The Islip Fire Department is responsible for much more then
firefighting. We respond to vehicle accidents, technical rescues, ice
rescues, water rescues, emergency medical calls, electrical hazzards,
fire alarm investigations, carbon monoxide emergencies, hazardous
materials calls, fuel spills, stuck elevator calls,LIRR incidents and countless other situations.
The Islip Fire Department Rescue squad is responsible for Emergency
medical response for the district. They operate two ambulances and a
first respose vehicle. Islip FD rescue squad is comprised of EMT’s, EMT
Critical Care providers and Paramedics. The rescue squad stands by at
many community events, such as School Sporting events, Islip High School
Graduation, Street fairs, 5k Runs and many other events where their
services may be necessary.
The Islip Fire Department is also part of the MacArthur Crash Fire
Rescue response plan. Should a situation arise at MacArthur airport the
Islip Fire Departments Tactical Rescue Team, Fire Police and Rescue
Squad are utilized depending on the size of the incident.
The Islip Fire Department operates two boats and respond to maritime
emergencies in the Great South Bay, Atlantic Ocean as well as the lakes
and streams throughout the district. The Maritime unit operates a
dive team that is deployed often in the summer months.
On top of the incidents we respond to within the confines of the
Islip Fire District the Islip Fire Department also often times responds
on mutual aid calls to our neighboring districts. We respond mutual aid
to both fire and medical situations when called on by our neighboring
departments. This includes also sending out one of our units at times to
cover another district when they may be out of service for any reason.