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The Fire Department provides emergency fire, rescue and hazardous condition stabilization services for the Village residents and businesses.
The protection of life and property is accomplished by creating and maintaining safety in the community, reducing the hazard or risk of fire through fire prevention strategies, plans, inspections, identifying problem areas and providing related services.
The Fire Departmentís Divisions are as follows:
Administration provides for the overall management of the department, equipment procurement, fire safety inspections, fire prevention activities and record keeping.
Suppression operates two engines, one ladder truck, and an EMS/Rescue vehicle and responds to emergency calls for service. All career firefighters are certified EMT-D, who provide first-responder basic life support for all types of medical emergencies. For the fire reporting year of September 2010 through August 2011, the Village of Pelham Fire Department responded to 817 calls. The Fire Department is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with 3 on-duty career Firefighters and/or Lieutenants, all of whom are EMT certified. The Career Staff is supplemented by volunteer firefighters, of who, 5 are certified for interior firefighting.
Training serves to ensure the career and volunteer firefighters are cognizant of current New York State and Federal Standards of performance, and to maintain the necessary skills to meet those criteria. The average response time for the Fire Department responding to an emergency is approximately 3.5 minutes. This excellent response time, along with other factors, has helped the Village of Pelham Fire Department keep our communityís losses to a minimum, and our insurance rating level to an excellent standard.
Fire Chief William T. Stone heads the Pelham Fire Department.
Lieutenants: Julian Keiser, James DiNapoli, Chris McCann, Vincent Bucaj, and Robert Benkwitt.
The PFD is a combination paid and volunteer department. The Village is always looking for new volunteers willing to serve in protecting the lives and property of the Pelham community.
In addition, the department includes the following Career Firefighters:
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