City of Schenectady Fire Department

Our Mission:

The Schenectady Fire Department serves and safeguards the community from the impacts of fires, medical emergencies, environmental emergencies, and natural disasters through leadership, planning, education, and prevention.

Our Vision:

To Preserve Life, Property, and Promote a Safe Community.



The City of Schenectady Fire Department (SFD) was first organized as a volunteer organization on December 22, 1902. In 1980, the Paramedic Program was established. At its peak, SFD consisted of 171 firefighters and 11 stations! Click the links in the side panel to learn more.