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Department of Fire & Emergency Services
A Message from the Fire Chief
Our mission is to respond to fires, provide emergency medical services, manage hazardous materials incidents and perform technical rescues on land and on the bodies of water located in the City of Albany to save life, property, and the environment. In addition, we promote fire prevention and emergency preparedness and other public safety education programs including building code enforcement.
We accomplish this mission by taking pride in our Department, promoting safety among our members, and maintaining a well equipped, highly trained and motivated force of men and women. To meet the changing needs of our community, the Albany Fire Department strives to ensure a modern and technologically advanced department that maintains a high level of readiness and invests in the professional development of all our personnel.The Albany Fire Department and its members are proud of their accomplishments and look forward to continuing the tradition of professionalism and compassion in the protection of the citizens and visitors of Albany.
Robert C. Forezzi, Sr.
Mission of the Albany Fire Department
The primary mission of the Albany Fire Department is to provide a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants of the city of Albany from the effects of fires, sudden medical emergencies, or the exposure to dangerous conditions created by either man or nature.
The Department of Fire, Emergency and Building Services is a 32 million dollar a year business. The Department is divided into two major Divisions, which are "Administrative and Operational".
Chief Robert Forezzi heads the Department. It is the Chief’s job to address the needs and demands of the public, Department personnel, the Union, Department mandates, the City, State and Federal mandates, etc. The Chief directing the Executive Deputy Chief and the three division Deputy Chiefs accomplishes this task.The Department consists of four different shifts, with each shift comprised of 16 companies, which are staffed by approximately 60 members. Each of the four Deputy Chief's also coordinate the work of the four shifts. The full department consists of 245 members.
Albany Fire Department Command Staff
- Robert C. Forezzi, Sr. - Chief
- Warren W. Abriel, Jr. - Executive Deputy Chief
- Frank Nerney, Jr. - Deputy Chief
- Joseph Toomey - Deputy Chief
- Michael Cox - Deputy Chief
In Case of an Emergency: Call 911
26 Broad Street
Albany, NY 12202
(518) 447-7883 Fax
Battalion Chief's Office: (518) 447-7808
Non-Emergency Dispatch: (518) 438-4000