Recent Calls
Tue. Jun 15th 2021
11:42 hrs - Mutual Aid to Cottekill, set up a road closure at Lucas Avenue and Cottekill Road while they operated at a Rollover with Entrapment in the area of 1930 Lucas Avenue.
Mon. Jun 14th 2021
22:46 hrs - Medical Emergency, 78 year old male, cardiac emergency, 31 Cutler Hill Road Extention.
Mon. Jun 14th 2021
07:21 hrs - Mutual Aid to Accord, 5 interior firefighters to a structure fire, 23 Krum Road.
Mon. Jun 14th 2021
03:11 hrs - Medical Emergency, 96 year old female, syncopal episode, 19 Rockwell Terrace.
Sat. Jun 12th 2021
22:34 hrs - 2 Vehicle PIAA at the intersection of State Route 32 and Beyersdorfer Lane.
News Headlines
Wed. Jun 16th 2021
High Falls - Michael Hines, 84, of
High Falls and formerly of Bloomington, died Tuesday, June 15, 2021 with
his loving family by his side. Michael was born April 3, 1937 in Bronx,
NY to William ...
Thu. Jun 10th 2021
BLOOMINGTON, N.Y. — A fire that damaged a stone house in this town of Rosendale hamlet probably was the result of renovation work being done there, the Bloomington fire chief said Monday.Joe Haf...
Thu. Oct 1st 2020
Car believed to be speeding on Route 32 in Ulster before crashing into pole and catching fire, Sheriff's Office says TOWN OF ULSTER, N.Y. — A car that crashed into a pole on state Route 32 a...
Mon. Jul 20th 2020
Bloomington Fire was called to a serious injury tractor trailer water tanker rollover on Creek Locks road. The Rosendale Fire Dept. assisted with occupant extrication and to set up a landing zone for ...
Mon. Dec 9th 2019
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High Falls - Judith A. Hines, 73, of High Falls and a former resident of Bloomington died Sunday December 8, 2019 at her home following a lengt...
Chief's Page

As Chief of the Department I welcome you to the Bloomington Fire Department Website and Thank You for taking the time to see who we are and what we do.


     I’d like to take a few lines and tell you about myself. I was born and raised in Bloomington and became a member of the Department in 1977 at the age of 16 after hanging around the station with my father for a few years prior to 1977. I rose through the ranks of the Department and became Chief on January 1st, 2021. I am retired from the New York State Police after serving 32 years, retiring in 2018 with the rank of Investigator. Prior to becoming a New York State Trooper I served with the Town of Rosendale Police Department as a part time Police Officer for 3 years. I am also currently a Police Commissioner with the Rosendale Police Department since 2019.


          My goals are to protect the members of the Department by following Department policies, SOG’s and by-laws such that we can continue to be a professional and well prepared emergency services provider for everyone residing in, operating a business, visiting and passing through our district.


     The Bloomington Fire Department is proud of our history and serves the residents and visitors to the Hamlets of Bloomington, Binnewater and Eddyville 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. 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 and emergency medical services for 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, fund raising with an annual raffle gives out awards over $11,000.00 at the event, food truck events during the summer in our parking lot with bands and games as well as working with local groups assisting 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 with a Length of Service Awards Retirement Program. 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 there is a job for everyone.


Joseph A. Hafner Jr., Chief of Department

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