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

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

Personnel

Career Lieutenant and Fire Inspector:

Rye Professional Firefighters Association:

Volunteer Staff:

  • Mike Billington Chief of Department
  • Dave Larr First Assistant Chief
  • Kyle Wagman Second Assistant Chief

Board of Fire Wardens:

  • Peter Anfuso
  • Vincent Ballantoni
  • Joseph Banahan
  • James Burke
  • Robert Martin
  • Arcadio Ocasio
  • Anthony Scafone
  • Lori Talento

Fire Companies of the Rye Fire Department

Poningoe Hook and Ladder Company

  • Joseph Graham – Captain
  • Clyde Pitts – Lieutenant
  • Richard Cadigan – Lieutenant
  • Joseph Banahan – Warden
  • Arcadio Ocasio – Warden

Poningoe Engine and Hose Company

  • Mike Billington – Chief
  • Dave Larr – Chief
  • Cristian Acevedo – Captain
  • Antonio Alba – Lieutenant
  • Ricardo Acevedo – Lieutenant
  • Vincent Ballantoni – Warden
  • Anthony Scarfone – Warden

Milton Point Engine and Hose Company

  • Daniel Bochicchio – Captain
  • Peter Kennedy – Lieutenant
  • Peter Anfuso – Warden
  • James Burke – Warden

Fire Police Patrol

  • Kyle Wagman – Chief
  • Lester Millan – Captain
  • Rex Gedney – Lieutenant
  • Lori Talento – Warden
  • Robert Martin – Warden