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About Us


Founded in 1947, the Taunton Fire Department is located in the Town of Onondaga just west of the City of Syracuse in Upstate New York. Our department has over 40 dedicated volunteers who spend countless hours each year training in Fire Suppression, Technical Rescue and Emergency Medical Services. We currently operate 2 1000 gallon Engine's, a 75’ Ladder Truck, a combination Heavy Rescue/Engine and 2 squad vehicles.

Our response area consists of apartment buildings, businesses, schools and numerous single family homes. We also provide mutual aid assistance to many departments such as Onondaga Hill, Howlett Hill, South Onondaga, Nedrow, Fairmount, Solvay, and Camillus.


In 2003 we met with Onondaga Hill, Fairmount, Howlett Hill and Camillus to discuss a way to help each other improve our daytime responses with limited manpower. It was decided that each department would pick one day during the week to maintain a staffed Engine crew and respond on any calls within the 5 districts. The concept known as Engine 94 has proved to be a great success cutting down response times by getting personnel to the scene of any call within minutes. In 2009 Taunton had its busiest year answering over 900 calls for service.

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