Continuing more than 125 Years of
Dedicated Volunteer service
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Chief Joseph Pansini
Since the inception of the
Northport Volunteer Fire Department in 1889, citizens of
Northport have received a wide range of emergency and
non-emergency services from the dedicated men and women
protecting the Northport community. And now nearly 125 years
later the fire department protecting the citizens of Northport
is still doing the same thing. We provide services that range
from fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation, natural
disaster response, emergency medical treatment, rescue and public
fire education. All personnel train constantly with the latest
technology and emergency response operations. This training
involves both classroom sessions and hands-on experience. Our
firefighters and EMT's are the best in the country and are
extremely proud of their Fire Department. We consider your
family our family. Whether you are a resident, business owner,
or a visitor, our goal is to take care of you as if you were a
member of our family, because you are! If you would like to
become a member, come to the firehouse and request an
A poem written by
active Kinderhook Firefighter, Barry Knights
I am the one who comes to your home in the middle of the
night when you call for me.
I am the one who responds to the car accident that you are
I am the one who faces the bitter cold at a storm related
I am the one who braves the intense heat at a brush fire.
I am the one who searches for a child lost in the woods.
I am the one who performs CPR on you or your family.
I am the one who searches a pond for a missing person.
I am the one who rescues an animal from a frozen lake.
I am the one who goes into a burning building when all
others are running out.
I am the one who trains constantly to save lives.
I am the one who sometimes doesn't see my family for days
because of an emergency.
I am the one who is on duty seven days a week for you.
I am the one who visits your children's schools to talk
I am the one who you see every day but you don't know my
I am the one who doesn't get paid for my service.
I am the one who is proud of what I do for you and the area
I live in.
I am the one who will give my life to save yours.
Do you know who I am?
I am a volunteer!
Text Box # 2
The Fire in
VOLUNTEER EMERGENCY RESPONDERS!
When you see flashing BLUE LIGHTS please PULL OVER to the right,
this will only take a few seconds, but in an emergency every
second counts! In New York State a vehicle with a flashing BLUE
LIGHT is a volunteer emergency responder that is responding to
BLUE LIGHTS DO NOT give these volunteers any special privileges.
They are courtesy lights only. The BLUE LIGHT is to alert other
drivers that the emergency responders are on their way to an
emergency. It is up to the other drivers to pull over, please
afford us this courtesy, it could mean the difference between
life and death.
Please provide us BLUE LIGHT courtesy.
We Thank you!!!