Fire Department

John J. Judge IV – Fire Chief/Emergency Management Coordinator
Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Phone: 570.348.4132
Fax: 570.348.4244

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.

Latest News

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

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

EquipmentAddressPhone Number
Engine #4, Truck #2, Car #21518 Mulberry Street570.963.1216
Engine #2500 Gibbons Street570.963.1214
Engine #71917 Luzerne Street570.800.7834
Engine #8205-207 West Market Street570.348.2160
Truck #41047 North Main Avenue570.963.1219
Engine #101900 East Mountain Road570.963.1221
Rescue #1940 Wyoming Avenue570.963.1217
NamePositionPhone Number
John J. Judge IVSuperintendent (Chief)570.348.4132
Daniel J. HallowichDeputy Chief570.348.4153
Paul MacDonaldAdministrative Captain570.348.4162
Jeffrey WhiteAssistant Chief570.963.1211
John W. DavisAssistant Chief570.963.1211
Brian ScottAssistant Chief570.963.1211
Thomas NollMaster Mechanic570.348.4132
Daniel FrantzFire Prevention Officer570.348.4164
David MegotzFire Inspector570.348.4164
Joseph HobanFire Inspector570.348.4164

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