December 15th 1910 - The Fairview Fire Company was established to provide fire protection to the Fairview section of the Town of Poughkeepsie.
April 6th 1911 – The first company charter was created with 34 members.
May 1911 - The first fire apparatus was donated by the Knauss Brothers.
September 1911 – A petition was signed by 21 members to incorporate the fire company.
January 1912 – The Fairview Fire Company became incorporated under New York State Fire Laws.
October 1916 – The Fairview Improvement Company donated a lot on Lake Street, which became the home of the firehouse.
January 8th 1923 – The fire company was reorganized with a charter of 36 members.
1927 – A public subscription campaign was held in the Fairview section of the town. This campaign raised $1500.00.
June 1927 – A Sanford fire apparatus was purchased.
February 11th 1929 – The Fairview Fire District was created.
1929 – The first paid firefighter was hired. Selwyn (Sal) R. Lozier.
March 2nd 1978 – Five paid firefighters, Bernard A. Dolan, Robert E. Walberg, II, Lloyd DePew, William S. Sutka, and John J. Whalen became affiliated with the International Association of Fire Fighters and became known as Dutchess-Fairview Firefighters, Local Number 2623.
Today - Presently, the 16 career staff is comprised of 12 firefighter/EMT’s and 4 Lieutenants. Career staff is on duty every day of the year, operating in four-man groups, working 10-hour day shifts and 14-hour night shifts. In addition to the career staff the district employs a full-time Career Chief. Advanced Life Support services are provided by Alamo EMS, a not-for-profit EMS agency.
Fairview provides fire and EMS for the northern section of the Town Of Poughkeepsie, and a southern portion of the Town of Hyde Park. Our district is approximately nine square miles in size and encompasses two colleges, two hospitals, two elementary schools, State and County facilities, industrial facilities, residences, numerous day-care centers, and a three-mile section of the Hudson River. Fairview also has pre-planned mutual aid agreements with the City of Poughkeepsie Fire Department, Arlington fire District, Roosevelt Fire District, Hyde Park Fire District, and the Pleasant Valley Fire District.
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