Upcoming Events
June 5, 2017 @ 18:30

All members and the public are invited to attend.

December 8, 2016 @ 18:00

Chief- Charles McNeely
1st Assistant Chief- Larry Sager
2nd Assistant Chief- Fred Williams
3rd Assistant Chief- Jim Totonis

Recent News
March 6, 2017

The Walden Fire District has released the attached statement concerning the accident on early Saturday Morning (3/4/17) which occurred within the District.

March 6, 2017

Our condolences go out to the affected families involved in this tragic event.

The Walden Fire District wishes to clarify that Dennis Wilson, Jr. was not an active/in service member at the time of the motor vehicle accident this past Saturday. Mr. Wilson was not responding to an emergency or in any way participating in any fire department event at the time of the accident, nor was he currently serving as Captain or any other position of authority.

Therefore, the Walden Fire District cannot comment about the incident but will only state that Mr. Wilson has not been able to respond to emergencies since prior to the accident and remains unable to respond to emergencies until further notice.

January 1, 2017

The Walden Fire Department Fire Explorer Program is a youth program affiliated with the Boy Scouts of America. The program is designed to allow male and female youth, between the ages of 14 and 20, to explore a career in the fire service. The explorers receive training similar to volunteer and professional firefighters, including basic fire chemistry, hose evolutions, ladder operations, medical and CPR training, hazardous materials, and auto extrication.

The training program is intense and demanding, however the rewards are increased character and the understanding of what it takes to pursue a career in the fire service.

Fire Explorers receive the following benefits:

The opportunity to learn teamwork and leadership skills! Competitive activities at Fire Explorer Musters Challenge, Hard Work, Fun, and Friendship! The ability to participate at the FASNY Youth Day. You would also become eligible to receive scholarships and awards from FASNY, IAFC, NYSAFC, NFPA, and many others.

Basic requirements:

Between 14 and 20 years old
Completion of the 8th grade
2.0 or better grade point average.

Contacts:

Captain Craig Buccieri: cbuccieri@waldenfd.org
Lieutenant Jim Grismer: jgrismer@waldenfd.org

845-778-7171

Stop by The Walden Firehouse at 230 Old Orange Avenue on any Wednesday at 7pm for additional information or to Submit an Application in person!

September 4, 2016

On 9/3/16 and 9/4/16 the Walden Fire Department provided apparatus and manpower to the New York Air National Guard (Stewart) for the NY Air Show. During the show the highlighted even was the USAF Thunderbirds. The Department provided the UTV and Tanker for support.

May 15, 2016

Last night the Walden FD held its 2016 Installation Dinner. Line Officers and Civil Officers were sworn in.

Awards were presented to members of Mobile Life for Life Saving of a Walden FireFighter and FireFighter of the Year was awarded to FF Anthony Buccieri as well for their actions in saving the life of one of Walden FD's member at a 5th Alarm fire on June 20th 2015.

Great job and congratulations to all! Here is a list of the 2016 Firematic and Civil Officers:

Firematic Officers:

Chief: Frederick Williams
1st Assistant Chief: Larry Sager
2nd Assistant Chief: Charles McNeely
3rd Assistant Chief: Demetrios "Jim" Totonis
Captain: Dennis Wilson
Captain: Michael McNamee
1st LT: Brad Davis
1st LT: John Stabner
1st LT: Craig Buccieri
2nd LT: John McNamee

Civil Officers:

President: Gary Kacanich
Vice President: Brent Norman
Recording Secretary: Kristie Hall
Financial Secretary: Laura Tighe
Treasurer: Ric Cagney
Sergeant at Arms: Dwain Wilson
Sergeant at Arms: Robert Wilson

Director: Matthew Collins
Director: Kenneth Northrip
Director: Richard Penney
Director: Christopher Ryan
Director: Gary Kurtz
Director: Derek Penney
Director: George Ronk
Director: Carrie Sager

March 21, 2016

On 3/21/16 The Walden Fire Dept. was dispatched as Mutual Aid to a Hay / Brush Fire in the Campbell Hall Fire District. Within minutes Asst. Chief Sager and Asst. Chief Totonis responded to the call along with Tanker 239, Brush Truck 242, and UTV 243. Chief Williams and the rest of the apparatus stayed in our district to ensure proper coverage and to coordinate relief manpower later in the day for the initial crew.

Upon arrival to the scene the men and women of the Walden Fire Dept. found hundreds of bales hay on fire with brush fires starting in the surrounding area. In fact the structures around the farm faced the danger of being engulfed in the flames.

Walden Units remained on scene for over 12 hours battling the flames with wind gusts hitting more than 30 miles per hour. Along with Walden over 30 Departments between 3 counties helped in the efforts to contain the blaze.

Emergency: 911  or  000.000.0000     Non-Emergency: 000.000.0000