FIREHOUSES

MONUMENTS

ARTWORK

SLOGANS

KITSCHY

ANTIQUES

FIREMATIC HISTORY

Special thanks to Colonie EMS Flight Paramedic Paul Todisco for his assistance in providing access to Colonie’s station.

Engine 405 - 1993 Pierce Lance 1500 gpm/750 gal./50 gal. foam

One of twins, these rigs replaced 1975 & 1979 custom Maxim pumpers featuring reels for 1,000 of 3” supply line. These compact rigs currently carry a hose load of 1,575’ of 4” LDH supply line.

Squad 2 - 2005 International 4200/Morgan

Responding as a multi-jurisdictional trench rescue team with 32 technicians, this rig is a fully equipped mobile workshop on wheels.

Rescue 2 - 1998 Pierce Lance (“Who You Callin’ Yella?”)

In 1995, a consolidation agreement was signed with the neighboring Midway and Fuller Road fire departments whereby Colonie FC sold their 1970’s era aerial quint and agreed to build a heavy rescue that would serve all three districts. Featuring a 10 man cab, it is outfitted with a 35kw generator, two light towers, a four bottle cascade system and two Hurst power plants. Its’ equipment complement includes six Hurst extrication tools, two portable gas powered generators, air shores/bags/tools, five saws and an A-frame assembly with six ton winch. Rescue 2 is adorned with the slogan “Who You Callin’ Yella?” in response to the Lotus Creme paint scheme the company has utilized since the 1940’s.

Engine 407 - 1983 AMC Jeep/Tyler Fire Equipment 500 gpm/98 gal.

Designed for use on narrow bike & foot trails, this is the third unit in a long tradition of operating Jeeps.

Colonie Fire Company

Organized in 1931, the Colonie Fire Company serves the Village of Colonie providing Fire and Technical Rescue protection answering 400 alarms annually. Their apparatus are easily distinguished by the “Lotus Creme” paint scheme adopted in the early 1940’s upon the recommendation of a past chief.

Originally built in 1958 with several additions over the years, the current station was constructed in 2012 without borrowing funding and at no cost to taxpayers!! Its’ state of the art design includes a fitness room, a dedicated bay to showcase the company’s original 1931 Ahrens Fox pumper, a mezzanine area providing storage and training space as well as a 9/11 memorial.

Antique - 1931 Anhrens Fox 500 gpm

The company’s original apparatus, it is showcased in a dedicated bay of the new firehouse.