About Us

Introduction: We are a non-profit group of volunteers that provides assistance to families that are victims of a fire.  We are average people just like yourself, from various walks of life, who donate our time and talents to help the victims through a difficult time; assure them that they are not alone and we will be by their side for as long as needed.  We provide emotional support, information and referrals to resources, personal hygiene products, clothing and a place to spend the night.  We also help coordinate donations of household items and furniture.  Our members respond to calls for help 24 hours a day. 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Cumulatively, we have covered 364 fires, helping 490 families.

Our Officers for 2017:

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President Cindy Aloisi 
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Vice President Kathy Hedgeman
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Recording Secretary Joanne Joseph
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Treasurer Chris Casertino

The Beginning: The organization was formed in the fall of 1991 by ladies auxiliary members from Halfmoon and Clifton Park areas that felt that fire victims needed tremendous help after the fire was put out and the fire trucks were gone.  Knowing that most fire victims don't know where to turn, what to do next, whom to contact and where to go, these people knew that there had to be a way they could help guide the victims through the process of restoring their lives to normal.

In Emergencies: We currently only cover the Saratoga County area.  We are activated through a pager system by Fire Control dispatchers.  Members closest to the scene respond to assess what assistance is needed.  We give personal care items to the families, provide donated clothing from one of our sheds or purchase needed clothing items from local stores, arrange a free night stay at a local hotel if necessary and provide information and emotional support to help them get through the traumatic experience.  We also help coordinate donations of household items and furniture from the community.  In some cases, the Red Cross is also contacted to provide replacement of prescriptions and /or glasses.

Other Activities: Our organization is completely funded by donations and fundraisers  We have been the beneficiaries of fundraisers by other organizations, we have sold candles, flower bulbs, MetroCards, and held various raffles.  

Membership Goal: As the community is becoming more aware of our services and we are being called to an increasing number of fires, we are always in need of new members willing to help out their fellow neighbor.  Our short-term goal is to have an After The Fire member in every fire district in Saratoga County.

2017 Meeting Dates:
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All meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of the month and begin at 7 PM and run 11/2 hours, unless otherwise stated

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January No Scheduled Meeting 
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February  Eagle Matt Lee Fire Station Ballston Spa
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March Eagle Matt Lee Fire Station Ballston Spa
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April 
   
Halfmoon Town Hall Board Room
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May Halfmoon Town Hall Board Room
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June Halfmoon Town Hall Board Room
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July No Scheduled Meeting
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August No Scheduled Meeting
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September Halfmoon Town Hall Board Room
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October Eagle Matt Lee Fire Station Ballston Spa
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November Eagle Matt Lee Fire Station Ballston Spa
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December No Scheduled Meeting
Feel free to visit a meeting to learn more about us.

Contact: You can also reach us by leaving a message on our voice mail at 435-4571 and a member will contact you.

Fire Does Not Discriminate!

It strikes randomly and destroys everything in its path.

If you would like to help. please contact us.


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After The Fire, Inc.
PO Box 4188  -  Halfmoon, NY 12065  -  518.435.4571
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