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.
6/11/2021 EGFD Members make quick work of afternoon fire on Columbia Turnpike. By Greg Forgea.
At approximately 12:30PM on Friday, June 11th, the
East Greenbush Fire Department was dispatched for a reported structure fire at a large commercial restaurant on Columbia Turnpike.
Car 2 (Forgea) called enroute and was advised by East Greenbush Communications that they had received multiple calls
and an off-duty firefighter on scene reported a working fire. [...]