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

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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. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ #NeverForget #HomerNY ... See MoreSee Less

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Come on down to Emergency Services Day at Suggett Park in Cortland! πŸš’πŸš”πŸš‘ ... See MoreSee Less

2 weeks ago

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Firefighters perform rescue from an elevated platform today on Interstate 81 at Exit 12.

Today, at 10:10am the Homer Fire Department was dispatched to a report a subject with a medical emergency on I-81, upon arrival by our first response rescue unit at 10:15am, it was determined that the subject was on an elevated platform over the interstate and was unconscious. Additional resources were requested from the Homer Fire Department and the Technical Rescue Team from the City of Cortland Fire Department. The unconscious subject was extricated from the platform and TLC Ambulance transported the subject to the hospital. The condition of the patient is not known at this time. The incident was completed by 11:00am and traffic resumed normal conditions.

The Homer Fire Department was assisted on scene by the Cortland Fire Department, TLC Ambulance, Homer Police Department, and New York State Police.
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Hello, the helicopter was not related to this incident.

Wtg!! I drove by this in the opposite direction on 81. Was the victim mercy flighted? We saw a low flying copter as well.

3 weeks ago

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NEW INFO:

THERE IS A POSSIBILITY OF AN ISSUE WITH A PERSON UNNAMED AT THIS TIME, LET'S MOVE THIS UP THE PRIORITY LIST A BIT..

SHARES**** SHARES**** SHARES**** SHARES**** SHARES****SHARES****

LET'S GET THE SHARES OUT ON THIS ONE!

SHE HAS FOUR KIDS THAT NEED HER

POLICE SEEK MISSING CORTLAND WOMAN

City of Cortland Police Department is seeking the public's help finding a 25-year-old Mary Helms, from Cortland. Ms. Helms was last seen at 1 p.m. Friday. She is 5'8" tall, has brown eyes and her hair is currently dyed purple. She has several tattoos.

Ms. Helms was last seen driving a 2011 black Hyundai Sonata, NYS Plate# HJH-6127 . She's not posted anything to social media since going missing and is without her cell phone, which was found reset to its factory settings in her room.

Helms was last seen at 1 p.m. Friday at Frank & Mary's Diner's in Cortland, New York. She did not show up for her scheduled shift at the diner later that night. Ms. Helms did not meet family to go to the DMV. She never arrived for her four children at 5:30 p.m.

Ms. Helms may have attended a concert at Darien Lake on Friday night. Police ask anyone with photos or videos from the concert to review them to look for Helms.

Cortland Police ask anyone with information to call 607-753- 3001.

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cc: Cortland/Tompkins Co. Fire Wire, City of Cortland Fire Dept., Cortlandville Fire Department , Cortland Professional Firefighters Association, Neptune Hose Co #1 of Dryden Inc., Whitney Point Fire Dept
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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