Gouverneur Fire Department is a 60 Member Volunteer Fire Department, which is comprised of 3 Fire Companies; Hose Company 1, Hose Company 2, & Rescue Hook and Ladder Company. Each of these companies consists of 20 Members. There are 2 wardens per company along with a Past Chief that takes care of the Department business. There is also an active Exempt Organization. More information from the Village of Gouverneur's website...
Gouverneur Volunteer Rescue Squad provides a valued service to the northern part of St. Lawrence County, has acquired an excellent reputation in search and rescue. The organization consists of 25 volunteers who may be called into action by using enhanced 911 now available in St. Lawrence County. The rescue squad provides services for all of Gouverneur, Fowler, Rossie, Macomb and DeKalb Police.
The Gouverneur Police Department provides for public safety within the village of Gouverneur and answers calls for police, rescue and fire department. The New York State Police and the St. Lawrence County Sheriff answers calls for the town of Gouverneur and surrounding areas. Enhanced 911 is provided for all residents of St. Lawrence County. The Enhanced 911 system allows a call to be locked into police headquarters and automatically provides an address until assistance arrives. More information from the Village of Gouverneur's website...
Water. The Town of Gouverneur Water System supplies water to town residents utilizing an ultramodern facility. Residents outside of town use their own individual private wells or central water systems available at some of the larger properties. Town and Village sanitation systems. The Gouverneur Sanitation District provides for disposal of waste water in Gouverneur. Outlying areas use private septic systems.
Electric Service. Electric power is provided throughout the County by Niagara Mohawk, Division of National Grid. Numerous independent firms provide propane service to town and outlying residents.
Natural Gas. Natural Gas Service is provided throughout the Village of Gouverneur by St. Lawrence Gas.
Trash Disposal. A private company may be hired to remove residential or commercial trash. Individuals may haul their own trash to St. Lawrence County waste disposal site, a short distance from town,
Communication Services. Service is provided by Verizon. Phone service may be installed by calling 890-7100. Verizon offers numerous communication services which include the Life Line service. Time Warner offers Cable TV & Internet Service. Gouverneur has access to the Development Authority of the North Country's Fiber Optic loop.