Fire Dept. / Ambulance
The Ilion Fire Department is a small, combination department that aggressively approaches Fire, EMS and Building Codes while maintaining the three characteristics listed above. As evidenced by the list below, our call volume is in excess of 1600 calls per year, thereby providing us with ample opportunity to demonstrate our education, experience and compassion for residents in need. Our source of funding is taxpayer generated, but close to 1/3 is funded through ambulance recovery and fees from the Codes Department duties. Despite our small size this commitment to excellence, as portrayed by the members of this department, places us large in stature among other departments in New York State and nationwide.
Structure Fires: 32
Ambulance Calls: 1,338
Service Calls: 234
HazMat Calls: 5
Automatic Alarms: 60
The Village of Ilion Office of Emergency Management is responsible for coordinating the activities of various Village Departments in the event of an emergency. While individual Departments within the Village commonly respond to emergency scenes, there is always the potential for an emergency that overwhelms the resources of any single Department. The role of the Office of Emergency Management is to assist with the planning and mitigation of this type of emergency.
The Emergency Management Office and Village Departments have worked together to keep the emergency management plan for our Village current. The plan outlines command structure, logistics, and response capabilities of all Departments. The plan also outlines how the emergency responders in the Village will coordinate with responders from around the County and the State. The goal of this plan is to better prepare the Village Departments for all types of responses and to improve the delivery of services to the residents of our Village in an emergency situation.
After each emergency, the Emergency Management Officer, Fire Chief James Trevett, works with the emergency management team (as outlined in the plan) along with the Mayor and others to evaluate the plan, responses to emergencies, and needs for the future.
The Fire Chief, who is the Codes Officer and an officer of the Fire Department that assists the Fire Chief, as the property maintenance officer, operates the Village of Ilion Codes. All of the codes are enforced with the use of the New York State Fire, Building, Property Maintenance and the Village of Ilion Code.
The Property Maintenance Officer will be going throughout the Village to check on conditions. All buildings have to be identified with numbers or alphabet letters. They have to be visible and legible from the street and contrast with the background. The minimum height of either is 4 inches. Building permits are needed for everything except painting, siding, roofing, replacement windows, sidewalks and driveways.
REMINDER: ALL dog walkers are responsible to clean up their dog(s) feces from public and private property.
For further information regarding certain code operations, please refer to the New York State Properties Maintenance Code that the Village adopted several years ago.
CLICK HERE to view Village Codes and Charter.
CLICK HERE to view the Village of Ilion Codes Zoning map.