West Hempstead Fire Department 295 Hempstead Tpke, West Hempstead, NY11552 When community members established the fire department in 1919, they called it the Victory Chemical Engine & Hose…More Company, and it consisted of two horse-drawn pieces of fire equipment. Today, 65 volunteers and eight fire trucks make up the West Hempstead Fire Department, which provides rescue and emergency medical services to residents in the community. The firehouse is decorated with awards and trophies that the department's men and women have earned both on the job and competing on its softball and drill teams. To become a volunteer at the West Hempstead Fire Department, applicants must live within three miles of the firehouse and undergo training.
The Lakeview Fire Department provides fire protection and emergency response services for Lakeview and parts of West…More Hempstead and Rockville Centre. Originally, this station was known as Company 1, and was one of two stations covering this area. In 1993, Company 2, which was located on Hempstead Gardens Drive, closed its station and the two units merged to form the Lakeview Fire Department.</p>
<p>The department is comprised entirely of volunteers who reside within the communities they serve. These individuals are all CPR certified and have completed training at the fire academy and in the field. The department's fleet of engines and trucks also includes an ambulance which is operated by trained EMTs and firefighters.</p>
<p>The department holds fire safety programs at local schools and street fairs, and invites youth groups to tour the station. Starting in 2011, the station will be holding blood drives.</p>