About the Department
Located just outside the city of Albany in Albany County, the Town of Guilderland is a vibrant corporate and residential community.
The Guilderland Fire Department is committed to providing excellent emergency and non-emergency customer service. Our dedicated members ensure a safe community through public education, prevention, and aggressive suppression and rescue activities.
Our Core Values
- Integrity – We consistently do the right thing.
- Services – We provide service beyond our customer’s expectations.
- Teamwork – We work together to achieve a common goal.
- Professionalism – We always conduct ourselves in a way that reflects a positive image for the Town of Guilderland.
- Pride – We respect and honor the traditions of our organization, community, and profession.
- Competency and Accountability – We continually strive to improve our knowledge, skills, and abilities, as each of us takes responsibility for our actions.
- Our members – We value the wellness and safety of each individual.
- Compassion – We provide service in a way that our community knows “We Care.”
2018 Department Statistics
“I have no ambition in this world but one, and that is to be a fireman. The position may, in the eyes of some, appear to be a lowly one; but we who know the work which the fireman has to do believe that his is a noble calling. Our proudest moment is to save lives. Under the impulse of such thoughts, the nobility of the occupation thrills us and stimulates us to deeds of daring, even of supreme sacrifice.”
Chief Edward F. Croker
Chief of Department, FDNY