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The Henderson Fire District owns the Henderson fire hall. The Fire District oversees and, through taxation, financially supports the Henderson Fire Department and Ambulance Squad, and the Henderson Firemen's Auxiliary. The Fire District is a New York State municipality that is run by a five-member Board of Commissioners that is elected by the public. The board meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at the fire hall, and its meetings are open to the public. The district rents out the community room in the fire hall, for a nominal fee, to residents of the town of Henderson for private parties and non-profit events.

The Henderson Fire Department operates the vehicles and equipment owned by the Henderson Fire District. Those vehicles include two engines (1,250-gallon water capacity each), a tanker (1,800-gallon capacity), a light rescue truck, a brush truck that can go off-road, a 17-foot inflatable Zodiac boat, and a 25-foot Boston Whaler with two 200-horsepower outboards. As of June 2021, the department had about 30 active members. Derek Stoner is the fire chief. The HFD answered 59 emergency calls in 2020. The department sponsors the annual parade, ceremony and chicken barbecue on Memorial Day. The department also conducts an Independence Day flare sale. The department also maintains a 1920 Model T pumper truck that still runs and pumps water, and has won many trophies at local parades. The department meets the first Monday of every month, and its meetings are for members only.

The Ambulance Squad is part of the Fire Department and has 24 members, many of whom also are firefighters. The ambulance is certified by the state Department of Health to operate at the paramedic level of care. In addition to one paramedic, the squad has one Advanced EMT, one EMT-Basic and one Certified First Responder. The paramedic also is the paid operations coordinator for the Fire District, and he staffs the fire station Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. In 2020, the squad was called out 155 times. By call volume, the squad is the smallest in the three-county North Country EMS region that operates at the paramedic level. The squad received the EMS Agency of the Year Award for 2017 in this region. The paramedic conducts a monthly blood pressure clinic at the Henderson School Apartments. The squad has two CPR instructors. The squad meets at 6 p.m. the first Monday of each month, and its meetings are for members only.

For more information or to inquire about membership, contact Eric Anderson at (315) 955-2800. If you have a health emergency and need an ambulance, call 911.

Henderson Fire District Map
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