ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Hamilton Fire Department is ISO Class 3, all-volunteer municipal department located in central New York State approximately 35 miles southeast of the city of Syracuse. The 2016 population of the village was 4100+, encompassing an area of approximately 2.5 miles. The Village of Hamilton is home to Colgate University.
The Hamilton Fire Department provides fire/rescue and emergency medical services in the village of Hamilton to, developments such as Hamilton Community Memorial Hospital, Hamilton Municipal Airport, Hamilton Central School as well as Colgate University. Under contract, the Hamilton Fire Department provides service to portions of the Town of Hamilton, Town of Lebanon and the Town of Madison. With the fire protection boundary lines crossing several townships, the size and total of the primary/first response area is estimated at 27 square miles with 8500 permanent residents. In addition to the primary response area, the HFD provides service to portions of the Town of Hamilton and Lebanon under the automatic mutual aid agreement with the Hubbardsville and Earlville Fire Departments. HFD also provides RIT/FAST services to departments in Madison, Chenango and Oneida Counties.
The Hamilton Fire Department is currently made up of 50 active members from Fountain Fire Company #1. Fountain Fire Company #1 is a separate non-Profit volunteer organization that supplies manpower and additional funding to the Village of Hamilton Fire Department. Members are voted into membership in Fountain Fire Company #1 and then appointed by the village board of trustees as volunteers in the Hamilton Fire Department.
Approximately 30% of the total membership of the department are Colgate University students.
Ensuring safety, serving community: Hamilton Fire Department - ISO Class 3. 35 miles southeast of Syracuse, our all-volunteer force of 50 ensures safety across 27 square miles, from Colgate University to Hamilton Municipal Airport, with commitment and dedication at the heart of our service.