8383 Lewiston Road
Batavia, New York 14020
8536 Stringham Drive
Batavia, New York 14020
After a disastrous fire on Bank Street Road without any responding fire apparatus, Leo Dorman decided it was time the Town of Batavia had its own fire company. Under the leadership of Leo Dorman and Jack Holt the formation of the company took shape.
On March 30, 1948, the first meeting of the new company was held. The proposed by-laws were read and adopted. Jack Holt was elected temporary chairman and the following people were elected to serve as the first officers.
At the second meeting April 27, 1948 eighty-three members attended. At this meeting the first truck was purchased and it was voted to incorporate the Department. Until the original Station No. 1 was built in 1951, the meetings were held in the town board rooms and the truck was kept in the town garage. The departments first tanker was purchased in January of 1949. Over the years more land was purchased and additions were built. Station #2 was erected on Clinton St. Rd. in 1978. The current station #1 on Lewiston Rd. was built in 1990 and the original station #1 was converted to the recreation hall in shortly after.
The growth and development of a modern, professional fire department requires constant attention to the needs of the community. Many different vehicles have been purchased and used since the departments inception, with pumpers being the most common piece of apparatus over the years. These trucks are the main fire suppression apparatus and serve as the workhorses of the department. In 1995, due to the increasing commercial growth in the town, an aerial platform ladder truck was purchased to help adequately protect the district. In 2002, a Heavy Rescue truck was purchased to respond to the ever increasing number of motor vehicle accidents and other rescue as well as support roles at fire scenes. In 2017, a second ladder truck was added to the fleet after retiring our aging tanker truck that was deemed no longer necessary with the improvements and additions of fire hydrants that now cover almost our entire district.
The largest contribution to the development of the department has always been the commitment and dedication of the men and women who volunteer their time and expertise for the protection of the community. This holds true today, and the Town of Batavia Fire Department is forever grateful to the members that have served before us, committed to supporting the current membership, and always looking for new people who are interested in helping to carry the department into the future.
Organized in 1948 the Town of Batavia Fire Department serves a population of about 6,800 residents. The department ran 309 calls in 2020 in their district covers the Town of Batavia which completely surrounds the City of Batavia. Some of the more noteworthy sites in their district include Batavia Downs Gaming & Racetrack, Genesee Community College, the Batavia Airport, NY State Police Troop A Headquarters as well as Batavia Country Club and Terry Hills Golf Course.
Rescue 20 is a 2002 4 Guys Heavy Rescue. It is housed at Station 1 and it is equipped with a light tower, generator as well as a TNT electric power system which powers two 100ft pre-connected hydraulic hoses for extrication equipment. It holds a variety of equipment including a Petrogen oxy-gasoline cutting torch, an Exothermic cutting torch, ventilation fans, Paratech Struts, high and medium pressure air bags, and a large quantity of air bottles to name a few. This unit RIT/FAST equipped.
Built in 2006 by 4 Guys and is currently housed at Station 2 on the east side of our district. This vehicle has a stainless steel body and It carries a 1500 GPM Waterous pump, with a Hydro/Foam Pro class “A” foam system and has a 1000 gallon water tank. It is also equipped with a deck gun.
Built in 2017 by Spartan ERV, this truck has a 75′ ladder and caries 480 gallons of water and 20 gallons of foam. It has a 1500 GMP pump and two 2″ attack lines on the front bumper. Housed at Station 2, this truck is first due to all alarms of fire in our district.
2010 Ford F550 built by Fouts Brothers Fire Equipment. Has a 375 GPM pump and a 300 gallon tank. Brush 23 is housed at Station 1 and serves as a quick response vehicle for grass fires. Also serves as a our traffic control vehicle. It carries an assortment of traffic control equipment, signs, cones and also has a lighted directional traffic arrow.
Rescue Engine 24 is 2008 Rosenbauer out of Station 1. It carries a 1500 GPM Hale single stage pump with a class “A” & class “B” foam system. This includes a 1000 gallon water tank, a 25 gallon class “A” foam tank, and a 50 gallon class “B” foam tank. It is equipped with a light tower, generator, a deck gun, and has a “TNT” electrical power system with two 100 foot pre-connected hydraulic hoses for extraction tools. It also carries medium presser air bags for lifting and has Paratech struts for stabilizing vehicles. This unit is RIT/FAST equipped
2013 Spartan ERV, Ladder 25 is a 100′ aerial platform truck. It has a 2000 GPM pump and a 300 gallon water tank. Housed at Station 1, Ladder 25 carries an assortment of ground ladders ranging from 16′ to 35′. It also carries multiple ventilation fans, saws and other forcible entry tools. It has two master streams that can be run simultaneously as well as being able to provide elevated scene lighting. The truck also has the ability to preform below grade rescue operations.