Feb 17

Fire Headquarters Construction Update  

Delphi Contractors has recently contracted with GFM Enterprises of Truro to conduct all of the required site work for the Fire Headquarters construction project. GFM will be responsible for all site work including excavation, demolition, drainage and utility installation, silt fencing, foundation, curbing, and paving services.

Demolition of the former water department facility and the natural resources storage building started on Monday February 13 (see attached pictures). Silt fencing and runoff containment systems have also been installed. The demolition is scheduled to be complete by the week of February 20th after which the temporary construction entrance, tree pruning and removal, and new utility pole installation will take place.

Feb 11

A Day In The Life At Brewster Fire

 

All members of the Brewster Fire Department have diverse emergency medical and fire suppression related responsibilities and duties that vary not only day-to-day, but sometimes minute-by-minute. This group of dedicated employees consists of a career staff divided as follows; 4 Shift/Group Captains, 8 shift firefighters, 1 Fire Prevention Captain, and 3 daytime firefighters. In addition, to the career staff our 20 call firefighters are uniformly assigned to one of the four career groups to ensure a consistent number of personnel are available for emergency incidents.  The department is a combination type “all hazards” response organization that prides itself on its ability to effectively prepare for and efficiently respond to a diverse variety of emergencies and requests for assistance from the community.

 

In FY 2016, the Brewster Fire Department responded to and mitigated 2914 total incidents, which included 2257 Emergency Medical Service requests. The remaining 657 incidents were fire related responses. Of the 2914 “runs” 859 or 29.4% were overlapping incidents whose response required Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 11

Brewster Fire Department Sponsors Call Firefighters at the Barnstable County Fire Academy

 

Beginning January 30, 2017 the Brewster Fire Department will be sponsoring the attendance of five potential Call firefighters at this year’s Firefighter I & II Basic Training Program at the Barnstable County Fire Academy.

 

During the 16 week class these individuals will receive 240 hours of classroom and hands-on fire, hazardous material, incident command, and safety related training culminating in their receipt of National Pro-Board Firefighter I & II certification.

 

We wish the following individuals good luck and look forward to them joining our organization in the near future!

 

Andrew Ottino          James Sandino        Louis Carlo               Seth Karter

Matthew Millman

Feb 08

Chimney & Woodstove Fire Safety

Feb 08

Open Burning Safety Tips

Feb 07

Brewster Fire Station Groundbreaking Ceremony

On February 2 the Town of Brewster hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a major construction project that will deliver a modern, state-of-the-art fire headquarters to the Brewster Fire/Rescue Department in May of 2018. Attendance at the ceremony included the Board of Selectmen, members of the Fire Station Project Committee, Finance Committee, former Selectmen and Town officials, Department Heads, fire department personnel, and many residents who supported the project since its inception over 13 years ago.Several speakers addressed the audience identifying the importance of this critical community infrastructure project and the benefits that will result for the Towns residents and fire department staff upon its completion.The Brewster Fire Department would like to once again thank all of the voters who took the opportunity to support this project and provide us with a safe, efficient, and modern facility from which to operate from.

Brewster Fire Station Groundbreaking Ceremony from Town of Brewster, MA on Vimeo.

Feb 03

Worker suffers seizure on roof at Brewster construction site

Story Courtesy of Cape Wide News

BREWSTER – A construction worker in Brewster was lifted off a roof Thursday after suffering a seizure.

Brewster Fire Chief Robert Moran said they started receiving several 911 calls from a work site on Crocker Lane.

On arrival, crews had to use an aerial ladder and a rescue basket to remove the unidentified man. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital, but his condition was unknown late Thursday.

“After climbing up the scaffolding on the exterior of the house, we were able to assess the individual and find out that we would need to have our aerial device to remove him,” said Moran.

Feb 03

Groundbreaking Ceremony

On February 2 the Town of Brewster hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a major construction project that will deliver a modern, state-of-the-art fire headquarters to the Brewster Fire/Rescue Department in May of 2018.

Attendance at the ceremony included the Board of Selectmen, members of the Fire Station Project Committee, Finance Committee, former Selectmen and Town officials, Department Heads, fire department personnel, and many residents who supported the project since its inception over 13 years ago.

Several speakers addressed the audience identifying the importance of this critical community infrastructure project and the benefits that will result for the Towns residents and fire department staff upon its completion.

The Brewster Fire Department would like to once again thank all of the voters who took the opportunity to support this project and provide us with a safe, efficient, and modern facility from which to operate from. We look forward to seeing you at the grand opening!

 

Photo Credit Craig Chadwick
 

Feb 03

Passing of Former Call Fire/EMT Captain Henry Sears

It is with great sadness that the Brewster Fire Department announces the passing of former Call Fire Captain/EMT Henry Sears.  Henry joined the Brewster Fire Department in 1969 and served over thirty years attaining the rank of Call Fire Captain (Group 1) prior to his retirement. Many residents of our community especially our senior population will remember his wife Jean who served as the Director of the Brewster Council-on-Aging for many years and Henry from his position as one of the Council-on-Aging’s bus drivers.

The family will host a memorial service on Saturday February 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Hallet Funeral Home located at 273 Station Ave South Yarmouth, MA.

Our members offer the Sears family our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy on his passing.

Feb 01

Brewster Fire Department Receives Fire Safety Education Grants

The Brewster Fire Department was recently awarded two FY 2017 Fire Safety Education grants from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The first is a Student Awareness of Fire Education or (S.A.F.E) grant in the amount of $3,951.00 that will support costs associated with training and placing firefighters in classrooms to conduct fire safety education in grades Pre-K through 12 while funding other fire safety programs, initiatives, and member training throughout the year. The primary mission of the S.A.F.E. grant is to ensure our local students recognize the dangers of fire and acquire the knowledge and skills they will need to support a fire safe environment throughout their lifetime. Since its inception in 1995 the S.A.F.E. program has reduced the average annual child fire deaths in the Commonwealth by over 70%.

The second grant is a Senior S.A.F.E. grant in the amount of $2,596.00. This funding will provide firefighters the ability to deliver fire and life safety education programs to older adults who are statistically proven to be the most at risk group to become involved in a fatal fire incident. Firefighters will use the opportunity to educate seniors as to the potential fire and life safety hazards they face on a daily basis through already established relationships with community based providers of senior support services such as the Council on Aging, senior housing complexes, and local nursing and assisted living facilities.

Fire Chief Robert Moran stated, “These grant awards will allow our professional staff an outstanding opportunity to provide complimentary high quality fire and life safety education to two of our community’s most significant population groups. We look forward to using these funds to continue our efforts to build accessible public relationships and improve the level of fire safety within our community. We thank Governor Baker, State officials and the Fire Marshal for their sustained support of enhancing the level of fire and life safety within the Commonwealth”.

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