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Who We Are

     Welcome to the Solvay Volunteer Fire Department! Formed in 1895, our department is located immediately west of the City of Syracuse, covering the Syracuse Suburbs of Solvay, Westvale, and the Town of Geddes in Onondaga County, New York. We protect about 15,000 residents, in 7.7 square miles of land, and roughly 3 miles of Onondaga Lake shoreline. Our district is densely populated, with a mix of residential, commercial, and heavy industry. The New York State Fairgrounds are located entirely in the Solvay Fire District. Solvay responds to over 1,500 calls for service annually, making Solvay the 3rd busiest fire department in Onondaga County in 2015. 

     Solvay is staffed by a dedicated group of volunteers. Solvay has an active Student Bunk-In program and Explorer Post for our future firefighters. 


   Until 2005, Solvay operated out of 3 year round Fire Stations, when Stations 1 and 3 were closed to combine and form the new Station 1. Solvay Station 1 in located in the industrial section of the district, and Station 2 located in a traditional Solvay neighborhood. Station 4, never changed designations after the merger of Stations 1 and 3, is located at the New York State Fairgrounds, and is staffed 24 hours a day with 6 personnel and Engine 21 during the 12 days of the Fair. 

     Solvay has a long, proven relationship with many other public services. The Town of Geddes, Village of Solvay, Onondaga County, Town of Geddes Police Department, Village of Solvay Police Department, Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office, New York State Police, Rural/Metro Medical Services of Central New York, and Onondaga County 911 are close partners in our business, and contribute to the goal of providing the best possible service to our community. 

     Please browse our web site, which will be undergoing an overhaul over the next few months. Don’t see a story you’re looking for? Check out the news section. Thank you for visiting, a partner in your community.

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