Fire Department

The City's organized Fire Department dates back to 1886 and has been protecting the City of Beacon since the its establishment in 1913.City of Beacon Fire Department

The combined volunteer and paid Fire Departments provide fire and rescue services with a staff of 13 full-time paid firefighters, approximately 40 volunteer firefighters and three support personnel.

The Fire Department operates out of three firehouses that accommodate six fire apparatuses.  Two of the City's firehouses are in beautiful historic buildings.

The Department responds to more than 1,700 runs per year, while being designated as having the fastest response time in Dutchess County. The City of Beacon Fire Department is part of Battalion 7 of the Dutchess County Emergency Response Unit.

Mase Hook and Ladder - Fire Headquarters
Three story 1911 station house at 425 Main Street
Tel: (845) 831-1334  

Beacon Engine, Station 1
Historic 1889 station house at 57 East Main Street
Tel: (845) 831-0780

Lewis Tompkins Hose, Station 2
The city's newest 1982 station at 13 South Avenue
Tel: (845) 831-3516

How to become a City of Beacon Volunteer Firefighter:  

Fire Department Studies

Phase I Feasibility Study of Alternative Solutions for the Existing Fire Stations, May 2006 (.pdf)
Mitchell Associates Architects 2006

A Comprehensive Multi-Level Analysis of Fire Services for the City of Beacon Final Report, September 2010(.pdf)
MMA Consulting Group 2010

Develop an Implementation Plan for the Consolidation of Beacon's three Fire Houses, October 2014(.pdf)
TriData 2014


1 Municipal Plaza
Beacon, NY 12508
(845) 838-5000
Fax (845) 838-5012