Stillwater Fire District

Stillwater Fire District - Arvin Hart Fire Company

Photos compliments of Bob Eastman owner of Ground Aerial photo services 2013


Jimmy’s Bench

The Arvin Hart Fire Co has obtained a memorial bench which has been placed at the portico on the east side of Station 1 on Campbell Road. The bench is dedicated to the memory of 53 year member James “Jimmy” Ganon who was a devoted member of the fire company and served as a member of the fire police for all of those 53 years. Jim was a larger than life character who would be seen at many of the local fire department dinners and could be very ornery if he saw you sitting on anything other than a chair. One of the many people who passed through our doors that made the fire company special.



Stillwater Fire District/Arvin Hart Fire Company

Modified Operational Policy Protocols

In Response to the:2020 Covid 19 State of Emergency

In Response to the CoVid 19 State of Emergency the fire company will continue to take the measures necessary to protect our responders and the public as the situation changes.  Our members continue to wear protective masks or practice distancing protocols as the situation dictates.  We continue to decon fire apparatus and equipment after each call as the situation warrants.


Updated Construction Photos of Station 3



Regularly Scheduled Events:

Training -- Wednesday Nights beginning at 6:30 P.M. and Saturdays beginning at 8:00 A.M. with breakfast beginning at 7:30AM

Company Meetings -- 2nd Wednesday of each month at 7:00 P.M.

Board of Fire Commissioner's Meeting -- 2nd Monday of each month at 7:30 P.M.



Firefighting isn’t for everyone, volunteering is – there is more to do than what is shown here:

YouTube Volunteering Video


Download sign-up sheets and become a member!  (Click both links below and fill out)


Membership Application



DMV Disclosure


Attention District Residents: To make sure your county 911 information is correct, call Saratoga County Emergency Services at 884-4769 daily between  9 A.M. and 5 P.M.


Related Links:

Intellicast Weather Page

NY Fire Fighter’s Cancer Support Network

OFPC - Firefighting, Rescue, EMS - Training for Firefighters, Firefighter Jobs, EMS, Rescue - Extrication, HazMat, Paramedic, Tactics & More

U.S. Fire Administration

NYS Assoc. of Fire chiefs

NYS Assoc. of Fire Districts

Association of Fire Districts of the Capital Area

NOAA's National Weather Service

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency


NY Alert

American Airboats

Empire Chemical Sales 


Shakerley Truck Sales

Stillwater Fire District e-mail login


Cancer Gap Coverage


Additional Training Resource Links:


Vehicle Stabilization Training Video



Paratech Struts Training Video




Commissioners and Officers

Board of Fire Commissioner's for 2020

Anthony Ponzillo, Chairman; Tom Rinaldi Apparatus Committee; Nick Maciariello,  Treasurer; Bill Ritter, Apparatus Committee;  Bob Carson Facilities Committee; Jason Urdang Facilities Committee; Barb Comitale, Secretary/Deputy Treasurer


Line Officers for 2020

Chief            -- Bob Wood

Deputy        -- Dave Dunn

Assistant     -- Zach Zendran

Captains      -- Rick Hopeck

                     -- R J Laurenzo

                     -- CJ Brownell

Lieut.           -- Jason Urdang

                      -- John Ballard

                      -- Tim Collins


Fire Police Capt.

                      -- Paul Macey


Fire Police Lt.

                      -- Bill Valosin


Administrative Officers for 2020

President -- Lisa Laurenzo

V.P.            -- Nick Maciariello

Treasurer -- Jaclyn Thomas



                   -- Chris Wright

Correspondence Secretary

                   -- Tiffani Murray

Sergeant at Arms

                   -- Bill Ritter

Trustees   -- Dave Duquette, Jason Urdang, Jeff Nyland, Brian Sabourin, and Tim Collins


Words to Reflect On

Remain vigilant and safe.







We would like to welcome two new candidates to the fire company, Cody Marshall and Cloe Masker.


To protect our most important resource, our members, both the fire company and district continue to take measures to protect our members and the public during this viral outbreak.


Meetings have resumed with proper social distancing or with the use of a mask.  Training has also resumed with proper protective measures in place.  Until further notice training sessions will only be held on Wednesday evenings.


Fire District Board meetings are being held in the large meeting room observing distancing protocols.




The Assistance to Firefighters federal grant has been submitted to FEMA for evaluation.  The grant was submitted for more than $200,000 to help defray the cost of new SCBA equipment.  Our equipment will be 15 years old this year and the cylinders will no longer comply with the NFPA standards.  The air packs themselves were manufactured to a standard that was written in 2007 and three new standards have been developed since then, the latest being in 2018.  It’s unknown when the grants will be awarded, the 2018 grants were finally awarded at the end of 2019.

Facility News

The reconstruction of station 3 remains ahead of schedule and should be nearing completion at the end of August.  The building is completely enclosed and work continues to finish electrical, plumbing and mechanical systems as we drive toward the finish line.

The pavilion at Station 4 will continue to be closed until the social distancing mandates have been eased, which will likely be for the remainder of the year.


Apparatus News

Our new water rescue support unit is in the process of final engineering prior to building the body.  Of course many of the engineers who work on these units are working from home at this time.  There have been a few questions related to the final engineering prior to build.  We anticipate delivery in October of this year.


Training has resumed on a limited basis on Wednesday evenings.  CoVid 19 sanitizing protocols are in place and practiced at all training sessions.

On-line courses are available from some sources particularly ESIP Insurance, consult and register on their website at:

At the County Training Center

Training Resource Links:

Local Training


FireRescue 1


Firehouse Magazine


Fire Engineering


ICS Training Resources


Emergency Response Guidebook Training

Emergency Response Guidebook 2016




Mission Statement:


Service – Trust – Honor –Ethics