Delmar Fire Department

The Delmar Fire Department is made up of caring men and women who provide fire and emergency medical services in the Town of Bethlehem in Albany County, New York. Since 1911, the Department's volunteers have been devoting their time to protecting their community. Today, the Department's more than eighty volunteers respond to more than 2000 calls for assistance per year. In 2006, the Delmar Fire Department's members dedicated approximately 20,000 volunteer hours to provide emergency services and in training.

The Department's highly trained firefighters use four fire trucks to protect more than 3,700 homes and businesses in the Delmar Fire District. The firefighters are at ready 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to respond to fires, traffic accidents, rescue situations, hazardous conditions, downed electrical wires, floods, medical problems and other emergencies.

The Department's Rescue Squad , along with the Albany County Sheriff's EMS unit, provide emergency medical services for the more than 8,700 homes and businesses in the hamlets of Delmar, Elsmere, and Slingerlands. More than 25 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) and Advanced Emergency Medical Technicians use three ambulances to respond to calls around the clock.

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