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The members of "Dewey & Ridgeway" have created a firehouse informational website. We hope that your exploration of these pages is both enjoyable and informative. You will find information about our firehouse, related firehouse news, companies that occupy the quarters, fire prevention tips, as well as related links to other sites. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. 

 

If you are a City of Rochester New York resident, and would like smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector information, please call "311" and they will assist you.

 

 

News and Events

 

PLEASE REMEMBER THE ITEMS YOU READ ABOUT BELOW ARE MORE "NEWSWORTHY" THAN OUR EVERYDAY TYPE OF INCIDENT. TO SEE ARCHIVE NEWS AND EVENTS,

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Engine 10 responses 2005 = 1311 ..... 2015 = 2082

Truck 2 responses 2005(Q/M 2) = 1534 ..... 2015 = 1938

 Rochester FD total incidents 2005 = 28,518 ..... 2015 = 34769

  

 

 

12/04/16  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 61 Seth Green Dr for a possible apartment fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke from a 2 story brick apartment complex. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

12/03/16  Engine 19, Engine 10, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded EMS to the area of 31 Stonewood Av for a report of 3 people shot or stabbed. Command confirmed 3 patients and they were transported to the hospital by AMR Ambulance.

 

 

12/01/16  Engine 13, Engine 7, Truck 10, Engine 1(R.I.C.), Truck 3, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 106 Frost Av for a possible house fire. Engine 13 was on location with smoke showing from a large 2 1/2 story wood frame 2 family dwelling. Command declared a working fire and requested an extra company, with Truck 5 responding and assuming R.I.C. duties. Engine 10 was dispatched to fill in at the Broad and Allen firehouse. Command reported the fire had extended into the attic and requested the rest of a second alarm be filled out. Engine 10 and Engine 17 responded to the scene. Truck 6 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse and Engine 9 filled in at the Monroe and Alexander firehouse. The Red Cross is assisting the residents and the fire was under control in 45 minutes.

 

 

12/01/16  Here are the November 2016(and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway, and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:

Engine 10 = 160 Responses - (2059 Responses 1/1/16 - 11/30/16)

Truck 2 = 131 Responses - (1596 Responses 1/1/16 - 11/30/16)

Rochester, NY F.D. = 2695 Incidents - (31865 Incidents 1/1/16 - 11/30/16)

 

 

11/22/16  With the holidays upon us, there will be a lot of cooking going on. Please remember to cook safely, not only now, but year round. One very popular way to prepare a holiday meal, is deep frying a turkey. Done improperly, this can be very dangerous. The National Fire Protection Association says deep fryer fires cause an average of five deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in property damage each year. Here are some safety tips to remember....

  1. Make sure to always use your deep fryer outdoors and away from any flammable objects. Keep a safe distance from buildings, garages, and porches that can ignite quickly. The extremely hot oil may splatter and burn objects around it.
  2. Always wear long heat resistant gloves, long sleeved shirt or apron, and safety goggles when possible. Once the oil reaches the desired temperature, carefully lower your Turkey into the oil while wearing complete protection.
  3. Most importantly, never drop a frozen turkey into hot oil, and make sure you completely dry the turkey, inside and out, before you lower it into the hot oil. It is vital you make sure both the outside and the cavity are free from any sort of moisture. A leading cause of kitchen fires is water being added to hot or boiling oil. Water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom and immediately boils into steam. The steam quickly expands and forces its way up to the top, acting like a volcano and splattering burning oil everywhere. In the event splattered oil catches fire, and possibly spreads to objects around it, make sure you do NOT spray water on it, as it will only encourage the flames.
  4. To avoid oil spillover, do not overfill the fryer. To test how much oil is needed, place your turkey in the empty frying pan, and fill it with water to completely cover the bird. Remove the turkey and mark the water line. This will be the level of oil you want to use. Make sure you allow at least six inches for expansion and splatter. Completely dry the fryer before adding oil.
  5. Make sure you have an all purpose fire extinguisher on hand. In the event of a fire, never use water to try to put it out, and call 9-1-1 immediately.
  6. Be sure to keep children & pets away from the fryer.

 

Everyone at Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving and holiday season.

 

 

11/19/16  Engine 8, Engine 7, Truck 3, Engine 1(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1679 Mt Hope Av for a possible grease fire in the restaurant. Engine 8 was on location with heavy smoke from a 1 story strip plaza and declared a working fire. Command requested a second alarm, with Engine 13, Engine 17 and Truck 10 responding. Engine 13 assumed R.I.C. duties and command reported the fire through the roof. A third alarm was then declared with Engine 5, Engine 12 and Truck 6 responding to the scene. The fire was under control in 59 minutes. Truck 2 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse, Engine 2 filled in at the Monroe and Alexander firehouse and several companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau also covered city firehouses.

 

 

11/08/16  Truck 2 responded to the area of the Genesee River Gorge behind 2260 Lake Av for a person that had fallen on the bank of the gorge. Truck 2 was on location reporting they were attempting to locate the person over the bank and requested the rest of a "rope rescue" assignment. Engine 19, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. 2 patients were located and removed from the gorge within about 90 minutes of the initial dispatch. Engine 10 also responded to the scene and Engine 3 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av.

 

 

11/03/16  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 10, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 5*, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 205 Curtis St for a possible house fire. Engine 3 was on location with light smoke from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working kitchen fire, and it was under control in 27 minutes. (* Truck 2 was out on a MVA call at the time of the fire)

 

 

11/02/16  It's time to "fall back" this weekend. At 2AM Sunday November 6th, the clocks get turned back 1 hour. That means it is also time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace the batteries. If you live in the City of Rochester(NY), you can dial "311" for assistance with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

 

 

11/01/16  *** City of Rochester, NY News Release ***

    Mayor Lovely A. Warren invites the public to share their ideas about the future of Rochester during a series of public meetings on the preparation of an update to the City of Rochester’s Comprehensive Master Plan, to be known as “Rochester 4.0 – Our Neighborhoods, Our Future.”

“Our city is growing and changing, and as we create a road map for moving forward, it’s important for citizens to have a hand in shaping its future,” Mayor Warren said. “Rochester’s future is as bright as its past, and our citizens can help us create a strong plan that will lead to more jobs, safer and more vibrant neighborhoods and better educational opportunities. I encourage all of our residents to attend one of these meetings.”

 

  The updated master plan will create a blueprint for the social and physical development of the community and serve as a basis for future decisions on land use regulation and development, future investment and the allocation of resources.

 

  Public meetings will have an “open house” format and are scheduled as follows:

• 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 14, David F. Gantt R-Center, 700 North St. (Northeast)
• 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 15, Maplewood Library, 1111 Dewey Ave. (Northwest)
• 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Nov. 16, Tower 280 Lobby, 280 East Broad St. (Center City)
• 5 to 7 p.m., Nov. 17, School #33/Ryan Center, 530 Webster Ave. (Southeast)
• 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., Nov. 22, Arnett Library, 310 Arnett Blvd. (Southwest)

 

  The public is invited to attend any “open house” session, regardless of where they live. Each meeting format will be identical, with several “stations” available to the public to review and to provide comments at regarding the future of the city. Members of the city’s project team will be on hand to answer any questions.

 

  The new plan updates the “Renaissance 2010” Plan that was adopted by City Council in 1999. The update process will include:

• Using the existing plan format to build off of existing policies, goals, objectives and strategies as well as other recently completed plans, studies and reports.
• Updating the plan with current demographic and economic data and trends.
• Creating a flexible, strategic and implementable plan to help guide future decision making.
• Incorporating relevant, innovative planning concepts, ideas and techniques.
• Creating a document that includes policy guidance and direction for future land use decisions and zoning code updates.
• Creating a document that provides direction for future investments and allocation of resources.
• Including benchmarks or “indicators of success” in the plan.
• Developing the plan using a strong public participation component.
• Utilizing the City’s consultant team from Bergmann Associates & Highland Planning to assist in the plan’s development process, meeting facilitation and other public outreach components.

 

For info, click here.

 

 

11/01/16  Here are the October 2016(and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway, and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:

Engine 10 = 204 Responses - (1899 Responses 1/1/16 - 10/31/16)

Truck 2 = 157 Responses - (1465 Responses 1/1/16 - 10/31/16)

Rochester, NY F.D. = 2960 Incidents - (29170 Incidents 1/1/16 - 10/31/16)

 

 

10/30/16  Monday is Halloween & there will be a lot of kids out "trick or treating." Please keep an eye out when driving. For Halloween safety tips from the "NFPA," click here.

 

 

10/27/16  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 32 Cleon St for a reported house fire. Engine 16 was on location with smoke from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

10/22/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 19, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Dewey Av at Bennington Dr for a reported MVA with a vehicle into a tree and the possibility of people trapped. While en route, companies were advised police on scene were reporting 4 people trapped, and Engine 2 was being added to the assignment to assist. Engine 10 was on location confirming 4 people trapped. All 4 patients were extricated within 20 minutes, and en route to the hospital with 26 minutes of the initial dispatch. Engine 9 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av.

 

 

10/22/16  Engine 3, Engine 2, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 21 Malvern St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 cleared from another call nearby and went on location on Malvern with smoke from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 25 minutes.

 

 

10/15/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 2044 Dewey Ave for a reported MVA with a vehicle into a pole and a person possibly trapped. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location confirming 1 person trapped. Extrication was completed within 8 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

10/11/16  Engine 19, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 23 Hincher St for a possible partition fire. Engine 19 was on location and confirmed a partition fire. Command declared a working fire and it was under control in 12 minutes. Engine 3 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av.

