63rd Annual Volunteer Firefighter's and Friends New York State Championship and Handicap Tournament

Chimney Fire



63rd Annual Volunteer Firefighter's and Friends New York State Championship and Handicap Tournament Hosted by VFD Station #4! See additional info at the official web page http://nysvfbowlassoc.org/?page_id=109


Contact Info:

Ed Hildebrand    607-770-7544

Car Rollover

Vestal Fire responded to an MVA rollover on December 30th. One injured person taken to hospital by ambulance.

Chimney Fire in Underwood

On December 27th, Vestal Fire responded to a possible chimney fire in Underwood

Chimney Fire

Vestal Fire attended the Town Christmas Tree lighting

On Friday December 6th, Vestal Fire attended the Town Christmas Tree lighting, and provided free doughnuts, cider, and hot chocolate.

Up in Flames! Digging deeper into declining membership

The following is a recent Channel 12 WBNG News coverage relating to the need for new volunteers to join our ranks in the fire service. We are also experiencing a major decline in membership in Vestal, along with all other local departments. PLEASE consider joining today!

“Possible House Fire” call

Vestal Fire recently answered a “Possible House Fire” call. Our Thoughts and Prayers go out to the family’s affected by this tragedy.

Breakfast with Santa

Station #2 would like to thank all that came out and supported our Breakfast with Santa fundraiser. It is Greatly Appreciated!

Thank you

2020 Fire District Budget

On Tuesday, October 15th, a public hearing was held at the Town Hall presenting the 2020 Vestal Fire District Budget. Click here to view the presentation.

2020 Vestal Fire District Budget

2019 Vestal Fire Awards Dinner

The 2019 Vestal Fire Departments 63rd annual award dinner was held on October 26th honoring those members that had passed this year, along with our members who have reached service milestones. A special Thank You goes out to our current Station #1 Member and Past Department Chief Robert Nasiatka, and Station #2 Fire Police Member and Past Fire Police Captain, Paul Gregson, who was awarded for 55 years of Service. Congratulations to all that received awards! The Vestal Fire Department greatly appreciates your dedicated years of service!

5 years
  • Asa Brown
  • Jason Atkinson
  • Elias Cadorette
10 years
  • Andrew Eaton
  • Tyler Maguire
  • William Maguire
  • David Winiarz
  • Jason Ellis
15 years
  • Daniel Kirchheimer
  • Gary Knewasser
  • Tyler VanDervort
20 years
  • Steven Gallo
  • Kahl Miller
25 years
  • Ronald Birdsall
  • Kevin White
30 years
  • Vincent Colling
  • Joseph Gallagher
35 years
  • Thomas Yetsko
  • Edward Roosa
  • John Paffie
40 years
  • Thomas McCartney
55 years
  • Robert Nasiatka
  • Paul Gregson
Our 50 years of service and Greater Members

Our 50 years of service and Greater Members

Its that Time of Year

Town Monster Mash

Vestal Fire attended the Towns Monster Mash held in October. Food, Games, and Fun was had by all!

UHS Trunk or Treat

Vestal Fire attended the UHS Trunk or Treat Event this past October. Another Fun Event!!! Thanks for the invite!

2019 Fire Expo
at the Lowes Parking Lot

This year’s fire expo was a huge success! We had a great crowd and awesome demonstrations! Thank You Lowes once again for the use of your parking lot, and your great hospitality! Thanks to all the agency’s, vendors, and volunteers that showed up and gave their time to make it such a success! Here is a quick highlight video of the Expo!

You can view all our Expo Pictures in our Fire Expo 2019 Album on our Facebook Page!

Vestal Fire responds to Car Fire
on Vestal Parkway

Vestal Fire responds to a possible basement fire during one of our recent storms

The Heating season is upon us.

Please be careful when using alternate home heating methods. Here are some Home Heating Safety Tips!

  • Check your smoke alarms at least once a month
  • Install Smoke Detectors in every bedroom!
  • Keep your bedroom doors closed at night! “Close before you Doze”

  • Have Carbon Monoxide alarms installed and working in your home. Check your local code for requirements
For more home heating and alternate heating source safety tips, go to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Home Page!


Vestal Fire Department having a Blast at the Vestal Town Picnic held at Arnold Park! Enjoyed all that stopped by to visit with us! Thank You!

Vestal Fire Department assists the City of Binghamton on a River Search

On Thursday, July 12, 2019, the Vestal Fire Department assisted the City of Binghamton, on a river search, after a report of a man jumping into the Chenango River from the Memorial Bridge in Binghamton. The Vestal Fire Department put two boats into the water and searched the river for about 90 minutes. The river was so shallow at Harold Moore Park, the boat launching site, that it was necessary to back the Utility Vehicles way into the water to float the boats. No one was found during the search.
Photos by George Allen

Vestal Fire responds to flash flooding after storms roll through in July

Recent Department training with the use of foam this past July

Vestal Fire at Our Lady of Sorrows.

Father Donovan said a prayer and blessed tower 4 with holy water. Fire prevention with the cildren, along with a back pack giveaway.

Friday Night standby crew in action

Friday Night standby crew

Pump Operations and Drafting training 7/9/19

Most residents when they think of fire protection in the town, think of fire hydrants, businesses, SUNY Binghamton, and developments which Vestal Fire provides fire protection to, as this is what most people see during their daily activities traveling the Vestal Parkway. But Vestal Fire covers over 50 square miles of territory with our four strategically located stations. Here, Station #2 is training on getting alternative ways of obtaining water to fight fire in our rural areas where we have to ferry water using our tank trucks. They were training at a Dry Hydrant site which one of our residents graciously put in for us to use to obtain water using different methods. This gives us a water source closer to ferry from where we would not have to go off the hills to use a hydrant in the valley, saving us precious time.

Vestal Fire Department joins Walmart for National Safety Month

The Vestal Fire Department teamed with Walmart in their effort by providing fire trucks and firemen for the afternoon for children and adults to explore the trucks and equipment, and learning about fire safety in the home.

Vestal Fire Department assists in giving a hero’s welcome to Rick Yarosh into his new home

Vestal Fire responded to MVA on Ridge Road with possible entrapment

Car Fire Safety

With the height of the cooling season here, please be safe with your Air Conditioners, Fans, and extension cords

Five Common Causes of Electrical Fires
Use Extension Cords Safely


Vestal Fire responds to a car fire with exposures

Training with the Friday Night Stand By Crew

Training with the Friday Night Stand By Crew

On April 29th, Vestal Fire Department trained with East Main fire at the Fred Singer training site.

Open House Recruitment Day April 27th at Vestal Fire Department.