About Suffern VFD

The Suffern Volunteer Fire Department, organized in 1900, is an all volunteer organization, and divided into two Companies:

Suffern Hook & Ladder Co #1 and the Volunteer Hose Co #1.

The Suffern Hook and Ladder is located on Lafayette Avenue, directly across the street from Avon’s main parking lot. This facility was originally occupied by the Hook and Ladder in 1980, after being expanded to accommodate the fire trucks and a meeting room.

The Suffern Hose Company is located on Washington Avenue, at the intersection of Washington and Cross Street, which was constructed in 1995.

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Coverage Area

The Suffern Volunteer Fire Department has its primary responsibility to the citizens of the Village of Suffern, New York. The village of Suffern is 3 square miles with a population of approximately 12,000. The Village borders Mahwah New Jersey, and the Villages of Airmont, Hillburn, and Montebello. The Suffern Volunteer Fire Department also responds to calls on a mutual aid basis to any department in Rockland County or its close neighbors in Bergen and Orange Counties.

Suffern Hook & Ladder Co #1
143 Lafayette Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901

Suffern Volunteer Hose Co #1
35 Washington Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901

Chief’s Office
35 Washington Ave.
Suffern, NY 10901
(845) 357-6066
[email protected]

Mission Statement


The vision of the Suffern Volunteer Fire Department is to be a progressive organization that leads the community in public safety. The service we provide will be of the highest quality afforded to the citizens of our community.

Core Values

We will hold true to the core values of honor, loyalty, pride, and courage while pursuing the ideals of compassion, respect, efficiency and innovation to accomplish our mission.

Contact Us


Chief’s Office: (845) 357-6066

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