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Proudly Serving Since 1906

About Eggertsville Hose Company

The Eggertsville Hose Company is a distinguished 100% volunteer fire department, dedicated to serving the vibrant Western New York community of Eggertsville, nestled within the Town of Amherst just outside of Buffalo, NY. Our team holds an ISO class three certification and diligently protects a 2.2 square mile district that includes both residential and commercial structures.

Since our founding in 1906 and official incorporation in 1908, we have steadfastly answered the “CALL” to serve and protect our community. With a rich history of service and a commitment to excellence, our volunteers are rigorously trained to handle a variety of emergency situations, ensuring the safety and well-being of all Eggertsville residents.

As we continue to grow and evolve, the Eggertsville Hose Company remains committed to the ideals of community service, preparedness, and the volunteer spirit that have been our foundation for over a century.

Under the leadership of Chief Brandon Peters, the Eggertsville Hose Company embodies a commitment to excellence and community safety. Chief Peters and his team combine diverse experiences and a passion for public safety to lead effective emergency responses and innovative community engagement strategies. Known for his visionary leadership, Chief Peters inspires his team to uphold the highest standards of service, making a significant impact on the Eggertsville community we proudly serve.

Eggertsville Hose Company

The Eggertsville Hose Company, established in 1906, is the second oldest fire company in Amherst, New York. It was founded following two devastating fires in the community, and its formation marked the end of the less effective bucket brigade. The company’s first chief and president was Rudolph E. Boetger, who served from 1908 to 1926. Initially, the Hose Company faced internal challenges, such as the rift between its men and the ladies’ auxiliary over prohibition stances, leading to the dissolution of the auxiliary.