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Sat. Jun 6th 2015
Cape May Fire Department Low Speed Vehicle Raffle

The Cape May Fire Department is happy to announce our first ever Low Speed Vehicle raffle. For a $5 donation you can be enter...

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Wed. May 13th 2015
May is National Electrical Safety Month

May is National Electrical Safety Month, check out this short video from the NFPA for some helpful tips.

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Mon. Mar 30th 2015
CMFD Handles Multiple Calls

On March 30, 2015 08:42 am City of Cape May Fire Department was notified of a possible gas leak in the area of Hughes Street ...

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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.  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

  • 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.  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 is dispatched 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
 



News Headlines
Sat. Jun 6th 2015
The Cape May Fire Department is happy to announce our first ever Low Speed Vehicle raffle. For a $5 donation you can be entered to win a street legal low speed vehicle. 2015 Star EV Classic, Valued at $8,500!You can get your tickets at Cape May Fire Department - 712 Franklin St, Cape May NJ. Be on t...
Wed. May 13th 2015
May is National Electrical Safety Month, check out this short video from the NFPA for some helpful tips.
Mon. Mar 30th 2015
On March 30, 2015 08:42 am City of Cape May Fire Department was notified of a possible gas leak in the area of Hughes Street and Ocean Street.Cape May Fire Department C-Shift responded and Chief Coulter established command.  Upon arrival a strong odor of natural gas was found in the area and a ...
Sun. Mar 29th 2015
Cape May Fire Department is proud to announce the 2nd Annual David Halbruner Surf Fishing Tournament. The event will take place on May 15, 16 & 17 2015, contestants will fish from the beach anywhere from the Canal to the Inlet of Cape Island. Weigh in will take place at Jim's Bait & Tack...
Thu. Feb 5th 2015
For more home heating safety tips visit the National Fire Protection Association at http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/causes/heating
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