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Sat. Dec 31st 2016
Structure Fire December 31, 2016

December 31, 2016At approximately 23:08 Cape May Fire Department was notified of a possible structure fire on the 1300 block ...

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Sat. Dec 31st 2016
Cape May Fire responds to water rescue

December 31, 2016At approximately 18:30 Townbank, Cape May and US Coast Guard fire departments were dispatched to Route 109 i...

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Wed. Dec 28th 2016
Fishing Tournament helps rasie funds for American Cancer Society

On December 28 2016 Cape May City Hall employees and members of the City of Cape May Fire Department presented a check to Ame...

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City of Cape May Fire Department
712 Franklin Street
Cape May, NJ 08204
Non-Emergency: 609-884-9512
Emergency: 911
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Welcome to City of Cape May Fire Department

 

The Cape May Fire Department is a combination department consisting of career and volunteer personnel. We provide the fire and technical rescue protection at all incidents in the City of Cape May. The Cape May Fire Department also provides the first due engine company for parts of the island that include sections of Lower Township. We are the Rapid Intervention Crew for Station 61 Townbank VFC ,Station 62 Erma VFC in Lower Township. We provide emergency medical services for Cape May, West Cape May and Cape May Point. The volunteer members are called to duty on all box fire alarms and when an additional ambulance is requested, stretching the career staff to capacity.

The career staff are all members of International Association of Fire Fighters Local 3495. Career members are trained in a multitude of technical rescue capabilities. These rescue skills include

  • Surf rescue
  •  Swift water rescue
  •  Ice rescue
  •  Hi angle rescue
  •  Confined space rescue
  • Hazardous materials
  •  Weapons of Mass Destruction
  •  Chemical Biological Nuclear Explosive Response
  •  Structural collapse
  •  Trench rescue
  •  Vehicle extrication
  •  Machinery extrication
  • Boat Operations

Many of the career staff are certified fire instructors as well as have training in fire cause and investigation.


The volunteer members are called to duty on all box fire alarms, when an additional ambulance is requested and any other incident that may stretch the career staff to capacity. Members respond to the station to man additional apparatus as it is needed.
The Cape May Fire Department protects the city with four BLS ambulances, two engines, a tower ladder, a medium duty rescue truck, an F250 4x4 utility vehcile, a chiefs vehicle, a five ton military surplus flood truck and a sixteen foot aluminum boat for floods, marina fires, or water rescue assignments.


The U.S. Coast Guard Fire Department Station 59  supplies an engine and West Cape May VFC supplies a truck company on all first alarm assignments with Cape May Fire. Second alarm assignments to the City of Cape May bring firefighters from West Cape May VFC, Townbank VFC, Erma VFC and Villas VFC.


The residents and visitors of the city are alerted to an emergency with the sound of the Gamewell Diaphone that sounds when a box alarm is requested. The career personnel on duty activate the Gamewell Diaphone from the station before responding. The code the Gamewell Diaphone sounds is to indicate where the old pull stations were located throughout the city and to give the vicinity of the incident. The Gamewell Diaphone has been in use by the CMFD since the 1920′s
 

News Headlines
Sat. Dec 31st 2016
December 31, 2016At approximately 23:08 Cape May Fire Department was notified of a possible structure fire on the 1300 block of Virginia Ave. A request was made for a general alarm which brings Cape May, US Coast Guard and West Cape May fire departments to the scene. Upon arrival duty crew requested...
Sat. Dec 31st 2016
December 31, 2016At approximately 18:30 Townbank, Cape May and US Coast Guard fire departments were dispatched to Route 109 in the Schellengers Landing section of Lower Township for a report of a possible water rescue. The first arriving unit from CMFD established command and reported one victim in ...
Wed. Dec 28th 2016
On December 28 2016 Cape May City Hall employees and members of the City of Cape May Fire Department presented a check to American Cancer Society representative Kirby Reed totaling $6,275.00. Every spring the City of Cape May Fire Department hosts the Annual Lt. David Halbruner Fishing Tournament an...
Fri. Dec 23rd 2016
On December 23, at 1918 hrs. Cape May Fire Department was alerted for a working fire at 1149 Delaware Ave. Station 51 Cape May, Station 59 Coast Guard and Station 57 West Cape May responded to the location. While in route dispatch notified responding units of people still in the house. Cape May Poli...
Thu. Dec 8th 2016
Cape May, West Cape May and US Coast Guard Firefighters at a recent Advanced Pump Operations class presented by Safety and Survival Training LLC. Crews practiced techniques for flowing heavy volumes of water.
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