The Rensselaer County Bureau of Public Safety Emergency Communications Center is the primary dispatch point for 38 of the 42 fire departments in the County and the authorized Mutual Aid Center for all 42 FD’s.  The County Fire Coordinator is responsible for administration of the New York State Fire Mobilization and Mutual Aid and the primary point of contact for the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC).  The Fire Coordinator is also responsible for managing Fire Training Outreach Classes provided by OFPC, maintaining County Resources such as the Fire Training Center in North Greenbush, the various Firefighting Foam Stockpiles strategically positioned throughout the County, the Cause and Origin Investigation Team, Juvenile Fire Intervention Program and other County managed resources. The Fire Coordinator and staff respond to Mutual Aid incidents and provide other support for the local fire departments.

Fire Departments in Rensselaer County


OFPC Outreach Class Registration

Juvenile Fire Setter Program Support

The Bureau of Public Safety Juvenile Fire Program provides direct intervention services for young people who many need counseling services to address improper activities involving fire safety issues.  Rensselaer County’s J-Fire Intervention Program will continue to be supervised by County Social Services Staff and provided by the Northeast Parent and Child Society.  NPCS administers a certified J-Fire program with professional counselors providing the appropriate level of intervention services.