Live Burn Training Fred Singer Training Site

On Monday May 6th, Vestal Fire held it first department meeting at the new Station #4

Vestal Fire Department answered the call again from the NY State Fire Instructors from Broome County! Vestal Fire supplied Engine 32-4, Tower 32-4 and Pumper Tanker 32-2 at the Vestal Fire Training site. The firefighter students were introduced to the operation of the engines pump and hose lines. Students operated the pump using a fire hydrant with unlimited water supply. Those fire hydrants sure are nice to have... But what do fire departments do if there are no hydrants where they are operating? Well, the answer is that they need to draft water out of any available source... pond, lake, stream, someone's pool or the good ole drop tank carried by rural fire departments! The students were drafting with the Tower's pump out of the big yellow drop tank in these pictures.

On May 8th, there was a public information meeting on Separation of the town board acting as fire Commissioners with the Formation of a new fire district with dedicated Fire Commissioners and Treasurer - sole purpose focused on fire protection. Chairmen Tom McCartney did the presenting of the information on separation of the fire district from the town board. The Fire Department Chiefs and Governance Committee members supporting the presentation were in attendance along with member participation in support of the presentation to the town board and public. (inside and outside)

The last of the engine replacements has taken place

Welcome Home Engine 2

Welcome Home Engine 3

At the February Department meeting, we had our 2024 officer installation ceremony.

Another Successful Vestal Fire Safety Expo held October 7th! Thanks to all that came out to see us!!!

Vestal Fire responds to MVA with entrapment

Vestal Fire responds to possible Building Fire Town Square Mall

Vestal Fire SCBA, Search and Rescue training 9/25/23

Joint Live Burn training with West Endicott at the Fred Singer Training Site

Firefighters association scholarship awardee, Molly Hubbard, Vestal Fire Department, reflects on service as a teen volunteer firefighter

Department Training at the Underwood Dry Hydrant

Some education and cooling off fun with the children at Our Lady of Sorrows

Department Training in abandoned building before being torn down

More Fun with Vestal Fire at Parks and Recreations Summer Bash

Vestal Fire responds to car accident and Fire on Route 17/86

Citizen Preparedness Training

Our 50 years plus members where recently acknowledged at our annual banquet!

Recent Live Burn training at the Fred Singer training site

Station #1 Recently celebrated its 100-year anniversary!

“Storm Ready” certification

Vestal Fire Department was once again honored to be a part of the National Weather Service “Storm Ready” certification for the Town of Vestal’s Emergency Operation Center! Thanks to all of Vestal’s First responder agencies, Highway Department and the leadership of the Town of Vestal for their dedication to the citizens of the Town of Vestal that made this certification possible!

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!