First Response

Fire Sprinkler Installations and Service

Chimney Inspections, Sweeping and Repair

First Response Fire Prevention Service is a fully insured, family owned and operated business that specializes in fire protection, prevention and safety.

I have been an active member of the fire service for nearly 20 years and have seen first-hand the destructive force of what fire can do to a structure and a family.

I saw the need for a company that specializes in preventative maintenance and inspection of chimneys, smoke detectors, extinguishers and fire hydrants. Proper inspection, maintenance and testing of these appliances can help prevent a fire from affecting you and your family.

Who is Mike LaRock? fire protection contractor in Oswego County & Jefferson County

Fire prevention is a necessary maintenance and safety precaution that shouldn't be put off. Your property, your life and the lives of your loved ones could depend on it.

Protect your assets! Request a quote. Call 315 558-0651

Announcement: First Response is excited to announce our partnership with Regency Fireplace Products. We are now a Regency dealer and offer a complete line of Wood, Pellet, & Gas Appliances, along with all your venting and installation needs!

At First Response, life safety is our #1 goal. We understand life can get hectic and simple preventative measures can be forgotten. At First Response we stand ready to take the call any time day or night. Regular inspections can be set-up so that you and your family can sleep easy.

First Response not only specializes in chimneys, but also in dryer vent cleanings, fire sprinkler repairs and water supply functionality. It is not only important to me that your home appliances are maintained and operating as they should be, but that in the unfortunate event of a fire, the fire service will have a sufficient water supply that has been flushed and tested. We also provide a service to rural municipalities that don't have wet hydrants in their districts by locating ponds, lakes, and/or streams and installing dry hydrants to better aid the fire service in fire suppression operations.

  • Local, Family Owned and Operated Company
  • Fully Insured | 20 Years Experience | Certified
  • Serving Central / Upstate NY and the North Country
  • Commercial / Industrial / Municipal / Residential
  • Customer satisfaction is important to us!

First Response sponsors Crown Racing, King Sprague 29K

Check out our new 1200sq ft office building!

Recent Projects


There is no better time than right now to have your systems inspected!

Commercial / Residential

General Service Areas: Oswego County, Jefferson County, St. Lawrence County, Lewis County, Oneida County, and Onondaga County (outside the city of Syracuse). We are currently waiting for our permits to perform work within the city limits of Syracuse.
Cities and surrounding areas we service in Central and Upstate NY include Watertown, Oswego, Pulaski, Mexico, Adams, Henderson, & Central Square, NY. Contact us if you have any questions.

Sprinkler Installations Inspection / Testing / Repair

Periodic inspection, testing, and maintenance of the system are essential for proper function and dependability. Failing to properly inspect, test and maintain your system may result in citations and fines, or worse.

Chimney Sweep / Inspection Repairs / Cleaning

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 211 says, "Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year for soundness, freedom from deposits, and correct clearances. Don't Delay Call Today!

Dryer Vent Cleaning / Repairs

What happens if you put off cleaning your dryer vent? The dryer has to work much harder with more heat in order to dry the clothes. The machine wasn't made to handle the increased temperatures. With the lint and debris blocking the vent, the machine overheats. This could - and has caused house fires.

Hydrant Flushing / Flow Testing

Flushing hydrants is an important preventive maintenance activity that verifies proper operation of the hydrant and ensures adequate water flow will be available in the event of a fire emergency. Flushing also removes sediment and deposits that naturally accumulate in water pipes.

Fire Hydrant Snow Removal

Fire hydrant snow removal is critical because firefighters must be able to identify and quickly access a fire hydrant.

A snow encapsulated and obstructed fire hydrant delays firefighting efforts. This gives a fire more time to grow. Every second counts.

Furnace Vent Snow Removal

Keeping your vents free and clear not only keeps the appliance at its peak performance, but it reduces the threat of Carbon Monoxide from entering your home.

Carbon Monoxide is odorless and is responsible for many deaths annually in the USA.

Visit our partner's website: LaRock Backflow Reliable Backflow Device Testing

Peter Mckenzie

Pulaski, NY

We hired Mike to inspect and sweep our chimney. He arrived on time and did a thorough job.

Mr. & Mrs. Frank Doyle

Sandy Pond, NY

Professional service. First Response cleaned our furnace ducts. We were suprised how much dust there was.

Donna Kipley

Parish, NY

Mike LaRock vacuumed out the dryer vent. It was packed with lint. It runs so much better now. Thank you!

Leah Gerabacher

Syracuse, NY

I highly recommend First Response! Mike was very professional, fast and efficient...we had our chimney swept and caps installed. Even during busy holiday time, the communication was great! If you're looking for exceptional service, look no further! Thank you again First Response. View photos.


Oswego, NY

First Response installed our new sprinkler system. Professional, friendly service. Highly recommend.


Frequently Asked Questions

Do all sprinkler heads activate at the same time?

The short answer is no. This is a popular myth. There are systems that function this way but they are used for very specific applications and are not normally visible to the public.

The authority having jurisdiction over fire suppression systems states that I only need to have my system inspected annually.

A qualified technician should be hired to assist the owner with these requirements and the owner's insurance company should also be contacted as a resource to help make sure your system is properly maintained and passes code.

How often do I have to inspect my system?

All system owners should be supplied with a copy of NFPA 25 - either at the time a new system is installed, or a copy can be obtained from the National Fire Protection Association.

Will smoke set off a fire protection system?

No. These systems require a close heat source to set it off, usually around 150 - 160 degrees Fahrenheit.

Why do I need a fire suppression system in my building?

Property loss and the risk of death are cut by half in buildings having a sprinkler system; deaths drop by as much as 90% in some buildings, such as hotels or motels, which use these protection measures.

Do fire sprinklers go off by accident?

It is very rare for a sprinkler system to go off without a reason. Setting off a a fire suppression system, requires either a heat source such as an out of control fire, or a very hard knock that displaces the sprinkler head’s fusible link, or glass trigger.


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1875 County Route 48
Lacona, NY 13083



315 558-0651

Our service area for Fire Sprinkler Systems includes Watertown, NY, Oswego, NY, Pulaski, NY, & Mexico, NY.

We also inspect and install fire sprinklers in Gouverneur, NY, Malone, NY, & Ogdensburg, NY, and all points between.

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