Located 38 miles east of New York City, the hamlet of Islip rests on Long Islands south shore in Western Suffolk County. The Islip Fire Department is comprised of 120 proud volunteers providing fire protection and emergency medical care to over 30,000 residents and the thousands more who work and travel through our town daily. Within the 7.5 square mile response area there are over 6,500 privates homes, 200 various commercial businesses, 2 major roadways and numerous marinas that require our service on an average of 1200 times per year. Islip volunteers are also responsible for emergency coverage on the Great South Bay as well as the Atlantic Ocean.
Our department is made up of four companies, two engine companies, a Hook & Ladder Company and a Fire Police Company. From these ranks we also support a Rescue Squad which provides the highest level of emergency advanced life support and a Tactical Rescue Squad that is prepared to answer difficult and complex emergencies such as high angle and confined space emergencies, trench collapse and water rescue, biological, chemical and other hazardous material incidents. The district is protected by two fire houses. Headquarters which is located just south of Main Street on Monell Avenue, houses two class A pumpers, one city service ladder truck, one fire police unit, one ambulance and one tactical rescue truck. Station two is on the north side of town and keeps two class A pumpers, one 75’ tower ladder, one ambulance and one fire police truck.
Our Fire Prevention bureau is continuously throughout the year educating our community on the importance of fire safety. The bureau uses a state of the art trailer to simulate areas of the home as an effective tool to educate our children.
Some of the other activities our members enjoy include the softball team and the champion wolves drill team. The department also supports a bowling team and a golf team.
The Islip firemen never consider themselves before a neighbor. Constantly exposed to danger, it is with honor and courage they unselfishly risk their lives to ensure the safety of others.