THE BEEKMAN FIRE POLICE
The Beekman Fire Police are sworn Peace Officers in the State of New York pursuant to
Section 209-c of the General Municipal Law (GML) and are registered through the Central State Registry of Peace Officers.
We are charged with certain responsibilities, which consist of; the direction of traffic at all
parades or emergency scenes, crowd control, maintaining safe conditions for emergency personnel at all
fire and emergency scenes and other lawful duties that the Chief may order.
All Fire Police are required to successfully complete the nine (9) hour New York State Fire Police Training
Course within one year of appointment and are further encouraged to seek additional training to assist
them in carrying out their duties.
|Captain: John Adams
|First Lieutenant:Trevor French
|Second Lieutenant: Rich Cooke
|Sergeant: Gene Garnes
Secretary: Rod Gonzalez
Fire Police Officers
Chase, Richard Cooke,Trevor French, Gene Garnes, Matt Garnes,
Scott Goldberg, Jason Jones, Joseph Pellegriti
Peter Poltrack, Greg Rayburn, Dave Temple, Rich Usewicz
|Rod Gonzalez, Bill Beyer, Dan Wiko
Clint Savoury, Rich Usewicz, Vinny Uihlein, Peter Poltrack, Joseph Pellegriti
The Fire Police are unique in that we respond to all
calls, whether they are fire or EMS. We also carry our tools of the trade in our
personal vehicles, rather then storing them on the fire apparatus. For safety
and relief, we normally operate in pairs whenever possible. We have pre-fire
plans established in order to assist in the continuous flow of traffic due to
any type of emergency that may arise.
All Fire Police are covered under the Volunteer Firemenís Benefit Law while
on official duty within the district, or if you are on duty during a mutual aid
situation, upon that district incident commanderís permission, you are also
covered. All Fire Police are eligible to participate in the Fire Districtís
"Length Of Service Award Program" (LOSAP); a program in which
firefighters receive an annuity-type award at age 62 based on years of active
service to the fire district.
Being a member of the Beekman Fire Police is not all work, our members and
their families enjoy several social events that happen over the course of a year
and we all look forward to these camaraderie-building social functions.
The Beekman Fire Police are always in search of good, interested people, who
desire to make a positive difference in our town by reaching out and helping our
fellow neighbors. If you will supply the time, we will supply the training and
Police Code of Ethics
As a Fire Police Officer my fundamental duty is to serve mankind as I protect
firefighters in their efforts to save life and property.
To This End:
I Will be alert and
constant in my duties at all times.
I Will be constantly
mindful of the welfare and rights of others.
I Will be impartial in
my treatment of all persons coming under my jurisdiction.
I Will be firm, but
also courteous and helpful to all and my feelings shall not influence my
never be vulgar
or profane in my speech or actions when on duty.
I Will cooperate fully
with my superiors, fellow officers and all law enforcement agencies to provide
greater protection to the public and the fire department I serve.
I Will strive to
become more proficient in my duties as a Fire Police Officer by diligent study
and training at every opportunity.
regard my badge
of a Fire Police Officer as a symbol of trust from
my state, community and my fire department and act accordingly.
I Will constantly
strive to obtain these objectives as I serve as a Fire Police Officer.