 

 

10/07/16  Fire Prevention Week 2016 is here and this year's theme is "Don't wait, check the date!" You should replace your smoke detectors when they reach 10 years old. The same applies for many carbon monoxide detectors as well. Also, don't forget to practice "E.D.I.T.H." or "Exit Drills In The Home." Know your exits, have a plan and a meeting place to be sure everyone can get out safely in case of a fire. For a short video on how to check the date on your detectors, click here.

 

 

10/06/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to the Genesee River gorge below the Maplewood Park Rose Garden for a person stuck on a ledge. The person was located and command requested another rope rescue company to assist, with Truck 10 responding. Command then requested a water rescue assignment to assist with removing the person. Engine 2 and Truck 6 responded with Water Rescue 1. The person was safely removed from the gorge within 1 hour and 22 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

10/01/16  Engine 1, Engine 17, Truck 4, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 3, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 85 Park Av for a possible structure fire with reports of smoke in the hallway. Engine 1 was on location with nothing showing from a large 4 story brick apartment building, then confirmed smoke on the third floor. Command declared a working fire in apartment 26 and requested a second alarm. Engine 12, Engine 16 and Truck 6 responded. Engine 5 filled in at Engine 9's quarters on North Goodman St and Truck 5 filled in at Truck 4's quarters on University Av. Companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau also assisted with fill ins. Truck 2 was requested to the scene to assist with overhaul. The fire was under control in 2 hours and 30 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

10/01/16  Here are the September 2016(and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway, and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:

Engine 10 = 195 Responses - (1694 Responses 1/1/16 - 9/30/16)

Truck 2 = 123 Responses - (1307 Responses 1/1/16 - 9/30/16)

Rochester, NY F.D. = 3086 Incidents - (26207 Incidents 1/1/16 - 9/30/16)

 

 

09/21/16  Engine 10 and Truck 2 responded for a reported car fire in the driveway at 132 Rand St. Truck 2 and Engine 10 were on location with a vehicle fully involved and no exposures. The fire was under control in 7 minutes.

 

 

09/20/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2 and Truck 6(with Water Rescue 1), Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the Genesee River Gorge between NY Route 104(Veteran's Memorial Bridge) and The Driving Park Bridge for a boat taking on water. Due to darkness, companies used "Thermal Imaging Cameras" to look for the boat while Water Rescue 1 got their boat launched. The swamped boat and 4 occupants were located on the west bank of the river near Seth Green Island within 19 minutes of the initial dispatch, and were brought back to the launch for evaluation.

 

 

09/15/16  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 45 Weaver St for a possible house fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke from the second floor of a 2 story wood frame dwelling and declared a working fire. Command reported the fire on the second floor and it was under control in 17 minutes. Engine 17 also responded to assist.

 

 

09/14/16  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 235 Ravine Av for a possible house fire. Engine 5 was on location with light smoke from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a stove fire with some extension to the kitchen and it was under control in 11 minutes.

 

 

09/11/16  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to the area of the Seneca Park Zoo for a reported structure fire. Battalion 1 was on location at 2100 St Paul St with a working fire in a large vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and requested an extra engine company, with Engine 5 responding. Command then requested a second alarm and ordered an exterior attack. Engine 17 and Truck 10 filled out the second alarm, with Engine 17 assuming R.I.C. duties. A third alarm was then requested, with Engine 9, Engine 13 and Truck 3 responding. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 16 minutes. Companies remained on scene several hours for extensive overhaul. Engine 3, Engine 12 and Truck 4 also responded to the scene as relief crews. Companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau filled in at city firehouses. 2 other working fires occurred in the city a short time prior to this incident, with one on Bay St and the other on West Broad St. There was also a small porch fire on Akron St during the St Paul St fire. Several of the companies on St Paul St also responded to at least one of the other incidents.

 

 

09/11/16  As another year passes on the anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks, the members of Dewey and Ridgeway, as well as all the members of the Rochester, NY Fire Department, would like to thank everyone for your support. Not just on the anniversary of "9/11," but every day. We greatly appreciate it, and are here for you.

 

 

09/06/16  It's that time of year again..... School is back in session. Please use caution in your travels and be aware of kids on their way to and from school. Remember, it is dangerous and illegal to pass a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing. Racing past a bus to save as few seconds is not worth a life.

 

 

09/06/16  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 170 Myrtle St for several reports of a house fire. Engine 5 was on location reporting a fully involved 2 family, 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling with people trapped and they would be effecting the rescue of a person hanging from a window. Command declared a working fire with exposure problems to neighboring structures and requested a second alarm with Engine 10, Engine 17 and Truck 2 responding. Due to the heavy volume of fire, companies were ordered out of the structure for an exterior attack. Command reported all residents were accounted for and the structure had collapsed in on itself. The fire was under control in 2 hours and 12 minutes. Engine 2 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Truck 4 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse. Engine 9 and Truck 3 were called to the scene to assist as a relief crews. Companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau also assisted with fill in companies. 2 people were injured and the Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

09/03/16  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1362 North Clinton Av for multiple reports of a house fire. Companies were also advised of the possibility of someone trapped. Engine 2 was on location with heavy smoke from a 1 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and requested an extra engine company. Engine 17 responded to assist. Searches of the structure were negative for anyone trapped and the fire was under control in 25 minutes. Engine 12 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and Engine 13 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

09/02/16  *** 2016 Historic Maplewood Home Tour ***

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Rain or Shine)

 

The Historic Maplewood Home Tour is back after a 2 year break. We are excited to be able to showcase this year 5 homes in Maplewood with several of them having never been on the home tour before. The Ward Wellington Ward home will be back on the tour this year with a newly renovated 2nd floor master suite. This year’s headquarters will be the University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men (aka U-Prep) at the corner of Seneca Parkway and Lake Avenue. This building was originally built as a private residence for a Kodak executive. It later became the Bray Lock Manor Nursing Home. This is a prime example of re-purposing a structure while maintaining its history and architectural details.

 

Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 the day of the tour. Tickets are on sale at the Peppermill Restaurant, 1776 Dewey Ave; Parkleigh, 215 Park Avenue; and Re-House, 469 West Ridge Road. We will also be selling tickets at the Maplewood Neighborhood Association Meeting on September 7th. On the day of the tour, at the tour headquarters, University Preparatory Charter School for Young Men, 1290 Lake Avenue (corner of Seneca Parkway and Lake Avenue). You may also call the Maplewood Neighborhood Association at 458-3460 to order tickets or find additional information about the tour at www.maplewood.org .

 

 

09/01/16  Engine 3, Engine 10, Truck 5, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to Metro Waste at 384 Lee Rd for a reported fire in a waste baling machine. Engine 3 was on location with smoke in the structure, then confirmed a fire inside a baler. Command reported the fire was confined to the machine and it was under control in about 30 minutes.

 

 

09/01/16  Here are the August 2016(and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway, and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:

Engine 10 = 184 Responses - (1499 Responses 1/1/16 - 8/31/16)

Truck 2 = 160 Responses - (1184 Responses 1/1/16 - 8/31/16)

Rochester, NY F.D. = 3009 Incidents - (23121 Incidents 1/1/16 - 8/31/16)

 

 

08/26/16  Engine 2, Engine 17, Truck 6, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1254 North Clinton Av for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with light smoke from a 3 story brick residential structure. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 26 minutes. Truck 10 also responded to assist.

 

 

08/21/16  Engine 10 and Engine 5 responded EMS to the area of Dewey Av and Augustine St for a report of 2 people shot. Police on scene confirmed 2 patients and cleared EMS into the scene. Both patients were treated and transported to the hospital within 20 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

08/20/16  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to Saint Stanislaus Church on Hudson Av for a report of smoke from the roof. Engine 16 was on location with smoke from the roof of the 2 story brick school building. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 20 minutes.

 

 

08/13/16  Engine 10 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse while companies responded to a working structure fire at 26 Berlin St. Companies on that assignment were Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives. It was under control in 42 minutes.

 

While that fire was still working, Engine 13, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 1(R.I.C.), Truck 4, Engine 5(in place of Rescue 11) and Battalion 2 responded to 6 Harris St for a reported structure fire. Engine 13 was on location with a working fire in a large 2 1/2 story row house. Command requested a second alarm, with Engine 3, Engine 12 and Truck 5 responding. Rescue 11, Car 99, The Deputy Chief and Protectives also responded to Harris St when cleared from Berlin St. This fire was under control in 41 minutes. Several companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau filled in at city firehouses. For a news story on thse fires from TWC News, click here.

 

 

08/08/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 362 Augustine St for a reported detached garage fire. While en route, Engine 10 requested the assignment to be filled out with a header visible. Truck 2 and Engine 10 were on location with a fully involved detached garage with exposure issues to other structures and live power lines. Command requested another engine company to assist with Engine 2 responding. Truck 6 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 35 minutes.

 

 

08/07/16  Engine 16 responded for EMS to 1485 Norton St for a report of 2 people passed out while cleaning a basement. Engine 16 was on location and reported high carbon monoxide levels in the structure and a total of 6 patients. Truck 6, Truck 2, Car 99, Battalion 1 and the Deputy Chief responded. The incident was under control in 56 minutes and was the result of a power washer being used in the basement. 2 patients were transported to the hospital and 4 were treated at the scene.

