On Saturday November 16th, Selkirk FD assisted Santa in delivering over 30,000 Christmas Cards to the Glenmont Post Office. Supporters of the "Christmas Cards For Our Troops" program met Selkirk FD at the Post Office and one by one the boxes were shipped out, on their way to our troops.
On Monday evening, October 21st, Selkirk took official delivery of its new Sutphen SP70 Aerial Platform, which will be the new Truck 40. It will be in service within a few weeks after equipment is mounted and training is completed. Selkirk FD is very excited that this new piece of apparatus has arrived and look forward to having the new T40 serve the community.
Selkirk FD is selling a 1999 Marion Pumper. Specs and info on the bidding process can be downloaded by clicking here. Clicking on link will automatically download the file for you.
On Tuesday November 15th, Selkirk FD, for the 14th straight year, visited the Glenmont Elementary School for the annual Fire Prevention program. Over 300 children learned important lessons on kitchen fire safety, home escape plans, and were reminded what to do if their clothes catch on fire, STOP, DROP, and ROLL.
FF O'Connor, FF Bercharlie, FF Myers, FF
Alderson, Lt. Pugsley
On Sunday September 29th, five Selkirk FD members participated in the annual Tunnel To Towers Run, in NYC, to support the FF Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation. On 9/11, FF Siller was heading home, after completing his shift with the FDNY, when he heard about the first plane hitting the WTC. He immediately started heading back to help out. When he reached the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, it was already closed to traffic. So with 60lbs of gear, he walked thru the tunnel, back towards NYC. to help at the WTC site. FF Siller tragically lost his life that day, along with 342 other brother and sister FF's.
FF Hynes, FF Alderson, FF Barach, Chief
On September 11th, Selkirk FD hosted a Memorial Service to remember the 343 firefighters who died on 9/11 at the World Trade Center site. All 343 names were read aloud, with members from the public also participating. Brother and Sister Firefighters from the Elsmere FD, Delmar FD, and Slingerlands FD also participated. See link below to see a news clip,http://wnyt.com/article/stories/S3157135.shtml?cat=300
FF Jordan Barach, FF Jimmy Bercharlie,
Chief Bill Asprion, FF Chelsie Alderson,
FF Justin McMullen
On Thursday June 20th the latest Albany County Firefighter I class received their certificates of completion at a special graduation ceremony held at the Selkirk Fire Co. 2 firehouse. Selkirk FD had four members completing the class and are now certified interior firefighters. The newest Selkirk FD FF's are Chelsie Alderson, Jordan Barach, Jimmy Bercharlie, and Justin McMullen. Congrats to all of the graduates from the Slingerlands 2013 FF1 class.
On Wednesday, May 22nd, Selkirk FD responded to a fire alarm activation at KT's Barnside Eatery in Selkirk. Upon arriving the first officers did not see much smoke, but after getting into the walls, fire was found, and quickly extinguished. Elsmere FD and Coeymans FD assisted on scene. A good save and job done by all.
FF Dan Saxe, Lt. Rob Burns, Lt. Rob
Messenger, & Lt. Brian Pugsley
Recently some Selkirk FD members participated in a Flashover Training exercise at the Kevin M. Shea Training Facility in Delmar. They entered into a structure where a fire was lit and they could watch fire behavior in action. It got a little hot, but was a great learning experience.
Chief Bill Asprion & Albany County
Executive Dan McCoy
On Tuesday April 23rd, Selkirk Fire Chief Bill Asprion received a 2013 Albany County Volunteer - Honorable Mention Award, from County Executive Dan McCoy, for his service to his community, and his leadership during his time spent at Long Beach, LI, helping out after Superstorm Sandy. Congratulations Chief Asprion.
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