Utica Fire Department Information
of Coverage Area:
* Responds to other
locations outside city limits. ex (St. Lukes)
The Utica Fire Department protects 65,000 residents in 17.5 Sq. miles. 4
Engine companies, 2 truck companies (one being a Tower Ladder/Quint), 2 light duty ALS
Squad companies, 1 Tactical Unit and a
deputy chief respond from 6 stations. The total complement is 130 members. All
members with the exception of the chief, are members of the International
Association of Firefighters (IAFF) local 32 and NYSPFFA.
Engine and truck companies are normally staffed with 1 officer
and 2 firefighters, the Squads and Tactical Unit are staffed with 1 officer and 1 firefighter.
The citywide commander (car 202) is a deputy chief.
All engines are manned with at least one EMT at all
times and all apparatus are equipped with automatic defibrillators. # 1 Truck
and Tactical Unit 2 carry jaws of life, air bags, blocking and other extrication equipment.
The Squads are Advanced Life Support (ALS) response unit, staffed by Level
III and or Paramedics. The Utica Fire Department has provided first response
BLS and ALS service since 1980. Transport is provided by a private ambulance
Dispatching is done from the cities 911
communications center at police headquarters. City firefighters and Oneida
County 911 dispatch personnel handle all dispatching functions for the
Hazardous Material Emergencies are handled by the
fire departments HAZ-MAT team. The HAZ-MAT team utilizes a 1998 25' custom
designed trailer, pulled by a 1999 Chevrolet Suburban. The trailer is housed
at staion 3 on Mohawk Street.
The Utica Fire Department is also responsible for
maintenance and repair of all traffic signals in the City of Utica. Two
linemen utilize 2 utility lift vehicles, car 210 and car 211, to perform these
||3 Engines*, 1 Truck,
Tactical Unit, Car 202
||1 Engines, 1 Truck
||1 Engine Company
Emergency, Unknown Odors
||1 Engine Company
Engine Company and Tactical Unit
||1 Truck Company
|BLS Medical Call
|ALS Medical Call
Nearest Engine Company and 1 Squad
Chief, Safety Officer and Arson Strike Force
*On all telephone alarms the 3rd due
Engine Co. is designated the FAST company.