Rest in Peace James "Blackie Cancilla

On May 4th we lost long-time member Jim "Blackie" Cancilla.  Our condolences go out the Cancilla Family.

Jim "Blackie" Cancilla

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Our condolences to the family of Detective Randy French

We are extremely saddened to hear the Loss of Detective Sergeant Randy French after his long and courageous fight with Covid-19. Our thoughts and Prayers are with The Troy Police Department, North Greenbush Ambulance and His family in this difficult time.

Thank you to everyone who came out for our Easter Parade!

For more photos and videos from the parade, please check out or Facebook Page

A message from the Speigletown Volunteer Fire Company regarding COVID 19

1. Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.  Do this often, especially if you touch any public surfaces (doors, toilets, railings, etc.) or have contact with other people.  Hand sanitizer can be used when soap and water are not available, but hands should be wash immediately when they are available to you. 


2. Cough into your elbow.  Do not cough into your hands.  You should always cover your mouth when you cough in the vicinity of others, covering your mouth with your elbow helps reduce the spread of any germs you may have. If you cough into your hands wash your hands immediately.


3. Do not touch your face.  Especially in public, and if you have not washed your hands.  Most germs that cause infection enter the body through the eyes, nose and mouth, touching your face increases your chances of catching an infection if exposed. 


4. Practice Social distancing.  Stay at least 6 ft. away from others when in public, and avoid social spaces, if you can.  Avoiding contact with others helps lessen the spread of infectious viruses like COVID 19.  If you do have contact with others, avoid touching your face, and wash your hands immediately.


5. Stay home.  If you can please avoid going out.  If you do have to go out please practice social distancing, avoid touching your face, cough into your elbow, and wash your hands regularly.


Please check the CDC website on COVID 19 for more information.  Including information on how to protect yourself, and what to do if you are sick.


If you think you may have contracted COVID19  you can use the CDC Self-checker.  or you can call the Rensselaer Country COVID 19 hotline at 518-270-0450.


Symptoms include: Fever, Cough, Shortness of breath, tired/aches similar to the flu.  If you need to get tested please call your doctor or an emergency medical facility (Walk-in Urgent Care/Emergency Room) first, before going to the facility and potentially exposing people that are there for other illnesses.  


Life threatening symptoms: Trouble breathing, persistent pain/pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to wake, bluish lips or face.  If sever symptoms appear seek medical attention immediately.  If you call 911 please inform the dispatcher of ALL OF YOUR SYMPTOMS!


NYS has issues a PAUSE order starting at 8 PM on March 22nd.  Only essential businesses are to remain in operation during this order, and must comply with state directives.  All non-essential workers are directed to work from home. and maintain at least a 6-ft. distance from others in public. Please see the NYS government website for more information on this PAUSE directive.


If you need 911 please call.  If you need emergency medical care, please remember we may show up wearing, gloves, masks, eye protection, and gowns.  This is to protect EVERYONE and reduce the spread of COVID 19!

Soon things will return to normal, and we will be able to resume the monthly breakfasts, and hall rentals!  Thank you for your patience, understanding, and support!

We want to thank the community for their cooperation, and doing their part to lessen the spread of COVID19 Coronavirus.  This is a serious public health pandemic that has greatly disrupted all of our lives.  COVID 19 causes severe respiratory distress, risk and severity increase with age!  


Please consider the following 5 rules to help protect yourself and everyone else from exposure to COVID 19:

Burn Ban in effect March 16th - May 14th

The Burning of Brush is prohibited during this time due to increased risk of wildfires.  Some other types of fires are allowed during this period.  Information on exceptions allowed during the burn ban can be found on the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) website (  In addition, please remember, it is illegal to burn trash year-round!

If you plan to open burn brush OUTSIDE of the 3/16 - 5/14 Ban, please remember to call Rensselaer County Dispatches BEFORE you burn.

Congratulations Craig Dzembo, the newest Speigletown Fire District Commissioner.

Leo Perras 1949-2019

On Thursday, November 14th we lost a long-time member Leo Perras.  Leo served in the US Marine Corps., US Army, and US Navy.  He was a great friend and mentor in the department and we will miss him dearly.  Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife, former Speigletown Fire Company President Pam Perras, and the rest of the Perras family.  On Tuesday, November 19th we had the opportunity to honor him one last time with a salute as he passed by the station. 

Rest In Peace Brother, your watch has ended.

Next Firehouse Breakfast

Sunday, April 12th, 7:30 - 11:30 AM

$8 per person, children under 5 eat free.

All proceeds support the fire department training activities.


Due to the current situation surrounding COVID19 and the NYS governments orders to social distance, we will be postoning our montly breakfasts, until deemed safe to resume.

Please stay tuned for when we are able to return!!!

Thank you to all who came out to support us and celebrate our 75th anniversary. 
Please check out photos from the celebration and our history

The mission of the Speigletown District Volunteer Fire Company is to protect life and property from fire and other emergencies through incident response, public education, and thorough training of Fire & EMS personnel. It's the District's endeavor to deliver the highest level of care, including Basic Life Support First Response EMS, to our residents at the lowest cost, with the most modern and advanced Firefighting and EMS equipment to be provided to Speigletown Fire District personnel. As well as having the highest regard for the personal safety of the public and district personnel. As a customer driven organization, it is our mission and number one priority to deliver the best possible service to our customers.


Speigletown Fire Company Mission Statement

If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to email us at:

Thank you for all your support.

Interested in joining Speigletown Volunteer Fire Department?

We always welcome new members; social and active firefighters. For information on the different types of membership, please check out our 'Join' page for details on types of membership, how you can help out, and for a membership application.

Do you shop on Amazon and want to help Speigletown Fire Department?  Consider adding us to your Amazon Smile.

Did you know that will make a small donation to the Non-profit group of your choice every time you shop?  It is called Amazon smile.  If you do any shopping through Amazon you can designate Speigletown Fire to receive a donation from Amazon worth 0.5% of the purchase price.  There is no additional cost to you.  Please use the following instructions to set up Speigletown Fire as the destination for your donation:

1.  Log on to Amazon through the address:

2.  On the top right click on "Accounts and Lists"

3. Select "Your Amazon Smile"

4. On the right select "Change your Charity"

4. In the search box at the bottom of the window type "Speigletown Fire" and then press "Search"

5. Select Speigletown Distric Volunteer Fire Co.

6. Use htps:// ever time you shop to have Amazon make a donation to Speigletown Fire


When you see flashing lights, please pull to the right!

Speigletown Fire District
146 Speigletown Road (Route 40)
Troy, NY 12182

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