• New Station Groundbreaking

    On June 10th, 2015, the firefighters and officers of the Defreestville Fire Department and North Greenbush Fire District #1 were joined by local officials and approximately 100 community members to celebrate the ground breaking of the new station at 350 North Greenbush Rd.  The project is expected to be completed in the next 16 months, but the Building Committee has been planning this day for the past 20 years.  The new station will replace the current station that was built in 1945 and has multiple safety and operational issues. The decision to build new came about due to ongoing structural Read More
  • DFD and Brown's Brewing Co Present Donation

    On Saturday, April 11th, the winning team of Defreestville Firefighter/Past President Tim O'Connor and Captain J.K. Slupski, along with Kelly Brown, co-owner of Brown's Brewing Company, presented a check to Art Proper, Administrator of the NY Fireman's Home, for half of the proceeds of the 2015 Firehouse Chili Cook-off. The other half of the funds were donated to the Burn Center. Thanks to Brown's for their support and generous donation ! Read More
  • 2015 Officers Elected

    Members of the Defreestville Fire Department have elected their Fire and Civil officers for 2015. We look forward to another successful year under their leadership. Chief (Car 1) - Brian McCrae Asst. Chief (Car 2) - William Burkart 2nd Asst. Chief (Car 3) - Mike Russell President – Bill Stewart Vice President – Jeff Stehr Secretary – Jason Christie Treasurer – Jason Strosberg Membership Secretary – Bob Ewing Read More
  • Fire Prevention Week

    The Members of the Defreestville Fire Department Remind North Greenbush Residents: Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives! Working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire. That’s the message behind this year’s Fire Prevention Week campaign, "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month!" Along with firefighters and safety advocates nationwide, DFD is joining forces with the nonprofit National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) during Fire Prevention Week, October 5-11, to remind local residents about the importance of having working smoke alarms in the home and testing them monthly. According to the latest NFPA research, working smoke alarms cut Read More
  • FF Rootes Completes FAST Training

    Firefighter/EMT Danielle Rootes recently completed multiple advanced training courses, including Accident Vehicle Extrication, Firefighter Survival and Firefighter Assist and Search Team (FAST) through the NYS Office of Fire Prevention and Control.  The latter two courses are required of active FAST team members in addition to the prerequisite Firefighter I and II certifications for interior firefighters.  FAST Teams are crews of two or more firefighters deployed to working structure fires or other hazardous incidents whose sole purpose is to rescue firefighters in distress, who may be injured, trapped or missing.  While on the fireground, the FAST team does not have other Read More
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Welcome to the Defreestville Fire Department website

The Defreestville Fire Department is an all-volunteer emergency services organization which partners with the Wynantskill Fire Department to provide fire suppression, rescue, and first-response emergency medical services for the North Greenbush Fire District.  The district encompasses nearly 19 square miles, and has an estimated population of 12,075 (2010 census.)  Protecting a varied mix of residential, commercial, and industrial areas, as well as a section of Interstate 90, DFD is one of the busiest volunteer stations in Rensselaer County.  The department's 55 members responded to over 500 emergency calls in 2013.  History of the Department →

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FAST
Tue Sep 01 @ 7:00PM 09:00PM
Monthly Membership Meeting
Thu Sep 03 @ 7:00PM 09:00PM
Firefighter Survival
Tue Sep 08 @ 7:00PM 09:00PM
Weekly Truck Inspection/Probie Training
Thu Sep 10 @ 7:00PM 09:00PM
Eastwyck Drill
Tue Sep 15 @ 7:00PM 09:00PM
Weekly Truck Inspection/Probie Training
Thu Sep 17 @ 7:00PM 09:00PM
Mask Confidence/Tower
Tue Sep 22 @ 7:00PM 09:00PM
Weekly Truck Inspection/Probie Training
Thu Sep 24 @ 7:00PM 09:00PM
Hazmat
Tue Sep 29 @ 7:00PM 09:00PM
Monthly Membership Meeting
Thu Oct 01 @ 7:00PM 09:00PM

Alarms By Month

January
56
February
52
March
 51
April
39 
May
61 
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2015 Total Incidents
309

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