Busy Day for Brewster Fire Department

Wednesday January 23turned out to be an extremely busy day for Brewster firefighters.  Starting with a medical call shortly after 8:00 a.m. the department responded to a total of thirteen emergency incidents including a single car motor vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Route 124 and Tubman Road that resulted in the snapping of a utility pole, downed primary electric lines and closure of the roadway for several hours (see picture) and a mutual aid request from the Harwich Fire Department for our four-wheel drive all-terrain vehicle to assist with the search for a missing woman.

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Photo credit  Jake O’Callahagn

Additional requests for service responded to throughout the day included the investigation of a smoke odor, activated fire alarms, and several priority 2 and 3 medical calls. Due to the simultaneous nature of a number of these responses off-duty career and call firefighters were requested to supplement the four on-duty firefighters during a number of these calls.