January 2018 – Bolton Fire Department begins it’s One Hundredth Year of Service. A comprehensive history book was published by the department. Over two hundred pages long it is filled with pictures and stories and meeting minutes beginning with the original minutes from the founding meeting on July 11th, 1918.
February 27th, 2018 – The fire department suffered a great loss with the sudden passing of one of our members. Eugene E. Baker a twelve year member and Lieutenant in the department unexpectedly passed away from injuries he suffered in an accident at his home. Just hours prior to his accident he assisted several fishermen who were thought to be in distress on the ice in Lake George. His memory was honored with a fireman’s funeral.
April 5th, 2018 – Elections are held. Jeremy Coon, Chief; Butch LaGoy, 1st Asst. Chief; Griff Lambert, 2nd Asst. Chief; Steve DeLorenzo, 3rd Asst. Chief; Shawn Perry and Erich O. Neuffer were appointed Lieutenants. On the Corporate side Erich Neuffer, President; Erich O. Neuffer, Vice President; Chris Andersen, Don Roessler, and Ed Reilly, Directors; Curt Truax, Secretary/Treasurer.
May 12th, 2018 – The fire department holds it’s Centennial banquet and installation of Officers aboard the Lac du Saint Sacrament cruise ship. In a very special banquet many people were honored for their service, and the many members who we have lost over the past hundred years were remembered. Fire boats from Lake George and North Queensbury Fire Departments escorted the boat from the dock by flowing water from their deck guns. The banquet concluded with a fireworks display over the lake in front of Rogers Park.
July 11th, 2018 – The Centennial meeting of the Bolton Vol. Fire Company was held. One hundred years to the day the Bolton Fire Department was founded. The meeting was started by the Secretary of the department calling roll call of the charter members who were in attendance on July 11th, 1918. This was followed by reading of the minutes of that meeting. Afterward a time capsule was sealed. Enclosed were many items such as a copy of the history book, by laws of the department, and plenty of pictures. A plaque with the date to be opened on July 11th, 2118 tops it off.
August – Stephen Baker is appointed Lieutenant to take the place of Shawn Perry.
September 11th, 2018 – The seventeenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, flags fly at half mast. As members gather at the firehouse to go to the memorial service held in Warrensburg our newest piece of equipment arrives. The truck is a 2018 Pierce custom engine on an Arrow chassis. Check the apparatus page for a picture and information on it.
October 13th 2018 – A dress parade is planned. Fire departments from throughout Warren County and surrounding counties are invited as well as local and state politicians. After the parade a barbecue picnic is planned for those who attend.