Fire Dept & EMS

Albany Fire Department 
Mission Statement

The mission of the Albany Fire Department is to provide protection of life, property, and the environment from the effects of fire, medical emergencies, and hazards in the safest, most efficient manner possible.


The City of Albany Fire Department was organized on June 1, 1867, as a Professional Fire Department.

The Albany Department of Fire and Emergency Services consists of 260 career Firefighters staffing 8 Engine Companies (including 1 Paramedic Engine Company), 4 Ladder Companies, 3 Paramedic Rescue Companies, 1 Heavy Rescue Company, 2 Battalions and Administrative Staff.

Firefighters assigned to line companies work a 24 hour shift, 4 Platoon system.

In addition to fire suppression, the Albany Fire Department is considered an “All Hazards” Response Department which includes Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue and Maritime Emergencies, as well as Fire Investigation and Prevention and Community Education. The Albany Fire Department is the primary provider for Emergency Medical Services within the City of Albany. It is operated as a two-tier response system with Basic Life Support provided by Engine, Ladder, and Heavy Rescue companies, while Advanced Life support is provided by 3 Paramedic Rescue Companies and 1 Paramedic Engine Company.

Albany Fire Department Command Staff

  • Warren W. Abriel, Jr. - Chief of Department
  • Joseph J. Toomey - Executive Deputy Chief
  • Joseph W. Gregory - Deputy Chief
  • Edmund J. Seney - Deputy Chief

EMERGENCY      DIAL 9-1-1 
Non-Emergency (518) 438-4000

Albany Fire Department Headquarters
26 Broad Street 
Albany, NY 12202 
Office (518) 447-7879 
Fax    (518) 447-7883