The Ballston Lake Fire District oversees the fiscal and administrative affairs of the fire Department. A Fire District is similar to a school district. The Board of Fire Commissioners consists of five Commissioners and a Treasurer elected by the public. Each commissioner serves a five year term and one seat on the board comes up for election each year. Candidates for the office of Fire Commissioner must be residents of the Fire District. Regular meetings of the Board of Fire Commissioners are held at the firehouse on the first Monday of each month starting at 7:00 PM. These meetings are open to the public.
The Board of Fire Commissioners establishes the Fire District tax rate and has fiscal responsibility for the Fire Department. All apparatus and equipment used by the department is owned by the district. Commissioners work closely with the department officers to balance the needs of the department with the resources available to the district.
Ron Dunn Chairman
Paula Ross Secretary