History

1928

The Slingerlands Fire Department was founded

1929

First pumper purchased – 1929 Sanford Fire Truck – this was housed in a garage across the street from the current fire house

1933

Initial meeting at the first fire house – the former Delaware and Hudson Railroad Station

1942

1942 Seagrave 500 gpm pumper was delivered and served the department for 24 years; only to be sold to one of the members and eventually returned to the department after his passing

1945

Slingerlands Fire Department #2 was formed

1948

Station #2 was built by the members to house the 1948 Chevy Sanford pumper

1949

The Ladies Auxiliary was formed

1953

The Fire Police Squad was formed

1956

A two-way radio system was introduced; this was the first in Albany County

1962

1962 Ford/Maxim 750 gpm pumper was delivered

1962

A one bay addition was completed on Station #2

1963

1963 GMC tanker was purchased

1964

Request for a new fire house was made to replace Station #1

1965

The Slingerlands Rescue Squad was formed

1966

The new Station #1 was opened to it’s first meeting

1967

The first Rescue truck was delivered; 1967 Dodge/Lynncoach 12’ walk-in body

1972

First Hurst tool was purchased; this was the first set of“Jaws of Life” in Upstate New York (another set left the factory at the same time and was sent to Long Island, NY)

1972

1972 (2) “twin” Maxim custom pumpers were purchased

1990

1990 Mack/Marion Rescue truck 18’ walk-in body

1994

Spartan/Gladiator Marion custom pumper

1998

1998 Ford F-350 Econoline van purchased

2000

American LaFrance/General custom pumper

2001

Addition on Station #1 completed

2001

1942 Seagrave pumper donated back to the department by the Smith Family

2002

The first Chief’s vehicle purchased – 2002 Dodge Durango SXT 4x4

2003

The second Chief’s vehicle purchased – 2003 Dodge Durango SXT 4x4

2004

The third Chief’s vehicle purchased – 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 4x4

2006

1972 Maxim pumper donated to Fort Pike, Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina’s devastation

2007

2007 American LaFrance Heavy Rescue enclosed cab delivered

Old Trucks


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