Kingston Professional Firefighters Association
IAFF Local 461

Proudly serving the citizens of Kingston, NY since 1918

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About Kingston Professional Firefighters - IAFF Local 461

Located on the banks of the Hudson River in historic Kingston, New York, the Kingston Professional Firefighters Association is a labor organization that represents the men and women employed by the Kingston Fire Department. Operating from three stations, members of Local 461 provide fire, medical, rescue, scuba and hazardous materials protection to the 23,000 people in a 9 square mile area.

Local 461 is an affiliate of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF), headquartered in Washington, DC. The IAFF represents more than 295,000 full-time professional firefighters and paramedics who protect 85 percent of the nation's population. The IAFF is one of the most active lobbying organizations in Washington; its Political Action Committee, FIREPAC, is among the top one percent of the more than 4,000 PACs in the country.

The IAFF is the driving force behind nearly every advance in the fire and emergency services in the 20th century-from the introduction of shift schedules early in the last century to the enactment of SAFER grant funding in 2003. With extremely active political and legislative programs, and with recognized experts in the fields of occupational health and safety, fire-based emergency medical services and hazardous materials training, the IAFF has established professional standards for the North American fire service.

Today, the IAFF is the primary advocate for providing fire fighters and paramedics with the tools they need to perform their jobs. The IAFF provides a strong voice in the development and implementation of new training and equipment and has worked hard to ensure the proper staffing of fire and EMS departments.


News & Information

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Car Accident

Sep 02, 2019
On September 2, 2019, at about 11:55 am, Kingston Professional Firefighters were dispatched with Engine 1, Engine 2, and Car 3 to the vicinity of 223 Hurley Ave for a report of a motor vehicle accident with injuries.

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Motorcycle Accident

Aug 29, 2019
On August 29, 2019, at about 1643, Engine 1, Engine 3 and Car 3 were dispatched to a report of a motorcycle fire in the area of Garraghan Drive and Route 9W.

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Tanker Truck Rollover

Mar 10, 2019
The Kingston Fire Department was activated by the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services as part of the Foam Task Force that responded, along with the agency's foam trailer, to the Bullville Fire Department for a reported tanker truck rollover.

In Our Community

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Happy Labor Day

Sep 02, 2019
From our family to yours we would like to wish you a happy and safe Labor Day weekend.

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Saint Baldrick's Fundraiser

Mar 03, 2019
Firefighter D'Orazio and Firefighter Rose shaved their heads as part of a St. Baldrick’s fundraiser to raise money to help find cures for childhood cancers.

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Keep Your Hydrant Clear

Jan 31, 2019
Snow is coming our way! Remember to keep your hydrant clear of snow after any storm.


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Fill the Boot

Since 1954, IAFF members have shown an unwavering commitment to defeating muscular dystrophy and related life-threatening diseases.

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