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Town of Riverhead

Fire Protection

The Fire Marshal's Office mission is to safeguard the health, safety and welfare of it's residents and visitors through public education and the enforcement of applicable codes.

  • Enforce applicable codes to assure the health and safety of Town residents and visitors

  • To serve as a source of  fire prevention and public safety materials and to provide education programs for organizations upon request.

  • Protect business interests through the use of public education and the fair and consistent enforcement of fire prevention and building codes.

  • To maintain records of existing buildings and businesses (excluding one and two family dwellings and exempt agricultural buildings) for compliance including fire safety and other related issues.

  • To issue permits in accordance with requirements of the Fire Code of NYS and the Code of the Town of Riverhead (Public Assembly, Hazmat Storage, Hazmat Use, etc.)

  • To enforce codes regarding commercial buildings and property that are in disrepair and not properly maintained secure and to pursue enforcement actions (Chapter 54) at the direction of the Town Board.

  • To assist in Town safety policies related to fire safety and other safety related programs.

  • To provide professional and technical support to the Volunteer Fire Departments in the Town of Riverhead through fire prevention programs, the review of site plans, building plans and inspections of new and existing commercial buildings, complete and accurate fire investigations, and provide hazardous material technical assistance.

  • To continue to jointly work with Suffolk County and neighboring townships to address the problem of juvenile firesetters.



All completed downloaded forms can be faxed to:
The Fire Protection Division at: 631-727-3370
or mailed to:

The Riverhead Fire Protection 
201 Howell Avenue
Riverhead, NY 11901

    Contact Us
    Craig Zitek
    Chief Fire Marshal Ext. 209

    David Andruszkiewicz
    Fire Marshal I Ext. 208

    Fire Prevention Inspector Ext. 266
    Account Clerk Typist Ext. 601

    Phone: 631-727-3200

    201 Howell Avenue
    Riverhead, NY 11901

    Monday - Friday
    8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.