The Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department's (TMFD) members train and drill throughout the year on all types of subjects such as fire attack techniques, auto accident victim extrication, hazardous material response, weapons of mass destruction, confined space rescue, water, and ice rescue.
Firefighter Assist & Search Team
The Department now has a Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST), also known as a Rapid Intervention Team/Crew (RIT/RIC), which is a team that comprises four or more firefighters dedicated solely to search and rescue of other firefighters in distress. The FAST team is one of two in the sound shore area available to provide assistance to the TMFD and surrounding communities.
The department’s ongoing commitment to the best training, equipment and personnel is reflected in the Fire District’s excellent class rating by the Insurance Service Organization.
The types of calls the TMFD responds to run the gamut from traditional fire call (structure fires, car fires, automatic alarms, suspicious/burning odors, gas leaks, CO alarms) to auto accidents requiring victim extrication using the "Jaws of Life," to EMS calls and downed power lines. The Fire Department also responds to public assistance calls such as flooding conditions or homeowners locked out of the house, or a child locked in.
In 2007, TMFD responded to 1,121 requests for help, including 33 structure fires and 221 EMS "runs." Throughout the year, TMFD members also conduct educational seminars for local school children, community groups, and tenant associations.