North Castle Fire District 2 is located in the hamlet of Armonk and the town of North Castle, New York. The Fire District is governed by five Commissioners, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The Fire Commissioners are elected by the voters of the District and serve a five year term. Fire District elections take place each year on the second Tuesday of December. The Fire District Secretary and Treasurer are appointed by the Board. In order to serve as Commissioner or Treasurer you must be a resident of Fire District 2.
The Board of Fire Commissioners is responsible for providing fire protection and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) within Fire District 2, and EMS for the Banksville Fire Protection District. The Board prepares an annual budget and the town collects the taxes for the District. These funds are used to:
- Maintain the fire station and associated apparatus and equipment
- Purchase ambulance and fire supplies
- Provide firefighting and EMS gear for our members
- Fire hydrant rental paid to the Town of North Castle
- Provide daytime/weekday contract EMT’s
- Utilities and fuel
- A retirement program for our volunteers.
The annual public hearing for the budget takes place every year on the third Tuesday in October. This hearing in past years has begun at 7:00pm. As the date approaches a notice will be posted on this website with the specific time.
The Board meets monthly at the Firehouse located at 400 Bedford Road in Armonk, NY. Regular Meetings begin at 7pm.
The 2018 Regular Meeting dates are: January 4th (Organizational), January 8th, February 12th, March 12th, April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, July 9th, August 13th, September 10th, October 8th, November 12th and December 10th.
The Special meeting to adopt the 2019 Budget will be held at the firehouse on October 16th, 2018 at 8pm.
Commissioner William Fisher was reelected Fire Commissioner in December 2017.
2017 notice of annual election for Fire Commissioner: Click here for the official notice of annual election.
Ambulance Legal Notice – Permissive Referendum: Click here regarding a legal notice.
On October 17, 2017 the Board of Fire Commissioners adopted the 2018 Budget: Final 2018 Budget
There will be a Public Hearing for the proposed 2018 North Castle Fire District 2 Budget at Armonk Fire Headquarters, 400 Bedford Road on October 17, 2017 at 7pm.
The Board of Fire Commissioners prepared a proposed budget for 2018 during the September meeting. That preliminary 2018 Budget Summary is: here.
On July 21, 2016 Moody’s Investors Service upgraded North Castle Fire District 2, NY’s GOLT rating to Aa1 from Aa2. Concurrently, Moody’s has assigned a Aa1 rating to the district’s $4.3 million Public Improvement Refunding (Serial) Bonds, 2016. The upgrade to Aa1 reflects the district’s large tax base, strong wealth levels, and stable finances.
Effective September 15, 2014 The Fire District will be utilizing contract EMT’s to assist in the coverage of weekday (Monday-Friday) ambulance calls between the hours of 7am to 7pm. This was announced at the September 10, 2014 North Castle Town Board meeting. A copy of that announcement is here: Contract EMT Announcement