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Brewster Fire & Police Departments Awarded $45,650 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Grant Funding

The Baker-Polito Administration recently allocated more than $9.6 million in federal Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program (CESFP) grants awarded to the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security’s Office of Grants and Research (OGR) from the U.S. Department of Justice. More than 100 local and state public safety agencies received this funding for additional resources …

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Baker Declares September as Emergency Preparedness Month

  HYANNIS – Governor Charlie Baker has named September as Emergency Preparedness Month in the Commonwealth. Residents and organizations in Massachusetts will be encouraged to develop plans of action should a natural disaster or emergency situation impact the state. Information and tips will be shared by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency and Department of Public …

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September is Campus Fire Safety Month

STOW, MA – State Fire Marshal Peter Ostroskey reminds us that September is Campus Fire Safety Month. Massachusetts has a large population of college students that fire officials and college leaders want to be fire safe whether they live on-campus, in Greek housing, or in private off-campus housing. State Fire Marshal Ostroskey said, “Students come …

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Brewster Fire Rescues Injured Hiker

On Tuesday September 1 at 1:25 p.m. Brewster Fire/Rescue was dispatched to assist a hiker who suffered a foot laceration while walking the trails in the Punkhorn section of Town. Due to a lack of cleared paths and overgrowth which limited their ability to reach the victim on foot, members of the fire department launched …

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Fire breaks out in garage in Eastham

EASTHAM – Fire broke out in a garage in Eastham late Monday afternoon. Firefighters were called to the area of 95 South Sunken Meadow Road shortly after 5 PM. Because of multiple calls, mutual aid from Orleans and Wellfleet responded to the scene. No injuries were reported. Eastham Fire tells Cape Wide News that they …

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Updated: Cooking oil spill causes traffic delays in Brewster

BREWSTER – A large oil spill caused traffic delays in Brewster. Sometime after 2 PM, the spill was affecting sections of Routes 6A, 137 and 124. Firefighters put sand down to cover the spill then a street sweeper was cleaning up. Motorists were urged to seek alternate routes. Further details were not immediately available. Brewster …

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Brewster Fire/Rescue Responds to Structure Fire

At 10:31 p.m. on Sunday August 9th Brewster Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 136 Chapman Lane. On arrival Car 231 (Chief Moran) found a fire in the basement of a two story private dwelling. All occupants were reported out of the house. Firefighters were quickly able to contain and extinguish the …

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Brewster Firefighters Rescues Stranded Rafters

At 4:58 p.m. on Sunday August 9th Brewster Fire/Rescue was dispatched to Breakwater Beach after receiving reports of a raft with two people on board having difficulty returning to shore. On arrival firefighters launched the departments Zodiac craft from the beach and were able to make contact with the individuals and bring them safely to …

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Brewster Fire/Rescue Responds to Rollover Motor Vehicle Collision

On Friday August 7 at 2:39 p.m. Brewster Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a two car motor vehicle collision with rollover in front of 151 Run Hill Road. On arrival fire personnel found a medium sized SUV on its roof and a second vehicle with heavy front end damage in the southbound travel lane. All occupants of …

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Brewster Fire/Rescue Receives $53,115.00 FEMA (AFG) COVID Supplemental Grant Award

On Thursday August 6th Brewster Fire/Rescue received notification from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) that our 2019 Assistance to Firefighters (AFG) COVID Supplemental Grant Application had been approved and would receive funding in the amount of $53,115.00. In providing the award FEMA stated “after considerable consideration, the recipients project described in the narrative and details …

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