Ambulance 242 Delivery Update

The department’s new ambulance which is being built in Sumner, Idaho by Life-Line Emergency Vehicles is complete (see photos) and will be transported to the local dealer Specialty Vehicles in Plainville (MA) for final preparation and graphics during the week of July 2. While the interior patient area is modeled after our current ambulances to ensure familiarity and consistency of the fleet several design upgrades have been made to improve patient care, and operational efficiency including the addition of a vehicle mounted stretcher loading device. The department has had proven success with the quality construction of Life-Line Vehicles and the customer support provided by their local sales representative. The vehicle, which is expected to be in service late July is being purchased through a lease program using funds from the ambulance revenue account.

Brewster Fire/Rescue Hosts Grand Opening

On Saturday June 23rd Brewster Fire/Rescue hosted a grand opening event for our new state-of-the-art life safety facility. Approximately 400 residents and visitors attended the three hour event which included several speeches by local officials and members of the construction and design team, superb renditions of the National Anthem and America the Beautiful by Shirley-Ann Bellens, tours of the facility, refreshments, and attractive commemorative giveaways. In addition, members of the Mount Kisco (NY) Fire Department traveled to Brewster to honor the project committees Vice-Chair and former Mount Kisco Fire Chief Ralph Ingegneri for his work on the project and his 61 years of service in their department.

Open house new Brewster Fire Rescue station 6/23/18 from Cape Wide News LLC on Vimeo.

Chief Moran and the entire staff of the Brewster Fire/Rescue Department would like to thank all of the individuals who attended the ceremony and supported this project. We look forward to continuing our tradition of providing high-quality, professional services to the community from the new facility for many future years.

 

Photos courtesy of Craig S. Chadwick

Please Join Us As We Celebrate the Opening of Our New Facility

Community Celebration!

Brewster Fire/Rescue Headquarters

Grand Opening

Saturday June 23, 1:00- 4:00 p.m.

1671 Main Street

 

 

 

 

 

Brewster Firefighters Respond to Kitchen Fire

 

At 8:19 p.m. on Monday June 18 Brewster firefighters were dispatched to 354 Tubman Road for a reported kitchen fire.  The Dennis and Orleans Fire Departments were also dispatched on a structure fire line box assignment. Brewster Squad 241 under the command of Captain Dan Kimball and Car 231 (Chief Moran) arrived on scene. Upon investigation the Captain reported an extinguished grease fire with minor flame extension to the adjacent cabinets. Firefighters used the thermal imaging camera to check for extension and remained on scene for approximately 20 minutes to ventilate the smoke filled residence.

Summer Safety

Brewster Fire Responds to Water Rescue and Serious Motor Vehicle Collision

On Sunday June 10 at 5:30 p.m. Brewster Fire/Rescue was dispatched to a reported water rescue in Cape Cod Bay off of Saint’s Landing. Two individuals called 911 to report that they had become stranded in neck deep water while fishing off of the landing and needed assistance returning to shore. On the reported water rescue a full department tone was initiated and Car 231 (Chief Moran), Ambulance 243, Squad 241, and Car 230 with the Zodiac rescue boat responded to the adjacent Mant’s Landing to launch the rescue boat. Members rapidly moved the boat over the beach and reached the two individuals who by this time had removed themselves from danger to a safer area. Upon reaching the two men the rescue boat reported both denied needing any assistance and that they would continue walking to shore on their own.

Upon reaching shore with the rescue boat the fire department was dispatched to a motor vehicle collision with a car into a tree at the intersection of Slough Road and Derby Lane. Ambulance 243 immediately responded to the MVC while the other members moved the boat off the beach and onto the trailer. On arrival the Ambulance reported a single car into a tree with one occupant still inside the vehicle. Chief Moran and Squad 241 arrived on scene and personnel were assigned to safety the vehicle and check for any fluid leaks. The patient was removed and transported to Cape Cod Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and the scene was turned over to the Brewster Police who are conducting an investigation of the incident. All Brewster units were placed back in service at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Delivery of New Ambulance Expected in July

The departments new ambulance which is being built in Sumner, Idaho by Life-Line Emergency Vehicles is in the middle stages of production (see photos). The vehicle is being built on a Ford F550 4 x 4 chassis. While the interior patient area is modeled after our current ambulances to ensure familiarity and consistency of the fleet several design upgrades have been made to improve patient care, operational efficiency, security of controlled medications, and the addition of a vehicle mounted stretcher loading device. The department has had proven success with the quality construction of Life-Line Vehicles and the customer support provided by their local sales representative Specialty Vehicles of Plainville, MA. The vehicle, which is expected to be delivered in July is being purchased through a lease program using funds from the ambulance revenue account.

 

Brewster Firefighters Respond to Dennis Structure Fire

On Saturday June 2 at approximately 4:30 p.m. Brewster Engine 239 under the command of Captain Dan Kimball responded to a structure fire located at 411 Upper County Road in the Town of Dennis. On arrival Dennis firefighters reported a fully involved 40’ x 60’ heavy timber barn building used as a boat repair and storage facility located deep in the rear yard of the address. This location made the stretching of hose lines and apparatus access to the fire extremely difficult and labor intensive. Firefighters immediately stretched large caliber hand lines and master stream devices to protect exposure buildings and knock down the main body of fire which was declared under control approximately 45 minutes later. Brewster Engine 239 was assigned to assist with water supply at the scene. The engine returned to Brewster and was placed back in service at 6:30 p.m. The Dennis Fire Department and the State Fire Marshal’s Office are conducting an investigation to determine the cause of the fire.

Brewster Firefighters Participate in Nauset High School Mock Crash Program

On Tuesday May 22, members of the Brewster Fire Department participated in the Nauset Regional High School Mock Crash program. The annual exercise is designed to offer the senior class a realistic and insightful view of the consequences that can occur when driving while impaired, distracted, or speeding. To meet this goal public safety officials from Eastham, Brewster, Truro, Wellfleet, and Orleans staged a powerful and realistic response to a catastrophic motor vehicle crash involving multiple victims and a DUI arrest.  The Town of Brewster sends the largest number of students to the regional High School and our department feels fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in such an extremely critical life safety lesson that if followed will have a life-long, positive effect on the individual student’s ability to prevent these tragedies from occurring.

Brewster Fire Department Responds to Serious Motor Vehicle Collision

On Monday May 21 at 3:49 p.m. the Brewster Fire Department was dispatched to the intersection of Linnell landing and Main Street for a reported head on motor vehicle collision with multiple injuries. An Orleans Fire Department ambulance along with Orleans Deputy Deering were also dispatched on the line box assignment for the reported injuries. Brewster Ambulance 243 arrived on scene and confirmed a three car head-on motor vehicle accident with three patients.

Brewster Deputy Chief Kevin Varley (Car 232) arrived and assumed command immediately requesting a full department recall for additional staff and ambulances. Chief Moran (Car 231) arrived and command was transferred from the Deputy Chief. Personnel from Squad 241, Ambulance 243, and the Orleans ambulance began to triage and treat the occupants all of whom had Priority 2 or 3 non-life threatening injuries. Brewster Ambulance 242 arrived with off duty staff members to assist with treatment and transport. All three patients were transported to Cape Cod Hospital. Main Street was closed for the duration of the incident. The accident remains under investigation by the Brewster Police Department.