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May is Electrical Safety Month; Electrical Fires are Second Leading Cause of Home Fire Deaths

STOW, MA – Fire officials announced that May is Electrical Safety Month. This year, Electrical Safety Month comes at a time when most of us are at staying home, studying, working, and connecting with family and friends remotely. “We are using more electronic devices at once than normal. Practicing electrical safety is more important now …

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Open Burning Season Ends May 1

We have received a number of inquiries regarding the potential extension of the open burning season. Brewster Fire/Rescue follows all State Fire Marshal regulations concerning open burning dates and guidelines. At this time we have not received an indication that open burning season will be extended. Therefore, this Friday May 1 will remain the last …

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DRIFTING PADDLE BOARD CAUSES ALARM: Dive team search inconclusive… [HN VIDEO]

April 21, 2020 Robert Bastille BREWSTER – The initial call began around 7:30 a.m. when what appeared to be an empty kayak was spotted floating out in the middle of Seymour Pond. Upon closer inspection, firefighters learned it was actually a paddle board… and when they also found a paddle, that’s when members of the …

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Brewster Fire/Rescue Responds to a Motor Vehicle Collision with Entrapment

On April 7 at 11:03 a.m. Brewster Engine 239 and Ambulance 242 under the direction of Captain Dan Kimball responded to a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries as a result of a car that left the roadway and crashed into a wooded area adjacent to Villages Drive. Upon arrival units found a …

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A Reassuring Message From Brewster Fire/Rescue

To the Brewster community, your Fire and EMS personnel are looking a little different when they show up to emergency medical calls these days. Pictured, here is Firefighter/Paramedic Jared Hogg shown wearing some of the personal protective equipment commonly being worn by our staff members amidst the COVID-19 crisis. Brewster Fire Rescue would like all …

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BOCH Regional Community Emergency Response Team Assists Lower Cape Outreach with Grocery Deliveries

On Tuesday March 24 several members of the Brewster, Orleans, Chatham, and Harwich Regional Community Emergency Response Team assisted the Lower Cape Outreach Council in delivering over fifty bags of groceries to residents in the towns of Truro, Wellfleet, Eastham, Orleans, Harwich, and the Wells Court senior housing complex in Brewster. In addition, during the …

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Construction crew hits gas line in Brewster

BREWSTER – A construction crew struck a gas line in Brewster sometime after 11:30 AM Friday. The incident happened on Southern Eagle Cartway. Firefighters cordoned off the area until National Grid could arrive to cap the leak. A residence was checked to make sure the fumes had not gotten inside.

Woman injured in equestrian accident in Brewster

BREWSTER – A woman was injured after reportedly falling from a horse in Brewster sometime after 10:30 AM Friday morning. The incident happened off Run Pond Road. The victim was taken to Cape Cod Hospital with possible fractured bones. Further details were not immediately available.

Statement from Barnstable County Administration urging travelers from New York City Metropolitan area (CT, NJ, NY) to self-isolate

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Barnstable, MA – Thursday, March 26, 2020 – During this COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Barnstable County Administration is asking persons traveling from COVID-19 “hot-spot” areas (including from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut) to Cape Cod to voluntarily self-quarantine for fourteen (14) days upon arrival. This request does not apply to: Persons who are …

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Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund

The Cape Cod and Islands Major Crisis Relief Fund is a resource that may be able to assist some individuals on Cape Cod and the Islands during the current COVID-19 pandemic. If you need assistance or would like to donate to the fund please go to the link below. https://majorcrisisrelieffund.org/