The membership of the Syosset Fire Department is dedicated to providing competent, professional service to…More the community. It's services are provided wholly by volunteers.
Retirement benefits - The Syosset Fire Department participates in the NY State LOSAP program. The program is based on your years of service and the capacity of your service. Qualifying members are eligible to receive monthly benefit checks starting at age 55
Use of the Department Lounges and Recreation Areas.
Use of the Department Exercise Rooms.
Yearly medical exams (physicals) - paid for by the Department.
Free training classes and certifications
Protective Firefighting and/or EMS gear and equipment provided by the Department.
Great Friendships and the opportunity to meet and work with great people like yourself.
Immeasurable satisfaction of helping your community and even saving lives!
Any man or woman residing within the confines of the Syosset Fire District, the Fire Protection Area of Laurel Hollow, or within reasonable distance to these areas, that is in reasonable shape, is at least 18 years old, and would like to make a difference in their community.
Some of the Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years old.
Must complete a minimum of 10 Drills / Practice Events per year.
Must pass department medical physical each year.
Must be present for a minimum of 5 meetings per year.
In 2000, the Syosset Volunteer Fire Department realized that its current membership needed a new way to attract and retain younger members that were willing, but unable – due to age, to participate in learning how to become a firefighter.
The Syosset Fire Department – Explorer Post 588 is comprised of roughly 15 active members. Minimum age requirement is 14 with the permission of parents or legal guardian. They meet on a regular basis and, participate in activities and training scenarios that provide the foundation for continuation towards an active firefighter status when they reach 18 years old.
Each member is issued equipment and a uniform from their own officer's and active Syosset Volunteer Fire Department 'advisors" at pre determined times. Members are encouraged to participate in training and are encouraged to help out around the fire house, fire scenes and other Department functions. Juniors "march" in official parades with the Department at functions throughout the year.