Brewster Office of Emergency Management Offers Hurricane Preparedness Tips

 
 
As we move closer to Hurricane season the Brewster Office of Emergency Management in partnership with FEMA is providing the following information regarding the development of a family plan and “Hurricane Go Kit” that will insure you are capable of surviving on your own for the first 72 hours after a major storm event.  It is important to remember that proper preparation is a critical component of protecting your family against the impacts of any major storm event or natural disaster. First responders throughout the region may be overwhelmed with emergency incidents during these storms and response to your calls for assistance may be delayed. Therefore it is imperative that you develop a plan and “Go Kit” that will enable you and your family to survive for the first 72 hours post-storm event. Please take the time to read the important safety tips included here.  
 

Happy Birthday Smokey

Brewster Fire/Rescue Assists with 41st Annual Brew Run

On a clear and sunshine filled Saturday August 10 members of Brewster Fire/Rescue provided medical aid and other critical support services to over 1500 runners and Brew Run staff during the 41st annual 5 mile race. This extremely popular road race and largest annual public event held in the Town of Brewster is made possible by an outstanding group of volunteers, town employees, business owners, and runners who enjoy being part of this well-known and acclaimed road race which has been impressively organized by Race Director Tom Meagher for forty-one years.
Thank you Tom for another successful Brew Run. We look forward to year 42!

Brewster Fire/Rescue Visits Recreation Department Summer Program 

Earlier this week Brewster Fire/Rescue Firefighter/EMT and certified Public Educator Rich Bunker conducted a show and tell event and fire safety education program with staff and children at the Brewster Recreation summer program. During the visit Firefighter Bunker gave a tour of the various tools and equipment carried on the departments fire apparatus and discussed several fire safety tips and techniques with the children who of course were fascinated by the presence of the fire apparatus and Firefighter Bunkers presentation. Thank you Brewster Recreation for allowing us to participate in your summer program and spread the word of fire safety!   

Brewster Fire Department Is Offering Stop the Bleed Training Programs 

 

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Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Town Hall

2198 Main Street

Tuesday August 6, 2019 6:00 p.m.

Fire Headquarters

1671 Main Street

Please call 508-896-7018 or email Amy Handel ahandel@brewster-ma.gov to register!

Brewster Fire/Rescue Participates in Mid Cape Home Centers Safety Awareness Day

 

On Saturday July 27 Brewster Fire/Rescue participated in the Mid Cape Home Centers First Responder Appreciation Day and Touch-a-Truck Event in Dennis. Throughout the day members of the department utilized the new Fire Safety Education trailer to provide hands-on demonstrations to attendees on fire safety tips and techniques such as kitchen fire safety, calling 911, stop, drop, and roll, crawl low in smoke, exit drills in the home, and smoke detector use. These are all very simple, yet proven fire safety practices that can be used on a daily basis within your home to improve your family’s level of fire safety.

Brewster Fire/Rescue would like to thank Mid Cape Home Centers in particular our own Call Firefighter/EMT Scott Romer for asking us to participate in this very exciting and worthwhile public education event.      

Group 3 Trains on Attack Line and Water Supply Procedures

During a recent 24 hour shift members of Group 3 and our daytime personnel under the direction of Captain Anthony Dalmau utilized the departments new training tower to conduct several hands-on training evolutions comprising of hose line management, standpipe operations, and water supply procedures. This unique component of the training props designed for and built into our new facility allows our staff to train on and improve our level of operational readiness in these fire suppression related tactics on a daily basis.         

Brewster Fire/Rescue Participates in Whitecaps First Responder Night Ceremony

On Friday July 19 the Brewster Whitecaps held their annual First Responder Night. The event recognizes the positive impact our local and county first responders have on the daily life safety of our residents and visitors to Brewster while also honoring the admirable contributions of those who have or continue to serve in our Nation’s military.  

During the event Brewster Fire proudly displayed the American Flag from Ladder 237 and members of both the Fire and Police Departments participated in the opening ceremonies including throwing out the first pitch.  

Brewster Fire/Rescue would like to thank the Whitecaps for hosting and for asking our members to participate in this very special event.  

    

Brewster Fire Department Is Offering Stop the Bleed Training Programs 

 

     

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Tuesday August 6, 2019 10:00 a.m.

Town Hall

2198 Main Street

Tuesday August 6, 2019 6:00 p.m.

Fire Headquarters

1671 Main Street

Please call 508-896-7018 or email Amy Handel ahandel@brewster-ma.gov to register!

Brewster Fire Department Employee Recognition Ceremony

Please join us on Friday July 26, 2019 at 0830 hours as we acknowledge the following employees

Retirements

Captain/EMT Peter Rubel

Captain/Paramedic Christopher Flavell

Firefighter/EMT Kirk Riker

 

Hires

Firefighter/EMT Benjamin Nickerson

Firefighter/Paramedic Gretchen Riley

Firefighter/Paramedic Matthew Levasseur

 

Years of Service
EMS Lieutenant (ret) Diane Romme (45 years)

EMS Lieutenant Cindy Coulter (40 years)

Firefighter/EMT Kirk Riker (39 years)

Captain/Paramedic Anthony Dalmau (25 years)

Captain/EMT (ret) Peter Rubel (25 years)

Firefighter/EMT Jeff Parker (25 years)

 

Brewster Fire Headquarters

1671 Main Street

Brewster, MA 02631

 

Light refreshments to be served following ceremony