East Meadow

Dear Residents,

It is my pleasure to welcome you to the website of the East Meadow Fire Department.

It is my hopes that you visit us often.

The East Meadow Fire District, which covers East Meadow as well as parts of Levittown and Westbury, spans over 7.5 square miles. Our 230 members respond from five fire stations 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. In 2023, the East Meadow Fire Department responded to well over 1500 calls for help from our community.

Your East Meadow firefighters, EMT’s, and Paramedics, stand ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to resolve your emergencies. We invite you to navigate through our website, learn more about the men and women who are there for you, and be proud to know such a strong volunteer organization exists within our town.

On April 3, 2024, our department reached its 94rd anniversary milestone in protecting our community. As a member today of that first company formed, It is my honor to once again lead an organization of such rich history.

Elected as your Chief of Department for the 2nd time around, now in my eighth year, I look ahead with great pride to lead our department in the highest of traditions of those Chiefs before me.

As I begin my term as Chief of the Department, I look forward to the challenges before me, working with my Assistant Chiefs Michael Wood, Kurt Becker, and Jeffrey Rosenthal, to continue the outstanding work of the men and women of our great organization. Together, our Chiefs have a combined volunteer career of more than 80 years, and will collectively respond to nearly 2,000 emergencies this year.

I would like to thank our officers and members all their support and cooperation to keep our members safe, and well trained, while stepping up more than ever before, in protecting our residents.

At our website you will find everything from a community notifications, latest fire and EMS news, and our calendar, to fire safety and prevention education, to the latest news, old news, how to become a member, to the weather, and our new Kids Zone with safe videos games and interactive fun that pertain to fire safety,

Save our site as a favorite on your cell phone. Our home page now displays our direct emergency and business numbers in a link format that enables you to call us from your cell phone at the touch of a button.

Please visit our site often as it changes frequently.

With the warmer weather now upon us, we have added important seasonal information you should know about. We urge you to review this content to increase your personal safety and that of your loved ones.

We hope you enjoy our website and get a better picture of us, your community, and what you can do to keep your family safe. On behalf of my Assistant Chiefs, Michael, Kurt, and Jeffrey, as well as the proud men and women of our department, we thank you for visiting our website and hope you visit again soon.

James Walsh

Chief of Department
Chief James Walsh

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