Arlington Fire District, Poughkeepsie NY
The Arlington Fire District located in Dutchess County, New York, is one of three fire departments that serve the Town of Poughkeepsie. Around the clock fire protection and advanced life support ambulance services are provided to a mix use of residential, industrial and commercial properties, major roadways, as well as countless people visiting or traveling through the area. The District is home to many businesses, including International Business Machines Corporation, and renowned educational institutions such as Vassar College, Oakwoods Friends, and Poughkeepsie Day Schools.
On behalf of the Arlington Fire District, welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to visit. The men and women of this department consider public service a privilege and recognize our sworn responsibility to help ensure life safety, stabilize incidents, and conserve property. Since 1922, we have continued to deliver our services in a courteous, expedient and efficient manner. Simply stated, our personnel care deeply about their duty to serve and value the trust we are given.
Barbecue Grill Safety
U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 8,900 home structure and outdoor fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues per year. These fires caused an average of ten civilian deaths, 160 civilian injuries, and $118 million in direct property damage annually. The leading causes of grill fires were a failure to clean, having the grill too close to something that could catch fire and leaving the grill unattended.