At 1:41 PM Sunday afternoon, the fifth of December, the Rensselaer City Fire Department responded for a structure fire at 1204 3rd St. with a column of smoke showing.
It was also reported that there were possible victims trapped in the residence. Upon arrival the fire was blowing out the back of the building:[...]
At approximately 8:47 am the EGECC alerted the East Greenbush Fire Department of a possible kitchen fire on Columbia Turnpike.
The business was reporting a fire in the kitchen and that they were evacuating the structure. [...]
11/23/2021 Structure fire Miller Rd. by Sidewinder Photography.
On November 23, 2021 at 8:36 PM, the East Greenbush Fire Department with the Castleton Ambulance was dispatched for a
reported structure fire at 218 Miller Road. The caller reported the house was on fire.
Engine Nine, Eight, Seven, Rescue 11, Truck 11, Car Four, Three, Two, and One all called in route from the fire house
within one minute of the initial dispatch. The dispatcher notified the responding units that the police department was on scene and had smoke pushing from the
front door of the house and all of the residents and animals were out. Multiple units quickly arrived on scene and the chief took command and
notified the dispatcher that he had a two-story wood frame structure with a heavy smoke condition in the residence.[...]
Congratulations to Assistant Chief’s Greg Forgea, Mike Benson Jr and Mike Lansing who were recognized by the
Rensselaer County Fire Chief’s Association as the 2021 Assistant Chief’s of the Year. This award not only represent the achievements of the Chiefs,
but the department as the whole. Great job to all!
In September, members of Explorer Post 11 and members of the East Greenbush Fire Department assisted a local establishment in need.
While returning from a call, members noticed that the Hays Road VFW post's property was overgrown and in need of some cleanup.Earlier this year, the East Greenbush Fire Department responded
to the post to extinguish a lawnmower fire and, ever since, the lawn has been tough to maintain.
Members of the department and explorer post volunteered their time to assist with mowing the lawn and taking care of some general work around the property.
While cleaning up around the property, the members noticed that the halyard on the flag pole was broken and a new flag was also needed. [...]
At approximately 17:40 hours, the East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched for a reported commercial structure fire with flames visible. Cars 1 and 2 arrived simultaneously and found a large commercial backup generator well involved with an exposure concern.
At approximately 19:00 hours, the EGECC alerted the East Greenbush Fire Department of a possible commercial structure fire on Columbia Turnpike. The business was reporting a fire in the kitchen and that they were evacuating the structure.
10/12/2021 Tuesday night department training "Propane fires".
9/12/2021 Life Members day.
On Sunday, September 12th, the East Greenbush Fire Company celebrated
the Annual Life Member’s Day. Several Life Members gathered under the Chief Frank Becker Memorial Pavilion
to enjoy an afternoon of camaraderie.
On Saturday, September 11, 2021 members from the East Greenbush Fire Co. participated in the Annual Greene County
Firefighters Convention. The EGFD took to the streets of New Baltimore and won Best Appearing Out of County, 1st Place
and Best Appearing Color Guard.
Congrats to all of our members for all the hard work! No one does this alone!
We also take this opportunity to thank the Greene County Firefighters Association for allowing us to
participate in an excellent convention.
The East Greenbush Fire Company has lost a dear friend of ours.
Past Chief and Life Member Chuck Hellmuth passed away earlier this morning.
Chuck got his start in the fire service with the E.F. Hose Company in the City of Rensselaer in 1956.
In the late '60s, Chuck and his family moved to East Greenbush and joined the Sherwood Park Fire Company.
Chuck made the move with about a dozen other members to the East Greenbush Fire Company when Sherwood Park merged with East Greenbush in the early '70s.
Chuck served as our Chief in 1978, and then again in 1987 and 1988.
It is always tough to lose someone in any organization; it is devastating to lose someone like Chuck.
His institutional memory (and his penchant for attending all things fraternal) is something that can never be replaced.
Rest in peace, friend.
East Greenbush Fire Company President Trace Cullum proudly announces the recipient of
the Barbara J. Lehmann Memorial Scholarship Program for 2021. Through the Barbara J. Lehmann Memorial Scholarship Program,
the East Greenbush Fire Company provides scholarship grants to qualified applicants seeking to advance their education in their chosen field of study.
The 2021 recipient is Taylor O'Brien. Ms. O'Brien, a 2021 graduate of Columbia High School,
is entering Bentley University in September and will be focusing on a Business curriculum.
Ms. O'Brien was introduced and presented with her Scholarship award during the August meeting of the East Greenbush Fire Company.
The Fire Company commends this college entrant for her admirable academic achievements and pursuit of a higher education.
8/12/2021 severe thunderstorm Columbia Turnpike Dr..
On August 12th at 3:30 PM East Greenbush Fire Dept responded to several
locations after a severe thunderstorm with high winds and heavy rain hit the Ridge Rd. Brookview Rd. area.