The Bayport Fire Department was organized by area residents in 1891 as the Bayport Hose Company. Through donations,…More the Company purchased a hose cart and built the first firehouse. The hook and ladder company was formed a few years later, and the name was changed to the Bayport Fire Department. In the 1920s, the Bayport Fire District municipality was created as a tax-collecting entity to provide fire protection.
The fire district built a new fire headquarters at Snedecor Avenue and Railroad Street in the 1950s; this location is the current headquarters for the district and department. Today the department operates with four companies (Hose, Hook and Ladder, Engine and Fire Police) and two squads (Rescue and Water Rescue), three engines, a hook and ladder truck, brush truck, rescue truck, water-rescue truck, two boats, three support/traffic vehicles, three chief's cars, a bus and a tractor trailer.