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The Town Line Volunteer Fire Department is a 100% volunteer fire department made up of dedicated men and woman from all walks of life. Our firefighters go through extensive ongoing training  giving them the confidence and capability to perform as professional first responders to residents and visitors of our community.

Founded in 1921 and incorporated in 1924, The Town Line Volunteer Fire Department is a 501c3 New York State Not for Profit Corporation contracting with the towns of Lancaster and Alden. Our first alarm district covers 22 square miles, 7,700 residents and a large amount of business and industry. We also part of the mutual aid plan throughout Lancaster and Alden as well as a part of the master mutual aid plan for Erie County.


We are ready to respond day or night to the over 950 calls we receive each year including structure fires, emergency medical needs, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, alarm activations, downed power lines, and countless other emergencies. When you need us, we will be there.


As first responders to fires, medical emergencies, and public safety needs, the Town Line Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. services to protect the lives and property of the residents and visitors of the towns of Lancaster and Alden and the surrounding communities. The timely delivery of these services enables the Town Line Volunteer Fire Department to make significant contributions to the safety of our community and the wellness of our neighbors.


With the best interest of our neighbors and all those who travel into our community, we at the Town Line Volunteer Fire Department want to assure the safest community possible and when called upon conduct ourselves in a manner based on our experiences and training to create the best possible outcomes for those we serve.


PEOPLE: We put the needs of our community first. We are at the ready, each day, to be called upon to assist the residents or visitors to our community in their time of need.

PERFORMANCE: We give the best we can at all times demonstrating compassion, passion, and a mastery of skills. We meet every challenge put before us with professionalism and heart so that we live up to our responsibilities and expectations of those who call upon us.

PARTNERSHIP: We work together as a team, making a positive impact on those we come in contact with giving them the best possible outcome to their emergency need. We are responsible to our community and being a part of the communities of the towns of Lancaster and Alden is a positive relationship we all benefit from. 

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