Emergency Services

During many types of emergencies in the City of Elmira, the Elmira Fire Department is the first to respond to the scene. The Chemung County 911 Communications Center dispatches the Elmira Fire Department after collecting information from the caller and passing it on to the responding units. The Elmira Police Department secures the scene to allow for the easy and unrestricted access of EFD personnel in potentially hazardous situations. Each on duty apparatus is equipped with a semi-automatic defibrillator, airway kits, trauma kits, and other vital emergency medical equipment. Firefighters are also trained in certain advanced life support techniques. No matter what the emergency, the EFD and its personnel are trained to deliver the high quality medical and rescue services that the City of Elmira needs.