The Scranton Fire Department’s core mission is to provide effective fire protection and emergency services to the City of Scranton’s citizens. Established in 1866, our department has always been dedicated to this mission, initiating fire prevention programs across the community.
Local historian Mark Boock has extensively documented SFD’s rich history, from our volunteer beginnings to our current team of 150 professional firefighters providing 24/7 service.
As we navigate uncertain times, the Scranton Fire Department’s commitment remains unshaken, striving to offer the best public safety to Scranton’s residents.
If you have an emergency, please dial 911 to contact the Lackawanna County Communications Center. For all non-emergencies please call 570.342.9111
Fire investigation and safety is conducted through our Fire Inspection Bureau who is responsible for housing inspections and code violation enforcement.
If you have information regarding any suspicious act, contact 570.348.4164
The Scranton Fire Department runs a FREE smoke detector installation program for city residences.
If you need smoke detectors, are a Scranton resident, and want to join the program, contact Fire Prevention Officer Daniel Frantz at 570.348.4164 ext. 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The City of Scranton utilizes a competitive Civil Service testing system for fire department hiring. Prospective candidates are selected from the established civil service list.
The personnel department makes the contacts and arrangements for physical exams, background checks, etc. and issues conditional employment contingent upon the candidates successful completion of the certification as per contract.
New hires must attend and complete HACC Academy for fire service training. Academy Certification, Pennsylvania Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician and Fire Fighter 1 Certification must be attained during the training process.
Failure to attain either during this time of training will result in dismissal of the conditional employee.