Residential Smoke Detector Installation Program

Residents of the Town of Herkimer may qualify for this special program. If you qualify, members of EHFD will visit your home (when convenient for your family) to inspect your existing smoke detectors, help you replace the batteries, test your alarms, and replace outdated alarms. This program is provided free of charge through the donations of the EHFD Ladies’ Auxiliary and memorial donations.

To qualify you must:

  • Be 65 years or older
  • Show financial need

If you believe you qualify and would like to take part in this life-saving program, please download our Smoke Detector Program Cover Letter and EHVFD Smoke Detector Waiver & Request Form.

Residential Knox Box Key Safe System

The East Herkimer Fire Department is proud to offer the Knox Box Corporation’s residential line to its residents. The system consists of a key safe that is secured to the exterior of your residence that can only be accessed with a special key by the fire department. This system prevents unwanted damage to property by eliminating the need for emergency responders to break in in the event of a fire alarm or medical emergency. Residents can also leave medical information securely in the box for emergency responders. To find out more visit this website: or leave us a message at the fire station: (315) 866-1140. This service is available ONLY to TOWN of Herkimer residents.

Town of Herkimer Open Burning Information

Town of Herkimer residents must obtain a permit from the Town Clerk anytime that they intend to burn brush. Permit applications are available at the Town Offices located at 114 N. Prospect Street in the Village of Herkimer. New York State Department of Environmental Conservation no longer permits the burning of leaves, trash, or rubbish therefore outlawing burn barrels and the like. For more information visit:

Rabies Clinics

The Herkimer County Department of Public Health hosts several rabies vaccination clinics for pets throughout the county each year. The East Herkimer Fire Department serves as a host site for the clinic on several occasions. Please visit the Public Health Department’s website for a schedule of upcomming clinics.;/content/DepartmentServices/View/23