On February 2 the Town of Brewster hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a major construction project that will deliver a modern, state-of-the-art fire headquarters to the Brewster Fire/Rescue Department in May of 2018. Attendance at the ceremony included the Board of Selectmen, members of the Fire Station Project Committee, Finance Committee, former Selectmen and Town officials, Department Heads, fire department personnel, and many residents who supported the project since its inception over 13 years ago.Several speakers addressed the audience identifying the importance of this critical community infrastructure project and the benefits that will result for the Towns residents and fire department staff upon its completion.The Brewster Fire Department would like to once again thank all of the voters who took the opportunity to support this project and provide us with a safe, efficient, and modern facility from which to operate from.
On Friday, March 10, 2017 at approximately 10:48 AM, the Brewster Fire Department responded to a reported chimney fire at 465 Baker’s Pond Road. On arrival to this address, fire department personnel found a two story wood-framed residential structure with heavy smoke coming from the chimney. Fire suppression crews utilized thermal imaging cameras to confirm …View full post
The Brewster Fire Department has a simple, yet powerful reminder for all residents of our Town. In the next several days we will be changing our clocks for daylight-savings time. Our department is requesting a very simple solution to improve the life safety of your family and assist us in reducing fire related fatalities, …View full post
Over this past weekend seven residents of Massachusetts were killed in residential fire incidents. Four children and their mother were trapped in their home during a fire in Warwick and two men were killed in a fire in Milton. The Brewster Fire Department would like to remind our residents that the most effective method of …View full post
To ensure all of our residents are kept advised as to the ongoing Fire/Rescue Headquarters construction project the Committee will be sending out periodic updates to the community via the Fire Department and Town websites, Facebook pages, and local media outlets. As of Friday March 3 the site contractor (GFM) has demolished the former water …View full post
ast year, over 376k lbs of hazardous waste was collected on Cape Cod through the HHW program. This protects our unconfined, sole-source aquifer; our environment; first responders; and the rest of us. Enclosed, find for posting on your website and social media: 1.) 2017 BCH HHW brochure, poster, and map; and 2.) VSQG form for …View full post
Story Courtesy of Cape Wide News
BREWSTER – A construction worker in Brewster was lifted off a roof Thursday after suffering a seizure.
Brewster Fire Chief Robert Moran said they started receiving several 911 calls from a work site on Crocker Lane.
On arrival, crews had to use an aerial ladder and a rescue basket to remove the unidentified man. He was taken to Cape Cod Hospital, but his condition was unknown late Thursday.
“After climbing up the scaffolding on the exterior of the house, we were able to assess the individual and find out that we would need to have our aerial device to remove him,” said Moran.
On February 2 the Town of Brewster hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for a major construction project that will deliver a modern, state-of-the-art fire headquarters to the Brewster Fire/Rescue Department in May of 2018.
Attendance at the ceremony included the Board of Selectmen, members of the Fire Station Project Committee, Finance Committee, former Selectmen and Town officials, Department Heads, fire department personnel, and many residents who supported the project since its inception over 13 years ago.
Several speakers addressed the audience identifying the importance of this critical community infrastructure project and the benefits that will result for the Towns residents and fire department staff upon its completion.
The Brewster Fire Department would like to once again thank all of the voters who took the opportunity to support this project and provide us with a safe, efficient, and modern facility from which to operate from. We look forward to seeing you at the grand opening!
Photo Credit Craig Chadwick
It is with great sadness that the Brewster Fire Department announces the passing of former Call Fire Captain/EMT Henry Sears. Henry joined the Brewster Fire Department in 1969 and served over thirty years attaining the rank of Call Fire Captain (Group 1) prior to his retirement. Many residents of our community especially our senior population will remember his wife Jean who served as the Director of the Brewster Council-on-Aging for many years and Henry from his position as one of the Council-on-Aging’s bus drivers.
The family will host a memorial service on Saturday February 11 at 11:00 a.m. at Hallet Funeral Home located at 273 Station Ave South Yarmouth, MA.
Our members offer the Sears family our deepest condolences and sincere sympathy on his passing.
The Brewster Fire Department was recently awarded two FY 2017 Fire Safety Education grants from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. The first is a Student Awareness of Fire Education or (S.A.F.E) grant in the amount of $3,951.00 that will support costs associated with training and placing firefighters in classrooms to conduct fire safety education in grades Pre-K through 12 while funding other fire safety programs, initiatives, and member training throughout the year. The primary mission of the S.A.F.E. grant is to ensure our local students recognize the dangers of fire and acquire the knowledge and skills they will need to support a fire safe environment throughout their lifetime. Since its inception in 1995 the S.A.F.E. program has reduced the average annual child fire deaths in the Commonwealth by over 70%.
