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.
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.[...]
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.
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. [...]
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.[...]
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. [...]
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’s 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.[...]
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. [...]
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![...]
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. [...]
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.