On arrival it was discovered a rubbish bin had been set on fire and pushed against the local community centre.
Officers began dousing the flames, but soon came under attack from a number of youths.
The stones and other objects caused damage to a fire appliance and resulted in one officer being taken to hospital.
The extent of his injuries were unknown last night, although they were thought to be minor.
It is understood a number of fellow officers accompanied him to the hospital.
Station Commander for the area Keith Black said any attack on his officers was a "very serious" matter.
"I encourage anyone with influence in this community to bring that influence to bear. We want to stamp out these attacks," he added.
"What people don't realise is that our firefighters are from the local Antrim area, they are carrying out attacks on people who maybe live down the street or people who live in the same estate.
"Any attack on a firefighter is an attack on the whole community."
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