- To provide fire-fighting force to the Village and Town of New Paltz.
- To provide fire prevention, fire safety and fire safety education services to the community, and to foster interest in all matters pertaining to the volunteer fire service.

2013 Memorial Day Parade

Photos from 2013 New Paltz Memorial Day Parade now available! Photos available here:




NPFD Responds to PIAA with Reported Fire

Monday, June 3, 2013  On June 3rd, New Paltz Fire along with New Paltz Rescue were dispatched to Libertyville Road for a reported car into a tree with reports of the vehicle being on fire.

Car 27 had arrived been driving by and arrived on scene first and quickly updated county on the situation

Car 43, E-43-11, E-43-15 and T-43-17 arrived on scene along with 3 New Paltz Rescue ambulances to find one vehicle that had driven off the road down an embankment and head on into a tree. The vehicle was not on fire however 5 victims were injured including 2 children and 3 adults. A Medivac was put on standby, however not used and all patients were transported via BLS and ALS by New Paltz Rescue and Mobile Life Support Services.

Photos Available Here: www.newpaltzfire.org/gallery/showalbumphoto/abid/Njk2OQ==



Stats for the 2012

Friday, January 11, 2013  The New Paltz Fire Department Stats are in for the year 2012

Total calls: 713

Fires: 70 (includes structures,cars brush ect.)

Overpressure Rupture, Explosion ect: 2

Rescues: 137 (includes PI/AA, stalled elevator)

Hazardous Conition: 99

Service Call: 29

Good Intent: 39

False Alarm: 336

Severe Weather: 1

Calls by District

Town of New Paltz: 300

Village of New Paltz: 239

SUNY New Paltz: 139

NYS Thruway: 25

Mutual Aid: 10



Hurricane Sandy

Monday, October 29, 2012 

   10/29/12    2:15pm

For future updates of the status of storm and evacuation notices, please go to

www.npeoc.blogspot.com . For emergencies, dial 911. For recorded up to date information on Road closings, call 845-255-7123.

The Town and Village are on stand-by. The Red Cross opened an Evacuation Center today, Monday October 29, 2012 at 12:00pm. The Evacuation Center is located in the new SUNY Wellness Center/Gym located on the campus close to Route 208. Town and Village are advising residents to prepare for power outages, high winds and flooding. This includes 10 day supply of medicine, food and water

(1 gal/day/person).  Have flashlights, batteries and charged cell phones on hand. Evacuation is not mandatory at this time, but we will be keeping track of the storm's progress. Low lying areas should continuously monitor the status of the storm and water levels, and consider evacuation as deemed appropriate. Fire, Rescue and Highway units will be stationed west of the Wallkill River.

Necessary Storm Preparations & Tips:

·         Subscribe to NY Alert (www.NYALERT.gov) to get the latest watches and warnings directly from the National Weather Service.

·         Have a family disaster plan.

·         Be especially conscious to look out for the elderly, disabled and children.

·         Plan for your pets, as pets are not allowed in general population shelters.

·         Be prepared for extended power outages. Have a supply of batteries, a battery operated radio, and flashlights.  Avoid the use of candles whenever possible due to the fire hazard.

·         Have enough potable water for each person.  One gallon per person, per day is recommended.

·         Have a quantity of nonperishable food and a manual can opener.

·         Have a first aid kit and extra medications on hand.

·         Have a small quantity of cash on hand in case ATM machines are without power.

·         Heed all official warnings including orders to evacuate.

·         Never drive through flooded roadways: “turn around, don’t drown!”

·         Assume that all down wires are energized and stay away from them.

·         Never operate a generator or charcoal cooking appliance indoors because of the great danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.

·         Keep in mind that the wide area of impact will affect the availability of all resources, including, but not limited to the Red Cross and utilities.

·         Follow the advice of www.ready.gov – Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed.

Download the Red Cross Hurricane App here:




Stop and Shop Car Fire

Monday, June 25, 2012 6:25pm On June 25, 2012 members of the New Paltz Fire Department responded for a vehicle fire in the Stop and Shop, first arriving units on the scene found the vehicle fully involved in fire.

The New Paltz Fire Department was assisted at the scene from the New Paltz Police Department and The Ulster County Fire Investigation Unit.

See Gallery for more photos



Helicopter Landing

Thursday, June 21, 2012 11:00am On June 21, 2012 members of the New Paltz Fire Department had been requested to Assist the New Paltz Rescue Squad with setting up a landing zone for a medevac mission. The landing zone had been set up at New Paltz Fire station #2 field.



Fire on the Thruway

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 12:36pm On June 5, 2012 12:36PM members of the New Paltz Fire Department had been dispatched to the New York State Thruway mile marker 75.4 Southbound for a tractor trailer fire, first arriving units on scene found the trailer fully involved in fire, and the tractor had been detached and moved.

The New Paltz Fire Department was assisted at the scene with 1 tanker from Highland Fire Department,  the New York State Police Thruway, Ulster County Fire Investigation Unit.

Check out the Gallery for additional photos from the fire scene.



Working Car Fire

Saturday, April 14, 2012 11:19am Members of the New Paltz Fire Department were dispatched to a local apartment complex for a car fire. Car 43 first unit on scene found a vehicle with an engine compartment fire.



Officers for 2012

Wednesday, April 4, 2012  On Tuesday night April 3, 2012 the members of the New Paltz Fire Department held it's Elections. The results are in. 

Firematic Officers

Chief: Kevin Maguire

1st AC: Tony Yenzer

2nd AC: Patrick Koch

Captain: Joseph Jurain

1st LT: Chris Rickard

2nd LT: Branden Jansen

3rd LT: Dylan Babcock

Social Officers

President: Bill Dubois

Vice President: Joe Miller

Secretary: Patrick O'Donnell

Treasurer: Steven Greenfield

Trustee: Rober Guidi

Congratulations to all!!



Stats for 2011

Thursday, February 23, 2012  The totals are in for the Year of 2011. The members of the New Paltz Fire Department responded to a New Record of 1022 calls for the year of 2011.

Fires: 78

Overpressure Rupture, Explosion: 2

Rescues including MVA's: 152

Hazardous Condition: 143

Service Calls: 161

Good Intent: 92

Fire Alarms: 393

Severe Weather: 1

Total: 1022

The call breakdown is as followed

SUNY: 160

Mutual Aid: 14

Town of New Paltz: 490

Thruway: 38

Village: 320



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