Kent Volunteer Fire Department

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10/28/2022
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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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For the month of October, we go pink for Breast Cancer Awareness 🎀

Kent Fire Department, October 01

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Kent Fire Department , September 12

On Sunday, September 11th our members payed their respects in honor of 9/11.

Early in the morning members attended the 2nd annual 9/11 flag of Honor across America held at the Putnam County Bureau of Emergency Services in Carmel.

Later that evening we attended two events, the 21st annual candlelight vigil at Spain Cornerstone Park in Carmel and the 1st annual silent blue light vigil in Lake Carmel ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Remembering 9/11

Kent Fire Department , September 11

Remembering this day, 21 years ago. We cannot forget the images of exhausted and grieving Firefighters who searched relentlessly through rubble to recover members and civilians in the aftermath of the attacks. As we look back with gratitude at the bravery of those who risked everything in service to others, we renew our pledge to Never Forget all who were lost 21 years ago. The memory of innocent ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Kent Fire Department, September 10

Come down say hi, have a tour of the truck and get some goodies for the kids!... (Full Story & Photos)

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Current Fundraisers!

Kent Fire Department, September 08

LIMITED EDITION CHALLENGE COINS- $20 each
- They feature our patch on one side and our 10 founding members on the other.

SPORTSMAN RAFFLE - $10 a ticket
-Wicked Rampage 360 Crossbow
-Drawing: November 1, 2022
-Need not be present to win

If you would like to purchase a coin or raffle ticket you can stop by the firehouse any Sunday from 9:30am-12pm or Tuesday from 7pm-9pm.
You can also email ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Kent Fire Department , August 24

The Kent Volunteer Fire department is happy to announce we will be hosting the 4th annual Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 28th from 6-8pm at Kent Town Center - 25 Sybil’s Crossing.

Suggested donation: Each child to bring an item listed on the United For The Troops wish list. (Posted in event page)

If you would like to donate candy/items for the event, any donations are greatly appreciated and ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Early start to the day and a large mutual aid fire!

Kent Fire Department, August 22

Today (8/22/22) at 2:25AM, the Kent Volunteer Fire Department was dispatched mutual aid to Lake Carmel Fire Dept with a brush truck for a large brush fire on Ressique St. Upon arrival the crew immediately went to work helping to establish a fire line and extinguish the fire. 16-3-1 was then relocated to White Pond to establish a water source to fill tankers. Crews cleared Lake Carmel at 5:10AM

Later ... (Full Story & Photos)

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Kent Fire Department , August 18

We are currently in a drought with the lack of rain recently. With drought and extremely dry conditions there is a higher risk of brush fires starting and spreading.

To prevent brush fires:
* Avoid ANY open burning!
* Properly put out and dispose of cigarettes! (Don’t throw out car window)
* Avoid parking on dry grass!
* Only use barbecues in a suitable and safe area. Never leave them unattended! ... (Full Story & Photos)

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