket, and Plymouth Counties Fire Departments.
On air since Dec 2016.

For a mix of Cape Cod Police and Fire Live Radio try Scott Halligan's
Scan New England site:
Cape Cod Police, Fire, and EMS

    The link for   CAPE COD Area Live 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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PICK THE STATE - COUNTY - AND DEPARTMENTS
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SOME OF THE CAPE COD WIDE AREA FEEDS INCLUDE:

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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

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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

 

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



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RUN STATISTICS
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      Cape Cod Fire Departments
  2016 Run Stats

     NEW    01-03-17
 

2000  2001  2002  2003  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009 
2010  2011 
2012  2013  2014  2015  2016

(10 year comparison 2000 vs 2010)

 Unofficial 2016 Stats
Updated 03-14-17

Estimated 63,184 Total Calls in 2016
(decrease of 595 calls)
 
Estimated 63,779 Total Calls in 2015
 

DEPT RANKING 2015 RUNS 2016 RUNS
#1 Falmouth FD 6,966 runs 7,265 runs
#2 Yarmouth FD 7,096 runs 6,790 runs
#3 Hyannis FD 7,002 runs 6,503 runs
#4 Dennis FD 4,979 runs 5,103 runs
#5 Bourne FD 4,931 runs 4,706 runs
#6 Harwich FD 4,295 runs 4,324 runs
#7 COMM FD 4,429 runs 4,142 runs
#8 Sandwich FD 3,889 runs 4,022 runs
#9 Mashpee FD 3,615 runs 3,594 runs
#10 Brewster FD 2,882 runs 2,917 runs
#11 Chatham FD 2,727 runs 2,715 runs
#12 Orleans FD 2,482 runs 2,531 runs
#13 Eastham FD 1,723 runs 1,722 runs
#14 P-Town FD 1,203 runs 1,246 runs
#15Barnstable FD 1,242 runs 1,241 runs
#16 Wellfleet FD 1,171 runs 1,181 runs
#17 Joint Base FD    820 runs    889 runs
#18 Cotuit FD    830 runs    835 runs
#19 Truro FD    730 runs    829 runs
#20 W Barnstable    758 runs    629 runs
#21 BMA        9 runs      xx runs*
     
     
     
      63,779   63,184

   
 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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1982 Fire at O K Lumber in Dennis
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1953 AMERICAN LAFRANCE O-11 A
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COMM Breaker 317
1962 International / Maxim 500 gallon brush breaker
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Los Angeles Fire Boat 2
October 2016

 

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"American Fire Boats"
- The history of Waterborne Firefighting and Rescue in America -
By Wayne Mutza
Published in 2017
Wonderful new book with lots of up to date information
about fire boats.
(A must have for fire boat fans!)
 

 

 

 

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CHICAGO
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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
 

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Vent-Enter-Search.com
Fire Helmet Camera.com

The Housewatch.com
Back Step Firefighter 

Nord Fire Photos - Chicago Area
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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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OLD FIRE SCHOOL
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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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WEATHER LINKS  
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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

 

COMM FIRE

Jordan Galvin-Juntas
Age 19
COMM Intern & college student
 killed in Middleborough tragic accident
Oct 23, 2016
 


FALMOUTH FIRE

Retired Fire Chief Paul D Brodeur
Jan 20, 2017
 

 

ONSET FIRE

Ronald A. Aseltine, Jr
Age 49
Onset Call Firefighter
(Retired DCR Dist 2 Warden)
Feb 26, 2017



 

 

 


 

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!
  

 

 

FEATURED PHOTO
JUST FOR FUN
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PREVIOUS YEARS PHOTOS
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2017

 

NEW & OLD

 

Some of the more "seasoned" members of the Cape fire service,
retired West Barnstable Fire Chief John Jenkins, retired Hyannis
Mechanic Rich Randell, and retired COMM Mechanic Karl Sulkala
checking out the new Hyannis Aerial Tower.
July 2017

 

BE SAFE
SO EVERY ONE GOES HOME

 

 





 



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