The Valley Stream Fire Department provides fire protection and EMS to the Incorporated Village of Valley Stream and the unincorporated areas of South Valley Stream, including the Mill Brook, West Sunbury, and Green Acres Mall fire protection districts. The department protects about 40,000 residents. It includes mostly residential areas, along with many businesses, some light industry, a major shopping mall, and several main thoroughfares.
Valley Stream is located in the southwestern part of Nassau County on Long Island, in the Town of Hempstead.
The VSFD is one of 71 volunteer departments in Nassau County. It is one of 6 departments in the Third Battalion. The other 5 are Hewlett, Inwood, Lawrence-Cedarhurst, Meadowmere Park, and Woodmere.
The department has about 275 volunteer members in seven companies: four engines, two trucks, and a rescue company. The department is led by a chief, two assistant chiefs, and the fire council, which is made of two wardens from each company. Each company also elects a captain, lieutenant, and other company officers.
The VSFD responded to 1106
incidents in 2007. I don't have the incident total for 2009, but
Valley Stream responded to 10 Signal 10 working structure fires in 2009.
DIAL 911 OR 742-3300 (direct line to Firecom)
Where's Valley Stream?
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Hose Company # 1
Chemical & Hose Company # 2
Chemical & Hose Company # 1
West End Engine
Hook & Ladder Company # 1
Second to None
Hook & Ladder Company # 2
West End Truck
Emergency Relief Squad 1
Rescue Company # 1
The Ladies Auxiliary assists the fire department in numerous areas. One of their duties is supplying refreshments to firefighters at major incidents. They are also the backbone of the department's annual fund drive. They were first organized on August 14, 1923.
Junior Fire Department
Misfits Drill Team
Members of the department have been competing in old fashioned drills for decades, taking home numerous awards. There are also the Junior team, members' children who compete against other junior teams in hose running events. The team used to be known as the Streamers.
|Other Department Equipment||More pictures|
|Parade pictures||Vintage action shots|
|Action shots, pg 2 (1996-2000)
||Action shots, Pg 3 (2001-2004)
Shots, pg 4 (2005-)
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