A Message from the Fire Chief
On behalf of the dedicated members of the Pelham Manor Fire Department, I welcome you to our webpage. This corner of the web aims to provide a valuable resource to Pelham Manor residents and visitors. Here you can find information on the services our department provides, as well as the projects we’re working on, to continue to make Pelham Manor a great place to live.
As a leader in the fire service, the Pelham Manor Fire Department’s members work diligently day in and day out serving our community at the highest level. We protect all Pelham Manor residents and the people who work, shop and visit the Village. We do this through extensive fire prevention and safety education efforts, in addition to a quick and effective response to emergencies.
In this department you’ll find 17 career staff members and 6 volunteers who live our PMFD values: dedication, honor, professionalism, and compassion. We understand the importance of the fire service - the trust you place in us. We stand committed to providing Pelham Manor the best service possible. Please let me know if you have any suggestions for improving our department, or this website.
Chief of Department
- What is our policy on smoke detectors?
Under New York State Law, owners of 1 and 2 family homes must install and maintain a smoke detector that provides an audible alarm within each sleeping area. This will give sleeping residents an early warning of a night time fire, which is most likely to go undetected and cause loss of life.
- How many smoke detectors are required?
1: This depends on the number and location of sleeping areas in the home.The law only specifies that smoke detectors be installed so that they can be clearly heard in each bedroom or any room that is used for sleeping. It is recommended that a smoke detector is placed in every level of your home.
- Do I need a carbon monoxide detector?
Carbon monoxide detectors are required under Amanda's Law which took effect in January of 2009. The law requires a minimum of 1 carbon monoxide (CO) detector in every home that has a source of carbon monoxide. An example of sources of CO is car exhaust, gas or oil heat, gas or oil hot water and a working fireplace. The placement of this detector shall be in the lowest story having a sleeping area. It is highly recommended that one detector be placed on each level of the home.