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.

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.

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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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Elsmere Firefighters Complete Firefighter I Course

Elsmere Firefighters Joseph Bonneau and Brendan Latorre graduated from the 87 hour Firefighter I course conducted in Latham, NY

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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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Elsmere Fire District and Company A, Inc. Installs Officers for 2014

The Elsmere Fire District and Elsmere Fire Company A, Inc. installed and swore in new District and Company officers for 2014.


Elsmere Elementary 4th Graders Thankful for Fire Prevention Visit

Ms. Lamora's 4th Grade Elsmere Elementary class were appreciative of a visit by Elsmere Firefighters who visited the school recently to talk about fire prevention and safety. Click Here to read some of the letters written by these 4th Graders.

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Elsmere Fire District Board Adopts 2014 Budget

Following a public hearing on October 15th, the Board of Fire Commissioners adopted a budget for 2014. The budget calls for an overall spending decrease of $22,080 (-2.46%), a tax levy decrease of $19,060 (-2.2%) and a tax rate of approximately .958 per $1,000 of assessed value (-2.77%). Click Here to View the 2014 Line Item Budget.

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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.


Lucky Elsmere Elementary School Students Win Rides to School on a Fire Truck

Eight lucky Elsmere Elementary School students rode to school in a fire truck on June 11th and June 12th.

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Voters Approve Changes in LOSAP Program

Voters approved ammendments to the Elsmere Fire District Length of Service Award Program at a Fire District election on December 11, 2012.

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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

July 2014

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Commissioner Richard A. Zigrosser

Richard Zigrosser joined the Elsmere Fire Company on April 26, 1984 and became an active member on March 28, 1985.

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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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