Welcome to Goshen Fire District
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Welcome to Goshen, NY, Fire Department
  • Chief Elmer Budd

    On Friday, October 30, 2015 Chief Elmer Budd was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Goshen Chamber of Commerce. Chief Budd was born and raised in the village of Goshen and has been a member of the Goshen Fire Department since 1959. We are very proud of Chief Budd on receiving this award and honored to have him as a member of our Department.

  • Presentation at the Orange-Ulster BOCES Special Education Center

    Fire Prevention Week

    During Fire Prevention week Goshen Fire District Fire Prevention Officer Mike Hoffman and his crew go to a number of schools, churches and daycare facilities to show our children the correct way to be safe during a fire. Not only do the children enjoy the visit but the men and women of the fire district enjoy interacting with the kids.
    Go to Special Events 2015 to see other photos.


    On September 12, 2015 the Goshen Fire Department held their Triennial Parade. This year our Grand Marshall was Daniel Caplicki, Past Chief of the Fire Department and Current Commissioner. Fire Companies came from all over to help celebrate. Please see Special Events 2015 for more pictures.

  • 100 MILE RUN

    On May 24, 2015 twenty four Marines ran a 100-mile Memorial Day Relay from Albany to the Veterans Cemetery in Goshen to honor their fallen comrades. When they arrived at the cemetery the Goshen Fire District had the honor of greeting them with the American Flag hanging from our ladder truck.

    One of the Marines being remembered was Cpl Joseph Tremblay, 23 from New Windsor who is buried in the Veterans Cemetery ... Full Story

  • 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

  • Firefighter 1 Graduation

    On April 16, 2015 the following firefighters completed Firefighter One School.
    Shown in the photo are Rory Pettus and Sean Duurloo with Chief's Elmer Budd and Alex Streichenwein. Missing are Mike Bono and Vincent Winters.

  • Guns & Hoses Hockey Game

    On March 29, 2015 Firefighter Tim Cox played in the Guns & Hoses Hockey Game to benefit the Hudson Valley Guns & Hoses Organization. This organization helps Heroes in the Hudson Valley. If you would like more information on this organization please visit HVGunsandHoses.org

    See Special Events for more photos from the game.


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.