Homer Fire Station

Homer Fire Station

Posted by  //  March 19, 2023  //  Articles

By Jaxyn Boyce

Founded in 1873 through Triumph Hose number one, it has continued to grow, adding two additional companies: Tioughnioga Hose Co. No. 2, and West Side Co. No. 3. The building that now stands in the center of town has served as the official site since 1941.  Including Homer, it also serves Scott, Summerville, and the center of Cortlandville. In an upcoming event, this community symbol will be celebrating its 150th anniversary. Among other things, this department has also held field days featuring bands and tow trucks. It can also be seen in the well-known Homer parades. They often hold fundraisers, like the chicken barbecue, to continue helping citizens. 

Before the upcoming spring season, they want to alert the public to some common safety reminders. For example, during this snowy and rainy season be careful when driving and avoid icy weather. However, when spring does approach they want people to remember to check their carbon monoxide and smoke alarms, making a note to replace any old batteries that could affect their function. Starting March 16th, a fire ban will be in place to prevent wildfires, with a limited window of fire approval.

Most commonly, Homer Fire station sees medical emergencies ranging from a heart attack to an assortment of other illnesses. With their great service and dedication to the community, the number of annual fires has significantly decreased from previous years. They can be heard by the blasting horn that alerts everyone that they’re responding to an emergency. Homer Fire Department stands for trust, commitment, and loyalty to protect and serve its people.

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