Fire Dept & EMS

Mission of the Albany Fire Department

The primary mission of the Albany Fire Department is to provide a range of programs designed to protect the lives and property of the inhabitants of the city of Albany from the effects of fires, sudden medical emergencies, or the exposure to dangerous conditions created by either man or nature.


The Department of Fire, Emergency and Building Services is a $32 million a year business. The Department is divided into two major Divisions, which are "Administrative and Operational".

It is the Chief’s job to address the needs and demands of the public, Department personnel, the Union, Department mandates, the City, State and Federal mandates, etc. The Chief directing the Executive Deputy Chief and the three division Deputy Chiefs accomplishes this task.The Department consists of four different shifts, with each shift comprised of 16 companies, which are staffed by approximately 60 members. Each of the four Deputy Chief's also coordinate the work of the four shifts. The full department consists of 245 members.

Albany Fire Department Command Staff

  • Warren W. Abriel, Jr. - Chief
  • Joseph Toomey - Deputy Chief

Contact Information

In Case of an Emergency: Call 911

26 Broad Street 
Albany, NY 12202 
(518) 447-7879 
(518) 447-7883 Fax 
Battalion Chief's Office: (518) 447-7808 
Non-Emergency Dispatch: (518) 438-4000