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June - January 2016 Headline Photos


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; [...]
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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. [...]
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6/6/2016 and 6/8/2016 Car accidents
        Late Monday evening, East Greenbush was dispatched for a car into a ditch on Brookview Dr.[...]

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05/18/2016 Dave Cook's "A Moment in History". (Not presented.)

A Moment in History.

     December 21, 1977 Phillips Rd.

      United Methodist Church. Chief Frank Becker on ladder.

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5/28/2015 EG Memorial Day Parade and 5/29/2016 Rensselaer MemoriaL Day Parade.
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04/20/2016 Dave Cook's "A Moment in History". (Not presented due to Brush Fire.)

A Moment in History.

     

     
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5/19/2016 Tim Boel Retirement.
       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.[...]

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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.[...]

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5/10/2016 Auto Accident, car into a house.
       On Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the East Greenbush Fire Department was conducting a water supply drill when the pagers went off for a car into a building. [...]

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5/3/2016 Auto Exrtrication Drill.
       On Tuesday, May 3, 2016, the East Greenbush Fire Department conducted Auto Extrication training[...]

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04/28/2016 Structure Fire Greenbush Station Apartments by Tom Whittemore.
       At 4:10 PM East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched for a structure fire at Greenbush Station Apartments.[...]

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4/24/2016 Pancake Breakfast.

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04/19/2016 Brush Fire by Tom Whittemore.
       At 5:38 Pm East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched for a brush fire off of Phillips Rd.[...]




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04/15/2016 Car accident by Tom Whittemore.
       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. [...]

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04/12/2016 Propane Drill. By Greg Forgea.
       On Tuesday, April 12, 2016, the East Greenbush Fire Department conducted live fire training which was held at our fire headquarters.[...]

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4/12/2016 Mutual Aid Structure Fire by Tom Whittemore.
        On April 12th at 5:16 PM EGFD was dispatched on a tanker box for a 2nd Alarm structure fire on Route 9 in Schodack Valley's District.[...]

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4/8/2016 Structure Fire by Tom Whittemore.
        On April 8th at 4:59 PM EGFD was dispatched for a structure fire on Hays Rd. Upon arrival a Chimney fire was discovered.[...]

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4/4/2016 Public Education at the Phillips Rd. Station by Tom Whittemore.
        EGFD hosted a group of parents and children from one of the area's day care centers for a fire safety presentation and a tour of the fire truck.

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March fish nights.

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03/30/2016 2 calls by Tom Whittemore.
       At approximately 6:45am Wednesday morning, the East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched for a reported car accident [...]

        A couple of hours later, pagers were again activated, this time for a reported structure fire at Goff School.[...]

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03/25/2016 Car accident by Tom Whittemore.
       At approximately 8:45 Friday morning, the East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched for a reported car rollover into a creek [...]

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03/23/2016 2 calls by Tom Whittemore.
       At approximately 11:34 Wednesday morning, the East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched for a reported car fire endangering a structure on Columbia Turnpike.[...]

        A couple of hours later, pagers were again activated, this time for a reported rollover traffic accident somewhere on Michel Rd. [...]

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03/22/2016 CPR Drill
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03/20/2016 2 calls by Greg Forgea.
       At approximately 10:30 Sunday morning, the East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched for a reported structure fire on River Rd. [...]
        A couple of hours later, pagers were again activated, this time for a reported traffic accident with injuries. [...]

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03/17/2016 Car Accident by Sidewinder Photography.
       The East Greenbush Fire Department with the Bruen Rescue Squad responded to the entrance to Walmart in the Town of East Greenbush for a traffic Accident with unknown injuries. [...]

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03/15/2016 Dave Cook's slide show.

     Unknown fire.(1st slide)

      Pres Mike Benson VP Chris Lavin Sgt at arms Kyle Keenan (Spo da Be) Secretary Tom White Treasurer Linda Cook Unknown Year – Probably Cordial Greens(last slide)

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03/14/2016 Car Accident.
       Just before lunch on the 14th, the East Greenbush Fire Department was toned out for a car accident on River Rd. [...]

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02/29/2016 Truck Electrical Fire.
       The East Greenbush Fire Department responded to 1621 Columbia Turnpike in the Town of Schodack for a reported truck fire [...]


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03/15/2016 EGFD Apparatus.

     2015 Sparton ERV 117

     1917 Part and Palmer a 'Chemical' Truck

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02/16/2016 Dave Cook's slide show.

     (1st slide)Memorial Day 1917

                         (last slide) 1989

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02/22/2016 Car Accident Columbia Turnpike.
       On Monday February 22, at 3:18 PM., East Greenbush Fire Dept and Bruin Rescue Squad were dispatched for a two car head on crash near 512 Columbia Turnpike. [...]

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02/18/2016 Fuel Spill Port of Rensselaer.
       Shortly after returning from the multi alarm fire in Castleton, East Greenbush was alerted for a reported large fuel spill in the Port of Rensselaer. [...]

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02/18/2016 Signal 30 Structure Fire in Castleton.
                                           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.[...]


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02/12/2016 Signal 30 Structure Fire.
                                           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. [...]

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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.[...]
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Click here to view photos from Dinner portion of Banquet.
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01/19/2016 Auto Pedestrian Accident.
       At 8:58pm, on January 19th, EGFD and Castleton Ambulance where dispatched to an Auto Pedestrian Accident near 1565 Columbia Turnpike.[...]

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01/07/2016 Commemorative special meeting.
                                    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,[...]
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01/07/2016 EGFD 100th Anniversary.
       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 East Greenbush.
        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 momentous occasion!

click here to view Tom Kennedy's video "100 Years of East Greenbush Fire Company"

click here to see history of East Greenbush Fire Company

click here to view the Capital Region News story of the 100th Anniversary of the East Greenbush Fire Company

click here to view the WRGB CBS 6 News story of the 100th Anniversary of the East Greenbush Fire Company

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