When the department was founded in 1944 few could have envisioned the growth in our district and the demands that have been placed on the Fire Service. The department today has evolved into being “all hazards” emergency response organization. Your fire department plays a role in responding to all types of emergency situations from fires, rescues, wires down, flooding and assisting the Colonie Police and Colonie EMS Department.

The fire district has grown significantly since 1944 with a major expansion in residential, commercial development and a busy Albany International Airport.

Members are activated by cell phone text messaging or by radio pager. Responding members can also notify the station they are responding from their cell phone. Once arrived at the station, members don their PPE, board the apparatus and respond.

The volunteer fire service is rich in traditions that date back to the founding of America. Very few organizations have the degree of international camaraderie and brotherhood than the American Fire Service. As Verdoy Firefighters we are part of a proud tradition of “neighbors helping neighbors.”