The East Herkimer Volunteer Fire Department, founded in 1931, provides services to 32.2 square miles in the Town of Herkimer, not including the 2.8 square miles covered by the Village of Herkimer. EHFD also responds to mutal aid calls in the neighboring Mohawk Fire Department area and as requested by other agencies.

The department operates out of one station with 5 trucks, has 40 members, and an active Ladies’ Auxiliary. EHFD is an ISO Class 5/8B department.