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.

Elsmere Fire Company Announces 2015 Fish Fry Schedule

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District Takes Delivery of New Aerial Platform Truck

Pierce Manufacturing delivered a new 100' Aerial Platform (Truck 30) on a snowy February 7th....

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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:


  • James Reagan

1st Assistant Chief

  • Francis J. Wickham

2nd Assistant Chief

  • John J. Zboray


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

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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.

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2014 Inspection Awards

The Elsmere Fire District held its annual apparatus and personnel inspection activities on May 10, 2014. The program was dedicated to the memory of Daniel P. McMahon, Jr. who passed from our ranks on March 12, 2014. Read more for results of the judging and service awards.....

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Lieutenant Marc F. Futia is Elsmere Fire Company Firefighter of the Year

Lieutenant Marc F. Futia received Elsmere Fire Company's Firefighter of the Year award at a ceremony hosted by Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post No. 1040 on March 3, 2014. Click Here to Read More.

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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

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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.

Firefighter Profile of the Month

March 2015

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Firefighter Stephen O. Sutter joined the Elsmere Fire Company on February 24, 1994.

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Firefighter of the Year

Lieutenant Marc F. Futia

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Lieutenant Marc F. Futia received Elsmere Fire Company's Firefighter of the Year award at a ceremony hosted by Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post No. 1040 on March 3, 2014.

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