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The East Meadow Fire Department Training Committee consists of a group of members who have set the highest of standards in training and safety for the members of our department.

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BBQ Safety & Gas Awareness

Each year the Chiefs, Officers, and members of your East Meadow Fire Department respond to BBQ emergencies in the backyards of our neighborhoods. Of no surprise, each year, several Long Island Fire Departments will respond to a serious fires with significant dollar loss as a result of a BBQ mishap.

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Become an EMFD Volunteer – Apply Today!

Thank you for your interest in becoming an East Meadow Fire Department volunteer. A challenging, yet rewarding journey awaits you. Please use our online recruitment form to start the process of becoming an EMFD volunteer and giving back to OUR community.

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Burn Prevention

Most “fire-related injuries” are burns. In fact, approximately every 60 seconds someone in the U.S. sustains a burn injury serious enough to require treatment.  Increased

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Calling in an Emergency

To Report a Fire or Medical Emergency Call 516-542-0576 Calling in an Emergency Since the emergence of emergency tele-communications in the early years, the residents

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Candle Fire Safety

From 2009-2013, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 9,300 home structure fires that were started by candles. These fires caused 86 deaths, 827 injuries

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Chiefs Welcome

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 2021, the East Meadow Fire Department responded to well over 1500 calls for help from our community.

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Clothes Dryer Fire Safety

In 2010-2014, U.S. municipal fire departments responded to an estimated 15,970 home fires involving clothes dryers or washing machines each year. These fires resulted in

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Commendations

In the history of the East Meadow Fire Department many firefighters have risked their lives saving others. Here is a list of those members who have been recognized for their very heroic efforts.

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Companies

The East Meadow Fire Department is comprised of seven individual companies. Four engine companies, two ladder companies and a rescue company. Learn more about each of these proud companies which make up our great organization.

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Companies

To Report a Fire or Medical Emergency Call 516-542-0576 East Meadow Fire Department Company Contact Information Engine Company #1 East Meadow FD Station # 1

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Contact

Please use the contact form below for general site inquiries, content submissions, and official department inquiries. We look forward to hearing from you.

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Current Apparatus

Active Apparatus Heavy Rescue 616 2019 Pierce Velocity April 12, 2022 Active Apparatus Ladder 617 2002 Pierce Midship Ladder Truck April 12, 2022 Active Apparatus

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Departed Members

We proudly recognize the individuals who gave so much to our organization and who have passed on. Their contributions left a positive mark on the community and the organization. They will never be forgotten.

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Departed Members

We proudly recognize the individuals who gave so much to our organization and who have passed on. Their contributions left a positive mark on the community and the organization. They will never be forgotten.

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Departed Members

We proudly recognize the individuals who gave so much to our organization and who have passed on. Their contributions left a positive mark on the community and the organization. They will never be forgotten.

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Departed Members

We proudly recognize the individuals who gave so much to our organization and who have passed on. Their contributions left a positive mark on the community and the organization. They will never be forgotten.

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Departed Members

We proudly recognize the individuals who gave so much to our organization and who have passed on. Their contributions left a positive mark on the community and the organization. They will never be forgotten.

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Departed Members

We proudly recognize the individuals who gave so much to our organization and who have passed on. Their contributions left a positive mark on the community and the organization. They will never be forgotten.

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Departed Members

We proudly recognize the individuals who gave so much to our organization and who have passed on. Their contributions left a positive mark on the community and the organization. They will never be forgotten.

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East Meadow Fire Department Junior Fire Company

The East Meadow Fire Department Junior Fire Company was started over 50 years ago. A division of the Boy Scouts, the program is officially known as “Explorer Post 610” and accepts community youth ages 14 to 17 who are interested in becoming a member of the fire service at 18.

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East Meadow Fire District

The Board of Fire Commissioners hold Community meetings every month to discuss matters within the East Meadow Fire District. Everyone who resides in East Meadow is welcome to attend.

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Electrical Fire Safety

Electricity helps make our lives easier but there are times when we can take its power and its potential for fire-related hazards for granted.   Electrical

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Engine Company #1

Engine One is the seventh and last company formed by the East Meadow Fire Department. On March 19, 1956 Chief Santoro appointed 2nd Lt. Anthony Butera of Engine Co. 2, acting Captain of Engine Co. 1 and directed him to form the Company.

