Access at seashore locations
The stairs at Nauset Light Beach in Eastham are closed due to storm damage. Herring Cove North Lot in Provincetown sustained damage resulting in closure of multiple parking spaces. The Nauset Marsh Trail bridge was destroyed in a 2012 storm. 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?
In 1990, an intense series of storms uncovered a prehistoric site on Coast Guard Beach in Eastham, MA. Archaeologists excavated the Carns Site, which was lived in by native peoples during the Early and Middle Woodland period, or approximately 2,100 to 1,100 years ago.