 

 

08/01/16  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1694 Saint Paul St for a reported kitchen fire. Engine 16 was on location with smoke from a 2 story wood frame apartment building. Command confirmed a working kitchen fire and it was under control in 12 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

08/01/16  Here are the July 2016(and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway, and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:

Engine 10 = 191 Responses - (1315 Responses 1/1/16 - 7/31/16)

Truck 2 = 160 Responses - (1024 Responses 1/1/16 - 7/31/16)

Rochester, NY F.D. = 3127 Incidents - (20177 Incidents 1/1/16 - 7/31/16)

 

 

08/01/16  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Deputy Chief John Kearney a long happy and healthy retirement after 28 years of service.

 

 

07/27/16  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Battalion Chief Tim Young a long, happy and healthy retirement after 40 dedicated years with the Rochester Fire Department. Your leadership, knowledge and guidance will be greatly missed. Enjoy some well deserved "Timmy Time."

 

 

07/27/16  Truck 2 responded to Building 119 in the Kodak Park complex to assist the Kodak Fire Department with a contained spill of powdered Pyridine N-oxide. Truck 2 was on location and requested an engine company and battalion chief to the scene. Engine 10, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. Command then requested Engine 17 and Rescue 11(with Haz-Mat 1 and 2) to the scene as well. Command reported there was no need for a "Haz-Mat" level declaration and the incident was under control in 48 minutes.

 

 

07/23/16  Engine 2 responded to 2222 St Paul St in Seneca Park for a child that needed assistance along the Genesee River gorge. Engine 2 was on location & requested a rope rescue assignment for a "low angle" rescue and the child just needed assistance and was not in distress. Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. The Protectives also responded to the scene to assist with lighting. The child was assisted from the gorge within 45 minutes of the initial dispatch. At the same time as this incident, Engine 10 responded EMS to another location in Seneca Park for a bicyclist struck by a vehicle.

 

 

07/23/16  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Engine 13(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 99 Locust St for several calls reporting a house fire. Engine 5 was on location with heavy smoke and fire from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Companies were also advised that someone had jumped from a window. Command declared a working fire and requested an extra engine company to the scene, with Engine 2 responding. Rescue 11 responded after clearing from another call. Command then requested a second alarm with Engine 17 and Truck 5 responding to fill out the assignment. 1 civilian and 2 firefighters were transported to the hospital with minor injuries. Several companies were relocated to fill in, including companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau. The fire was under control in 53 minutes and companies remained on scene for about 4 hours for overhaul.

 

 

07/22/16  Engine 2 and Truck 6(with Water Rescue 1), Rescue 11, Engine 10, Truck 2, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the Genesee River gorge below Seth Green Dr for 2 people trapped by high water in the drain tunnel. Engine 2 was on location confirming 2 people in the tunnel. A rope rescue was set up and both patients were secured and removed safely within 57 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

07/18/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 421 Driving Park Av for a reported stove fire. While en route, companies were advised of another call reporting the fire had extended to the vent fan above the stove. Truck 2 was on location with smoke from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame 2 family dwelling and declared a working fire. Engine 2 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 24 minutes.

 

 

07/14/16  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 50 Wanda St for a possible house fire. While en route, companies were advised of another call reporting a house fire. Truck 6 was on location with nothing showing from a 1 story wood frame dwelling and people outside. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 19 minutes.

 

 

07/12/16  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 33 Geneva St for a possible house fire. Engine 2 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling, then confirmed a working attic fire. The fire was under control in 25 minutes.

 

 

07/11/16  Truck 2 responded with the Kodak Fire Department for a spill of para-formaldehyde at Building 119 in the Kodak complex. Truck 2 reported a Level 0 Haz-Mat and requested the full assignment. Engine 17 and Rescue 11(with Haz-Mat 1 and 2), Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Command requested an extra engine company, with Engine 3 responding to assist. The incident was under control in 2 hours and was contained to the immediate area of the spill.

 

 

07/10/16  Engine 10 and Battalion 2 responded mutual aid to the Ridge Road Fire District for a working house fire at 141 Elmgrove Rd in the Town of Greece. The North Greece Fire Department also responded to the scene and the fire was under control in about 20 minutes.

 

 

07/06/16  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 41 Lang St for multiple reports of a vacant house on fire. Engine 2 was on location with a working fire in a large 2 1/2 story boarded up wood frame dwelling. Command ordered all companies out of the structure due to heavy fire conditions and began an exterior attack. Command also requested another company to the scene, with Engine 17 responding. Companies remained on scene most of the day while demolition took place. Engine 1 also responded to the scene to assist, and Engine 3 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Truck 5 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse. The fire took 6 hours and 26 minutes to control.

 

 

07/05/16  Engine 10, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded mutual aid to the Ridge Road Fire District for a working fire in a 1 story wood frame dwelling at 234 Nantucket Rd in the Town of Greece. The Barnard Fire Department also responded to the scene. Engine 16 filled in at the Ridge Road Fire District Headquarters on Long Pond Rd and Engine 13 filled in at the Barnard Fire Department. The fire was under control in 52 minutes.

 

 

07/04/16  Engine 16 responded for a possible brush fire behind 18 Sylvester St. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for reports of the structure also involved. Engine 9, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded. Engine 16 was on location at 1449 Norton St with a working fire in a 1 story brick commercial structure. Command requested an extra company with the report of someone possibly still in the structure. Engine 13 responded and assumed R.I.C. duties. One person was rescued from the building and the fire was under control in 28 minutes. Engine 12 filled in at "Headquarters" on North Chestnut St and Truck 4 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse. Companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau also filled in.

 

 

07/04/16  Truck 2 responded to the intersection of Lake Av and West Ridge Rd for a reported MVA. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for reports of people trapped and a person unconscious. Engine 10, Engine 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Dispatch also advised companies one of the vehicles was reported to be a Chevy Volt. Truck 2 was on location and reported no one trapped and they would handle with Engine 10 for EMS and scene clean up. One patient was treated at the scene and transported to the hospital.

 

 

07/03/16  Here are the June 2016(and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway, and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:

Engine 10 = 226 Responses - (1128 Responses 1/1/16 - 6/30/16)

Truck 2 = 180 Responses - (868 Responses 1/1/16 - 6/30/16)

Rochester, NY F.D. = 3029 Incidents - (17051 Incidents 1/1/16 - 6/30/16)

 

 

06/28/16  Truck 2 responded to the area of Ridgeway Av and Lake Av for EMS on the report of a person possibly stabbed. While en route, Engine 10 and Car 99 were dispatched with reports of 2 people stabbed. Units were cleared into the scene and Truck 2 reported only 1 patient and they could handle. The patient was treated and ready for transport within 12 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

06/28/16  With the July 4th holiday approaching, we would like to remind those in Monroe County, including the City of Rochester, ALL fireworks are still illegal. All air burst or explosive fireworks are illegal state wide, with sparkling devices legal in some counties. Monroe County forbids all fireworks sales & use. Approximately 57% of fireworks injuries are a result of sparkler use. The devices burn at a high temperature (as hot as 1000°C to 1600°C, or 1800°F to 3000°F), depending on the fuel and oxidizer used and are more than capable of causing severe skin burns or ignite clothing. Also, please DO NOT drink and drive. Enjoy the summer, but do so responsibly. Remember, your actions effect all those around you. Don't become a statistic.

 

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06/27/16  Here are the arrangements for Captain Steve Erb's calling hours and service:

CALLING HOURS:           Wednesday, June 29, 2016

TIME:                                2:00 pm – 9:00 pm

(Family will be present 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm and 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm)

 

LOCATION:                   Profetta Funeral Chapel

                                      1650 Empire Blvd., Webster      

 

FUNERAL SERVICE:  Peace of Christ Parish at St. Ambrose Church

                                     25 Empire Blvd.

                                                                       

DATE:                          Thursday, June 30, 2016

 

TIME:                           10:00 am

 

INTERMENT AT:  Fireman’s Plot at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery

 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to School of the Holy Childhood, Pluta Cancer Center or Laurelton Fire Department in Steve’s memory.

 

 

06/27/16  Engine 19 and Engine 10 responded to the Charlotte Beach parking area behind 4676 Lake Av for multiple people possibly stabbed at the scene of a fight. Engine 19 confirmed 4 patients and they were treated and transported to the hospital within 30 minutes of the initial dispatch. Engine 3 responded to fill in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. Engine 10 cleared the scene and assumed the fill in until Engine 19 was back in service.

 

 

06/26/16  Truck 2 responded to the area of Dewey Av and Rand St for EMS at the scene of a person possibly shot. The patient was treated and ready for transport to the hospital within 19 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

06/26/16  Truck 2, Engine 2 and Battalion 2 responded to the playground at 107 Bridge View Dr in Maplewood Park for playground equipment and mulch burning. Truck 2 was on location confirming the playground equipment on fire and it was under control in 18 minutes. Engine 10 was on an EMS call at the time of this incident.

 

 

06/24/16  *It is with great sadness we report the passing of Captain Steve Erb(Retired) after a long battle with cancer. Steve was a former member of Engine 10 here at Dewey and Ridgeway and a corner stone of the RFD's EMS office both as an administrator and as an instructor. He retired from the RFD in 2010 to continue his fight against cancer. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Rest in peace Captain. You have earned it. Details on calling hours and services will be posted when available.

 

 

06/23/16  Engine 5, Engine 2, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 233 Fulton Av for a possible bedroom fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a small electrical fire contained to the wall & would handle with the initial assignment. The fire was under control in 18 minutes.

