City of Oneonta Fire Department
The City of Oneonta Fire Department has 27 full time members, supported by a paid part-time/call staff. Our immediate district radius is approximately 14 miles, serving both the City and Town of Oneonta. Within OFD’s jurisdiction is Hartwick College, SUNY Oneonta, A.O. Fox Hospital, assisted living facilities, a section of Interstate 88, the C.P. rail road, the Susquehanna River, and many commercial businesses and residential homes.
In addition to emergency fire and ambulance responses, the department handles all technical responses within the district as well as providing EMS transport services as requested. OFD is part of the county mutual aid system and is ready to serve our neighboring departments when called upon.
Highly motivated and well trained, the members are involved in many specialized technical areas. The members are also involved with many teaching aspects in both the fire and medical fields.
The City of Oneonta firefighters are prepared to serve our city 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Over the last several years, the number of department responses has steadily increased. In 2009, OFD responded to 2,692 requests for assistance. In 2011, the department responded to 3,260 requests for assistance. Statistics show that we responded to 21% more calls since 2009. Without a doubt, City firefighters are “on the Job”.