The second grant is a Senior S.A.F.E. grant in the amount of $2,596.00. This funding will provide firefighters the ability to deliver fire and life safety education programs to older adults who are statistically proven to be the most at risk group to become involved in a fatal fire incident. Firefighters will use the opportunity to educate seniors as to the potential fire and life safety hazards they face on a daily basis through already established relationships with community based providers of senior support services such as the Council on Aging, senior housing complexes, and local nursing and assisted living facilities.
Fire Chief Robert Moran stated, “These grant awards will allow our professional staff an outstanding opportunity to provide complimentary high quality fire and life safety education to two of our community’s most significant population groups. We look forward to using these funds to continue our efforts to build accessible public relationships and improve the level of fire safety within our community. We thank Governor Baker, State officials and the Fire Marshal for their sustained support of enhancing the level of fire and life safety within the Commonwealth”.
On Thursday February 2nd at 4:15 p.m. the Town of Brewster will be hosting a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the community’s new Fire/Rescue Department Headquarters facility. Local officials, members of the fire station building committee, fire department personnel, residents, and representatives of Pomroy Associates (owner’s project manager), CDR Maguire (Architects), and Delphi Construction (General Contractor) will be present to memorialize the start of this long anticipated project. Location is 1657 Main Street, directly behind the current fire department facility. Your attendance is welcome.
Individuals requiring additional information may contact Fire Chief Robert Moran at 508-896-7018.
Shortly after 3pm Brewster Police and Fire-Rescue were dispatched to the area of Slough Rd and Old Red Top Rd for a 2 car motor vehicle accident with possible injuries. Rescuers found a Dodge Caravan and a Plymouth Breeze had sideswiped each other on a curve causing moderate to severe damage to both vehicles with air bag deployment. Medics from Brewster Fire evaluated both driver/sole occupants and while shaken up by the ordeal, both refused further treatment and transport. Traffic on Slough Rd was initially blocked in both directions and then opened to one alternating lane while the scene was worked. Both vehicles had to be towed. The accident is under investigation by the Brewster Police.
Story and Photos by Craig Chadwick, CWN
BREWSTER – A construction worker was injured in Brewster Tuesday morning after falling about 10 feet and hitting his head.
The accident happened around 10:30 on Winstead Road where a house is being built.
Brewster Fire and Rescue transported the man to Cape Cod Hospital with minor injuries.
Brewster Police also assisted at the scene.
Open burning season begins on January 15, 2017 and ends on May 1, 2016. In order to burn residents must obtain a permit from the Brewster Fire Department and follow the regulations guiding open burning established by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts including the daily notification to the fire department via our automated burn line.
Burn permits may be purchased Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at fire headquarters or via mail using the on-line application available at brewsterfire.com. Residents with further questions regarding the Open Burn season may call fire headquarters at 508-896-7018.
You may also visit brewsterfire.com and click on the Fire Prevention link then click on Open Burning Rules & Regulations to obtain further information on the process necessary to obtain a permit and on the method required to utilize the mandatory daily brush fire call in phone line.
The Brewster Fire Department retains the right to suspend burning during unacceptable weather conditions and revoke the permits of those individuals violating State open burning regulations. We respectfully request all residents take the time to read the safety precautions and rules regarding open burning and to be considerate of your neighbors and the environment when conducting these fires.
Remember, Burn Safely, Burn Responsibly!
On Friday December 23 at 5:31 p.m. the Brewster Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 21 Barons Way. The report originated from a UPS deliveryman working in the area who reported smoke and flames coming from the dwelling.
On arrival fire department units found heavy fire coming from the rear of a 1 ½ story wood frame residential structure extending throughout the entire first floor. Fire Department crews immediately initiated an aggressive interior attack on the fire using two 1 ¾ handlines. This attack coupled with the rapid and coordinated ventilation of the dwelling allowed for a quick knockdown of the heavy fire within the home.
After extinguishing the bulk of the fire a secondary search of the home was conducted and a deceased victim was found in the room of origin on the first floor in the rear of the residence. The Harwich, Orleans, and Eastham Fire Departments assisted at the scene of the fire and the Dennis and Yarmouth Fire Department covered Brewster Headquarters during the incident. All Brewster personnel were released from the scene at approximately 11:00 p.m.
The origin and cause of the fire is under joint investigation by the Brewster Fire and Police Departments and by State Police Assigned to the Office of the State Fire Marshal and to the Office of the Cape and Islands District Attorney.
The Brewster Fire Department offers our sincere condolences to the family and friends of the deceased victim.