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!
Firefighters from District #2 have completed installing the "quick connect" hydrant adapters on the fire hydrants within our district. Hydrants that are in need of maintenance will receive adapters once they are repaired. As a reminder, please avoid parking in front of hydrants. Also, if you live near a fire hydrant, make sure there is a three foot radius surrounding the hydrant that is clear of tall grass, flowers and other types of brush that will get in the way in the event of an emergency. Keeping your hydrants clear during the summer is just as important as when we ask you to keep them clear during the winter.