May 9th 2016 PIAA Press Release

On Monday May 9th 2015 at 16:36 the Esopus Fire Department and the Town of Esopus Volunteer Ambulance Squad were dispatched for motor vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer with entrapment and fire in the area of 1535 Route 9W in the Town of Esopus. Firefighters arrived to find 4 vehicles including a tractor trailer with significant damage and a driver entrapped in one of the vehicles. One vehicle caught fire as a result of the collision but the fire was extinguished by the quick thinking of other motorists who stopped to help.

Informational Meeting

Attention to all residents. Esopus Fire Department is forming an auxiliary . A informative meeting will be held Monday June 8th at 7:00pm at the fire house. Our mission will be to support the active members. Open to men and women. Please contact Lynda Lewis with any questions.

Esopus / Rifton Fire Departments Golf Tournament

Monday June 22, 2015  9am  Shotgun Start  Apple Greens Golf Course

2nd Annual Joint Golf Tournament Best Ball Format

$95 per person (4 person team)  Includes Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner.

Tournaments shirts are available for $20 Please indicates size on registration form.


For information and to make reservations contact: 845-384-2934 or email

Make checks payable to Rifton Fire Deparment and mail to Riftion Fire Department, PO Box 2, Rifton, NY 12471

November 30th Structure Fire Press Release

On Sunday November 30th 2014 at 13:11 the Esopus Fire Department was dispatched to the report of a Structure Fire at 80 Loughran Lane in the Town of Esopus.  Firefighters arrived to find a single family residence “well involved.”  Searches of the residence were completed and a deceased canine was found, the residents were not home at the time of the fire.  Several Firefighters received minor injuries while attempting to control the fire.  A Fire Investigation was completed by the Ulster County Fire Investigation Unit and has been listed as an Accidental fire.  Units returned to service shor