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Welcome to the Official Website of the

Best-Luther Fire Department


The Best Luther Fire Department is an all volunteer fire and EMS department located in Rensselaer County, serving approximately 600 homes within 14 square miles. We respond to an average of around 125 calls per year, which ranges from structure fires, EMS emergencies, car accidents, fire alarm activations, mutual aid responses and other emergencies.


Currently, the Best Luther Fire Department has 8 active apparatus, which includes 2 Engines, (3-1 & 3-6) a Rescue Truck (Rescue 3), a Tanker (Tanker 3), an ATV (ATV-3) and 3 Chief vehicles. We just purchased a new utility truck that is currently in the works! Check back to see the finished product soon!

We have approximately 40 volunteer Active Members whose roles and jobs vary within our department from Interior and Exterior Firefighters, to EMTs, to Drivers and Pump Operators, to Scene Support, to Fire Police, and so much more! We have many opportunities for anyone looking to help out their community! Join Today!

303 Old Best Rd

West Sand Lake, NY 12196

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 518-479-2525

Main Station Phone: 518-283-5641

Are you looking for a way to make a difference in your community? Help others? Join the Best-Luther Fire Department and make a difference. We have different roles for everyone!


  • Interior/Exterior Firefighter


  • Scene Support

  • Fire Police

  • Driver/Pump Operator

  • Must be 16 years or older


  • Attend and assist with Events, Dinners, Parades, etc. 

  • Attend Meetings 

  • Must be 16 years or older


  • Must be 14-15 years old with Parental Permission

  • Can attend and assist with parades, dinners, events, etc.

  • Limited insight with drills 

Applications can be found in the Join Best-Luther page, or by stopping in the Main Station on Tuesday nights from 7-9 during drill. 

View our Events page for more upcoming events we are participating in or hosting!


Visit our Facebook page at or our Instagram @bestlutherfire for updates, photos, and events. Thanks for visiting!

Check out our photos page and videos page to see a little of what we do at Best-Luther!


Have a JUNK CAR? Looking to get a tax credit? Best-Luther Fire Department would love to have your car for training! Give us a call at the Main Station (518-283-5641) or stop by on Tuesday nights from 7-9 during drill. 

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