Established over 175 years ago, the Hempstead Fire Department provides 24 hour fire and medical response for the 50,000+ residents and property of the Incorporated Village of Hempstead located in the state of New York.  The department consists of 5 Engine Companies, 3 Hose Companies, 2 Truck Companies, a rescue squad, and a fire police squad that respond out of 6 fire stations. The Hempstead fire department’s membership, which is over 200 personnel, consists of firefighters and fire-medics. The Hempstead Fire Department is one of the busiest fire departments in Nassau County, responding to over 1000 emergency alarms a year. Click for more info