The Schoharie Fire Department has become one that is aggressive, yet well trained, with firematic and administrative officers that are both optimistic and practical. Located in rural upstate New York thirty miles south-west of the State's Capital, Albany, our district covers about twenty-seven square miles of diverse terrain. From rolling, forested hills to our east and west side separated by the Schoharie river valley, we run five fire apparatuses out of one station with a volunteer staff of about thirty members.

The Schoharie Fire Department averages 95 calls per year, providing fire, rescue, and fire police services to our district. We have developed great partnerships with our neighboring companies of Central Bridge, Esperance, Gallupville & Middleburgh, resulting in the establishment of mutual aid contracts. We also provide assistance to Scho-Wright Ambulance Service as needed.


Niagara Engine Company No 6 Inc. is a 100% volunteer non-profit 501(3)C organization whose mission is to protect life and property in the Village and Town of Schoharie, from fire and other related dangers, and to provide assistance to other fire companies on a reciprocal basis, and to these ends, of constituting a unit of, and providing manpower for, the Fire Department of the Village of Schoharie.  The Company provides programs that emphasize public safety, disaster preparedness and relief, focusing specifically on fire prevention, protection and control. The majority of funds raised by the Company are used to provide these programs and for the purchase of firefighting equipment that would otherwise need to be purchased by the Village of Schoharie.  By raising funds and seeking grants which allow for the purchase of equipment, the Company is able to lessen the burden on the municipal government and thus the taxpayers.



Niagara Engine Company No 6 Inc. is a recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  What does this mean to you?  All donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent of IRS regulations!


Interested in learning more about our department or considering joining?  Membership is open to anyone that lives locally and is age sixteen (16) or older.  Download our Membership Application. 


Or, you can complete all the fields below in our Volunteer Recruitment Form and a SFD representative will contact you within a few days.


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