The SPFA is hosting a Bowl-A-Thon to benefit the Sunnyview Foundation. There is still space for teams. See Flier for details on how to sign up.

The Sunnyview Foundation has been a major part of the history of the Schenectady Firefighters.

One day in the early 1920′s, Dr. A.R. Warner and Fire Chief Henry R. Yates, while enroute to a Kiwanis meeting, observed a crippled child dragging himself along the street. This motivated them to establish a hospital for crippled children in Schenectady. On December 6, 1926, a lease was signed on a house at 124 Rosa Road. But, on December 12, 1926 only four days before the first patients were to move in, the house burned.

The SPFA immediately began a community fund drive which, in less than two months, successfully collected $50,000 for a new hospital. One year later, the cornerstone was set by Dr. Warner. Deputy Fire Marshall Sanford Alberts assisted him.

Ever since then we have tried to keep the ties we have. Every year we donate to the Children’s hospital. Whether it’s donating for new beds, or donating toys and video games. So help us raise some money for the children, and have some fun doing it!

Chief & Chaplain Messages

Message from the Chief - Final message from retired Chief Michael J. Della Rocco III

This is a tough day for me, but a good day for our department. And for me, this is a day to say thank you. Thank you to all the fire chiefs and fire service professionals who are here today. …

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Message from the Chaplain - Going Forward after Grief and Loss

Like many of life’s passages, how we approach and deal with the loss of a loved one is as individual as each person. Even if we are not experiencing an immediate loss, most of us have lost family and friends…

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