The Sparrowbush Engine Company (SECO) strives to provide both a life and fire safe environment for the community at large (known as the Sparrowbush Fire District, which consists of approximately 50 sq miles in the Town of Deer Park, County of Orange, State of New York), the constituents that it serves within that community and the volunteer firefighters employed in this endeavor. SECO operates in a varied spectrum of environments throughout the seasons, including but not limited to extreme heat and humidity, extreme cold weather and those areas in-between. These conditions can spawn hazardous conditions from droughts, forest fires, general localized flooding from spring rains/T-storms, to major flooding from ice flows, hurricanes, snow and ice storms. These conditions can also create encounters with reptile/animal bites, hypothermia, drowning and diseases such as Lyme disease, West Nile Virus, and Encephalitis.
To counter these possible exposures, SECO provides trained personnel in Structural/Wildfire suppression, a Basic Life Support (BLS) first responder service thru EMT’s, a Trained Technical Rescue team, Swift Water Rescue & Recovery team ( Dive Squad), and Auto Accident Extrication. Although some members are trained in confined space and hazardous material response to the Technician level, at this time SECO relies on Mutual Aid support and the Orange County Haz-Mat team for these services. SECO in turn offers Mutual Aid support in all the above noted areas to our neighboring communities, within and outside the Town of Deer Park, County of Orange and State of New York.
SECO has two stations to serve the community. Station 1 being located at 79 Main St. and Station 2 located at 1027 St Rte 42.
The following equipment are stationed at Station 1: 1 Pumper E-844, 1 Tanker TA-842, 1 Light duty rescue R-846, 1 Heavy Rescue R-848, 1 Fire Police Van M-841, 1 Airboat, 1 Jet ski, Kubota RTV and support trailer
The following equipment is located at Station 2: 1 Pumper-Tanker E-845, 1 Mini-Pumper E-843, 1 ATV and trailer, and the District car M-847 used for personnel transport and fire police/EMS assistance.