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===Services===
 
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====Town of Guilderland Paramedics====
 
====Town of Guilderland Paramedics====
Town operated first response vehicles providing paramedic level service to the Town of Guilderland (including the village of Altamont and the portion of SUNY Albany within the town) as well as the town of Knox. Beginning in 2018, the Town operates a paramedic ambulance. The town is dividing into three zones: Zone 1 is the east side towards Albany, Zone 2 is the west side towards Rotterdam, and Zone 3 is the village of Altamont and town of Knox. Two ALS ambulances are in service at all times, with one additional ALS ambulance operating from 09-21 every day. The paramedic unit is operated by the town police department with civilian employees. The unit is headquartered out of town hall at 5209 Western Trpk. (aka US-20) between Morningside Dr. & Twenty West Dr., Altamont, and operates GEMS Station 1 at 200 Centre Dr., Albany NY and GEMS Station 2 at 3686 Carman Rd., Schenectady NY. Unit numbering switched from a town scheme to the Albany County scheme in 2018.<br>
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Town operated EMS service providing paramedic level service to the Town of Guilderland (including the village of Altamont and the portion of SUNY Albany within the town) as well as the town of Knox. Beginning in 2018, the Town operates a paramedic ambulance. The town is dividing into three zones: Zone 1 is the east side towards Albany, Zone 2 is the west side towards Rotterdam, and Zone 3 is the village of Altamont and town of Knox. Two ALS ambulances are in service at all times, with one additional ALS ambulance operating from 09-21 every day. The paramedic unit is operated by the town police department with civilian employees. The unit is headquartered out of town hall at 5209 Western Trpk. (aka US-20) between Morningside Dr. & Twenty West Dr., Altamont, and operates GEMS Station 1 at 200 Centre Dr., Albany NY and GEMS Station 2 at 3686 Carman Rd., Schenectady NY. Unit numbering switched from a town scheme to the Albany County scheme in 2018.<br>
 
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Latest revision as of 17:25, 16 January 2019

Guilderland Fire Department (KTK773)

Dispatched on 155.120

Guilderland departments have both an Albany County station number and a town station number. Departments are listed in order of town number, as apparatus is numbered via town station number. Department FCC callsigns are listed if known.

Districts

  • 1 - Altamont Fire Dist. - 113-115 Main St. (aka State Route 146) between Brandle Rd. & Thatcher Dr.,Altamont
Albany County Station 02
  • 2 - Guilderland Fire Dist. - 2303 Western Ave. (aka US-20) between Willow St. & Schoolcraft St.,Guilderland
Albany County Station 14
WQFT343
  • 3 - Fort Hunter Fire Dist. - 3525 Carman Rd. (aka State Route 146) between Coons Rd. & Glenning Ln.,Schenectady
Albany County Station 11
  • 4 - Guilderland Center Fire Dist. - 30 School Rd. (aka County Route 202) between Van Wormer Dr. & East Dr.,Altamont
Albany County Station 15
KNDL409
  • 5 - McKownville Fire Dist. -
    • Current Sta. - 1250 Western Ave. (aka US-20) @ Brookwood Ave.,Albany
    • Former Sta. - 100 Arcadia Ave. between Western Ave. (aka US-20) & King St.,Albany
Albany County Station 20
  • 6 - North Bethlehem V.F.D. -
    • Current Sta. - 589 Russell Rd. (aka County Route 204) between Winslowe Dr. & Griffin Cir.,Albany (aka Elmwood Park Fire Dist.)
    • Former Sta. - 237 Schoolhouse Rd. (aka County Route 204) @ Fliegel Ave. & across from Frances Ln.,Albany
Albany County Station 24
  • 8 - Pine Grove Fire Dist. - 144 Dunnsville Rd. (aka County Route 81) @ Giffords Church Rd. (aka State Route 406),Schenectady
Covers portion of Guilderland, dispatched by Schenectady County
Schenectady County Station 15
  • 9 - Westmere Fire Dist. - 1741 Western Ave. (aka US-20) @ Centre Dr. & across from Ardsley Rd.,Albany
Albany County Station 40
KRB627

Radio Codes and Signals

Signal 10 - False alarm, possibly malicious
Signal 15 - Investigation
Signal 20 - Scene stabilized - holding designated apparatus
Signal 30 - Working fire - full town agency response, mutual aid

Codes A,B,C,D indicate special operational and dispatch protocols to be activated.

Apparatus Unit Numbers

Apparatus are identified by 2-digit numbers.
1st digit = Department
2nd digit = Apparatus Type

1 Fire Police
2 Miscellaneous
3 Squad
4 Tanker or Pumper-Tanker
5-8 Pumper
9 Aerial


Chiefs are identified by 3-digit numbers.
1st digit = Department
2nd digit = 0 (zero)
3rd digit = Rank (1 is Chief, 2/3 is Assistant Chief, 4 is Acting Chief [temporary].)

