BREWSTER – Brewster Fire/Rescue is pleased to announce that FF/Paramedic Gretchen Riley will be receiving a heroism award on November 23 from the State of Massachusetts for her actions at a motor vehicle collision that occurred on Route 6 in the Town of Barnstable on March 17, 2021 (see below).
On Wednesday March 17 while returning to fire headquarters during a department detail Brewster Firefighter/Paramedic Gretchen Riley was one of the first individuals to arrive at the scene of a serious motor vehicle collision involving a tractor trailer and private vehicle on Route 6 in the area of Exit 65.
Noticing the truck was on fire and the driver trapped in the cab, FF Riley removed a fire extinguisher from the department vehicle and extinguished a large area of the growing engine compartment fire. She then remained on scene and assisted another off-duty firefighter and members of the West Barnstable Fire Department in providing patient care and removal of the driver from the damaged cab.
Brewster Fire/Rescue congratulates FF/Paramedic Riley for the rapid and selfless display of life-saving actions and personal disregard for her own safety she exhibited during this serious emergency event.
Job well done! Congratulations Gretchen!
To celebrate Fire Prevention Week earlier this month Brewster Firefighters visited the Stony Brook and Eddy Schools and the Sweetwater Campground. During the fire safety education presentations the students learned about the sounds of smoke detectors, escape plans, crawling low in smoke, stop, drop, and roll, and other fire and life safety subjects. A good time was had by all! We would like to thank the school and Sweetwater staff members and Firefighters Smith, Morthland, Drumm, Johnson, and McHugh who made these presentation possible!
The Town of Brewster and Brewster Fire/Rescue would like to thank the members of the regional Community Emergency Response Team who assisted with the September Special Town Meeting and the Town’s Flu Clinic last week. Your work and dedication to ensure the safety and well being of the Brewster community is appreciated!
Yesterday members of Group 1 took advantage of the beautiful weather to conduct pump and aerial ladder master stream device training. Brewster firefighters training to stay prepared! Strong work Group 1!
BREWSTER – A pickup vs pole crash was reported in Brewster sometime after 2 PM Saturday. The crash happened at the intersection of Slough Road and Belmont Park Road. The driver of the Dodge Ram was able to get out of the vehicle and was evaluated at the scene. Eversource was called to replace the pole which was expected to keep Slough Road closed for several hours. 242 Eversource customers lost power due to the crash. The cause of the crash is under investigation by Brewster Police.
September 24, 2021
HARWICH – A vehicle reportedly struck a utility pole and rolled on its side in Harwich. The crash happened on Harwich Road (Route 124) by Prince Charles Drive. The operator was able to get out of the car and was evaluated by Brewster Firefighters who were initially dispatched. Eversource was called due to a live wire down in the street causing 279 customers in the area to lose power. Harwich Police are investigating the cause of the collision.