I absolutely love how volunteer department’s in Schenectady County are begging for new recruits, about how there is a manpower shortage. However when i ask, they always say “The board probably will not vote you in because you live in the city…”
That’s bullshit! Here’s an 18 year old who has the ambition, drive and determination to do this. But because i live 10-15 minutes from the firehouse i can’t join! Why cant i be on standby at the station? I can work through this, but since you guys can’t, you’ll just have to continue to complain about how there are no new volunteers….
EGFD R-233 (2003 HME Penetrator)
This unit serves as the tactical rope rescue unit for Schenectady County. SFD ladder trucks contain some rope rescue equipment, but nothing like the equipment in this unit…
More promo shots to support the department’s annual marathon run. This was possibly the only time Schenectady Firefighter/Paramedics are encouraged to run while in turnout gear.
Nijkerk, Netherlands - Fire Brigade Headquarters.
Nijkerk is Schenectady’s sister city and the birthplace of Schenectady’s founder, Art Van Curler. The city Fire Brigade is also the sister department of the Schenectady Fire Department.
Schenectady Firefighter/Paramedics and Mayor Gary McCarthy pose in a promo photo for the department’s annual marathon run. The run promotes heart health for all first responders in schenectady County.
A mini-documentary on the Schenectady Fire Department i just posted on my you-tube channel (alcofan2010). Filmed in 2007, it showcases all four of the city’s fire-stations.
I’d like to wish Chief Michael DellaRocco a happy retirement. Chief Rocco has served with the Schenectady FD for nearly 40 years, the last 4 as chief. He is a personal family friend, and was always willing to let me stop by headquarters for a visit and in my younger years, an extended member of my family. Although i hate to see him leave, no-one deserves it more than him…