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Schodack Valley Fire Company

The Official Website of the
Schodack Valley Fire Company
Town of Schodack, Rensselaer County, NY

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About SVFC

The Schodack Valley Fire Company is different than most departments or companies. The membership owns the building and grounds and they are governed by the Board of Directors. The company charges the district for rental of the apparatus bays. The area covered by Schodack Valley is a district where there is a tax on the property owners to supply and maintain equipment. The District is approximately 15 square miles and is mostly residential. There is some prime property for sale that is zoned commercial and the district is looking forward to its development. The district currently protects 1,800 to 1,850 homes and business containing approximately 5000 residents. The Schodack Valley Fire Company is comprised of approximately 45 volunteer professionals who live and work with in or around the district.

The department has grown in big leaps over the last 10-15 years. We started EMS service in the late 1980's and have provided BLS service to the district residents. The Schodack Valley Emergency Medical Service works in cooperation with the Castleton Volunteer Ambulance Service and the Nassau Ambulance Squad. Those two organizations provide ambulance services to the fire district. Presently the fire department answers on the average of 250-300 calls per year, averaging 100-120 EMS calls. The District contains 4 busy highways that Schodack Valley answers alarms on. We cover approximately 2 miles of NY Routes 9&20 known as Columbia Turnpike. We also cover about 2 1/2 miles of NY Route 20 from the split of 9&20 and approximately 3 miles of NY Route 9 from the junction of 9&20. When the Interstate System was built, the I-90 connector to the Berkshire Spur passed through the middle of the district. Currently we cover about 2 1/2 miles of I-90, east and west bound lanes, from Exit 11 going east. The Department provides Extrication at auto accidents and trains extensively in this field of rescue. We are currently working on a possible consolidation of town departments to provide service to the Town of Schodack. We are currently responding to all structure fires with Castleton, Schodack Landing and South Schodack fire departments as they also respond to Schodack Valley. This is only in the trial stages at this time. The Department upgraded to 4" hose in anticipation of district growth.

Schodack Valley is dispatched by the Rensselaer County Communications Center. The county changed over to an 800MHz system for improved communications with and around the fire ground. Disbatching is done over both the 800MHz system and low band 46.100MHz.
If you have an emergency dial 911

If you are 16 or older and live or work with in the Schodack Valley Fire District and would like to volunteer
please contact us. You can stop down to the station on any Tuesday night, call 477-4215, or E-mail us
with your name and phone number to receive further information.
No firematic training is neccessary, just a willingness to learn and to have a lot of fun.
Be a Real American Hero!

SVFC belongs to these Organizations:

New York State Association of Fire Chiefs
Fireman's Association of New York State
Hudson-Mohawk Volunteer Fireman's Association
Hudson Valley Volunteer Fireman's Association
Captial District Associaton of Fire Districts
Rensselaer County Fire Chiefs Association
Town of Schodack Fire Chiefs Association

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Castleton Fire Company Averill Park & Sand Lake Fire Co.
Nassau Fire and Ambulance Berlin Fire Company
Albany Med Flight Brunswick Fire Co., No. 1
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New York State Association of Fire Chiefs Hoags Corners Fire Department
FASNY North Greenbush Ambulance
Fire House Magazine Online Pittstown Fire Department
Fire-Ems Network Poestenkill Fire Department
Rescue-Net.Com Sand Lake Ambulance
Rensselaer County Fire Chiefs Association Speigletown Fire Company
Links To Other NY Fire Depts Stephentown Fire Department
REMO City Of Troy F.D.
American-Firefighter.Com Tsatsawassa Protective Fire Co.
Rensselaer County Frequencies West Sand Lake Fire Department
Town of Schodack W.F. Bruen Rescue Squad
Wynantskill Fire Department

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Created 1/26/00 last updated 5/8/13

Schodack Valley Fire Company
1553 Schodack Valley Rd.
Castleton, NY 12033
(518) 477-4215
Email: Schodack Valley

This page is maintained in memory of Steve Kelly Jr. a member of SVFC
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