About NYFD Retirees of Hudson Valley East


Our organization began in the early months of 2012 as the result of what we will call an "Executive Committee" meeting which took place at the VFW Post 5491 in Mahopac, NY.

Those present , who were all FDNY members of various ranks and including several ex-union personnel, unanimously saw the need for a representative body which could involve both active and retired NYC Firefighters living in the counties east of the Hudson River (hence the name NYFDHVE- Hudson Valley East).

Volunteers to fill the various positions in the organization were sought and agreed upon as the result of discussion and informal presentations. As time went by we searched for a home and meeting place which remains the main firehouse in Mahopac at the corner of Rt. 6 and Croton Falls Rd.

Our membership is open to all active and retired firefighters in the area and beyond who want to stay involved. Please join us as we keep watch over the issues which affect us and our families and as we help our members stay informed.

 Listed below are our Board Members:

 President: Tom Lynch, L-19

Vice President: Jim McGowan, R-3

Treasurer: John Hands, L-55

Recording Secretary: Phil McArdle Haz-Mat 1

Sergeant at Arms: Jim Hosford, L-38

Chaplin : Ray Callinan, L-17 

Membership Meetings


Membership meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 10:00 hrs. unless otherwise noted. There are no meetings in July & August.


Our meetings for the coming year are on the following dates:

September 17, 2015 starting at 1000 hrs.

October 15, 2015 starting at 1000 hrs.

November 19, 2015 starting at 1000 hrs.

December 17, 2015 starting at 1000 hrs.

Janunary 21, 2016 starting at 1000 hrs.

February 18, 2016 starting at 1000 hrs.

March 17, 2016 starting at 1000 hrs.

April 21, 2016 starting at 1000 hrs.

May 19, 2016 starting at 1000 hrs.

June 16, 2016 starting at 1000 hrs.


At the Mahopac Fire House that is located at:

(741 Route 6 Mahopac NY)

near the Carmel Town Offices.

Phone#: 845-628-3160