Pictured above is GFD
Station #1 and our First Line Fire and Rescue Apparatus
-------- Welcome To The Gardiner Fire Department Website--------
Proudly Serving The Gardiner Fire District
------Beginning Our Second Hundred Years In 2013-----
Can We FInd You When An Emergency Happens?????
We Will Install House Number Signs For You (A Fundraiser For Our 100th Anniversary)
Get Details at the Next Pancake Breakfast or Ask Any GFD Member
------ Our New Firehouse Addition Is Almost Complete ------
We have been working hard to invest your generous donations in order to help us serve you better in our 'Second Hundred Years'
The New Firehouse is being built Entirely with Fire Department Funds that have been
Acquired through Your Generous Donations, the Help of Local Business Owners, and Our Fire Department Fund Raising Activities
Our Special Thanks Go To:
John Savago - Construction Manager
The Majestic Family - Property
P.E. Colucci - Site Work
Ken Savago - Equipment Operator
Jim Wild - Well and Pump
Jim & Bob Taylor - Plumbing
D&A Masonry - Concrete Work
Andy Morgan - Radiant Heat System
Pioneer Pole Buildings
Tom Donald - Electric Garage Door Openers
Rich Koenig & Paul Mele - Engineering Drawings & Design
Kimlin Propane - Propane Gas Service and Tank
John Dippel - Land Survey
Greg Hostetler, Chris Martinez & Scott Barclay - Site Work
Jack Versusky & Bill Ecker - Electric Work
Frank Sabarese - Well Casings for Protective Barriers
Chris Zaccheo/Fall Fittings - Steel
Tantillo Farms - Aerial Lift
Hank Vance - Building Inspector (Code Guidance)
The Officers and Members of the Fire Department
and All Who Continue to Donate to This Project!
We have 'Adopted' 1.7 miles of Route 44-55 beginning at the Town Line
on the East and extending to Sand Hill Road on the West.
Let's All Help To Keep It Clean!!!!
|Save The Old Firehouse: The
Gardiner Town Board is currently considering the fate of the Old
Firehouse located on Station Square and they need to hear from you.
The Gardiner Fire
Department and the Gardiner Historical Society both support retaining
this Historic Building and restoring it to its original condition as a
Fire Museum and Meeting Hall. Please let the Town Board know
that you support retention of this piece of Gardiner's History.
(Click Here To Learn More About Preserving
This Historic Site)
| Thanks for Helping
Us Celebrate Our 100th Anniversary - All Activities were a Huge Success
CARBON MONOXIDE (CO) DETECTORS
in ALL Residences
in New York State on February 22, 2010
That's when 'Amanda's
went into effect in New York State. It requires
all residences, both NEW
to have carbon monoxide alarms
installed. Existing one and two family residences will be
required to have one CO detector instaled on the lowest story
a sleeping area.
Click this link for the code text and
Your Family And Your Property
When Did You Last Change
The Batteries In Your Smoke Detectors And
Detectors?? If You Don't
Know...... Please Do It Now!!!
Posted To 'Hybrid Vehicle Information For Emergency Response Personnel'
Help Us Help The Community --- VOLUNTEER!!!!!!
is a New York State Fire Town
FIRES. Please Review The Local Requirements
Before You Ignite an Open Burn.
PERMITS are required for ANY
Open Burning in the Town of Gardiner.
your Permit at
the Town Hall 'BEFORE'
you burn AND obey
the instructions on the Permit.
PLEASE POST YOUR STREET ADDRESS IN A VISABLE
LOCATION ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR
HOUSE AND AT THE END OF YOUR DRIVEWAY SO WE CAN FIND YOU WHEN YOU NEED
Did You Know That You Must
Call Your Alarm Company And Take Your System Out Of Service Before
Testing Your Alarm System OR
Changing Detector Batteries?
IF You Don't And The System
Activates It Will Seize Your Phone Line,
Report An Alarm, And Before Long We Will Be Visiting You.
Don't Forget To Call The Alarm Company Again When You Are Finished To
Place The System Back In Service.
Calendars are Updated Monthly - Check Them Frequently to Stay
"Drill/Event Schedule" Link on Top Left of this Page)
Mission of the Gardiner
Volunteer Fire Department is the Protection of Life and
the limits of the Gardiner Fire District, located in the Town of
Gardiner New York.
We provide Fire
Protection and Suppression Services as well as Medical/First Aid and
are all volunteers and our membership is open to
all residents of the Fire District
who are over the age of 18 (Cadets may apply at age 16).
This Web Site
is Dedicated to the Men and Women who are proud to be our members.
A Brief History of the Gardiner Fire Department, Gardiner New
In 1912, the first fire district was formed in the hamlet of
Gardiner and the first apparatus, a hand pumper was purchased. Lee
McIntosh served as the first Fire Chief.
In 1925, a great fire
destroyed a good portion of the hamlet. It soon became apparent that
better equipment and a larger fire district was a necessity. A
formed and soon the movement to dissolve the original
small fire district was well under way. It was replaced by a larger
district and by 1926 a new Sanford Engine had
been purchased and put
into service. John Moran was elected to serve both as Chief and also as
President of the Gardiner Fire Company. Chief Moran held this
until 1946 when Myron Wells was elected as President and Lawson Upright
was elected as Chief.
The original single bay firehouse, located across from the
station on what is now known as Station Square, is the current home of
the Gardiner Library. It was
replaced in 1964 by a new two bay
firehouse that was built by the volunteer firemen and located at 100
Main Street. That station has since seen two building
first to add a single bay and the second a larger two bay addition. A
second firehouse (Station #2), was constructed at the West end of the
district on Route 44-55
(Minnewaska Trail) and was dedicated in 1953.
Both firehouses in the district are owned and operated by the
Gardiner Fire Department Inc., a not-for-profit volunteer fire company
incorporated in 1952. The Fire
Department maintains these properties
with funds raised primarily through various fund raising activities and
also by contributions received from the residents of the
the fire district.
In April 1977, the traditional firefighting services were
by the formation of an emergency rescue and first aid squad. All fire
and rescue/first aid apparatus is
owned by the Gardiner Fire District.
The Fire District is comprised of an elected municipal board of
commissioners organized under New York State Law. The Fire
currently owns an ambulance, rescue truck, three engines, a tanker, and
a brush truck. All of this apparatus is housed in the two firehouses
and is operated
by volunteer members of the Fire Department.