Pelham Manor Village Fire Department 4 Penfield Pl, Pelham, NY10803 The Pelham Manor Village Fire Department has 17 professional firefighters and 25 volunteers led by Chief Joseph…More Ruggiero. The fire department conducts an extensive, year-round fire prevention program. This program includes quarterly fire inspections at commercial properties, an annual fire prevention education program presented at elementary schools, and a free smoke detector installation program for residential properties that need them.
Founded in 1927, the Village of Pelham Fire Department employs eight paid firefighters as well as 25 volunteer…More firefighters. The department is staffed seven days a week, 24 hours a day, with three on-duty career firefighters to respond to emergency calls.
The department has two engine trucks, one ladder truck and an EMS/rescue vehicle. All paid firefighters are EMT-certified and can provide first-responder basic life support for medical emergencies.
In addition to firefighting and other emergency services, the department provides fire prevention and safety education to schools and other organizations. The department is always looking for new volunteer firefighters.
What began as an after-school program in 1986 eventually evolved into a full-on nursery program once founder, Mary…More O'Connell, recognized the neighborhood's need for Junior Wonders Nursery School.
Since 1992, Junior Wonders has offered 2, 3 and 4-year-old children half-day morning and afternoon classes in the Community Church of the Pelhams. The staff aims to teach self-expression, body coordination, language skills, sharing and school readiness skills and invites guest speakers throughout the year, like members of the Pelham Police and Fire Departments.
Parents get to join in the activities for monthly and seasonal events, including the Halloween Parade and Family Fun Day.
Pelham Manor was originally home to the Siwanoy Indians who sold approximately 9,200 acres (today's Pelham, New…More Rochelle and part of the Bronx) to William Pell in 1654. The Village of Pelham Manor was incorporated into Pelham in 1891.
Today, about 5,500 residents populate the 1.2-square-mile region.
James O'Connor serves as the Village of Pelham Manor's mayor. Village hall houses the police and fire departments.
The Village of Pelham Manor shares its school system with the Village of Pelham. Students have four options for public elementary schools that feed directly to the Pelham Middle School and Pelham Memorial High School.
Though Manhattan and neighboring Westchester counties are right nearby, the Village of Pelham Manor's Four-Corner shopping district keeps residents entertained with its coffee shops, restaurants and shopping.