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,
search & rescue, hazardous materials awareness, and wildland
fire supression. In their spare time volunteers assist with community
based events, such as local cubscout fundraisers and parades.
There are 23
members, all on a volunteer status. 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.
is designed for informative and non emergency use.
- In case of
an emergency dial 9-1-1 (Columbia County Emergency Dispatch,