2022 Open House
By Chief of Department
April 24, 2022

On Saturday, April 23rd, 2022, the Purchase Fire Department opened their doors to the community for our annual Open House. This event was part of a statewide recruitment event to recruit volunteer firefighters to our ranks. In addition to recruitment efforts, the open house was a great opportunity for residents and families to come learn about their local fire department. The Purchase Fire Department is a progressive, customer-service oriented agency that continuously strives to provide the highest level of service available. The day was a great success, and we appreciate everything this community does to support us.

Some highlights from the day included:

• Recruitment table and information on how to join our ranks and benefits
• Tours of our newly renovated firehouse
• Tours of our fire apparatus including our new Engine & Ladder truck
• Interactive fire safety stations with literature for the family.
• A review of family escape plans inside the Fire Prevention trailer
• A visit from EMT’s & Paramedics from Harrison EMS who provided tours of an ambulance.
• A visit from the Harrison Police Departments Community Police Unit
• A visit from Sparky the Fire Dog
• Fire Extinguisher Training
• Numerous live demonstrations including a simulated car accident.
• Refreshments including hotdogs & hamburgers

Purchase Firefighters are made up of a diverse group of volunteers. Some have lived in Purchase their whole lives; others are recruited from two local colleges, and some are from neighboring communities. While the open house comes around just once a year, recruitment is a never-ending process. Click on our link “Get Involved” at PurchaseFD.com to learn more about joining our ranks!