John J. Judge IV – Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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 our 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.
- Urban Heat Island Campaign LaunchThe City of Scranton, along with NOAA and other local, regional, and state partners, will be participating in the NOAA Urban Heat …
- 2023 SFD Civil Service AnnouncementPlease read the following announcement regarding the upcoming Civil Service Test for the Scranton Fire Department: NoticeCity of ScrantonFirefighter/EMT Examination The Municipal …
- Firefighter/EMT Civil Service Examination Notice – March 20thThe Municipal Civil Service Commission for the City of Scranton (the Commission) will be administering an entry level examination for the position …
Smoke Alarm Installation
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 348-4164 ext. 1 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Looking to become a Scranton Fire Fighter?
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.
Stations and Staff
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
|Engine #4, Truck #2, Car #21||518 Mulberry Street||570.963.1216|
|Engine #2||500 Gibbons Street||570.963.1214|
|Engine #7||1917 Luzerne Street||570.800.7834|
|Engine #8||205-207 West Market Street||570.348.2160|
|Truck #4||1047 North Main Avenue||570.963.1219|
|Engine #10||1900 East Mountain Road||570.963.1221|
|Rescue #1||940 Wyoming Avenue||570.963.1217|
|John J. Judge IV||Superintendent (Chief)||570.348.4132|
|Daniel J. Hallowich||Deputy Chief||570.348.4153|
|Paul MacDonald||Administrative Captain||570.348.4162|
|Jeffrey White||Assistant Chief||570.963.1211|
|John W. Davis||Assistant Chief||570.963.1211|
|Brian Scott||Assistant Chief||570.963.1211|
|Thomas Noll||Master Mechanic||570.348.4132|
|Daniel Frantz||Fire Prevention Officer||570.348.4164|
|David Megotz||Fire Inspector||570.348.4164|
|Joseph Hoban||Fire Inspector||570.348.4164|