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The Fire Department is a career department staffed with 70 full time personnel working a four platoon system. Operations are conducted from three stations located throughout the City in order to provide adequate response to emergencies. There is a minimum of fifteen personnel on duty for each platoon manning 3 engine companies, 1 aerial platform truck, and a shift commander position.

The department has two additional engines and one additional truck in unmanned reserve statues providing services to our 9.3 square mile City. In 2017, it responded to 4,406 calls for assistance.

A Captain and a Firefighter are assigned to the Code Enforcement Bureau. These persons have additional training in code enforcement. The fire safety program to educate both adults and children of the community is overseen by the Municipal Training Officer. To request a station tour or school visit, please call (315) 785-7800.

The MTO, which is staffed by a Battalion Fire Chief, also is responsible for the overall training mission of department personnel. This individual has received special training to conduct classes and certify the participants.

The fire department provides the following services:

*Fire Prevention *Fire Suppression *BLS medical services (non-transport) *Vehicle extrication *Fire investigation *Special rescue services (structural collapse, rope rescue, confined space rescue, water and ice rescue) *Hazardous materials response in conjunction with Jefferson County

The Insurance Services Organization (ISO) has rated our community a 2 on a scale of 1 thru 9 with a rating of 1 being the highest rating available.

Number of Stations: 3

Station 1
Emma Flower Taylor Fire Station
224 S. Massey St.Watertown , NY 13601 
Ph (315) 782-6060
Fx (315) 785-7821

Station 2
State Street Fire Station
906 State St.
Watertown, NY 13601

Station 3
North Side Fire Station
638 Mill St.
Watertown, NY 13601 

General Information
Fire Chief
Matthew Timerman
Phone Numbers
(315) 785-7800 Emergency: 9-1-1
Fax: (315) 785-7821
Emergencies: Dial 911
224 South Massey St.

24 Hours / 7 Days