Community CPR Training

The Brewster Fire Department will be sponsoring a Community CPR Training program on Tuesday October 28 at 6:00 p.m. The goal of the program is to enhance the Town of Brewster’s standing as a Heart Safe Community, provide vital life saving training to our residents, and increase the number of community members trained to a cardiac arrest. Here are some interesting facts:


  • 385,000 out-of-hospital sudden cardiac arrests occur on an annual basis.
  • 88% of these occur at home where limited emergency medical treatment may not be readily available.
  • Typically, only 8% of these victims survive
  • Immediate bystander CPR can double or triple a victim’s survival rate.
  • Learn the Cardiac Chain of Survival
    • Early recognition of cardiac emergency and access to EMS
    • Early CPR
    • Early Defibrillation
    • Early advanced care

Attendees at this three (3) hour training session will become certified in basic CPR and use of the Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

There will be a ten dollar ($10.00) charge for processing of the CPR certification cards.

The program will be held at Brewster Fire Headquarters 1657 Main Street.

Individuals interested in completing this life saving training should call Fire Headquarters at 508-896-7018 to confirm attendance.


Be Prepared to Save a Life, Learn CPR!



Brewster Fire Department Employment Announcement



The Brewster Fire Dept. is recruiting to fill 1 full time Firefighter/Paramedic position. Applicants must hold Firefighter I/II certification from the Massachusetts State Fire Academy or equivalent, be Massachusetts Paramedic certified or capable of obtaining Massachusetts Paramedic certification within three months of hire. Finalist(s) shall be required to successfully pass the Massachusetts Physical Agility Test and a Town sponsored medical and psychological exam prior to hire.


Applicants must possess a valid Mass. driver’s license, be 21 yrs of age or older, possess a HS Diploma or equivalent (GED) prior to application deadline. Associates Degree/Bachelors Degree in a fire service or medical/health related field is preferred. Hired employees must live within 6 air miles of the Brewster Fire/Rescue Station (1657 Main St.) within 6 months of date of hire. Starting salary is $48,548.00/yr.


Applications may be picked up at Fire Headquarters (1657 Main Street Brewster MA, 02631) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday, beginning Tuesday 10/7/14. Applications must be accompanied by certification documents, a resume and be submitted no later than 4:00 p.m. Tuesday 10/21/14. EOE

Brewster Fire Department Supports 2014 Fire Prevention Week “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives!”


Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!”

Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, Brewster Fire Department is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during this years Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, to remind local and regional residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly.

According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut the chance of dying in a fire in half. Meanwhile, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms.

“In a fire, seconds count,” says Brewster Fire Chief Robert Moran. “Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Home smoke alarms can alert occupants to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out.”

This year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign includes the following smoke alarm messages:

  • Install smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each separate sleeping area and on every level of the home, including the basement.
  • Interconnect all smoke alarms throughout the home. This way, when one sounds, they all do.
  • Test alarms at least monthly by pushing the test button.
  • Replace all smoke alarms when they are 10 years old or sooner if they don’t respond properly.
  • Make sure everyone in the home knows the sound of the smoke alarm and understands what to do when they hear it.


To learn more about Fire Prevention Week and smoke detector usage contact the Brewster Fire Department at 508-896-7018 or visit our website at


Brewster Fire Department Receives Wildfire Training Grant

The Brewster Fire Department was recently awarded a 2014 Barnstable County Wildfire Grant through a competitive application process administered through the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension. The Brewster grant award in the amount of $5,700.00 will fund the salary costs for department members to attend and an 8 hour basic wildfire training course to be instructed through the State Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) regional Fire Warden Josh Nigro and his staff.

The Brewster Fire Department is responsible to provide wildfire suppression resources to over 2,500 acres of property within the Town including approximately 1,000 acres in Nickerson State Park, 1,000 acres in the Punkhorn Conservation Area, and a number of other large conservation zones located within the community. Fire Chief Robert Moran stated, “This grant award will present our professional fire suppression staff with an outstanding program designed to educate our firefighters in modern wildfire strategies and tactics in both classroom and hands-on training environments. Our organization and the residents of Brewster would like to thank the Cape Cod Cooperative Extension for this grant award and for their sustained support of wildfire training, wildfire prevention, and community wildfire planning efforts throughout Barnstable County”.


Wildfire Training Grant


Brewster Fire Dept. 9/11 Memorial 2014

The fourth annual 9/11 Memorial observed by the Brewster, MA Fire Department. Click on the title above to see the video.

