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 Utica Fire Department Information
Numbers
Emergency Number:  911
Non Emergency Number:  315-731-2000
Arson Tip Line:  315-793-3473
Business Number:   315-731-2020
Department Information
Area Covered:  17.5 Sq. Miles*
Population of Coverage Area: Approx. 65,000
Current Members: 130

* 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 service.
     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 department.
     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 duties.

Type of Alarm Response
Structure Fire (Telephone Alarm) 3 Engines*, 1 Truck, Tactical Unit, Car 202
Alarm Activation (Automatic Alarm) 1 Engines, 1 Truck
Car Fire 1 Engine Company
Natural Gas Emergency, Unknown Odors 1 Engine Company
Motor Vehicle Accident 1 Engine Company and Tactical Unit
Water Problem 1 Truck Company
BLS Medical Call Nearest Engine Company
ALS Medical Call Nearest Engine Company and 1 Squad
Working Fires Command Chief, Safety Officer and Arson Strike Force


*On all telephone alarms the 3rd due Engine Co. is designated the FAST company.


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