The Department has seven, Emergency Medical Technicians and eight Paramedics on its career staff. These members run back up to the Peekskill Community Volunteer Corps. and to the Cortlandt Regional Paramedic program. Our EMT's and Paramedics respond to a large number of medical calls in our community and are a great value to Peekskill and our surrounding communities.
Peekskill is a vital part of the Westchester County Mutual Aid System. Peekskill has responded to Croton, Ossining, Lake Mohegan, Buchanan, Continental Village, Garrison and other communities who requested our assistance.
Peekskill is nearing start up of a new FAST response team. This team will be called into other communities during structure fires. The sole responsibility of this team is to search and rescue down or troubled firefighters. The team has been training for almost a year now and is scheduled to start operation at the end of July 2002.
The members of the Peekskill Fire Department are all very dedicated individuals who put their lives on the line for our community each and every time the alarm sounds. Many with no compensation give an enormous amount of time and energy to our City. Peekskill has a combination department, which is versatile and well trained. The department continues to prove its value to the community daily, whether it be fighting fires, performing building inspections, teaching fire prevention or organizing our July 4th Parade and celebration. The volunteer and career members working together are why Peekskill is recognized around the State.