November Hero
Dave's been a volunteer fire firefighter for 20 plus years, an EMT, and dispatcher for the Saratoga county sheriff's department and Waterford Police Department.
July Hero
County Waste has partnered with WGNA to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference. All throughout 2017, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors, and everyday passion.  Time to meet July's "Hometown Hero": Frank Curtis from Waterford
Dog’s Best Friend
First Responders are always there in a moments notice, often risking their lives to save another.  But a firefighter in Santa Monica, CA saved a dogs life and it's got the internet buzzing. The story itself is awesome, but after seeing these pics,  your heart might literally melt into a big pile of warm, gooey, humanity.  It's that adorable
Friends and Family to Celebrate Life of Albany Firefighter
William O’Leary was a 16-year veteran of the Albany Fire Department and worked for the city of Rensselaer. He was also an active member of the Albany Yacht Club. A service for fallen Albany firefighter William O'Leary will be held tomorrow at the Church of Saint Mary...
Adirondack Flames Epic Fail?
Our local hockey team, The Adirondack Flames revealed a new mascot the other day!  Scorch! In a news release announcing the new mascot, the Flames said, "Scorch is the last remaining flame from the Great Fire of 1864 which ravaged the city of Glens Falls and he has finally crossed Glen Street and found his home at the Civic Center with the Adirondack Flames...
Latham Fire Department Celebrates Fire Prevention Week
Last week was National Fire Prevention Week, and my family celebrated by taking a tour of the Latham Fire Department during their Fire Prevention Open House on Oct. 11. This year's theme was "Prevent Kitchen Fires," which is a good lesson for children and parents...
This weekend is an important one.  There is a statewide recruitment drive for volunteer fire companies.  There will be open houses throughout the Capital Region.  Now is the time to sign up and volunteer!   Here's how
National Volunteer Week 2011
National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown in scope and support each year since.  Are you a volunteer?  Do you know someone who is?  Or maybe you are looking to get involved?