Nickerson Park Vehicle Fire

 

On Saturday July 13 at 10:32 a.m. Brewster Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a reported motor vehicle fire in Nickerson State Park. Squad 241 and Engine 234 under the direction of Captain Dan Kimball responded to the location and on arrival found a van fully involved in fire with a ruptured fuel tank. Firefighters immediately stretched a 1 ¾ attack line from Squad 241 to extinguish the fire and the burning fuel. Due to the quick actions of the responding members the fire was confined to the van and a small area of brush.       

 

Governor Baker Proclaims July 14-20 as Hurricane Preparedness Week

 

While the Atlantic Hurricane Season began June 1st, most tropical storm systems that have impacted New England have struck during the months of August and September. That’s why July is a great time to prepare before a storm approaches. Recent storms such as Tropical Storm Irene in 2011 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012, as well as past hurricanes such as Hurricane Bob in 1991 are reminders that Massachusetts residents and visitors must prepare for the next hurricane. For further information regarding how to prepare and protect your family from a hurricane please visit the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) website at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-emergency-management-agency.

The Brewster Office of Emergency Management urges our residents to visit the MEMA website to review the established “best practices” regarding preparing for potential Hurricanes and other severe related weather incidents.

Receives New Fire Prevention/First Responder Vehicle


Brewster Fire/Rescue recently took delivery of a 2019 Ford Explorer XLT that replaced a 2010 model. The vehicle is used on a daily basis by the Captain assigned to the Fire Prevention Bureau. It carries his personal protective equipment and a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) along with emergency medical equipment such as an AED and first in bag. Storing this fire and emergency medical equipment in the vehicle allows the Captain to respond to incidents when he is out conducting his daily inspectional duties resulting in more rapid response times and upon his arrival immediate on scene assistance. Brewster Fire/Rescue thanks the Select Board, Finance Committee, and our residents for supporting the replacement of this essential first response vehicle.

Bicyclist Struck and Seriously Injured in Millstone Road Hit and Run Accident

On Tuesday July 10 at 9:37 p.m. Brewster Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a bicyclist struck in front of 1162 Millstone Road.  On arrival firefighters located a 32 year old male patient with serious head trauma who had been struck by a hit and run driver. Based on the severity of the injuries Ambulance 242 under the direction of Captain Chris Flavell requested the response of a Medflight helicopter to transport the patient to a Boston trauma center. Firefighters rapidly packaged and transported the patient to Barnstable Municipal Airport where they were met by the Medflight crew. 

The Brewster Police Department is actively investigating the crash which occurred on the south end of Millstone Road. At this time they are looking for a vehicle of interest that is described as a light colored sedan, possibly with a roof rack and a hatchback. The vehicle may have front passenger side damage.

Anyone with any information regarding this crash is asked to contact the Brewster Police Department at 508-896-7011.

Brewster Fire/Rescue Congratulates Captain Peter Rubel, Captain Chris Flavell, and Firefighter Kirk Riker on Their Retirement

On Friday July 5 Brewster Fire/Rescue hosted a last day coffee event to acknowledge the retirements of three of our veteran staff members who have contributed greatly to our organization and the health and safety of the residents for over 20 years.  We wish them the best of luck and many years of health and happiness in retirement! 

Pictured here is FF Riker (center), Captain Kimball, and FF Herrmann at the rear of Ladder 237 after FF Riker drove the apparatus home after working his last shift.

Brewster Fire/Rescue Wishes Everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday

Brewster Fire/Rescue Wishes Everyone a Safe and Happy Holiday

Dozens pay respect to Brewster Fire Chief Roy Jones III

BREWSTER – Dozens of firefighters from across the region turned out at the Hallett Funeral Home to pay respects to Retired Brewster Fire Chief Roy Jones III. Jones spent 37 years serving Brewster, 29 of them as Chief.

Chief Jones’ funeral will be on Tuesday at 10 AM at the Brewster Baptist Church at 1848 Main Street in Brewster.

 

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Brewster Fire/Rescue Introduces Their New Fire Safety Education Trailer

On Saturday June 29 members of Brewster Fire/Rescue unveiled their new fire safety education trailer at the Our Lady of the Cape Church annual bazaar. During the day Brewster firefighters educated the public on a number of essential home fire safety tips and best practices, performed tours of the new unit, and distributed fire prevention and life safety literature and other gratuities to visitors. 

Funding for the purchase of the trailer was provided through a $35,500 Assistance to Firefighters Fire Prevention Grant and a $5,000 donation from the Brewster Fire/Rescue Association. Our staff looks forward to using this new educational resource to provide many years of exceptional fire and life safety education to the residents of Brewster and our surrounding communities.     

Be Smart… Leave Fireworks to the Professionals

Service Arrangements for Retired Brewster Fire Chief Roy Jones

Monday July 1, 2019
Visitation Hours: 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Hallet Funeral Home
273 Station Avenue
South Yarmouth MA 02664

Fire Department walk through 3:30 p.m.

Fire Department personnel shall park and stage at the Station Elementary School parking lot across the street from the funeral home.

Tuesday July 2, 2019
Memorial Service 11:00 a.m.
Brewster Baptist Church
1848 Main Street
Brewster MA 02631

Fire Department personnel shall park directly across Main Street in the Trinity Lutheran Church parking lot.

Wednesday July 3, 2019
Private Burial (Barnstable County Chiefs welcome) 2:30 p.m.
National Cemetery
Bourne MA
Fire Chiefs attending the burial shall stage at the Eddy School parking lot 2298 Main Street Brewster MA no later than 12:45 p.m. Procession will depart promptly at 1:15 p.m.

Class “A” Uniform will be the dress for each day.