Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Dept.

Located in the Breezy Point section of the borough of Queens, the PBVFD operates as one of the nine volunteer FD’s within New York City providing Fire & Rescue services to a private beachfront community with limited access roads.

Engine 3 (Sand Flea 3) - 1984 International 4x4/Saulsbury 1000 gpm/250 gal.

This rig was replaced in late 2010 with an International/KME with a unique crew cab in the body that provides seating for 8 firefighters (similar to the engine run by the neighboring Roxbury VFD).  

Engine 8 - 1994 International 4x4/KME 750 gpm/300 gal.

Operating as Point Breeze’s rescue engine, this rig is equipped with a Hurst rescue tool.  

The PBVFD operates from this single station with an engine & rescue engine.

This monument was erected to honor many of those who have served the department including Ex-Chief Kevin V. Whalen Sr. (1967-1969 & 1974-1976) for his efforts in getting the firehouse built in 1975, all the departed members who have served since its’ organization in 1910 and the 343 firefighters lost on 9/11.


The Rockaway Point/Breezy Point community suffered tremendous losses in the 9/11 tragedy. In addition to the numerous firefighter & citizen fatalities, Point Breeze lost four of their members who served as career FDNY firefighters.  These members include Capt. Frank J. Callahan (Ladder 35), Lt. Kevin J. Dowdell (Rescue 4), FF Thomas P. Cullen (Squad 41) & FF Vincent D. Kane (Engine 22).

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MAYDAY!! MAYDAY!! MAYDAY!! - the Point Breeze VFD suffered catastrophic losses following Hurricane Sandy which caused a fire destroying 111 homes. They have lost their firehouse, both engines suffered significant damage and most of their equipment was damaged or destroyed. They are in desperate need of the following equipment: radios, turn-out gear, 4x4 capable apparatus, office equipment & a mobile office trailer. Any dept. wishing to donate used equipment can contact Ex-Commissioner John Ingram at 917-767-6971 or by e-mail at Pointbreezevfd@gmail.com  Thanks in advance to all the brothers willing to help the PBVFD.