Frequently Asked Questions

Can I rent the fire hall?

The fire station #1 training room is available for use by the community, currently at no cost, provided some conditions are met.  The activity must be conducted during daytime hours when a member of the department is available to open the building. The activity must be non-profit in nature, and it will be reviewed for appropriateness to be hosted at the station (i.e. no political activity, nothing that would bring embarrassment to the department or district, and no alcohol may be served on premises).  There are other rules involved.  Contact the fire station to inquire further.

Will Apalachin Fire Department fill my swimming pool?

Under a couple conditions.  First it is policy that no fire apparatus will be used to fill swimming pools and we can only fill pools located near a hydrant. This is to ensure the apparatus are available for emergency use, though they may be used to transport equipment to your home. Next, if an AFD member is willing to volunteer his/her own time to help you they are authorized to utilize certain resources from AFD to assist with filling a pool from a hydrant. Finally, it is up to the owner of the pool to obtain the permit from the Town of Owego for permission to draw water from the hydrant. Contact the fire station if you would like to inquire further.

Can Apalachin Fire Department pump the water out of my basement after it floods?

Unfortunately, no. This is to ensure the safety of our members, protection of the resident’s home from infrastructure damage and the availability of the apparatus for emergencies.