Volunteering since 1918, the McKownville Fire Department provides fire prevention, protection, and other rescue services in the McKownville Fire District and surrounding neighborhoods in the Town of Guilderland. Places of note in the district include Stuyvesant Plaza, Executive Park, and 45% of the University at Albany uptown campus. The department responds to approximately 280 calls per year including but not limited to structure fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous materials calls, hazardous conditions, and rescues.