News Headlines
Mon. Jul 26th 2021
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Congratulations to Snyder Firefighter Josh Sabitino, MSN, AGNP-C who recently passed his Board Certifications and is now a certified member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an Adu...
Sat. Jul 24th 2021
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Congratulations to Firefighter Nick Cacciotti on graduating NYS Firefighter 1 Boot Camp! Nick worked hard to learn and demonstrate the vital skills needed to be a firefighter! This is a major mileston...
Mon. May 24th 2021
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Specifications for the supply and installation of camera systems in multiple Fire District vehicles.Click here for Specifications
Thu. May 20th 2021
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This week is #NationalEMSWeek, a week where we recognize and appreciate the valuable contributions to our communities Emergency Medical Services professionals provide. The Snyder Fire Department has o...
Fri. May 14th 2021
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Recently the Snyder Fire Department onboarded 3 new Firefighters! Wednesday night, May 12, Members trained on Live-Fire evolutions at the Amherst Fire Tower. Assistant Chief Hudson spent time working ...
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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