Ogdensburg Fire Department
The City of Ogdensburg Fire Department is housed in one building, which is centrally located at 718 Ford Street. The building was constructed in 1976 and replaced the previous four-ward firehouses. We regularly host events such as rabies clinics, voting for primaries and regular elections, child safety seat clinics, etc.
In 2018, the Fire Department responded to a total of 1,868 Fire/Emergency Management Services (EMS) related incidents: 36 fire calls, 103 hazardous conditions, 572 service/good intent calls, 92 false alarms, and 5 special incidents. In addition to firefighting duties, we are a Basic Life Support (BLS) First Responder non-transporting agency staffed with 27 EMT's who assist the Ogdensburg Volunteer Rescue Squad. In 2018 we responded to 1,060 EMS-related incidents.
Tours by schools and other groups are easily scheduled by calling (315) 393-2321. Sparky the Fire Prevention Dog is available during tours and regularly makes off-premises visits by request. The building is dedicated to the memory of Frederick J. Hynes, an Ogdensburg firefighter who died in the line of duty on October 25, 1934.
The mission of the Ogdensburg Fire Department is to provide the safest environment within which the citizens of the community can live and work with the least amount of injury, loss of life, or damage to property.