 

 

06/22/16  Engine 19, Truck 2 and Battalion 1 responded to 118 Petten St for a fire reported on a dock at the marina. Engine 19 was on location with a small fire involving a dock. Engine 10 responded to fill in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. Command reported the fire was contained to the dock area and it would need to be disassembled, then requested Engine 10 to the scene to assist "in service." The companies were out for about 1 hour.

 

 

06/22/16  Engine 13, Truck 3, Engine 1, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to NY Route 490 Westbound at the Goodman St exit for a reported MVA with a vehicle rolled over and people trapped. An off duty RFD Battalion Chief was on location & confirmed 3 patients with 2 trapped and critical. Both patients were extricated within 16 minutes of the initial dispatch. While this incident was occurring, Engine 12 and Truck 4 responded to a separate MVA on NY Route 490 Eastbound near the Goodman St exit.

 

 

06/21/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 41 Primrose St for a possible house fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with smoke from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Truck 2 further reported a basement fire and declared a working fire. The fire was under control in 16 minutes.

 

 

06/19/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to the area of West Ridge Rd and Glenora Dr for a possible garage fire. While en route, several more calls were received and companies reported seeing a "header" from a distance. Engine 10 was on location with a van burning close to the building in a parking lot. Engine 5 responded as an extra company and the fire was under control in 12 minutes.

 

 

06/18/16  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 300 Sherman St for the side of a house on fire. Engine 5 was on location with smoke from a 2 1/2 story wood frame, 2 family dwelling and declared a working fire. Command reported the fire contained to the rear of the structure and it was under control in 7 minutes.

 

 

06/16/16  Engine 3, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1999 Mount Read Blvd for a reported fire in the filtration system. Engine 3 was on location with nothing showing from a large industrial warehouse and they were being waved in. They further reported visible smoke inside the structure and command declared a working fire. The Ridge Road Fire District also responded to the scene with the property being on the border between the City of Rochester and the Town of Greece. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, and the fire was under control in 32 minutes.

 

 

06/15/16  Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the intersection of Clifford Av and Miller St for person in a wheelchair struck and possibly trapped under the vehicle. Truck 6 was on location confirming a person trapped. Extrication was completed within 13 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

06/11/16  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 2, Engine 12(R.I.C.), Truck 4, Battalion 1 and the Deputy Chief responded to 14 Pardee St for a reported vacant structure on fire. Engine 16 was on location with heavy fire from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 17 and Truck 6 responded to assist and command ordered an exterior attack due to the heavy fire conditions. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 43 minutes. This fire occurred as companies were picking up from a fire on Cummings St and working another fire on Flanders St. Engine 10 filled in at "Headquarters" on North Chestnut St, Engine 19 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, and companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau filled in as well. 

 

 

06/11/16  Truck 10 responded to the intersection of Brown St and Verona St for a reported 2 car MVA. While en route, Engine 13 was also dispatched to assist as reports of at least 2 patients were received. Truck 10 was on location confirming a 2 car MVA and reported 3 patients with 2 of them trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to fill out the people trapped assignment. Extrication for the 2 patients trapped was completed within 11 minutes of the initial dispatch. Unfortunately, 1 person did not survive the incident.

 

 

06/09/16  Engine 3, Engine 10, Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 82 Edwards Deming Dr for the report of a person with their finger caught in a piece of machinery. Engine 3 was on location and confirmed a person caught in a machine. Command requested Car 906(Medical Director) and an extra engine company to the scene. Engine 17 responded to assist and they were requested to bring dry chem and pressurized water extinguishers into the scene. Extrication was completed within 1 hour and 2 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

06/02/16  Here are the May 2016(and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway, and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:

Engine 10 = 208 Responses - (902 Responses 1/1/16 - 5/31/16)

Truck 2 = 141 Responses - (688 Responses 1/1/16 - 5/31/16)

Rochester, NY F.D. = 3069 Incidents - (14021 Incidents 1/1/16 - 5/31/16)

 

 

06/02/16  Engine 10 filled in at the North Greece Fire Department while they responded to a working house fire with a person trapped at 126 Luddington La in the Town of Greece. The Ridge Road Fire District and Barnard Fire Department also responded to the scene and the fire was under control in 20 minutes. 1 person was rescued from the structure.

 

 

06/01/16  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 35 Moulson St for a reported garage fire. Engine 16 and Truck 6 were on location with light smoke showing from a 1 story wood frame detached garage. Command declared a working fire and it was under control in 19 minutes.

 

 

05/30/16  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Captain Clay Andreas(Engine 10 Group 3) and Lieutenant Dave Yiannakos(Engine 10 Group 4) good luck in their new assignments. Captain Andreas will now be the Group Safety Officer(Car 99) for Group 4, and Lieutenant Yiannakos is now assigned to Truck 5 Group 4. You will both be missed here at Dewey and Ridgeway. We would also like to welcome Captain Tim Young and Lieutenant Dan O'Toole to our Dewey and Ridgeway family. Captain Young is returning to Dewey and Ridgeway as Captain of Engine 10, Group 3 and Lieutenant O'Toole is now assigned to Engine 10 Group 4.

 

 

05/27/16  This weekend is "Memorial Day" weekend and is a time to honor those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and freedom. Please remember them in your holiday activities. It also marks the beginning of the summer season. Many people will be using backyard fire pits and BBQ pits in their enjoyment of the summer weather. Here are the rules for outside recreational fires:

1. Never leave any fire unattended.

 

2. Closely supervise children around grills and outside fires.

 

3. Make sure you have something nearby to extinguish the fire.(Sand, Dirt, a garden hose or fire extinguisher.)

 

4. Fires in approved containers, such as "Chimineas," outdoor fireplaces and ETC, must be a minimum of 15 feet from any structure (including houses, fences, garages and ETC).

 

5. Outside recreational fires, for which the pile size must be no more than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high, must be a minimum of 25 feet from any structure or combustible material (anything that can burn).

 

6. Avoid outside fires on dry, windy days to prevent unintended fire spread.

 

7. NEVER use gasoline to make a recreational fire.

 

8. Charcoal grills or other open-flame cooking devices may not be operated on balconies or within 10 feet of combustible construction (structural materials that can burn).

 

9. If the fire is causing excessive smoke or air quality issues that impact your neighbors, you may be asked to extinguish the fire under the Rochester City Code, Section 120-164.

 

The U.S. Fire Administration estimates that outdoor fires cause 850 civilian injuries and 30 civilian deaths each year. Please keep your family and neighborhood safe by following these guidelines. On behalf of Dewey and Ridgeway, and the entire Rochester Fire Department, have a safe and healthy summer!

 

 

05/27/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 2515 Mount Read Blvd("My Apartment" Bar) for a reported building fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a working fire in a 2 story wood frame structure. Command ordered companies out of the structure for an exterior attack due to the volume of fire. The Ridge Road Fire District also responded, with the structure being on the border between The City of Rochester and The Town of Greece. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 58 minutes.

 

 

05/19/16  Engine 3, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 777 Driving Park Av for a reported fire in the structure. While en route, companies were advised of a back up call reporting the roof on fire. Engine 3 was on location with smoke from the roof of a 2 story, flat roof industrial structure. Command requested an extra company and confirmed a working fire. Engine 2 responded as the extra engine company and Engine 9 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 6 minutes.

 

 

05/18/16  Engine 2 and Battalion 1 responded to 102 Turpin St for a light that was sparking and flickering. Battalion 1 was on location reporting a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame, 2 family dwelling with the possibility of people trapped and requested the full structure fire assignment. Engine 9, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded. Command requested an extra company to assist, bringing Engine 13 to the scene. All residents were accounted for and the fire was under control in 35 minutes. Due to this, and other incidents at the same time, Engine 1 filled in at "Headquarters" on North Chestnut St and Truck 4 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse. Companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau also filled in at city firehouses, including Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

05/15/16  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 83-85 Delmar St for a reported kitchen fire. Engine 5 was on location with heavy fire from the rear of a 2 1/2 story wood frame, side by side dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and requested an extra company. Engine 10 responded and assumed R.I.C. duties. The fire was under control in 38 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

05/10/16  Engine 5, Engine 2, Truck 10, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 682 Lake Av for a reported house fire with the possibility of people trapped. Engine 5 was on location with heavy smoke from the second floor of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame, multi-family dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and requested an extra company to assist, with Engine 16 responding. All residents were out of the structure and accounted for, and 2 cats were rescued from the structure. Engine 12 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 33 minutes.

 

 

05/08/16  Engine 3, Truck 2 and Battalion 1 responded to 118-120 Argo Park for a report of a bag of charcoal smoking on the porch. Engine 3 and Truck 2 were on location reporting a possible fire between the front porch and interior of a 2 1/2 story wood frame, 2 family dwelling and requested the full assignment. Engine 10, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, The Deputy Chief and Protectives then responded. Command declared a working fire and it was under control in 19 minutes.

 

 

05/04/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 19, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 2075 Dewey Av for reports of a vehicle fire against the garage. Engine 10 was on location with 3 vehicles involved and a fence burning, but no structure. Command reported they would handle with Engine 10, Engine 2, Truck 2 and Battalion 1. The rest of the assignment was placed back in service. RPD was requested due to traffic attempting to drive over hose lines.

