The Watkins Glen Fire Department is an entirely volunteer department that answers Fire, EMS, Auto Extrication, High Angle Rescue, and many other types of alarms a year. We were founded in 1862 and cover a 58 square mile response district out of one station. We are located at the southern end of Seneca Lake in the Village of Watkins Glen NY; also know as the Finger Lakes Wine Country. We are also the home of Watkins Glen International “The Home of Road Racing”.
The department answers on average over 700+ alarms a year throughout the county. We currently have a 1999 75’ Ladder Truck, a 2007 Heavy Rescue Engine, a 2011 Engine, a 2015 Tanker, a 2010 F-350 Brush truck, a 2015 F-250 Utility truck, a 1998 Tahoe for duty chiefs response, 2017 Chevy Suberban a 2007 Polaris 6x6, a Tech Rescue Trailer, Incident Command trailer, a Fire Boat, and a 2017 ford escape for ems calls. This vehicle is a take home car for the on call EMT to use when on duty.
We are a department that has deep tradition and values not hampered or held back by time. We are very aggressive in providing state of the art training to all members to ensure safety at every alarm.
We also offer fire extinguisher training at the fire house on Monday nights at 7pm. We will also be doing this at public events through out the year. It is free and open to the public. We can help you with corporate training also. Please call the Chief for details.
We are at the firehouse on Monday nights from 7pm to 9pm so please stop by and see the men and women hard at work. Also please stop at one of the many events we are at in the community to learn more about the fire department.
The Chief Officers are:
Fire Chief – Charlie Scaptura
1st Assistant- Chief Charlie Smith III
2nd Assistant- Chief Derek Bacon
3rd Assistant- Chief Robert Gruver
Deputy Chief- Dominick Smith
Deputy Chief- Jason Hudson
Deputy Chief- Robert DeDominick
Captain- Shawn Gilbert
EMS Captain Anthony Nieves
EMS LT Kristina Olevnik
Company Officers are:
Director- Mike Stamp
Director- Bill Beardsley
Director- Grady Cummings
Director- Joe Matwiejow
Treasurer- James Adesso
President- Jason Hudson
Vice President- Ken Thurston
Secretary- Kristina Olevnik