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Fire Department

Board Liaison: Trustee Sarah Amaden

East Hampton Fire Department

The East Hampton Fire Department provides protection to residents, business owners, and visitors alike within the Village of East Hampton and the Town of East Hampton. The Village owns the Fire Department and its equipment and facilities. The Village Trustees are the Fire Commissioners.

The East Hampton Fire Department is an all-volunteer department located on the Southeast Fork of Suffolk County, New York. Our 150-member department has proudly served the community for over 120 years. Our response area covers roughly 31 square miles and is home to a year-round population of between 8,000-10,000 residents and a very large seasonal population as well. The department provides fire suppression, specialized rescue, and public safety education to a very diverse community that includes both large and small-scale residential areas, apartment complexes, industrial and commercial occupancies, recreational facilities, historic and cultural sites, and a general aviation airport.

Responsibilities / Response Time

In addition to fire suppression activity, firefighting, and supervisory, units respond to 911 calls for the following:

  • Confined Space
  • Gas Main Breaks
  • Hazardous Material Incidents
  • Other Non-Fire Emergencies
  • Utility Emergencies
  • Vehicular Accidents
  • Water Rescue

The Department responds to emergencies in six minutes on average.

Equipment

The Fire Department has two Engine Companies, two Pump Companies, one Ladder Company, one Fire Police Company, and a Rescue Squad.

Fire equipment is housed at the Village of East Hampton Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

Join Us

With over a century of service protecting the lives and property of local residents, the East Hampton Fire Department is looking for dedicated men and women to join our highly trained and committed volunteers.

We are one of the largest departments on the East End. New members receive the highest level of professional training from experienced firefighters on the most modern equipment. In addition, membership brings the benefits of a Service Awards program and a property-tax discount.

“East Hampton Fire Department is looking for dedicated men and women to join our highly trained and committed volunteers.”

Applicants must be 18 years of age, in good health, and a resident of the East Hampton Fire District for at least one year. All applicants undergo a police background check and must be approved by the Trustees of the Village of East Hampton.

New members remain on probation for a period of one year and must complete the 120-hour New York State Firefighter 1 Course within two years of being accepted. Remaining active in the department requires responding to a quarter of all alarms, a third of drills and half of company meetings.

Potential applicants can request an application by emailing the Chiefs office at ehfdchiefs@gmail.com or by calling 631-324-0124 ext.252 and leaving a message.

For more information, please visit: www.easthamptonfiredepartment.org

Fire Department FAQs

Ken Collum is the East Hampton Village Fire Marshall and conducts fire inspections.

Applicants must be 18 years of age, in good health, and a resident of the East Hampton Fire District for at least one year. All applicants undergo a police background check and must be approved by the Trustees of the Village of East Hampton.

New members remain on probation for a period of one year and must complete the 120-hour New York State Firefighter 1 Course within two years of being accepted. Remaining active in the department requires responding to a quarter of all alarms, a third of drills and half of company meetings.

Potential applicants can request an application by emailing the Chiefs office at ehfdchiefs@gmail.com or by calling 631-324-0124 ext.252 and leaving a message.

More information about joining the EH Village Fire Department can be found here.

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