East Meadow

Put Yourself in Their Shoes

Your East Meadow Volunteer Fire Department is aggressively looking for new members to become Firefighters and or Medical Technicians.

As an East Meadow volunteer, making the difference in someone else’s tragedy gives you a feeling not easily duplicated. Whether it is a carbon monoxide emergency averted by a quick response, or an unconscious diabetic quickly stabilized, or a house fire held to one room saving a neighbor’s most precious valuables, it’s a great feeling to be a part of the team that made the difference. In recent years we have witnessed a surge of mid aged men and women throughout the county applying. Such individuals bring a lot to the table in maturity, confidence, and respect. They are excelling well, and enjoy their fire service work. There is no better feeling than being there in someone time of need.

Openings are available in all fire and EMS companies. There is no experience necessary. We train you to be the best. Research of our membership has found a large majority have gone on to lead successful careers as a result of joining our volunteer Fire Department. Your East Meadow Fire Department consists of men and women from all walks who have developed careers as FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics, Police Officers, Corrections Officers, Fire Dispatchers, Fire District Supervisors, Fire Marshals, Training Instructors, just to name a few. Many men and women have used their experiences gained here as a stepping stone. We see our department as a network of people who always have a desire to help one another as well as our community.

To become a member of the EMFD family the procedure is simple. You can call our Recruitment hot line at 542-4565, complete our on-line form, or e-mail us at [email protected].

In most cases you can select the company you wish to join provided you a geographic located in that area of town. For this please take a look at our new website where you can find “Become and firefighter or EMT” on the home page with all the information you need.

Prospective members must meet the following criteria: Pass a fire service related medical evaluation yearly, be a US Citizen, reside in the East Meadow Fire District for a period of 6 months or more, and have never been convicted of a felony.

Other benefits to becoming a member are a small tax reduction after 5 years of satisfactory service available to all East Meadow firefighters and medical technicians who own a home, as well as a “Length of Service Award Program” which builds a pension-like fund for all members maturing at the age of 55, or maybe your interested in the free college tuition offer at Nassau Community college.

The following photos are a tribute to your East Meadow volunteers. Picture yourself in any photo and you may be the next resident to raise your right hand to be sworn in.

We urge any persons who have any thought of volunteering to please call us or complete our on-line request. There is no obligation to call and learn more.

Photo’s by: Jay Zinger & John O’Brien