Over a Century of Service


A lot has changed since the North Syracuse Fire Department was established in 1913.  Our fleet has grown from two hand drawn chemical carts to over a dozen modern Fire and Rescue vehicles.  Our members no longer wear long coats and three quarter boots, instead they wear an ensemble of protective equipment that weighs over sixty pounds.  We answer approximately one hundred calls a month where our founders answered just a few calls a year.   Basic tools have evolved into thermal imaging cameras, advanced life support equipment, and mobile computer terminals.


So much has changed in over one hundred years and yet there is one thing above everything else that has stood the test of time.


The Mission of the North Syracuse Fire Department is Fire Prevention and Education, Fire Suppression, and the prevention of the loss of life.  The Department shall assist in any disaster, emergency, or occasion for which it is properly equipped.  For 100 years our members have volunteered to support this mission 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.