The Scranton Fire Department is comprised of 131 firefighters divided among three shifts. They staff five engine companies, two truck companies, a rescue company and an assistant chief vehicle to provide emergency protection for all 76,000 residents in the citys' 26 square miles.
The following is a list of the daily status of the companies and a description of the protection area of each.
Sunday September 21, 2014
A-Shift Currently On-Duty
OPEN Engine Co. 2 - Covering South Side, Minooka and East Mountain
OPEN Engine Co. 4 - Covering Central City, Hill Section, Bunker Hill, parts of South Side, Green Ridge
OPEN Engine Co. 7 - Covering West Side, Keyser Valley, West Mountain, Tripp Park and Bellevue
OPEN Engine Co. 8 - Covering North Scranton, parts of Green Ridge, Tripp Park, West Side, Central City and Keyser Valley
CLOSED Engine Co. 9 - Covering North Scranton, parts of Green Ridge, Tripp Park, Keyser Valley, Central City and West Side.
Permanently Closed by the Doherty Administration
OPEN Engine Co. 10 - Covering East Mountain and parts of South Side
CLOSED Engine Co. 15 - Covering the Hill Section, Bunker Hill, and parts of the Downtown
Permanently Closed by the Doherty Administration and the building given to the police department
OPEN Rescue Co. 1 - Responds to all alarms in the city as well as any specialized rescue calls
OPEN Truck Co. 2 - Responds to all calls on the East Side of the Lackawanna River
CLOSED Truck Co. 4 - Responds to all calls on the West Side of the Lackawanna River