|Wed. Aug 17th 2016|
Cape May hires four new firefighters
The Cape May fire department met in city hall to welcome four new firefighters to the career staff. In front of a packed hous...
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|Sat. Jul 23rd 2016|
Boating accident with injury
July 23, 2016Cape May Fire Department was summoned to assist Lower Township Fire Departments with a boating accident with inj...
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|Wed. May 4th 2016|
St James Fire
On May 3, 2016 at 00:55hrs Cape May Fire Department was notified of a possible structure fire at 904 St James Place. A ...
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The Cape May Fire Department is a combination department consisting of career and volunteer personnel. The career personnel staff the first engine company to all calls in Cape May City as well as providing EMS coverage for the City of Cape May, West Cape May, Cape May Point, and provide a back up ambulance to United States Coast Guard housing for civilians. The Cape May Fire Department also provides automatic assistance with an engine company for the entire Cape Island which includes sections of Lower Township. We also provide a Rapid Intervention Crew for Station 61 Townbank VFC, Station 62 Erma VFC, and Villas Fire Co. Station 60 in Lower Township.
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
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. Many volunteer members carry their Personal Protective Equipment in their personal vehicles and respond directly to the fire scene. 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 the 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