Syracuse Fire

 The Syracuse Fire Department is committed to providing the highest level public safety services for our community through an all-hazards approach. We protect lives and property through fire suppression, emergency medical response, disaster management, fire prevention, and public education. We protect a 25 square mile area with a population of 144,000 that grows during daytime hours. Currently over 350 firefighters staff the department and answer over 21,000 alarms a year. The Syracuse Fire Department is one of less than 300 fire departments in the country to hold an ISO Class 1 rating. 




Station Locations                                               Call Information 



Chief of Department Michael Monds

  • Ensures that the Department's Mission is executed efficiently and effectively. 
  • Creates a vision of the desired future state of the Department. 
  • Develops strategic goals and objectives.
  • Plans, organizes, directs, staffs, coordinates, and controls all Departmental functions and empowers and leads all fire department personnel.

First Deputy Chief Daniel Downes

Deputy Chief Robert Cussen, Training and EMS Divisions

Deputy Chief Elton Davis, Fire Prevention Bureau

Deputy Chief Barry Lasky, Administrative Division

Deputy Chief John Kane, Special Operations and Communications Divisions

Deputy Chief James Farewell, Maintenance Division

Special Operations is made up of our Rescue Company, Squad Company, Airport Rescue Firefighting Company, Haz-Mat Company, and Marine Unit. These groups of motivated firefighters train on specialized skills in addition to their continuous fire and emergency medical responsibilities.