The Williamsport Bureau of Fire is comprised of two divisions, Operations and Prevention. The services provided by these two divisions include, but are not limited to:
The Bureau of Fire operates with a four (4) Platoon system with one (1) platoon chief and (6-7) fire personnel assigned to a platoon.
The front line assignment for the Bureau is two (2) engines, one; 100-foot ladder tower/ladder and a command vehicle. A minimum of six (6) personnel is on duty at all times. In addition to the front line apparatus, other equipment includes:
The Bureau has members trained in specialty areas. All personnel is trained in surface water rescue and rescue boat operations. In addition, we have an underwater search and rescue team. There are members from the Bureau who are part of the Pennsylvania Urban Search & Rescue Team Company 6.
The Bureau formed an alliance with Old Lycoming Township Volunteer Fire Company on September 19, 1999. Old Lycoming provides all equipment including one (1) engine and living quarters. The Bureau provides the staffing of two (2) personnel; 24-7 and is supplemented with volunteers who meet the Bureau’s requirements. In the event of a greater alarm fire, Old Lycoming Fire Company makes all of their manpower and apparatus available to the City. In turn, the City responds to an engine on all calls in the township.
In 2004 the Bureau was given the responsibility of administering emergency management for the City. The Bureau is responsible for the implementation of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) for the City.
100 West 3rd Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
Phone: (570) 327-7500
Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm