On the evening of December 27th 2018, CFD and CRS were dispatched to a fire on the exterior of a residence. Johnson Fire Department was called in for mutual aid and station coverage. Damage was limited to the garage attic area.
On December 27th, CFD, Cambridge Rescue, and Stowe Mtn Rescue were dispatched to an ice climber who had fallen approximately 40-60 feet. With assistance from Smuggler's Notch Ski Patrol, the patient was extricated from the site and eventually flown to the hospital via DHART. Johnson Fire Department provided landing zone support.
On Saturday December 15th @ 0540 hours, the CFD was dispatched to a vehicle fire in the village of Cambridge. Upon arrival, command found a Silverado pick up truck to be fully involved and less than a foot away from a residential structure. Engine 2 , Tanker 1, and Rescue 1 arrived on scene and were able to extinguish the vehicle fire and limit damage to the exposure. Temps were -10 below zero.
On Friday October 12th we visited the Cambridge Elementary School to talk to the kids about fire safety! Here you see Sparky, Rollie, and Firefighter Larry Wyckoff talking about keeping your doors shut when you sleep!
Last night the members of the CFD came together to fill all of the goodie bags for this year's fire prevention week. The CFD has been traveling to the Fletcher and Cambridge Elementary Schools for years to help teach kids and adults alike about being safe!
On 8/23/18 our department returned to the Brewster River to continue honing our skills with pumps. Tonight's drill allowed some of our newer members the chance to operate our tanker ( 22-T1) and practice deploying the 3,000 gallon portable pond, fill, and leave to refill at the water supply. The 4 portable pumps feeding the supply engine were supplying a little over 1250 GPM, which was then sending pressurized water to the attack engine down the road. We rounded out the evening with repacking our attack lines and placing the apparatus back into service.
On Thursday 8/16/18, members of the CFD continued their education with a night of pump training. We spend a large amount of time per year training with our truck-mounted and portable pumps. Tonight we supplied water to our water supply pumper via 4 portable pumps, each averaging 250 gallons per minute. We then supplied water to our attack engine via large diameter hose (LDH) into a 3,000 gallon portable pond and then discharged via deck gun, 1 3/4" attack line, and Blitzfire. Each member was able to take part in each evolution including operating both engine pumps
On 7/28/18, the Cambridge Fire Dept responded with the help of Cambridge Rescue and Stowe Mountain Rescue to a report of an injured hiker at the top of the Mt. Mansfield side of the notch.
The view of fire apparatus from the top of the Mt Mansfield side of Rt 108 in Smuggler's Notch on 7/28/18
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