Fire Department

The Fire Department has the primary task of providing adequate fire protection and fire extinguishment capability, initiating life rescue, rendering emergency medical assistance, controlling hazardous material situations, and providing related emergency services. The Fire Department has the responsibility for the administration and enforcement of the fire prevention code and the housing code, and for promoting fire prevention activities designed to reduce the incidence and probability of fire.

The Charter of the City of Mount Vernon imposes upon the Fire Department the following major functions:


The saving of lives and property

The suppression and control of fires

Providing related emergency services


Fire Axe

Administration and Enforcement of applicable portions of the New York State Uniform Fire Prevention and Building Code policies in the form of reasonable guidelines are necessary for the proper operations of any organization. Such policies must be standardized in a workable, readable format and made available to all levels of the organization.

The FDMV Firehouses

470 E Lincoln Ave

435 S Fulton Ave

50 W 3rd St

9-11 Oak St


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Mount Vernon, New York, October 28, 2012-With weather predications changing hourly, Mount Vernon officials are urging citizens to take caution while Hurricane Sandy makes her way through the area. “We’re as ready as we can be and hope that residents will heed warnings to take precautions as this storm passes through”, said Mayor Ernest D. […]

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Mount Vernon, New York, October 27, 2012 – City officials met to finalize emergency preparedness in anticipation of Hurricane Sandy hitting the area. “We still have a little time left before the storm gets to us but this is one of those occasions where I think we can never be too cautious”, said Mayor Ernest […]

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National Night Out – Tuesday 8/7/12

Fulton Avenue bridge closed for emergency repairs

The Fulton Avenue drawbridge has been closed for emergency repairs after becoming stuck Tuesday night at a 15 degree angle. The bridge is closed to both vehicles and pedestrians during the repairs.

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City of Mount Vernon to Help Residents Beat the Heat

City to launch Sprinkler locations this weekend. Mount Vernon, NY— Mount Vernon Board of Water Supply urges residents to refrain from opening fire hydrants to “cool off”. The primary function of hydrants is to provide water to fight fires. When residents open the hydrants illegally, they can damage the operating nuts so that the Fire […]

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