May
26
2016

Selkirk FD Participates In A.W. Becker Field Day Event

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On Thursday May 26th, a group of Selkirk Firefighters visited the A.W. Becker Elementary School, part of the Ravena Coeymans Selkirk (RCS) School District.  The visit was part of the A.W. Becker Field Day event, held each year, at the end of the school year.  The Selkirk FF’s had a great time doing some demonstrations
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May
4
2016

Selkirk FD Participates In Outdoor/Brush Fire Training

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On Wednesday May 4th, members of the Selkirk Fire Department received hands-on training, and valuable information, from Department Of Environmental Conservation’s own Forest Ranger Robert Dawson.  Ranger Dawson came to the weekly drill, and discussed tactics, and showed various techniques, on how Forest Rangers fight outdoor fires of all sizes.  With the recent increased amount
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Apr
23
2016

Selkirk FD Responds To MVA – Person Trapped In Vehicle

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At around 12:30AM, on Saturday April 23rd, Selkirk FD was dispatched to a reported single car MVA, on Creble Road, in Selkirk, near the South Albany Airport.  Upon arrival, first units found an automobile stuck in a covert pipe, that runs underneath Creble Road.  The driver attemped to drive off of the field they originally
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Apr
16
2016

Selkirk FD Responds To Large Outdoor Fire – Near PSEG

The Fire Pit - Source Of Where The Fire Originated.
On Saturday April 18th, at around 11:35AM, Selkirk FD was dispatched to 380 River Rd. for a reported Outdoor Fire.  It was reported that the fire was across River Rd. from the PSEG Plant, and was first reported by an ENCON Officer.  First arriving units arrived on Engine 41 and were informed of the exact
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Apr
14
2016

Selkirk FD Spring Blood Drive – Saturday April 30th

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On Saturday April 30th, from 7:30AM to 12:30PM, at the Selkirk Station #2 Firehouse, the Selkirk Fire Department will be hosting their annual Spring Blood Drive.  The firehouse is located at 301 Glenmont Rd. Glenmont NY, right next to the Town Squire Plaza (Price Chopper, Tractor Supply,etc.).  The Red Cross has put notice out that
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Mar
19
2016

Selkirk FD Installs 2016 Officers

Chief Bill Asprion, and 2nd Asst. Chief Kevin Craft get installed by Chairman of the Board of Fire Commissioners Chuck Wickham.
On Saturday evening, March 19th, the Selkirk Fire Department held its annual Installation Dinner.  The 2016 officers were all installed, and some special recognition awards were given out to those firefighters that had outstanding attendance at fire calls and drills.
Mar
15
2016

Selkirk FD Responds To MVA – Car Pinned Under Tractor Trailer

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At 9:10PM, on Tuesday March 15th, Selkirk FD was dispatched to an MVA accident call at Rt. 9W and Creble Road.  First arriving responders found a small car partlally pinned under a tractor trailer.  As soon as the first responders arrived, with Rescue 46, extrication commenced, and was completed quickly.  The patient was removed safely
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Mar
12
2016

Selkirk FD Participates In Albany St. Patricks Day Parade

Selkirk FD members with FF and Grand Marshal Tim McSweeney
For the first time in its over 80 year history, the Selkirk Fire Department marched in the Albany St. Patricks Day Parade.  Selkirk FD marched in honor of Firefighter Tim McSweeney, a SFD member, and President of the NYS Ancient Order Of The Hibernians, who was parade Grand Marshal.  It was a beautiful day for
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Mar
7
2016

Firefighter Bill Collins Named Selkirk Fire Department Firefighter Of The Year

Assistant Chief Kevin Craft, Firefighter Bill Collins, and Bethlehem Town Supervisor John Clarkson
At a town-wide award ceremony, held at the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post, on Monday March 7th, Firefighter Bill Collins was named the Selkirk Fire Department Firefighter Of The Year.  FF Collins joined the fire department only a few short years ago, but in those few short years he has taken numerous OFPC Courses, attended numerous
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Mar
4
2016

Selkirk Fire District Creates NEW Facility Advisory Committee

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The Selkirk Fire District has started the process of reviewing their building needs.  The Selkirk Fire Department Facility Advisory Committee has been created to help in this process.  The Selkirk Fire District is working with the Mitchell Associates Architect firm in doing a analysis of our current building structures, and also reviewing the overall needs
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