Department History

The Homer Fire Department was formed in 1873 with the organization of Triumph Hose Co. No. 1. Since that time the department has grown and changed in many ways. We now are made up of Triumph Hose Co. No. 1, Tioughnioga Hose Co. No. 2, and West Side Hose Co. No. 3. There was a fourth Company, Homer Hook and Ladder Co., which was active from 1935 to 2010. Each of these companies has their own Captain, Lieutenant and administrative officers and has a membership limit of 30 firefighters. The department is very active in terms of the number of alarms we handle. For the year 2009-2010 we ran 772 fire and EMS alarms. Our district is about 125 square miles, and we cover about 13,000 population. This district is made up of the Village of Homer, the Town of Homer, Town of Scott, Town of Summerhill, and the north central portion of the Town of Cortlandville. The department operates from one station situated in the Village of Homer.

Homer Fire Department Updates

1 week ago

Homer Fire Department

Very important safety message for children and adults. The simple act of closing the door may save your life, because the barrier can create survivable areas during a fire.

UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute
UL FSRI's "Closing the Door on Fire Deaths" Satelite Media Tour reached an audience of over 121 million people via 209 broadcast airings and 29 multi-media news releases.
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3 weeks ago

Homer Fire Department

Throughout the past week members of the Homer Fire Department participated in the department's annual Fall Fire School. It consists of 4 weeknights and a Saturday, over 20 hours of training. Topics covered include hydrants, hose line operations, ground and aerial ladder operations, ventilation techniques, water supply, search and rescue, forcible entry, and vehicle extrication. This is an extensive program that allows both new and senior members the ability to learn new skills.

This has been a long tradition of the fire department and has led to increased proficiency when operating at emergency scenes.
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Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong. Stay ready! You got this HFD, you always did, you always will.

Good job to everyone!! Proud to be a Homer Firemen and one of your Chief's!!

So proud of you Brian Ponticello you juggled work fire school and caring for me this past week your my hero

Stop in to our Fire Prevention Open House tonight. We will be having our turkey demonstration, smoke house, and of course cider and donuts. ... See MoreSee Less

Stop in to our Fire Prevention Open House tonight. We will be having our turkey demonstration, smoke house, and of course cider and donuts.

1 month ago

Homer Fire Department

Today the Homer Fire Department participated in Bells Across America, a National event prepared by the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. The Department rang our bell at the fire station 5 times at 12:00 o'clock today, this signifies our fire department's ID number #12005. The event held this weekend is to pay respect to the fallen heroes across our great country. The event was followed by brief moment of silence at our fire station in honor of our fallen brothers and sister firefighters.

Below is a video of the event so all can hear the ringing echo of the bell throughout the village. Also pictured below is the Homer Fire Department's Memorial for our active members who have passed away, and the 9/11 Memorial located in front as well which honors the fallen first responders and civilians, and our armed forces who gave the greatest sacrifice. 🇺🇸
#BellsAcrossAmerica #NFFF #HomerNY
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2 months ago

Homer Fire Department

Yesterday the American Legion and other agencies held a 9/11 Memorial Service in Homer at the site of a piece of steel from the Twin Towers. The Homer Fire Department, Homer Police Department, NY State Troopers, and Cortland County Sheriff's Department, as well as local residents were all in attendance. 🇺🇸 #NeverForget #HomerNY ... See MoreSee Less

Homer Fire Department

Robert Johnson

Fire Chief

Charlie Ford

Deputy Fire Chief

Robert Johnson

1st Assistant Fire Chief

Steven Hayes

2nd Assistant Fire Chief

45 S. Main Street
P.O. Box 58
Homer, NY 13077
Tel: (607) 749-3121
Fax: (607) 749-4948

Fire Department Board

  • Tim Maxson, President
  • Donald Hurteau, Vice President
  • Randy McKay, Treasurer
  • Richard Elmer Sr., Secretary