Poughkeepsie Firefighters - Local 596

Welcome to the website of the City of Poughkeepsie Professional Firefighters. Members of the International Association of Firefighters, Local 596. The City of Poughkeepsie Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 596 consists of 65 uniform members of the fire department. This includes 52 Firefighters, 5 Captains, and 8 Lieutenants.

The members of IAFF Local 596 operate 3 engines and two trucks at all times. These companies are staffed with a minimun 2 Firefighters on each apparatus, 1 Lieutenant on Engine 2, and 1 Captain as Shift Commander on Car 10. [ More... ]

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Recent News

Roger Whitman begins his retirement


After 41 years as a professional and 10 as a volunteer, Roger Whitman begins his retirement celebrating with the men he has mentored throughout his long career. Roger will be missed, Not only for his amazing firefighter experience, but his personality as well. God luck to our senior man! Any pictures of event, please forward to bwilson@local596.


Jan 6, 20012: A serious MVA occurred on Academy st. near Livingston st which Firefighters from Eng 1 and Eng 3 had to perform extrication on one of the drivers.

Darryl Strawberry Autograph event!


In Remembrance of Detective John Falcone Rest In Peace



Feb 9, 2011: An Alarm of Fire was dispatched for smoke coming from the attic of 24 Lexington ave. First due Engine 2 transmitted the 10-75 with smoke showing. The fire was located in the ceiling of the 2nd floor. The fire was under control within a half hour and there were no Firefighter injuries.

2ND ALARM 90 HUDSON AVE. 1/23/11



It is with deep regret that Local 596 acknowledges the passing of 24 year Veteran Capt. David Seifts. More information to follow as it is received.

UPDATE: Calling Hours will be Friday Jan 21, 2011 at Doyle Funeral Home on Hooker Ave from 5pm - 7pm. No Flowers and donations made to either American cancer Society or Hospice. Memorial Services will be held at 7pm by Jerry Lindley.