In 1870, the Brewster Fire Department was formed by a group of local merchants and willing residents of the community. Their efforts were the beginning of a life saving and property protection organization that has evolved into a modern fire defense and ambulance service.
Today our department covers the town of Southeast which includes the village of Brewster. The Town of Southeast, NY, which was founded in 1788, is located at the crossroads of Interstate highways Route 684 and Route 84, and State Routes 22, 312, 6 and 202. Metro-North Railroad's Harlem Line has two stops that service the area at Brewster Village and Southeast Station off Route 312. The Town is just over 34 square miles with a population of 17,316 - which makes it the second largest town in Putnam County, New York.
Each year our department responds to over 1500 calls for emergency assistance. The department membership force is highly trained to react to all types of emergencies. The equipment at our disposal is the most modern and sophisticated available, thus enabling us to offer fast and efficient services. Our current membership status is 130 men and women, and is completely volunteer.