News Headlines
Sat. Jan 18th 2020
Wellfleet Firefighters responded to a chimney fire and quickly knocked it down, great work to everyone involved!
Mon. Dec 30th 2019
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
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
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
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!
About Us


The Wellfleet Fire & Rescue Department is a municipal service of the town of Wellfleet Massachusetts, on Cape Cod,  providing advanced life support emergency medical service, fire protection, prevention, and other emergency services.


Mission Statement


The mission of the Wellfleet Fire & Rescue Department is to preserve life, protect property and promote safety through fire prevention, public education and emergency response.

Code of Ethics


My fundamental responsibility as a “Protector of Society” is the safeguarding and preservation of human life and property against the elements of fire and disaster. I will never allow personal feelings, nor danger to self, to deter my responsibilities. I will, without provocation, recognize and uphold the responsibilities of my duties, dedicating myself, before God and to the public, who have placed their faith in me and my chosen profession.

The Historic Chronology contains a year by year list of events from the department's history. A list of apparatus, and partial list of personnel.
This is an ongoing project. If you have information to add please contact us.


The Wellfleet Fire Department and its members are associated with numerous professional organizations, including:

The Wellfleet Firefighter’s Relief Association

The Wellfleet Firefighter’s Relief Association is made up of all current and ex-members of the Wellfleet Fire Department. Its purpose is:

1.    To promote the interests of the Wellfleet Fire Department.

2.    To aid the Wellfleet Fire Department and its firefighters in providing Firefighting, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services to the town of Wellfleet.

3.    To provide education in Firefighting, Rescue, and Emergency Medical Services, and to acquire firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical equipment for donation to the Wellfleet Fire Department.

4.    To encourage close and friendly relations between the Wellfleet Fire Department and the residents of the Town of Wellfleet.

The Wellfleet Firefighter’s Relief Association provides the funding that allows us to make this web site available.

The Wellfleet Employees Association

The Wellfleet Employees Association represents the Wellfleet town employees who are not covered by individual employment contracts or other labor agreements. Our call firefighters and our administrative assistant are represented by two of the three units that make up the WEA.

The Wellfleet Permanent Fire Fighters Association

The Wellfleet Permanent Fire Fighters Association represents the department’s career firefighters. It is organized within the International Association of Fire Fighters as Local 4342, and is affiliated with the Professional Fire Fighters of Massachusetts.

Other associated organizations include:

The Barnstable County Fire Chiefs Association
Cape and
Islands Emergency Medical Services
The Fire Chiefs’ Association of
The International Association of Fire Chiefs

Massachusetts Call/Volunteer Firefighters Association


Links to these organizations, and many others, may be found in the "Links" section of this web site.

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