Welcome to Elsmere Fire District
Elsmere is one of seven hamlets in the Town of Bethlehem, along with Delmar, Glenmont, Selkirk, Slingerlands and South and North Bethlehem. Elsmere is directly south of and adjacent to the City of Albany, New York’s capital city. It is a modern suburban community that, due to its location in Albany County, offers a unique combination of friendly neighborhoods and convenient retail shopping opportunities. The Town of Bethlehem, incorporated in March of 1793, is a dynamic and diverse community with a population of over 32,000 and total area of 52 square miles.
District Mourns Loss of Legendary Member Oliver H. Palmer
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of member Oliver H. "Jolly Ollie" Palmer...
2015 Inspection Awards
The Elsmere Fire District held its annual apparatus and personnel inspection activities on May 9, 2015. The program was dedicated to honor our 2015 Firefighters of the Year, Chief James Reagan and Firefighter James A. Trotta for their life-saving actions this past year. Read more for results of the judging and service awards.....
Elsmere Fire District Resolves to Join the Albany County Government Efficiency Plan
At an official meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners on May 12, 2015, the Board passed a resolution authorizing the District to join a county-wide government efficiency plan.
Elsmere Firefighters Afforded Unique Training Opportunity
Elsmere Firefighters are afforded a unique opportunity to train at a Delaware Avenue property.
Chief Reagan and Firefighter Trotta Named Firefighters of the Year
On Monday, March 2nd two Elsmere firefighters were awarded Forefighter of the Year at the N.A. Blanchard Post 1040. Chief James Reagan and Firefighter James Trotta were selected for this honor by the Elsmere Fire Company. Click Here to see the letter of nomination....
District Takes Delivery of New Aerial Platform Truck
Pierce Manufacturing delivered a new 100' Aerial Platform (Truck 30) on a snowy February 7th....
Commissioner Anthony J. Morrell Elected for a 6th Five Year Term
Voters re-elected Commissioner Anthony J. Morrell to a 6th five year term of office on the Elsmere Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners.
Board of Fire Commissioners Appoints Chief Officers for 2015
Shortly after nominations for Chief Officers were received from the Elsmere Fire Company, the following nominees were appointed by the Board of Fire Commissioners for the 2015 calendar year as follows:
1st Assistant Chief
2nd Assistant Chief
Fire District Adopts 2015 Budget
Following a Public Hearing on the District's 2015 Proposed Budget on October 21st, The Board of Fire Commissioners adopted the budget for the 2015 fiscal year.
Elsmere & Slingerlands Firefighters Honored for Daring Rescue
Elsmere FD Lieutenant Marc Futia and Slingerlands Captain Ryan McConky were honored for the daring rescue of a Slingerlands resident
Elsmere Fire Chief Saves a Life
Elsmere Fire District Chief James Reagan is credited with saving the life of a female shopper at a local home improvement store on May 19th.
Tour the Mass. Fire Academy and Boston Fire Department with Elsmere Firefighters
The Elsmere Fire Company toured the Massachusetts Fire Academy in Stow, MA and fire stations in Boston MA on October 5th. They invite you to see what they saw by Clicking Here.
View Our Recruitment Message on YouTube
Bethlehem Fire Districts Collaborative Planning Update
The Manitou Report, commissioned by the fire districts in the Town of Bethlehem for the purpose of determining how to achieve service improvements and cost savings through collaboration, was released in November 2011.
Elsmere Firehouse Renovation (2001)
In 2001, the Elsmere Fire District undertook a Renovation and Reconstruction project to improve and enlarge its facility at 15 West Poplar Drive.