Did you know the Purchase Fire Department has a Live-In/Bunk-In Program?
 
By Chief of Department
August 6, 2022
 

Overview:

The Purchase Fire Department Live-In/Bunk-In program was organized in 2008 and has been a great asset to the department. This program provides an increased level of staffing of firefighters in quarters 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This in turn decreases the response time to fires and emergencies. Our Live-In/Bunk-In program was the first in Westchester County and continues to raise future fire service leaders. This program allows our firefighters to reinforce their training and education with real-world hands-on experience.

Environment:

The Purchase Fire Department is one of the busiest all volunteer fire departments in Westchester County. This year, our department is on track to respond to over 800 calls of service. So far in 2022, the Purchase Fire Department has responded to (15) 10-75’s (Working Fire Assignments) and (9) cut jobs (Auto Extrications). We provide automatic/mutual aid to many neighboring Fire Departments on a regular basis. On top of the call volume, members have the opportunity to continue to learn and train through regularly scheduled training programs.

Nearby Colleges:

The Purchase Fire Department is conveniently located in close distance to several areas colleges and universities including:

SUNY Purchase College (less than a mile)

Manhattanville College (less than a mile)

Fordham University Westchester Campus (3 miles away)

Westchester Community College (8 miles away)

Iona College (10 miles away)

Pace University (12 miles away)

Diverse Response Area:

Our response area consists of 3 major highways running through our Fire District as well as many other heavily traveled roadways. We have many different types of occupancies including residential homes, apartment buildings, a large supermarket, office buildings, restaurants, two large scale colleges and part of the Westchester County Airport.

Where are they now?

Our Live-In/Bunk-In alumni have moved on to careers throughout the emergency service field from firefighters to fire officers, police officers, EMT’s/Paramedics, Dispatchers and beyond. Our program is meant to be a steppingstone for firefighters to learn and build upon their existing Fire/EMS experience with hopes of them obtaining a career in the emergency service field.

Interested in our Live-In/Bunk-In Program?

The Purchase Fire Department is always looking for potential candidates for our program. If interested, fill out an applicant interest form on our website at Purchasefd.com

We thank you for taking the time to check us out and look forward to hearing from you!