Jul 28

Brewster Fire Department Accepting Citizens Fire Academy Applications

citacad1412The Brewster Fire Department is excited to announce its 3rd Annual Citizens Fire Academy beginning Wednesday September 16, 2015. The nine week program will meet each Wednesday evening at Brewster Fire Headquarters 1657 Main Street from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Academy participants will receive an inside view of the Brewster Fire Department and during each session will study a different aspect of our Department ranging from department organization and operations, emergency medical services, fire suppression, motor vehicle extrication, fire prevention/investigation and technical rescue services. In addition the group will obtain CPR and First Aid certification, visit the Barnstable County Fire Academy for fire extinguisher training, and the Barnstable County Sheriff’s Communications Center to become more familiar with the 911 and fire dispatch services our community utilizes.

The program is designed to ensure each participant acquires an in-depth understanding of the Brewster Fire Department and the professional emergency services we provide to the community. Each week a new topic will be discussed in classroom settings and participants will also be involved in performing a series of hands-on activities taught by the experienced men and women of Brewster Fire Department and staff at the Barnstable County Fire Academy.

Participants must be 18 years of age, live or work in the Town of Brewster and pass a CORI background check. To graduate attendees must be present at seven of the nine scheduled sessions. There is no program fee.

Applications are available at Fire Headquarters beginning Monday August 3, Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Space is limited to 15 participants and the application deadline is Monday August 24.

Citizens may contact Captain Kevin Varley, Captain Pete Rubel, or Chief Moran at 508-896-7018 if you have further questions regarding this exciting opportunity.

Jul 28

Brewster Fire Department Responds to Dennis Structure Fire

 

On Sunday July 26 at 5:10 a.m. the Brewster Fire Department responded to 171 Sea Street in the Town of Dennis on a mutual aid request for personnel and apparatus to assist at the scene of a working structure fire. Brewster Engine 239 under the command of Captain Anthony Dalmau was directed to cover Dennis Station 2 and Ambulance 244 was requested to the scene to transport an injured resident to Cape Cod Hospital. Additional responding Brewster personnel were utilized to provide coverage in Town while the fire and EMS units assisted in Dennis. All Brewster units returned to quarters and were placed back in service at 7:35 a.m.

Jul 21

Summer Safety Tips

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Jul 13

Brewster Firefighters Conduct Vehicle Extrication Demonstration

Brewster MA firefighters demonstrate the process for removing a patient from a vehicular accident.

Jul 13

Brewster Fire Department Supports Conservation Day Activities

On Saturday July 11 members of the Brewster Fire Department supported the Brewster Natural Resources Departments annual Conservation Day event at Drummer Boy Park. During the day firefighters set up displays and gave tours of fire apparatus and distributed fire safety literature, coloring books, hats, and other items to those in attendance. Our organization would like to thank the Natural Resources Department for giving us the opportunity to interact with our residents and visitors during this great community event.024 026

Jul 13

Brewster Fire Department Conducts Community Fire & EMS Education Session

On Saturday June 27 members of the Brewster Fire Department utilized the annual Our Lady of the Cape Bazaar to conduct a community fire safety and emergency medical education forum.  During the day department members broadened our organizations relationship with our residents through the display of several samples of recently purchased fire and EMS equipment, tours of fire apparatus and the department’s newest ambulance, and the distribution of fire and emergency management safety education literature. Based on the positive interaction received from attendees we feel this was an extremely beneficial education session and we look forward to participating in next year’s event!

 

Jul 01

Brewster firefighters responds to aid Orleans Firefighters

ORLEANS – Orleans, Eastham and Brewster firefighters were called to the scene of a structure fire Tuesday evening. The call came in for 82 Route 6A about 8:45 p.m. The building in the Oracle Square complex houses Emack and Bolio’s Ice Cream. The fire may have started outside and spread to an apartment on the second floor. Firefighters were able to quickly knock down the flames. Route 6A was closed between the roundabout and Cove Road for a time while crews fought the fire. No injuries were reported. We’ll bring you further details as we get them.

 

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Photo by Jake O’Callaghan/CWN

Courtesy of Cape Wide News

Jul 01

Video: Illegal fireworks possible cause of Brewster brush fire

BREWSTER – Firefighters were called to Crosby Landing by the beach after receiving multiple calls for a brush fire. Crews were able to quickly contain and douse the fire. Officials reportedly believe illegal fireworks may have sparked the blaze.

Story Courtesy of CapeCod.com

Jul 01

Fireworks Safety

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Jun 19

Barnstable County Technical Rescue Team Participates in Regional Training Exercise

 

On June 8 and 9 the Barnstable County Technical Rescue Team along with the Bristol, Plymouth, and Norfolk technical rescue teams and the National Guard participated in a regional training exercise. The deployment designated as “Operation Swift”, was fully funded by Homeland Security funds managed through the Southeast Regional Planning & Economic Development District.

The exercise was based on the post emergency response to a hurricane that devastates the Town of Plainville causing major destruction including multiple building collapses throughout the community. It involved scenarios designed to test the four team’s operational readiness, interoperability, mobilization capabilities and technical rescue competencies.

Specific technical rescue skills included breaking and breaching concrete, victim removal, shoring collapsed buildings, technical extrication, and lifting and moving large objects. In addition, to the technical rescue scenarios the National Guard was utilized to transport team members to the site via helicopter to assess the potential use of National Guard resources as an emergency transportation platform for future deployments.

The drill also evaluated a Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety strategy currently in motion that is designed to build regional based technical rescue teams capable of rapidly responding to and providing technical rescue services to communities throughout the State.

The Barnstable County Fire Departments currently providing staff and resources to the County Technical Rescue Team include; Brewster, Chatham, Orleans, Harwich, Eastham, Sandwich, Barnstable, Mashpee, and Joint Base Cape Cod.

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