Volunteers Who are Dedicated to the Community
In 1944 a group
of dedicated pioneers gathered to form the Taghkanic Volunteer Fire
Company. Today the legacy lives on as a new group of visionaries,
highly trained in firematics & rescue techniques, continue to
provide around the clock fire protection for areas of Taghkanic
and Gallatin, New York.
Fire Company is located in the town of Taghkanic, an agricultural
community situated midway between Albany and Poughkeepsie in New
York State's Hudson Valley. The area is quiet, with beautiful picturesque
landscapes of forests, rolling hills, and open fields.
Aside from fighting
fires volunteers are also trained in accident victim extracation,
AED/CPR, search & rescue, hazardous materials awareness, and
wildland fire supression. In their spare time volunteers assist
with community based events, such as local cubscout fundraisers
are on a volunteer status, and ready to respond when dispatched
by Columbia County 911. Two stations are strategically placed for
a fast response anywhere in the 25 square mile protective district.
Station 1, is located in West Taghkanic and is the focal point of
all operations. This station provides fast response to the townships
of Gallatin, West Taghkanic, and the corridor of the Taconic State
Parkway that the fire company covers. Station 2 is located in East
Taghkanic and provides fast response for the hamlet of East Taghkanic,
and mutual aid requests from eastern neighborhoods.
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