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

 

Brewster Fire/Rescue Participates in Conservation Day Activities

On Saturday July 13 Brewster Fire/Rescue participated in the Towns Conservation Day festivities. During the event members of the department utilized their new grant funded Fire Safety Education trailer to present a number of fire and life safety tips to event attendees of all ages. In addition to the classes the department distributed free fire and emergency management related literature, Frisbees, coloring books, and other gifts to the public. We appreciate the opportunity to deliver these important safety messages and interact with our residents and visitors to the community during this popular annual festival. Thanks for another great day in Brewster! 

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.