New Hamburg Fire Department

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New Hamburg Fire District
Agency Overview
Employees 60
Fire chief Joseph Moore
Facilities & Equipment
Stations 2
Engines 3
Trucks 1
Squads 0
Rescues 1
Helicopters 0
Fireboats 2
Ambulances 2 Flycars
EMS Level CFR-BLS

The New Hamburg Fire District is the fire department that provides volunteer fire and EMS services to the residents of the Town Of Poughkeepsie. New Hamburg has two fire stations located in the southern end of the Town of Poughkeepsie. The fire district is staffed by 60 volunteer members [1] along with EMT's. The fire district covers a heavily used corridor of U.S. Route 9 with two large malls and several mini-malls. In addition, the New Hamburg Fire District covers an elementary school, a large marina, yacht club, large stone quarry and Bowdoin Park. The fire district and the Town of Poughkeepsie contract Mobile Life Support Service for EMS transport. New Hamburg's Dutchess County department ID number is "53". Firefighters are dispatched via radio paging thru the Dutchess County Department Of Emergency Response who are based out of the Town of Poughkeepsie.

History[edit]

The New Hamburg Fire District is located on the Eastern shore of the Hudson River in the southern end of the Town of Poughkeepsie within Dutchess County, New York. The New Hamburg Fire Department, which started with only one Engine Company (No.1), began on April 1, 1917. Their original equipment consisted of a hand-drawn chemical wagon. Between 1929 and 1930, New Hamburg went through a heavy growth period. The railroad was expanded to include two additional tracks, two additional bridges and required many new streets and roads. In 1931, to meet the demands of this growing area, the New Hamburg Fire District was created. A new firehouse was built on Point Street and served as Headquarters to the many dedicated volunteers that faithfully served the community. The area the Fire District covered grew rapidly over the years and extended to approximately a 5-mile (8.0 km) radius. Engine Company 2, also known as East End Engine Company, was established and joined the Fire District in 1949 to better cover this growing residential and commercial community. This facility, rebuilt in 1982, is located on Route 9D and continues to serve the Fire District. By 1966 it became apparent that with nearly 100 volunteers, New Hamburg Engine Company 1 had outgrown its facility on Point Street. The new firehouse was built on Channingville Road in 1968 and became the District Headquarters. The districts members are trained in a wide array of skills ranging from fire suppression to hazardous materials response, emergency medical services, and technical rescue.[2]

New Hamburg's Tower Ladder 53-45 at Department Training in 2009.

Apparatus[edit]

Ident. Number Capacity Type Make/Model Location SCBA Picture
53-1 5 Chief's Vehicle 2009 Chevrolet Tahoe N/A 1 (Compartment Mounted)
New Hamburg 53-1.
53-2 5 Assistant Chief's Vehicle 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe N/A 1 (Compartment Mounted)
New Hamburg 53-2.
53-11 10 Engine 1999 Spartan/Saulsbury Custom Station 1 7 (Seat Mounted)
New Hamburg 53-11.
53-12 10 Engine 1994 Spartan/Saulsbury Custom Station 2 7 (Seat Mounted)
New Hamburg 53-12.
53-13 10 Rescue Engine 2006 Spartan/Saulsbury Custom Station 2 7 (Seat Mounted)
New Hamburg 53-13.
53-45 8 100-foot (30 m) Tower Ladder 2008 Sutphen Custom Station 1 5 (Seat Mounted)
New Hamburg 53-45.
53-52 6 Heavy Rescue 2004 Spartan/Saulsbury Custom Station 1 5 (Seat Mounted)
New Hamburg 53-52.
53-62 2 All-Terrain Vehicle John Deere Station 1 0
New Hamburg 53-62.
53-67 4 Utility (EMS Flycar) 2002 Chevrolet Tahoe Station 1 1 (Compartment Mounted)
New Hamburg 53-67.
53-68 4 Utility (EMS Flycar) 1998 Ford Expedition Station 2 1 (Compartment Mounted)
New Hamburg 53-68.
53-97 0 Utility (Overhaul Trailer) Car-Mate Station 2 0
New Hamburg 53-97.
53-98 4 Motor Boat Nautica Station 2 2 (In Boat)
New Hamburg 53-98.
53-99 5 Fire Boat Custom White's Marina/Station 1 4 (In storage compartment)
New Hamburg 53-99.

Department Squads[edit]

Emergency Medical Services[edit]

The New Hamburg Fire District has volunteer Emergency Medical Technicians as well as Paramedics who provide BLS First Response service to the town of Poughkeepsie. Calls are made through the 9-1-1 system, and dispatched centrally through the Dutchess 911 communications center in Poughkeepsie.

Marine Division[edit]

The New Hamburg Fire District operates fire boat 53-99 which operates on the Hudson River. It is a 25-foot (7.6 m) custom aluminum V-hulled boat with twin Mercury 200 HP outboard engines. The boat has a 500 GPM Hale Pump which draws water from the Hudson River and supplies a deck gun and multiple handlines. It contains a full complement of EMS and water rescue gear. 53-99 routinely responds to calls on the Hudson River in Dutchess, Orange, and Ulster Counties.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Hamburg Fire District - Wappingers Falls, New York". Fire Departments Network. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 
  2. ^ "About Us | New Hamburg Fire District". New Hamburg Fire District. Retrieved 2010-01-22. 

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