Peter Farrell/Chairman
Peter Farrell/Chairman

Peter J Farrell was elected to the Board of Directors in 1989. In 1991, Peter was elected chairman of the board where he still presides. Peter is a 30 year member of the Albany Fire Department serving as a firefighter on ladder 3.

 

Michael R. Tobler, President/CEO
Michael R. Tobler, President/CEO

Michael R Tobler assumed the position of Manager of the credit union in 1987. He had been a loan officer and assistant manager since 1976. Michael is an elected director on the New York State Credit Union Association where he has been serving since 2007.

Joseph Toomey/Vice Chairman
Joseph Toomey/Vice Chairman

Joseph Toomey elected in 1991, serves as vice chairman. He is a Deputy Chief of the Albany Fire Department in the codes department.

 

 

Raymond Peasley
Raymond Peasley

Raymond Peasley elected in 1993 is a past vice chairman. Ray is a 40 year member of the Albany Fire Department serving as a Lieutenant on Engine 1.

 

Robert Darbyshire
Robert Darbyshire

Robert Darbyshire was elected in 2000. Robert is a retired Captain of the Albany Fire Department where he served over 30 years. Bob retired from Rescue 1 where he served as a paramedic.

Joseph Marcy
Joseph Marcy

Joseph Marcy elected in 1991 serves as a Firefighter of the Albany Fire Department.  Joe is a member of Engine 1 in midtown Albany.

 

John Wittig
John Wittig

John Wittig elected in 2002 John is on the rescue squad in the Albany Fire Department . John is also a member of the state Usar team that prepares for disaster preparedness.

 

Board of Directors
Albany Firemen's FCU

 

Mailing Address

532 Central Ave, Albany NY 12206

Locations

Main Branch

532 Central Ave, Albany NY 12206

  • Phone Number: 518-453-9748 
  • Fax Number: 518-453-9726

Uncle Sam Branch

433 River St, Troy NY 12180, 5th Floor of Hedley Bldg.

  • Phone Number: 518-273-3444
  • Fax Number: 518-268-1929

RPI Employees Branch

1223 Peoples Ave, Troy NY 12180, Room 3202, J-Bldg, RPI (Please park in designated Credit Union Parking spots in the  J Lot)

  • Phone Number: 518-276-6593
  • Fax Number: 518-276-6715

 

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If you should have an issue with your debit card after hours, please text Renee at 518-248-2770

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Our hours of operation are:

Main Branch

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM

Thursday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Uncle Sam Branch

Monday and Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

RPI Employees Branch

Monday - Friday 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

 

 

 

Located at:

Main Branch

532 Central Ave in Albany NY 12206

Uncle Sam Branch

433 River St, Troy NY 12180, 5th Floor of Hedley Bldg.

RPI Employees Branch

1223 Peoples Ave, Troy NY 12180, Room 3202, J-Bldg, RPI (Please park in designated Credit Union Parking spots in the  J Lot)

 

 

Manager

Renee Cowan

 

Main Branch Employees

Bonnie Berkery, Senior Member Service Rep

Tonya Frasier, Member Service Rep

Kayci Sherman, Member Service Rep

 

Uncle Sam Branch

Selena Skiba, Senior Member Service Rep

Mary DuBois, Member Service Rep

Kathleen Kussler, Member Service Rep

 

RPI Employees Branch

Joanne Esposito, Senior Member Service Rep

Kelly Jubic, Member Service Rep

 

 

Albany Firemen's FCU is a member of the CO-OP Financial Services Network, providing you with access to thousands of ATM locations throughout the country. Please click on the link to go to Co-Op ATM locator CO-OP Financial Services ATM Locator application.   All SEFCU, Capcom and Sunmark ATMs are also free to use.

 

 

In September of 1935 the Albany Firemen took a giant step into the future. They formed the 609th federal credit union in the United States. Of the 800 that were formed that first year, we currently are 1 of 189 still remaining. There are under 9,000 credit unions running in the United States, at this time, in the 1980's there were over 20,000 credit unions in the United States.

The first loan granted in November of 1935 was for $2.50. This loan was paid back at the rate of 5 cents a week. The opening of a bank account of 100 members with $400.00 shows how eager members were to support their own futures with financial stability. That stability has lasted for over 70 years. The Credit Union has changed over the years but its original intent of members helping members continues today. We have come a long way from the $2.50 loan to home equity loans up to $75,000. So has the market of loans. We loaned money from the first loan used for cloths to a loan for an airplane.

The Credit Union served its members for over 50 years from a firehouse. Currently we are housed at 532 Central Ave, at our newly renovated offices. This change has brought about stable hours and the ability of the Credit Union to serve our family members. From two days a week to 5 days a week with over a 10 million in assets.

The Board of Directors is committed to services first when dealing with our members, we made this commitment with our skilled employees using individual offices to give each member total attention. The Changing economics of this country to world economics has made financial institutions fall, mergers or closing their doors. We believe the conundrum of economics is here to stay for a while longer. We have taken our position to be responsible in our dividends and interest rates to give the best rates as always to our members. Without jeopardizing the stability of the Credit Union.

The ubiquitous financial market has forced the Credit Union out the household loans that used to dominate our loan portfolio. We are dominated by car, truck, boat and home equity loans, which are almost endless in value.

We have indeed changed from collecting envelopes in the firehouses for loan payments and deposits to direct deposit of paychecks and retirement payments.

It will be our job as in the founding members to preserve the Credit Union for our future generation.

View our building construction project from 2004-5.

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We invite members of the following organizations and their families to join the credit union:

  • The Albany Fire Department
  • The Albany Police Officers
  • The Rensselaer Fire Department
  • The Albany Airport Fire Department
  • The Albany Long Shoreman/Port of Albany
  • BASF
  • Albany City Employees
  • Albany County Employees
  • The City of Troy Employees
  • Troy Housing Authority

Please contact the credit union for details in opening an account and gaining the benefits of membership.

If you would like to complete a new membership application, please download, complete the form and contact the credit union.  An IRS Form W-9 is also required.

New Membership Application

Download a new membership application

IRS W-9 Form

Download IRS Form W-9

 
Robert Barber,  Ret B.C., Chairman
Robert Barber, Ret B.C., Chairman

Robert Barber appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 2003. Bob Is a retired Battalion Chief of the Albany Fire Department. Bob has been serving in multiple positions in the credit union since 1962. He has been on the Board of Directors and has served as a loan officer. He has had continuous service for over 40 years and in 2008 was honored by the Credit Union Association of New York. Bob was added to the Hall Of Fame, which honors the dedication, commitment and service of individuals throughout the state in the credit union movement.

Michael Varno
Michael Varno

Michael Varno was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 2002. Mike is a firefighter of the Albany Fire Department.

A. Scott Davis
A. Scott Davis

A Scott Davis was appointed to the Supervisory Committee in 2002. Scott is a Firefighter of the Albany Fire Department.

 
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