Kent Volunteer Fire Department

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Past Incidents
Year Fire Rescue Total
2021 104 172 276
2020 134 135 269
2019 167 11O 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 zip code is shared with Carmel NY. The landscape of our community is primarily residential and includes the NYS White Pond Multiple Use Area (a 276-acre State park) and the Clarence Fahnestock Memorial State Park (a 14,086-acre State park) and many smaller State and town parks with hiking trails, campsites, lakes, and playgrounds. Our community is also part of the NYC Croton Reservoir and Watershed system and includes the Chuang Yen Monastery which houses the largest Buddha statue in Europe, North and South America. 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 (mile marker 31.4) to the Dutchess County East Fishkill line (mile marker 34.0). 

Because of our district terrain, the Kent Volunteer Fire Department in renowned and respected for our training and ability to fight brush fires and have been called to other districts to assist on numerous occasions over the years. 

We are one of the few departments that utilize lime-yellow trucks which according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are safer than red fire trucks. Our fire district comprises over 30 square miles and is served by dedicated volunteers.

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Clothing Donation Program

Kent Fire Department, August 01

CLOTHING DONATIONS:
Our clothing donation shed accepts the following items. Clothing (all types & seasons), shoes, sneakers, sandals, handbags, backpacks, duffle bags, belts, hats & jewelry. This program provides a means for your unwanted items to live on and get into the hands of people who are in need of clothing for employment etc in both the US and around the world while at the same time, ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Kent Fire Department, July 29

As of July 2022 the number 988 has been designated as the new three digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline (now known as the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline).
You can call or text 988 & will be connected to trained counselors that are apart of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline network who will listen, understand, provide support and connect them ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Standby

Kent Fire Department, July 15

On Friday, July 15th The Kent Volunteer Fire Department provided a standby crew in support of our neighbors at the Mahopac Volunteer Fire Department while they hosted their annual carnival.
#neighborshelpingneighbors... (Full Story & Photos)

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Kent Fire Department, July 12

The Kent Volunteer Fire Department holds training drills every Tuesday evening and Sunday morning.
We are constantly training and educating our volunteers for scenarios that may occur in real life.

Tuesday, July 12th our volunteers participated in a live car fire drill.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer you can stop down at the department any Tuesday at 7pm or Sunday at 9am to learn ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Tuesday Drill Night - Firefighter CPR!

Kent Fire Department, May 25

Last night members of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department drilled on Firefighter CPR taught by paramedic & honorary member Mike Bruce.
When the unthinkable happens, and a firefighter collapses on an emergency scene, we need to be prepared to provide the highest level of care possible. It is vital to perform uninterrupted CPR and to get the down firefighter out of their turnout gear as quickly as possible.
Members ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Eric Gross - Putnam County Courier, May 08

On April 8th the Kent Volunteer Fire Department coordinated, collected & donated used surplus gear to the Ukraine. Gear ranged from turnout pants, jackets, boots, hoods, helmets & gloves. Carmel Fire Dept. NY & several surrounding fire department’s also contributed gear.
In the US all the gear is no longer usable for interior firefighting after 10 years of manufacture date according to the NFPA 1851 ... (Full Story & Photos)

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