In Memory of Life Member Ernest Iachetti

Ernie Iachetti

It is with heavy hearts that the Latham Fire Department mourns the passing of Life Member Ernie Iachetti. Ernie was a member of the Latham Fire Department for over 61 years. His infectious laugh and care for each Member that passed through the doors of the firehouse will be genuinely missed. He will be remembered as a constant beacon of light; always cheerful and upbeat, quick to say hello, and make you feel welcome even if it was your first day in the department. Within hours of learning of Ernie’s passing, all pall bearer and honor guard positions were satisfied. That act speaks volumes for the type of man he was and what he meant to the Latham Fire Department.
Rest easy Ernie, the pleasure was all ours.
-Ex-Chief Chris Morigerato

Calling Hours: Wednesday, Jan 21st, 4pm- 7pm, Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home at 149 Old Loudon Road, Latham.
All Officers and Members of the Latham Fire Department and Ladies Auxiliary are requested to meet in full dress uniform at Latham Station #1, Wednesday, January 21st, at 5:30PM to proceed to the Dufresne & Cavanaugh Funeral Home to pay last respects to our departed Life Member, Ernest Iachetti.

Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Jan 22:
9:15AM at the funeral home
10:00AM at St. Ambrose Church

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Have a Safe and Happy New Year!

Have a safe and happy New Year! Tonight there are special programs to help you get home safe from celebrations:

Martin, Harding & Mazzotti, LLP’s will initiate their Free Cab Ride Home program. Call 1-800-LAW1010 and let the operator know where you are and they will get a cab right out to you – always free of charge and no questions asked. Click here for more information.

CDTA will be offering free bus service at all regular bus stops from 8:00PM to 1:00AM. They will be operating on a regular weekday special. Click here for more information from

FREE COFFEE: will be available at all 27 thruway service areas from 11 p.m. until 7 a.m. Customers can get a free cup of coffee at any Cumberland Farms starting at 5 p.m. and any of the Stewart’s locations beginning at 6 p.m.


Latham and Verdoy – Live Fire Drill

On Saturday March 22nd, Latham and Verdoy Fire Departments had a live fire burn drill at the Colonie training tower.  Both departments worked together to put out the fire for each training evolution.  A different scenario was given for each evolution in order to simulate a real call.  The junior officers also had a chance to practice running a fire scene by being the Incident Commander.  Thank you to Verdoy for participating in our drill.  Great job done by all!

(Photo’s courtesy of Lori Washburn)