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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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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  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
 

News Headlines
Wed. Aug 17th 2016
The Cape May fire department met in city hall to welcome four new firefighters to the career staff. In front of a packed house including family, friends and firefighters from around the county the four new members took their oath to duty. New members are Andrew Boyt, Tim Durstewitz, Kevin Riker and ...
Sat. Jul 23rd 2016
July 23, 2016Cape May Fire Department was summoned to assist Lower Township Fire Departments with a boating accident with injury at the Cayon Club Marina in the Cold Spring section of Lower Township.Fire & EMS worked to remove a male subject in cardiac arrest from a pleasure craft that had run a...
Wed. May 4th 2016
On May 3, 2016 at 00:55hrs Cape May Fire Department was notified of a possible structure fire at 904 St James Place.  A request was made for a first alarm assignment which would bring off duty members, USCG Fire Department and West Cape May VFC. Upon arrival firefighters were met with heavy smo...
Sun. Apr 17th 2016
Come and join us May 14th for the Third Annual David Halbruner Striper Fishing Tournament.Tickets are available at Jims Bait & Tackle, Cape May Fire Department and Finatics.There is a $250 cash prize, with a beef and beer to follow at Cape May VFW. 
Fri. Jan 8th 2016
Cape May Firefighters will be taking the Polar Plunge for Special Olympics of New Jersey Jan 16th 2016. Firefighters Godfrey and Eck will be hitting the ocean along with Police Officers and Firefighters from Cape May County. If you would like to sponsor one of our firefighters please follow one of t...
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