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 & 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 Firefighters Graduate State Firefighter I Training
Recently sworn-in Elsmere Firefighters Alyssa Bevilacqua-Shufelt and Lucas P. Antenucci recently completed the Firefighter I course conducted by NYS Office of Fire Prevention & Control. They received their certificates of completion at a graduation ceremony held on August 15th at the Elsmere Fire Station. Both Alyssa and Lucas became firefighters after participating in the Fire Company's Explorer program.
Voters Authorize Sale of Truck 30
In a special election held on July 22, 2014 voters authorized the Elsmere Fire District to sell Truck 30, a 1993 Pierce Lance Aerial Truck. The vote was 17 "Yes" and 2 "No".
Elsmere to Host FASNY “YOU…Safety and Wellness = Survival” on Monday, October 27th
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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.
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.....
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.
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.