Welcome to the home of the Apalachin Fire Department, located in the Upstate New York hamlet of Apalachin. It is with great pride that we keep our community safe and educated about fire prevention and fire safety. Within these pages you’ll find interesting information on the department’s history, apparatus, links, a photo galleries and much more.
Open House 2018
This photo was taken at the dedication of our new fire station 1 on Pennsylvania Avenue in April of 2018.
Taylor Garbage Fire
In January of 2020, Apalachin Fire with the help of dozens of other agencies in Broome and Tioga County, fought the largest fire in modern history when the Taylor Recycling Facility caught fire. The fire lasted for 5 days and required over 1 million gallons of water to extinguish.
Weitsmans Recycling Center
Thanks to our friends at Ben Weitmans, our department is able to train on vehicle extrication by practicing on cars at the Weitmans facility before they are converted to scrap metal.
Fire Police Crew
Some of our members stop for a photo during their training to become Fire Police.
One of our members practicing a second-story bailout maneuver. This is used to quickly escape a burning building if fire conditions change and the firefighters needs to get out quickly.
AFD is active with our fire prevention efforts at both our stations and in the classrooms of our area schools.
The Apalachin Fire Department has been protecting its residents for over 100 years, originally forming in 1913.
AFD provides state of the art Advanced Life Support ambulance service to the residents of Apalachin.
Members of Cub Scout Pack 221 visit the station to learn about fire safety and tour the fire and EMS apparatus.
The department is very active in youth fire prevention education.
The fire department responds to dozens of calls for fires every year. In addition to our residents, we also protect 13 miles of Interstate Highway.
The department's members train every week on a wide variety of topics to ensure preparedness for any emergency.