PRESS RELEASE: MAY 7, 2021
Pandemic Forces Cancellation of Falls Fire Department Festival
Organizers of the annual Montour Falls Fire Department Festival & Parade of Bands have cancelled the event for the second year in a row as safety concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic continues. The festival is hosted by the department and serves as it's largest fundraising event of the year for the equipment fund.
The festival was dated for June 10th - 12th 2021 which kicks off many events in the Finger Lakes Region. According to a department spokesperson, "at the present time according to state guidelines it would be challenging to have a safe and successful event."
We look forward to the event in 2022 and want to thank our volunteers, supporters, businesses, high school bands and many more for standing by us through these challenging times.
The Village of Montour Falls Fire Department is dedicated to the protection of life, property and the environment for those who live, work, visit or invest in our community. Through well-trained and dedicated personnel and proper equipment we pledge to deliver the highest quality fire suppression, public fire education, emergency medical services and emergency response to all natural or man-made disasters. This professional commitment to service is also put forth by encouraging personal development within the department, while utilizing effective principles and practices of modern fire and life safety technology in an accountable manner.
The department serves a community of 4,500 residents in a 25 square mile area. The department maintains a central fire station with two fire engines,one medical rescue unit, a pumper/tanker, one urban interface truck, a mobile breathing air unit, an incident command unit and a chief’s vehicle. The Fire Department consists of 43 volunteer’s, a Chief, two assistants, and three staff officers.
111 Lee Street
Montour Falls, NY 14685