Babylon Fire Department
PO Box 696
East Islip 11730
Deer Park Avenue
Deer Park Avenue
However due to Covid restrictions we will not be serving food and refreshments at our headquarters this year. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Gerry came across a house fire while walking his dog in West Babylon last month. With the help of a neighbor, he entered the home and rescued a trapped occupant.
Ex-Captain Lucas demonstrates our volunteers are truly never off-duty. They are ready at a moment’s notice to help those in need.
Babylon Fire Department serves the Village of Babylon and Town of Babylon beach communities.
On 7/29/23 at 05:29 Hrs, the Babylon Fire Department was activated for a vehicle fire at the Cedar Beach Marina. Upon arrival, units found an involved RV and pickup truck. Units were under the command of 1st Assistant Chief James Miga. (Photo credit: Paul Mazza and Jennifer Moise)
Happy Birthday Chuck!
Besides the training opportunities, camaraderie, and satisfaction of serving your community, there are many other benefits of joining the Babylon Fire Department. These include but are not limited to: a free gym membership, property tax reduction or NYS income tax credit, LOSAP pension, BFD vision benefit, college tuition reimbursement through the Suffolk SERVES program, a waiver of all Suffolk County Civil Service exam fees, and more. To find out about becoming a Firefighter or EMT today, call 631-669-1600, send an email to [email protected], or contact us using Facebook Messenger.
Joining your local Fire Department or Ambulance Corps is the #1 way to get involved in your community. In 2022 our volunteers - your friends and neighbors - responded to 1,758 alarms. We are always looking for new members. No experience is necessary and all uniforms, training, and equipment is provided. To find out about becoming a Firefighter or EMT today, call 631-669-1600, send an email to [email protected], or contact us using Facebook Messenger.
Did you know - As per the 2020 NYS Fire Code, all existing smoke and CO alarms with replaceable batteries should be replaced with a 10-year sealed battery unit once the battery needs to be replaced. Have you checked your alarms lately? Smoke alarms should be installed on every level, inside every room used for sleeping, and outside/in the immediate vicinity of any room used for sleeping. Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed on every level with a fuel burning appliance, including the basement, and outside/in the immediate vicinity of any room used for sleeping.
We would like to remind everyone that these offers are not legitimate. We do not sell items to the public and will never send unsolicited messages. This is an unfortunate ongoing issue that is affecting all fire departments in Suffolk County. Thank you to everyone who brought this latest round of this scam to our attention.
How to Clean Your Dryer Vent to Reduce Risk of Fire Here are tips for how to clean your dryer vent to reduce dust, lint, and debris buildup, and help protect your family and home from dryer fire.
Is There A Fire In You? - Home Volunteer firefighters wanted in New York state, join your local fire department for amazing experience, friendships, training & benefits.
The SERVES program provides up to 100% tuition reimbursement to members of volunteer fire and EMS agencies who attend school in Suffolk or Nassau County.
🚨 First Responder Friday Opportunity 🚨
- Are you a volunteer in good standing?
- Are you attending a college/university and under your max of 120 lifetime college
Our SERVES Program may be what you are looking for.
[email protected] for further inquiries
On Sunday, December 18, 2022 beginning at 1:00 PM we will once again be bringing Santa down every street in the Village.
Our Department is made up of dedicated volunteers who bring experience from all walks of life to the table. Pictured below are a few of our members after a recent structure fire. From left to right, Probationary Firefighter James Bender, Ex-Captain Mike Morrow, Ex-Captain Bill Costanzo, Firefighter Jason Brunjes, Ex-Chief Richie "Boots" Meier, Ex-Captain Andrew Hoyt, and 1st Assistant Chief Jimmy Miga. We are always looking for new members to join our family. If you or someone you know is interested in joining, you can contact the Recruitment Committee by sending an email to [email protected]. All training, uniforms, and equipment is provided by the Department at no cost to you and no experience is necessary. Contact us today to find out about the many benefits of joining, including tax credits, college tuition reimbursement, and a service pension. Applicants must be 18 years old and should reside within the Village of Babylon or immediate area. We also have a college program for students who go away to school, so that they can participate and learn the skills they need during their breaks.
