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

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11 hours ago

Homer Fire Department

Yesterday our Fire Chief (Mahlon Irish Jr) was at Spartan Motors in Lansing, Michigan to inspect the chassis of a new fire engine (502) for the Homer Fire Department. This apparatus has been the work of multi-year planning by the Engine Replacement Committee of the Homer Fire Department and the Village of Homer Board of Trustees.

This Engine will replace our oldest engine, 503, which is a 1996 and has lasted the community well for nearly 25 years. The new engine is expected to be placed in service in early 2020. The chassis is now going to be sent to Pennsylvania to Four Guys Fire Apparatus for final construction.

This is a large capital investment and the fire department is pleased to have the new apparatus to better serve the community, and appreciates the support of the Village of Homer Board of Trustees.
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Very nice. Congratulations to the Homer Fire Department. 🚒

Awesome! Congrats Homer Fire...can't wait to see the finished product!

Congrats!!!

Kevin Krause

Very nice

Congrats

503,had some good times on that one

Congratulations brother's

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The Homer Fire Department responded to 9 incidents in a short period of time due to the storm. Including multiple trees/wires down in the Village of Homer, Town of Homer, and Town of Scott, as well as responded to a possible garage fire in a neighboring department's district.

Yesterday was a busy day overall with 12 incidents that the Fire Department responded to in a 12hr period.

During this video the initial two calls can be heard being dispatched.
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Scott Magee you famous!

Wow.

Update: 0730am - Road is Now Open.

*** Traffic Alert*** Interstate 81 SB Closed at Exit 12 - Homer

Route 81 Southbound is closed at Exit 12 - Homer Exit to all traffic for an incident in the Cortland Area.

Traffic is being rerouted down Rt 281 and Rt 11.
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Update: 0730am  - Road is Now Open.

*** Traffic Alert***  Interstate 81 SB Closed at Exit 12 - Homer

Route 81 Southbound is closed at Exit 12 - Homer Exit to all traffic for an incident in the Cortland Area.

Traffic is being rerouted down Rt 281 and Rt 11.

On Sunday Firefighters and EMT's from the Homer Fire Department, Truxton Fire Department, and the Virgil Fire Department provided EMS/Wilderness Rescue services at the Annual WNYOA Harescramble event located on Sessions Hill Rd in the Town of Homer.

The event consisted of hundreds of participants and spectators, with 4 different races of dirt bikes and 4-wheeler's.
The FD crews treated multiple patients while at the event. Fortunately, there was not any serious injuries reported during the event.

The Homer Fire Department would like to thank the Virgil and Truxton fire departments for assisting with the event. A great example of our local volunteer fire departments helping each other for the safety of the event.
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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