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City of Albany (NY) Fire and Police

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Albany Fire Department

Station Locations

Midtown - E1/R1
Arbor Hill - E2/T2/R2/RS/HM
Pine Bush - E4
South End - E5/T1/BN7 (HQ)
West End - E7
Delaware - E9/T4/R9
Brevator - PE10/T3/BN8
New Scotland - E11
Repair Shop - Erie St

Cars and Portables

Car 1: Chief of Department 
Car 2: Executive Deputy Chief 
Car 3: Deputy Chief 
Car 4: Deputy Chief 
Car 5: Deputy Chief 
Car 6: Chaplain 
Battalion 7: Battalion 1 (East) Chief 
Battalion 8: Battalion 2 (West) Chief 
Car 9: Medical Director 
Car 10: Quartermaster 
Car 20: Master Mechanic
Car 21: Mechanic
Car 22: Mechanic 
Car 30: Operations -  Captain 
Car 31: Operations -  Lieutenant 
Car 32: Operations -  Lieutenant 
Car 33: Operations -  Lieutenant 
Car 34: Spare (Special events) EMS Unit "Rescue 34"
Car 35: Tactical EMS Response Unit
Car 38: Spare (Special events) EMS Unit "Rescue 38"
Car 39: Spare (Special events) EMS Unit "Rescue 39"
Car 50: Fire Investigation Captain
Car 51: Fire Investigation Lieutenant
Car 52: Fire Investigation 
Car 54: Fire Investigation
Car 55: Fire Investigation
Car 58: Spare vehicle

Portables

Portable 10# Engine Company Officer 
Portable 20# Ladder Company Officer 
Portable 30# Rescue Company Officer 
Portable 401 Rescue Squad Officer 
Portable 402-410 RS/Hazmat Team Portables


Radio Signals

  • Signal 10 The end result of a fire calls where after the initial investigation, it is deemed fire department services are not required. Cancels all incoming units and returns units on scene to service.
  • Signal 15 A condition found after the initial investigation by the company officer, where he/she believes there is no immediate or obvious danger allowing resources to be downgraded. a. When a Signal 15 is transmitted, the remaining companies will be downgraded to an “A” Alpha response, the 3rd Engine and the 2nd Truck can be cancelled. Signal 15 is only a temporary signal that will result in a Signal 10, 20 or 30 being transmitted.
  • Signal 20 The end result of a fire calls where after the initial investigation, something is found that is not necessary to hold the full 1st Alarm assignment to control.
  • Signal 30 Will employ the commitment of the full first alarm assignment. An all hands working fire, w/smoke or fire showing that will take the initial alarm or greater to control.
    • Box Assignment (1st Alarm) - 3E, 2T, 1R, RS, 1BN
    • 2nd Alarm - 2E, 1T, 1R
    • 3rd Alarm - 2E, 1R
    • Code 35 DOA
    • Signal 600 ALS workup


Albany Police Department

Unit Numbers

90-Chief
91-95 Assistant/Deputy Chiefs
1## - Center Division
101-110 - Center Patrol Units
111, 112 - Center Community Services Units
12# - Center Detail Units
16# - IMPACT/DART Detail Units
17# - Center Sergent's
18# - Center Lieutenant's
190 - Center Commander 
2## - South Division
201-209 - South Patrol
210 -  South Community Services
21# - South detail units (unmarked units)
23# - Prisoner transport "wagon"
27# - South Sergent's
28# - South Lieutenant's
290 - South Commander
3## - Special Operations Division
301-309 -  Traffic Safety Division
31# - Motorcycles
32# - Animal Control
33# - K9 Units
34# - PSO's (Parking Enforcement)
35# - Mounted Unit
37# - Traffic Safety Sergent's
377 - Mounted Sergent
38# - Traffic Lieutenant's
4## - Detective Division
40#-42# - Criminal Investigation Unit Detectives
43#-44# - Community Response Unit Detectives
45# - Children/Family Services Unit Detectives
46# - Forensic Investigation Unit Detectives
47# - Detective Sergent's
48# - Detective Lieutenant's
490 - Detective Commander
5## - Neighborhood Engagement/Detail Units
50#-531 - NEU
532-56# - Special Details
57# - NEU/Detail Sergent's
58# - NEU/Detail Lieutenant's
590 - Special Operations Commander
6## - Administrative Services Bureau
600 - Mobile Station
605-608 - School Resource Officers
61#-63# - Administrative Services & Office of Professional Standards
64# - Computer & Technology Unit
655, 656 - Housing Authority Police
68# - ASB Lieutanant's
690 - ASB Commander
7## - Telecommunications Specialists (Dispatchers)
700 - Field Communications Unit
77# - Senior Dispatchers
78# - Dispatch Supervisors
8## - Parking Enforcement
9## - NYS Parole units

Codes

Signal 1  Unable to locate / GOA
Signal 2  Advised
Signal 3  Assisted
Signal 4  Car Tagged
Signal 5  Summons issued
Signal 6  Car towed
Signal 7  Report
Signal 8  DMV report
Signal 9  No report required
Signal 10 Building checked/secure
Signal 11 Unfounded
Signal 12 Referred
Signal 13 Arrest
Signal 14 Prisoner Transport Requested
Signal 15 Supervisor Requested
Signal 21 Juvenile Contact Card
Signal 22 Domestic Report
Signal 23 School District Advised
Signal 24 School District Report
Signal 33 Domestic Arrest
Signal 44 Domestic Call type change
Code 30/Signal 31 Wanted hit
Code 35 DOA