Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services

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Joseph F. Williams

John G. Jordan Sr.

Greg Miniutti 

PO BOX 127

Business Hours 631-852-4818
Evenings & Weekends 631-852-4815
Fax 631-852-4814

Communications Bureau

The communications center is an enhanced 911 facility handling fire and EMS calls and dispatching units. The dispatchers must be New York State certified Emergency Medical Technicians to be hired and maintain national certification as Emergency Medical Dispatchers. These same Emergency Services Dispatchers are utilized to staff the mobile command post along with county fire marshals.

In total, Suffolk County is served by 109 volunteer fire departments and 27 volunteer ambulance corps, which answered 150,715 emergency calls in 2010. Of these calls, 33,207 were fire or related emergencies and 117,508 were emergency medical incidents. The county fire rescue dispatch center has been operating from its present location since January 6, 1998.

HOW TO REPORT AN EMERGENCY: For fire and medical emergencies, please dial 911. If you believe that you have been exposed to a biological, chemical or radiological agent, or if you believe an intentional threat will occur or is occurring, please contact local emergency responders by calling 911.

Dial "911" only for life-threatening emergencies. Do not dial "911" for information.
Dial "852-COPS" - For non-Emergency Police calls in Suffolk County.
Please do not call a 911 or other emergency telephone line unless you need assistance with an immediate physical or medical emergency. For a list of 24-hour emergency contact telephone numbers for each of the 10 towns in Suffolk County, please click here for 24-hour emergency contact phone numbers by town.

Forms for Emergency Service Providers:
Alpha Paging Form
Fire Station Printing Form Station Printing Form

Informational Videos about Calling 9-1-1