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Engine Company #2

“COMPANY 2”, as it was originally known, started on or about January 12, 1931. Some details are sketchy, but what is known is that things began to happen on November 6, 1930, when at the Company 1 meeting, a motion was passed to organize a Company 2, and give preference to the East Meadow Firemen’s Association Company 2.

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Engine Company #3

This is the third company formed by The East Meadow Fire Department. The first meeting of Hose Company #3 was held at the Newbridge Avenue firehouse on October 29, 1948. the need for this company became urgent as Arthur Levitt rapidly developed Levittown.

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Engine Company #4

In 1951, the East Meadow Fire Department had just opened a new firehouse on Newbridge Road in response to the rapid growth of residential construction in Levittown. As completion of the new suburb drew near, builders Levitt & Sons looked to the west, developing the Bowling Green section of Westbury.

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Fire Prevention

The East Meadow Fire Department formed the Bureau of Fire Prevention in 1959. The goal of the Bureau of Fire Prevention is to promote fire safety and educate the public in regards to fire awareness as to prevent unnecessary destructive fires.

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Fire-Medic Squad

The Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians Squad was established by the Board of Fire Commissioners in 1989. This unit is composed of members of the Department who have attained the New York State Certifications and volunteer to serve in and operate the specially equipped vehicle provided by the District.

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Fire/Emergency

The East Meadow Fire Department urges that, when you request the emergency assistance of the East Meadow Fire Department, the quickest manner to do so is by calling 516-542-0576 directly.

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Fireman of the Year

Engine Company #3 of the East Meadow Fire Department recognizes one outstanding firefighter every year for their Fireman of the Year award. Here are those dedicated and passionate recipients of this award over the years.

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Gallery

Gallery of images through the years from the Ladies Auxiliary of the East Meadow Fire Department.

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Gallery

Gallery of images showing the great work of our training committee and the eagerness of our dedicated volunteers willing to learn and become better at their craft.

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Generator Safety

An emergency generator can be a very important part of our Lives at times during power outages. The most common models come in natural gas

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Hall Rental

The Benevolent Association of the East Meadow Fire Department offers it’s hall for rent Host your next meeting, birthday party or other special event with us.

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Help Us, Help You

Please use the following form to help our First Responders assist you during emergencies. All information is kept confidential and used during an emergency at your location. The more information given will assist our First Responders greatly.

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Holiday Fire Safety

Christmas trees account for hundreds of fires each year. Typically, shorts in electrical lights or open flames from candles, lighters or matches start tree fires.

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Become a Firefighter or EMT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Stb8gQup7Lc We’re currently accepting applications for firefighters and EMT’s. Membership Benefits Qualifications Needed Our Companies Join Today! Latest News Street

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Home Fire Sprinklers

Because fire sprinklers react so quickly, they can dramatically reduce the heat, flames, and smoke produced in a fire. Properly installed and maintained fire sprinklers help

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Hook & Ladder Company #1

Hook & Ladder Company # 1, originally first known as Company # 1, is documented as the first company formed by the East Meadow Fire Department when it was established on April 3, 1930.

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Join Us

To become an East Meadow FD volunteer, please call 516-542-4565 or fill out our online application to be contacted by a department representative.

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Kids Corner

All All Videos Websites Red Rover Preschool Sparky the Fire Dog Ages 5+ Smart Fire Safety Rules Ages 8-12 Smokey the Bear All Ages Ready

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Knox Box Information

The KNOX-BOX® solution is a secure rapid entry program specifically developed for fire departments. With one master key, the East Meadow Fire Department has the ability to gain access to commercial and residential properties located throughout the East Meadow Fire District.

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Ladder Company #2

By the spring of 1956, Chief Dominick Santoro could see a transformation taking place in East Meadow. What was once a patchwork of farms was now blossoming into Nassau County’s largest suburban community. He convinced the Board of Fire Commissioners that an additional fire company was needed on the north side of the district to protect the volume of new homes, and he had just the place to put it.

