A message to our community.


Dear Community Members,

The Clifton Fire Department has made the difficult but logical decision to cancel our 2021 Parade and Carnival scheduled for August 6th and 7th. Since 1935 this annual event has been important to our community and members. This year we are celebrating our 86th year of service to our district and surrounding neighbors. Even with the pandemic slowly going away, there isn’t a clear pathway for this type of event yet. However, during this pandemic our priority is the health and safety of our members and loyal supporters.

Our annual carnival is our largest fundraising event. Therefore, we will feel the loss of this income from our annual budget. We are and will continue to look for other possible fundraising events. The Clifton Fire Department annual fund drive letter will be sent out to our fire district residents in the coming weeks. If you are not a district resident and would like to make a tax deductible donation, you can mail a check payable to the Clifton Fire Department Inc., 53 Wheatland Center Rd, Clifton, NY 14428. Thank you all in advance for your continued support.

Please be assured that in the event of an emergency, we will be there. Stay safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s carnival when we can gather with family and friends to continue making great memories.


The members of the Clifton Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary

Hydrant Markers

Residents in the Chili area of the Clifton fire district may have noticed the newly installed colorful hydrant markers. The Riga area of the fire district received them as part of their water system installation. The bright color combination makes it easier for us to locate the hydrant in all weather conditions whether it is day or night. If we have a large snowpack the marker may be the only way to locate it.

The Chili markers were made possible by a donation from a generous resident of the fire district. Now we need your help to keep the area around the hydrants clear. Most of us think about the snow covering them but another problem is brush and tall weed growth around them. If the hydrant near your home is hard to find, please help yourself and us by clearing around it. In the event of an emergency it will make our job easier. When there is an emergency, it is not time to play hide and go seek for the hydrant.

If for some reason you can’t physically clear the hydrant, enlist the help of a neighbor. Chances are it is to their benefit also.