Potsdam Fire Department

The Potsdam Fire Department is a committed and reliable pillar of the Potsdam community, serving the public since 1857. The department diligently prepares for and responds to a wide range of emergencies, ensuring the safety and well-being of residents and visitors. This commitment to excellence is evident in their recently held annual election of officers for 2023-2024, which includes Timothy L. Jerome as Chief and Mark F. Bradish as 1st Assistant Chief, among others.

In 2023, the department made strides in maintaining state-of-the-art readiness, purchasing five new air packs to replace their 20-year-old equipment, symbolizing their dedication to staying up-to-date with modern firefighting technology and practices. The Potsdam Fire Department’s efforts have led to a steady increase in the number of incidents handled each year, rising to 620 in 2022. Their unwavering dedication to service is a testament to their long-standing tradition of protecting the community.




42 Main Street
P.O. Box 756
Potsdam, NY 13676

Fax: 315-265-7738


Meetings: Regular meetings are held on the first Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m., at the Fire Station, Main Street, Potsdam.

Officers: Officers are elected in April of each year for a one (1) year term. The Chief’s and Assistant Chief’s elections are subject to the approval of the Village Board.

Oath of Office: An Oath of Office is required for the Fire Chief.


Fire Chief
Timothy L. Jerome

2nd Assistant Chief
Daniel L. McGregor

1st Assistant Chief
Mark F. Bradish

3rd Assistant Chief
Jason P. Farnsworth