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our department

The District is home to the C.S. Hawley Chemical Company, more commonly known as Halfmoon Fire Rescue or HMFD. We are a progressive, all-volunteer department that strives to deliver the highest level of response to the residents of our District and neighboring communities.

Our Department is led by Chief Anthony Bonventre, Deputy Chief. Chuck Kuhns, and Assistant Chief. Chris McMahon. Each Chief has come into their position after many years of service, dedication, and extensive specialized training and a vast variety of professional backgrounds.

As our community continues to grow, so does the scope and complexity of our mission. Currently, we respond to approximately 800 fire, rescue, and EMS calls per year. By utilizing rigorous training, proven tactics and appropriate technology, Halfmoon Fire Rescue strives to provide professional and effective protection to more than 14 square miles and more than 20,000 residents and their families.

In addition to helping your neighbors, being a volunteer firefighter is an extremely rewarding experience. We are always looking for new members to help us serve our community. if you ever wondered what it takes, or if you simply would like to know more about your local fire department, stop by during our Weekly drill on Tuesday night. If you cannot make it to  a drill just contact us by using the information on our contact page and we will be in contact as soon as possible. We would be happy to meet you, answer your questions and help you with an application.