As President of the Bloomington Fire Department I welcome you to our web page and invite you to visit our stations. The Bloomington Fire Department is proud of our history and serves the residents and visitors to the Hamlets of Bloomington and Binnewater as well as travelers passing through the district on the New York State Thruway. Our main station is located at 14 Taylor St. in the Hamlet of Bloomington and our second station is located at 48 Sawdust Ave. in the Hamlet of Binnewater. We have training every Thursday evening beginning at 7:00 PM at the Bloomington Station as well at our Line Officer's meetings at 7:00 PM and our General Business meetings beginning at 8:00 PM the first Tuesday of every month at the Bloomington Station. Our department is involved in much more than just fire protection to the community. We participate in the Adopt A Highway Program, transport Santa around the district each year before Christmas, hold the Commitment to Kids toy raising event each year for local children, assist the Rosendale Recreation Center with Children's Summer Camps and work with local groups and assist with traffic and medical posts for area running and bicycling events. I am proud of our department and their continued support and involvement to our Community.
Our department also works hard at recruitment and retention of members and I am proud to say we have been successful these past few years in growing our membership with several new volunteers. If you have ever thought about joining the volunteer fire service and you're just not sure if you have what it takes please feel free to contact us, visit one of our stations, talk with some of our members, see what we do and fill out an application if you wish. There is always a need for help and a job for everyone.
Sincerely, Joe Hafner Jr., President
Total Runs: 247
Top Ten Responders
Chief Fred Harries 239
FF Joseph Hafner Sr. 211
Asst. Chief Joseph Hafner Jr. 180
FF Al Schmidt 135
Capt. Alan Brown 133
FF Joshua Hintz 131
FF Paul Hintz 103
FF Katie Phillips 103
FF Katelyn Stokes 99
FF Frank Kamae 97
President: Michael Schabot
Vice President: Brian Phillips
Secretary: Joseph Hafner Sr.
Treasurer: Kevin Keller
Directors: Mike Hines
Chaplain: Rev. Nick Miles
Chief: Fred Harries
Members should be reminded that invitations to our annual dinner will be given out based on participation at department calls, training, meetings and activities in an attempt to keep the cost of this event down.
The Bloomington Fire Department takes great pride in trying to operate within a budget that we feel provides the residents of the fire district with the best protection for the lowest cost to our community. During the course of each year we run several fund raisers which supplement our budget and help us get through the year. In the event that anyone would like to make a donation to us, or in memory of a friend or loved one, please feel free to mail your donation to: Bloomington Fire Department, PO Box 111, Bloomington, NY 12411.
All members are urged to use the I AM RESPONDING PROGRAM to notify the department that they are on their way to calls.
We mourn the loss of Past Ladies Auxiliary President Judith Hines. Judy is the wife of Director and Life Member Mike Hines. Arrangements and orders to follow.
President Deb Tierney
Vice President Rita Schabot
Secretary Lori Woolsey
Treasurer Sue Peck
Mandatory OSHA Training will take place at the Bloomington Station, Thursday February 20th. This training will begin at 6:00 PM and end at 11:00 PM. All active members must receive this training session in order to retain their active status in the department.
All members should be aware that effective January 2017 there are new requirements to maintain an active membership classification. All members are required to attend at least three (3) regular general business meetings, attend all mandatory training and respond to at least ten (10) percent of the yearly alarms. One who does not meet these minimum requirements will be reclassified as INACTIVE. Once reclassified as INACTIVE the member will be required to return all department issued equipment to their respective stations and will not be permitted to respond to alarms or have a vote at any meetings. The INACTIVE classification will be in effect for a minimum period of three (3) months and the INACTIVE member may request to be returned to an ACTIVE classification by a written request to the department after the 3 month period has been completed.
In an effort to protect our members as well as the public and to try to limit exposure to COVID-19 the Bloomington Fire District has imposed a ban on any non-members utilizing or entering either the Bloomington or Binnewater Stations. This includes any meetings or rentals by outside groups or members of the department utilizing the hall or station other than regular district business. We are sorry for any inconvenience and hope to lift this ban as soon as is practical.