Wednesday, May 18th, 2022
00:04 hrs - Medical Emergency, 85 year old male, cardiac emergency, 345 Binnewater Road.
Monday, May 16th, 2022
13:00 hrs - Fire Alarm Activation, Camp Rosendale, Campus Building smoke and fire detectors, 288 Hickory Bush Road.
Thursday, May 12th, 2022
09:15 hrs - Fire Alarm Activation, 109 White Port Road, hallway smoke detector.
Thursday, May 12th, 2022
04:38 hrs - Medical Emergency, 69 year old female difficulty breathing, 20 Taylor Street.
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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 ...
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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...
Thursday, October 1st, 2020
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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...
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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 ...
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.

Sincerely,

Joseph A. Hafner Jr., Chief of Department


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