Schodack Landing Firehouse 1965

Schodack Landing Firehouse 2022


Our Story


What is known now as the Schodack Landing Fire Company was Organized on August 11, 1955. The founding fathers of the organization recognized the need for a fire department in the most southern portion of Rensselaer County.

Community members organized with Albert Grooten acted as Temporary Chairman with Ernest Chiovini as temporary Treasurer and Louis Ebel temporary Secretary.

The Schodack Landing Volunteer Fire District was Chartered on October 21, 1955.

At a Special meeting held on October 24, 1955 the first Executive Officer’s of the Schodack Landing Fire Company were elected. Officers of the newly formed organization with Frank Buturlu as President, Thomas Secovnie Vice President, John Cavanaugh Treasurer, Louis Ebel Secretary, Albert Grooten Jr Director. The Line Officers of the company consisted of Aurthur Downey Chief, Walt Drost Assistant Chief, Harold Barlett Assistant Chief, Alex Gregorewsky Lieutenant. Fire police Chief Floyd Kleinhans Jr, and Assistant Chief Fred Shindler.

Since then, we’ve established a reputation for handling our duties in an efficient and effective manner. We strive to stay ahead of new challenges when it comes to our ability to fight fires and keep ourselves safe.  In 2022, we added a 2000 Gallon Engine / Tanker Truck to our arsenal with much needed upgrades to our District and the Town of Schodack.

A friendly visit to the fire department, with kids making appreciation gifts.

Assistant Chief Tom Gersh, and Brian Schanck with his sons Logan and Wyatt.

We had a special visit Tuesday March 23. Logan and his brother Wyatt. Logan is making wooden flags for the volunteer fire and local police departments as a thank you for the work we have been doing. We think this Kid is awesome and we thank him for his big heart.


Department Members:

President: Paul MacPhail

Chief: Thomas Moak

Assistant Chief: Roy Haverly

Assistant Chief: Brian Ferreira

Assistant Chief: Thomas Gersch


Captain: Phil Dorn

Lieutenant: Jack Kornhabor

Safety Officer: Edward Secovnie

Chief Fire Police: Willard Driesbach



Helen Barrington, Brian Paquin, Dan Tuczynski, Alex Mooney, Anthony Moak, Anthony Court, Brooke Lezama, Dio Lezama, John Leggett, Laura Smith, Anthony Kourmoulakis


Board of Commissioners:

James Capodiferro

Brian VanDeWal

Heidi Capodiferro

Jack Kornhabor


Associate Members:

Joseph Barrington

Samantha Garner


Honorable Mentions:

Maria Marcucci


Inactive Members:

Dan Morgan