New Salem Fire Dept. News and Events
9th Annual Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus Sunday December 11th, 2016 at 1:00pmThe New Salem Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary will be hosting their 9th annual Teddy Bear Tea with Mrs. Claus for boys and girls on Sunday, December 11 with seating at 1:00 p.m. at the New Salem Fire Station, 694 New Salem Road, Voorheesville, NY.
New Salem’s Auxiliary will be busy crafting, decorating, making Christmas cookies and been in contact with Mrs. Claus to help her plan to have another wonderful event for the children in the community. The children will listen to stories again this year read by Mrs. Claus and participate in fun activities along with enjoying tea sandwiches and of course, hot cocoa. Come and enjoy this magical afternoon planned with promises of a wonderful time to be had by all.
Paid advance reservations are required by Monday, December 5th. Please call (518) 650-7636 to make your reservations. The children attending must be at least 2 years old. The cost is $20.00 for parent and one child. Each additional guest is $5.00 (siblings, Grandma, Grandpa, cousins and friends). Bring your camera for photo opportunities. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Albany County Sheriff's Dept. Hilltown Christmas Program as in past years.
2017 FISH FRY Fridays The haddock are back!
Continuing for six Fridays starting on March 3rd through Friday April 7th, 2016 from 4:30 - 7:00pm
Friday, March 3rd from 4:30 - 7:00pm
Friday, March 10th from 4:30 - 7:00pm
Friday, March 17th from 4:30 - 7:00pm
Friday, March 24th from 4:30 - 7:00pm
Friday, March 31st from 4:30 - 7:00pm
Friday, April 7th from 4:30 - 7:00pm » For more information.
2017 Punkintown FairStarting Thursday July 27th, 28th & 29th beginning at 6pm every night.
Free Parking and Admission!
Fun rides & Great food!
*Look for your 2017 Raffle tickets in the mail!
- First Prize: TBD
- Second Prize: TBD
- Third Prize: TBD
Extra tickets are always available at the announcer's booth during the fair!
The fair is always family friendly. Join us at the 75th annual Punkintown Fair!
News & Information
Much of the United States has marginal or inadequate fire protection, placing people and property at risk.Every 19 seconds, a fire department somewhere in the United States responds to a fire. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), fire departments fought almost 1.7 million fires in 2002, the latest year for which figures are available. And each year, fire kills more Americans than all natural disasters combined.
The NFPA estimates that there are some 1.1 million firefighters in the United States. Those brave men and women serve valiantly every day, and all types of fire departments career, volunteer, and combination provide excellent public protection. But throughout the country, fire departments contend with strained budgets, inadequate equipment, insufficient water supplies, and a variety of other significant obstacles.
According to the Congressional Fire Services Institute, "The number one need in the American fire service is financial resources to provide staffing, purchase the needed equipment and access relevant training."