The Cooperstown Fire Department has protected the Village of Cooperstown, NY and it's surrounding area since the mid 1800's.
Still staffed by local volunteers, the Department has grown from humble beginnings with hand drawn hose carts and horse drawn steamers, to a modern firefighting and rescue department.
In the early years, the Thanksgiving Hospital and Bassett Hospital offered local ambulance service.
Since 1970, the Department's Emergency Squad has provided emergency medical services to Cooperstown and the surrounding area, and is now the busiest volunteer ambulance in Otsego County.
Steeped in tradition, the Department carries on it's history of camaraderie, fellowship and service through community events, including community parades and children's parties.