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Thursday, April 7th, 2022
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On April 7th Timothy Oliver was elected as Chief of the Snyder Fire Department.Tim becomes only the Twenty-First Individual to attain this honored position.
Tuesday, April 5th, 2022
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Thomas S. Oliver April 5, 2022; devoted husband of Mary "Kathy" Oliver (nee Leach); loving father of Alicia Oliver, Timothy (Laurel) Oliver, and Christopher (Jessica) Oliver; dear brothe...
On Tuesday night, December 9, 2021, Burton Bugbee was re-elected to a 5-year term as a Snyder Fire District Commissioner.
About us

Snyder Fire Department

The Snyder Fire Department provides fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to approximately 20,000 residents in a six-square-mile area in the Town of Amherst, New York. 

The department is one of ten all-volunteer departments protecting Amherst, a first-ring suburb of the City of Buffalo.

The department responds to approximately 1,200 emergency calls each year and is staffed by over 60 volunteer firefighters. Operations are carried out from one central station that houses all the apparatus and administrative offices. Snyder Fire is dispatched by the Amherst Central Fire Alarm Office, or commonly known as Amherst Fire Control

The Snyder Fire Department works closely with other Fire Companies in the Town of Amherst and responds to Cheektowaga as part of Mutual-Aid. Additionally, Snyder works regularly with the Amherst Police Department, Twin City Ambulance Corp., Amherst Emergency Services, and the Amherst Fire Inspectors Office.

For more information about the history of the Snyder Fire Department visit: History

Snyder Fire District

The main governing body of the Snyder Fire Department is referred to as the Snyder Fire District. It is a political subdivision of the State of New York and is governed by a five-member Board of Fire Commissioners elected by residents of the Snyder Fire District.

New York State General Municipal Law governs the actions of the Board of Fire Commissioners. It is the responsibility of the commissioners to administer these laws and to provide fire protection and fire prevention in a manner adequate to the needs of the district. This is accomplished through its agent, the Snyder Fire Department.

The fire district owns the fire station and provides all the equipment and apparatus necessary for firefighters to perform their duties. The funds required to provide all the equipment, training, maintenance, etc. are raised by taxing the real property in the Snyder Fire District. Similar to a school board, the fire district sets the tax rate and the Town of Amherst collects the tax money and turns it over to the Board of Fire Commissioners to administer. 

Over the years, the Board of Fire Commissioners has continued to provide members of the department with the most modern and up-to-date equipment available as well as offer the opportunity to obtain current and in-depth training and education wherever available.

Snyder Fire District Response Map and Residency Area Map

The Snyder Fire District is located within the Town of Amherst, a first-ring suburb of the City of Buffalo, New York. It is a suburban community, approximately 6 square miles in size with a population of approximately 20,000 people.

While considered a residential community there is a substantial quantity of commercial development. Operations are carried out from one central station that houses all the apparatus and administrative offices. 

This response area map and index are provided courtesy of Snyder Fire District. Additionally, check out our residency area for members.


If You Are Interested in Joining the Snyder Fire Department, 

check out our Recruitment Page for More Information!


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