East Hampton Village Emergency Services

  

The Village has its own police and fire departments and an ambulance association. They are located in the Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street.

In the event of an emergency, call 911. Inappropriate calls to 911 may threaten the lives of those truly in need of emergency services. Call 911 only in the event of a serious emergency. For all other matters, call the Police Department at 631-324-0777. Fire Department/Ambulance can be reached at 631-324-0124.

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Police Department

Police Chief, Gerard Larsen, Jr.

The East Hampton Village Police Department is a full-service police department. It provides a full range of law enforcement services to the Village of East Hampton, including patrols, investigative support, special unit services, law enforcement programs, and emergency communications. The Chief of Police, assisted by the Executive Officer, oversees the activities of the Police Department. Department functions are organized into three divisions: the Patrol Division, the Detective Division, and the Emergency Communications Division.

The Police Department currently has 22 full-time permanent personnel, including police officers, detectives, and administrative staff. During the summer season, the number of personnel expands to include a number of temporary seasonal police officers (SPOs) and temporary traffic control officers (TCOs). SPOs are fully trained police academy graduates who provide foot patrols in the commercial core and maintain peace in the evening hours and at night. The TCOs direct traffic in the commercial core and enforce parking regulations. During the summer months, the Police Department also utilizes a Civilian Enforcement Program to assist with enforcing parking regulations.

The village also contracts with the Montauk, Amagansett, Springs, Sag Harbor, and Bridgehampton Fire Districts to provide emergency radio communications for their fire and ambulance services. The village's Emergency Communications Department - with its staff of 13 full-time Public Safety Dispatchers - provides these services from its headquarters in the Emergency Services Building.

The Police Department Headquarters is located at the Emergency Services Building at One Cedar Street. The building houses a modern fully equipped police facility, including administrative offices, emergency communications center, offices and support facilities for police officers and detectives, as well as facilities for booking, temporary detention, and evidence storage. The building currently houses all 22 department personnel. It is designed to accommodate 40 personnel, the estimated maximum number of personnel needed to provide police protection to the village once it is completely developed.

The village is divided into a number of police patrol areas. Each area is patrolled on a continuous basis. During each of four daily shifts, a sergeant and two police officers are on duty patrolling the village. The Department currently has a fleet of 11 vehicles, including six patrol cars, two detective cars, two four-wheel drive vehicles, and one all-terrain vehicle. The current response time within the village is fewer than three minutes.

The emergency communications center currently handles all 911 emergency calls from Bridgehampton to Montauk. This encompasses the services areas of six fire departments, six ambulance services, and the police departments in the village of Sag Harbor and the Town of East Hampton.

Fire Department

Ambulance

Kenneth Collum, Code Enforcement Officer
Office of Fire Prevention (Fire Marshal)

The East Hampton Fire Department provides protection to the residents and business owners of, and visitors to, the Village of East Hampton and the Town of East Hampton. The village owns the Fire Department, its equipment and facilities. The Village Trustees are the Fire Commissioners.

In addition to fire suppression activity, fire fighting and supervisory units respond to calls for water rescue, confined space, hazardous material incidents, vehicular accidents, gas main breaks, utility emergencies, and other non-fire emergencies. The Department responds to emergencies in six minutes on average.

The Fire Department has two engine companies, two pump companies, one ladder company, one fire police company, and a rescue squad. The Department is an all-volunteer fire fighting organization. There are presently three chiefs and 145 volunteer fire fighters.

Fire equipment is housed at the Village of East Hampton Emergency Services Building on Cedar Street. There were 495 calls received for fire protection in 2002.

The East Hampton Village Ambulance Association provides emergency medical services. The Association has two chief officers and 50 trained volunteers including emergency medical technicians. In a serious medical emergency, call 911.  

2010 - there were 1,300 ambulance calls and 1,300 fire calls

www.easthamptonambulance.org

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