Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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Wellfleet Firefighters responded to a chimney fire and quickly knocked it down, great work to everyone involved!
Monday, December 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 ...
Saturday, December 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 ...
Saturday, December 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.
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March 11, 2019 Structure Fire
Monday, March 11th, 2019

On March 11, 2019, at approximately 12:19 AM, the Wellfleet Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke in the area of 955 State Highway (Route 6), Wellfleet. While in route Fire Dispatch received calls for a brush fire on Lieutenant Island and mutual aid was requested from the Eastham and Truro Fire Departments. The exact address of the fire was initially difficult to obtain due to the weather conditions (heavy fog), time of night and the remoteness of the area. The first arriving fire personnel found a single family, two-story residential structure fully involved in fire at 65 4th Street which is located on the far side of Lieutenant Island. The involved residence had already sustained a partial structural collapse upon the arrival of responding fire companies. A second alarm was requested for manpower and water supply.

Several pre-connected hand lines were deployed to protect surrounding structures and a rural water supply was established utilizing a combination of underground static water tanks and a pressurized fire hydrant at the corner of Route 6 and Marconi Beach Road. The fire took approximately one (1) hour to bring under control. Mutual aid was received from the Eastham, Truro, Orleans, Provincetown, Brewster and Harwich Fire Departments as well as the Cape Cod National Seashore.

One (1) Wellfleet Firefighter was injured during the incident but refused medical treatment at the scene. Upon extinguishment of the fire, it was learned that two (2) individuals were found to be deceased in the building. The Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office and State Police Detectives assigned to the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office responded to the scene
and at this time an active investigation into the cause of this fire is being undertaken.

This is an active investigation under the direction of the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office. In addition, personnel from the Wellfleet Police and Fire Departments are assisting with this investigation.

Any further information will be released through the Massachusetts State Fire Marshal’s Office and the Cape and Islands District Attorney’s Office.

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16 entries in the News
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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Wellfleet Firefighters responded to a chimney fire and quickly knocked it down, great work to everyone involved!
Monday, December 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 the department in the early 1970’s and remained a dedicated member until 1997 when he retired....
Saturday, December 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 Santa.
Saturday, December 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.
Thursday, November 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!
Monday, November 4th, 2019
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Press release
Tuesday, October 1st, 2019
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In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, Wellfleet Fire personnel are wearing pink to honor all who have been affected by this terrible disease.
Friday, September 13th, 2019
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WFD Awarded SAFER Grant.
Saturday, August 3rd, 2019
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Press release for motorcycle vs car crash at the Wellfleet Drive-In.
Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
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Through the combined efforts of the Wellfleet Fire Department and Wellfleet Beach Department new Emergency 911 telephones are being installed on all four (4) Town owned ocean side beaches. This project should be completed tomorrow.If you have an emergency (and please ONLY a 911 emergency):- Go to th...
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Four of our officers completed a three week course to become certified at the Fire Officer II level. Congratulations to these members, as continuing education is so important!
Friday, May 3rd, 2019
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Wellfleet firefighters responded to a chimney fire May 3rd. It was quickly extinguished, great job group 2.
Saturday, April 27th, 2019
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Wellfleet Firefighters participated in the 11th annual Run to the Top and took home 2nd place overall for firefighter teams, strong work!!(Photo credit Run to the Top staff)
Thursday, March 14th, 2019
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On March 14, 2019, at approximately 8:05 AM, the Wellfleet Fire Department was dispatched to a report of a construction accident, with a man trapped under a steel I-beam on Josem’s Way, which is located off of Route 6.
Tuesday, March 12th, 2019
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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.
Monday, March 11th, 2019
On March 11, 2019, at approximately 12:19 AM, the Wellfleet Fire Department was dispatched to a report of smoke in the area of 955 State Highway (Route 6), Wellfleet. While in route Fire Dispatch received calls for a brush fire on Lieutenant Island and mutual aid was requested from the Eastham and T...
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