DeFreestville Fire Department Station Grand Opening
On September 17th, 2016, the DeFreestville Fire Department hosted their new station grand opening. Alongside more than 125 firefighters, politicians, and local residents, Claude Rounds, Vice President of Administration for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute attended the event on behalf of President Shirley Ann Jackson.
Rounds spoke at the event and expressed gratitude for the men and women of the Defreestville Fire Department who have protected the Rensselaer Technology Park Campus, along with the entire community for more than three decades. "The Fire Station is an extraordinary symbol for the strong partnership that has existed for over 35 years between Rensselaer (Polytechnic Institute) and the Town of North Greenbush. The completion and occupancy of this new home for the Defreestville Fire Department provides a permanent monument that will always remind Rensselaer of the important roles that the Town of North Greenbush and the North Greenbush community have played in the success of the Technology Park."
North Greenbush Fire District’s new station is a technologically advanced facility that incorporates 10,500 square feet of firematic space, 2,000 square feet of office space, and 2,600 square feet of meeting and training rooms.