EAST KINGSTON VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPT.
We are an all Volunteer Fire Company in Upstate New York, Ulster County near the Kingston-Rhinecliff Bridge and Kingston/Ulster Airport. We provide firefighting and rescue services to our residents and all surrounding fire departments through the Ulster County Mutual Aid program. Being right at the Hudson River, we also provide marine rescue services.
Santa expected to visit during the December 15 Breakfast
The Christmas Holiday breakfast and party for all residents, members and families will be held December 15 at station #1. The Fire Co. wishes to thank the residents and friends of the Fire District for their support of the fund raiser and for their participation at this event.
Pictured above is the new 2018 KME, Panther Pumper (1500 GPM) which is housed at Station #2 as Engine 2 (E25-20) and the refurbished 2007 HME Pumper which is housed at Station #1 as Engine 1 (E25-10).
The new engine along with the new 2018 Chevy Tahoe Chief's vehicle and the refurbishing work on 25-10 is the result of many months of hard work by the Truck Committee. Developing specs, getting things ordered, checking the construction progress, arranging financing, testing and accepting the finished product and finally conducting training on the new rig have all been planned and coordinated by our leaders. This process started in 2016 with the development of plans for a vehicle to fill our needs. Our officers, under the direction of Chief Bill McDermott, deserve a lot of praise for this effort.
Chief: Wiliam McDermott
1rst Asst Chief: Patrick VanWagenen
2nd Asst Chief.: Charles (Chuck) Phillips
Captain: Matthew Watzka
1st LT.: Justin Stracuzzi
2nd LT.: Alex Ortlieb
3rd LT.: Emily Miller
Fire Police Captain: Carl Beermunder
President: Frank Rittie Sr.
Vice President: Randy Woolsey
Recording Sec: Carol Stracuzzi
Treasurer: Michele Mead
Asst. Treasurer: MaryEllen Beermunder
Mary Ann Rittie (2024)
Frank Rittie Jr. (2023)
Chuck Phillips (2022)
Emily Miller (2021)
John Rosa (2020)