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The Houghton Volunteer Fire Department has a long and proud tradition of service to the hamlet of Houghton, the town of Caneadea, and neighboring communities in Allegany County, New York.  Some members of the department also served in New York City during the aftermath of 9-11.  We are dedicated to providing emergency services of many types to our neighbors in times of need.  To see us in action, check out our photo slideshow.

Recruitment

However, this tradition of service has only been possible through the participation of many dedicated volunteers.  We are always seeking those individuals interested in serving their community.  We offer a variety of ways to be involved and a number of benefitsCurrently, our greatest need is more community members who are willing to serve as firefighters or EMTs. We also annually recruit college students to be EMTs.  Please consider carefully whether this could be an exciting and meaningful way that you could serve your community.

Fundraising

We depend on the support of the public for all of our funding.  The vast majority of our operational budget comes from various fundraising activities, such as chicken BBQs and Study Buddy packs for college students.  We appreciate any support you can provide.