I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our website.  It is our goal to provide the best service possible to the residents and visitors of our community.  


I began my fire service career in 1990, throughout the years I served in the positions of Firefighter, Driver/Operator, Lieutenant, Captain, and 1st & 2nd Assistant Chief.  I am very passionate about the fire service, serving the community and professionally and competently executing the all hazard missions of our organization.

I am deeply honored and excited to have been chosen to lead the South Schenectady Fire Department.  I believe our firefighters are among the most trained and dedicated you will find.  Serving as Fire Chief over this group is a tremendous honor.

The South Schenectady Fire Department is dedicated to providing excellent service to our community and making a difference in the lives of the people we serve.  We know that, through our interventions, we are enhancing and changing our community, one life at a time. 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me at any time via our Contact Page or 518-355-7720 ext. 224.  We are always here to serve you.

Michael France

Fire Chief
South Schenectady Fire Department