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A Message from the Fire Coordinator


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A Message from the Fire Coordinator

We are now officially into the summer, our population, traffic and emergency services activity has increased a great deal. I would like to thank all the Emergency Services for working as hard as you do to get our jobs done safely.

The weather will be getting hot and humid, make sure you rehab properly when you are training and at emergency scenes. Take the proper precautions, stay hydrated and rotate your personnel in and out of the operations by taking rest periods. The Rehabilitation Team is available to assist at large scale, prolong incidents. For more information on the heat index and heat information go to the Bureau of Fire Web Site, 

Fire Reports: Please make every effort to keep up with the reports in 2022. If you are having trouble with the reports please contact BC-3 Jack Halchak he can assist you.

Training courses are posted and announced with more coming. Reminder that the training center is available for individual or joint  fire department use, please if interested contact the training center at least 2 weeks prior to use.

The Recruitment and Retention task force has secured space at the Wurtsboro Street Fair, Bagel Festival and the Grahamsville Little World’s Fair, we are reaching out to you to request assistance from your agency in staffing these events.  We are looking for veteran firefighters and newer younger members that are outspoken, a professional representation of the volunteer fire service and willing to talk about their experiences and the volunteer fire service with potential volunteers of all ages. 

We are looking for assistance for the following dates/times.

Wurtsboro Street Fair: Saturday July 9th 12:00 to 6:00pm

The Bagel Festival: Sunday August 14th 9:00am to 4:00pm

The Grahamsville Fair: August 19 - 21. Friday from 9:00am to 10:00pm, Saturday from 9:00am to 11:00pm and Sunday from 9:00am to 6:00pm.

Shifts for the fair will be as follows:

Friday – 9:00am to 2:00pm, 2:00pm to 6:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Saturday – 9:00am to 2:00pm, 2:00pm to 6:00pm and 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Sunday – 9:00am to 2:00pm, 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Please email  a list of members who can assist along with their contact information.

At the Fair this year we have secured a larger area for our booth where we are able to do some demonstrations. If your department has any ideas for a demo and would like to participate let me know.

We are also continuing to share member spotlights, special events, and drills along with anything that could potentially assist with firefighter recruitment on our social media pages. Please send your submissions to

Our goal is the promotion of volunteerism in Sullivan County and assisting all of our agencies with the recruitment and retention of our members.  We are all in this together!

Thank you, Be Safe
John Hauschild 53-1
Fire Coordinator