Did you know - Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be replaced every 10 years, or sooner if indicated by the manufacturer? As per the 2020 NYS Fire Code all existing smoke and CO alarms with replaceable batteries should be replaced with a 10-year sealed battery unit once the battery needs to be replaced. Have you checked your alarms lately? Smoke alarms should be installed on every level, inside every bedroom, and within 10 feet of every bedroom. Carbon monoxide alarms should be installed on every level with a fuel burning appliance, including the basement, and within 10 feet of every bedroom.
It has come to our attention that some people are not able to access our website, http://babylonfd.com. This is likely due to a change in hosting providers recently. If you are having this problem, simply clear your browser or use an incognito tab and you should be able to access it. We apologize for the inconvenience, however due to the intermittent unreliability of our old host and the more competitive pricing of the alternate options this was a necessary change.
At 03:07 Saturday morning we responded to a motor vehicle accident on Fire Island Ave just east of The Crescent. The front passenger had to be extricated and two occupants were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital. The scene was under the command of First Assistant Chief James Miga.
On Saturday, August 6, 2022 the Phoenix Hose Company No. 1 held a wetdown ceremony for their new engine, a 2021 E-One Typhoon which was placed into service in January.
We would like to take this moment to remind everyone that we do not sell shirts or any other products to the public. If you receive a text with a t-shirt offer it is not from us, nor was the shirt designed by us. The company sending the link is notorious for this and has been using several fire departments in the area. Should you receive a text from them, it should be regarded as scam.
Move over & reduce speed for stopped emergency vehicles
Monday, May 30th is the Memorial Day Parade. The parade will start at 11 AM just north of the Village and travel south on Deer Park Ave, continue west on Main Street, and end at the gazebo at Argyle Park. We are grateful to restart a tradition that was put on hold for the past two years due to the Covid pandemic - after the parade we will be serving refreshments at our headquarters. All are welcome to attend. This is our way of thanking our wonderful supportive community.
It has come to our attention that a number of people have received this text message. This did not originate from us and we do not promote the sale of shirts or other items.
This past Monday night our members practiced vehicle extrication at our monthly Department training. Captain Ryan McKeown and Lieutenant Rich Froehlich of the Fire Patrol Company No. 1 with the assistance of Ex-Captains of the company led two trainings - an introductory and basic skills evolution for our probationary members (red car) and an advanced scenario based evolution for our more experienced members (white car.)
Outdoor Lightning Safety Each year in the United States:- Thunderstorms produce 20-25 million lightning flashes that strike the ground- Lightning kills at least 20 people, and injure...
It has come to the attention of the Babylon Fire Department that a person posing as a fireman has been approaching stores to check fire extinguishers for a fee. This is a scam and this is not a service that the Babylon Fire Department provides.
This is a service that should be performed by a fire extinguisher vendor licensed to work in Suffolk County and a technician who holds a license to perform work for that company. The list of approved vendors and individual license holders can be found on the Suffolk County Fire Extinguisher Licensing Board website under the “Certificate of Registration Holders” tab on their website.
If you are approached politely ask for identification and appropriate licenses.
There is also a complaint form that can be filled out and sent back to the Suffolk County Fire Marshals Office that can be obtained on this website as well.
We appreciate our great community for bringing this to our attention as soon as they did. Thank you all for you time and help.
Chief Matthew Arundale.
Electrical safety: Power strips and extension cords don't mix! The only time you should plug an extension cord into a power strip is when it has been hardwired into your home or business' electrical system.
Traditional power strips with a cord and a plug, the type that we are all most familiar with, are referred to in the NYS Fire Code as "relocatable power taps" and should only be plugged directly into an outlet. Extension cords should never be plugged into a relocatable power tap or used to supply one. Relocatable power taps are only for low-draw devices - TV's, computers, etc. and should NEVER be used for major appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves, air conditioners, and especially space heaters.
