Fire Department

Raymond K. Lamora Island Fire Station

In June of 2009 the City and the department dedicated and opened the Raymond K. Lamora Island Fire Station with Engine 3 returning to their home on the island at that time. The station is a combined Morton building housing the apparatus adjoined to the renovated Clearview Center building which now houses the crew of Engine 3 in the rear and the administrative offices of the department in the front. We invite residents to stop by at any time for a tour of this facility.

Fire Prevention Education

The fire department in its continuing commitment to fire prevention education partnered with the National Fire Safety Council again in 2009 distributing over 1,500 pieces of age appropriate educationally correct fire safety materials to the preschool and elementary age children in our community. This program is made possible due to the commitment of the local leaders in our professional, industrial and business community.


Again in 2009 the department was awarded the Fire Safe City Award from the Residential Fire Safety Institute for having no fire related fatalities in 2008. This is a true testimony to the great work of the Cohoes Fire Department and the efforts in prevention by Code Enforcement. The officers and firefighters of the Cohoes Fire Department strive to make Cohoes truly a Community that Cares.

Also in 2010 the department was notified of receiving our third Federal Emergency Management Assistance to Firefighters grant in six years. This grant was in the amount of $53,000 and will be used to purchase an accountability system to enable us to track our firefighters while fight fires.

Carbon Monoxide Laws

In February of 2010 a new law went into effect requiring carbon monoxide detectors in all residencies.

Safety Tips

  • Smoke and CO detector batteries should be changed when you set your clocks ahead the first Saturday in April.
  • With summer approaching be sure to have your bar-b-que grills checked for leaks and that they are in good condition, be sure when doing yard work to check for the presence of children in the immediate area.
  • Be wary of rocks or other sharp objects throw by a lawn mower which can be deadly.
  • Swimming pool chemicals should be stored properly and kept out of reach of children and pets.