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August 22, 2017
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What's New at IAFF 1802
Westport Firefighters Eat for Cause
Whites of Westport was the place. The cause childrens advocacy against child abuse. Municipal agencies from all over the county came to Westport to meet the challenge. From Fire, EMS, STATE and local Police, Court Officers, and the first ever all womens Fall River EMS team. The race is a relay individuals have to eat race to eat 4 wings beating the opposing teams. Read More...
Another Fire for Group 4
 An early morning fire destroyed an antique cape-style home at 286 Old Harbor Rd., fire Capt. Michael P. Silvia said in a press release Saturday. The house, the main part built around 1740, was declared unsafe to enter after the fast-moving blaze consumed everything but the rear portion, a newer addition. Silvia said that a call came in at 1:38 a.m. Read More...
Group 4 encounters late night fire
WESTPORT — When the fire started and the smoke detector began to wail, the woman on Tickle Road had two reasons to thank the fire department. She could thank them for the warning as well as the help. A woman in her 70s called the fire department just after midnight Monday when smoke detectors alerted her to a fire that had broken out in a gas space heater at her home. Read More...
2017 Comedy Fund Raiser

Once again Westport Fire Local 1802 teams up with Funny for Funds for our Comedy night fund raiser at Whites of Westport. We will have a whole new line up of comedians to provide you with entertainment for the evening.
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Run Totals Year To Date

The numbers are in and Local 1802 responded to 2732 calls in 2016 thats an average of over 7 calls per shift. We look forward to another year of providing you Fire and Medical Services in 2017. Thank You for your continued support.

In 2015, Westport Firefighters answered over 2500 calls for service (year to date). For the second year in a row, the Westport Fire Department answered over 2,300 calls.

Westport Firefighter / Paramedics

The Westport Permanent Firefighters Association, IAFF Local 1802 was organized September 25, 1968. We are an organization of 21 full-time professional Firefighter/ EMT's protecting the coastal Town of Westport, Massachusetts. 

We strive to bring the citizens and visitors of Westport the best Fire Protection and Emergency Medical Services available. This is consistently accomplished through our pursuit of up to date education and training. We are confident that  the many services we provide are nothing short of superior.

Every Westport Firefighter is cross trained as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), 17 of which are trained to the Paramedic Level (EMT-P). This enables all 4 Groups (shifts) to provide BOTH FIRE PROTECTION AND EMS at the Advanced Life Support (ALS) level to the community. 2 of our Firefighter/ Paramedics are also certified Registered Nurses.  Shifts are a minimum of 4 members to a maximum of 5, split between 2 stations in the north and south end of town. At times we rely on off-duty members and mutual depending on the size and scope of the incident.

We have 3 FF/Medics trained as Haz-Mat technicians, Capt. Martin being the team leader, was also selected to serve as a Haz-Mat Tech for the State of Massachusetts, an elite team of Haz-Mat Techs serving the Commonwealth. Firefighter/ Paramedic Tony Ward has been selected to serve on Bristol County's tech rescue team, a highly trained group serving the county and beyond for rescue's that many fire departments do not have the training or equipment to handle. 

We are proud of our members accomplishments, in depth training, education, certifications, and their strong commitment to excellence when serving our community. Westport is in fact "our community" as each of our members resides in town.

Westport has a population of roughly 15,000 year round residents, which increases to around 25,000 in the summer months. Our response area is 64 square miles. Included in those 64 square miles is 35 miles of coastline made up of ponds, rivers, and an ocean.

 Westport Firefighters work around the clock manning the following apparatus:

  • 3 Advanced Life Support Ambulances (3rd manned when both are on calls)
  • 1 Ladder Truck
  • 1Tanker/pumper
  • 3 Engines
  • 2 Forestry Trucks                                                                                     
  • 1 Special Operations Unit
  • 1 Haz-mat Unit
  • 2 Marine Vessels
  • 2 Rescue Jet Skis
  • 2 Fire Stations
  • Various EMA units
PAssing of Chief George Dean

It is with deep regret to announce the death of Retired Westport Fire Chief George Dean. Chief Dean was chief from 1972 - 1982. He was also a member of Westport's Finance Committee in the late 90's. Our thoughts go out to his family during this difficult time.
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