City of Norwich Fire Department

31 East Main Street
Norwich, NY 13815
Chief: Tracy Chawgo
Assistant Chief: Jan Papelino
Phone: (607) 334-1213

The City of Norwich Fire Department is a combination fire department. Under the command of Fire Chief/Paramedic Tracy L. Chawgo, 1st Assistant Chief Jan Papelino, 2nd Assistant Chief Patrick Ford, and 3rd Assistant Chief Brett Rice responding to approximately 3000 request for assistance a year. Career and volunteer Firefighters and Officers respond and train together to provide emergency and non-emergency services for the City and Town of Norwich, as well as surrounding communities under the county fire mutual aid agreement.

The City of Norwich career firefighters, IAFF Local 1404, are also crossed trained and certified in advanced level emergency medical care and are responsible for providing emergency medical services for the City and Town of Norwich, and the Towns of Preston, Plymouth, and North Norwich and surrounding areas under the county EMS mutual aid agreement.

The City of Norwich Fire Department operates three 1000 gallon class A engines, a 1800 gallon pumper/tanker, a 100ft Quint Aerial, a heavy rescue, four advanced life support ambulances and a command vehicle, a brush truck and a multipurpose vehicle.

Fire Department Staff

Chiefs Office
Fire Chief - Tracy Chawgo
1st Assistant Chief - Jan Papelino
2nd Assistant Chief - Patrick Ford
3rd Assistant Chief - Kevin Ray

Volunteer Companies

Alert Hose #1
President - James Brady
Captain - Cary McConnell

Maydole Hose #2
President - Patrick Ford
Captain - Chris Coombs
Lieutenant - Dee Osterhout

Ontario Hose #3
President - Brenda Hatch
Captain - Travis Burlingame
Lieutenant - Joe Hatch

George Rider Hook & Ladder
President - Gary Cate
Captain - Matthew Griggs
Lieutenant - Sara Mele

FIRE POLICE
Captain - Leroy Burlingame
Lieutenant - Mike Parker

Norwich Volunteer Firemens Association
President - Steve Cady

Auxiliary
President - Jackie Carpenter

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Census 2010 information