Division 2

Division 2

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History of Division 2

Fire Suppression Division 2 was established on 12 June 1956 and originally ran out of Fire Headquarters at 491 Broadway. Division 2 encompasses the northern and western areas of the city. Administratively Engines 1, 4, 8, and 9; Trucks 1 and 4; and Rescues 1 and 2 are under jurisdiction of Division Chief 2.

In 1988, the Division 2 Deputy Fire Chief's quarters was relocated to the Taylor Square fire house.

On September 11, 2019, Division 2 (along with Engine 8 and Ladder 4) moved into a temporary fire house at 144 Smith Place. The division ran out of this temporary fire house while major upgrades are completed to the quarters at 113 Garden Street.

Effective December 1, 2020, the Taylor Square companies including Division 2 moved back into their fire house in Taylor Square, following extensive building upgrades. Energy saving upgrades include a geothermal HVAC system, LED lighting, new roof, solar panels, new windows, & more. The building was deep cleaned and painted and the kitchen was refurbished. Lightning protection was installed as well as an emergency generator.

 

Division 2 Deputy Fire Chiefs

Group 1: Deputy Fire Chief Jason A. Grimm

Group 2: Deputy Fire Chief Kenneth R. Jenness

Group 3: Deputy Fire Chief Robert L. Walsh 

Group 4: Deputy Fire Chief Peter A. Donovan

For questions about Division 2, contact the Deputy Chief of Division 2 Here:

Division 2 Statistics

Calendar Year Responses Building Fires
2020 1000 32
2019  1333 37
2018 1343 37
2017 1223 28
2016 1254 37
2015 1362 44
2014 1293 36
2013 1220 43
Fiscal Year Responses Building Fires
2012/2013 1267 47
2011/2012 1009 32
2010/2011 1351 39
2009/2010 1281 44
2008/2009 1390 48