During the 2021 calendar year, the Garden City Fire Department responded to 1,079 calls for assistance, including 30 vehicle extrications, 48 general alarms, 940 Signal 8s and 61 mutual aid requests to neighboring departments. A “Signal 8” is a downgraded alarm that includes automatic alarms, CO detector activations with no illness, vehicle accidents, spills, brush fires and elevator rescues. General Alarms are all phone alarms reporting some type of fire or a major incident deemed by Nassau County Fire Communications.
Firefighters assisted the Floral Park Fire Department at a house fire in late December. Also that month, the department provided mutual aid to the Westbury Fire Department at the scene of a building fire at Roosevelt Field Mall. On Dec. 2, the department assisted the Carle Place Fire Department at the scene of a house fire.
Here in the village, on Dec. 30, the department responded to a report of a car into a building in which the occupant was able to self extricate prior to the department’s arrival and did not request medical attention. Also in December, the department was alerted to wires down and burning in the rear of a residence on Rockaway Avenue. Upon arrival, the department encountered an electrical emergency affecting multiple homes on the block. On Nov. 27, the department was notified for an auto accident with overturn at the intersection of Cathedral Avenue & Fourth Street. As units arrived on scene, they were met with a two car accident with one car overturned on its side. Two people were transported to local hospitals with injuries. Members ensured the scene was safe and mitigated a spill.
Chief Devyn Moody thanks the 104 volunteer members of the department for their dedicated and faithful service. Interested in joining the department? Email email@example.com or visit www.gcfdny.com/recruitment. All of your firefighting and emergency training will be available to you free of charge from both the Nassau County Fire Service Academy and through fire department in-house training.
—Submitted by the Village of Garden City