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Fire extinguishers should be inspected & maintained annually by certified personnel. Eastchester Fire District does not provide this service, but there are many commercial services in the area that do. If you would like to dispose of a fire extinguisher please drop it off at any of our five Fire Stations.
Eastchester Fire District does not accept unused, expired medication and/or needles. However, Westchester County offers multiple resources on where you can properly dispose of these items. Visit their website for more information.
Currently, we recommend that residents contact their local police department for assistance in finding a certified car seat technician. More information can be found below:
Eastchester Police Department: 914-961-3464
Tuckahoe Police Department: 914-961-4800
Bronxville Police Department: 914-337-0500
No, Fire Services are funded through property taxes, there is no charge for any type of fire service response.
When an alarm is received it must be investigated and verified. There may be cases where the alarm was activated accidentally, OR where the resident believed there was no danger when there actually was a fire in the wall, oven, appliances, and much more.
Due to the varying call volume and the central location of our five fire stations, a fire engine could arrive on location before an ambulance. This allows firefighters to begin rendering life-saving care in situations when seconds matter. All Eastchester Fire District Firefighters are trained in Emergency Medical Response.
Eastchester Fire District Firefighters have hundreds of hours of training across a variety of topics including Fire Suppression, Emergency Medical Service, Hazardous Materials Response (Decontamination, Metering & Detection, Mitigation) Accident Victim Extrication, Confined Space Rescue, Trench Rescue, Building Collapse Rescue, Rope Rescue, Ventilation and Overhaul, Aerial Ladder Operations, Forcible Entry, Active Shooter Response, Ice/Water Rescue, Incident Command, Code Enforcement and More.
The Annual Fire District Election is conducted by each fire district on the second Tuesday in December. Please refer to our Calendar for more details.
Qualifications of Voters:
Please refer to our Fire District Election Manual for more information about the roles and responsibilities of Fire Commissioners, Election Inspectors and the Fire District Secretary.
On September 11, 2018, the Eastchester Board of Fire Commissioners, by resolution, provided for absentee ballots for the Eastchester Fire District Election. For more information on Absentee Ballots, please review our Fire District Election Manual on Page 8. Qualified Voters may View and Download an Absentee Ballot Application Form (coming soon).
More information coming soon.
You can Email the Fire District Secretary or Call at 914-740-6984
If you are interested in running as a candidate for Fire Commissioner, you may View and Download the Nominating Petition here.
More information on the powers and duties of Fire District Commissioners can be found under Town Law Section 176 and the Eastchester Fire District Election Manual.
The goal of fire prevention is to educate the public to take precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires and be educated about surviving them. It is a proactive method of preventing fire-based emergencies and reducing the damage caused by them.
Smoke detectors should be replaced every 10 years. Carbon monoxide detectors every 10 years.
Smoke detectors should be located in all bedrooms, outside the bedrooms, and at least one on every floor of the house.
If the detector activates, leave the area immediately and call 911. Carbon Monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that causes severe medical complications in high doses. The only way to protect yourself is to install the proper detectors. Install detectors within 15 feet of all bedrooms and on every floor with a carbon monoxide source.
Complaints should be sent to the Fire Prevention Bureau. Email Fireprevent@eastchesterfd.com // Telephone 914-723-2784
The Eastchester Fire District endeavors to inspect all multiple dwellings (three family and above) and all commercial buildings annually. These inspections are carried out by the Fire Prevention Bureau. Call Fire Prevention 914-723-2784 or email Fire Prevention to schedule an inspection or ask questions.
The Eastchester Fire District offers fire safety presentations. Appointments are scheduled through the Fire Prevention Bureau which can be reached at 914-723-2784 or by emailing Fire Prevention
Contact the Fire Prevention Bureau by calling 914-723-2784 or e-mail Fire Prevention so our firefighters will be aware of your situation during an emergency. Keep a telephone in your bedroom at night so you can call 911 if you are unable to exit safely.
Extension cords are for temporary use only. Never use extension cords for appliances like refrigerators, microwaves, or air conditioners. Never overload a power strip or surge protector. Do not plug refrigerators, microwaves, air conditioners, or other appliances into a power strip or surge protector. Do not run the cord for the power strip under a rug or through a wall. Unapproved cube adaptors should never be used. Never overload a receptacle.
Eastchester Firefighters respond to emergency situations and protect the public. Responsibilities include fire fighting and prevention, salvage, and rescue operations. This work requires mental acuity and physical stamina in the performance of duties. Routine maintenance and custodial work on the station house and equipment are required.
Eastchester Firefighters receive a competitive benefit and salary package that includes great medical coverage, flexible work schedules, growth opportunities, overtime and holiday pay, paid vacation, and pension.
Yes, Eastchester Fire District strongly encourages women to become Firefighters.
The last Westchester County Civil Service Firefighter exam was administered in April of 2019. The application period for the Firefighter exam typically opens every 4 to 5 years. However, this timeline is subject to change.
Based on your performance on the exam, your name will be put on a civil service list in list number order. You must then be nominated by Eastchester Fire District to take the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) physical portion of the exam. If offered a position as a Probationary Firefighter with Eastchester Fire District, you will then take a medical, be subject to a drug screening, and begin your character and background investigation. Your eligibility requirements will also be checked at this time. You must then complete a 17-week classroom and physical fitness program that includes fire service training through the Westchester County Department of Emergency Services.
Yes, you need a valid New York State Driver's license to be appointed as an Eastchester Firefighter.
More information could be found at the Westchester County Department of Human Resources Civil Service Uniform Service Examination for Firefighters.
You could also sign up for email notifications of announced Westchester County.
The New York State Civil Service Commission scores examinations. Eligible lists are established, on average, three months after the examination date.
If you have questions regarding the scheduling of exams, or support, please send an email to the Fire District Secretary.