Valhalla Train Incident

Our thoughts and prayers are with all that were affected by the horrific tragedy in Valhalla last night with the Metro North Train, especially the victims and their families. Thank you to all the first responders who were on scene helping to bring the situation under control.

Events like this affect everyone differently and there are many ways to cope with the events. Please reach out to someone if you think you need help.
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An open letter to the community from one of our newest members

We are so fortunate as a department to have a great group of members who live and work in our community. We are a volunteer organization and are constantly in need of new members who want to learn something new and become a firefighter or EMT. Most importantly, help their neighbors by giving back.

One of our newest EMT’s wrote a letter to the community that he would like to share. It talks about his experiences, and thoughts about joining the Fire Department, and how it has helped him, and helped him give back.

Please read and share the letter with the community. We are always looking for new members and will be hosting 2 open houses for people who may be interested or just want to learn more.

You can download the PDF here: Letter PDF

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EMS Open House This Weekend!

We will be hosting our annual open house this weekend to kick off EMS week. Come by with your family and friends for games, safety tips and so much more. It’s a great time to come say hello, and if you are interested in joining talk to some of the members.

We are always looking for new members to join our family. There is no training required, and everything is provided for you. Come learn how you can help your neighbors and share in some of the most rewarding life experiences.

Team Staying Alive


A little over a year ago Doug Saltstein and Andrew Berliner suffered a major accident during Hurricane Sandy. Armonk Fire and EMS, along with NCPD and North Castle Highway Department responded to the scene. Both were in critical condition and taken to Northern Westchester. Since then they have made a remarkable recovery and are doing well. Their families have been a huge help to the fire department in recruitment and fundraising. Both of their wives, recently organized a a race and donated more than $15,000 for Armonk EMS. We are extremely grateful for all the help they have given us. Thank you to everyone who participated in the race. Continue reading

Rockland County: Brush Fire

SMOKE IN THE AREA. There is a large brush fire in Rockland County just across the river. The winds are currently blowing to the North East, if the winds shift we may experience smoke conditions in the area.

Remember, if you are concerned or feel as if there is an emergency please dial 911

Fire Prevention Week

Have plans this weekend? Now you do! This Sunday (October 6th from 12-4) we will be hosting our annual Fire Prevention Week Open House. We will be featuring great games for the kids, learning material and much more. Come down with the whole family to learn how you can stay safe, and learn more about the fire department.

If you are interested in joining, this is a great time to come down, meet the members and learn how you can help!

9/11/2013

We would like to take a moment to remember all those that were lost on September 11th 2001. May we never forget the victims of the tragic terrorist attack, or the first responders that rushed in to save a countless number of lives.

“When I am called to duty, God
whenever flames may rage,
Give me the strength to save some life
Whatever be its age.
Help me to embrace a little child
Before it’s too late,
Or some older person
from the horror of that fate.
Enable me to be alert
And hear the weakest shout,
And quickly and efficiently
to put the fire out.
I want to fill my calling
and give the best in me,
To guard my neighbor
And protect his property.
And if according to Your will
I have to lose my life,
Please bless with Your protecting hand
My children and my wife”

Join us for our recruitment event!

We are happy to announce a recruitment event sponsored by THE GYM in Armonk.

The Armonk Fire Department is looking for excited Men and Women to join our great community and team.

We are a 100% Volunteer organization and are looking for people who want to give back to their community and join the Fire Department as either a Firefighter, EMT, or Both.

Are you able to keep up? Come test your fire fighting skills at our recruitment event at THE GYM. Sign up to compete in our firefighter race to see how quickly you can perform some routine firefighting tasks. This is a great way to learn more about the fire department, why we are looking for new members and answer any questions you may have. We will be providing refreshments, blood pressure screening, and much more.

The race:
Start by rolling 1 length (50′) of 2.5″ hose, then carry it 50′.
Connect the nozzle onto the end of a hose, and carry it back to where you started.
Rescue the dummy and drag him from danger 50′
Put on fire gear
Race to the fire extinguisher and hit the target

How quickly do you think you can do this? Post your comments below!

The race will test your athletic ability and will be a ton of fun. We invite all members of the community to participate. The event is open to MEMBERS and NON MEMBERS of THE GYM.

What do you win?
We are going to be giving away great prizes… check back here as we post more prizes and details.

Possible Prizes you could win:
-2 free personal training sessions (THE GYM members only)
-1 month FREE membership (NON GYM members only)
-Fire Department T-shirts
- 50 minute massage and chair massage
- Proclinix free consultation
-More to come

Check back here often as we will be posting other exciting updates in the weeks to come.

If you would like to RSVP to this event, please say you’re coming on Facebook, and share with your friends:  Facebook Event

(If you don’t have facebook, that’s OK too… you can still come to our event even if you don’t RSVP)

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

The Armonk Fire Department is built upon the idea of neighbors helping neighbors. Our members volunteer their time to give back to the community, and that is what makes the fire department so successful.

Our good friends at the Moderne Barn will be hosting a SUMMER Beer & Barnacles PARTY. This is going to be a great event with seafood, beer, and live music. As part of this event, the Moderne Barn has generously decided to donate a portion of the proceeds to the Fire Department.  Continue reading

Got Drugs? Get rid of them!

On April 27,2013 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the North Castle Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public another opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired,unused and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your medications for disposal to the North Castle Police Department at 15 Bedford Road.,Armonk,N.Y. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Please forward this information to your friends and neighbors