The Fishers Island Sea Stretcher
Fishers Island Sea Stretcher is an essential and vital part of the island's emergency services and, unlike the Fire Department it gets no funding from the Town of Southold and is run solely on donations and volunteers.
There are 41 active volunteers currently serving (many in several roles) as department officers, fire personnel, pump operators, ambulance squad EMTs, and Sea Stretcher captains and navigators. Additional members serve as advisors, drivers, radio control and in other important capacities. Founded in 1927, Fishers Island Fire Department members work closely with Dr. Chris Ingram, the Island’s year-round doctor, and the Island Health Project.
Members serving on duty ‘in the field’, in their primary volunteer positions, break down this way for the 2017 Roster:
23 fire personnel
10 on Sea Stretcher
13 EMS Personnel (10 are EMTs)
Fire Calls Answered in 2016:
57 Fire calls
48 EMT calls
44 Sea Stretcher runs.
We are asking you to PLEASE dig deep, and continue to support your volunteer Fire Department. Volunteers don’t only save lives, they save tax dollars. If you choose, you can earmark a part or all of your contribution to the Sea Stretcher Maintenance & Repair Fund.
The Officers, Volunteers and Members of the Fishers Island Fire Department
When an emergency happens regardless of the situation
CALL 911 from land line
but that from a cell phone you must dial 631-765-2600
Fire Fighters and EMT’s will be notified within seconds 24 hours a day.
Fishers Island Sea Stretcher
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