George Reed September 24, 1948
John Selentano August 5, 1951
Pierre J. Muller 1951
Harold E. O'Brien April 26, 1952
Henry L. Dittmar 1953
John Daly 1953
Rev. David Weidner
Frank Zehentner 1955
J. Edward Bernard April 20, 1956
George Lutzenberger 1956
Robert Taylor April 26, 1958
Willet V. Roosa April 24, 1958
Harvey Deitz September 26, 1958
Joseph Yunker (Charter Member) (Past Chief) April 4, 1959
Cornelius "Neal" R. Hotaling July 16, 1959
Edmond V. Dession (Charter Member) 1961
Floyd Evory April 26, 1961
James Coutant (Charter Member)
Adolph Sterbenz (Charter Member)
Pvt. John "Charlie" Markle (Charter Member) October 4, 1962
Joseph Zehentner April 7, 1963
Cuyler Van Vechten February 10, 1965
Carl Gustafson March 14, 1965
William Burns 1965
Aaron Relyea 1965
Edmond Riccobono November 12, 1965
Cornelius LeFevre 1965
George Kohloff July/August 1? 1967?
Harry Wheeler January 30, 1966
Charles Reilly May 9, 1966
Floyd Williams July 1, 1967
Konrad Hoppe 1967
Earl Mack Sr.
John Plonski September 19, 1971
Dr. Leander Rymph January 1, 1973
William(Willy) Von Ohlen July 13, 1973
John Jagschitz December 1, 1974?
George Sagar Sr.
Henry Osterhaudt 1976
John Bordenstein Sr. 1980?
Leo Yonnetti (Charter Member)
Frank Yonnetti 1976
Frederick Warncke September 19, 1976
Frank McElrath (Charter Member)
Robert Racicot (Charter Member)
Theodore Riccobono July 1980?
Kenneth Bordenstein June 1, 1980
John Bordenstein June 17, 1980
Frederick Hofbauer April 6, 1982
John Lukasz 1983
Frederick Sauer (First President)
William Markle June 1984?
Charles F. Peterson (Past President) May 25, 1984
Walter Fatum June 11, 1985
Oscar Hahn (Past Chief) October 22, 1987
Rudolph Beyersdorfer October 3, 1988
Richard Priepke July 30, 1989
Howard Slover 1991
Roland Drolett June 17, 1993
Matteo Zanni July 15, 1993
Amedeo Contini January 18, 1994
John Lane Sr. August 31, 1994
Henry Yonnetti (Charter Member) August 11, 1995
Joseph O'Connor (Charter Member)
George Moylan Sr. December 27, 1995
Arthur G. Fugazzi January 19, 1996
Eugene Yonnetti May 7, 1998
Vincent Finnerty (Past Chief) December 4, 1998
Robert L. Taylor April 3, 1999
Raymond Jackson April 26, 1999
John "Jack" Perrett July 4, 2000
Robert Tolfsen (President in Term) November 21, 2001
Charles McLain November 20, 2003
Roy Taylor (Charter Member) December 18, 2003
Jack Moseley December 18, 2004
George E. Hafner January 28, 2005
Todd Smith February 6, 2005 (LODD New Paltz FD)
Thomas Yonnetti March 4, 2006
Leslie Evory August 18, 2007
Kenneth Woolsey November 8, 2007
Rev. Wilhelm Haysom (First Chief) November 13, 2007
Joseph Sagar November 29, 2007
John "Jack" Tyler (Past President) March 15, 2008
Warren Prandoni (Past President and Chief) May 25, 2009
Phillip Hawver Sr. November 11, 2009
Peter Costa November 29, 2009
Herbert F. Faurote (Chief in Term) June 23, 2010
Daniel Stegner March 4, 2012
Edward Drucker October 11, 2012
Fred Harries Jr. November 7, 2012
Raymond LeFever December 16, 2012
Walter F. Swarthout Sr. (Charter Member) February 10, 2013
Robert Spindler February 15, 2013
Frank Moseley April 26, 2013
Kevin Bouyea October 4, 2013
James D. Craig (Past Chief - Binnewater FD) October 29, 2013
Timothy Rowell January 19, 2014
George J. Moylan Jr. February 15, 2014
Robert Hicks December 27, 2014
Clarence V. Coogan (Past Chief - Binnewater FD) February 29, 2016
Vernon A. Ronk (Past Chief - Binnewater FD) May 27, 2016
Alan J. Tyler (Past President) June 8, 2016
Michael J. Doria (Past President - Binnewater) July 14, 2016
William T. Hotaling (Binnewater FD) November 5, 2016
Egbert Mack June 7, 2017
Michael Drucker October 30, 2017
Thomas T. Barringer September 28, 2019
Andrew J. Lord Jr. September 4, 2020
Thomas E. McElrath Sr. January 6, 2021
Brian Hathaway February 13, 2021
Charles A. Phillips May 26, 2021
Michael Hines June 15, 2021
Peter A. Lavezzo Jr. September 25, 2021
Joseph Lucido October 27, 2022
Total Runs - 205
Top Ten Responders
Firefighter Joe Hafner Sr. 170
Chief Joe Hafner Jr. 164
Asst. Chief Ernie Navarra 130
Asst. Chief Mike Schabot 116
Lt. Ray Stegner 116
Past Chief Kevin Keller 113
Firefighter Josh Hintz 88
Firefighter Byran Brainard 83
Firefighter Paul Hintz 79
Lt. John Lane 74
President: Mike Schabot
Vice President: Brian Phillips
Secretary: Joe Hafner Sr.
