we teach. we train.
we serve together.

As our community continues to grow, so does the scope and complexity of our mission. Currently, we respond to approximately 800 fire, rescue, and EMS calls per year. By utilizing rigorous training, proven tactics and appropriate technology, Halfmoon Fire Rescue strives to provide professional and effective protection to more than 14 square miles and more than 20,000 residents and their families.

interested in serving your community?

We accept members as young as 16,  but they are restricted in the activities that he/she can participate in until he/she turns 18.

message from our chief

As Fire Chief, I would like to be the first to welcome you to The Halfmoon Fire Department.

The Halfmoon Fire Department has a proud history of serving our community. The men and women of the HMFD are highly trained, extremely dedicated, and steadfastly focused on their core mission of service to the community - to serve you. From our frontline Firefighters, to our support members we are committed to providing the highest levels of service possible.

"The mission of the HMFD is to be the leading force in the provision of fire and rescue services through our commitment to professionalism, superior training, advanced skill development and superior service."

For more than 90 years, your Halfmoon Firefighters and EMT’s have bravely and successfully confronted the hazards of our growing community and continue to mitigate complex life-safety problems through risk management, strategic planning, methodical deployment, aggressive, but disciplined fire attack and rescue philosophy. We provide a broad spectrum of both emergency and non-emergency services to the citizens and visitors of our community. We are a unique organization that strives to anticipate the needs of the citizens, and have a long tradition of providing high quality EMS, rescue, and fire services to this community.

The hard-working Volunteers of the HMFD are dedicated first and foremost to protecting the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of our community through multi-faceted emergency response and the protection of life, property, and the environment.

I am proud to represent such a fine organization. I am impressed on a daily basis with the professionalism, dedication, integrity, and resourcefulness of the men and women of our Department and the commitment to the citizens, visitors, and businesses of our community. As the Halfmoon Fire Department moves into our next 100 years of service, we will continue to seek ways to rethink how we provide our service in an effort to be more efficient, more adaptable and more responsive to the needs of our community.

It is our commitment to you that we stand ready to assist you in your time of need day or night, with respect, professionalism, empathy, and compassion. As we have done for the past 95 years.

Sincerely, 
Anthony Bonventre

Fire Safety Tips

Install smoke alarms on every level of your home, inside bedrooms and outside sleeping areas. 

Test smoke alarms every month. If they’re not working, change the batteries.

Talk with all family members about a fire escape plan and practice the plan twice a year.

If a fire occurs in your home, GET OUT, STAY OUT and CALL FOR HELP. Never go back inside for anything or anyone.

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Waterford, New York 12188