November 28, 2021

Fire safety urged in winter

January 19, 2021

As temperatures fall this winter, fire chiefs remind residents to keep their home heating safe and well-maintained. Home heating equipment is the leading cause of U.S. home fires from December through February, when nearly half […]

Santa is still coming to town

December 2, 2020

Here comes Santa Claus, here comes Santa Claus, right down Santa Claus Lane…or the streets of Dryden and Cortland. That is, with a little help from local fire departments and municipalities, who are finding ways […]

Homer fire chief Irish set to retire in spring

November 3, 2020

Mahlon Irish popped his head from around the American LaFrance fire truck parked in his garage and walked toward the front of the building holding another part for the 1950 Brockway fire engine he was […]

Fire Prevention Month

October 21, 2020

Homer Fire Chief Mahlon Irish couldn’t remember when his department responded to the strangest fire he’s ever seen, but he can sure remember what it was. A water tank caught fire east of the village […]

Museum plans site to display fire trucks

July 14, 2020

The CNY Living History Center has submitted a proposal to the Cortland County Planning Board to build a 40-foot by 80-foot two-story building that resembles an old fire station to house antique fire trucks and […]

Firefighters battle it out at FASNY games in Virgil

February 10, 2020

Despite the planning Corey Bett and other firefighters of the Ronkonkoma Fire Department do to prepare for the annual Fireman’s Association of the State of New York’s winter games, something always changes. “Everything goes out […]

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