The Pulteney Fire Company was started in 1936, after a raging fire destroyed the Wagstaff home located in the center of town. The only fire equipment the town had at the time were two hand drawn chemical type extinguishers. The day after the fire Wade Logan and Lloyd Norton circulated a petition to obtain permission from the town board to form a volunteer fire company. When permission was granted, 40 members of the community immediately joined to form the “Pulteney Fire Co.” Charles Minnerly Sr. was elected the first fire chief. The members decided that the best location for the fire house was the Wagstaff property. They acquired the land, cleaned up the charred remains and started building.
The Town of Pulteney, is in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York. Our unique geographical conditions including climate, soil and the moderating influences of our beautiful Keuka Lake provide the ideal conditions for growing fine wine grapes. Keuka Lake is the most picturesque of New York’s pristine Finger Lakes.
The Pulteney Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 35
Pulteney, NY 14874