Ripped directly from the City of Syracuse Fire Department website.
The Syracuse Fire Department protects a 25-square-mile area with a population of 145,000 that grows significantly during daytime hours. This department provides fire protection for four major hospitals, many downtown office buildings, Hancock International Airport, Interstates 81 and 690, as well as Syracuse University and the Carrier Dome.
Currently 390 firefighters staff the department and answer over 23,000 alarms a year of which 100 are major fires.
The Syracuse Fire Department holds an ISO class 1 rating, the only department in New York State to do so. There are approximately 30 departments nationwide that have a Class 1 rating.
Thank you for your service!