Rotterdam Fire District No. 7 - Schonowe Volunteer Fire Rescue Co., Inc.
112 Gordon Rd, Schenectady, NY 12306 | Phone: (518) 377-0939

Serve on the Board!

We are looking for two district residents to serve on the Board of Fire Commissioners.  If you have the time and want to give back to the community, please contact our District Secretary Kathy at 377-0939 or the Board of Fire Commissioners at commissioner@twc.com for more information.

Search and Rescue Recovery - Saturday, August 22, 2015

"Water Ball" Competition - Training Event

George Van Schaick: 50 Years of Dedicated Service

Deep appreciation and a heartfelt thank you goes out to George Van Schaick for 50 years of dedicated service to Rotterdam Fire District 7.

George joined the Schonowe Fire Department on July 14, 1965 and has remained an active member for 50 years. Today, he is still serving his community in the duties of Fire Police.

As an active volunteer fireman, he has spent countless hours helping the Fire Company run smoothly, and working with the Fire District to keep everyone safe. Over the years he has worked his way thru the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain, Assistant Chief and in 1975 became Chief. He has also served the Company as treasurer and Chaplain. George was voted in as a Commissioner of the Fire District and later became its Chairman for a number of years.

George is an example of what a volunteer fireman represents. The Schonowe Fire Company, the Auxiliary and the Board of Commissioners extend their thanks for a job well done.

Thank-You to all who supported out last Ice Cream Social !

Here is our next one........

Scenes From the July and August Ice Cream Socials and Cruise-Ins

Hope you enjoyed the Cruise-In and the ice cream!

Clearing Fire Hydrants in 10° Weather Isn't Fun But Somebody's Gotta Do It

posted February 18, 2015

Service Time Awards

posted February 17, 2015

Congratulations to the following firefighters for receiving Citations from the Rotterdam Town Supervisor for their exceptional service time with the Schonowe Fire Department:

  • George Van Schaick - 49 years

  • Michael Bugusky - 41 years

  • Bradley Belfance - 41 years

  • Peter Sylvestor - 40 years

  • William Janiga - 32 years

  • Paul Barhmann - 29 years

  • Bruce Iovinelli - 27 years