Fire Island is a narrow barrier island located south of Long Island, east of New York City. Zoomable map. The Island is 32 miles long, separating Great South Bay from the Atlantic Ocean. It was built by a process of accretion over many centuries. The island is made (and constantly remade) of sands which naturally shift.

FIE promotes environmental protection, which we believe is essential to preserving the quality of life that most islanders want. While we are not absolutely opposed to development, we seek to prevent unreasonable development that causes the quality of life to deteriorate. For example, we deplore the fact that developers have been routinely violating building codes, resulting in unacceptable population densities and endangering the dunes that are sine qua non to the island’s very existence.