Special thanks to Chief Dave Dodge and Fire Police Captain Jim Hockenberry for their hospitality and assistance during my visit.

Engine Aerial 49 - 2004 Pierce Saber 62’ SkyBoom/1500 gpm/500 gal.

Squad 43 - 2010 Pierce Velocity CAFS/500 gpm/300 gal.

With the department’s specialization in both swift/static water and high/low angle rope, this rig was ordered with a six seat cab featuring EMS style compartments (typically a configuration used by career depts.) to allow rapid access to PPE and first response gear. One of several “wet” rescues in Albany County, it features a continuous CAFS complete with its’ own compressor, a light tower, 150 lb. speedy dry hopper and a small refrigerator for rehab supplies. Its’ equipment complement includes two 150’ crosslays (1-3/4” and 2-1/2”), a bumper mounted 100’ pre-connected ART combi-tool (along with a 100’ 1-3/4” pre-connect), Rescue 42 struts, DeWalt cordless tools, an air chisel and an AED. For its’ specialty responses, the cab is outfitted with water rescue PPE and gear (helmets/PFD’s/boots and rope bags) while the body holds rope bags in 300 & 600 foot lengths, rope rescue gear bags and a 14’ Achilles inflatable boat with outboard motor.

Engine 48 - 2006 Pierce Saber 1500 gpm/1000 gal.

Engine 45 - 2010 Ford F550/Alum-Line 300 gpm/300 gal.

Engine 47 - 2010 International/Pierce Contender 1250 gpm/1000 gal.

Featuring four wheel, this rig is equipped with pump & roll capability and a bumper turret.

Serving the Town of Guilderland, GCFD’s 44 volunteers provide Fire & Rescue Protection answering an average of 175 runs annually.

Antique - 1923 Ford Model T/American LaFrance “Village Queen” 250 gpm

One of 21 original units constructed between 1922-1927, this hand/horse drawn rig featured a gas powered rotary gear pump. Last used in 1952, it has been fully restored to its’ original condition and pumps yearly at firematic musters. The neighboring Berne FD also operates a restored “Village Queen” with different style tires.

Guilderland Center operates their entire fleet from this five bay station.