Originally a two bay firehouse, Station 3 was constructed in 1964 - prior to that time, the apparatus were kept stored in private garages. It has been enlarged to it’s present size over the years and is also the fire district compound housing the dispatcher, career ALS first responders & the district mechanic. In addition, a private home on the north end of the property serves as the chiefs office while a mobile home (previously owned by a retired dept. member) serves as a training prop for on-site training.

FIREHOUSES

MONUMENTS

ARTWORK

SLOGANS

KITSCHY

ANTIQUES

FIREMATIC HISTORY

Engine 5A7-17 - 2000 Pierce Lance 2000 gpm/750 gal.

Operating as a rescue engine, it features a full complement of Hurst extrication tools as well as RIT equipment including a RIT Pack, SKED stretcher and Stokes basket.

Engine 5A7- 1 - 1994 Pierce Dash 1250 gpm/500 gal.

Slated for replacement, this rig was originally assigned to North Shore Beach Co. 2 and designed with a short wheelbase for access on narrow residential streets.

Fire Police 5A7-13 - 2005 Chevy Suburban/Gator 5A7-23

Covering a 6,800 acre nature preserve with hiking & bike trails, this rig is used for woods search & rescue as well as EMS patrol at mass gatherings and dive team support.

Brush 5A7-6 (“Killer Bee”) - 1968 AM General 6x6/Chivvis 500 gal.

The newest “stumpjumper” of the fleet, it features a back-up camera, on-board generator powering halogen floodlights, LED warning lights and radio headsets.

Tanker 5A7-20 (“Queen Bee”) - 1968 AM General 1200 gal.

Entering service in 1999, this rig features a 5 speed transmission, radio headsets, a PTO front mounted winch and a mechanical siren. Originally serving a military air base in Binghamton, New York as a fuel tanker, it was re-painted in-house.

Organized in 1960, Company 3 protects the eastern end of the district including the Village of Shoreham, a NYS nature preserve and the Route 25A Bypass, a high speed roadway that is the site of frequent motor vehicle accidents requiring heavy rescue & medical evacuation by helicopter. Based on the company’s geographic location including proximity to mutual aid districts, it is equipped for special operations including extrication & rapid intervention.

Special thanks to Asst. Chief Terry McCarrick for arranging this photo shoot as well as Company# 4 member Gene Buchner for his assistance in positioning the apparatus for photos.