Extension cords are for temporary use and are not a substitute for permanent wiring. Extension cords when used for prolonged periods, especially when the excess cord is rolled up, will heat up and eventually fail resulting in a fire. When you are using an extension cord, make sure that the cord is appropriately rated to handle the device that is being plugged in. Extension cords should be inspected for damage prior to use.
The first Monday night of every month is Department training. Tonight our probationary and "junior" members practiced basic engine company operations. This training includes skills such as hooking up to a hydrant and operating hoselines.
Have you ever thought about joining the Babylon Fire Department? Contact [email protected] and one of our Recruitment Committee representatives will guide you through the process.
Unit 1-2-6 on scene at a residential structure fire in West Islip last night. Photo credit to Crossbuffjrphotography
We used to tell you to change your batteries when you change your clocks. As per the 2020 NYS Fire Code, all battery powered smoke and carbon monoxide alarms should be REPLACED with a 10-year sealed lithium ion battery unit once the battery needs to be replaced. Smoke and CO alarms should be replaced every 10 years, or sooner if so indicated by the manufacturer. Many older units with replaceable batteries have an end of life chirp that will persist even if you change the battery. So instead of us telling you to change your batteries, we will now tell you to test your alarms and replace as necessary when you change your clocks.
Smoke alarms should be located in every bedroom, within the immediate vicinity of every bedroom, and on every floor, including the basement. Carbon monoxide alarms should be located within 10 feet of any bedroom (outside,) and on every floor with a fuel burning appliance, including the basement. In areas requiring both smoke and CO alarms such as outside bedrooms, a combination unit is allowed. Remember, carbon monoxide is colorless, odorless, and tasteless.
The application process has been extending until March 1st.
On 2/19/2022 at 1330 hrs the Babylon Fire Department was activated for a vehicle fire on Deer Park Ave at the intersection of Shaw Ave. Upon arrival units found a Volkswagen sedan with an engine compartment fire. Crews from engines 1-2-3 and 1-2-5 pulled two attack lines and quickly extinguished the fire. Unit 1-2-7 also responded and assisted the two engine companies. There were no reported injuries. All units were under the command of 2nd Assistant Chief Jimmy Miga.
On 2/5/2022 at 2108 hrs the Babylon Fire Department was activated for a motor vehicle accident on Deer Park Ave at Wyandanch Ave. Upon arrival, Chief of Department Joseph Fraccalvieri reported that there were three vehicles involved and requested two additional ambulances. Crews from heavy rescue 1-2-7 and engine 1-2-5 secured the vehicles and swept the debris out of the street. A total of three patients were transported to Good Samaritan Hospital by ambulances 1-2-10, 1-8-17, and 3-17-28. Mutual aid was provided by the North Babylon Volunteer Fire Company and West Islip Fire Department All units were under the command of Chief of Department Joseph Fraccalvieri.
SCAM ALERT. These fraudulent Fund Drive mailings were recently sent out in Nassau County. We never use an outside organization to solicit donations and our annual mailing goes out in the end of May. The only legitimate Fund Drive information you will receive in the mail is a pamphlet and return envelope sent directly from us. Any other mailing is not legitimate and is a scam. We will always be there for you, and will never use the scare tactics on that form to solicit a donation.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ATTENTION SOUTH FARMINGDALE and MASSAPEQUA PARK RESIDENTS.
We have been informed that a number of these FAKE FUND DRIVE forms have been delivered in our town. THIS IS NOT from the South Farmingdale Fire Department. Any Fund Drive that is sent out by us, will have our name on it. WE DO NOT ENDORSE this organization and this company is NOT THE SOUTH FARMINGDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT. Your Fire Department has NO AFFILIATION with this company.
PLEASE SHARE WITH YOUR NEIGHBORS, families and friends!
Thank you for your support.
The Babylon Fire Department is proud to March in this year’s Memorial Day Parade. We are all excited to participate in this village tradition. The parade will start Monday May 31st at 11 am. We all hope to see you there!
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