Donated by the Rotary International, the grounds were completed as an Eagle Scout project. When originally delivered, the statue was outfitted with a European style helmet.WPFD provided the sculptor with a New Yorker traditional style helmet from which a bronze mold was cast and the helmet was replaced with the proper “lid”. I can personally attest to the solid construction of this statue as I struck my head on the nozzle tip while leaning in to read the dedication plate - OUCH!! Guess it’s just an “occupational hazard” of being a firematic photographer!!

Organized in 1927, WPFD serves a .07 square mile area encompassing the Village of Williston Park. 100 volunteers answer an average of 1,100 alarms providing Fire, Rescue & ALS level EMS protection to the village as well as EMS transport to neighboring East Williston and Albertson.

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FIREMATIC HISTORY

Rescue 864 - 2005 Ford F-550 Superduty

Designed for the needs of their response area, this rig is equipped with a small complement of Hurst extrication tools (combi, cutter & rams) including their original spreader!! In addition, it carries several air bags, SCBA with spare cylinders and traffic control equipment. Seating five, it can act as a back-up vehicle for the truck company if Ladder 862 is out of service. An interesting fact about the rescue box is that it bears no identifying markings as to the manufacturer (who is now reportedly defunct).

Ladder 862 - 2001 American LaFrance/LTI 93’

Assigned as the second due truck on automatic aid for working fires (“Signal 10”), this rigs responds to East Williston, Mineola and Albertson. For increased capability when standing by as a mutual aid truck company, it is equipped with a Hurst spreader & cutter (donated by the Elmont FD).

Engines 861 & 863 - 1995 Pierce Lance 1500 gpm/500 gal.

These rigs are rotated through first due status every six months to reduce wear and tear. The second due rig operates as the designated mutual aid engine and as such responds on automatic aid to neighboring Mineola for any phone alarms transmitted between the hours of 0600-1800.

Special thanks to Hook & Ladder Co# 2 FF Eric Schueler for his hospitality and assistance in providing detailed information on the department and it’s operations. Thanks are also extended to the chiefs, officers and members of WPFD for their hospitality as well. 

Built in 1962, this four bay firehouse houses the majority of the fleet with the second due ambulance quartered at Village Hall. The original firehouse was part of village hall and operated an engine and truck - with the formation of Hose & Salvage Co# 3 which operated three rigs, the necessity for a larger firehouse arose. The mayor (a nearly 50 year department member) coordinated the construction of the new firehouse, village hall and the village pool all without raising taxes!!

Williston Park FD also provides ALS level EMS transport operating two Type III ambulances and a “flycar”. Their coverage area includes not only their home district but also neighboring East Williston and Albertson whose fire departments provide EMS first response in a dual response system.