Fire Departments

There are three fire departments located within the Town of Erwin:

Cooper Plains/Long Acres Fire Department

Cooper Plains/Long Acres Fire Department Logo

The Cooper Plains-Long Acres Fire Department was incorporated in 1953. It was started with one truck, a 1936 Ward LaFrance/Ford Pumper, and some portable pumps by the men who wanted to have a fire department.

The fire department building was completed in 1955. It was remodeled in 1974, and in 1985 the department built a second floor addition which includes a kitchen and community room, as well as adding fire bays. The current building has five truck bays and storage on the ground floor.

The department has the following equipment:

The fire district includes all of Long Acres and Coopers Plains, which is NYS Route 415 from the Village of Painted Post line to the Campbell Town line. In addition, the district includes Aurene; West Hill Road; Smith Hill Road; and the portions of Beeman Hollow Road, Erwin Hollow Road, and King Hill Road in the Town of Erwin. The department provides joint fire protection for the area, including Corning Incorporated’s Sullivan Park facility.

The fire department is a Volunteer Fire Department with an Insurance Services Organization (ISO) fire suppression rating of Class 4. The fire department is very proud of this rating because it is usually only earned by full-time professional city fire departments.

Besides fire suppression, the fire department provides BLS First Response for EMS calls, vehicle extrication, and has a large cache of cribbing and Rescue 42 stabilization struts for vehicle and building stabilization. Coopers Plains Fire Department is also a participating member of the Steuben Regional Technical Rescue Task Force for structural and trench collapse rescue.

The department has approximately 24 active volunteer firefighters, a five-person Board of Commissioners elected by the residents of the Fire District, and an active Ladies Auxiliary with approximately 15 members.

More information on membership can be found here:

Mulholland Road

Paving of Mulholland Road will occur on Tuesday, July 16th. Motorists may experience some minor delays during the work. Mulholland Road will remain open during the work period. Use Caution.

Brush Drop Off

The Town of Erwin brush drop off will to residents open Saturday, May 4, 2024 from 9:00 am until Noon. The drop off site will be open every Saturday from May 4, 2024 until October 26, 2024.

Kinsella Park Painted

Kinsella Park pavilion looks great thanks to 10 Reach volunteers from Victory Church. Thanks everyone for painting the tables and pavilion!

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Smith Hill Bridge is closed as of 3/25

Steuben County has released this notice: "The bridge on Smith Hill Road over the Cohocton River between Curtis Coopers Road and Dyke Road in the Hamlet of Coopers Plains and Town of Erwin, will be closed to all through traffic beginning March 25, 2024 until the completion of the bridge replacement project in November of 2024. The signed off-site detour will consist of Curtis Coopers Road, County Route 4, State Route 415 and Barringer Road."

Keep Your Pipes Safe!

Think before you flush.  Flushable wipes not so flushable.  How to keep your pipes safe.

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Following a nationwide search, the Town has appointed a Deputy Town Manager.  Melissa Greenthal will replace Rita McCarthy as Town Manager when Rita retires in July after 33 years of service to the Town.  More information will follow when Melissa joins the Town in February.

Ames Plaza Update

The Applicant has submitted a revised concept site plan and has committed to no “overnight parking”, no one sleeping in vehicles. It was determined that the revised plan complies with the Town of Erwin Zoning. The next steps are that the applicant must complete a traffic study and submit a full preliminary engineering package to the Planning Board. The Planning Board schedule and agendas are posted on the Town’s website and Facebook page. A deadline for completing the demolition of the former Ames building has been established.