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<< || Otis Air Force Base / Joint Base Cape Cod || >>
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
Otis Air National Guard Base - Mass Military Reservation
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
- 03A - 1970 to 1990

 

< 01     >MAIN TERMINAL > Listing of Airports and ARFF Apparatus
< 03    > OTIS AFB > OTIS/MMR/Joint Base Cape Cod, MA - Pre-1970
< 03A > OTIS AFB > OTIS/MMR/Joint Base Cape Cod, MA - 1970-1990
< 03B > OTIS AFB > OTIS/MMR/Joint Base Cape Cod, MA - 1990-2007
< 03C > OTIS AFB > OTIS/MMR/Joint Base Cape Cod, MA - Since 2007


- Cape Cod -
Otis Air Force base
Otis Air National Guard Base
Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod
(Became Massachusetts Military Reservation 2008)
(Became Joint Base Cape Cod 2014)
Bourne / Sandwich, Massachusetts

 

Airport Diagram


Runway 5/23 (NE/SW)
8000' x 200'

Runway 14/32 (SE/NW)
9500' x 200

Otis Airport Tower
121.0
Otis Airport Ground
121.6

Cape Approach
118.2

Military Airport
Originally Camp Edwards and Otis Air Force Base
ARFF originally by Military and civilian personnel
of Otis Fire Department, presently civilian personnel.
(Became Massachusetts Military Reservation 2008)
(Became Joint Base Cape Cod 2014)


About Airport



Otis Air Force Base
Crash Station built around 1960.
ARFF Apparatus facing the runways.



Otis Fire Department 1990s

Otis Crash
Tanker 14, Ramp 18, Ramp 13, support truck, Truck 5, and Truck2



Otis Crash Station
Structural side of crash station

Otis Station 4



Otis Station 4 - Hospital Road
Station protected the large hospital during the 1940s-1960s
as well as the base housing Area and Camp Edwards range areas.

At one time there were 4 similar "structural" stations protecting Otis
in addition to the crash station. Station 4 was the last active station
in addition to the crash station.
 





Otis Station 4
Shown are brush breaker 9, Engine 4 and Engine 6.
1980s.



A lot of apparatus has served at Otis over the years.
At one time there were as many as 8 engine companies,
in addition to at least 3 crash trucks, a rescue, tankers, brush apparatus,
and an assortment or ramp and support apparatus.
Some of the apparatus is shown here.

 

Otis Truck 2
1975 P-4 Oshkosh Crash Truck
1200 gpm / 1500 gals / 180 AFFF

Otis Truck 2
The crash truck was called to the Canal Power Plant
Tank Farm Fire in August 1980

Otis Truck 2
Putting on a display at a Cotuit July 4 celebration.

 



Otis Truck 404
The 1975 P-4 Oshkosh Crash Otis Truck 2
became Truck 404 in the 1990's
1200 gpm / 1500 gals / 180 AFFF



 

 

Otis Truck 3
1962 FWD P-2 Crash Truck
Refurbished in 1982

Otis Truck 3
1982 Quality P-2 Crash Truck
1400 gpm / 2300 gallons / 200 AFFF

Otis Truck 5
1975 Oshkosh P-4 Crash Truck

Otis Truck 5
1975 Oshkosh P4 Crash Truck

Otis Truck 5
1975 P-4 Oshkosh Crash Truck
1200 gpm / 1500 gals / 180 AFFF

Truck 2 and 5 heading out for an inflight.

Truck 5 and Rescue 11 on a standby

 

Otis Truck 5
1986 Oshkosh P-19 Crash Truck
1000 gpm / 1000 gallons / 180 AFFF

Otis Truck 405
The 1986 Oshkosh P19 was also renumbered in the 1990s



1986 Oshkosh P-19 Otis Crash Truck 405

 

 

 

Otis Truck 15
1976 Oshkosh P4 as Otis Truck 15 for a period of time.
May have been a spare at the time.



Otis T15

 

Otis Truck 16
Otis Army National Guard
1987 International S1800 / Nordic
225 gallons of mixed AFFF and 1400 lbs PKP



Otis Rescue 11
1974 Dodge P-10
c.1980s

 

Otis Rescue 411
1989 GMC / Landoll Rescue Truck
 



Otis Rescue 411

 



Otis Ramp 12
1977 Dodge
A couple ramp trucks were active for minor standby duties
and carried a quantity of halon and dry chemical agents.
c. 1980s



Otis Ramp 413
1980 Dodge P-13 Ramp truck with Halon and PKP

Otis Ramp14

 

Otis Tanker 13
This 5000 gallon tanker had a 1000 gpm rear pump and carried about
500 gallons of AFFF foam.  Originally served as a runway foamer.
It had a large foam deck gun on the rear.
It also provided support at many brush and forest fires over the years.

Otis Truck 13
A different truck to pull the trailer.



Otis Tanker 414
1987 International / KME
500 gpm / 2000 gallon Tanker
Replaced the 5000 gallon tractor trailer.

 

 



1954 Ward LaFrance
This 1954 Ward LaFrance pumper served Otis until the 1970s
when it was sold and used by the Sandwich Fire Department
for a few years.

 

Otis Engine 4
Approx 1970 Ford / American LaFrance 500 gpm pumper.
 

Otis Engine4
1970s Ford / LaFrance Pumper

Otis Engine 6
1974 Ford / Ward LaFrance P12 Pumper
750 /300

 



Otis Engine 6



Otis Engine 6
1974 Ford / Ward LaFrance P12 Pumper
750 /300



Otis Engine 6
 1989 Ameritech Crash Truck (Army National Guard 26th Aviation)
Became a backup to Otis in 1993.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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