The Spencertown Fire Company, Inc. (SFC), was established in 1917 and is located just outside the hamlet of Spencertown, which is part of the Town of Austerlitz in New York State. It is one of two fire companies that provide fire protection for the Austerlitz Fire District. The Town of Austerlitz is approximately 48 square miles in the northeast section of Columbia County that borders Berkshire County Massachusetts.
There are about 35 Spencertown Fire Company members, two thirds of which are active firefighters. The current fire station was built on five acres of land. It was completed in 2001 and has four truck bays, a large kitchen, handicapped lift, meeting/conference room, and small social room maintained with funds left by a deceased company member. The fire station is certified as a Red Cross shelter if needed. It houses one 4WD Engine, one 2000 gallon Tanker, one 4WD Rescue Truck and one 4WD Brush Truck. Along with the Austerlitz Fire Company located 6 miles to the east, the SFC serves 1650 +/- residents who reside in the Town of Austerlitz, and that part of the Town of Hillsdale which is in the Green River Fire District. Within the fire district there are two large campgrounds and two highly traveled highways running its length, (Taconic State Parkway & NYS Rte 22) and several thousand acres of NYS state forest land open for outdoor activities.
In addition to fire protection, Spencertown Fire Company members are trained in CPR and AED use.
The Spencertown Fire Company has an active Auxiliary. Auxiliary members help put on events and supports firefighter activities, even at emergency scenes.
Since 1985, proceeds from the fire company’s August Beef BBQ go toward a $1000 Fred Oleynek Memorial Scholarship that is awarded every year to a graduating college bound young adult who resides in the SFC service area.
Having many 20 and 30 year members, the fire company has a long history of service to the community. Responding to approximately 100 emergency calls each year, the volunteers of the Spencertown Fire Company, Inc. work and train hard to provide the best emergency service possible.
Mail: PO Box 1
Spencertown, NY 12165
GPS: #1 Memorial Drive
Spencertown, NY 12165
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