Celebrating 96 Years of Service to the Community

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Phone: (518) 283-1649          Fax: (518) 283-2853


Proudly Serving the Town of Poestenkill Residents

& Visitors Since 1920


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The Poestenkill Fire Company proudly protects over 4,500 people living in an area of 32 square miles. Our main firehouse rests in the hamlet of the town while a smaller second firehouse sits up on the mountain (known as East Poestenkill). The surrounding area is predominantly rural agricultural & residential with some local businesses.


Our fire company is one of the few still left in the county, that's privately owned from the ground up, by its members. Our fire company signs bi-yearly contractual services to the town. Our membership is limited to our local residents who live or work in town on a volunteer basis. Of the approximately 40 active members who respond to calls, a small hand full are trained EMT's (emergency medical technicians), several trained CFR's (certified first responders) and/or water rescue technicians.


Our members respond to a variety of calls ranging from public service calls to structural fires. The vast majority of calls we respond to are motor vehicle accidents or medical in nature. We average a total of 175 to 225 calls per year.

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