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The Department

The New Salem Fire Department is a public department whose officers and membership are on a volunteer status. We have an ISO rating of 7. Only one hydrant in the district meets insurance requirements, so we have a bit over eleven thousand gallons of water on wheels. We operate out of 2 stations, our primary station recently received an extensive expansion with engine bay upgrades allowing us to consolidate both firematic and social functions into one building at that location.
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Where is New Salem?

New Salem is located in the western section of the town of New Scotland, west of the hamlet of that name and southwest of the village of Voorheesville. The hamlet sits in a valley formed by the Helderberg Escarpment to the west and some hills to the east. The core of the hamlet is situated at the intersection of New Scotland Road (New York State Route 85) and the western terminus of New York State Route 85A. (New Salem Road)

New York State Association of Fire Chiefs

Phone Numbers:

Fire 9-1-1 for EMERGENCY ONLY
Fire Control (Non- Emergency): 765-5979
Station 1 Voice: 765-2244
Station 2 Voice: 439-6562
Fax: 765-2231

Please remember for general fire department (non-emergency) information to call (518) 765-2244 and always dial 9-1-1 for EMERGENCY ONLY.

New Salem Volunteer Fire Department


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