Office of Fire Coordinator   


Sullivan County Bureau of Fire

  A Message from the Fire Coordinator
 Greetings to All,

  I would like to share some positive changes on the horizon from the Bureau of Fire as we head into the New Year.    With the overwhelming support of our legislators, we will be adding a 6th Battalion to better support the fire service in Sullivan County.   With the addition of Battalion 6 in the north-western corner of the county, we will be restructuring some of the existing Battalions to better distribute the administrative workload of the deputy fire coordinators and provide better response times to your scenes.   The new Battalion districts will be as follows:


Battalion 1

Battalion 2

Battalion 3

Battalion 4

Battalion 5

Battalion 6

Don Hunt

Tom Totten

Jack Halchak

Mike Bastone

Bill Lothrop


Lumberland FD
Yulan FD
Highland Lake FD
Narrowsburg FD
Lava FD
Lake Huntington FD

Liberty FD
White Sulphur Springs FD
Youngsville FD
Jeffersonville FD
Kenoza Lake FD
Livingston Manor FD
Beaverkill Valley FD

Loch Sheldrake FD
Woodbourne FD
Neversink FD
Grahamsville FD
Hurleyville FD
Mountaindale FD
Woodridge FD
Fallsburg FD
Claryville FD

Monticello FD
Forestburgh FD
Smallwood FD
White Lake FD
Kauneonga Lake FD
Swan Lake FD

Bloomingburg FD
Wurtsboro FD
Summitville FD
Westbrookville FD
Rock Hill FD

Roscoe FD
Callicoon Center FD
North Branch FD
Hortonville FD
Callicoon FD
Hankins FD
Long Eddy FD



I would ask that you please share this information with your department and your members at your next meeting.  These new battalion assignments will take effect on February 1, 2018 and I anticipate the announcement of my new Battalion 6 coordinator in the coming weeks.

 In reference to radio communications, if your Battalion assignment has changed you will need to instruct your officers and members to utilize the appropriate ground channel for ground communications.    For the new Battalion 6 departments, you will utilize the current GRND-6 channel in your radio channel lineup effective Feb 1, 2018.   (Just to repeat all the Battalion changes and ground channel changes will take effect on February 1, 2018.)

 We will have a chief’s meeting at the Training Center on Wednesday January 31, 2018 7PM to review these changes and answer any questions you might have.  In addition, we will have other speakers and topics covering points of interest to the fire service. 

 In closing, please remember that my deputies and I are here to assist your department in any way possible, whether you need help with fire reports, training classes, support of the mutual aid system or simply connecting you with resources to make your jobs safer and more efficient.    If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to me or your deputy fire coordinator for assistance.

Thank you, Be Safe
John Hauschild 53-1
Fire Coordinator




John Hauschild, Fire Coordinator
100 North Street  - PO Box 5012
Monticello , NY 12701
Office: (845) 807-0508  Fax (845) 807-0810