Kent Volunteer Fire Department

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2023 135 169 304
2022 94 186 280
2021 104 172 276
2020 134 135 269
2019 167 110 277
2018 205 118 323
2017 207 163 370
2016 191 218 409
2015 193 230 423
2014 203 147 350
2013 161 153 314
2012 166 111 277
2011 174 89 263
2010 133 103 236

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Welcome to the Official Website for Kent Fire Department

Welcome to the Kent Volunteer Fire Department Web Site. We are located 65 miles North of NYC in Kent Cliffs, Putnam County New York. Our district Covers approximately 30 square miles which of consists of two separate zip codes 10512 for Carmel, and 12533 for Hopewell Jct. Our department is staffed by dedicated volunteers. 

The landscape of our community is primarily residential and includes several parks, lake communities and areas of interest. State parks include NYS White Pond Multiple Use Area (a 276-acre State park), The Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park (a 14,086-acre State park) and The California Hill state forest (a 982-acre state park). Our community is also part of the NYC Croton Reservoir and Watershed system which includes The Boyd's Corner Dam and several multi-use properties. Our district is also home to The Chuang Yen Monastery which houses the largest Buddha statue in the western hemisphere. This brings visitors to our community from around the globe. Our district also includes a 2.6-mile portion of the Taconic State Parkway from Route 301 to the Dutchess County line.

Because of the terrain in our district, the Kent Volunteer Fire Department is well equipped and trained to fight brush, and forestry fires. Our department has responded to many of these incidents in past years, because of our members extensive training and experience in these incidents we have been called to many surrounding communities to assist.  

We are one of Three departments in Putnam County that utilize lime-yellow trucks which according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are safer than red fire trucks. 

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Chief Matthew Valente, January 26

In the past week, the Kent Volunteer Fire Department responded to three major incidents - two structure fires and a water rescue. Here's a glimpse into their unwavering commitment:

1️⃣ White Pond Water Rescue - January 20th, 2023, 2:28 PM

The Kent Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched along with the Mahopac Falls Vol. Fire Department Dive Team to White Pond for a report of a person who fell through ... (Full Story & Photos)


Lauren Andrews, December 31

With 2023 ending, Lets take a look at some highlights from this past year! The Members of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department wholeheartedly want to thank everyone for their continued support this year.

All monetary donations, item/gift certificate donations from local business towards fundraising events we held, attending our community & fundraising events, clothing bin donations, gifts given along ... (Full Story)

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Lauren Andrews, December 17

A heartfelt thank you to our community who made breakfast with santa and pet photos with santa a huge success with an amazing turnout today!

Our hearts are also full as we were able to host PawSafe Animal Rescue today with an adoption event and helping several puppies find their forever homes.

As always, thank you for your continued support. Have a happy & healthy holiday season! 💚... (Full Story & Photos)


Kent Fire Department, December 08

To all that celebrate the members of The Kent Volunteer Fire Department wish you a Happy Hanukkah!

May your next eight nights be filled with peace, joy, and love!

Below are some fire safety tips to follow this Holiday season!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lauren Andrews, December 03

Saturday December 2nd our members took home 1st place in the Holiday on the Lake Firehouse Chili Cook Off held at Our Lady of the Lakes - Council # 6318 - Knights of Columbus - Carmel, NY

We are also happy to announce that our charity of choice to donate 100% of the proceeds will be donated to United For The Troops

Thank you to all who came out to support and vote for us!... (Full Story & Photos)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lauren Andrews, November 23

On behalf of the members of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department we wish everyone a happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Be safe while cooking and follow these safety tips from NFPA.... (Full Story & Photos)

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Lauren Andrews, November 10

To those serving today and to those who have served in the past, we honor your sacrifices—today, and every day

Happy Veterans Day! 🇺🇸... (Full Story & Photos)

“Big” 50/50 Raffle Drawing!

Lauren Andrews, November 09

Tuesday November 7th We held the drawing for our “Big” 50/50 Raffle 🎟️The lucky winning ticket was ticket #0283

We want to thank all of our members who sold tickets and to everyone who purchased tickets to help support the Kent Volunteer Fire Department!... (Full Story & Photos)

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2490 Rte 301
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