At the Greenville Fire District's Annual Election on December 10, 2019, 41 residents unanimously voted for Walter Groden for Fire Commissioner for a term of 5 years, commencing on January 1, 2020.




At the budget hearing on October 15, 2019, the Board of Fire Commissioners approved its budget for 2020.

To see a copy of the accepted budget, click here: 

Adopted Budget 2020.pdf



Regardless of how quickly emergency responders reach patients, bystanders will more often be first on the scene. In traumatic situations, a person who is bleeding can die from blood loss in less then five minutes.  Stopping the bleed is critical to their survival.  Stop the Bleed, a National training campaign that began in March of this year, focuses on the recognition and treatment of life-threatening hemorrhage.   Members of the Greenville District have successfully trained approximately 160 teachers and staff members of our local schools in the these life-saving skills including: proper use of tourniquets, emergency trauma dressings and even clotting agents.



There is a lot of activity around the firehouse this summer.  In an effort to become more environmentally conscious - and to save money in the process - a few projects are in the works:

1.  The district's 28 year old underground diesel storage tank was removed and replaced by an above ground tank.  This resulted in an immediate significant decrease in the district's Pollution Policy premium.

2.  Lighting upgrade - Portions of the building are being converted to LED lighting.  The overall result will be safer building,  with the added benefit of reduced energy costs - projected to pay for itself in less than three years.

3.  WindowsDoors - Some of the building's windows and exterior doors, installed in 1990, are showing their age and are, in some cases, inoperable and poorly insulated.  These windows and doors will be replaced by more energy efficient models that will allow a better flow of fresh air, and improve interior temperature levels and insulation.     



Following is a series of questions posed by a community member regarding how Greenville Fire District handles medical emergencies - with the district's replies:

1. Does the district respond to every health related emergency within the district? If not how do they determine which ones to respond to?  
In addition to fire and other emergencies, the Greenville Fire District is dispatched by Westchester County's 60 Control to situations requiring emergency medical services (EMS).  We have an Inter-Municipal Agreement (IMA) with the Greenburgh Police Department through a tiered EMS System.  Greenville Fire District provides Basic Life Support (BLS).

2. What type and how many vehicles do they send to each health emergency?
This varies depending on the nature of the emergency. One apparatus is dispatched for a "typical" EMS response.  Additional apparatus may respond as needed.

3. Are any of the district personnel answering the call EMS certified?

Yes.  All career members are either EMS certified, or in the process of renewing their certification.

4. What other agency responds to these health emergencies?  
See #1 above.

5. Which agency is primarily responsible for responding and taking care of the person with the health emergency?   
Greenburgh Police Department has primacy.  If Greenville Fire Department is first on the scene, we will have primary medical responsibility until relieved by a higher level of care. 

6. If the person with the emergency requires emergency hospitalization, who transports them to the hospital?  
Greenburgh Police Department is responsible for transports. A Fire District firefighter may accompany the Greenburgh Police Department transport in exigent cases.

7. Is the policy above required by law or has it been determined by the district that this is the best way of servicing the district? 
See #1 above.
The above responses are provided as a courtesy.   The Fire District does not typically respond to written requests for information, and will not do so in the future.  To that end, the specific questions posed and answers provided do not necessarily provide the full context for the general issues presented.  The Board addresses questions from the public at the monthly meetings. 


New Chairman of the Board

At its Annual Organizational Meeting on January 13, the Board of Fire Commissioners elected Helene Orce to serve as Board Chairman for 2016.  Ms. Orce has been a Board member since January 2007, and is the first woman to serve as a Fire Commissioner at Greenville Fire District. 


Greenville Fire District receives $2500 grant

Greenville Fire District received a $2500 fire prevention grant from FM Global.  These funds will be used for the purchase of evidence collection equipment and tools. 

The Global FM fund presentation.  Left to Right:

Chief Daniel Raftery, Lieutenant Robert Kearns, and John Snyder, FM Global Representative                                                                                                                 



As a result of a recent review, the district's ISO rating, or Public Protection Classification, has improved from a Class 4 to Class 3.  The Insurance Service Office (ISO) evaluates fire departments to determine their fire protection capabilities.  Nationwide, fewer than 4,000 of the more than 47,000 fire departments evaluated by the ISO have attained a rating of 3 or better.  This rating is used by many insurance companies when determining insurance premiums, and a favorable rating may have a positive impact on premiums.  For more information on the ISO rating and what it signifies, visit the ISO website by clicking here



At the District's June 2015 Board of Commissioners' meeting, auditors from the firm of O'Connor Davies were in attendance to present their findings in their examination of fiscal 2014.  They reported that the district's financial records - and their financial controls - are exceptionally "clean" particularly for a district of Greenville's size.  A link to the full audit report can be found on the Financial Information Page.

In the summer of 2014, two auditors from the State of New York's Office of the Comptroller performed a lengthy, in depth "risk assessment" of Greenville Fire District.  The purpose of this assessment process is to identify weaknesses in a municipality's operations, in order to recommend and monitor any needed improvements.  

After reviewing Greenville Fire District's operations and procedures, the State determined that there were in fact no recommendations for improvement needed, and did not follow the risk assessment with a full audit as is often the case.  A letter issued to Greenville Fire District reporting the Comptroller's findings can be read here.    



Greenville Fire District has received a grant under FEMA's Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program.  The grant will pay for the installation of a source capture exhaust system. The grant project cost is $34,000.



Over the summer of 2012, new apparatus room doors were installed on the front of the firehouse.  The new doors are better insulated, and lighter than the glass doors that were installed during the 1991 building restoration.  Before and after pictures are below: