Welcome to Niskayuna Fire District #2

Chairman’s Message

Welcome to the web site of Niskayuna Fire District No. 2 and the Niskayuna Fire Company. The Fire District is a political subdivision of the State of New York and is governed by a Board of Fire Commissioners consisting of 5 members. Commissioners serve for 5 year terms with 1 normally being elected each December by a vote of registered voters within the District. The District employs a part time secretary treasurer and 2 full time station keepers. Manpower for the operations of the District is provided by volunteers of the Niskayuna Fire Company.

The Fire District provides the buildings, tools and equipment required by the members of the Company to perform their work.It is in order to provide these resources that the District establishes an annual budget and levies taxes on the properties within the District. Initially, when the District was first formed years ago, our mission was predominantly fire fighting. Today we, as with most Fire Districts, provide a level of emergency medical and rescue response as well. Fire District No. 2 does not provide medical transport services. These are normally provided by Mohawk Ambulance Service in our District although sometimes we call on our neighboring Niskayuna Fire District No.1 and the Town of Colonie Emergency Medical Services. When transported by an ambulance service the cost is normally invoiced to the patients insurance.

The Chief Officers are elected by the Fire Company and appointed by the Fire District and they report to the Board of Fire Commissioners. Our efforts are supported by mutual aid agreements with our surrounding Fire Districts and by the Schenectady County Emergency Manager and Fire Coordinator.

The District currently owns and maintains the fire station on Troy Road, 2 class A fire pumpers, a mini pumper, a medical response truck, an air boat for water rescue, a pickup truck and a utility vehicle (former Chief’s vehicle) and 3 Chief’s vehicles.

So that’s who we are and what we do. The volunteers of the company do a great job, spend many hours, and respond to approximately 850 calls per year.

Thanks for visiting our website. If you’re a resident of our District please consider joining the Fire Company , attending our budget hearing in October and/or voting in the District election (for Fire Commissioner) in December.

Gordon N. Zuckerman, Chairman, Board of Fire Commissioners

Duty. Honor. Community.