Station #1
204 North Center Street
E-1, E-3, T-1, R-1, SQ-1
Station #2
148 Sanders Creek Pkwy
E-2, E-4, T-2, R-2, SQ-2
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East Syracuse Fire Department
204 North Center Street
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Non-Emergency: 315-437-3541 ext. 4
Emergency: 911
Bunk-In Program



The East Syracuse Volunteer Fire Department operates a very aggressive student bunk-in Program which coincides with the Fire Protection Technology program at Onondaga Community College.

This program benefits both the East Syracuse community and the students themselves. The community benefits by having already trained firefighters living at both fire stations during the school year. Students are required to answer alarms whenever they are at the fire station. If an alarm comes in and the student is getting ready for school, the student is not required to go to the alarm. The students education is our first priority.

The program also benefits the students by not only giving them a free place to live while they are enrolled in college, but they also gain the experience of being a firefighter in a very busy and progressive fire department. Some of our students come from fire departments that have as low as 300 calls per year. The East Syracuse Fire Department averages 1,000 calls per year.

Both East Syracuse Fire Stations have shared dorm rooms to accomidate students. East student has their own bed, dresser, night stand, and desk. Each station includes a kitchen, television lounge, showers, locker room, fitness gym, laudry machines, and Internet Access. Soft drinks and Gatorade are supplied by the department. Students supply their own food and transportation.

All students must maintain membership with their home departments during their stay. When operating as student bunk-in's, they are considered mutual-aid members and are covered by their home departments insurance.

Student Bunk-In’s must meet the following criteria to apply:

  • Must already be an active member of a volunteer fire department in New York State and stay an active member while being a student bunk-in.
  • Must already have NYS Firefighter 1 completed
  • Must be a matriculated student in the Fire Protection technology Program at Onondaga Community College
  • Cannot  be from Onondaga County



2015-2016 Bunk-Ins

Keegan Dunn
First Year Bunkin(Station #1)
Port Jervis Fire Department
Orange County, New York

Kyle Jones
First Year Bunkin (Station #1)
Adams Center Fire Department

Jefferson County, New York

Tanner Reed
First Year Bunkin (Station #1)
East Schodack Fire Company
Rensselaer County, New York

Stephan Bove
First Year Bunkin (Station #2)
Attica Fire Department
Wyoming County, New York


Past Bunk-Ins




Jason Haas (2005-2007)

174th Wing Fire Department

East Syracuse Fire Department (Captain)


Andrea Herubin (2006-2008)

East Syracuse Fire Department

EAVES (East Area Volunteer Emergency Services)


Nate Baker (2006-2008)

East Syracuse Fire Department

Village of East Syracuse

EAVES (East Area Volunteer Emergency Services)


Jeff Allen (2008-2010)

Albany City Fire Department


Ethan Darbee (2009-2011)

Rural Metro Ambulance


Jake Johnson (2008-2010)

Rural Metro Ambulance


Joe Bergin (2011-2012)

Yorktown Heights Fire Department


Mike Arrigoni (2011-2013)

Yorktown Heights Fire Department


Jack Rotariu (2011-2013)

East Syracuse Fire Department (Lieutenant)

Rural Metro Ambulance


Willie Browne (2011-2014)

NYS Thruway
Roscoe-Rockland Fire Department

East Syracuse Fire Department


Dylan Baker (2012-2014)

Roscoe-Rockland Fire Department


Brennon Tompkins (2012-2014)

Cooperstown Medical Transport

Justin Russell (2012-2014)

Jonesville Fire Department

SRI Fire Sprinklers LLC.


Matt Stewart (2012-2014)

Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department


Jeremy Asencio (2013-2014)

Virginia Beach Fire Department


Matt Mallory (2014-2015)

United States Marine Corps
Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department


Ryan Howles (2013-2015)

Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department


Matt Eichler (2014-2015)

Bunchanan Engine Company
Matt Hauf (2014-2016)
Holland-Patent Engine Company
VA Firefighter
Mike Fitzgerald (2014-2016)
Ulster Hose Co. #5
Lukas Boyle (2014-2016)
Ulster Hose Co. #5
Liam Maguire (2014-2016)

East Syracuse Fire Department