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Welcome to Goshen, NY, Fire Department
  • Rest in Peace Past Chief David Quackenbush

    Past Chief David Quackenbush passed away on July 6, 2019 at his home in Lake Alfred, FL. He was a member of the Minisink Hook & Ladder Company for 29 years. He became a line officer in 1974 and served as Chief from 1981 to 1984.

    His viewing will be on August 24, 2019 at the Donovan Funeral Home, 82 S. Church Street, Goshen, NY from 10 - 11 AM. Firematic Services will be held at 11 AM.

  • Ice Rescue Training

    On the weekend of February 22-24, 2019 the Goshen Fire District hosted an Ice Rescue Training Session for 22 firefighters from various companies. Out of the 22 firefighters that attended 9 were from the Goshen Fire District. Classroom instruction was held on Friday evening with actual ice rescue training on Saturday and Sunday. Please see the 2019 Photo Gallery for more pictures.

  • CPR Classes

    Interested in a CPR Class. The Minisink Hook & Ladder Company offers CPR Classes. Please go to www.goshencpr.com/registration to see when classes are offered and to register.

  • Chester Mutual Aid Call

    On March 22 GFD was called to assist Chester at a structure fire in the 1300 block of Whispering Hills Drive. Please see the photo gallery for more pictures.

  • 2019 Saint Patrick's Day Parade

    The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade was held on Sunday March 10. Even though the weather was not all that cooperative there was a great turn out. Please go to 2019 Photos to see more.

  • Association of Fire Districts of Orange County

    On Tuesday, August 28, 2018 the Goshen Fire District hosted the meeting of the Association of Fire District of Orange County. The topic of discussion was the new cancer bill for volunteer fireman and how it will effect the Fire Departments. Greg Townsend from Marshall & Sterling Insurance was our guest speaker. See Special Events 2018 for more photos.

  • Disabled Veterans Association

    On the third Thursday of each month the Dikeman Engine & Hose Company hosts the Disable Veterans Association in their meeting room. This meeting is open to all Veterans. If you would like more information or need assistance with any type of benefit please contact Pete & Laura Rollins at 845-291-1197


The Goshen Fire Department consists of three fire companies, the Cataract Engine & Hose Co., the Dikeman Engine & Hose Co. and the Minisink Hook & Ladder Co. We operate out of three fire stations, strategically located in the Goshen Fire District - Goshen, Orange County, NY. The Goshen Fire Department was formed in 1843 as a volunteer department. Many years later we still remain 100% volunteer! The department currently has 180 active volunteers and has responds to an average of 550 calls a year over the past few years. The members of this department average over 5,500 hours in training, drilling, and schooling each year.

Over the past two years, the department's Fire Prevention/Education Program has reached over 10,500 residents and students, with members accumulating over 1,000 hours in Fire Prevention related activities.

The Goshen Fire Department responds to fire and emergency calls twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, fifty-two weeks a year. The well-trained and dedicated members of our fire department continue to SELFLESSLY and VOLUNTARILY serve the community in a professional manner!


The mission of the Goshen Volunteer Fire Department is to provide the residents, merchants, and visitors of the Goshen Fire District with the highest degree of fire protection, rescue, fire safety education, and mitigation of emergency and non-emergency incidents in a professional manner with minimal damage to property while keeping the safety and well being of our members as our utmost ...more

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Check this section of our website each & every time you visit us to keep up with the latest news from the Department & District as well as website updates.

Filled with helpful links and information of fire safety and preventions tips. There are games for the kids and downloadable educational flyers.

Visit our Multimedia Gallery to see us in action, training, at incidents and marching proudly in pardes. There are also interesting links to more multimedia.

Minisink Hook & Ladder Co.Dikeman Engine & Hose Co. Cataract Engine & Hose Co.