The Howlett Hill Fire Department, founded in 1948, is a public safety agency that provides fire suppression and prevention, medical emergency and public education services. The department works to protect the lives, property and environment of the residents from the threats and occurrences of emergencies. It uses a variety of equipment, including fire suppression and rescue vehicles. In addition, the department organizes a variety of youth, public education and special programs that help and assist the public in fire and motor vehicle accidents. The Howlett Hill Fire Department is located in Syracuse, N.Y.