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Welcome to Goshen, NY, Fire Department
  • Goshen's St. Patricks Day Parade

    On March 16, 2014 Firefighters from the Goshen Fire District marched in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. See Special Events 2014 in the Media/Photo Galleries for more pictures.

  • Mike Paglioccia Jr.

    Cataract Tanker Club Dinner & Drawing

    On February 8, 2014 the Cataract Engine & Hose Company held their annual Tanker Club Dinner and Drawing. They sold 425 tickets and as always the turnout was exceptional and a good time was had by all. Please see 2014 Special Events for more pictures.

  • Elmer Budd Elected Chief for a second time

    On February 6, 2014 Elmer Budd was elected the Chief of the Goshen Fire District for the second time. This is the first time this has ever taken place in the Goshen Fire District History. Congratulations Chief Budd. Please see Special Events 2014 for more pictures.

  • Thank You Mike Nuzzolese

    At the reorganization meeting held on January 9, 2014 the Goshen Fire Commissioner's thanked Mike Nuzzolese for his support over the years and to wish him happiness in his retirement. Please see 2014 Special Events to see more photos.

  • Jim Felchak helped Santa that evening.

    Cataracts Help Santa

    On December 9, 2013 the Cataract Engine and Hose company were Santa's helpers at the Senior Citizen Center in Goshen. Random residents of the Senior complex were picked to receive Shop Rite gift cards during their annual Christmas Dinner.

    Please see the Photo Gallery under special events 2013 to see more pictures.

  • Dedication of Firehouse & New Ladder Truck

    On Saturday, September 21, 2013 the Minisink Hook & Ladder Company dedicated their refurbished firehouse and new ladder truck. Please see Photo Galleries under Special Events 2013 for more pictures of the day.


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 725 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.