The Rye Fire Department is a combination full time and paid on call department. The station is staffed with at least two Firefighter/ EMT's, who provide initial response for fires and ambulance calls. In the event of an emergency all off duty full time firefighters are recalled along with the fifteen paid on call firefighters.  In addition to fire fighter certification, the overwhelming majority of Rye's firefighters are certified emergency medical technicians, including 5 paramedics.