The Garden City Fire Department, which celebrated 89 years of service in 2009, is unique in that it is one of only…More two departments on Long Island that have both a career and volunteer force.
At first, equipment consisted of just hand drawn hose reels and a ladder rig. But in 1899, after the Garden City Hotel fire, a regular volunteer organization staffed by village residents was formed. In 1916, residents could no longer provide essential services; this led to the formation of the Incorporated Village of Garden City. Still independent, the Garden City Fire Department officially incorporated in 1920.
Today, the department consists of five companies; four volunteer and one paid. Thirty-three career and 100 volunteer firefighters provide essential firefighting services to approximately 23,000 village residents 24 hours a day, working out of three strategically placed fire stations: Fire Headquarters is located at the west end of Village Hall (351 Stewart Avenue); Station No. 2 is located at Edgemere Road and Stewart Avenue; and Station No. 3 is located at St. James North at Clinton Road.
Career firefighters perform code enforcement and fire education; volunteers host the Fire Prevention Open House held every October.
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The Nassau County Firefighters Museum and Education Center is an interactive facility where you can experience…More first-hand the job of a firefighter. Trace the history of firefighting in Nassau County through hands-on exhibits that feature fire apparatus and gear of today and yesterday.
Currently, the museum is working on a 5,000 square-foot expansion, which will double the size of the current museum.
The expansion will be done in three phases; Phase I includes a new area to display historical county apparatus. Several cases will be dedicated to memorabilia as well. And with help from the 71 Nassau County Volunteer Fire Departments, a pictorial exhibit of major fires in Nassau County is on display.
Enjoy interactive galleries like Call 911, Crawl Low in Smoke, Stop-Drop-Roll, Home Escape Planning and much more! Learn how to protect you and your property from a fire.