Past Chief Brian F. Girard - Verdoy's newest 20 year Life Member
Chief Brian Girard began his career in public service in 1984 when he joined the North Colonie Ambulance Explorer Post. He was a member there until joining the United States Air Force in 1986 where he served until 1992. Brian lived in Georgia in the early 1990's and was a paid firefighter-EMT at East Point Georgia Fire department from 1994 until returning back home to Latham, NY in 1996.
Once back home, he joined the Verdoy Volunteer Fire Department where he still serves today. Chief Girard has worked his way up the ranks and held many positions in the fire department during his tenure including Lieutenant, Captain, 2nd Assistant Chief, 1st Assistant Chief and was the Chief of the Department from 2012 to 2015. Chief Girard is an NYS EMT-P. He still works part time as an Paramedic. He is employed by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control, a division of Homeland Security. His current position is a K-9 handler. He is one of only three dog handlers in the entire State of New York that detects live bodies that are trapped or buried under debris from natural or manmade disasters. Brian has a daughter and two stepchildren. He lives in Latham with his wife Terri and K-9 partner Keila.
The membership of the Verdoy Volunteer Fire Department commend Brian for his 20+ years of service to the residents of Verdoy and to the Town of Colonie as well as the people of the great State of New York. Stay safe Brian and we look forward to your continued years of service to your community.