Village Emergency Services are there to preserve life, health and public welfare, and to maintain the peace. We have an excellent network in place to cope with any emergency and you can count on these services 24/7. As always however, when in doubt about who to reach, be sure to dial 911 first and they will put you in touch with the appropriate Department.
The Village of Ballston Spa employs six full-time and 10 to 12 part-time officers. They are on duty at the Village Police Department 24/7, serving the residents of the Village by providing protection and assistance in both criminal and civilian matters.
The Village Fire Department is a volunteer force of more than 150 active members, headed by the Fire Chief, with the support of three Assistant Chiefs.
Two companies make up the Department: the Eagle Matt Lee Company #1 and Union Fire Company #2. The Department provides 24/7 fire, rescue and HAZMAT services to the Village, as well as basic life-support services. For greater service, each fire company also carries an automatic external defibrillator (AED).
www.bsfd.org (Ballston Spa Fire Department)
www.emlbsfd.com (Eagle Matt Lee Company)
www.ufcbsfd.com (Union Fire Company)
Community Emergency Corps
The Community Emergency Corps is an organization of paid staff and volunteers providing certified 24/7 emergency support to the Village and other areas in Saratoga County. The Corps provides advanced life support and ambulance services, and its staff is conscientious about providing prompt attention and in obtaining up-to-date certification, training and continuing medical education. New volunteers are always welcome.
Animal Control Officers
The Village employs a part-time Animal Control Officer, who provides 24/7 coverage to the Village. The Animal Control Officer responds to all animal-related problems.
Note on rabid animals: If you suspect a rabid animal you can also call 911 and they will dispatch the closest law enforcement officer to take care of the animal. An animal is tested for rabies only if it has bitten a person or pet.