Upcoming Events

Is Your Group Interested in a Ride on the Fireboat Cotter?

Dates and availability for the upcoming 2021 season are limited.


Contact Captain Sixt for details and restrictions. 716-846-4265 or Jdsixt3fireboatcotter@gmail.com.

While we are still hoping to be able to hold our upcoming events but the possibility that we may need to cancel them remains.  We are still continuing our speaker’s presentations.


We are also currently working on holding a 120th Birthday celebration for the Cotter when the current situation allows us to do so. 

Please continue to check this site for updates. Stay safe and be well.

If you have scheduled one of our speaker presentations and it has been cancelled, please contact us (ronfirellc@aol.com) to reschedule your event.

Want to Learn More?? Presentations Are Now Available!!

Did you know that the Fireboat E.M. Cotter Conservancy offers an Educational and Informational presentation to local Community and Senior groups to learn more about our local Historic Landmark, the 119 year old Fireboat E. M. Cotter?

We have a 30 minute video and speaker presentation, as well as a companion presentation for our partner group, the Buffalo Fire Historical Museum. We will provide the speaker, videos, screens, and brochures and you provide the room and an electrical connection.

These presentations highlight the history of the Buffalo Fire Department and the changes to the waterfront over many years and include a video tour of the Fireboat, top to bottom. Sure to interest everyone!

If you would like more information or to make arrangements for groups, please contact Mr. Ronald Endle, Conservancy Vice President at 716-479-4186 or email: ronfirellc@aol.com. We look forward to seeing you.

Erie County Fair - 2021 - August 11 - 22, 2021

We hope to see you at the Fireman's Building next year during the 2021 Erie County Fair.  More details to follow.