Gowanda Fire Department27 E Main St, Gowanda, NY 14070
The Gowanda Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1884. The original equipment consisted of a steam fire engine, two hose carts, and 1,000 feet of hose at a cost of $3,200. The first department chief was Frank C. Vinton. Since then, the fire department has grown, and now boasts three pumpers, one aerial, one rescue van, 2 ATVs and one brush truck. Our fire department has 65 members and consists of 6 individual companies. We have Erie Hose Company #1, Valley Hose Company #2, Rescue Company #3, Aerial Company #1, Hidi Hose Company #4 and Auxiliary Company #6.