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Ladies Auxiliary

Founded in 1924, the East Meadow Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary formed their group of wives, daughters, sisters, and mothers of the East Meadow volunteer firefighters who unselfishly gave of their time to respond and support our volunteers at fires and community events. Our first president of record was Mrs. Fred Bickmeyer.

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Latest News & Events from EMFD

Keep up to date with the latest news and events happening within the East Meadow Fire Department. From inside the station, to on the scene and out in the community, we will share information important to the community we serve.

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Line of Duty

This page is dedicated to those members of the East Meadow Fire Department who made the supreme sacrifice in protecting the lives and properties of the residents of our community.

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Meadowlarks Drill Team

The History of EMFD Meadowlarks Racing Team Playlist 5 Videos Meadowlarks Tribute Movie 11:36 1970 East Meadow Meadowlarks 0:42 1977 ABC’s Wide World of Sports

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Membership Benefits

Dedicating time and giving back to the community when they need you most is a feeling that is unmatched. Combine that with these other benefits and you’ll see why being an East Meadow Fire Department member is so remarkable.

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Our Companies

Your East Meadow Fire Department consists of seven companies in 5 stations. The station you are assigned to would depend on your preference and your location in town.

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Our History

Hook & Ladder Company # 1, originally first known as Company # 1, is documented as the first company formed by the East Meadow Fire Department when it was established on April 3, 1930.

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Our History

Rescue Company Five was the fifth company formed by the East Meadow Fire Department. The first meeting, was held on March 9th, 1953 under the direction of Captain Matty Burkart, and Lieutenant Lou Caruso. At that time it was known as the Fire Police and Rescue Company.

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Our History

Founded in 1924, the East Meadow Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary formed their group of wives, daughters, sisters, and mothers of the East Meadow volunteer firefighters who unselfishly gave of their time to respond and support our volunteers at fires and community events. Our first president of record was Mrs. Fred Bickmeyer.

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Our History

In the fall of 1948, Levitt and Sons had just completed building their sprawling suburban community, now named Levittown, on the farmland to the eastern side of East Meadow. On the evening of October 29, the newly appointed captain of Company 3 was meeting with prospective members, who, a few weeks later, would be sworn into the department as the first members of company.

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Our History

As 1955 drew to a close, Chief Dominic Santoro saw the need for a fourth engine company in the district. To staff the new company, 9 men transferred from other companies, led by our first captain, Anthony Butera. On May 21, 1956, 13 new applicants were sworn in and Engine Co. 1 was born.

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Our History

In 1951, the East Meadow Fire Department had just opened a new firehouse on Newbridge Road in response to the rapid growth of residential construction in Levittown. As completion of the new suburb drew near, builders Levitt & Sons looked to the west, developing the Bowling Green section of Westbury.

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Our History

“COMPANY 2”, as it was originally known, started on or about January 12, 1931. Some details are sketchy, but what is known is that things began to happen on November 6, 1930, when at the Company 1 meeting, a motion was passed to organize a Company 2, and give preference to the East Meadow Firemen’s Association Company 2.

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Our History

By the spring of 1956, Chief Dominick Santoro could see a transformation taking place in East Meadow. What was once a patchwork of farms was now blossoming into Nassau County’s largest suburban community. He convinced the Board of Fire Commissioners that an additional fire company was needed on the north side of the district to protect the volume of new homes, and he had just the place to put it.

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Past Leadership

A look at the members of Hook & Ladder Company #1 who served as Chief of the East Meadow Fire Department as well as all of the men and women who served as Captain of Hook & Ladder Company #1 since its inception.

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Past Leadership

A look at the members of Rescue Company #5 who served as Chief of the East Meadow Fire Department as well as all of the men and women who served as Captain of Rescue Company #5 since its inception.

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Past Leadership

A look at the members of Engine Company #3 who served as Chief of the East Meadow Fire Department as well as all of the men and women who served as Captain of Engine Company #3 since its inception.

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Past Leadership

A look at the members of Engine Company #1 who served as Chief of the East Meadow Fire Department as well as all of the men and women who served as Captain of Engine Company #1 since its inception.

