FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Am I allowed to have a fire in my backyard?
Open burning is prohibited in New York, however there are a few exceptions:
Campfires less than 3 feet in height and 4 feet in length, width or diameter are allowed.
Small cooking fires are allowed.
Fires cannot be left unattended and must be fully extinguished.
Only charcoal or clean, untreated or unpainted wood can be burned.
Ceremonial or celebratory bonfires are allowed.
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Can the fire department come to our community event?
Public relations and community outreach is just one more thing that we do! For more information and to arrange for an appearance at your event, click here.
Do you have a banquet hall to rent?
Unfortunately, our department does not rent our hall to the public.
Why does a fire truck come when I call for an ambulance?
Responding in a fire truck ensures that our firefighters are ready for any and all emergencies that may arise. Oftentimes while we are on a call for a medical emergency, we are dispatched to another call at a different location. Using a fire truck for all calls means that we can respond faster to the next emergency that may be a fire, motor vehicle accident, etc.
HOME SAFETY QUESTIONS
How many smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors do I need in my home? How long are they good for? How often should I test them?
We offer several different tip sheets from the NFPA on smoke detector and carbon monoxide detectors. Click here to read more.
What kind of fire extinguisher should I have for my home?
The best type of fire extinguisher for a home is one that has a rating of 2A 10BC. Sometimes the rating may be written like this -- 2A 10B C -- but it's the same thing. This kind of fire extinguisher is often labeled as an A-B-C extinguisher. Sometimes these extinguishers are referred to as 'universal' extinguishers. Most fire safety programs recommend having one extinguisher located in the kitchen and one in the garage.