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An important lesson from the East Meadow Fire Department on COVID-19


As your East Meadow Volunteer Fire Department continues to monitor the spread of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic, we want to ensure you that we are still actively responding to your calls for help. During this time, however, we are in need for the continued support of our residents now, more than ever before.  

In order to avoid large gatherings of people, our firehouses have been closed to the general public until further notice. For non-emergencies, please call us at (516) 542-0578 and follow the prompts to be directed to the appropriate office or individual. When possible, we ask that you avoid calling the Dispatcher at extension ‘0’, unless your call is for an emergency.

The ability of our members to be able to respond to emergencies is of utmost importance. To help maintain our operational readiness, the East Meadow Fire Department has enforced a “Social Distancing” policy for our membership and has migrated to virtual meetings and trainings, for the time being. We have instituted strict hygiene guidelines as well as required appropriate levels of personal protective equipment for our responders, particularly our Emergency Medical Service (EMS) personnel. Please do not be alarmed if they answer your call for assistance wearing masks. This is strictly precautionary and meant for yours and their protection. 

At the time of this article, written on Tuesday, March 24,  there were 26 confirmed cases of Covid-19 here in East Meadow, yet our members stand ready to answer your calls for assistance. In fact, this past weekend we responded to several emergencies including: house fires, propane and natural gas leaks, carbon monoxide alarms, and of course, EMS calls.   

The East Meadow Fire Department and other EMS Agencies in Nassau County, are ready and able to respond to your EMS calls, in the event of any type of medical emergency. Below is some information that will help keep you informed.

As you know, the information we receive changes day-to-day. Please stay tuned to news reports, for updates and procedural changes, and take all pre-cautionary measures, as instructed.

To help contain the spread of this virus and to assist in keeping your families, friends, neighbors, and first responders safe, the following are some steps you can take:

During this time, remember to enjoy your families and backyards, go for a walk, and most of all; please remain calm as the medical professionals of this great nation get this issue under control.

Wishing all of our residents a safe and healthy spring, as we beat this enemy and return to normalcy, sooner rather than later.

Corona Virus Information:

Corona Virus Testing Information:

You must have an appointment to be tested.