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 District Election Results
The Annnual Elections of the Elsmere Fire District were held on Tuesday December 10th.....
Elsmere Firefighter Completes Firefighter I Course
Elsmere Firefighter Kevin L. Kelley graduated from the 87 hour Firefighter I course conducted in Colonie, NY
Elsmere Elementary 4th Graders Thankful for Fire Prevention Visit
Ms. Lamora's 4th Grade Elsmere Elementary class were appreciative of a visit by Elsmere Firefighters who visited the school recently to talk about fire prevention and safety. Click Here to read some of the letters written by these 4th Graders.
Elsmere Fire District Board Adopts 2014 Budget
Following a public hearing on October 15th, the Board of Fire Commissioners adopted a budget for 2014. The budget calls for an overall spending decrease of $22,080 (-2.46%), a tax levy decrease of $19,060 (-2.2%) and a tax rate of approximately .958 per $1,000 of assessed value (-2.77%). Click Here to View the 2014 Line Item Budget.
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.
Lucky Elsmere Elementary School Students Win Rides to School on a Fire Truck
Eight lucky Elsmere Elementary School students rode to school in a fire truck on June 11th and June 12th.
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Elsmere Fire District Installs 2013 District Officers
At a ceremony conducted on Saturday, January 19th the 2013 Officers of the Elsmere Fire District were installed......
Voters Approve Changes in LOSAP Program
Voters approved ammendments to the Elsmere Fire District Length of Service Award Program at a Fire District election on December 11, 2012.
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.