WelcomePaused Firefighter Code of EthicsThe International Association of Fire Fighters, in its Manual of Common Procedure and Related Subjects, contains this code which helps union firefighters uniformly remember their career mission and goals.As a firefighter and member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, my fundamental duty is to serve humanity; to safeguard and preserve life and property against the elements of fire and disaster; and maintain a proficiency in the art and science of fire engineering.I will uphold the standards of my profession, continually search for new and improved methods and share my knowledge and skills with my contemporaries and descendants.I will never allow personal feelings, nor danger to self, deter me from my responsibilities as a firefighter.I will at all times, respect the property and rights of all men and women, the laws of my community and my country, and the chosen way of life of my fellow citizens.I recognize the badge of my office as a symbol of public faith, and I accept it as a public trust to be held so long as I am true to the ethics of the fire service. I will constantly strive to achieve the objectives and ideals, dedicating myself to my chosen profession--saving of life, fire prevention and fire suppression.As a member of the International Association of Fire Fighters, I accept this self-imposed and self-enforced obligation as my responsibility.
The Rome Fire Department proudly protects almost 35,000 people in a 75.7 square mile radius of the City of Rome and surrounding areas. We operate out of two fire stations with 85 paid members.
All of our members receive yearly in-service training on all of our apparatus and equipment. Many of our members have attended State Fire Academy training courses to become Certified Training Instructors or learn valuable specialized rescue and firefighing skills or services to provide to our community.
The Oneida County Hazardous Material Response Unit is also housed in Rome. Along with members of other departments, we provide Hazardous Material Technicians and specialists to respond to Haz-Mat emergencies throughout Oneida County.
Services offered by the Rome Fire Department:
High Angle Rescue
Fire Prevention Program
Building Plans Review
Water & Ice Rescue
Arson Case Work
Confined Space Rescue
Aircraft Fire Fighting
Emergency Medical Services EMT-D
Public Education First Aid, CPR, etc.
Comprehensive Inspection Services
Automatic Alarm Monitoring
Salvage & Property Conservation Work
Fire Cause Origin Investigation
Disaster Planning & Response
Juvenile Fire Setting Counseling
High School Internship Program
Trench & Structure Collapse Search & Rescue
EMS Bicycle Patrol
Did you know...
1819 - The Village of Rome was incorporated, and the first piece of fire fighting equipment was purchased - a hand operated pump and some leather hose.
1891 - The paid department came into existence. There was a new Chief, four drivers, two stokers, and two engineers.