Welcome to the Saratoga County Firematic Officer's Associations web site.

The Association will meet next on Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 19:30 Hours.

The meeting will be held at Middle Grove Fire Company located at 25 North Creek Road.,

Middle Grove.

Have a Safe & Healthy New Year !!

Please, if you consume alcohol while out celebrating, call for a ride home !

You can safe a life by doing so, it could be your very own life.

Congratulations to the Elected Chiefs & Officer's who have been voted into Office this Month for the 2020 Calendar Year.

WPYX-106

First Responder of the Month

Annual Dinner Meeting with Elections

     The annual dinner meeting was held on Friday, December 13th, 2019 at Panza's located on Route 9-P in the Town of Stillwater (Saratoga Lake).

   

Approximately 15 agencies were represented by 64 members.  An election took place during the meeting with the following results;

President - Stan De Long, Ballston Spa FD

Vice President - Russ DeRidder, Galway FD

Treasurer - Bill Mehan, Stillwater FD

Secretary - Ron Clausen, Gansevoort FD

Les Bonesteel - Director, Burnt Hills FD

Bob Wood - Director, Arvin Hart FD

Phil Brousseau - Director, Vischer Ferry FD

Jeri Mehan - Director, Stillwater FD

Jay Ellsworth - Director, Middle Grove FD

Jeff Mahar - Chaplain, Stillwater FD

I would like to thank Chief Don Baldwin, Waterford FD, for his many years as Secretary.  Don has served under

the last four elected Presidents.

The Fair Committee is asking for "Action" Photo's of fire scenes, parades, truck apparatus - new and old.

If you have some old - icon pieces of equipment such as a home alert unit, portable radio, air pack system that can be put on display at the fair booth this year, please contact Stan De Long at  SCFOA.NY@gmail.com and I will forward the information to the committee.

South Glens Falls Fire Department is in the process of obtaining pricing to have the sign at the County Fire Training Center refurbished.

Along with having the sign refurbished, the project team would like to have new landscaping placed.

With the potential of a new training building to be built, it would be a nice fit to have the sign refurbished with new landscaping welcoming all to the Byron Baker Fire Training Center.

Details will be shared as soon as the Committee provides them, in the mean time, donations are being sought to help cover the projected costs.

More will be posted as it becomes available.

(8/24/19)

Then & Now !  New & Old !

August, 2019:  

Old and New Photo's are being solicited.  Do you have any old company / department photo's of fire calls, car crashes, parades, that you are willing to scan and send to the Association ?

We are looking for photo's from the past and photo's of today's firefighting and rescues to put on display at the Chief's booth next year.

We are also going to have a video produced with the old photo's and any video you may have as well.

If you are willing to help, please e-mail your photo's to  SCFOA.NY@gmail.com.   Please include agency name, contributor and a brief description of the photo(s).   Your help is greatly appreciated.

The Mesothelioma Justice Network has shared their website for our brothers and sisters in the Fire Service.   Here is what they have to say;

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For more information, visit their website  --->  https://www.asbestos.net/occupations/firefighters/

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