A message from the Association President
Hello and thank you for taking the time to view our new web site. I have put in several hours to make this site as informational as possible with more to be added over the upcoming months.
I would like to thank everyone who has been a great support unit for the association and especially helping me during my time as President.
It all started in December 2015 when I decided to attend the annual dinner meeting. The position of vice-president was vacant and someone from the floor, his name I chose not to mention, nominated me as vice-president. Everyone laughed and commented you will do fine, we will help you along the way. I must say, I was proud to serve and learn from the then President Champagne. April 2017, I took over as President and was elected December 2017 for a new term.
It is my goal to do my best in keeping the association informed on topics related to the fire service, represent the Association at the County Fire Advisory Board meetings, County public safety meetings, the County EMS Council when it warrants and with the County Fire Coordinator and Director of Emergency Services.
I started in public safety in 1982 during my freshman year of high school as a Law Enforcement Explorer. From there I grew an interest in the Emergency Medical Services field, joining Community Emergency Corps in May of 1986 and later the fire service.
In 1999, I was selected by EMS Coordinator Mike McEvoy to fill a vacant position of Deputy EMS Coordinator. Mike's selection was approved by then Director Al Dewey and the County Board of Supervisors. In 2000, I joined the Ballston Spa Fire Department, assigned to the Eagle-Matt Lee Fire Company serving today as 1st. Lieutenant of the Fire-Police Squad.
In 2010, I was selected to serve as a state Fire-Police Instructor for Saratoga County. I felt this was a good fit considering I have been doing traffic control since my days of a police explorer in the 1980's and currently a fire-police officer.
I look forward to many more years with the Association and continue networking throughout.
Stan J. De Long