Welcome to Rotterdam Fire District #2's website. This website is designed to inform citizens not only within our own fire district, but anyone, about fire safety and prevention, the history of RFD#2, upcoming and current events, and important announcements involving the community. Our volunteers are exceptionally trained, dedicated and committed to keeping your life and property safe. Please take the time to explore this website and learn what RFD#2 is all about.
Rotterdam Fire District #2 is a 100% volunteer fire company, with 43 active members. We are one of eight fire departments in the Town of Rotterdam. We specialize in fire suppression, auto extrication, and utilize our highly-trained Rapid Intervention Team (RIT). On average, we respond to more than 300 calls per year. We provide mutual aid to all of the fire departments in Rotterdam. We also provide our RIT to places in and outside of Schenectady County.
Our mission at Rotterdam Fire District #2 is to promote fire safety and provide our community with the best quality response and assistance in their time of need. We will accomplish our mission through rigorous training, effective education, and strong dedication to ensuring the safety and welfare of our members as well as people that we serve.
Here at Rotterdam Fire District #2, we have five core values: Brotherhood, Honor, Teamwork, Integrity, and Respect. These values are critical in the field of fire service, and without them, a fire department can easily fail. We adhere to these core values each and every day, in order to keep our neighbors and fellow firefighters safe and to provide the best service possible.
Do you think you have what it takes to become a firefighter here at Rotterdam Fire District #2? Click the button below to learn more about joining our Fire Company.
If you would like to show your support for Rotterdam Fire District #2, purchase a supporter t-shirt! Sizes range from youth large to adult XXL. $15 for any size. If you are interested in purchasing, please call the fire house at (518) 355-1341, and leave a message for the Chief!
During the winter season, we ask anyone who lives near a fire hydrant to clear it from any snow or debris that may prevent firefighters from accessing it quickly and safely. We encourage you to clear the area around the hydrant, so that all sides have at least three feet of clear area.
RFD#2 has had a pet oxygen mask on our first out engine for years, but thanks to the generosity of Invisible Fence, we now have pet masks on all of our engines! Each engine has a custom Invisible Fence sticker on the side windows to indicate that we are equipped with these pet masks. Just another way we try to provide the best possible service to the people (and pets) in our community!
RFD#2 would like to congratulate firefighter Andrew DeCocco, for being appointed to the rank of Sergeant! Andrew successfully completed our OCS program, and has learned how to operate all of our apparatus. RFD#2 is proud of your hard work, Sgt. DeCocco! Thank you for your service to not only our fire company, but to the community!