Why We Do It!

To Serve & Protect the Lives and Property within our Community.

About the Nichols Volonteer Fire Department

The Nichols Joint Fire District and Wappasening Hose Company proudly protects an area of 34.21 square miles within the village & Town of Nichols, New York. We operate out of one station that protects a primarly rural area. Our department is a public department whose member are on a all volunteer status.

Located about 30 miles west of Binghamton in New York's Southern Tier area, the Nichols VolonteerFire Department provides Fire Protection & Rescue, EMS, and Fire Police services to a combine Village and Town fire district. Organized in 1908, the Nichols VolonteerFire Department is an all-volunteer organization.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Have A Merry And Fire-Safe Christmas


To enjoy the holiday season, remember to be cautious with

trees, lights, ornaments and fireplaces during this hectic time.

Fire knows no holiday...buy fresh trees and keep them away

from heat and out the way of exits. Get rid of trees once large

amounts of needles fall. DON'T DISPOSE of trees, decorations
or wrapping paper in the fireplace. Flying sparks can set the
roof or house on fire. Check lights before placing on tree. Frayed
or damage light sets should be replaced.


• ALWAYS REMEMBER keep the tree stand secure and filled with water.

• DO NOT place the tree close to a heat source, including a fireplace or heat vent.

• KEEP open flames away from your tree. Never use candles as decorations.

• ALSO REMEMBER to check and make sure your smoke detector is working and never remove the battery to use for another purpose.

Be Fire Safe To Have A Fun, Enjoyable, Joyous, And Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Portable Fire Extinguisher Can Prevent Tragedy


Every home, car, boat, and trailer should be equipped with a portable fire extinguisher. Having the proper ones and knowing how to use them is important. Most portable fire extinguisher are emptied in 30-60 seconds, so know what to do in advance. To operate:

Pull the locking pin,
Aim at the base of theflames,
Squeeze the handle,
Sweep back and forth.

P.A.S.S. is an acronym to remember on how to place a portable fire extinguishers into operation quickly.

REMEMBER, portable fire extinguishers are ment for small fires. Don't fight a large fire yourself. Call the local fire department if you do have a fire after getting everyone out.

Friday, December 4, 2009

N.F.D. New Web Page!


With the termination of GeoCities on 26 Oct 2009, it marked the end of a long presentence for Nichols Volunteer Fire Department on the internet using the Yahoo-GeoCities web platform. Think the old web site was NFD's home for 10 years or so.

Nichols Volunteer Fire Department has now
re-established a footprint back on the internet here at Google's Blog site. The web link address to the new "Nichols Vol. Fire Department" is now as follows:

http://nicholsfiredepartment.blogspot.com/

Bookmark it and vistit often. Thank-you for your visit.

SCHEDUAL TIMES:

NICHOLS FIRE DISTRICT MONTHLY MEETING:
First Monday Of Each Month at 7:00 PM

MONTHLY DRILL (Monday): Second Monday Of Each Month at 7:00 PM

MONTHLY DRILL (Sunday): Third Sunday Of Each Month at 10:00 AM

MONTHLY MEETING NIGHT: Third Monday Of Each Month at 7:30 PM