About Us / Department Background

The City of Olean Department of Fire, Building and Emergency Services (City of Olean Fire Department) is located in the Southeastern part of Cattaraugus County in Western New York. The City of Olean encompasses 6.2 square miles of urban/suburban area with an industrial and commercial center. The City of Olean Fire Department is an all career department that operates out of two fire stations and the Code Enforcement division operates out of the City of Olean Municipal Building. The City of Olean Fire Department provides emergency and non-emergency response to all hazards within our city and the Olean Area, upon request, as part of the Cattaraugus County Mutual Aid Plan. The City of Olean Fire Department also operates the City of Olean’s Paramedic Level Ambulance Service. The City of Olean Fire Department has a primary ambulance operating territory that encompasses 30 square miles. The Code Enforcement Division provides fire inspections, building permits, certification of occupancy, demolition permits, plumbing and electrical inspection, fire permits and community education related to all building construction, demolition and rehabilitation to any building or building site in the City of Olean. The Fire Prevention division administers adult and childhood education to our local schools, coordinates station tours and gives fire safety presentations to local civic groups. The Department is administered by the Fire Chief who formulates long and short term planning, coordinates allocation of department resources, represents the City of Olean Fire Department on several advisory committees and manages the Department's annual budget.

1 Chief
5 Captains
4 Lieutenants
25 Firefighters
3 Code Enforcement Officers

We have 4 Platoons that work 3 days each. Our work schedules are broken down into 9 hour days and 15 hour nights, with each crew working a 24 hour Sunday every 4 weeks. Each week crews rotate between their day shifts and night shifts. There is 1 Officer and 3 firefighters that work out of Central Fire Station and 1 Officer and 2 Firefighters that work out of Fire Station #1.

Central Fire Station – 542 North Union Street

Engine 40
Engine 42 (Reserve)
Ladder 164
Ambulance 249
Ambulance 250
Car 444 (Chief’s Vehicle)
Car 445 (Utility Vehicle)
Olean Fire Investigation Trailer

Fire Station #1 – 112 South First Street

Engine 41
Ambulance 251
Rescue Boat
New York State Foam Trailer
Special Operations Trailer
Department’s Air Fill Station

Code Enforcement – 101 East State Street, 2nd Floor

FM-1 (Code Enforcement Supervisor)

The City of Olean Fire Department’s firefighters are proud members of the New York State Professional Firefighters Association and the International Association of Firefighters as Local 1796.