Stillwater Fire District

Stillwater Fire District - Arvin Hart Fire Company

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



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When you shop Amazon, start with Amazon Smile at and you will be supporting your local fire company.  Amazon donates to the charitable organization of your choice.  The Arvin Hart Fire Company has registered with Amazon to take advantage of this program.  Shop on Amazon by starting with Smile and choose Arvin Hart Fire Company.  It doesn’t cost you anything and the pennies add up.  Thank you.

If you would like to support your local Volunteer Fire Company your donations will be gratefully accepted at: Arvin Hart Fire Company, PO Bx 288, Stillwater NY 12170 – Thank You!!



It's still the beginning of the year and not too late to start a New Year's resolution. While getting healthy and decluttering are worthy goals, why not tackle something most of us preach regularly but may not do ourselves: prepare yourself and your family for disasters and emergencies.

First responders can get called out at any moment. Sometimes the emergency is a flood, hurricane or wildfire affecting your own family or home. Getting your family prepared enables you to do your job without quite so much added worry.

A few simple steps can go a long way to ensuring your family's safety. created a Ready Responder page that has resources and guides for firefighters, law enforcement and their families.

You will find materials to help you:

  • Build an emergency supply kit and make go-bags for everyone in the house and pets.
  • Make a family emergency plan.
  • Be informed about the types of emergencies in your area
  • Prepare for special considerations like family members with access or functional needs, older adults, children and pets.

Don't let the calendar turn to another month without taking time to prepare your family for an emergency and put your mind at ease.

NOTICE: Plan Reviews by the Fire Company

Note:  All plans to be reviewed by the Fire Company for structures NOTICE: PLAN REVIEWS BY THE FIRE COMPANY or sub-divisions should be hard copies and mailed to AHFD Chief, PO BOX 28, Stillwater, NY 12170



Training Minutes


Scott X3 Training Video


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:


New Developments in Fire Service Training


Get on Board with Fire Service Updates Training




Commissioners and Officers

Board of Fire Commissioner's for 2019

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

A good firefighter knows how, an educated firefighter knows why.

- Chris Walker







Congratulations to new member Tom Whitney on his dedicated completion of Firefighter 1.


We continue to recruit members for the Fire Police squad.  If you are looking to give something back to your community, we’re looking for you.  Training and protective clothing are provided, commitment is approximately 2 hours per week once your training is complete and not including calls.

The one thing you can do is volunteer in your community, many hands makes light work and keeps your taxes lower.  Let’s keep the momentum going.

Find out how YOU can contribute by emailing us at or better yet stop by the main station at 10 Campbell Road on Wednesday evening or Saturday morning and talk with an officer.  Applications are also available on this web site.


The fire district will be applying for the Assistance to Firefighters Grant from FEMA for 2020.  If awarded the grant will be used to purchase upgraded SCBA equipment for all of the interior firefighters.  The cost of the equipment is approximately $220,000 and will provide up to date SCBA equipment for another 15 years.  The department currently has 38 out of the 55 active firefighters as interior qualified.  The grant period closes in mid-March.

Facility News

The contracts are signed for the replacement of Station 3 on State Route 423 and construction should start on or around March 1st, with preliminary work beginning mid February.  The General Contractor is Bast Hatfield, Electrical Hewitt Young Co and plumbing & heating by Tri-Valley Plumbing and Heating.  The engine housed in the station will be temporarily moved to Station 1.  It is anticipated that construction will be substantially completed by August if all goes well.`


Apparatus News

The Ford F-550 Chassis has been delivered to the KME manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania.  Construction will be scheduled and should be completed sometime in September of this year.


Training sessions and meetings are listed in the Calendar on this web page and members can access them in the event section of the I am Responding App on their phones.

Members have the ability to access free on-line training from the parent company of ESIP insurance on the web.  To access, go online at:, click on E-Learning.  The access code is in the Watch Desk Book located in the radio room at Station 1.  Many of these courses have been revised and some new subjects have been added. 

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