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BKFC Annual Golf Tournament

The Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company Inc. is hosting its 22nd Annual Fireman’s Golf Scramble on August 24, 2014 at Holland Meadows Golf Course. This years golf package includes green fees w/cart, breakfast, food all day, picnic buffet lunch and complementary beverages. Schedule of events are

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Co. Officers of 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 officers! Chief: Scot Hall Asst. Chief: Archie Rose Asst. Chief Chris Funk 1st Captain: Neil Bartholoma 2nd Captain: Sean Knabner 1st Lieutentant: Darryl White 2nd Lieutenant: Kevin White 3rd Lieutenant: Rick Zacjeskowski 4th Lieutenant: Ron Miller 5th Lieutenant: Troy LaPorte 6th

History

On November 18, 1877 a very destructive fire consumed the Broadalbin Baptist Church, its horse sheds, four barns, three houses, one cow and other miscellaneous items. At that time Broadalbin was without any organized means of combating the flames! The severity of this conflagration stirred

BKFC Annual Golf Tournament

The Broadalbin Kennyetto Fire Company Inc. is hosting its 22nd Annual Fireman’s Golf Scramble on August 24, 2014 at Holland Meadows Golf Course. This years golf package includes green fees w/cart, breakfast, food all day, picnic buffet lunch and complementary beverages. Schedule of events are as follows: 7:00 – 8:00 Registration & Breakfast, 8:00 Shotgun Start. Contests and Raffles will also be available. The field is limited to the first 120 paid entries. Please return registration form with a check made payable to Broadalbin Fire Co. by August 18th. Please see the link below for the registration form.

BKFC Annual Golf Scramble Registration Form

Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Co. Officers of 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 officers!

Chief: Scot Hall
Asst. Chief: Archie Rose
Asst. Chief Chris Funk

1st Captain: Neil Bartholoma
2nd Captain: Sean Knabner

1st Lieutentant: Darryl White
2nd Lieutenant: Kevin White
3rd Lieutenant: Rick Zacjeskowski
4th Lieutenant: Ron Miller
5th Lieutenant: Troy LaPorte
6th Lieutenant: Tim Chace
7th Lieutenant: Aaron White

1st Safety Officer: Bob Zurlo
2nd Safety Officer: Rob Rosensweig

Fire Police Chief: R. Keith Bartholoma

President: Rob Rosensweig
Vice President: Caryl Smith

Secretary: R. Keith Bartholoma

Tresurer: Tom Traskos

 

 

 

History

On November 18, 1877 a very destructive fire consumed the Broadalbin Baptist Church, its horse sheds, four barns, three houses, one cow and other miscellaneous items. At that time Broadalbin was without any organized means of combating the flames!
The severity of this conflagration stirred the local citizens into joining together to investigate the need, and process, of forming a fire company.
On June 8, 1878 the citizens of Broadalbin and Vail Mills met in the upper room of W. H. Halliday’s harness shop for the purpose of organizing a fire company. One month later they took delivery of a “Little Giant” fire engine. It used a “chemical fluid” and it cost $500.00.
The equipment was stored in rented barns until October 1886 when a new frame structure firehouse was built on School Street, to provide the first firehouse for Broadalbin. The cost was $419.04.
Our company was incorporated following a meeting on October 2, 1886.
Broadalbin was the third community in Fulton County to have a fire company, having been preceded by the villages of Gloversville and Johnstown (now cities).
Our first motorized fire fighting unit was a 1924 Reo Speedwagon truck, outfitted by the Foamite–Childs Corporation of Utica, NY as a fire truck.
A big step forward in the combating of village fires came when a municipal water system was installed in 1928.
When you see the equipment available to the firefighters of today and compare it to the very limited tools and machines of the early twentieth century it is easy to understand why there were so many large and serious fires in earlier days.
Written by: Gordon Cornell ( Former BKFC Historian)