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The Rye Fire Department is a combination department consisting of both volunteer and career firefighters.  The Department is broken down into four fire companies: Poningoe Hook and Ladder, Poningoe Engine and Hose, Milton Point Engine and Hose and the Rye Fire Police Patrol.  The Poningoe Hook and Ladder Company and Poningoe Engine and Hose Company are located out of Rye Fire Headquarters at 15 Locust Avenue. The Milton Point Engine and Hose and the Rye Fire Police Patrol are located at the Milton Point Firehouse (Station 2) at 560 Milton Road.  Together, the Rye Fire Department responds to approximately 1000 calls per year.

Poningoe Hook and Ladder Company - At fire scenes, members of the H&L are primarily responsible for forcible entry, location of the fire (if not already known), search and rescue, ladder operations, ventilation, salvage and overhaul. H&L apparatus include two Seagrave 100' Rearmount Ladders: Ladder 25, a 2007 model and Ladder 26, a 2001.  Company email: 


Patrick Kissel

Warden: Arcadio Ocasio


Poningoe Engine and Hose Company - At fire and accident scenes, members of the Hose Company are primarily responsible for extinguishing the fire and obtaining a source of water to sustain fire fighting operations.  In motor vehicle accidents,  the engine and hose members are also responsible for extrication.  Poningoe E&H apparatus include Engine 191, a 1994 Pierce Lance Rescue Pumper.  Company email: 



  Leif Skodnick
Wardens: Vincent Ballantoni
  Anthony Scarfone

Milton Point Engine and Hose Company - Milton Point E&H responsibilities mirror the responsibilities of the Poningoe E&H including obtaining a water source,  fire extinguishing, and vehicle extrication. Milton Point E&H apparatus include: Engine 192, a 2006 Seagrave Pumper and Engine 193, a 1987 Sutphen Pumper.  Company email: 
Chief: Dan Bochicchio (Car 2423)
Lieutenants: Kevin Ramsey
Wardens: Peter Cotter
  James Burke

Rye Fire Police Patrol - At fire and accident scenes, exterior members of the Fire Police Patrol run traffic operations, scene control, salvage, lighting, and other support functions. The interior members of the Fire Police Patrol assist the Engine and Ladder Companies.  The Rye Fire Police Patrol's primary apparatus is Utility 39, a 1989 International/Saulsbury Generator/Light truck.  Utility 49, a 2006 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, is also kept at the Milton Firehouse.  Company email: 
Lieutenants: Rex Gedney
Wardens: Bob Martin
  Lori Talento 

All firefighters are cross-trained regardless of their Company affiliation.  In other words, a Ladder Company member might advance a hoseline while an Engine Company member is involved in roof operations.  This ensures the highest level of readiness so we can fully protect the citizens of Rye and their property.


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