Organized in 1832, the Village of Hempstead Volunteer Fire Department provides fire protection and fire extinguishing services, initiating life rescue, rendering emergency medical assistance, controlling hazardous material situation including weapons of mass destruction incidents and providing related emergency services for the Village of Hempstead, NY. The Fire Department also administers and enforces the prevention code and the housing code while promoting prevention activities designed to reduce the incidence and probability of fire. Read More

Chief's Message

As Chief of the Fire Department, I have the privilege of serving a great community and working alongside some of the bravest men and women in the fire service. They are your neighbors, friends, and relatives, and they are actively involved in the community to make The Village of Hempstead a safe place to work and live. We remain committed to providing the highest level of fire suppression, rescue services, and fire education to our residents, visitors, and businesses. Anticipating and responding to the diverse needs of our dynamic population is more than just the mission statement for the Hempstead Fire Department, it is our way of life and the men and women of this department are proud to serve those who rely on us for safety and protection.

We are continually working to ensure that our training and equipment meet the needs of the residents and communities we serve. We take every precaution to protect and prepare the public for emergencies. We need our community members to be part of the solution. Proper fire safety and prevention will not only help you, but our community as well. We are also looking for brave men and women to join as firefighters and fire-medics. Go to our JOIN page for more info.

Thank you for taking time to explore our website. I trust as you browse you will find it very helpful and a valuable resource as a resident, business owner or a just as a visitor. Please do not hesitate to contact the chief’s office with any questions that you may have.

November 2022 ALARM/RESPONSE Count

The Hempstead Fire Department Volunteer Firefighters and Medics responded to a total of 162 Emergency Calls for assistance in the month of November 2022. Listed below is the breakdown of those responses by Call Type.

ALARM/RESPONSE TYPE TOTAL BY TYPESTRUCTURE FIRES. -HOUSE, APARTMENT, COMMERCIAL & INDUSTRIAL OCCUPANCIES -12

VEHICLE FIRES -1

OTHER NON-STRUCTURAL FIRES. - RUBBISH, BRUSH & OTHER NON-STRUCTURAL TYPE FIRES -1

FALSE ALARMS – SYSTEM MALFUNCTION, UNINTENTIONAL & MALICIOUS -94

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENTS – SPILLS, LEAKS AND OTHER CONDITIONS -9

HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS – WIRES ARCING, POWER LINE ISSUES, COMMERCIAL & RESIDENTIAL ELECTRICAL EMERGENCIES -8

MISCELLANEOUS --SMOKE CONDITIONS, HOME & VEHICLE LOCKOUTS -14

MEDICAL AID CALLS & VEHICULAR COLLISIONS -19

MUTUAL AID - ASSISTANCE PROVIDED TO OTHER LOCAL FIRE DEPARTMENTS FOR FIRES AND EMERGENCIES -4