The Massena Fire Department is a Combination Career/ Volunteer Fire Department comprised of 9 Career Fire Fighters and 63 volunteer fire fighters. The Fire Department has been an integral part of the Massena community for over 100 years.
The Massena Fire Station, located at 34 Andrews Street, is staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year by the Career Fire fighters. All Career Fire Fighters of the Fire Department are graduates of the New York State Academy of Fire Science in Montour Falls, New York and receive a minimum of 100 hours of in-service training annually. Recently, the Village of Massena Fire Department achieved an ISO Rating of 4. This rating is used by insurance companies to help determine insurance premiums for fire insurance of your home.
The Massena Fire Department provides fire and emergency protection to both the Town and Village of Massena. The area in total that the Massena Fire Department protects is approximately 57 square miles with a total of three major rivers, The Raquette, Grasse, and St. Lawrence River. The Massena Fire department serves and protects approximately 12,900 citizens between the Village and Town of Massena, not including the many people that commute to and through Massena.
The Massena Fire Department is also responsible for providing emergency protection to very critical infrastructure that is located within the Protection Area.The infrastructure includes:
The St. Lawrence Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project, The Robert Moses- Robert H. Saunders Power Dam, The Long Sault Dam, miles of high voltage KV lines, The Frank S. McCullough, Jr. Hawkins Point Visitors Center and Boat Launch, and various out laying administration, storage, and maintenance buildings owned and operated by the New York Power Authority.
8 miles of International Shipping Lanes on the St. Lawrence River, The Eisenhower and Snell Shipping Locks, and various administration, storage, and maintenance buildings all owned and operated by the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.
The Seaway International Bridge that connects Massena and the surrounding Northern New York area to Cornwall, Ontario, Canada, which stands as the fifth highest volume port of Entry in the Northern Boarder of United States of America. Various United States Homeland security storage, administration, and maintenance buildings are also in the area of the Seaway International Bridge.
The Massena Intake Dam, where the Village and Town of Massena Citizen's receive their water from, is also located in out protection area. The Massena Intake Dam holds back the St. Lawrence River from flooding the Village of Massena and parts of the township.
The Massena International Airport which has private and commercial air liners fly in and out daily at various times of the day.
Six major New York State Highways and Bridges (37, 37B, 37C, 56, 131, and 420) and various St. Lawrence County and local roads and bridges.
Miles of CSX and Massena Terminal Rail Lines that ship local, International, and US freight products.
The Alcoa East and West Aluminum Manufacturing plants, Curran's Renewable Energy Plant and The Massena Industrial Park are the top Industrial Manufacturing businesses we provide protection to. We also protect the Massena Memorial Hospital, St. Regis and Highland Nursing Homes, St. Lawrence Centre Mall, The Robert Moses State Park, five schools, numerous small and big businesses, churches, apartment buildings, residential homes, and various civic complexes.
The Village of Massena Fire Department and the career fire fighters of the Massena Permanent Fire Fighters are also responsible for the Town and Village of Massena's Code Enforcement Division. This allows both the Town and Village of Massena to have an effective, professional, and cost saving approach for Code Enforcement. We provide the Town and Village of Massena with Code Enforcement Officers and Building Safety Inspectors Monday through Friday 8am- 4:30 PM and Emergency Code Enforcement Duties 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.