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FEPP Success Stories - Massachusettes

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Massachusettes Department of Conservation and Recreation


Dennis Fire Department was one of the 3 departments to receive a boat from the Coast Guard through Massachusettes Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR), in cooperation with the United States Forest Service Federal Excess Personal Property program.

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Photograph below courtesy Massachusettes Department of Conservation and Recreation

As stated by Buster Brown, Dennis Fire Department; "On Monday night, June 25th, around 11:45 a man's life was saved by the very asset you supplied us. That's right. The boat was called out for a man heard screaming from Bass River. The firefighters found him clinging to a mooring bouy extremely weak and hypothermic. Save # 1! On Wednesday, June 27th, at around 4:30 pm a lost sailboarder was reported and again the boat was deployed. The victim was later found all right. This is just the beginning of our season and it's already paying off. Thanks you guys!"

Photo of boat given to Dennis Fire Department.

Read the success story in a Massachusetts Letter.

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