 

 

05/04/16  Here are the April 2016(and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway, and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:

Engine 10 = 158 Responses - (694 Responses 1/1/16 - 4/30/16)

Truck 2 = 110 Responses - (547 Responses 1/1/16 - 4/30/16)

Rochester, NY F.D. = 2706 Incidents - (10950 Incidents 1/1/16 - 4/30/16)

 

 

 

05/02/16  Engine 3, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 325 Ravine Av for a reported bedroom fire. While en route, companies were advised of multiple calls coming in for a house fire and this was the scene of a kitchen fire yesterday. Engine 10 was on location confirming a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, with the second floor heavily involved. Command ordered companies out of the structure for an exterior attack due to the volume of fire. Engine 2 and Engine 13 responded to the scene as extra companies and the fire was under control in 1 hour and 26 minutes. Engine 8 and Truck 4, as well as companies from The Monroe County Fire Bureau filled in, and Engine 8 also responded to the scene to assist with overhaul. For a news story from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

05/01/16  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 325 Ravine Av for a possible stove fire. Engine 3 was on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was under control in 8 minutes.

 

 

04/17/16  The annual fire hydrant testing for The Rochester Fire Department is underway. There are approximately 7841 hydrants in the city and testing all of them takes about a month. Your neighborhood firefighters will be making sure each hydrant works properly and the procedure should not cause any problems with domestic water supply.

 

 

 

04/17/16  Engine 10, Engine 19, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 15 Studley St for multiple calls reporting a house fire. Engine 10 was on location with heavy fire from a 1 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 10 further reported everyone was out of the structure. The fire was under control in 36 minutes and Engine 3 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. The Red Cross is assisting the residents. 

 

 

04/16/16  Engine 5, Engine 13, Truck 10, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 301 Lyell Av for a possible building fire with smoke from the roof. Engine 5 and Battalion 2 were on location with a working fire in a 2 story brick mixed use building with a flat roof. Command confirmed 1 person removed from the structure and the fire was under control in 46 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

04/13/16  Engine 10, Engine 1, Truck 6, Engine 17, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 2 Potomac St for a reported MVA with a vehicle into a building with a person trapped. Rescue 11 was on location confirming a vehicle fully inside the building & a person trapped. They also advised this would be on the Buffalo Rd side of the structure. Extrication was completed within 24 minutes of the initial dispatch. Rescue 11, Engine 1, Engine 17 and Car 99 responded to this incident as they cleared from a second alarm fire at Danforth Towers on West Av.

 

 

04/09/16  Engine 10 filled in at the Barnard Fire Department while they responded to a working house fire at 268 Ellington Rd in the Town of Greece. The fire was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

04/09/16  Engine 10 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse while companies responded to a working house fire at 299 Webster Av. The fire was under control in about 2 hours. The companies that responded to the fire were Engine 9, Engine 12, Truck 4, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives. Engine 1 responded as an extra company to assume R.I.C. duties, and Engine 5 and Truck 10 responded to the scene for relief crews.

 

 

04/06/16  Engine 10 and Battalion 1 responded mutual aid with the Ridge Road Fire District and Kodak Fire Department for a fire on the roof at 303 Chemical Imaging Loop in the Kodak Park complex. The fire was under control in 34 minutes.

 

 

04/03/16  Here are the March 2016(and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway, and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:

Engine 10 = 195 Responses - (536 Responses 1/1/16 - 3/31/16)

Truck 2 = 145 Responses - (437 Responses 1/1/16 - 3/31/16)

Rochester, NY F.D. = 2820 Incidents - (8244 Incidents 1/1/16 - 3/31/16)

 

 

04/03/16  Engine 17, Engine 13, Truck 10, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 202 Martin St for reports of a vacant house fully engulfed in flames. Battalion 2 was on location confirming a fully involved vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling with an exposure problem to the house next door. An extra company was requested, bringing Truck 2 to the scene. An exterior attack was ordered due to the heavy fire conditions. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 6 minutes. Engine 7 and Engine 12 were called to the scene for relief crews.

 

 

03/25/16  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 16(in place of Rescue 11), Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 566 Conkey Av for several reports of a vacant house on fire. Engine 2 was on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 3 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse & the fire was under control in 13 minutes.

 

 

03/24/16  Engine 3, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 777 Driving Park Av for a reported fire in the ductwork. Engine 3 was on location with nothing showing from a 1 story industrial/commercial flat roof structure. Command confirmed a fire in the ductwork and handled with the initial assignment. The fire was under control in 34 minutes.

 

 

03/19/16  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to the family and crew members of Firefighter Brent Bulmann (Engine 8, Group 2) on his passing.

 

 

03/16/16  Engine 3, Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 700 Driving Park Av for a reported MVA with a person trapped. Engine 3 was on location with a vehicle on its side and confirmed a person inside. Extrication was completed within 14 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

03/15/16  Engine 5, Engine 13, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1365 Emerson St for a fire in a vent fan. Engine 5 was on location with nothing showing from a 1 story flat roof industrial/commercial structure, then further reported a working fire. Command requested an extra company to the scene with Engine 17 responding to assist. The fire was under control in about 35 minutes and Engine 17 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway when released from the scene. Engine 10 and Engine 3 were out of service training and did not respond to this incident.

 

 

03/14/16  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 139 Mitchell St for numerous calls reporting a house fire with the possibility of people trapped. While en route, command requested an extra company due to the number of calls placed for the incident, with Engine 17 responding. Engine 16 was on location with heavy fire showing from the first and second floors of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was under control in 31 minutes. Engine 13 filled in at the North Clinton Av firehouse and Truck 3 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse.

 

 

03/10/16  At 2AM this Sunday(March 13th), it will be time to spring ahead again with the clocks changing 1 hour forward for Daylight Savings Time. It's also time to check and change the batteries in your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors(where applicable).

 

 

03/06/16  Engine 10, Engine 16, Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Route 104 westbound at Carter St for a reported vehicle roll over MVA with a person trapped. While en route, Engine 16 was struck by a vehicle* and was replaced on the call by Engine 17. The Ridge-Culver Fire Department also responded as multiple locations were being reported along Route 104. RCFD was on location confirming a person trapped with a pickup truck on its side. Extrication was completed with both departments working together within 17 minutes of the initial dispatch.

*There were no injuries involved in the MVA with Engine 16.

 

 

03/03/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the area of the pedestrian bridge in Maplewood Park for someone that had fallen into the Genesee River Gorge. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location and confirmed a person over the side of the gorge. Command reported 1 patient removed from the cliff and turned over to Rural Metro Ambulance for transport within 32 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

03/02/16  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 183 Otis St for a radio alarm from R.P.D. reporting an attic fire. Engine 5 was on location with heavy fire from the attic of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and requested an extra company, bringing Engine 10 to the scene. The Red Cross is assisting the residents and the fire was under control in 37 minutes.

 

 

03/01/16  Engine 3, Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 1000 Lexington Av for a reported MVA with a person trapped. Engine 3 was on location reporting a car head on into a recycling truck and confirmed 1 person trapped. Extrication was completed within 29 minutes of the initial dispatch. 

 

 

03/01/16  Here are the February 2016 (and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:
Engine 10 = 185 Responses - (341 responses for 01/01/16 - 02/29/16)
Truck 2 = 155 Responses - (292 responses for 01/01/16 - 02/29/16)
Rochester, NY FD =  2679 Incidents - (5424 incidents for 01/01/16 - 02/29/16)

 

 

02/28/16  Engine 5, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 18 Locust St for a possible fire on the second floor. Engine 5 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, then reported a small trash can fire with some extension to the furniture. Command held the assignment to the first in companies and the fire was under control in 11 minutes.

 

 

02/26/16  Engine 5, Engine 13, Truck 10, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 192 Parkway for a reported kitchen fire. Engine 5 was on location with smoke showing from the rear of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

02/24/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Engine 2(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to an address on Augustine St for a reported couch on fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a piece of furniture burning at the curb. Engine 10 further reported the rest of the couch still smoldering inside the structure. The assignment was held to Engine 10, Truck 2, Battalion 2 and Fire Investigation, and the fire was under control in 10 minutes. Normally, this would not be a "news worthy" level incident, but in this case it is worth mentioning. Children playing with matches was determined to be the cause, and while damage was minimal and there were no injuries, the results could have been tragic. PLEASE make sure you keep matches away from your children. Be aware of what they are doing. Teach them to leave matches and lighters alone and tell an adult if they find them.

 

 

02/18/16  Engine 5 responded to 541 Lake Av for reported pedestrian struck by a vehicle in the parking lot. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for a person trapped under the vehicle. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Truck 10, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. Engine 5 was on location confirming a person trapped under a vehicle. Extrication was completed within 12 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

02/18/16  Engine 10, Engine 2, Truck 4, Engine 19(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Engine 3(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to Redeemer Lutheran Church at 1549 Dewey Av for a reported structure fire. Engine 10 was on location with a working fire and they would be stretching a 2 1/2 " attack line. Truck 2 and Rescue 11 cleared from another incident and responded to the scene. Command requested a second alarm, bringing Engine 5, Engine 13 and Truck 10 to the scene. The fire was contained to 1 section of the structure and kept from extending into the main part of the church and was under control in 45 minutes. Several companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau filled in at city firehouses during the incident.

 

 

02/18/16  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 5, Engine 10, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 1305 Emerson St for a haze in the building. Engine 3 was on location with nothing showing and being directed in. Engine 3 further reported a haze from the earlier incident and they would be investigating. Command reported a problem with the heating unit and released Engine 13. Truck 4 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

02/18/16  Engine 10 responded to 1151 Ridgeway Av for a report of a vehicle that struck the building. On arrival, Engine 10 confirmed a snow plow had struck the building and requested Battalion 1 to the scene due to structural damage. The building was secured and turned over to the property representative and RPD.

