The Bloomington Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary was organized in 1946, it has disbanded and reorganized twice since 1946 and has been going strong since it's last reorganization.
The purpose of the Ladies Auxiliary has been to support the Fire Department both financially as well as at the scenes of alarms requiring extended operations or extreme environmental factors with refreshments at all hours of the day and night. The Ladies Auxiliary also provides assistance to other members of the community when needed.
Fund raising activities that the Ladies Auxiliary has conducted since 1946 have included Rummage Sales, Bake Sales, Raffles, Bazaars, Penny Socials, Nickel Socials, Spaghetti Dinners, Halloween Dances, Pancake Breakfasts and even a Play in which the Auxiliary members were the cast.
The Ladies Auxiliary also marches in many of the parades the Fire Department marches in including the annual Ulster County Volunteer Fireman's Association Parade in which they have been very successful winning numerous trophies and awards. They also award scholarships to deserving graduates from both Kingston and Rondout Valley High Schools.
The Bloomington Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is open to women 16 years of age or older and anyone interested in joining can contact the Bloomington Fire House at 338-2794 or stop by at one of our meetings which are the first Wednesday of each month starting at 7:30 PM.
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.
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