Fire Services Division

The Fire Services Division is responsible for inspecting commercial properties to ensure compliance with the International Fire Code, investigating all fires and explosions that occur within the Town, providing technical assistance at hazardous materials incidents and assist Town Fire Departments with fire suppression and rescue operations.


In addition, we provide in service training to firefighters as well as the public for topics related to fire suppression, hazardous materials and fire prevention. We administer the Town Municipal Training center and training facilities, maintain records and inspect underground tanks, calculate occupancy loads for all public assembly areas in Town, develop and implement juvenile fire setter intervention and rehabilitation programs.

Our Division is made up of three Fire Protection Specialists who are veteran Town of Colonie Firefighters. These specialists are New York State certified code enforcement officers as well as New York State and Nationally certified fire investigators.


Ben Stevens, Senior Fire Protection Specialist
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Public Operations Center
Second Floor
347 Old Niskayuna Road
Latham, NY 12110-2286

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