Colonie Medical Services


why volunteer

There is no better feeling in the world than being part of an organization that helps others.

If you’re an adrenaline junky who enjoys giving back to your community, there’s a special fraternity of like-minded brothers and sisters in need of your services — Colonie Emergency Services.

Comprising 12 fire departments spread out across 57 square miles, our tight-knit family is ready to help any of the town’s 80,000 residents at a moment’s notice. That could mean rushing to a residential or business fire, extricating passengers from a vehicle accident, speeding to the scene of a boating accident on the Hudson River, cleaning up a dangerous chemical spill, hosting a fundraiser for an injured fellow firefighter, or simply manning a concession stand at a community event.

Without the unwavering support of our volunteers — dedicated men and women over the age of 18 — emergency response times for your home or business would be greatly increased.

Surprisingly, the vast majority of town residents are unaware that their neighbors respond to the 95 percent of the town’s 200 daily emergency calls!