Historically, Shelter Island had two active fire departments — one in Shelter Island Heights, founded in 1895,…More and another one located in the center of town, founded in 1932. The two brigades merged in 1997 and, today, 80 volunteers respond to about 300 calls a year.
The department has ladders trucks, pumper trucks and rescue trucks and boats but does not have ambulance services. Emergency medical response on the island is provided by the last American Red Cross ambulance service in the country.
Cutchogue Fire Department 260 New Suffolk Rd, Cutchogue, NY11935 Organized in 1928, the Cutchogue Fire Department has 110 volunteers to serve the hamlets of Cutchogue and New Suffolk…More and assist neighboring fire departments. In 1928, firefighters had one truck and responded to six calls; now, the brigade owns 10 fire and rescue vehicles, two rescue boats and several support vehicles and responds to about 450 calls a year. The department also has a band, a drill team, a ladies auxilary, and a junior fire department. Its annual chicken barbecue, which began in the summer of 1956, has become known as "Long Island's Largest Chicken Barbecue" and even draws celebrity foodies such as Martha Stewart to the North Fork.
The Broken Down Valise 180 Pike St, Mattituck, NY11952 The Broken Down Valise is a favorite pub with locals and for those on late-night excursions. The atmosphere is very…More casual. It is located just off of Love Lane in Mattituck, across from the Long Island Railroad station on Pike Street. The Valise has been temporarily closed due to a recent fire, but damage was minimal and management plans to re-open in the near future.