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The Frankfort Center Fire Department Inc. has been responding to fires, medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, rescue calls and incidents involving hazardous materials since 1937. Our coverage area includes the town of Frankfort on the western side. We operate with a fleet of 10 fire/rescue apparatus and 34 active members. Our mission is to prevent the loss of life and property amongst our community.

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The Frankfort Center Fire Department Inc. would like to notify the public of our ongoing efforts to construct a new station. Over the past few years we have had several flooding incidents that have left our station with significant damage. We have made attempts to resolve this issue in anyway we can, but we are currently extremely limited on our capabilities. If you are interested in learning more, click the link below.


Chief David J. Miller set the precedent for all of us in the fire service. He joined our department in 1982. He served as Chief for over three decades. In that time, he has touched the minds and hearts of everyone who stepped through those bay doors. David's devotion was seemingly unhindered when he was diagnosed with kidney and liver failure in 2017. David spearheaded our current project of building a new firehouse, a goal we can not wait to accomplish in his honor. David remained active Chief right up to his passing on December 26, 2020. Our members will never forget the impact he has had on our lives and we will never stop spreading his legacy to those whom never had the pleasure of meeting him.



On August 27, 2020 at approximately 01:28 we were notified by Dispatch of multiple callers reporting smoke visible from the Charlestown Mall complex. Upon size up it was determined that the affected buildings were fully involved on all stories and spreading to the unaffected sections in a very short window of time. We began fire suppression measures with the aid of several fire departments from both Herkimer and Oneida counties for multiple days. We had our own members and apparatus remaining on scene for a grand total of 8 consecutive days in attempts to extinguish the fire and prevent rekindling from hot spots. It was an amazing team effort by everyone involved and it just goes to show how well we all can come together as a community.

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