Brewster Fire Department Responds to Eastham Structure Fire

On Thursday September 18 at 5:16 pm the Brewster Fire Department responded to the Town of Eastham with Engine 233 to provide fire and EMS coverage for their community while the Fire Department battled a structure fire with several other mutual aid companies at 20 Great Pond Place. The fire, which originated in the kitchen area of the vacant summer vacation home, was quickly extinguished by responding firefighters and damage was limited to the 1st floor kitchen and roof area above. Later that night at 2:00 am a rekindle of the original fire occurred requiring an additional response of the Brewster Fire Department and other mutual aid companies to Eastham. During this request Engine 233 was assigned to respond to Great Pond to supply the tanker task force and Car 231 (Chief Moran) responded as the Water Supply Officer. In addition to these units, Ambulance 243 also responded to Eastham Fire Headquarters to provide EMS coverage for the Town. All Brewster apparatus were released and returned to service at 5:53 am.        

“May We Never Forget”

On Thursday September 11, 2014 the Brewster Fire Department hosted a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Fire Headquarters.

The well attended memorial service honored all first responders and civilian victims who perished in the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001 in New York City, Washington D.C, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Participants included the Brewster Fire Department, Brewster Police Department Honor Guard, Brewster Fire Department Honor Guard, Orleans Fire Department Honor Guard, Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard, Brewster Town officials, local Scout groups, and other regional emergency service organizations and first responders. Pastor Doug Scalise of the Brewster Baptist Church provided the invocation for the service and Orleans Deputy Fire Chief Geof Deering and Brewster Police Captain Heath Eldredge read passages of reflection and prayer.

Superb renditions of the National Anthem, Let There Be Peace on Earth, and God Bless America were sung by the Eddy School Chorus lead by Stacy Faris and Beverly DiPaola. Sergeant Jim Rosato of the Orleans Police Department provided an outstanding performance of Amazing Grace on the bagpipes.

Special thanks go to Ralph and Rose Ingegneri and Michaeland Laura Fitzgerald for donating the flowers for the event and for their assistance in developing the memorial program.

The Brewster Fire Department would like to thank all of the members of our community who joined us in remembering the victims of the tragic terrorist events that occurred on September 11, 2001.

“God Bless America”

September is Massachusetts Emergency Preparedness Month

September has been designated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as “Emergency Preparedness Month”. The Brewster Fire Department is asking our residents to take several simple steps to better prepare for emergencies at home, work, and school. This year four critical concepts titled “Be Informed”, “Develop a Plan”, “Build a Kit”, and “Get Involved” are being highlighted as the foundation from which families can develop safety plans to proactively improve their daily life safety while protecting themselves and their property against possible damage from severe storms and other natural disasters. Based on last years severe winter weather local, State, and national Emergency Management officials and other weather experts suggest families should be equipped to be self-reliant for a post storm time frame of at least 72 hours.

In order to ensure our residents practice general life safety on a daily basis and are prepared to protect their homes during the upcoming winter season the Brewster Fire Department encourages the community to visit the following websites to review critical safety information that will assist you in preparing your family’s safety plan.

Prepare, Plan, Stay Informed!

Brewster Firefighters Participate in Annual Muscular Dystrophy “Fill the Boot” Drive

During the Labor Day weekend Brewster Firefighters set up a collection point at the Brewster Recycling Center to collect monies for the National Muscular Dystrophy fundraising campaign. Over the two day period the group raised approximately $1,800 that will be directly forwarded to MDA personnel. Our organization would like to thank all of the Brewster residents who generously donated monies to this valuable and worthy cause.

9/11 Memorial Service

Thursday September 11 – 6:00 p.m.WorldTradeCenter(2) 1531


The Brewster Fire Department will be hosting a 9/11 remembrance ceremony at Fire Headquarters on Thursday September 11 beginning at 6:00 pm.

The service is designed to honor first responders, civilian victims and their family members who were impacted by the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001 in New York City, Washington D.C, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

Pastor Doug Scalise of the Brewster Baptist Church will offer the memorial invocation. Other participants will include the Brewster Fire Department, Brewster Police Department, Brewster Town officials, Orleans Fire Department, local Scout groups, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and other regional emergency service organizations. Tributes to the victims of these tragic events will be shared by 9/11 committee members, the Nauset Regional Middle School Chorus led by Beverly DiPaolo, and select members of the Eddy Elementary School Chorus led by Stacy Faris.

Please help us in honoring these American heroes by attending our annual memorial service.

“May We Never Forget”