06/17-18/2015 Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman's Assoc. Parades.
The East Greenbush Fire Company attended the 127th Annual Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association
Convention held in Lake George, New York on June 16 to 18th.
On Saturday, a competitive dress parade was conducted; [...]
06/17/2016 Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman's Assoc. Mardi Gras Parade.
The East Greenbush Fire Company participated in the 127th annual Hudson Valley convention.
In addition to business meetings of the Association, the convention featured a
festive Mardi Gras themed parade on Friday evening, with 51 units participating. [...]
On Thursday, May 19, a 34 year veteran of the radio room, Tim Boel, retired from the East Greenbush Emergency Communications Center.
Tim Boel is a Life Member of the East Greenbush Fire Company.
In addition, he is a NYS Fire Instructor.
Tim has been the voice of the day shift for over two decades, and he will be sorely missed by those involved in the emergency services!
5/16/2016 Elevator Rescue, and Brush Fire caused by electrical issues by Greg Forgea
Late Monday morning, East Greenbush was
dispatched for a reported elevator rescue with three people trapped. Car 4 arrived,
made contact with the victims, and confirmed that nobody was injured or in need of EMS.
While making contact with the victims, Car 4 was approached by other occupants of the
building reporting an odor of smoke and problems with the lights in the building. [...]
Again, after returning to quarters, EGFD was dispatched
for a reported brush fire in the area of the Target store. East Greenbush police arrived and found a
downed power line with a small brush fire. While units were en route, a second call came in for a
reported structure fire in the same area as the brush fire.[...]
5/15/2016 Mutial Aid runs for Structure fire and Porch Collapse. by Greg Forgea
On Sunday afternoon, East Greenbush
was dispatched as part of a second alarm assignment with Defreestville Fire
for a working fire with a possible victim trapped. [...]
While East Greenbush and other mutual aid
crews were operating at the multi-alarm fire, Clinton Heights Fire was dispatched for
a reported deck collapse with victims trapped. After first responding, units were
provided updated information.[...]
As members started to leave the Main Station after an earlier
Car accident call on Luther Rd. Friday afternoon,
the East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched at 4:40 pm for a reported four car accident. [...]
2 Alarm Mutual Aid Fire Hits Castleton. By Greg Forgea.
At approximately 1:00pm on Thursday afternoon,
the East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched as part of a second alarm assignment for a
working fire in the village of Castleton. EGFD Car 4 (A/C Forgea) immediately called enroute
to the scene.[...]
Second Alarm Fire Hits On Frigid Night In Schodack.
The East Greenbush Fire Department responded to
1611 Columbia Turnpike in the Town of Schodack for a reported structure fire on the back
porch.When Car 1 arrived he called the signal 30 and requested the second alarm bringing
Best Luther, Clinton Heights, Schodack Valley and the Castleton Fire Departments to the scene. [...]
East Greenbush Fire Company Elects Officers for 2016.
The gala 100th Annual Installation and Inspection of the East Greenbush Fire Company was held at the Hilton Garden Inn in
Troy, New York on Saturday January 31, 2016. Over 180 members and distinguished guests were on hand to celebrate this
milestone in the year-long celebration of the Fire Company’s Centennial Anniversary.
The evening began with the traditional inspection of the members by Commissioner George Forgea of Fire District
No. 3 and welcoming remarks by Junior Past President Marc Iorio. Fire Company Chaplin Fr. Joseph O’Brien provided
the evening’s Invocation.
Congratulatory remarks were provided by Rensselaer County Executive Kathy Jimino as well as leading
the assembled in a celebratory toast to the Fire Company.[...]
East Greenbush Fire Company Celebrates a Century of Service.
The East Greenbush Fire Company will be celebrating 100 years of service
to the community in 2016. The Fire Company was formed by a group of 17 citizens on January 7, 1916, after a
spectacular 1915 fire that destroyed the landmark Hillcrest Inn,[...]
Today is a day of historic
significance in the Town of East Greenbush and for the East Greenbush
Fire Company as we celebrate and mark the 100th Anniversary of the
East Greenbush Fire Company.
Exactly 100 years ago to the day, 17
community members met on the evening of January 7, 1916 to form the
East Greenbush Fire Company. A century later, community residents
continue to volunteer and serve the residents of the Town of
We would like to thank the residents, our business
partners and the East Greenbush community for your continued support
of the Fire Company. Without your support, we would be unable to provide
the services and meet the needs of our community for the last 100 years.
Most importantly, we want to thank and recognize all of our members, past
and present, who have volunteered to serve the Town of East Greenbush
over the last 100 years. Without our members, we would not be here today.
We hope you can share in our joy and pride as we celebrate this