Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21.
Access to the Coast Guard Beach in Eastham will be closed Tuesday, May 21, from 6:00 AM to 3:00 PM so seashore staff can create an accessible path in advance of the summer season.
Storm damage, construction affecting access at seashore locations; reduction in programming
Due to erosion, there is no beach access at Nauset Light and Marconi beaches. Access at the Marconi Site is limited. Parts of the Nauset Marsh and Red Maple Swamp trails are closed. Nauset Bike Trail construction is underway. More »
The Fire Management Office is lead by the Fire Management Officer, Engine Supervisor and Fire Program Management Assistant. Two seasonal fire crews (winter and summer) are hired to implement the projects outlined in the Fire Management Plan.
Fire crewmembers complete wildland firefighting and fire behavior training. Each member must also be able to pass the work capacity fitness test. This test requires a person to walk three miles carrying a 45-pound pack within 45 minutes. Additional training is provided for the operation and maintenance of chainsaws, engines and pumps.
In addition to fuel reduction projects and prescribed fires conduct around the park, the fire crew is mobilized to provide additional support during times of high fire activity and other natural disasters. In the past crews have been sent to fight wildfires in such places as California, Idaho, Alaska and Canada.
Provide service to the American People by performing our mission to protect life, property and our natural resources. In safely accomplishing our mission, we, the Cape Cod National Seashore Fire Crew, will uphold our core values of teamwork, integrity, and respect. The results of our labor shall always reflect our pride in workmanship and belief in service before self.
Are you interested in joining the Cape Cod National Seashore Fire Crew? Go to www.usajobs.gov for a list of current positions.
Take a look at what the crew has been doing.....
Did You Know?
The original Highland Light was built in 1797, becoming the first lighthouse on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. It had 24 whale oil lamps set in 2 circles, one on top of the other with the reflector behind.