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Wellfleet Firefighters responded to a chimney fire and quickly knocked it down, great work to everyone involved!
Mon. Dec 30th 2019
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The Chief of the Department regrets to announce the death of retired Firefighter Charles Ansel Valli, who peacefully passed away at home on Saturday, December 28th, 2019. “Charlie” joined ...
Sat. Dec 14th 2019
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Wellfleet PD & FD, Eastham PD & FD held the annual kids Movie Christmas Party with the Wellfleet Cinema. The respective agencies sponsor a free movie, gift bag, popcorn, soda and a photo with ...
Sat. Dec 7th 2019
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Thank you to all who came out to support and make Stuff A Cruiser/Ambulance a success! On December 8 at 1 pm, we will join other Cape departments in Hyannis for the Toys For Tots Parade.
Thu. Nov 7th 2019
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Trunk or Treat was a HUGE success! We had more kiddos in great costumes than ever. Thank you to everyone who was able to be flexible with our make-up date!
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Two Fisherman Rescued in Wellfleet Harbor
Tue. Mar 12th 2019

On March 12, 2019, at approximately 8:09 AM, the Wellfleet Fire Department and Harbormaster were dispatched to a report of an overturned boat with two (2) people in distress in Wellfleet Harbor, in the area of Jeremy’s Point. The Wellfleet Fire Department responded with a chief officer, marine unit and ambulance. The Wellfleet Harbormaster was able to respond immediately, launching one marine unit with two Firefighter/Paramedics also on board.

In addition, the Coast Guard was notified and requested to assist as well as a marine unit from the Eastham Fire Department. Additional reports confirmed an overturned fishing vessel with the two (2) fishermen hanging on to the hull of the boat, with, the victims believed to be in the water for up to thirty (30) minutes

Wellfleet Fire and Harbormaster rescue crews arrived at the location of the sunken vessel, determined to be in the outer harbor at approximately 8:27 AM and were able to take the two (2) victims on the Harbormaster's vessel. The victims were both conscious and alert, but, suffering from hypothermia. The victims were rapidly transported to two (2) paramedic staffed ambulances that were staged at the Town Pier, at approximately 8:35 AM, with both patients transported to Cape Cod Hospital for treatment and evaluation.

All units cleared the scene at approximately 8:55 AM. Assisting in this rescue were Wellfleet Police, Eastham Fire, Orleans Fire, the Eastham Natural Resources Department and the U.S. Coast Guard.

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