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Dennis FD Tour

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Over Memorial Day weekend, I toured a few fire departments in Cape Cod, including the Dennis Fire Department. I went to both Stations 1 and 2 and got a tour of some apparatus at Station 1. Station 2 houses an engine and an ambulance. Station 1 houses a ladder truck, 3 engines, a utility pickup, 3 ambulances, dive team truck, a forestry truck and several boats both in-station and docked on the water. The first piece of apparatus shown off is Ladder 110, a 1994 E-One with a 110-ft. aerial. The ladder is not pre-piped for water, so there is a portable ladder pipe located on the truck. The truck is dedicated in honor of Lt. Paul Mitchell, who lost his life after 9/11. There is also a memorial with two pieces of steel from the World Trade Center to honor those who died. Also toured was Engine 112, a 2021 Pierce with a 500-gallon tank and 1500-GPM pump. There was also an old reserve engine in Station 1 while one of their engines was out of service for repairs. Both Stations 1 and 2 are staffed 24/7 with crews who cross-staff the engines and ambulances. Thank you to the crew for the tours of the apparatus!

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THOMAS MARRA Correspondent

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