To our fellow residents of Central Islip and Islandia:
Our crews remain available to respond to emergencies but we are asking you to please follow these precautions during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak.
If you are quarantined (mandatory or self imposed) in your home due to possible or confirmed COVID-19 exposure, PLEASE be sure to specify this to the dispatcher when calling 911 for emergencies.
We also ask that you place a sign/note on your front door to alert our firefighters to take infection-prevention precautions before entering your home or business.
We need to protect our crews so that they may remain able to meet the emergency needs of our community.
Elsewhere, there have been entire fire companies quarantined after they have responded to quarantined homes and were not alerted before entering. Those first responders are now unavailable to help anyone for at least 14 days.
In our department we cannot afford to have this happen and being volunteers we do not want to have to take it home to our families.
Thank you for your understanding and cooperation
A nuestros residentes de Central Islip y Islandia:
Nuestros equipos permanecen disponibles para responder a emergencias, pero le pedimos que siga estas precauciones durante la epidemia de COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
Si está en cuarentena (obligatorio o autoimpuesto) en su hogar debido a la posible o confirmada exposición a COVID-19, POR FAVOR asegúrese de especificar esto al despachador cuando llame al 911 para emergencias.
También le pedimos que coloque un letrero / nota en su puerta principal para alertar a nuestros bomberos a tomar precauciones de prevención de infecciones antes de ingresar a su hogar o negocio.
Necesitamos proteger a nuestros equipos para que puedan seguir siendo capaces de satisfacer las necesidades de emergencia de nuestra comunidad.
En otras partes, ha habido cuarteles de bomberos enteros en cuarentena después de haber respondido a los hogares en cuarentena y no fueron alertados antes de ingresar. Esos primeros respondedores ahora no están disponibles para ayudar a nadie durante al menos 14 días.
En nuestro departamento no podemos permitirnos que esto suceda y, como voluntarios, no queremos exponer a nuestras familias.
Gracias por su comprensión y cooperación.
When a small group of community minded members of the hamlet of Central Islip gathered in the spring of 1906 to organize a Fire Company, they could not have realized what their dream would become one hundred years later. It would be interesting indeed to have their thoughts and opinions on this subject, and to discuss the growth and development of our Fire Department over the years, and to compare notes both on what they experienced in the early days to what the Department has become in the present day. It is certain they would be impressed with how their idea took hold and flourished, developed its’ own traditions and sense of pride, served the Central Islip community so well, yet still looks ahead to continue to improve itself and to provide for our neighbors with the finest fire protection and equipment available. Although a number of organizational changes related to the various Companies took place in the early years' the Central Islip Fire Department is comprised of Four Engine Companies with 25 Active Members plus Senior Active members and One Truck Company and a Rescue Company each with 25 Active Members plus Senior Active members.
The Department also contains a Drill Team, Ladies Auxiliary, Department Band, Junior Drill Team, and Softball Team. The Department is run by a Chief and three Assistants, while the companies are ran by a Captain and two Lieutenants. The Central Islip Fire Department serves over thirty thousand citizens of Central Islip responding to alarms any time of the day. Members of the department come from different backgrounds each bringing a unique quality that makes the Central Islip Fire Department one of the best Fire Departments on Long Island. Members will continue to serve the citizens now and for the next one hundred years with dedication, commitment, and the desire to always be prepared and trained to the best of their ability.
The Central Islip Fire Department was created in 1906 to provide fire prevention, suppression and overall assistance to the residents of the Central Islip Fire District. The Department continues to perform these services at a professional level while respecting the traditions of the past and remembering the generations of volunteers who have served our community.