Guilderland EMS

Activated on 155.145Mhz by Guilderland Dispatch, routine communication on Albany County P25 system

EMS Zones

  1. The Albany city line to Route 155 (McKownville, North Bethlehem, portions of Westmere)
  2. Route 155 to Rotterdam town line (Portions of Westmere,Fort Hunter, Guilderland)
  3. Altamont, Guilderland Center, Town of Knox

Services

Town of Guilderland Paramedics

Town operated EMS service providing paramedic level service to the Town of Guilderland (including the village of Altamont and the portion of SUNY Albany within the town) as well as the town of Knox. Beginning in 2018, the Town operates a paramedic ambulance. The town is dividing into three zones: Zone 1 is the east side towards Albany, Zone 2 is the west side towards Rotterdam, and Zone 3 is the village of Altamont and town of Knox. Two ALS ambulances are in service at all times, with one additional ALS ambulance operating from 09-21 every day. The paramedic unit is operated by the town police department with civilian employees. The unit is headquartered out of town hall at 5209 Western Trpk. (aka US-20) between Morningside Dr. & Twenty West Dr., Altamont, and operates GEMS Station 1 at 200 Centre Dr., Albany NY and GEMS Station 2 at 3686 Carman Rd., Schenectady NY. Unit numbering switched from a town scheme to the Albany County scheme in 2018.

Units:

MD542 - Medical Director
5601 - Director of EMS Operations
5601 - Assistant Director of EMS Operations
5691, 5692 - Paramedic Supervisor
5680, 5682, 5683, 5684, 5686, 5687 - Paramedic ambulances

Altamont Rescue Squad

Altamont Rescue is a combination volunteer and professional BLS level ambulance service. The squad primarily covers EMS Zone 3, but provides backup regularly into Zones 1 and 2. Altamont Rescue's Albany County station number is 50, which it shares with Altamont Fair EMS, despite being a separate service. Their station is located at 767 State Route 146 (aka Main St.) between Arlington St. & Gun Club Rd., Altamont.

Units:

5001 - Captain
5081 - ambulance
5085 - ambulance

Western Turnpike Rescue Squad

Western Turnpike was a professional BLS level ambulance service which operated from 1939 to 2018. Western Turnpike's Albany County station number was 57.

Five Quad Volunteer Ambulance Service

Dispatched on 154.115 by University Police Dept, routine communication on Albany County P25 system
Five Quad is a volunteer, student operated BLS ambulance service that covers the campus of SUNY Albany. The SECFCU arena, gymnasiums, football field, and Indian Quad are located within the town of Guilderland. Five Quad remains in service throughout the school year, and provides regular backup to the Town of Guilderland. Their station is located on the corner of Fuller Rd and Alumni Dr. Paramedic support to call locations within the town of Guilderland on campus is provided by the Town paramedic service.

Units:

5291 - On duty supervisor
5281 - ambulance
5282 - ambulance

Altamont Fair EMS

Altamont Fair EMS is a small service activated only for special events at the Altamont Fair Grounds. While the agency prefix used is 50, Altamont Fair EMS is a separate and distinct service from Altamont Rescue Squad.
Units:

5089 - ambulance

North Bethlehem FD

NBFD is a town fire department that provides BLS first response to the North Bethlehem fire district. NBFD also operates an incident rehabilitation unit, providing portable structures complete with heating, cooling, and electricity.
Units:

601 - Chief
EMS-62 - EMS First Response
Squad 63 - Rescue Squad equipped with rehab equipment

Radio Codes

  • Code Zero - Cardiac arrest
  • Code Two - Expectant death with DNR in place / Unattended death

Guilderland Dispatch

OPERATIONS CARS

1   Fire Chiefs Association Chair
2   Fire Chiefs Association Secretary
3   Training
4   Training Tower Coordinator
5   Communications
6   Resource Officer
7   Chief Fire Inspector
8   Public Information Officer
9   Safety Officer
10  Treasurer

71-74  Fire Investigation
75-77  Fire Inspectors

8210  Mobile Command Unit

APPARATUS

Apparatus are identified by 2-digit numbers.
1st digit = Department
2nd digit = Apparatus Type
	1 Fire Police
	2 Miscellaneous
	3 Squad
	4 Tanker or Pumper-Tanker
	5-8 Pumper
	9 Aerial

Chiefs are identified by 3-digit numbers.
1st digit = Department
2nd digit = 0 (zero)
3rd digit = Rank (1 is Chief, etc.)

DEPARTMENTS

 1 Altamont Fire Dist.
        Car 101,102,103
	E-17,18
        ETA-14
	
 2 Guilderland Fire Dist.
        Car 201,202,203
	E-26,27,28
        Truck 29
	Squad 23
        Misc. 22

 3 Fort Hunter Fire Dist.
        Car 301,302,303
	E-35,36,38
	ETA-34
	Squad 33
        Misc. 32  

 4 Guilderland Center Fire Dist.
        Car 401,402,403
	M-42
	E-45 (Brush),46,47,48
	EA-49
        SQ-43

 5 McKownville Fire Dist.
        Car 501,502,503
	E-55,57,56 (Antique)
	Squad 53

 6 North Bethlehem V.F.D.
        Car 601,602,603
	E-66,67
        ETA-64
	Squad 63
	EMS-62
        Misc. 61
        E-6 (Antique)

 7 Fire Investigation

 8 Pine Grove Fire Dist. (Schenectady County)
        Car 159
        U-150
        E-151,152,153
        TA-154
        R-155  

 9 Westmere Fire Dist.
        Car 901,902 
	E-95,96,98,94 (Antique)
	Truck 99
	Squad 93
	M-92


RADIO CODES

Signal 10  False alarm, possibly malicious

Signal 15  Investigation

Signal 20  Scene stabilized - holding designated apparatus

Signal 30  Working fire - full town agency response, mutual aid

Codes A,B,C,D indicate special operational and dispatch protocols to be activated.





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