The first fire company in Amityville – Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1 – was established in 1886, and several companies followed. Early volunteer firefighting companies responded to calls beyond the Village of Amityville, to present Copiague and Massapequa, as well. In 1905, all of the volunteer companies were organized under one village department – the Amityville Volunteer Fire Department.
Former headquarters of the Amityville Fire Department, on Greene Avenue, circa 1925. The building was also the headquarters for the Amityville Police Department and the village hall.
Town of Babylon Rescue Service responding to an emergency at Brunswick Hospital, Amityville, 1960s. Image courtesy of the North Lindenhurst Fire Department.
Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1., est. 1886
Hose Company No. 1, est. 1893
Dauntless Hose Company No. 2, est. 1894
Chemical Hose Company No. 3, est. 1914
Drill Team – “The Villains,” est. 1921
Hose Company No. 4, est. 1922
Fire Police, est. 1950
Emergency Squad, est. 1974
Ladies Auxiliary, est. 1975
Juniors, est. 1978
Water Rescue, est. 1990
Amityville Volunteer Fire Department, 55 Oak Street, Amityville, NY 11701. (631) 264-1130 (non-emergency). www.amityvillefiredept.org