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Covid - 19 Updates


July 01, 2020

  • COVIDSUFFOLK: REMINDER Persons traveling from states w increasing spread of COVID must quarantine for 14 days coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory

June 30, 2020

  • COVIDSUFFOLK: For mental health services related to COVID19: suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Health-Services/Mental-Hygiene/Behavioral-Health-Wellness-Campaign


June 2, 2020

  • COVIDSUFFOLK: Residents who are experiencing hunger or have no means to accessing food can call 311 seven days a week from 9am-8pm for further guidance.

June 1, 2020

  • COVIDSUFFOLK: Suffolk County has launched virtual career & talent portal as part of the County 's Forward initiative. Go to: http://scnyforward.info/


May 31, 2020

  • COVIDSUFFOLK: NYS has extended property tax deadlines 21 days to 6/21 with no penalty and interest. Call 311 from 9am-8pm for further information


May 15, 2020

  • COVIDSUFFOLK: Association for Mental Health and Wellness is offering COVID19 bereavement support groups. Go to bereavement.mhaw.org


May 14, 2020

  • COVIDSUFFOLK: Rite Aid locations in Shirley & Selden are providing COVID19 tests at no cost to those 18+. Must pre-register online at riteaid.com to schedule. 05/14/2020


May 12, 2020

  • UPDATE: Per NYS, low-risk businesses (landscaping and gardening) & outdoor, low-risk recreational activities will reopen on 5/15. For more info: forward.ny.gov 05/12/2020


April 20, 2020

  • COVIDSUFFOLK: Long Island Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence is currently offering telehealth services. Call 24 hr hotline at 631-979-1700 05/08/2020



Today's Fire Danger is


The forecasted Fire Danger Rating for today is MODERATE


Comments: Ground fire conditions exist where fire in duff can smolder and later reignite. The Keetch-Byram Drought Index is a drought index that relates to the flammability of organic material in the ground. The current KBDI is around 500 which indicates lower litter and duff layers actively contribute to fire intensity and will burn actively.



Fires can start from most accidental causes but, with the exception of lightning fires in some areas, (which are rare on Long Island), the number of starts is generally low. Fires in open cured grasslands will burn briskly and spread rapidly on windy days. Timber fires spread slowly to moderately fast. The average fire is of moderate intensity, although heavy concentrations of fuel, especially draped fuel, may burn hot. Short-distance spotting may occur, but is not persistent. Fires are not likely to become serious and control is relatively easy.



This fire danger level is indicated by the color blue along with the word MODERATE on fire danger signs.



DEC Seeks Public Assistance to Combat Recent Outbreak of Pine Barrens Forest Fires

Following the occurrence of five forest fires on Federal, State, Suffolk County and private lands since mid-April, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Forest Rangers are working with Suffolk County, Brookhaven, Riverhead fire marshals, and Brookhaven National Lab firefighters to deploy new technologies to investigate the potential source/s of these incidents.

State and local officials are asking anyone with knowledge of these fires to contact DEC's Office of Public Protection at (518) 408-5858 or the Suffolk County, Brookhaven, or Riverhead fire marshal's offices.

Besides damaging habitat, uncontrolled fires have the potential to impact nearby residences and pose a risk to volunteer firefighters.

In total the five fires have burned approximately 167 acres in Long Island's Pine Barrens region.

For more information on preventing wildfires, please visit DEC's website.




See our fire prevention pages for more information







Ridge Fire Department, Ridge, NY Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Ridge Fire Department and its members protect and preserve life, property and the environment by providing effective prevention programs and prompt, efficient, professional and highly qualified fire protection and emergency services to the communities within the Ridge Fire District. When possible, we will make our personnel and resources available to our neighboring and external agencies in their time of need, recognizing that we too may require their assistance from time to time in protecting our communities.





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