Station 20

Fayetteville Fire & EMS (aka Fayetteville Fire Department) is a combination fire department providing fire and EMS services throughout Eastern Onondaga County. Consistently one of the busiest departments in Central New York, we respond to thousands of fire and medical alarms each year. With over 60 volunteer members and 23 full-time and part-time career members, we operate 24/7/365. As you look through our website you will see how we protect our neighbors and provide multiple services for our residents. We are always seeking new members who will commit to volunteering their time for at least one 12-hour block each week, and we commit to training and educating them as firefighters, EMTs, and apparatus operators. Enjoy our web page and welcome to Fayetteville Fire & EMS.

Our History

Fayetteville Fire Department traces its roots back to 1845 when it was originally comprised of the Mechanic’s Hook and Ladder Company and the Hydra Hose Company. In 1924 the Department purchased its first motorized apparatus, an International Pumper. In 1942 the Department began providing medical transport when it purchased its first LaSalle Ambulance. We added our first aerial ladder in 1987. The station is located in the heart of the Village of Fayetteville right next door to Village Hall. Major renovations have included the four fire bays along South Manlius Street in 1987 and the renovation of the EMS bays along East Genesee Street in 2011.


Fayetteville Fire & EMS is proud to have over 100 active members, both volunteer, and career, who staff apparatus and respond to alarms on a regular basis. As a “combination” Department, our volunteer and career members work together side-by-side, wear the same uniforms, and have all the same training and education opportunities.

This is accomplished through our unique Duty Crew Program, which allows us to maintain adequate staffing levels respond to multiple fire apparatus and ambulances 24-hours a day, 7 days a week. This Program offers volunteer members the opportunity to spend one, 12-hour shift in the station, typically one night a week from 6 pm to 6 am when the need is the greatest and every 6th Saturday.

This approach enables us to open our doors to individuals, outside the fire district, who may not have similar volunteer opportunities in their local jurisdiction or for whom shift-based volunteer scheduling is more desirable. For members who cannot commit to a night shift, they are welcome to augment our career staff during the day. Over the course of 24 hours, it is common to have upwards of 20 different individuals, volunteer, and career, providing fire protection and advanced life support to the residents of Eastern Onondaga County.

Our Fleet

Engine 20

Ladder 20

Ambulance 20-A1

Ambulance 20-A2

Ambulance 20-A3

Squad 20

Medic 20

Chief’s Car