|Sun. Mar 29th 2015|
2nd Annual David Halbruner Surf Fishing Striper Tournament
Cape May Fire Department is proud to announce the 2nd Annual David Halbruner Surf Fishing Tournament. The event will take pla...
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|Thu. Feb 5th 2015|
More Home Heating Safety Tips
For more home heating safety tips visit the National Fire Protection Association at http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/fo...
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|Wed. Jan 28th 2015|
Portable heaters and use in your home
An at home fire safety tip. Click this link to see a short video on portable heater safety.
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The Cape May Fire Department is a combination department consisting of career and volunteer personnel. The career personnel provide EMS coverage for the city of Cape May, West Cape May, Cape May Point, and civilians on the USCG base when there is a medical emergency and provide the first due engine company and truck company at all fire incidents in the City of Cape May. 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 IAFF Local 3495.
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 if it is needed. The volunteer members are an essential part of the fire protection for the City of Cape May and are dedicated members of the department.
The Cape May Fire Department protects the city with four BLS ambulances, two engines, a tower ladder, a Mack medium duty rescue truck, a F250 utility 4×4 chevy suburban, 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 CMFD. 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 house 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