South side of the new Schoharie fire station
Newly poured floor of the apparatus bay

Schoharie Fire Department

Niagara Engine Company No 6, Inc



June 2017
Apparatus bay is nearing completion.  Much of the exterior work is done.  Work continues on the inside!



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May 2017
Construction is moving along at the Schoharie Fire Department. The exterior lights have been installed over the bay doors and the masonry veneer installation is complete. Work on the roof is also underway and almost complete.



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March 2017
Great progress continues this month.  Work on the exterior block is nearly complete.  All exterior windows are in place.  Interior work is underway on all inside walls, plumbing, mechanical, electrical and the fire suppression system.  And the floor of our apparatus bay has been poured!



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January 2017
The roof trusses are in place and most of the roof decking in secured.  The exterior blocks for the entire station have also been mortared to the building.  Meanwhile on the inside, crews have been hard at work installing HVAC ductwork, electrical conduit and framing up the walls.  Soon the floor of the engine bay will be poured!  Very exciting news!



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November 2016
The HVAC ductwork and plumbing components are being installed, the interior walls and being framed and roof trusses are lifted into place.  Great progress this last month!



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October 2016
Structural lintel (archway) being lifted into place in the soon-to-be engine bay entrance.  Photo credit goes to Tralongo Precast Inc., Schenectady, NY



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September 2016
Progress continues with the steel structure of the new station being lowered and fastened into place.



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July/August 2016
The footers for the apparatus bay are poured!



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June 2016
The Schoharie Fire Department held a groundbreaking ceremony on Friday, June 17, 2016, to officially kick-off the building on the new fire station - thank you to everyone that attended!  Our local reporter, Dick Danielsen from the Times Journal Newspaper, was on hand to take some pictures and wrote a great article for the Times Journal. To quote Dick, "Only a dream a couple of years ago, Schoharie’s new firehouse got its official start Friday night." To read the entire article, visit http://timesjournalonline.com/




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May 2016

After several years of waiting and planning, the construction process for the new Schoharie Fire Station is moving closer to a start date.

“Construction documents were completed in March 2016 by Voorheesville-based firm Mitchell Associates Architects,” said the fire department’s building committee chair John Wolfe.  “This was followed up by a bid opening for the station project and notice of contract award in April.” 

The new station contract was awarded to Bette & Cring Construction Group of Latham, NY.  “If everything goes as planned, a groundbreaking is expected in late May or early June with completion expected next year,” said Wolfe.  “The community and the members of the Schoharie Fire Department have been extremely patient throughout this entire process.”


Photo Courtesy of Mitchell Associates

Mitchell Associates was able to work closely with Niagara Engine Company #6, FEMA, and the Village and to come up with a design that meets 21st century health, safety and space needs, as well as the Village's requirements for a historic district.


"The construction process is expected to take approximately 12 months, with completion expected in the spring of 2017", said Bob Mitchell of Mitchell Associates.  "During this time, the department's current facility (the former Jack Miller tractor repair shop) will be in service during the course of building the new station."


The new station will actually be built behind the former tractor repair shop.  Once the new station is built, the old tractor shop will be removed.  To ensure the continuity of emergency response services during construction, fire department apparatus will also remain in a temporary pole barn that was built in 2013.  The new fire station, when completed, will allow the department to store all of its equipment and gear under one roof.


Our members would like to thank all those that have helped us and supported us these past few years.  We look forward to continuing to provide quality fire service to a quality community --- just from within the community’s new fire station.



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June 2015

Recent announcement that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved additional federal funds to rebuild the Niagara Engine Company No. 6 Fire Station.  The fire station was previously located in a high hazard floodplain in Schoharie County, where it was severely damaged during Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.  The fire station, built in the 1950s, was flooded with approximately eight feet of water, and FEMA deemed the facility damaged beyond repair, and eligible for relocation.  

FEMA has approved the additional funding, a total of $6,406,406 in eligible costs with a 75% federal cost share, that Niagara Engine Company No. 6 needs to rebuild their facility outside of the floodplain.


Photo Courtesy of Time Warner Cable News



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February 2013

The Schoharie Fire Department held a ribbon cutting ceremony Thursday February 21, 2013, to celebrate the completion of their new temporary pole barn facility which will house the department until the new fire station, which is currently being built, is completed.  This temporary facility will also house the fire apparatus while the new fire station is being built.



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