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

Tonight Homer Firefighters were provided training by Four Town First Aid Squad on their new mechanical CPR device. This machine performs near perfect chest compressions, increasing the quality of compressions and consistency greatly.

Homer FD is thankful that Four Town Ambulance has recently acquired this new machine, and for the training they provided to local FD's that will be assisting on the scenes.

Four Town Ambulance is based in southern Cayuga County, and they respond to multiple townships including the Town of Summerhill which is covered by the Homer Fire Department.
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2 weeks ago

Homer Fire Department

The Homer Fire Department had a Firefighter graduate the local Firefighter "Academy" this year. Congratulations to all the firefighters of Boot Camp class #18.Firefighter Boot Camp XVIII or as they call themselves "18 in 18" graduated after putting in over 190 hours of hard work and dedication for the last 3 months. These individuals hail from 3 different counties and deserve a huge round of applause for what they accomplished as a unified group of fine young men and woman.

Good luck in your fire service futures...
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The Homer Fire Department had a Firefighter graduate the local Firefighter Academy this year. Congratulations to all the firefighters of Boot Camp class #18.

4 weeks ago

Homer Fire Department

With the first significant snowfall of the year expected tonight, here are a few friendly safety reminders...With the coming snow ❄️☃️, we'd like to remind everyone to take time to clear snow from the hydrants near your home! Three feet all the way around saves precious time in an emergency. Also, please make sure that your natural gas and propane air intakes and vents are clear of snow drifts. This will help to prevent a carbon monoxide incident in your home! 🚫🔥♨️🌨🌨👩‍🚒👨‍🚒🚑🚒🧯🏘🏠 ... See MoreSee Less

With the first significant snowfall of the year expected tonight, here are a few friendly safety reminders...

1 month ago

Homer Fire Department

Reminder Candy check tonight at the Home Fire Department from 6pm to 9pm. Stop in!
🎃👻🚒The Homer Police Department along with TLC Emergency Medical Services and The Homer Fire Department will be holding a Halloween candy check.

On Halloween night, between 6 pm and 9 pm at the Homer Fire Department, 45 South Main Street we will go over Halloween candy with a metal detector to detect metal fragments, pins or any other foreign metal objects.

Candy should always be inpected prior to consumption even if attending the check point as non metal objects such as wood or plastic will be undetected.

Anyone with questions should feel free to contact the Homer Police Department 607-749-2022 or TLC at 607-756-8389.
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Reminder Candy check tonight at the Home Fire Department from 6pm to 9pm. Stop in! 
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2 months ago

Homer Fire Department

On Saturday Homer Firefighters concluded our week long annual Fall Fire School.

This year the training consisted of 4 nights and 1 day, all packed with training for our firefighters.

Monday - Fire Attack Hose Stretches and Ground Ladders

Tuesday - Victim Search and Rescue & Firefighter Window Bailout

Wednesday - Chimney Fires & Tools/Equipment

Thursday - Vehicle Extrication, Basic Patient Packaging Techniques, and Incident Management training. On this night. the Homer Fire Department also invited a local EMT class. An excellent collaborative training.

Saturday - Tea, Building Exercises & Vehicle Fires
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Miss that part of my life, miss you guys, as a ex Preble fire fighter/EMT & TLC. But am enjoying retirement

Andrew Schrauben Andrew Schrauben

Homer Fire Department

Mahlon Irish

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