On Monday April 24, the department was activated for a reported Motor Vehicle Accident at the intersection of Montauk Highway and Depot Lane at 6:41am. Suffolk County Fire Dispatch reported that two garbage trucks collided and one truck had rolled onto its side striking a gasoline pump at the scene. The driver was uninjured and able to climb out of the truck prior to the arrival of Fire and EMS. ... (Full Story & Photos)
As part of the seventh annual RecruitNY statewide initiative, the Westhampton Beach FD will open its doors to area residents so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in our community. Over the last several years, it has been very tough for many fire departments throughout New York State to recruit and retain volunteers for a variety of reasons. Like most volunteer fire departments, ... (Full Story & Photos)
On Monday March 20th at about 6:15pm the department was called by East Quogue Fire Department for mutual aid. Our tanker was requested to assist at the scene of a mulch grinding machine fire off Lewis Road. Tanker 7-8-9 and Asst. Chief Raynor 7-8-33 responded and provided water supply to East Quogue units. Chief Dalton 7-8-30 coordinated the response from headquarters.
The Westhampton Beach Fire Department's 1925 Buffalo/Brockway chemical truck was awarded the Peterson Fire Apparatus Award at the Antique Automobile Club of America's awards banquet in Philadelphia the weekend of February 11. The prestigious award recognized the truck as "an outstanding apparatus entered in a meet" out of apparatus from around the country.
On Thursday, February 9, 2017 just before 5pm the department was activated for a reported Vehicle Fire in front of 19 Maple Street. At this time, our area was under a Blizzard Warning and we had close to a foot of snow. During all major snow storms the Fire Department plow truck responds first to make sure responding apparatus and firefighters on the scene have a clear path to work.