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About us

The Hugh Gassner Fire Company Inc. was chartered in 1950 and located in Chestnut Ridge, NY. It is named for one of the founding brothers who was killed in action while fighting for his country in Normandy, France on June 7th, 1944. On January 1st 1963 the fire company assumed the responsibilities of fire protection for the district.

Our fire district borders Montvale, New Jersey to the south, the village of Spring Valley to the north, Nanuet, and Pearl River to the east, and Monsey to the West. In addition to our regular streets we also cover NYS Route 45 and parts of the NYS Thruway.

We currently run a mini-pumper, a pumper, a tanker and a ladder truck, in addition to two chief's vehicles and a patrol van, which you can view on our apparatus page.

We welcome new members. If you are interested in joining our company, or stopping by to say hello, we conduct firematic drills on Tuesday nights between 7:00pm and 9:00pm as well as weekly house drills at the fire house Sunday mornings between 10:00am and 12:00pm. Please feel free to stop in and check us out. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

  • It is the mission of the Hugh Gassner Fire Co. to protect the lives of all those we serve. 
  • We will respond quickly and safely with trained, skilled and compassionate members utilizing the best available equipment and tools to help in any situation of those in need. 
  • Through careful planning, response preparation, public education, and community interaction we strive to prevent the need for our emergency services. 
  • We will provide an environment that attracts members to the Fire Service and through a sense of brotherhood gives them accomplishment and pride in their work. 
  • We will provide a safe work environment for our firefighters via extensive training, proper tools, equipment and protective clothing. 
  • We will operate in such a manner as to be of service and assistance to neighboring fire departments, a credit to the Fire Service and will uphold the honor and traditions of the American Fire Service. 
  • Through leadership, dedication, integrity, professionalism, and education the Hugh Gassner Fire Co. strives to protect the lives and property of the residents, businesses and visitors of Chestnut Ridge and wherever else called upon by our neighbors.
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