The Shaker Road Fire Department was formally organized in 1932 when thirty members met and elected James J. Naughter President and Arthur G. Emerick Chief. The original station was located at 526 Albany Shaker Road at the site of an old Sunday School House. Our original pumper was a 1918 White obtained from the Albany Fire Department. A newer station was constructed up the road in 1949 and remained our main station until 1989 when our current station was constructed. Our second station, built in 1972 to meet the needs of our growing district is located on Old Niskayuna Road.

Since the 30s, Shaker Road has gone through many changes from membership to the apparatus we respond with. Today we stand 150+ male and female members strong with the latest training, equipment and apparatus and respond to an average of about 750 calls a year. Our department boasts a fine blend of eager newcomers with the experience of its older members. We continue to look to our community to fill the ranks of our firefighters, our Explorer Post and our Auxiliary.


Line Officers

Chief: Steve DeGroff
Deputy Chief: Dan Farrell
Asst. Chief: Jon Schroll
Captain: Eric Brizzell
Captain: Will Moreland
Captain: Greg Zeh
Lieutenant: Steve Leonardo
Lieutenant: Ken Prunier
Lieutenant: Matt Harrison
Lieutenant: Phil DiPompei

Fire Police Officers

Captain: Tom DeFelice
Lieutenant: Mickey Kelly
Sergeant: Kathie Wood
Sergeant: Ron Otty

Explorer Post Officers

Chief: Owen MacFawn

Civil Officers

President: George Brizzell Sr.
Vice President: Kevin Curran
Treasurer: Jeff Bulger
Recording Secretary: Kathie Wood
Financial Secretary: Dave Mesick
BOD Chairman: Chip Heinbach
BOD: Jerry Paris, Dennis Millspaugh, Mickey Kelly, Tom Ferritto

Ladies Aux. Officers

President: Shirley Leonardo
Vice President: Donna Palaszynski
Recording Secretary: Vickie Dichian
Financial: Secretary: Cheryl Burton
Treasurer: Grace Kivelin


Banquet Room

Shaker Road is proud to offer our beautiful banquet room with industrial sized and fully equipped kitchen, wet bar and optional dance floor.





Banquet Room


For outdoor events, our large pavilion features a kitchen, walk-in cooler, service windows and enough room to seat over 100 guests. The pavilion is also adjacent to a softball field, playground, horseshoe pits and full restrooms.

To check availability of both the pavilion and the banquet room, and for  more information,  e-mail our rental coordinator.

Deposits can only be made after the date has been secured.


Explorer Post 475 is a division of the Boy Scouts of America and is sponsored by the Shaker Road Loudonville Fire Department Inc. Since the 1970s, the Post has been a valuable resource for young people to gain experience in the firefighting services.

Under the supervision of firefighter advisors, Post members train like members of the department, learning about search and rescue, extrication, fire suppression, first aid and more. Explorers even participate in ride-along shifts on actual calls. The Post meets Mondays of the month at the Shaker Road Loudonville F.D. Station #1.

Contact us today with your name, address, age and a number where you can be reached if you’re interested in joining.


The Auxilliary are a crucial part of our organization. They provide the department with support at major incidents, with fund raising efforts and at functions. Whether serving hot coffee at a job in the middle of the night, organizing a special dinner for our membership, or out helping the community, the women of our Auxilliary are a great asset. The Auxilliary is made up of members from the ages of 18 and up.

Contact us today with your name, address, age and a number where you can be reached if you’re interested in joining.

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