...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 PM THIS EVENING TO 7 AM EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Light freezing rain expected, including during the morning commute on Monday. Total accumulations of a trace to a hundredth of an inch are expected. * WHERE...The Lower Hudson Valley, southwestern Connecticut,
Happy Holidays from the Officers and Members of the Bayport Fire Department!.*****#IceRescue Engine Company No. 1 will be hosting the Team LifeGuard Systems Ice Rescue Tech Level 1 January 27, 28, 2018 and Level 2 in February 10, 11, 2018. Register online clicking here or goto icerescue.bayportfd.org***** #ComedyNight Hose Company No. 1 will be hosting their annual Comedy Night on Saturday Feb 3rd. For tickets and information call 631-472-0641 *****#BigBucks$ 2018 Big Buck$ tickets are on sale now and they make a great holiday gift! The drawing date is May 20, 2018 Big Buck$ Bonanza
***** Have a Junk Car? Why not donate it to the Fire Department? The Bayport FD needs junk cars to practice vehicle extrication.***
Our First Firehouse on Middle Road. Photo Circa early 1900s courtesy of the Bayport Heritage Assoc.
The Bayport Fire Department was organized by the residents of Bayport in August of 1891 as the Bayport Hose Company. Surviving solely on donations, they purchased a hose cart and built the first firehouse pictured on the right. A few years later, the Hook & Ladder company was formed and the name was changed to the Bayport Fire Department.
As far as we know, the Bayport FD is the only fire department that wears the original style uniform. It has become increasingly difficult to have our uniforms made. Components of our uniforms have been imported and made from around the United States and even abroad. After over 100 years of our uniforms being personally sized and hand made, we were able to find a company in Colorado that was able to machine manufacture them.
In the 1920's the Bayport Fire District municipality was created as a tax collecting entity to provide fire protection. In the 1950's the Fire District built a new Fire Headquarters at Snedecor ave and Railroad Street which is the current Headquarters for both the Fire District and Department.
Today, the Bayport Fire Department is stronger then ever operating with four companies (Hose, Hook and Ladder, Engine and Fire Police) and two squads (Rescue and Water Rescue), three Engines, a Hook and Ladder Truck, Brush Truck, Rescue Truck, Water Rescue Truck, two boats, three support or traffic vehicles, three chiefs cars and a bus. We have come a long way in over 100 years but we still hold close the tradition that has made us the unique department that we are.
3-14-5, the fire engine purchased new by the Bayport Fire Dist. In Service until 1990, currently owned by the Bayport Fire Dept.
The Bayport Fire Headquarters, Apparatus, Equipment and collection of taxes, budgets/spending are handled through the Bayport Fire District, a separate government entity within the Town of Islip and completely separate and autonomous from the Bayport Fire Department. The Fire District owns the Fire Headquarters, Apparatus and Equipment, not the fire department. For questions relating to these or your taxes, please visit the Bayport Fire District website or contact the board of Fire Commissioners at 631-472-0641 or look at our FAQ section.