Mount Sinai Fire Department in Suffolk County Long Island was formed in the fall of 1930 after a house burned to the ground because the nearest fire department from a neighboring town took twenty minutes to get there. The residents got together after a Civic Association meeting, October 25th, 1930, for the purpose of forming a fire department. They voted for it that evening and there it began. They held fund raising events such as spaghetti dinners and Square dances and eventually purchased the first fire truck.
Mount Sinai fire department has a fleet of twelve vehicles a fire boat, an inflatable and a Technical Rescue trailer in two stations, Headquarters and Station 1. There are three pumpers, a heavy rescue, a marine rescue, a ladder truck, two brush trucks, two fire police trucks and a utility van. Station 1 has two pumpers, a ladder truck, a fire police vehicle and a brush truck, everything else is at the Headquarters building.
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Men and women in Suffolk County Long Island NY join a volunteer fire department for many reasons but mostly for the feeling of self pride in knowing that they are part of a team that stands ready to protect property and save lives. Volunteer firefighters train rigorously for many hours to become firefighting professionals. It is also an opportunity learn new things and to meet new people from all walks of life.