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.

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Awesome jobs !

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Ohh! That looks expensive!

Nice looking, I'm a member of Skaneateles VFD and we have Three 4guys built riggs now, 2 of wich are 1800 gallon tanker/engine's (12 n 21) are our tanker-engine's. 21 is based out of eastside station 'n 12 is out of station #1. Our newest Eng11ine is a 4Guys with C.A.F.System (foam) out of station 1 as our first out in district engine! Anyways your new rig is lookin good!!

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Merry Christmas 🎁🎄

Merry Christmas

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Latest forecast from the National Weather service, heavy snow expected into Monday evening.

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Faye Christy Strauf Wayde Train Strauf

Homer Fire Department

Mahlon Irish

Fire Chief

Michael Harter

Deputy Fire Chief

Joseph Riley

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