McKownville Fire Department

Since 1918, the volunteer members of McKownville Fire Department have provided fire prevention, protection, and other rescue services to the residents of the McKownville Fire District and surrounding neighborhoods in the Town of Guilderland and beyond. Places of note in the McKownville Fire District include all of Stuyvesant Plaza and Executive Park, the Woodscape housing development, and 45% of the University at Albany uptown campus including Indigenous Quad, Casey Stadium, and Broadview Arena.

The McKownville Volunteer Fire Department responds around 275 calls per year, including structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials incidents, hazardous conditions like downed tree and utility wires, basement pump outs, and other rescues. We’re here for you in your time of need, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Looking for more information about our new proposed firehouse? We are collecting questions from our neighbors and answering them over on our new building project webpage.

Latest News

  • New Firehouse Vote Results: 109-28
    Thank you McKownville! The results of the new firehouse vote tonight was a resounding yes: 109 in favor to 28 opposed. As we progress with the new firehouse project, we will continue to keep you informed via our website: We’re beyond thankful for continued, generous, and quite frankly, humbling show of support from our … Continue reading
  • McKownville 2024 Spring Cleanup & Open House
    On Sunday morning, April 13, 2024 starting at 9am, the McKownville Improvement Association and McKownville Fire Department are hosting a neighborhood cleanup. Like last year, we’re focusing on cleaning up the roadside and sidewalks along Western Avenue, Fuller Road, McKown Road, and Schoolhouse Road. After that, we’re welcoming the community back to the Firehouse for an Open … Continue reading
  • Special Election for Proposed New Firehouse
    On Tuesday evening April 23 from 6pm-9pm, the McKownville Fire District will hold a public referendum election vote for the proposed new firehouse at 1250 Western Avenue. To learn more about our new proposed firehouse, please visit our new firehouse page.
  • 3/26/2024 Vehicle Fire Stuyvesant Plaza
    On Tuesday March 26 at 11:45am, the McKownville Volunteer Fire Department was called to a reported parked vehicle on fire in the parking lot of Stuyvesant Plaza near Jacob & Anthony’s. The first due fire engine E-57 arrived shortly after thereafter and immediately stretched the front bumper line to attack an engine compartment fire with … Continue reading
  • Public Information Meeting #2 Wrapup
    Thank you, McKownville neighbors, for another productive public meeting last night! We had a productive dialog about the proposed new firehouse, receiving over ten new questions about the project. We took notes again, and like the first public meeting on October 25, 2023, the questions asked by the community (with answers) will be included on … Continue reading

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As of 05/20/2024 at 8:30 pm, the temperature in McKownville is 76.5 °F, relative humidity is 53 %. The wind is out of the South at 0 mph.

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