Our Mission, Vision and Values

Mission: To protect lives, property, and the environment through prompt, professional, humanitarian services essential to the health, safety, and well-being of the community.

Vision: To be recognized by those we serve and our members as a model of excellence in providing fire protection, emergency medical services, and community risk reduction while fostering a culture of safety, innovation, and inclusivity.

Values: Courage, Compassion, and Commitment guide us in all we do. We strive for excellence through integrity, respect, and teamwork.


Our History

Founded in 1912, the Roosevelt Fire Department has a long and proud history of serving the Roosevelt community. Starting with just a handful of volunteers and minimal equipment, our department has grown over the decades into a robust team of dedicated firefighters and EMTs. From our humble beginnings, we have evolved with advancements in firefighting and emergency medical services, always aiming to provide the highest level of protection and care to our community.

Leadership Team

  • Chief of Department: Hector Tyler Jr.
  • 1st Assistant Chief: Ewan P. Dawkins
  • 2nd Assistant Chief: Abner Vasquez

Our leadership team brings decades of fire service experience and a deep commitment to the safety and well-being of both our firefighters and the community we serve.

Fire Department Structure

The Roosevelt Fire Department is comprised of volunteer members including firefighters, emergency medical technicians, and fire police, organized into several companies:

  • Hose and Engine Companies
  • Emergency Company
  • Alpha Hook and Ladder Company
  • Fire Police

These companies operate under the guidance of the leadership team and the Board of Fire Commissioners, ensuring a coordinated response to emergencies and community needs.

Stations and Apparatus

Our department operates out of three main stations, each equipped with modern firefighting and emergency medical apparatus to meet the diverse needs of our community:

  • Headquarters: 56 West Centennial Avenue, housing the administration and main response units including engines, ladder trucks, and special operations equipment.
  • Station #3: 325 Babylon Turnpike, houses Hose and Engine Company #3, with engine, rescue, and support vehicles.
  • Station #1: 51 Park Avenue, (coming soon) will be home to Hose and Engine Company #1, equipped with engine and specialized firefighting apparatus.

Our fleet is maintained to the highest standards, ensuring readiness to respond to any call for service, protecting the Roosevelt community with efficiency and professionalism.

Duty. Honor. Community.