Montauk Fire Department Corner: May 2024

Photos by Richard Lewin Professional Photography (

Welcome to this month’s edition of the Montauk Fire Department Corner, the perfect venue to stay up to date with what’s going on at the Montauk Fire Department. I trust everyone had a fun and safe Easter season with family and friends. I’m also sure you are getting ready for the warmer weather and the summer season. As we all know, with the nice weather comes our busy season, and, later in this issue, I’ll give you a few tips to prepare your home, and safety tips for the roadways for the next few months.

Like all of you, we at the Montauk Fire Department are getting ready for the summer months, and in April we did a lot of training in different aspects of fire fighting in preparation.

On Monday, April 8th, our Company No. 1 staged a drill on attacking fires and ladder usage at our sub-station located on Second House Road in Montauk. This drill was well attended and I was happy to see many of our newer and less experienced firefighters were in attendance to hone their skills. Please see the attached photos.

On Friday, April 19th , the Department held its monthly fire school. This month’s focus was on water supply. Using several pieces of apparatus, we drafted water from the north and south sides of Fort Pond in a simulated drafting procedure. This is very important and particularly useful for us as we are surrounded by water and it’s a vital source to extinguish fires when needed. Photos are attached here.

Lastly, on Monday, April 22nd we held a Department drill.  It involved fighting fires at a large structure. The owners of the Montauk Yacht Club kindly allowed us to use their facility (which is under renovation) to practice fighting large structure fires. Please see the attached photos.

Now for a few safety tips, please be sure that your smoke detectors are all working properly with fresh batteries, and that your residences are properly marked with house numbers. Attention drivers, please be careful and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, and pull over, slow down and yield to all emergency vehicles. Attention pedestrians, always use marked crosswalks where available to cross the highway and look left and right, and over your shoulder for turning vehicles before crossing.

This wraps up this month’s edition of Montauk Fire Department Corner. Have a wonderful and safe Memorial Day weekend.

      ~ Ken Glogg, Chief, Montauk Fire Departmet