The Harwich Fire Department
The Harwich Fire Department provides emergency fire and medical services for the residents and visitors of Harwich, Cape Cod, Massachusetts. We are a thirty-seven full-time permanent member group that works out of two fire stations. The department staffing consists of 4 groups with 7 firefighters, 2 EMT-Paramedic Day Positions and 2 public safety dispatchers each, a Fire Inspector, a Deputy Chief and a Fire Chief. All of the firefighters are trained to the EMT level and many are trained to the EMT-Paramedic level. We operate three advanced life support ambulances, three pumper trucks, one 110 foot ladder truck, two rescue boats and a special hazards truck
The Harwich Fire Department responds to 3900 calls a year, a majority of which are requests for Emergency Medical Services. All three of the department ambulances are Advanced Life Support ambulances. These ambulances are equipped with over 40 medications, intubation equipment, 12 lead EKGs with capnography, pediatric/newborn support supplies, advanced first aid supplies and more.
The Harwich Fire Department serves as a Training Center for the members and many in the community. The Harwich Fire Department conducts a number of classes for the public, such as the Citizens Fire Academy and American Heart Association CPR classes. These CPR Classes are posted on this web site and you can register for classes on-line. The Harwich Fire Department has a Fire Prevention office that conducts residential and commercial resale inspections, oil burner inspections, annual hotel/motel and restaurant inspections, along with new construction and remodel plan review. The Fire Prevention Office works closely with both the Building and Health Inspectors to ensure a streamlined approach to inspectional services. Open Burning regulations, Resale inspection applications and fee schedules are now available on the Forms page.