 

At the same time as the Ridgeway Av incident, Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 5, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1305 Emerson St for a reported fire in the ceiling. Engine 3 was on location with nothing showing from a 1 story masonry industrial building and being waved in. Engine 3 further reported a fire in a roof mounted heating unit and extension into the ceiling. Command declared a working fire and requested an extra engine company, bringing Engine 2 to the scene. Engine 12 filled in at the "Broad and Allen" firehouse and the fire was under control in 31 minutes.

 

 

02/09/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded for a reported MVA with possibly people trapped at the intersection of Lake Av and West Ridge Rd. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with nothing showing in the area. Engine 2 reported they were being waved in further north on Lake Av towards Maplewood Dr, then confirmed 2 people trapped. Extrication of both patients was completed within 12 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

02/09/16  Truck 2, Engine 5, Engine 2, Truck 10, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 65 Augustine St for a reported fire in the bathroom. Truck 2 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and people out front, then confirmed a fire in the bathroom. Command declared a working fire and it was under control in 29 minutes.

 

Engine 10 did not respond to this incident due to being out of service training at the Public Safety Training Facility.

 

 

02/07/16  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Saint Paul St at Northview Terrace for a reported MVA with a person trapped. Engine 2 was on location confirming a person trapped. Extrication was completed within 14 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

02/03/16  Here are the January 2016 response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:
Engine 10 = 156 Responses

Truck 2 = 137 Responses 

Rochester, NY FD = 2745 Incidents

 

 

02/01/16  Engine 7, Engine 17*, Truck 3, Engine 12(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11*, Car 99*, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief* and Protectives* responded to 132 Post Av for a reported house fire. Engine 7 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and confirmed a working fire. Truck 4 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse and the fire was under control in 20 minutes. Several of the companies(*) responded when cleared from another working fire at 3 Canton St.

 

 

01/29/16  Engine 9, Engine 12, Truck 4*, Engine 16(R.I.C.)*, Truck 6*, Rescue 11*, Car 99*, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief* and Protectives* responded to 20 Palmer St for reports of black smoke from the roof of an auto repair shop. Engine 9 was on location with smoke from the roof of a 1 story block building. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 1 hour and 12 minutes. Engine 5 and Truck 2 also responded to assist. Several of the companies(*) responded directly from another incident on Central Av and Truck 2 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse when they cleared from the scene.

 

 

01/22/16  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 43 Eiffel Place for a reported house fire. While en route, companies were advised of multiple calls for the house fire and that a person may have gone back inside the structure. Engine 2 was on location with fire from the rear of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire in the attic and it was under control in 22 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.


 

01/19/16  Engine 2 responded to the intersection of Seneca Av and Route 104 for a reported MVA. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for a report of a person trapped. Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to fill out the assignment. Engine 2 was on location confirming 2 patients and they would need a door popped to extricate 1. Extrication was completed within 13 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

01/18/16  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish FF Sam Santiago good luck in his new assignment. You will be missed. 

 

 

01/18/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Truck 10, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 48 Augustine St for multiple reports of a house fire. Due to the multiple calls and bad weather, command requested an extra company while the assignment was still en route, with Engine 3 responding. Engine 10 was on location with nothing showing from a large 2 1/2 story wood frame multi-family dwelling, then reported heavy smoke on the second floor and declared a working fire. Engine 13 responded as a second extra engine company to stage. Engine 12 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 32 minutes. 

 

 

01/18/16  Engine 19, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 229 Cherry Rd for a reported porch fire. Engine 19 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling, then reported a small fire on the outside of the structure. Command reported he would handle with the first in assignment and the fire was under control in 10 minutes.

 

 

01/15/16  Engine 3, Engine 13, Truck 5, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 105 Vanguard Parkway for a piece of machinery on fire inside the structure. Engine 3 was on location with light smoke from a large 2 story industrial structure. Command reported a fire contained to a machine with no extension and it was under control in 25 minutes.

 

Engine 5 and Engine 10 did not respond to this incident due to being out of service training at The Public Safety Training Facility.

 

 

01/15/16  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded for a "verbal alarm" to Engine 2's quarters for a fire in the electrical box at 1195 North Clinton Av, next to the firehouse. Engine 2 confirmed a fire in the electrical box and it was under control in 10 minutes.

 

 

01/09/16  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the intersection of Dewey Av and Christian Av for a reported MVA with a person possibly trapped. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location confirming a 2 car MVA. Engine 10 reported no one trapped, but they would be popping a door and could handle with Truck 2. All patients were removed from the vehicles and evaluated for EMS within 6 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

01/09/16  Engine 10 filled in at the St Paul Fire District while they worked a basement fire at 293 Seville Dr in the Town of Irondequoit. The fire was under control in 20 minutes. 

 

 

01/07/16  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to welcome FF Shane Mandel to Engine 10 Group 1 as an officially assigned member.

 

  

01/04/16  Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 2, Truck 10, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 572 Augustine St for a reported house fire. While en route, companies were advised of multiple calls coming in for the fire. Truck 2 was on location with heavy fire from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire with heavy fire on all floors of the structure and requested an extra engine company, with Engine 13 responding. Due to the volume of fire, all companies were ordered out for an exterior attack and command requested another engine company to stage, bringing Engine 16 to the scene. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 16 minutes. RTS sent a bus to the scene due to the 14 degree(F) temperature with wind chill of 0(F). The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

Engine 10 did not respond to the incident due to filling in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av while they were out of service training. 

 

 

01/02/16  Here are the "unofficial" response numbers for 2015:
Engine 10 = 2082
Truck 2 = 1938
Rochester, NY FD = 34769 incidents.

 

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12/31/15  As another year comes to an end, we would like to thank everyone for their continued support and wish everyone a happy, healthy and safe new year. Enjoy the holiday and celebrations, but do so responsibly. PLEASE do not drink and drive! 

 

 

12/31/15  Engine 19, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 4575 Lake Av for a reported fire in apartment 301. Engine 19 was on location with nothing showing from the high rise, then confirmed a working kitchen fire. An automatic second alarm was declared for a fire in a high rise. Engine 5, Engine 17 and Truck 10 responded as the second alarm companies, and Engine 3 and Engine 13 responded as the High Rise Team. The fire was under control in 26 minutes. Engine 3 was released and filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av, and Engine 12 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

12/26/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 25 Broezel St for a report of smoke in the structure. Engine 10 was on location with nothing showing from a 3 story brick apartment building and people waiting outside. Command reported a small partition fire on the third floor and would handle with the first in assignment. The fire was under control in 12 minutes.

 

 

12/11/15  Engine 19, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Engine 16(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 4440 Lake Av for a report of smoke in the structure with a hot wall. Engine 19 was on location with nothing showing, and then further reported a small partition fire. The fire was under control in 10 minutes and command handled with the first in assignment. Engine 9 was released and filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. 

 

12/11/15  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish everyone Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas and a very happy, healthy and safe New Year. As always, please enjoy the festivities of the season, but do so responsibly.

 

Here are some Christmas and Holiday tree safety tips:  

 

1. Choose a tree with fresh, green needles that do not fall off when touched.

 

2. Before placing the tree in the stand, cut 2” from the base of the trunk.

 

3. Make sure the tree is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights. 

 

4. Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit. 

 

5. Add water to the tree stand. Be sure to add water daily.

 

6. Use lights that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory. Some lights are only for indoor or outdoor use.

 

7. Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.

 

8. Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.

 

9. Never use lit candles to decorate the tree. 

 

10. Always turn off Christmas tree lights before leaving home or going to bed. 

 

-Also, as a reminder, we can also be found in Facebook as "Dewey and Ridgeway RFD."-

(  https://www.facebook.com/DeweyandRidgewayRFD?ref=hl )

 

 

12/04/15  Engine 3, Truck 2 and Battalion 2 responded to the area of Lexington Av and Mount Read Blvd for smoke in the area. While en route, the assignment was filled out for multiple calls reporting a possible structure fire. Engine 5, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded. The Ridge Road Fire District and Barnard Fire Department also responded due to the call area being on the border between the City of Rochester and the Town of Greece. Engine 3 was on location reporting heavy smoke in the area and they were looking for the source. Engine 3 then reported flames from the rear of a 1 story flat roof commercial structure at 1485 Mount Read Blvd. Command confirmed a working fire involving the roof and rear of the structure. Companies were ordered out of the structure due to a roof mounted A/C unit collapsing. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 3 minutes and 1 firefighter suffered a minor injury. Engine 12 and Truck 3 were called to the scene to assist with overhaul. Engine 10 was filling in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av at the time of the fire while they were out of service on a detail, and then responded to fill in at Engine 5's quarters on Lyell Av when Engine 19 returned to service. Truck 6 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and companies remained on scene for several hours for overhaul.

 

 

12/02/15  Here are the November 2015 (and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:
Engine 10 = 145 Responses - (1932 responses for 01/01/15 - 11/30/15)
Truck 2 = 141 Responses - (1794 responses for 01/01/15 - 11/30/15)
Rochester, NY FD =  2758 Incidents - (32079 incidents for 01/01/15 - 11/30/15)

 

 

11/25/15  With the holidays upon us, there will be a lot of cooking going on. Please remember to cook safely, not only now, but year round. One very popular way to prepare a holiday meal, is deep frying a turkey. Done improperly, this can be very dangerous. The National Fire Protection Association says deep fryer fires cause an average of five deaths, 60 injuries, and more than $15 million in property damage each year. Here are some safety tips to remember....

