FIREHOUSES

MONUMENTS

ARTWORK

SLOGANS

KITSCHY

ANTIQUES

FIREMATIC HISTORY

Special thanks to Chief Dave Dodge and Fire Police Captain Jim Hockenberry for their hospitality and assistance during my visit.

Engine Aerial 49 - 2004 Pierce Saber 62’ SkyBoom/1500 gpm/500 gal.

Squad 43 - 2010 Pierce Velocity CAFS/500 gpm/300 gal.

With the department’s specialization in both swift/static water and high/low angle rope, this rig was ordered with a six seat cab featuring EMS style compartments (typically a configuration used by career depts.) to allow rapid access to PPE and first response gear. One of several “wet” rescues in Albany County, it features a continuous CAFS complete with its’ own compressor, a light tower, 150 lb. speedy dry hopper and a small refrigerator for rehab supplies. Its’ equipment complement includes two 150’ crosslays (1-3/4” and 2-1/2”), a bumper mounted 100’ pre-connected ART combi-tool (along with a 100’ 1-3/4” pre-connect), Rescue 42 struts, DeWalt cordless tools, an air chisel and an AED. For its’ specialty responses, the cab is outfitted with water rescue PPE and gear (helmets/PFD’s/boots and rope bags) while the body holds rope bags in 300 & 600 foot lengths, rope rescue gear bags and a 14’ Achilles inflatable boat with outboard motor.

Engine 48 - 2006 Pierce Saber 1500 gpm/1000 gal.

Engine 45 - 2010 Ford F550/Alum-Line 300 gpm/300 gal.

Engine 47 - 2010 International/Pierce Contender 1250 gpm/1000 gal.

Featuring four wheel, this rig is equipped with pump & roll capability and a bumper turret.

Serving the Town of Guilderland, GCFD’s 44 volunteers provide Fire & Rescue Protection answering an average of 175 runs annually.

Antique - 1923 Ford Model T/American LaFrance “Village Queen” 250 gpm

One of 21 original units constructed between 1922-1927, this hand/horse drawn rig featured a gas powered rotary gear pump. Last used in 1952, it has been fully restored to its’ original condition and pumps yearly at firematic musters. The neighboring Berne FD also operates a restored “Village Queen” with different style tires.

Guilderland Center operates their entire fleet from this five bay station.