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The St. Johnsville Fire Department

Chief Jamie Carter

Pictures from Memorial Day, 2000

The Fire Department Dive Team in Winter Training
Photo of Mayor Kraft on Fire Truck
Antique Fire Fighting equipment
Photos of Field Days and Parade, August 2000
Photo of the Christmas Parade in Frankfort, 2000 (Photo by J. Swartz)
One Very OLD photo of the Fire Department. Any help labeling would be appreciated!
A welcome home for the Town of Glen FD firefighter, Robert Van Alstyne, who was injured in the line of duty. Photos by J. Swartz The welcome line photo is the as far as you can see of fire trucks and ambulances from all over Montgomery County, STJ Firefighter Matt Campione welcoming home Glen firefighter Robert Van Alstyne.
Firefighters from St. Johnsville and Fort Plain work on extinguishing a trailer fire on Philips Rd. in the Town of Danube in November of 2002.
In early January members of the Fire Department responded to a Mutual Aid request from the Little Falls Fire Department for a working structure fire in the Town of Manheim. The air temperature that morning was -15, with windchills in the -30 area.
St. Johnsville firefighters conducted a controlled burn in the Town of Danube on 4/19/03 Fabulous photo submitted by Kyle Haak.
Fire at the Alpine Auto Mall, Little Falls on July 14, 2003. Photo submitted by Kyle Haak.
Auto extrication techniques training. August 2003. Photo submitted by Kyle Haak.

The fire department placed into service this 2002 Central States 1500 gpm engine

The fire department placed in service this 2002 Central States 1500 gpm engine

The St. Johnsville Fire Department is a fully Volunteer Department consisting of 56 members and officers. The Fire Department operates out of 1 central station and utilizes 7 pieces of fire apparatus. They include 4 engines, 1 ladder, 1 rescue and one 4WD mini-pumper. Other equipment operated by the Department include The JAWS of Life, a 5000psi breathing air compressor, a complete inter-agency and multi-county communications center, a field communications unit and a 5000 watt public address system for sever weather, emergency and evacuation notification.

The Department protects the Village of St. Johnsville as well as the Towns of St. Johnsville, Minden, Palatine, Danube and Manheim. The Department responds to approximately 125 – 150 alarms each year.

Services provided include Fire Protection, Fire Prevention, Rescue and Basic Emergency Medical Services.

The St. Johnsville Fire Department originally consisted of three individual Fire Departments. They were Mohawk Chief Engine Co. #1, Rescue Hose Co. #2 and Protection Hook and Ladder Co. #3. These 3 Departments began around 1876 and were combined into the existing present day Fire Department in the early 1900’s.

In its 124 years of service to the Village of St. Johnsville and its surrounding Townships the Department has utilized the services of 35 different Fire Chiefs and boasts an honor roll of 175 past members that served 5 years of service or more.

The Fire Department still has in its possession, the original hand pulled Hook and Ladder Cart of the protection Hook and ladder Company and one of the original hand pulled Hose Carts of the Rescue Hose Company. These items are being stored and will be placed in the Erie Canal Area Fire Department Museum, which will be located in the Village of St. Johnsville in the near future. This museum will contain a large compilation of antique fire equipment and apparatus from all over the area.

The St. Johnsville Fire Department also holds their annual Firemen’s Fair around the second week of August. This Fair is made possible by the dedication and volunteer efforts of Fire Department members as well as area residents that assist with the operation of this event. This in turn helps everyone in the area by keeping the burden on taxpayers to a minimum. We would like to extend our thanks to those who have helped us in the past and hope that we can continue to serve and protect the residents of the Village of St. Johnsville and the surrounding Townships to the best of our ability.

More Pictures of Equipment

Pictures of Fires

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