Cape Cod National Seashore Wildland Fire Fact Sheet

• George E. Price, Jr., Superintendent
• Kathy Tevyaw, Deputy Superintendent
• Leslie Reynolds, Chief Ranger
• David W. Crary, Jr., Fire Management Officer (FMO)
• Justin DeForest, Assistant Fire Management Officer (AFMO)

Mission Statement
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.

Located on the outer portion of the Cape, the Cape Cod National Seashore is made up of over 43,500 acres of shoreline, salt marshes, kettle ponds, dunes, heathlands and upland forests. With more than 18,000 upland burnable acres in the park, the fire management program focuses on protection of life and property in the Wildland Urban Interface, fuel reduction, maintenance of fire adaptive ecosystems, and fire research. The Cape Cod National Seashore is the headquarters for one of the four Area Park Fire Management Groups in the Northeast Region. Through the New England Fire Management Area (NEA) Interpark Agreement, the FMO provides support and guidance to the 16 park units in the NEA. The Seashore has Cooperative Agreements for wildland fire management with the Towns of Eastham, Wellfleet, Truro and Provincetown.

Human Resources
The Seashore’s fire management team is lead by a Fire Management Officer, an Assistant Fire Management Officer and a Program Management Assistant. Summer and winter fire crews are hired to implement projects outlined in the Fire Management Plan. Crews consist of two to eleven individuals employed as Forestry Technicians.

Cape Cod maintains an inventory of equipment to assist in fire management activities.
Water Tenders
Type 6 Engines
Type 7 engines
Fire Module Vehicles
Support Vehicles

For more information
Learn more about the National Park Service Wildland Fire Management Program.

Last updated: February 6, 2018

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99 Marconi Site Road
Wellfleet, MA 02667


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