Squad 2


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History of Squad # 2

Paramedic service was initiated by the Cambridge Fire Department on 1 May 2005.

Squad #2 runs out of the quarters of Engine Company #2 in Lafayette Square and Squad #4 runs out of the quarters of Engine Company #4 in North Cambridge. Each squad is staffed by 2 Fire Department members, with at least one paramedic (usually 2) on duty. Rescue Company #1 is also a full ALS unit, with at least one (and usually 2) paramedic/firefighters on duty in each group.

In addition to Emergency Medical Service Advanced Life Support supplies and equipment, each rig is equipped with firefighting forcible-entry and search tools, rabbit tool, thermal-imaging -camera, Class A and Class BC fire extinguishers, SCBA, hydraulic rescue tools and cutters, and air sampling devices and meters. These Squads bring City of Cambridge Fire Department EMS care to the 21st century and also enhance our firefighting capability, as well as our capability to mitigated hazardous materials incidents and provide defense against terrorist attack. Fire department medics participate in our ongoing training to operate as tactical firefighter/paramedics in various types of special hazards, homeland defense, and technical rescue situations.

The rig is a 2017 Ford F450. The CFD shop mechanics and technical service personnel completed outfitting and compartmentation. These rigs are non-transporting units. Professional Ambulance will both assist in provision of medical care and provide transport to medical facilities.

For more information on the squads, contact the captain of Squad 2 and Squad 4 Here:

Squad # 2 Statistics

Calendar Year Responses Building Fires
2021  2930 40
2020 2616 52
2019  3036 52
2018  3188 41
2017  3677 34
2016 3427 32
2015 3514 47
2014 3271 51
2013 2901 59
Fiscal Year Responses Building Fires
2012/2013 3051 49
2011/2012 2546 40
2010/2011 3126 56
2009/2010 3080 72
2008/2009 3202 50