Nov
1
2016

Chief Richard “Dick” Hummel Sr. 1939-2016

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It is with deep regret that the Selkirk Fire Department announces the passing of past District Chief Richard “Dick” Hummel.  Chief Hummel joined the ranks of the Selkirk Fire Department on January 28th, 1960, and would serve his community faithfully for the next 57 years.  Chief Hummel rose up quickly through the ranks, and in
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Oct
14
2016

Selkirk FD Fire Prevention Week In Review

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October 9th thru October 15th is Fire Prevention Week.  To help celebrate Fire Prevention Week the Selkirk Fire Department visited numerous local schools, and also the Van Allen’s Senior Apartment complex.  Over three days SFD brought Fire Safety lessons to over 800 students at the A.W. Becker School, Glenmont Elementary School, and Kim’s DayCare Center.
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Oct
4
2016

Selkirk FD Adopts Proposed 2017 Budget

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The Selkirk Fire District adopted its 2017 Proposed Budget, after a meeting held September 19th.  All information pertaining to the 2017 Selkirk Fire District Proposed Budget can be found by clicking “Read More”, then click this link: 2017 Selkirk Fire District Budget Information Page.  The annual Budget Hearing will take place on Tuesday October 18th,
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Sep
6
2016

Selkirk Fire District Facility Committee UPDATE

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Read the latest news from the Selkirk Fire District.  Find out what the Selkirk Fire District’s Facilities Advisory Committee has been working on, and learn more about National Fire Prevention Week, taking place the week of October 9th thru 15th.  The theme this year is “Don’t Wait!  Check The Date Of Your Smoke Alarms”. Click
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Aug
19
2016

Congratulations FF Tim Pinson – Firefighter I Graduate

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The officers and members of the Selkirk Fire Department would like to congratulate Firefighter Tim Pinson on recently graduating from the Summer 2016 New York State Firefighter I class, in Albany County. FF Pinson completed the course, “bootcamp” style, by completing the 100+ hour course, over three separate weeks, during the daytime. FF Pinson also
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Aug
17
2016

Selkirk FD Responds To Glenmont Price Chopper – Carbon Monoxide Alarm

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On Wednesday Morning, August 17th, at 7:41AM, Selkirk FD was dispatched to a Carbon Monoxide alarm going off at the Glenmont Price Chopper, in the Town Squire Plaza.  First crews went into the store, with CO Meters, and found high CO readings in the rear of the store, near the produce cooler.  The store was immediately
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Aug
13
2016

Selkirk FD Responds To CSX Train Derailment OLD

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Saturday August 13th, 7:26PM – Selkirk FD responded to the Selkirk CSX Rail Yard for a reported six car derailment in the yard. No one was reported hurt and there was no report of anything leaking. Units responded to the scene and inspected all of the affected cars. Eight cards were actually involved. There were
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Aug
7
2016

Selkirk FD Responds To CSX Railyard – Suspicious Device On Railcar

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On Sunday August 7th, at 2:33PM, Selkirk FD was dispatched to the CSX Selkirk Rail Yard, to assist the police department with what was reported initially as a suspicious pipe attached/wired, to a tank car in the yard.  Selkirk units were staged on the outer perimeter of the yard while the police investigated the situation.
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Aug
2
2016

Selkirk FD Responds To Structure Fire

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On August 2nd, at 3:24AM, Selkirk FD was dispatched to a confirmed working structure fire at 42 Manor Drive, Glenmont, located in the Elsmere Fire District.  Selkirk FD was dispatched to assist the Elsmere FD with the call, as part of the mutual aid agreement between the two departments.  Firefighters from both departments stretched lines
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Aug
1
2016

Selkirk FD Fair & Flea Market – THANK YOU

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The Selkirk Fire Department would like to thank everyone who attended the 60th Annual Glenmont FIreman’s Fair, and 41st Annual Glenmont Fireman’s Flea Market.  Both events take a lot of hard work, but seeing the attendance, and knowing everyone enjoyed themselves, makes it all worth it.  We could not do it without the support.  
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