  1. Make sure to always use your deep fryer outdoors and away from any flammable objects. Keep a safe distance from buildings, garages, and porches that can ignite quickly. The extremely hot oil may splatter and burn objects around it.
  2. Always wear long heat resistant gloves, long sleeved shirt or apron, and safety goggles when possible. Once the oil reaches the desired temperature, carefully lower your Turkey into the oil while wearing complete protection.
  3. Most importantly, never drop a frozen turkey into hot oil, and make sure you completely dry the turkey, inside and out, before you lower it into the hot oil. It is vital you make sure both the outside and the cavity are free from any sort of moisture. A leading cause of kitchen fires is water being added to hot or boiling oil. Water, being heavier than oil, sinks to the bottom and immediately boils into steam. The steam quickly expands and forces its way up to the top, acting like a volcano and splattering burning oil everywhere. In the event splattered oil catches fire, and possibly spreads to objects around it, make sure you do NOT spray water on it, as it will only encourage the flames.
  4. To avoid oil spillover, do not overfill the fryer. To test how much oil is needed, place your turkey in the empty frying pan, and fill it with water to completely cover the bird. Remove the turkey and mark the water line. This will be the level of oil you want to use. Make sure you allow at least six inches for expansion and splatter. Completely dry the fryer before adding oil.
  5. Make sure you have an all purpose fire extinguisher on hand. In the event of a fire, never use water to try to put it out, and call 9-1-1 immediately.
  6. Be sure to keep children & pets away from the fryer.

 

Everyone at Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish you a very happy and safe Thanksgiving and holiday season.

 

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11/17/15  Engine 10 responded to Building 218 in the Kodak Park complex for an automatic fire alarm activated. While en route, calls were received for flames visible from the rear of a structure in the area of Building 218 off West Ridge Rd. Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 19(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to fill out the assignment. Engine 10 was on location with 2 large dumpsters burning against the building and the structure also involved. Command declared a working fire and it was under control in 36 minutes. Engine 13 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. 

 

11/16/15  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate Firefighter Dana Cieslinski (Engine 10 Group 1) on her promotion to Lieutenant this afternoon. Good luck in your new assignment and you will be greatly missed. A total of 2 Captains and 5 Lieutenants were promoted. Congratulations and good luck to all. 

 

 

11/15/15  Engine 16, Engine 9, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1092 Portland Av for a reported fire in the structure. Engine 16 was on location with nothing showing from a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and people outside. Command reported a working fire and it was under control in 17 minutes. Command also requested police to the scene ASAP due to vehicles driving over hose lines. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

11/02/15  Engine 5, Engine 10, Truck 2 and Battalion 2 responded to the area of Emerson St and Santee St for an odor of something burning. Engine 3 cleared from another call and also responded. Companies were on location checking the area and reported a working garage fire on Michigan St. The rest of the assignment was filled out with Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responding. Companies were advised to use caution due to a vehicle on a lift inside the structure. The fire was under control in 25 minutes. 

 

 

11/02/15  Engine 10, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded mutual aid to the Ridge Road Fire District for a working fire at 148 Grecian Gardens Dr in the Town of Greece.

 

 

11/02/15  Here are the October 2015 (and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:
Engine 10 = 169 Responses - (1787 responses for 01/01/15 - 10/31/15)
Truck 2 = 192 Responses - (1653 responses for 01/01/15 - 10/31/15)
Rochester, NY FD =  2988 Incidents - (29321 incidents for 01/01/15 - 10/31/15)

 

 

10/29/15  It's time to "fall back" this weekend. At 2AM Sunday November 1st, the clocks get turned back 1 hour. That means it is also time to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace the batteries. If you live in the City of Rochester(NY), you can dial "311" for assistance with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors.

 

 

10/29/15  Saturday is Halloween & there will be a lot of kids out "trick or treating." Please keep an eye out when driving. For Halloween safety tips from the "NFPA," click here. 

 

 

10/26/15  Engine 10 and the Kodak Park Fire Department responded to Building 218 in the Kodak Park complex for an automatic fire alarm. KPFD was on location reporting a fire in the building and requested a full assignment from the city. Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 2, Engine 19(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Command report a fire involving water reactive chemicals and they would be using dry chem extinguishers. The fire was knocked down in 13 minutes. Command declared a Level 0 Haz-Mat for the clean up and would handle with the resources already on scene.

 

 

10/20/15  Engine 5, Engine 13, Truck 2, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 108 Fulton Av for a possible stove fire. Engine 5 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and people out front. Engine 5 then reported heavy smoke in the structure and declared a working fire. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 17 minutes.

 

 

10/10/15  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 14 Burbank St for multiple reports of smoke and flames from the structure. Engine 2 was on location with a working fire on the second floor of a vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling which was the scene of a previous fire. Command requested an addition engine company, with Engine 10 responding to take over R.I.C. duties. The fire was under control in 34 minutes.

 

 

 

10/09/15  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 14 Burbank St for a reported vacant structure on fire. Engine 2 was on location with a fire on the first floor of a vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 13 minutes. Truck 10 also responded to assist.

 

 

10/06/15  *** It's "Fire Prevention Week" and this year's theme is "Hear The Beep Where You Sleep!" Make sure you have a working smoke detector in every bedroom and in the hall outside sleeping areas. If you live in the City of Rochester (NY) and need assistance with smoke detectors or carbon monoxide detectors, you can call "311" and they will assist you. Also, if you have any appliances that use combustion to operate(gas stove, gas clothes drier, gas fired hot water tank or furnace, ETC)you are required to have a carbon monoxide detector on the lowest floor with sleeping quarters.

 

 

10/06/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 246 Driving Park Av for a reported house fire. While en route, companies were advised of another call reporting a house fire. Engine 10 was on location with smoke from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story multiple family dwelling. Command declared a working fire and requested an extra company, bringing Engine 2 to the scene. The fire was under control in 22 minutes.

 

 

10/04/15  Engine 2, Engine 17, Truck 6, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 34 Kosciusko St for multiple calls reporting a house fire. Engine 2 and Truck 6 were on location with heavy smoke and flames from the basement windows of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command declared a working fire and reported the possibility of a person trapped. Engine 16 responded as an extra company after clearing from another call and Engine 13 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse. The fire was under control in 56 minutes. 1 person was located inside the structure but unfortunately did not survive. 

 

 

10/03/15  Truck 10 responded to the intersection of Smith St and Vincent St for a reported MVA. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for a report of a person trapped. Engine 13, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. Truck 10 was on location confirming they would need a door popped. Extrication was completed within 14 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

10/03/15  Engine 2, Engine 17, Truck 6, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 191 Roycroft Dr for a reported attic fire. Engine 2 was on location with light smoke showing from the attic of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and declared a working fire. Command confirmed everyone was out of the structure and the fire was under control in 16 minutes.

 

 

10/02/15  ***Reminder*** You need to have proper address numbers on your house or building. It makes it much easier for us to find the correct address when you call for help. You can read the City of Rochester, NY code for address numbers by clicking here.

 

 

10/02/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 120 Primrose St for a reported house fire. Engine 10 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 17 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

10/01/15  Here are the September 2015 (and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:
Engine 10 = 168 Responses - (1618 responses for 01/01/15 - 09/30/15)
Truck 2 = 170 Responses - (1461 responses for 01/01/15 - 09/30/15)
Rochester, NY FD =  3027 Incidents - (26333 incidents for 01/01/15 - 09/30/15)

 

 

 

09/29/15  Engine 19, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 81 Cheltenham Rd for a reported house fire. While companies were en route, a passing RPD car reported a kitchen fire and everyone out of the structure. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 10 minutes. Engine 3 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. 

 

 

 

09/28/15  **Dewey and Ridgeway Open House!!** We are holding our annual open house on Saturday October 3rd, from 10am to 2pm. All are welcome and there will be fire safety events, firehouse tours and demonstrations. We look forward to seeing you here!

 

 

 

09/26/15  Engine 2, Engine 17, Truck 6, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 22 Peckham St for a reported bed on fire. While en route, companies were advised of multiple calls reporting a house fire. Truck 6 was on location with smoke showing from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 26 minutes.

 

 

 

09/23/15  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1720 North Clinton Av for multiple calls reporting a vacant house on fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from a vacant 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 14 minutes.
 

 

 

09/20/15  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 128 Resolute St for several calls reporting a house fire. Engine 2 was on location with fire showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire on the first floor and reported everyone was out of the structure. The fire was under control in 23 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

09/13/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 168 Goodwill St for a reported house fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with heavy smoke from the attic of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 24 minutes.

 

 

 

09/11/15  Engine 10 responded to 219 Driving Park Av for reported natural gas fumes in the house. They were on location and reported they would be gaining access to the basement to investigate, and then requested a battalion chief to the scene for a leaking fuel oil tank in the basement. Battalion 2 responded and declared a "Level 0" Haz-Mat incident. Engine 17 and Rescue 11(with Haz-Mat 1 and 2), Truck 2 and Car 99 responded to assist. Companies were able to clean up the spill and remove the rest of the old fuel-oil from the tank in 1 hour and 56 minutes. Approximately 25 gallons of old, unused fuel oil was removed from the structure. 

 

  

09/11/15  Engine 10, Engine 16, Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Route 104 Eastbound near Carter St for a reported vehicle rollover with a person trapped. Battalion 1 was on location confirming a 1 car MVA with a vehicle on its roof, then reported no one trapped and he would handle with Engine 10 and Truck 6. 1 patient was treated and transported to the hospital within 18 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 


 

09/11/15  As another year passes on the anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks, the members of Dewey and Ridgeway, as well as all the members of the Rochester, NY Fire Department, would like to thank everyone for your support. Not just on the anniversary of "9/11," but every day. We greatly appreciate it, and are here for you.

