Welcome to the Slingerlands Fire Department

SFD Fire Prevention 2017

On April 29, Roger Griffiths and Peter Schmidt drove our old Engine 11 to Erie, PA 
to deliver it to its new owners, the Laurel Fire Department in Illinois. 
Old Engine 11 
has been a great truck and it has served the Slingerlands Fire District well since 1991!  
    We would like to thank the voters of the Slingerlands Fire District for enabling us to purchase 
our new Engine 11, which has replaced the old Engine 11 as our first engine out for structure fires and vehicle fires. The new engine allows us do our job more effectively and safely.

The Old Engine 11

The New Engine 11

2016 Holiday Parade.pptx

Thanks to everyone who attended our annual 

Haunted House and Halloween Party at our fire house.

We had a great time and we're glad you did, too.

On May 31, 2016, Bethlehem seniors got a sobering and very real reminder of the dangers of impaired and distracted driving as the BC chapter of SADD and several community agencies teamed up to stage a "mock" DWI crash at the school. The Slingerlands Fire Dept., along with dozens of other first responders and student volunteers made this important event possible.

Mock DWI crash at Bethlehem High School

Bethlehem Christmas Parade 2015

Bethlehem Christmas Parade 2014

2013 Open House


Slingerlands Fire District



Halloween Party and Haunted House October 31 from 6-9PM

For the past 32 + years, the Slingerlands Volunteer Fire Department and the Ladies Auxiliary members have celebrated Halloween in a very big way. We open our firehouse up as a safe gathering place for area residents of all ages.

       Our fire engine bays are opened up to make indoor areas  for Apple Bobbing, a full sized bounce house, snack tables complete with locally made Apple Cider Donuts and Apple Cider. There are also many handouts and stickers for everyone regarding Fire Safety and Fire Prevention reminders, as October is Fire Prevention Month !

        We also convert our 1100 Sq. Ft. main meeting room into a haunted house maze with many frightful twists and turns. It takes about three (3) weeks of working evenings and weekends to convert our meeting room, using 80 to 100 wall panels. Many of our volunteer members serve as ghosts and goblins. Strategically placed strobe lights, smoke machines, and drop type windows/pictures allow us to have a scary good time ! 

On August 21 the Slingerlands Fire Department lost one of the most outstanding members in our history when John Flanagan passed away. Serving as President,  Chief and Commissioner, he was  warmly know as "Father" to his fellow members, and was an inspiration to us all.