Welcome to Elsmere Fire District

Elsmere is one of seven hamlets in the Town of Bethlehem, along with Delmar, Glenmont, Selkirk, Slingerlands and South and North Bethlehem. Elsmere is directly south of and adjacent to the City of Albany, New York’s capital city. It is a modern suburban community that, due to its location in Albany County, offers a unique combination of friendly neighborhoods and convenient retail shopping opportunities. The Town of Bethlehem, incorporated in March of 1793, is a dynamic and diverse community with a population of over 32,000 and total area of 52 square miles.

Elsmere Fire Company to Host Fish Fries in 2016

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William H. Webb Re-Elected to Board of Fire Commissioners

Commissioner William H. Webb was re-elected to a five year term on the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Elsmere Fire Company Elects Officers for 2016

The Elsmere Fire Company held its Annual Meeting on December 3rd and elected Officers for 2016....

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New Recruits Graduate Firefighter I Class

New firefighters Kyle J. Biszick, Natasha E. Levchenko, and Alexander J. Pope graduated the NYSOFPC Firefighter I class on December 2, 2015.

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Board of Fire Commissioners Adopts 2016 Budget

The Board of Fire Commissioners adopted a budget for FY 2016 at a meeting following a public hearing on October 21st, 2015.

Follow this Link for the 2016 Budget details.

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2016 NYS Drill Team Tournament at Ridge NY

RIDGE, NY: The Elsmere Fire Company Wanderers Drill Team traveled to Long Island, NY to participate in the NYS Drill Team Tournament hosted by the Selden Fire Department....

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Elsmere Fire Department Supports the American Legion Flag Day Ceremony

On Sunday, June 14, 2015 members of the Elsmere Fire Company assisted the American Legion Post #1040 with their Flag Day Ceremony...

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Elsmere Firefighters Assist Boy Scouts

On Saturday, May 30, 2015 members of the Elsmere Fire Company assisted Boy Scouts earn their Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge....

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2015 Inspection Awards

The Elsmere Fire District held its annual apparatus and personnel inspection activities on May 9, 2015. The program was dedicated to honor our 2015 Firefighters of the Year, Chief James Reagan and Firefighter James A. Trotta for their life-saving actions this past year. Read more for results of the judging and service awards.....

Elsmere Fire District Resolves to Join the Albany County Government Efficiency Plan

At an official meeting of the Board of Fire Commissioners on May 12, 2015, the Board passed a resolution authorizing the District to join a county-wide government efficiency plan.

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Elsmere Firefighters Afforded Unique Training Opportunity

Elsmere Firefighters are afforded a unique opportunity to train at a Delaware Avenue property.

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Chief Reagan and Firefighter Trotta Named Firefighters of the Year

On Monday, March 2nd two Elsmere firefighters were awarded Forefighter of the Year at the N.A. Blanchard Post 1040. Chief James Reagan and Firefighter James Trotta were selected for this honor by the Elsmere Fire Company. Click Here to see the letter of nomination....

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District Takes Delivery of New Aerial Platform Truck

Pierce Manufacturing delivered a new 100' Aerial Platform (Truck 30) on a snowy February 7th....

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Commissioner Anthony J. Morrell Elected for a 6th Five Year Term

Voters re-elected Commissioner Anthony J. Morrell to a 6th five year term of office on the Elsmere Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners.

Board of Fire Commissioners Appoints Chief Officers for 2015

Shortly after nominations for Chief Officers were received from the Elsmere Fire Company, the following nominees were appointed by the Board of Fire Commissioners for the 2015 calendar year as follows:


  • James Reagan

1st Assistant Chief

  • Francis J. Wickham

2nd Assistant Chief

  • John J. Zboray

Elsmere & Slingerlands Firefighters Honored for Daring Rescue

Elsmere FD Lieutenant Marc Futia and Slingerlands Captain Ryan McConky were honored for the daring rescue of a Slingerlands resident

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Elsmere Fire Chief Saves a Life

Elsmere Fire District Chief James Reagan is credited with saving the life of a female shopper at a local home improvement store on May 19th.

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Tour the Mass. Fire Academy and Boston Fire Department with Elsmere Firefighters

The Elsmere Fire Company toured the Massachusetts Fire Academy in Stow, MA and fire stations in Boston MA on October 5th. They invite you to see what they saw by Clicking Here.

View Our Recruitment Message on YouTube

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Bethlehem Fire Districts Collaborative Planning Update

The Manitou Report, commissioned by the fire districts in the Town of Bethlehem for the purpose of determining how to achieve service improvements and cost savings through collaboration, was released in November 2011.


Elsmere Firehouse Renovation (2001)

In 2001, the Elsmere Fire District undertook a Renovation and Reconstruction project to improve and enlarge its facility at 15 West Poplar Drive.

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Firefighter of the Year

Chief James Reagan and Firefighter James A. Trotta

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On Monday, March 2nd two Elsmere firefighters were awarded Forefighter of the Year at the N.A. Blanchard Post 1040. Chief James Reagan and Firefighter James Trotta were selected for this honor by the Elsmere Fire Company. Click the "Read More" link to see the letter of nomination....

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