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

2 weeks ago

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2 months ago

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Update: Fire is out, truck now removed.

A truck caught fire outside of Homer Men & Boys here in Downtown Homer about 10 minutes ago, Homer Fire working to put out fire.
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Well done brothers

Good job guys

Great job of the HFD and HPD

Thanks Homer.

2 months ago

Homer Fire Department

Today Homer Firefighters honored our nation's Veterans and fallen heroes in Homer's Memorial Day Parade, a long standing tradition in the Village of Homer. ... See MoreSee Less

2 months ago

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Members of the Homer Fire Department and the Homer Police Department, along with individuals from multiple other agencies attended a training last night at the Homer High School.

The training was focused on the events and the actions before, after, and during the "Webster Tragedy". Which occurred on Dec 24th, 2012 in Webster NY (North East of Rochester), where 2 firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty by an armed shooter who ambushed the firefighters after he set his house on fire.

The training was a stark reminder of the dangers faced by first responders on a daily basis, especially on what appear to be "routine" calls. A special thank you to the Webster Police Department for presenting the lecture, and their focus on responder safety throughout the State.

Some agencies which had representatives in attendance included: Cortlandville Fire Department, City of Cortland Fire Dept. Truxton Fire Department, Harford Fire Department, Cincinnatus Fire Department , Virgil Fire Department, Varna Volunteer Fire Co. Neptune Hose Co #1 of Dryden Inc., and the Cortland County Department of Emergency Response and Communications,
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Members of the Homer Fire Department and the Homer Police Department, along with individuals from multiple other agencies attended a training last night at the Homer High School. 

The training was focused on the events and the actions before, after, and during the Webster Tragedy. Which occurred on Dec 24th, 2012 in Webster NY (North East of Rochester), where 2 firefighters were killed in the Line of Duty by an armed shooter who ambushed the firefighters after he set his house on fire. 

The training was a stark reminder of the dangers faced by first responders on a daily basis, especially on what appear to be routine calls. A special thank you to the Webster Police Department for presenting the lecture, and their focus on responder safety throughout the State. 

Some agencies which had representatives in attendance included: Cortlandville Fire Department, City of Cortland Fire Dept. Truxton Fire Department, Harford Fire Department, Cincinnatus Fire Department , Virgil Fire Department, Varna Volunteer Fire Co. Neptune Hose Co #1 of Dryden Inc., and the Cortland County Department of Emergency Response and Communications,Image attachmentImage attachment

2 months ago

Homer Fire Department

Yesterday evening Homer Firefighters joined the Preble Fire Department and the Tully Fire Department (Tully Fire & EMS) for a joint training, which was hosted by the Preble Fire Department.

The training consisted of vehicle stabilization and extrication, this is a topic that each Fire Department trains on frequently due to the high number of state and local highways within each department's response area.

The purpose of the training was to learn the techniques and equipment used by the neighboring departments. Due to decreasing personnel, fire departments are routinely called to assist one another, and this training was an excellent way for the departments to work together in a team environment outside of an emergency.

We would like to thank the Chiefs and Officers of the Preble Fire Department for this great training opportunity!

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Seen some familiar faces, I actually miss the fire service and EMS. It was part of me for 20+ yrs. Florida don't have volunteer FF or EMS

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