Automatic Mutual Aid

In an effort to provide maximum fire protection for its residents, the Elsmere Fire District has arranged reciprocal mutual aid agreements with its neighboring departments for an engine company response from the Delmar or Selkirk Fire Districts.

This arrangement is particularly helpful during weekday emergencies when any department’s available manpower can be somewhat limited.

The Elsmere Fire District also participates in the Albany County Mutual Aid Plan.

With a growing population in the Feura Bush Road and Glenmont area of our Fire District, Elsmere in cooperation with the Selkirk Fire District, has instituted a 24/7 mutual aid response to areas south of the Delmar Bypass as recommended by the Bethlehem Fire Districts Collaborative Planning Task Force Report. This allows for a more reasonable response time to the southernmost parts of our Fire District.