Fire Company History

The Orchard Park Fire Company was incorporated in the year 1883 by a group of local men to serve the Hamlet of Orchard Park and the Town of East Hamburg. In those years the Company consisted of nothing more than a ladder and a bucket brigade. It was not until the very early 1900’s that the company acquired an old frame building on East Quaker Street to become the first fire station.

Just before World War I the first piece of apparatus was purchased by the company. It was a horse-drawn wagon with a motorized rotary water pump. A few years later a chemical truck was placed in service.

Since that period the Fire Company has evolved into one of the most highly trained and well equipped fire units in the area.

The Orchard Park Fire Company now consists of nearly 100 active firefighters and 9 pieces of apparatus housed in two up-to-date fire stations.

Check out our antique apparatus!