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Past Leadership

A look at the members of Engine Company #4 who served as Chief of the East Meadow Fire Department as well as all of the men and women who served as Captain of Engine Company #4 since its inception.

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Past Leadership

A look at the members of Engine Company #2 who served as Chief of the East Meadow Fire Department as well as all of the men and women who served as Captain of Engine Company #2 since its inception.

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Past Leadership

A look at the members of Ladder Company #2 who served as Chief of the East Meadow Fire Department as well as all of the men and women who served as Captain of Ladder Company #2 since its inception.

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Radio Signals & Translations

These are the radio signals and their associated translations used by the East Meadow Fire Department. If listening via scanner be prepared by understanding the communication that is happening with this thorough list.

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Request for Records

This form is the ONLY acceptable method of making a records request (FOIL request) via the internet. Requests made via direct emails or on other forms will not be processed or responded to.

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Rescue Company #5

Rescue Company Five was the fifth company formed by the East Meadow Fire Department. The first meeting, was held on March 9th, 1953 under the direction of Captain Matty Burkart, and Lieutenant Lou Caruso. At that time it was known as the Fire Police and Rescue Company.

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Residential Pre-Plan Form

Keep us informed about hazards or concerns at your property by filling out this secure online form. This information is stored and shared only when a call for service is received for your address.

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Retired Apparatus

Engine Company 4 1954 Mack Pumper – Engine 4 Engine Company 4 1974 Ward Pumper – Engine 4 Engine Company 4 1989 Pierce Lance –

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Robert E. Reed

Bob Reed joined Engine Company 4 of the East Meadow Fire Department on December 17, 1951. He resided at 46 Palm Lane Westbury, and was a charter member of Company 4.

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Safety Officer Squad

The East Meadow Fire Department Safety Officer Squad was formed in 1989 as a result of mandates by the National Fire Protection Association requiring all fire services agencies to have designated Safety Officers.

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Smoke Alarm Safety

Smoke alarms save lives. Smoke alarms that are properly installed and maintained play a vital role in reducing fire deaths and injuries. If there is

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Smoking Fire Safety

Smoking materials, including cigarettes, pipes, and cigars, started an estimated 17,200 home structure fires reported to U.S. fire departments in 2014. These fires caused 570

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Spring Safety

Spring Safety Checklist Below is an updated checklist for the community of East Meadow. For videos, downloads, and other Fire Safety Topics, see our Safety

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Squads

The Fire-Medic Squad and the Safety Officer Squad of the East Meadow Fire Department provide critical support for not only the community we serve, but our organizational members as well. Learn more about what these two groups do and how they impact our community.

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Stations

The East Meadow Fire Department operates out of 4 stations, a headquarters and a Chiefs Office. These facilities are strategically placed to ensure more than adequate services for all members and visitors to the community we serve. Stop on in and say hello, we’d love to see you.

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Support The EMFD

For Residents For Businesses To Our Residents, The members of the East Meadow Volunteer Fire Department proudly announce our new online means of making your

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Training Committee

The East Meadow Fire Department Training Committee consists of a group of members who have set the highest of standards in training and safety for the members of our department.

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Travel Fire Safety

Fire safety is not typically front of mind for most people when making travel plans, however, fires in hotels and motels are extremely common. Here

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Walter A. Ernst

Walter Ernst joined Engine Company # 4 on May 15, 1972. He resided at 11 Lion Lane in Westbury, and immediately became a “fireman’s fireman”.

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Website Committee

The website committee of the East Meadow Fire Department consists of members from all companies to ensure equal participation in the development of the website and social media platforms.

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What to Do After a Fire in Your Home

A home fire can cause serious damage. The structure, and many of the things in your home may be damaged by flames, heat, smoke, and water. You may find that things the fire did not burn are ruined by the smoke or soaked with water used to put out the fire.

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Winter Fire Safety

Heating is the second leading cause of U.S. home fires, deaths and injuries. December, January and February are the peak months for heating fires. Space

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Winter Safety

Below is an updated checklist for the community of East Meadow. For videos, downloads, and other Winter Fire Safety, see our Safety page.

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