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The Last Station

Our goal is to raise $100,000 to build The Last Station of the Dexter Volunteer Fire Department at the Historical Society in Dexter. The station will house the antique fire apparatus of the Dexter Volunteer Fire Department Inc.

Any questions please reach out to Trustee Gerry Kostyk at 315-405-3412 or by email at


June 28, 2022

Please come out and support the Last Station at our rafting trip down the Black River on August 7th, 2022. Any questions please reach out to Drew Heise President. 315-877-8978 or by email DHEISE011@GMAIL.COM

we are over halfway there

June 25, 2022 | Drew Heise President

On Thursday June 23rd, the Last Station Building Committee as well as members of the Dexter Fire Department INC and the Dexter Historical Society were able to raise our Last Station campaign thermometer to $60,000 dollars!!! We are gaining closer to our $100,000 dollar goal. We cannot thank the people and other organizations in our community for all your support and donations, as well as the members of both organizations of the DFD INC and Historical Society who have put in an enormous amount of effort and time to get us to this point.

Please stay tuned to our Facebook page as well as other places around the community for upcoming fundraisers over the summer, starting with a fun filled rafting trip on Sunday August 7th, sponsored by BOB Rafting!

As always, if you would like to donate in any way, please contact Gerry Kostyk at 315-405-3412. We could not do this without all of you guys in our community. THANK YOU!!

Ground Breaking

June 12, 2022

The groundbreaking for the "Last Station" project. The Dexter Vol. Fire Dept. Inc and the Dexter Area Historical Society would like to thanks all those who attended and the community for their continuing support. It is greatly appreciated. Here are a few photos from the event. Phot credit goes to John Stano

Ground Breaking

April 20, 2022

There is going to a ground breaking ceremony for the Last Station on Sunday, June 12, 2022. All are encouraged to attend. Any questions please contact Gerry Kostyk at 315-405-3412

Dexter Historical Society ANNOUNCEMENT

September 22, 2021 |

For many years we have had a Holiday Fair on the first Saturday in December; it has always been a source of good times, good food, and good sharing of experiences among friends. It was always a great way to begin the Holiday Season. And the vendors who took part were always happy to be a part of the festivities; even though their profits might not be exceptional, they were glad to be present.

Unfortunately, we voted again to cancel the Fair for 2021 because of COVID-19 numbers going up. With the risk of infection in a large gathering, it did not seem prudent to hold the affair.

Will you still help support the Society and consider a donation? A donation form is attached for your convenience. Dontaion Form (Link)

Hopefully next year will prove to be a better situation and we will be able to go ahead with the Fair.

Thank you for your consideration.


Carolyn (Corky) Marlowe, President

Thermometer Raising

August 27, 2021 | Gerry Kostyk

We were able to raise The Last Station campaign thermometer up to $40,000 last night due the efforts of FX Caprara Harley-Davidson, Adams Center. FX Caprara sponsored a motorcycle ride named “Stub’s Run for The Last Station. 178 motorcycles registered for the ride, honoring the late Glenn (Stub) Heise, that ended up at the Dexter Legion where the public was invited to attend the event. All proceeds, exceeding $10,000 (event sponsors, event registration, personal donations, 50/50 raffle and live auctions), from the event were given to The Last Station Building Campaign.

The next scheduled event is a Golf Tournament being held by the Dexter Vol. Fire Department, Inc. September 12th at the Rustic Golf Club course, Dexter. Registration for the tournament will start at 9 AM and there will be a shotgun start at 10 AM. All proceeds from the tournament will be given to The Last Station Building Campaign.

Dexter Historical Society News Letter

Summer, 2021

Donation from Northern FCU

August 11, 2021 | Drew Heise

On Wednesday August 4th, the Last Station Committee along with members of the Dexter Volunteer Fire Department INC and Dexter Historical Society accepted a donation check from Northern Federal Credit Union for $10,000 dollars to help with the Last Station Campaign!

We cannot thank the amazing people at Northern Federal Credit Union for their generous donation and support during our time of fundraising needs. This is an amazing step in the campaign which has helped us get over $30,000 dollars overall for the project!

If you’d like to donate, please contact Gerry Kostyk at 315-405-3412

Please keep an eye out for our upcoming fundraising events!

Stub's run

July 20, 2021

Please come out and support The Last Station in the motorcycle run Sponsored by FX Caprara Harley Davidson in Adams Center. This run honors one of our own.

Dexter Historical Society News Letter

Spring of 2021

Dexter honoring history of local volunteer firefighters through ‘Last Station’ project

June 6, 2021 | Inform NNY

Last Friday Bob Banks (Past Assistant Chief), Sherm Tucker (Past Fire Chief), Mike Heise (Past Fire Chief) and Gerry Kostyk (Past Chief and Current Trustee) help set up the signs located in the square and at the future home of the Last Station.

Please read the full article that was done by Inform NNY. (Link)

Last Station Kick off

May 29, 2021 |NNY360

The kick off for The Last Station will be on June 13, 2021 at the Dexter Historical society in Dexter at 12:30pm. Please read the wonderful article that NNY360 did. (Link)

The Time is now

May 20, 2021

Please come out and support The Last Station of The Dexter Volunteer Fire Department Inc. Our kick off fundraiser is going to start on June 13 at 12:30pm. All are welcome to attend.


February 11, 2021 | Obituary WWNYTV

Glenn “Stub” Heise, age 88 of Dexter passed away Wednesday evening at the home of his daughter in Adams Center.

Stub has been a member of the Dexter Volunteer Fire Department Inc for over 30 years and he has been a crucial member. he is going to be missed by all.

Please visit the WWNYTV website for his full obituary. (Link)

From the left Nathan Gilchrist, Kyle Flath, Ryan McIntosh, Willis McIntosh, Robert LaSage, Keith LaMarche, Chris Bourn and Gerry Kostyk

Dexter Historical Society

January 14, 2021

The Dexter Historical Society has a few items of the history of the Dexter Volunteer Fire Department on display. Here are few photos of what they have on display. The Dexter Historical Society is going to be the future home of The Last Station of The Dexter Volunteer Fire Department Inc.

From first to ‘Last’: Building proposed in Dexter for village’s firefighting heritage

August 30, 2020 | NNY360 Chris Brock

This village’s original fire department was disbanded in 2012, but the embers of its legacy were not extinguished. They have kindled an idea for a project that could preserve that legacy for generations to come.

The Dexter Historical Society and the Dexter Volunteer Fire Dept. Inc. have joined forces for a project they’re calling The Last Station: a building in Dexter that will house two treasured historical pieces of equipment from the Dexter Fire Department along with various other memorabilia relating to the village’s heritage of firefighters and firefighting.

Please read the full article. (Link)