Peekskill Volunteer Firefighters Association 


The Peekskill Volunteer Firefighters Association serves and protects the lives, property and interests of the citizens and proprietors of the City of Peekskill.

Department Make-Up

The Association has approximately two hundred volunteers. We operate four engines, one aerial platform,one heavy rescue,  and one utility vehicle. The Association has two Chiefs, 5 Deputy Chiefs, one Captains, 7 First Lieutenants, six Second Lieutenants, twelve trusteesr. The Association also has several committee chairpersons who are responsible for special assignments. There are six Fire Companies in The City of Peekskill, Columbian Engine Co. # 1, Cortlandt Hook & Ladder Co. #1, Washington Engine Co. #2, Columbian Hose Co. #1, Centennial Hose Co. #4, and the Peekskill Fire Patrol.

Chiefs: The First Assistant Chief is John Kelly, and the Second Assistant Chief is James Sniffen TThe Deputy Chiefs are Robert Boddie, John Pappas, Lenny Varella Jr. and Mike Sniffen The assistants are responsible for all daily operations of the department. The responsibilities include but are not limited to firefighting, purchasing, reporting, staffing, maintenance and public relations.