East Meadow

Recruit NY Open House at ALL EMFD Fire Stations Set for April 22nd

See the equipment – Meet the Firefighters and EMTs – Learn All About Joining – All Are Welcome

In conjunction with the annual RECRUIT NY campaign, your East Meadow Volunteer Fire Department has teamed up with New York State in hope to build it’s volunteer membership of 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 a 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 adults in their 30s and 40s applying throughout the county. 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.

In recognition of RECRUIT NY, the East Meadow Fire Department will have members on hand at all East Meadow Fire Stations to answer any questions you may have about becoming a volunteer. Bring the kids…

The date and time is set for: Sunday, April 22nd from 10am to 2pm

Those wishing to drop by should go to the closest fire station to your home, since that is the likely station you would consider, if you joined. Vist our website to see each station, and learn about the companies.

According to Chief Philip Fertitta, 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 number of our membership 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 of life who have developed careers as FDNY Firefighters, Paramedics, Police Officers, Corrections Officers, Fire Dispatchers, Fire District Supervisors, Fire Marshals, and 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.

Want to Learn More? Go to our “all new” website at EastMeadowFD.Com and click on JOIN, or call our Recruitment hot line at 542-4565, and learn about each company, what they do, and the Fire Station they are from. You can also E-Mail us at [email protected].

Certain you wish to join? Fill out our application for membership off our website. 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 2 years of satisfactory service available to all East Meadow firefighters who own homes, as well as a “Length of Service Award Program” which builds a pension-like fund for all members maturing at the age of 55.

As a volunteer you are also eligible for free tuition to the Nassau Community College where you can build further on your career.

We urge any persons who have ever considered joining to please stop at either location during the times posted. There is no obligation.

CAN’T MAKE IT?  No problem.. As always, stop in any East Meadow Fire Station on a Sunday morning and meet
the men and women themselves to learn more.