OFFICE HOURS: M – F, 8:00 to 4:30
FOR EMERGENCIES DIAL 911
The mission of the Scranton Fire Department is to provide efficient and effective fire protection and emergency services to the citizens of the City of Scranton.
The department is dedicated to this mission, and has initiated fire prevention programs that are conducted throughout the community and local schools, through the use of a fire safe house (trailer). Since 1992, new hire suppression fire fighters
Currently we are dedicated to addressing public safety issues that have arisen from the
The fire department has been serving Scranton since 1866, the year Scranton first became a city. This first service consisted of
In 1901, the first paid fire fighters were authorized by city government. The city maintained a combination paid/volunteer system
With these uncertain times and the unforeseeable future, we here at the Scranton Fire Department remain committed to provide
STATIONS & DEPARTMENT STRUCTURE
The City of Scranton operates 8 fire stations located within the 26 sq. miles of the city boundaries.
Fire investigation and safety is conducted through our fire inspection bureau. They are responsible for housing inspections
The City of Scranton utilizes a competitive Civil Service testing system for fire department hiring. Prospective candidates are selected from the established civil service list. The personnel department makes the contacts and arrangements for physical exams, background checks, etc. and issues conditional employment contingent upon the candidates successful completion
New hires must attend and complete HACC Academy for fire service. Academy Certification and Fire Fighter 1 Certification