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

Tornado Watch issued for most of Central NY. Please be aware of changing weather conditions late tonight.A tornado watch has been issued for parts of New York and Pennsylvania until 5 AM EDT ... See MoreSee Less

Tornado Watch issued for most of Central NY. Please be aware of changing weather conditions late tonight.

***Reminder NYS Burn Ban is in Effect***

An informative video from NYS DEC on the Statewide Burn Ban.

This time of the year small fires can quickly spread due to the presence of dry conditions and dead vegetation from the Winter season.

youtu.be/zNdd9ibSmQwNew York State now has a statewide ban on open burning beginning March 16th through May 14th annually. Wildfires can be prevented by using safe alternatives ...
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Last night the Homer Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in an apartment building on Pine St in the Village shortly after midnight. The first arriving Chief confirmed everyone had evacuated the structure, many of whom were assisted by the Homer Police Department, then the first arriving engine crew quickly advanced on the fire and extinguished in a timely manner, resulting in significant but isolated damage within the building.

A message from our Fire Chief M. Irish Jr :
"As Fire Chief I'd like to take a moment and thank the firefighters of the Homer FD for making quick work of a structure fire in the Village that could have VERY easily been much worse. Also a thank you to the City of Cortland FD and Cortlandville FD for their assistance, Cortland for an Engine and manpower, and Cortlandville for an Engine with a FAST team. Thank you to all.".

The Homer Fire Department would like to stress the importance of having working smoke detectors, remember to never remove the batteries.
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Thank u to the Homer Fire Department, Homer Police Department and all surrounding Departments for their commitment-I have always felt blessed and grateful to all - Great job !!! 😊❤️

Being on vacation this is one of the toughest times I've had to go through and I think the Homer Fire Department and all the help and support that you have supplied. Thank you from the bottom of my heart and God bless everyone is safe

Awesome job homer ty for a great job

Thank You and May God Bless all of you.. ❤️🙏🏻

Strong Work Homer!! Many thanks to Cortland and Cortlandville for their timely response and assistance. Thanks to HPD for helping residents! First Responding requires teamwork and planning. This kind of stuff doesn't happen without training, communication and cooperation. Thanks to all of you.

Great stop all. So much appreciation to all of you brave men and women

Good job boy's

Good job brother's

Great Job by all , Fire and Police. 🚒 🚔

Thank you all for your hard work!

Well done! 👍👍

Never remove i have to change mine or it dont work

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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