The City of Rochester Fire department is a 51 member “combination” Fire Department, 36 full-time and 15 paid on-call members, providing fire, rescue and public assistance services to the Rochester, East Rochester and Gonic Sections of the community.
The facility includes living quarters, a physical training room, a meeting/training room and an office from which general fire department business can be conducted. The department has five pumpers, one tanker, one 110′ aerial ladder, one heavy-duty Rescue unit and one Forestry unit.
The department serves a community of 30,000 residents over the span of more than 45 square miles from the two 24-hour manned Fire Stations Central in downtown Rochester, and a sub-station located in Gonic.
The Chief of the Fire Department reports to the City Manager under the City Manager form of government. The Manager reports to a Mayor and 13 member City Council.
The department operates with 5 Engines, 1 Tower Truck, 1 Aerial Ladder, 1 Tanker, 1 Heavy Rescue, a Forestry Unit and 4 Utility/Staff Vehicles of various uses.
Rochester Fire personnel provide a wide variety of services including fire safety inspections, programs in the City Schools, and a proactive approach to fire safety in the community.
The Rochester Fire Department Mission Statement directs departmental policy with goals and objectives toward accomplishing the mission.