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Fire Department
Dale Herman,
Fire Chief

224 South Massey St.
Watertown, NY  13601

Ph: (315) 785-7800
Fx: (315) 785-7821
Emergency: 9-1-1

24 Hours / 7 Days

For Emergency Call 911

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The Fire Department is a career department staffed with 81 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 truck company, 1 rescue company 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 2010, it responded to 3,533 calls for assistance.

A Captain and a Firefighter are assigned to the Fire Prevention Bureau. These persons have additional training in code enforcement and oversee the fire safety program to educate both adults and children of the community. To contact them, please call (315) 785-7809.

There is a training division which is staffed by a Battalion Fire Chief who oversees 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, water and ice rescue)
    *Hazardous materials response

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