2 days ago
Who out there is looking for a clean, fully loaded daily driver?
The replacement is about $550,000 give or take, and should be here soon.
We budget $100,000 per year into our reserves to ensure we can replace our trucks at recommended intervals.
NFPA recommends replacing rather than repairing trucks at 20 years, and simple replacement after 25 years of service.
It's very important to myself and the Village Board of Trustees that we do all we can to provide our first responders with the best equipment we can, it is the least we can do considering all that they risk for us.
Our ladder truck will cost over $2 million to replace when the time comes.
Fire protection is expensive and becoming more expensive every year. This is why we raised our contract rates to be more in line with other fire departments in the area. We had been charging half what other departments charge.
We made those adjustments so that Village of Homer residents are not unfairly burdened with costs that the towns we provide fire protection services for should be sharing.
Money is tight and taxes are high, so it is important that everyone pulls their own weight. ... See MoreSee Less
I remember when they bought that I was still in high school
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5 days ago
A great weekend coming up in the Village of Homer! "...so come on down and get your seats for the next home game! Bring the kids! We got entertainment for the whole family!""FRI & Sat Jan 24-25 Come out of hibernation for the Village of Homer, NY's WINTERFEST ❄️ Bonfires & fireworks, food, fun and MORE! bit.ly/37RWeAc ... See MoreSee Less
Some of the cutest kids I know in this photo! Barry Kerner Tracy Along Bertram Melissa Griswold Burt