Treasurer: Kevin Keller
Directors: Fred Harries
Chaplain: Rev. Nick Miles
Chief: Joe Hafner Jr.
Chief : Joe Hafner Jr.
Asst. Chief: Mike Schabot
Asst. Chief: Ernie Navarra
Asst. Chief: Will Stokes
Capt: Brian Phillips
Capt: Alan Brown
Lt: Douglas Tierney
Lt: John Lane
Lt: Joe Hafner III
Lt: Ray Stegner
Lt: Dan Wood
EMS Lt: Patty Vincent
Fire Police Capt: Roger Peck
Members should be reminded that invitations to our annual dinner will be given out based on participation at department calls, training, meetings and activities in an attempt to keep the cost of this event down.
The Bloomington Fire Department takes great pride in trying to operate within a budget that we feel provides the residents of the fire district with the best protection for the lowest cost to our community. During the course of each year we run several fund raisers which supplement our budget and help us get through the year. In the event that anyone would like to make a donation to us, or in memory of a friend or loved one, please feel free to mail your donation to: Bloomington Fire Department, PO Box 111, Bloomington, NY 12411.
All members are urged to use the I AM RESPONDING PROGRAM to notify the department that they are on their way to calls.
We Mourn the Loss of Ladies Auxiliary Life Member Elsa Mosher who passed on June 17, 2022. Visitation will be Saturday, June 25, 2022, from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at the Joseph V. Leahy Funeral Home, 27 Smith Ave., Kingston, NY. A funeral Service will follow at 1:00 PM at the funeral home and Internment will follow at 1:45 PM at Wiltwyck Rural Cemetery, 205 W. O'Reilly Street, Kingston, NY.
Expressions of sympathy may be made in the form of contributions to The Bloomington Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, PO Box 223, Bloomington, NY, 12411.
President Deb Tierney
Vice President Rita Schabot
Secretary Lori Woolsey
Treasurer Sue Peck
We mourn the loss of Life Member Charles A. Phillips who passed on May 26, 2021, Father of Capt. Brian Phillips and Grandfather of Firefighter Katie Phillips. Services were held privately at the convenience of the family.
We mourn the loss of Life Member, current Director, Past Commissioner and Past Assistant Chief Mike "Pop" Hines. Visitation will take place at the George Moylan Funeral Home, Route 32, Rosendale, Friday June 18, 2021 from 5:00 PM till 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday June 19, 2021 at the Moylan Funeral Home followed by interment at the Rosendale Plains Cemetery. All members are requested to meet at the Bloomington Station 06/18/21 in full dress uniform or appropriate attire at 6:45pm then proceed to the funeral home to pay last respects. All members are also requested to meet at the Bloomington Station 06/19/21 in full dress uniform or appropriate attire at 9:15am then proceed to the funeral home for funeral services.
We mourn the loss of past member Joe Lucido. Joe passed away on October 27, 2022 and it was his wish that there would be no services. Joe was a member of the Binnewater Fire Department and became a member of the Bloomington Fire Department when Binnewater merged with Bloomington in the early 1980's. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society.
All members should be aware that effective January 2017 there are new requirements to maintain an active membership classification. All members are required to attend at least three (3) regular general business meetings, (If you cannot make a meeting contact the President prior to the meeting), attend all mandatory training and respond to at least ten (10) percent of the yearly alarms. One who does not meet these minimum requirements will be reclassified as INACTIVE. Once reclassified as INACTIVE the member will be required to return all department issued equipment to their respective stations and will not be permitted to respond to alarms or have a vote at any meetings. The INACTIVE classification will be in effect for a minimum period of three (3) months and the INACTIVE member may request to be returned to an ACTIVE classification by a written request to the department after the 3 month period has been completed.
We mourn the loss of Ethel Marie Navarra, 91, mother of Asst. Chief Ernie Navarra. All members are to meet at the Bloomington station 6:00pm, Friday, November 25, 2022, in full dress uniform or appropriate attire then proceed to the George Moylan Funeral Home to pay last respects. Calling hours are 3-7pm 11/25/22, funeral services will begin 9:15am at the funeral home with mass at St. Peter's, Rosendale, NY at 10;00am 11/26/22.
The Bloomington Fire Department is a 100% Volunteer Organization. As times have changed, as with most Volunteer Fire Departments our membership has dwindled. We are always in need of new members. If you would like to join us or just stop by and see if you would be interested in joining, we are at the station every Thursday evening at 7:00PM. Feel free to stop by or call us at 845-338-2794, leave a message and we will get back with you.