Mission: The department provides fire protection and emergency service for the residents of the village and town of skaneateles. When called upon, the department will also respond to surrounding communities. The department is staffed completely by unpaid volunteers who are trained as fire fighting and emergency service professionals. Members conduct fund raising activities to provide revenue for the purchase and maintenance of fire fighting equipment.
Programs: The program service provided by the skaneateles volunteer fire department during the fiscal year january 1, 2017 to december 31, 2017 achieved the following: fire calls 228 (includes structure fires, alarms, flooded basements, storm related damage) rescue 14 ems 91 motor veh acc 50 mutual aid 73 (aid to other fire stations in the surrounding area) the total calls for 2017 was 383. There were 96 training/drill sessions. There are 56 active members in the skaneateles volunteer fire company. In addition to responding to total calls and training/drill sessions, many hours were spent in monthly meetings,committee meetings, administrative work and general fire department maintenance.