Prior to 2011 the Scranton Fire Department was comprised of 150 firefighters divided among four shifts. They staffed seven 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.
Currently the department has 131 firefighters divided among three shifts, three engine company (Engine Co. 9 and Engine Co. 15) have been permantly closed and the number of apparatus change daily due to brown out closures.
In 2012 the SFD received money from the SAFER grant. It was written to rehire all laid off firefighter and hire more. This would allow for the companies to be fully staffed daily. We are presently short due to the administrations decision to return a portion of the grant which involved the hiring of new firefighters.
The following is a list of the daily status of the companies and a description of the protection area of each.
Any questions or concerns about your fire coverage please call
the mayor's office (570) 348-4101 or the fire chief (570) 348-4132
Wednesday May 22, 2013
C-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 Administration
OPEN Engine Co. 10 - Covering East Mountain and parts of South Side
Recently reopened by the Administration as a result of the devastating fires during March of 2012
CLOSED Engine Co. 15 - Covering the Hill Section, Bunker Hill, and parts of the Downtown
Permanently Closed by the 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