Realizing the need for additional fire equipment and personnel on the peninsula, a group of concerned Port Washington citizens formed the Protection Engine Company #1 in the fall of 1891.
Headquartered on South Washington street with an Annex building on Channel Drive, Protection Engine Company #1 operates three Fire Engines (“pumpers”) that are each capable of pumping over 1,250 gallons of water per minute on to a fire.
Each of Protection’s and Flower Hill’s engines carry some 3000 feet of hoseline ranging in diameter from 1″ (“booster lines”) to 4″ (“supply lines”). At the scene of a fire, Protection and Flower Hill work as a team to provide the necessary agents for fire suppression. Effective fire suppression comes about as the result of successful coordination of the various companies operations.
14 South Washington St
Port Washington, NY 11050-3216
Port Washington, NY 11050