emergency services


Photos: Niskayuna emergency services remember 9/11

A short, but solemn gathering brought together emergency responders and the community they serve at Niskayuna Town Hall on Friday, Sept. 11. There were two moments of silence and a short, nondenominational prayer for peace. Then, several emergency service personnel…

A dispatcher at the Unified Communications Center sits at a workstation, which has five screens, a special ventilation system, a personal heater, and an adjustable desk that can be used for standing or sitting during shifts. (Rebecca Isenhart/Gazette Reporter)

Shared dispatch system proves mutally beneficial

By REBECCA ISENHART Gazette Reporter ROTTERDAM — Imagine this: A plane makes an emergency landing in the Mohawk River. Everyone aboard survives, but they float away from the wreck in all directions, climbing ashore in Niskayuna, Glenville, Schenectady, Rotterdam and…