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Fire Department

The city's organized fire department dates back to 1886 and has been protecting the City of Beacon since the city's establishment in 1913. The combined volunteer and paid fire department provides fire and rescue services with a staff of roughly 60 volunteer firefighters, 13 full-time paid firefighters, and 1 full-time & 2 part-time support personnel. The department operates out of three fire houses that house six fire apparatuses. The department responds to around 1,750 runs a year, while boasting the county's fastest response time.

On the county level, the department falls into Battalion 7 of Dutchess County Emergency Response.

The department has some of the most beautiful station houses in the region and has operated from the same three companies throughout it's history:

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

Beacon Engine, Station 1
(845) 831-0780

Historic 1889 station house at 57 East Main Street

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


Contact Information

Gary Van Voorhis, Fire Chief
(845) 765-0899
Fax: (845) 831-3516

Location & Hours

City of Beacon Fire Department
13 South Ave.
Beacon, NY 12508

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