Mohawk Engine Company #5
Captain - Jeff Kempf Jr.
1st Lt. - Christopher Gugler
2nd Lt.- John Fortunato
Mohawk Engine Company # 5, Mohawk Engine Company # 5, founded in 1955, is stationed on Union Boulevard within WIFD's Headquarters. Company 5 handles emergency fire alarms for the community of West Islip and is the premier mutual aid company to our surrounding departments. The members of Mohawk Engine Company, pride themselves on being the finest trained company within the West Islip Fire Department with regular trainings at the Suffolk County Fire Academy as well as weekly training within the department. Mohawk has always prided itself on being very aggressive in both interior attack and fire suppression tactics. The Mohawk Engine Company is proud to call themselves, “The Pride of West Islip.”
This all volunteer company staffs two engines out of WIFD Headquarters. These units include, 3-17-6 a 2011 Pierce Impel "Quint" w/ a 75ft Ladder and a 2000 GPM pump, and 3-17-7, a 2004 Pierce Lance 1500 GPM pumper. The Mohawk Engine Company will be replacing the previous 3-17-5, a 2002 Pierce Sky Boom, with a state of the art Pierce pumper, currently being built and plans on being put into service within the next year.