Are you ready to join the cause?
The Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department is composed of people from many different walks of life including, but not limited to, students, corrections officers, utility workers, and other blue/white collar workers who all come together for the common cause of serving the Village of Hamburg in times of need.
We are the busiest department in the Town of Hamburg responding to over 1,400 calls per year, averaging about 1,000 EMS and 400 fire related calls. We also provide standby coverage for 5k races, parades, Burgerfest, Hamburg Central Schools Football games, and the Erie County Fair.
While some members are nurses, paramedics, or paid firefighters in their daily lives, most have no prior public safety experience. All training is provided through New York State sponsored courses to take you from bystander to responder when a call gets dispatched. All necessary personal protective equipment is also provided.
Looking to the next generation, our Juniors program accepts kids between the ages of 12 and 17. The Juniors train as their own department with the supervision of full members, and also participate in training with the main department. When Juniors come of age, they can apply and be accepted into the main department, and begin with a head start on their own knowledge and experience of how the fire service works.
Benefits of Membership
Service Award program that provides a retirement based on your number of active years
Various activities throughout the year including Bison’s game, LaserTron, Bandits games, family picnic, wine Tour, and various others
Scholarship program for all active/probationary members encompassing undergrad/grad degrees, certification courses, and vocational schools.
Great way to serve and help your community
Fire Hall/Wi-Fi access amenities, Department computer access, or a quiet place to study and relax
Lounge/bar with drinks and snacks, Xbox/PlayStation, big screen TV, and pool table
Free Gym membership at Southtowns Fitness
Free State/County Classes in various Fire/EMS topics
Meeting Room/Tables and Chairs sign-out
Free Hamburg Town Park pass