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City of Norwich Fire Department

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

The City of Norwich Fire Department is a combination fire department. Under the command of Fire Chief Jan Papelino, 1st Assistant Chief Dale Smith, 2nd Assistant Chief Richard Burton, and 3rd Assistant Chief (vacant) 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 - Jan Papelino
1st Assistant Chief - Dale Smith
2nd Assistant Chief - Richard Burton 
3rd Assistant Chief - vacant

Volunteer Companies

Alert Hose #1
President - Michelle Jenkins
Captain - Cary McConnell

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

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

George Rider Hook & Ladder
President - Richard Burton
Captain - John Fowlston
Lieutenant - Alexa Burton


Norwich Volunteer Firemens Association
President - Cary McConnell

President - Jamie Spencer

Old Photos (A look back in time)

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