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Our History 

The Franklin Square and Munson Fire Department traces its roots back to the early part of the Twentieth Century.  After several large fires occurred within the community, the need for some type of fire protection became critical.  The first fire company, Franklin Hook and Ladder Co. #1 of Munson, was organized in 1907.  It consisted of a horse-drawn cart with ladders and buckets.  The unit was housed in the town's first fire house, built by the company members on an area of farmland donated by one of the members.  A large bell, donated from an old schoolhouse in town, was mounted on the roof of the firehouse.  Whenever a fire broke out within the community, the bell was rung; sending out a signal to all of the volunteer firefighters.  They would come running to with their horses to pick up the ladder cart and go to the scene.  A reward was always given to the member who responded with the first set of horses to pull the ladder cart.

As the years past the town continued to grow.  As a result, more of a firefighting force was needed.  In 1923 another group of men organized the Franklin Square Hose and Chemical Company.  This company acquired a motorized engine and housed it in a second firehouse in downtown Franklin Square.

The Franklin Square & Munson Fire Department was organized in 1924 when the Franklin Hook & Ladder Company of Munson and the Franklin Square Hose & Chemical Company merged to form the Franklin Square & Munson Fire District. Each company had its own firehouse on Hempstead Turnpike, which still stand today; the Hook & Ladder house is now a church and the Hose & Chemical house is a Chinese Food Restaurant.

In 1959, a new firehouse designed to house the entire department was constructed on its current site on Liberty Place. Today, the department consists of three engine companies, a ladder company, a rescue company and an EMS company.

The department protects an area of about three square miles consisting of  Franklin Square, Garden City South, and parts of West Hempstead, with a population of approximately thirty thousand people.  Annually, the department responds to over one thousand fire and medical emergencies


Mark your Calendars!!!Join us on Saturday June 1st, 2024, at our 100th Anniversary Parade & Celebration. The Parade will start at the firehouse and head west on Hempstead Turnpike ending at Renken Blvd.  The celebration will follow at the Plattduetsche Park Biergarten. Plattduetsche Admission $8.00 food and beverages available for purchase. 

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We will be selling T-shirts & 50/50 Raffles. 

100th Anniversary Commemorative Journal

We will be giving out a commemorative journal with our history to remember this amazing milestone. We would like to know if you, your business, or community group would like to take a journal page in the book that will be a lasting tribute for our 100th Anniversary.


Thank you to our 100th Anniversary Journal Sponsors

Plattduetsche Old Folks Soc

Chief Cigars

Franklin Square Contracting

Precision Sounds Entertainment

Garden City DanceStudio

Plattduetsche Park Resturant

Krauss Funeral Home

South Hempstead Fire Department

Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce

Franklin Funeral Home

NCFF Pipes & Drums

Flower Shoppe

Sew Fine Embroidery

MWM Graphics

Romeos Pizzeria

Franklin Square Civic Association

Custom Monogram Shop

The Hetzel Family

The Dand Family

Franklin Square School District

Franklin Square Civilian Patrol

Valley Stream Fire Department

Franklin Square & Munson Fire District

7th Battalion Chiefs Council

Malverne Fire Department

Franklin Square Historical Society

The Stoooff Family

DiRosa Hair Salon

Country Arts in Flowers

Taubs Carpet & Tile

Syosset Fire Department Co. 3

American Lodge 2245

Ridgewood Savings Bank

Morton Civic Assoc

Great Neck Alerts

Bellrose Terrace Fire Department

Nassau Paediatrics

Glen Oaks Electric

Wah Luck Kitchen

Philip & Sons

Garden Care Center

People Dollar Discount

MV Automotive

BP Gas

Sandys Party Supply

Stewart Manor Fire Department

Metz Kitchen and Bath

The Dreyfus Family

Advanced Graphic Technologies LLC

Click the PDF link below to view our Journal

Franklin Square & Munson

Fire Department 


841 Liberty Place
Franklin Square NY,  11010


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