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December - July 2016 Headline Photos

       It is with a heavy heart we announce the untimely passing of life member, Past President, Past Chief and Schodack Center Fire Commissioner Dave Smith. We appreciate all of Dave's guidance, leadership and contributions to the East Greenbush Fire Company and Schodack Center Fire District. Please keep Dave and his family in your thoughts and prayers. He will be missed by all.

       Our sincere gratitude to Dave's family for allowing us to show our respect through participation. Our thanks to Station 8 (CHFD) for covering our district, as well as their salute to Dave as the hearse passed the main station.

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The East Greenbush Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary held their Vendor
and Craft Fair on Saturday November 19, 2016 at the Phillips rd Banquet Hall.
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11/7/2016 mutual Aid Structure fire in Schodack Valley Fire District.
       At approximately 1706 hours on November 7, the Schodack Valley Fire Department was dispatched for a reported structure fire at 1870 Brookview Rd.[...]

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November Graduation of Fire Fighter 1 class
        East Greenbush Fire Dept members Davis Kakely, Billy Lindemann, and Matt Wasileski recently completed the FF1 class.


October 26, 2016 Fire prevention detail.
        Every October the Dept visits local schools and the public to promote fire safety. On Friday October 26th the Dept visited the Holy Spirit School.[...]
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10/22/2016 mutual Aid Structure fire in Clinton Heights Fire District.
       At approximately 1500 hours on October 22nd, the Clinton Heights Fire Department was dispatched for a reported structure fire at 175 Columbia Turnpike. Upon arrival a second alarm was called and several departments, including East Greenbush Truck 11 and Engine 9, were dispatched.[...]

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October 20, 2016 Fire prevention detail.
        Every October the Dept visits local schools and the public to promote fire safety. On Friday October 20th the Dept was invited to visit the Green Meadow School with Schodack Valley Fire Dept.[...]
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October 15, 2016 Fire prevention detail at Becker's Farm.
        Every October the Dept visits local schools and the public to promote fire safety. On Friday October 15th the Dept visited Becker's Farm Halloween Spectacular.
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October 14, 2016 Fire prevention detail.
        Every October the Dept visits local schools and the public to promote fire safety. [...]
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10/11/2016 New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony.
        In Albany the New York State Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony honored eight firefighters at the Memorial on the Empire state Plaza.
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9/25/2016 2016 EGFD Best Ball Golf Tournament Fundraiser. By Mike Benson Jr.
        On Sunday, September 26, 2016 the East Greenbush Fire Company conducted our 22nd Annual Golf Outing fundraiser. Approximately 149 golfers spent their late Sunday morning and early afternoon at the Winding Brook Country Club in Kinderhook. [...]
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9/10/2016 Green County Parade. By Peter Lehmann and Greg Forgea.
        On Saturday, September 10th, the East Greenbush Fire Company participated in the 128th Annual Greene County Volunteer Firemen's Association Convention held in Kiskatom, New York. This Annual Convention, held during the month of September, was hosted by the Kiskatom Volunteer Fire Department, who is celebrating 70 years of service. [...]
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9/4/2016 Mutial Aid Structure fire in Rensselaer NY. By Greg Forgea.
       At approximately 1530 hours on September 4 th, the Rensselaer City Fire Department was dispatched for a reported structure fire in the area of the 1600 block of Fourth St. First arriving Rensselaer units found a single family house well off with exposure problems on the B and D sides. Rensselaer Ladder 1 transmitted the second alarm for box 29-02 bringing in mutual aid departments.[...]
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8/26/2016 Mutual Aid with Best Luther. By Greg Forgea.
       At approximately 2315 hours on Friday August 26th, the Best Luther and East Greenbush fire departments were dispatched for a reported structure fire in an area not serviced by the town water supply. [...]

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8/20/2016 100th Anniversary Celebration & Life Members day.(pt.1) by Mike Benson Jr.

                                          East Greenbush Fire Company Celebrates 100 years of Service.

       On a beautiful sunny day the members of the East Greenbush Fire Company gathered to celebrate a century of service. [...]
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8/17/2016 & 8/18/2016 last two runs for Spartan/LTI Truck 11.
       At approximately 7:19 PM on Wednesday August 17th, the East Greenbush fire department was dispatched for a reported gas leak in a business on Troy Rd.[...]

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8/16/2016 Barbara J. Lehmann Scholarship Program.
       East Greenbush Fire Company President Michael Benson, Jr. announces the recipients of the Barbara J. Lehmann Memorial Scholarship Program for 2016. 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 2016 recipients are Heidi Smith, Christie Cullum and Jacob Preston. Ms. Smith is entering SUNY Cobleskill, Ms. Cullum is entering The Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy and Mr. Preston is entering SUNY Cortland. Each recipient was presented with a Scholarship of $500.00 at the Fire Company‚Äôs August 16th meeting. The East Greenbush Fire Company commends these students for their academic achievements and pursuit of higher education.


8/13/2016 Port Incident. By Bob Lehmann and Greg Forgea.
       At approximately 8:00 PM on Saturday, August 13, 2016, the East Greenbush Emergency Communication Center dispatched the East Greenbush Fire District No. 3 to the Buckeye fuel terminal located on American Oil Road in the Port of Rensselaer for a reported large fuel spill. Upon arrival, Chief Lehmann was advised by terminal staff that approximately 600 gallon of gasoline spilled in the containment area around the holding tanks and an active fuel leak existed.[...]
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8/9/2016 Mutial Aid Structure fire in Clinton Heights. By Greg Forgea.
       On August 9, at approximately 0620 hours, the East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched to assist the Clinton Heights Fire Department with a working garage fire.
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7/24/2016 Mutial Aid Structure fire in Rensselaer. By Greg Forgea.
       At approximately 1830 hours on Sunday, July 24 th, the East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched along with Clinton Heights and Defreestville for a second alarm fire in the City of Rensselaer. [...]

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Patches and Banners of the East Greenbush Fire Co.



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07/16/2016 Hudson Mohawk Volunteer Firefighters Convention Parade.
        On Saturday, July 16, 2016 the members of the East Greenbush Fire Co participated in the Hudson Mohawk Volunteer Firefighter Convention in the village of Philmont in Columbia County. [...}
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7/13/2016 Mintor pager grant announcement.
       The East Greenbush Fire Co. would like to thank Senator Marchione for saving the taxpayers of the East Greenbush Fire District No. 3 and the Schodack Center Fire Protection District over $40,000 for emergency pagers to alert our volunteer firefighters![...]

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7/12/2016 First Truck 11 drill with water.
       On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the East Greenbush Fire Department drilled with the new Truck 11 and flowed water thru the bucket for the first time.

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7/12/2016 Auto Accident.
       On Tuesday, July 12, 2016, the East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched for a car accident at the entrance to Rensselaer County Plaza and then 5 minutes later for a motorcycle accident at the Upper Mannix Rd. roundabout. [...]

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7/10/2016 Mutial Aid run for Structure fire.
       Early Sunday morning, East Greenbush was dispatched as part of a second alarm assignment with Clinton Heights Fire Dept.[...]

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7/4/2016 Farm Pile Fire
        Monday July 4th at 3:30 PM East Greenbush Fire Dept was dispatched for a brush fire on Phillips Rd. EGFD Car 2 arrived and found a large farm pile burning.[...]

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7/3/2016 Car Fire
        Sunday July 3rd at 3:15 East Greenbush Fire Dept.was dispatched for a car fire on the I-90 Exit 10 west bound off ramp. Upon arrival Engine 7 found a fully involved car fire which was quickly extinguished.

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