Fire Island Association

Our mission is to enhance and protect the island we all love and preserve it for future generations.
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Fire Island Association, P.O. Box 42, Brightwaters, NY 11718

Recent News

Fire Island Breach Stable 5 Years After Sandy, Study Says

Five years after Sandy breached Fire Island, the new channel between the Atlantic and Great South Bay is shifting, but stable and unlikely to increase bay-front storm flooding, a new study found. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) made the findings in what the federal...

Register to Vote in Fire Island by 10/12

All Fire Island homeowners and their families, as well as permanent residents, are allowed to vote from Fire Island regardless of where they also live or own property. But you must register to vote six weeks prior to the election and then you can vote by absentee...

Alexcy Romero Named FINS Superintendent

By Ellen Yan @NewsdayAtNite Updated August 19, 2018 7:52 PM The blue skies, the water slapping the boat, the wooden walkways on the sliver of sand — former Long Islander Alexcy Romero will never forget the moment, more than 25 years ago, when he...

On Fire Island Ferries, Aging Mariners Seek Successors

New York Times, By Corey Kilgannon, Sept. 2, 2018   BAY SHORE, N.Y. — With a smooth spin of the heavy iron steering wheel, Capt. Ernie Villing backed the Fire Island Belle out of its ferry slip and set course for a thin, gauzy strip on the hazy horizon across the...

Lecture on 6/9 by ACOE Senior Engineer Lynn Bocamazo

Lynn Bocamazo, the Army Corps Senior Engineer for FIMI, will be the speaker at the Sayre Lecture in Point O Woods this year. SATURDAY, JUNE 9th at 3:45pm Lynn is extremely familiar with the shore management issues facing Fire Island now and in the future. Her lecture...

Old Inlet Flyover Update from Dr. Charles Flagg 4-27-18

Reprinted with Permission from Dr. Charles Flagg Charles Flagg / School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Stony Brook University This is a quick note on the status of the breach after the series of nor’easters we have had over the past month and a half.  In the past...

Working for Fire Islanders Since 1955

The Fire Island Association represents the interests of all seventeen communities, 4000 homes, and dozens of businesses on Fire Island. As a steward of this resource, FIA takes very seriously its obligation to weigh the consequences of many issues and activities on the Island and how they might impact the future of Fire Island as a whole and it’s enjoyment by future generations.

Help us preserve the island you love

Fire Island has always been a “paradise” for its residents. Over the years, the 17 Fire Island communities have collectively demonstrated a passionate determination for protecting the fragile barrier beach environment and preserving the unique Fire Island lifestyle. In 1962, for example, when the island was threatened with a 4-lane parkway for cars, Island residents from several communities united to prevent construction of “The Moses Road,” affirming the seashore’s principle of natural conservancy, and assuring that the rate of community development would be kept to reasonable levels.

With its stunning natural environment, outstanding recreational opportunities, and relaxed quality of life, Fire Island is a unique and irreplaceable resource for residents and visitors alike.

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