Members of Berne, East Berne, Knox and Westerlo Volunteer Fire Companies presented fire safety to the elementary school students at Berne, Knox, Westerlo School. Firetruck tours and and equipment presentations were followed by classroom instruction about home fire safety, the use of smoke detectors, where they need to be installed, and planning on safe egress from the home in the event of an emergency.
Volunteer firefighters not only plan for emergencies, they do their utmost to prevent them from happening by interacting with the community, teaching the community members what they can do to prevent home fires and whet to do in the event of a fire.
Annual Summer Fun Night Was a Blast! The Berne, East Berne, Schoharie, Gallupville, Knox, Slingerlands, and Onesquethaw Volunteer Fire Companies enjoyed a game of water ball and BBQ at the Berne Town Park.
Volunteer firefighters enjoy the camaraderie while sharpening their basic firefighting skills and teamwork.
Dana, Dan and Kevin Sherman have 80 years combined in the fire service. They can tell you why they became volunteer firefighters. Personal growth, learning teamwork, and leadership skills, not to mention the camaraderie and brotherhood are all things they enjoy as members of the Knox Volunteer Fire Company.
On Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 2 pm the Village of Altamont annual Memorial Day Parade stepped off on a sunny afternoon from the Altamont Fair Grounds and proceeded to Orsini Park. The Color Guard, the Veterans, the Gold Star Mothers, wives and children of Veterans, the Volunteer Fire Departments, Volunteer Rescue Squads, Boy Scouts and Girls Scouts were there.
Banquet and Award Ceremony Knox Volunteer Fire Company
Briar Creek Golf Course March 22, 2014
The Members of the Knox Volunteer Fire Company celebrated 66 years of service to the community. Line and Civil Officers were introduced, honors and service pins were given and new members were recognized for taking the first step to become volunteer firefighters.
Banquet and Award Ceremony Knox Volunteer Fire Company Briar Creek Golf Course March 22, 2014 Administrative Officers President, Dan Sherman Vice President, Mike Hall Secretary, Russ Pokorny Treasurer, Clark Conklin Membership, Secretary Frank Fuss Board of Directors Frank Fuss Dave … Continue reading →
Justin Barber is hoping to become a firefighter. He has always been interested in becoming a firefighter ever since he was a little kid – seeing his dad do it. Justin is looking to gain teamwork and leadership skills by joining the fire service.
You can gain teamwork and leadership skills in the volunteer fire service by joining one of Albany County’s volunteer fire companies.
Cody Fisher is a new recruit at the Knox Volunteer Fire Company. He heard his friends talk about what it’s like in the volunteer fire service, about it how much fun it is, how they get to help other people out. Cory decided he would join and learn to be of help to other people. Cody believes it will change his life in the long run.
If you’re thinking of joining the fire service Cody would tell you. “Just go out and do it. Just put your mind to it, don’t second-guess yourself, just do it.”
You can benefit from this sense of community and shared purpose by joining one of Albany County’s volunteer fire companies. Apply to become an Albany County volunteer firefighter online at http://achvfire.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3p3/