FOR FIRE OR EMERGENCY DIAL
83 CUTTERMILL ROAD,
GREAT NECK, NY 11021
The Great Neck Vigilant
Engine and Hook & Ladder Co., Inc. (Vigilant Fire
Company) provides fire protection to 1.3 square miles of
the peninsula of Great Neck, and Emergency Medical
Services to 8 square miles north of the Long
Railroad. We protect a resident population of nearly
which swells to approximately 60,000 during the
Great Neck is the first
municipality over the eastern border of New York City.
In the last 30 years, the Vigilant Fire Company has
routinely worked side by side the Fire Department of the
City of New York (FDNY) at brush fires which bordered
the response areas of both departments. On September
11, 2001, the Vigilant Fire Company was one of the
numerous fire companies called on for mutual aid to FDNY.
While we all hope that this was a one-time occurrence,
FDNY and the Nassau County Fire Commission have formed
plans for Nassau companies
to relocated to pre-assigned FDNY firehouse in the event of
future responses. Recent
events have proven that our guard
must always be up,
we must remain on vigilant at all times.
To properly protect the
diverse life and property in our response area, the
Vigilant Fire Company supplies the nearly 100
all-volunteer fire company members with the latest in
firefighting and rescue equipment. In addition to the
new fire vehicles, the fire company over the last years
has purchased operational equipment such as thermal
imaging cameras; Hurst tools "Jaws of Life"; radios; air
packs; and advance life support systems on the three
Training of all members,
is provided at the firehouse regularly by the fire
officers and at the Nassau County Fire Service Academy
What Everyone Should
If any resident is need
of assistance from the Great Neck Vigilant Fire Company,
do not hesitate to call us at (516) 482-5000. This phone
number will get you in direct contact with our
dispatchers. Have the speed dial on your home or office
phone programmed to this number in case of any fire or
Make sure that your alarm
company knows to contact us directly at (516) 482-5000.
When the incorrect agency is contacted by an alarm
company your emergency call needs to be redirected to
the proper one. Ensuring that you have the correct
department listed with your alarm company will
precious minutes in an emergency situation.
Call your alarm company
today and make sure that you have the Great Neck
Vigilant Fire Company listed as your fire department
(516) 482-5000 as the contact number.
Help us help you!
Citizens are reminded to
keep clear the fire hydrants outside their home. This
means shoveling snow in the winter and keeping shrubs
clear in the summer. Precious minutes count when
operating these hydrants. Your cooperation will help the
fire department locate hydrants faster during in an
In addition, please
contact the Water Authority of Great Neck should you
suspect any unauthorized use of our hydrants.