“Run, Hide, Fight” active shooter class

Date: Monday, April 17, 2017
Location: Knox Town Hall, located at 2192 Berne Altamont Road
Event Type: Meet up & Education

Chief Bill Vinson, of the Knox Volunteer Fire Company, is inviting the public to attend an active shooter class presented by the Albany County Sheriff’s Office. “Run, Hide, Fight” will be presented at the Knox Town Hall, located at 2192 Berne Altamont Road. 6 to 8 p.m. Open to anyone interested.

Albany County Sheriff’s Office Offers Course in Civilian Response to an Active Shooter

During this 2-hour training session, we provide vital information about what to expect during an incident, what to expect from law enforcement, and how to respond to law enforcement. The course is available to any business or organization within Albany County, and will be conducted on your premises. Learn More

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Fire Prevention Week at Berne Knox Westerlo Elementary School

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 Water Ball Summer Fun Night


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.

Learn. Drill. Do. — Join Us.

Apply to become an Albany County volunteer firefighter online at http://achvfire.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3p3/

3 Generations of Volunteer Firefighters

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.

Village of Altamont Annual Memorial Day Parade

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.

Knox Volunteer Fire Company Banquet and Award Ceremony

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66 years of Service to our Community 1948-2014

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.

Apply to become an Albany County volunteer firefighter online at:
http://achvfire.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3p3/

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 Poole
Mike Hall
John Layton
Jim Albert

Line Officers

Chief, Bill Vinson
First Assistant Chief, Rich Louks
Second Assistant Chief, Kevin Sherman
Captain, Jim Albert
Assistant Captain, Tim Hagerott
Fire Police Captain, Don Champlain

Fire Commissioners

Dana Sherman, Chairman
Frank Fuss, Secretary
Peter Gustafson, Treasurer
Bob Stevens, Robert Deitz, Rick Fortuin

Officers of the Ladies Auxiliary

President, Maryann Saddlemire
Vice President, Sharon Humes
Secretary, Judy Conklin
Treasurer, Diane Champlain
Honorary Officer, Joan Becker
Chaplain, Charlotte Fuss

66 years of Service to our Community 1948-2014

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Why Did You Become a Volunteer Firefighter?

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.

Apply to become an Albany County volunteer firefighter online at http://achvfire.wufoo.com/forms/z7x3p3/