City of Rye, NY

Fire Department

Mike Taylor,
Fire Chief
Headquarters:
(914) 967-4508 or
(914) 967-4530 

fireinsp@ryeny.gov

Emergency:  (914) 967-3457 or 911
Milton: (914) 967-4731
Fire Inspector: (914) 967-4586
Fax: (914) 967-8761

 

Description of Services

The Fire Chief directs the Fire Department which is responsible for the protection of life and property through fire suppression and prevention.


 

Key Services

Responds to emergency fire calls


Fire Alarm Codes


Emergency Services:


  • Fire suppression service
  • Control of hazardous material incidents
  • Accident victim extrication
  • Public safety education
  • Vehicle extraction
  • Building collapse
  • Flood evacuation
  • Security of utility services during floods of utility company emergencies until the arrival of emergency crews from the utility company and all other natural disorders

Marine fire protection

  • Assistance to other agencies for search & rescue
  • Assistance to other agencies for emergency electric power
  • Assistance to other agencies for traffic control
  • Mutual aid assistance to other communities

Provides:


  • Fire prevention programs and activities
  • Building lock-out/lock-in assistance

Conducts:


  • Fire and arson investigations
  • Code Enforcement
  • Fire safety inspections


Carreer Lieutenant and Fire Inspector:
Lieutenant Kurt Tietjen, Fire Inspector, Email: fireinsp@ryeny.gov

Rye Professional Firefighters Association:
John Castelhano, President, Email: jcastelhano@ryeny.gov    
Andrew Northsheild, Vice President, Email: anorthsheild@ryeny.gov
Harold Aken III, Secretary - Treasurer, Email: haken@ryeny.gov

Volunteer Staff:
Mike Taylor - Chief of Department
Peter Cotter - 1st Assistant Chief
Mike Billington - 2nd Assistant Chief


Board of Fire Wardens:
Nick Loddo
Arcadio Ocasio
Joseph Carlucci
Robert Rispoli
Peter Anfuso
John Yusi    
Richard Barber
James Finneran


Max Billington - Secretary of the Rye Fire Department

Alastair Murdoch - Treasurer of the Rye Fire Department



Fire Companies of the Rye Fire Department

Poningoe Hook and Ladder Company

Mike Taylor - Chief
Richard Cadigan - Captain
Joe Graham - Lieutenant
Mike Stoddart - Lieutenant

Arcadio Ocasio - Warden
Nick Loddo - Warden

Poningoe Engine and Hose Company

Mike Billington - Chief
David Mayo - Captain
Max Billington - Lieutenant
Joseph Carlucci - Warden

Robert Rispoli - Warden
Cristian Acevedo - Lietenant


Milton Point Engine and Hose Company
Chuck Murry - Captain
Dan Bochicchio - Lieutenant
Chris Blaich - Lieutenant

John Yusi - Warden
Peter Anfuso - Warden

Fire Police Patrol
Lori Talento - Captain
Ann Ivan - Lieutenant
Robert Martin - Lieutenant
Richard Barber - Warden
Jim Finnerman - Warden