UPDATE – Tivoli firehouse damaged by fire; Poughkeepsie offers help


TIVOLI – The Tivoli Fire Department needed help from several neighboring companies late Friday night when a fire broke out in the station.  The first alarm came in about 10:30 p.m.

Damage is reported to be heavy.

According to information posted on the department Facebook page, early arriving members were able to run in and save the other engine as well as our UTV & Boat. Before mutual aid departments could arrive they started attacking the fire with the saved engine.

“While we are heartbroken about this tragedy we will continue serve the citizens of this community and start the process of replacement and rebuilding. We want to thank everyone for their tremendous support at this difficult time. A huge thank you the following mutual aid departments that came to us at the scene: Red Hook, Rhinebeck, Clermont, & Germantown, as well as Ulster hose & Milan who covers the mutual aid departments.”

“As devastating as this fire is, no one was hurt,” said County Executive Marcus Molinaro, a former Tivoli resident who still lives in Red Hook. “Equipment can be replaced and structures rebuilt.  Having been a member of this Tivoli Fire Department and mayor of this amazing village, I know how deeply they feel this loss but also how resilient they are. Tivoli will rebuild and Dutchess County will be there shoulder to shoulder with them.”

City of Poughkeepsie Mayor Rob Rolison reached out to Tivoli Mayor Joel Griffith, offering use of some of Poughkeepsie’s fire equipment and personnel until the village can regroup.

One of Tivoli’s two engines is out of commission. The other helped fight the fire