Wilkes-Barre City Fire Dept.

Bureau of Fire

The Wilkes-Barre Fire Department is a full-service career department that provides fire, rescue, advanced life support emergency medical service, fire code enforcement and fire prevention activities. The Department responds to over 11,000 emergencies each year.


The City of Wilkes-Barre has three Fire/Emergency Medical Service stations:

  1. Headquarters, located at 20-22 East Ross Street
  2. South Station, located at 313 High Street
  3. Hollenback Station, located at 1020 North Washington Street

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Wilkes-Barre Fire Department states that it is the responsibility of each member to subscribe to values in two core groups:

The Community:

  • To recognize that the community is the reason for our purpose
  • To value the faith and trust of the community, and continually work to deserve that confidence through our attitude, conduct, and accomplishments
  • To recognize that lives are more valuable than property
  • To believe that the safety of the public is of paramount importance, followed closely by the safety of our members
  • To demonstrate that all members of the public are entitled to our best efforts

The Department:

  • To strive for excellence in every endeavor
  • To uphold honesty, fairness, and integrity
  • To seek effectiveness, efficiency, and economy continuously
  • To stress unity and teamwork as being to our mutual advantage as individuals and employees
  • To encourage the free exchange of ideas
  • To provide professional and courteous service at all times
  • To be sensitive to the changing needs of the community

Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Chief Jay Delaney Fire Chief 570.208.4261
Alan Klapat Deputy Chief 570.208.4261
Robert Suchoski Captain 570.208.4260
Dorothy Owens Office Manager 570.208.4260