Serving Our Community
The Harwich Fire Association is an organization consisting of active and retired Harwich firefighters whose mission, since 1929, is to complement the work of the Harwich Fire Department, support its firefighters, and promote goodwill throughout the community. The Harwich Fire Association takes great pride in the service we provide to our community and we look to continue carrying on this tradition into the future. We are extremely grateful for the support and generosity we have received from the friends of the Harwich Fire Association through the years, because without your support, none of what we do would be possible.
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Preserving Our Heritage - The Old Bank Street Firehouse
The Harwich Fire Department traces its roots to the old fire station which sits at 203 Bank St next to the beautiful, former cranberry bogs that are now part of the Robert F. Smith Cold Brook Preserve. The Fire Station opened under the leadership of Chief George Moody in circa 1927 and remained the heart of the Harwich Fire Department until its move in 1995 to the current facility at 175 Sisson Rd. The Harwich Fire Association recently purchased the 203 Bank Street building and is in the early stages of restoring it to its historic beauty and simplicity. The old fire station will stand as a monument to brotherhood and tradition and will serve as a new/old home for the 1928 Maxim Fire Engine that served as the first motorized fire engine for the Town of Harwich and which the Harwich Fire Association restored in the late 1990s. The maxim can be seen in its original and restored form in several of the pictures at the bottom of our about page.
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Efforts at the Old Bank Street Firehouse are in full swing. The transition of this property into a beautiful, historic landmark is going to an exciting thing to watch. Matthew A Eldredge Bobcat and Landscape Construction is removing the concrete apron from the front of the building. John C…Read More
Members of the Harwich and Chatham Fire Associations cooked and provided lunch for the Monomoy High School senior class at Bank Street Beach today. It was a beautiful, slightly breezy day. This is an annual event that we are proud to be part of. We wish the seniors much success and happiness in whatever the…Read More
High profile event showcases efforts on 203 Bank Street property (Pictures and event description courtesy of the Harwich Conservation Trust) On May 19th, to underscore the importance of partnerships to preserve priority natural lands and protect water resources, Cape legislators including State Representatives Sarah Peake and Chris Flanagan met in Harwich Port with leaders from…Read More
A grateful shout out to Harwich Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cyndi Williams. The 2023 edition of the Harwich Magazine features a wonderful article about the Old Bank Street Firehouse project amongst the nearly 100 pages of information and beautiful pictures of the many great businesses and organizations in the Town of Harwich. Thank you!…Read More
Last night was an important night for the Harwich Fire Association and the Old Bank Street Firehouse. Article 29: Community Preservation of 203 Bank Street Old Fire Station passed. These Community Preservation Funds are to be used to renovate the exterior of the building. This effort will be done in concert with the Harwich Historic…Read More
Members of the Fire Association gathered recently to perform some demolition work at the Old Bank Street Firehouse. 3.5 Tons of building debris was removed on this particular day. The hope is to have the building ready for exterior renovations beginning in…Read More
Members of the Harwich Fire Association and the Harwich Police Association pictured at the Family Pantry of Cape Cod in Harwich dropping off the toys, food and money collected during this year’s Homeless for the Holiday effort held at Brooks Park in Harwich Center.Read More