Fire Department

The West Barnstable Fire Department is a combination fire department. This means it uses a combination of career, volunteer and part-time firefighters to respond to emergency calls. The department has seven career firefighters (including the chief and deputy chief), five part-time firefighters and about 35 volunteer firefighters. Many firefighters are also Emergency Medical Technicians or Paramedics.

The West Barnstable Fire Department typically responds to 625 emergency calls each year. Most of these emergencies, about 60% are for emergency medical service (EMS) or motor vehicle crashes (MVC).

The fire department operates from a single fire station at 2160 Meetinghouse Way, Route 149, West Barnstable, MA.

The West Barnstable Fire Department has a response time of 8 minutes and 14 seconds or less, 90% of the time, to get its first unit on scene at an emergency. Its average response time is 5 minutes and 9 seconds. This time is measured from when the 911 call is answered to the arrival of the first emergency vehicle.

The West Barnstable Fire Department is always looking for new volunteer firefighters and EMTs. If you are interested in volunteering stop by the fire station or go to the department’s website (link above) for more information.