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For Non-Emergency call (516) 326-6328
At the April 19,2022 Board of Trustees meeting, the 2022 Floral Park Fire Department Chiefs were sworn in by Mayor Fitzgerald.
Dr. Lynn Pombonyo – Village Trustee Liaison
Chief of Department – James Dodson
1st Assistant Chief – Brian Hamerman
2nd Assistant Chief – Daniel Bennett
3rd Assistant Chief – Gil Luger
4th Assistant Chief – Eric O’Connor
Under the leadership of Chief James Dodson, the Floral Park Fire Department, which is all volunteer, is comprised of dedicated individuals who strive to meet the needs of the residents of our village.
In addition to responding to more than 1,200 emergency and fire calls a year, today’s technological advances require firefighters to be trained in a far more technical capacity. The Fire Department focuses its training around the makeup of the Village’s residential and commercial properties.
Being a firefighter in Floral Park requires our members to take on the role of first aid givers, advanced life support technicians, good listeners, plumbers, electricians, teachers, mechanics, and most importantly, friends and neighbors.
One of the main responsibilities of the Fire Department is fire prevention. Our members are trained very thoroughly as fire inspectors. This enables us to inspect and offer advice to owners of commercial occupancy’s on how to maintain a safe atmosphere and surroundings for themselves and employees. But our fire prevention activities do not stop there. The Fire Department provides speakers for civic associations, fraternal organizations, girl scouts, boy scouts, senior citizen groups, and any organization that forwards a request. Annual visits to our local schools to conduct fire drills, make inspections as necessary, and provide speakers who introduce the role of a firefighter to our young students, are all part of what we do as firefighters.