 

 

 

09/09/15  Engine 10 responded to stage in the area of Dewey Av and Flower City Park for an EMS Standby during a large scale police incident. The investigation had the area closed for approximately 5 hours and there were no injuries.

 

 

 

09/04/15  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1002 Joseph Av for a possible structure fire. Engine 2 was on location with a fire on the outside of a 2 story flat roof building with extension up the side of the structure. Command declared a working fire and it was under control in 25 minutes. The Red cross is assisting the residents.


 

 

09/03/15  Engine 10(R.I.C.), Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded mutual aid to the Ridge Road Fire District for a working apartment fire at 1727 Stone Rd in the Town of Greece. Engine 9 responded to fill in at the RRFD headquarters and the fire was under control in 16 minutes.

 

 

 

09/02/15  It's that time of year again..... School is back in session. Please use caution in your travels and be aware of kids on their way to and from school. Remember, it is dangerous and illegal to pass a stopped school bus with its red lights flashing. Racing past a bus to save as few seconds is not worth a life.

 

 

 

09/01/15  Here are the August 2015 (and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:
Engine 10 = 204 Responses - (1450 responses for 01/01/15 - 08/31/15)
Truck 2 = 186 Responses - (1291 responses for 01/01/15 - 08/31/15)
Rochester, NY FD = 3320 Incidents - (23306 incidents for 01/01/15 - 08/31/15)

 

 

 

08/30/15  Engine 17, Engine 1, Truck 5, Engine 7(R.I.C.), Truck 3, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 85 Allen St for a radio alarm from Car 99 for a working fire on the roof of "Buckingham Commons." While en route, several calls were placed to "911" reporting the fire. Command confirmed a working fire on the roof of a 7 story mixed use building and requested a second alarm and the High Rise Team. Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 10, Engine 9(H.R.T.) and Engine 13(H.R.T.) responded. Command reported all apartments in the structure were being evacuated and requested a third alarm to stage, bringing Engine 3, Engine 5 and Truck 4 to the scene. A fourth alarm was called for with Engine 10, Engine 12 and Truck 6 responding. Command advised companies of holes in the roof and to use caution. The fire was confined to the roof of the structure and ceiling area of the 7th floor, and took 1 hour and 18 minutes to control. Companies remained on scene for several hours conducting extensive overhaul and salvage operations. Truck 2 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse. Due to only Engine 8, Engine 19 and Truck 2 being left in service, several companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau filled in at city firehouses, including The Barnard Fire Department here at Dewey and Ridgeway. A number of companies including Car 99 responded to this fire either directly from, or just after clearing from another fire in a vacant structure at 718 Smith St. The Red Cross is assisting the residents of 36 apartments. For a news story with video from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

08/26/15  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 352 Remington St for a reported mattress fire. While en route, companies were advised of other calls reporting a house fire at that address. Engine 2 was on location with smoke and flames from the first floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and requested an extra company. Engine 9 responded to assist. The fire was under control in 36 minutes.

 

 

 

08/24/15  Engine 10, Engine 3, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the area of Lexington Av and Colfax St for a reported MVA with a person trapped involving a tractor trailer truck and car. Engine 3 was on location confirming an MVA, and then further reported the driver of one vehicle had not survived and they could handle with Truck 2 to assist. Engine 10, Engine 1 and Car 99 returned to the scene after the Rochester Police Department completed their investigation to assist.

 

 

 

 

08/22/15  Engine 10 responded to the intersection of Dewey Av and Driving Park Av for a reported MVA with a vehicle into the building. While en route, the assignment was filled out for a report of a person trapped. Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. Engine 10 was on location confirming a vehicle into the structure with a person trapped. Extrication was completed within 12 minutes of the initial dispatch. Command also requested RG&E to the scene for a minor natural gas leak and confirmed the address as 335 Driving Park Av. 

 

 

 

08/18/15  Engine 2 responded to 12 Emanon St for a reported car fire near a house. They were on location confirming a vehicle fire close to the structure and requested the rest of the assignment. Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Command reported he would handle with Engine 2, Engine 10 and Truck 2, and the fire was under control in 11 minutes with only minor exterior damage to the porch.

 

 

 

08/17/15  Engine 10 responded to the intersection of Dewey Av and Electric Av for a MVA with a motorcycle struck by a vehicle. They were on location confirming a motorcyclist down. The rider's injuries were treated and he was transported to the hospital within 25 minutes of the initial dispatch. Engine 10 also assisted with scene clean up.

 

 

 

08/17/15  Engine 10 responded to 225 Driving Park Av for a vehicle that struck the house with damage to the front porch. While en route, they were advised the vehicle had fled the scene with significant damage to the front end. Engine 10 was on location with damage to the front porch floor and corner support of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and requested Battalion 2 to respond. The area was secured and there were no injuries to the residents of the house.

 

 

 

08/16/15  Engine 2 and Truck 6 with Water Rescue 1, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the lower falls on the Genesee River below Maplewood Park for the report of a person that fell over the falls. Truck 2 was on location at the Driving Park Bridge investigating. Command confirmed reports of a person that slipped from the top of the falls into the river. Companies searched both by boat and from the river banks for appoximately an hour and a half but unfortunately were unable to locate the person. Engine 16 also responded to assist. For a news report from WHEC News Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

08/15/15  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1193 North Clinton Av for a report of smoke from the building. Engine 2 was on location with light smoke from a vacant 1 story wood frame store front with an attached 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command declared a working fire and advised this was the scene of a previous fire. Companies found 2 small fires on the second floor and the incident was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

 

08/11/15  Engine 10, Truck 2 and Battalion 2 responded to the Genesee River Gorge below the Maplewood Park Rose Garden for 3 people lost in the gorge after dark. All 3 were located and assisted out of the gorge without injury within 15 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

08/08/15  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Executive Deputy Chief Dennis Prevost a long, happy and healthy retirement after 35+ years of service. You will be missed by all.

 

 

 

08/08/15  Engine 10, Engine 16, Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the intersection of Hudson Av and Norton St for a reported 3 car MVA with people trapped. Battalion 1 was on location confirming a person trapped. Extrication was completed within 25 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

08/03/15  Engine 5, Engine 2, Truck 10, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 9 Glendale Park for a reported vacant house fire. Engine 5 was on location with smoke and flames from a boarded up 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire in a boarded up vacant structure and ordered an exterior attack. The fire was under control in 13 minutes.

 

 

 

08/02/15  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate the latest group of recruits to graduate from the Rochester Fire Department Academy this past Friday. We welcome Firefighter S. Mandel(Engine 10 Group 1-Temp), Firefighter A. DiPinto(Engine 10 Group 2-Temp) and Firefighter D. Kier(Engine 10 Group 4-Temp). Good luck to all. 

 

 

 

08/01/15  Engine 5, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to Glendale Park at Oriole St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with heavy smoke from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire in a vacant structure with heavy fire on the second floor and an exposure problem to a structure next door. Engine 2 responded as an extra company to assist and the fire was under control in 28 minutes. Truck 4 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Engine 16 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse.

 

 

 

08/01/15  Here are the July 2015 (and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:
Engine 10 = 191 Responses - (1246 responses for 01/01/15 - 07/31/15)
Truck 2 = 131 Responses - (1105 responses for 01/01/15 - 07/31/15)
Rochester, NY FD = 2033 Incidents - (19985 incidents for 01/01/15 - 07/31/15)

 

 

 

 

07/29/15  Engine 10, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Engine 16(in place of Rescue 11), Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 78 Glendale Pk for a reported house on fire. Engine 10 was on location with smoke and flames from a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 22 minutes.

 

Rescue 11 and Car 99 were working a Haz-Mat incident at Building 119 in the Kodak Park complex at the time of the Glendale Park fire. Engine 2, Engine 17, Battalion 1 and Haz-Mats 1 and 2 also responded, along with the Kodak Park FD. The Haz-Mat incident was under control in 2 hours and 11 minutes and did not pose a hazard outside of the immediate spill area.

 

Truck 2 was out of service training at the time of the 2 incidents and returned to service to fill in at the Broad and Allen firehouse. Engine 12 responded to fill in at Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

 

 

07/29/15  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 22 Plover St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with a working fire on the first floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, and Truck 4 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse. The fire was under control in 18 minutes.

 

 

 

07/22/15  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 279 Emerson St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command requested an extra engine company, bringing Engine 10 to the scene. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 24 minutes.

 

 

 

07/17/15  Engine 10, Engine 2, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to North Clinton Av at Route 104 for a reported MVA with a vehicle rolled over and possibly people trapped. Engine 10 was on location with a vehicle on its roof, then further reported no one trapped. Engine 10 and Truck 2 handled.

 

 

 

07/17/15  Engine 10, Engine 16, Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Route 104 Westbound at Portland Av for a reported MVA with a vehicle rolled over and people trapped. Ridge Culver FD also responded. RFD Car 6 was on location confirming a 1 car MVA with people trapped on Route 104 West under the Portland Av overpass. 1 patient was extricated within 11 minutes of the initial dispatch and the second patient within 26 minutes.

 

 

 

07/13/15  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 22 1/2 Oscar St for a reported mattress fire inside the structure. Engine 2 was on location with light smoke from a 2 1/2 story wood frame 2 family dwelling. Command confirmed a mattress fire and would handle with the initial assignment. The fire was under control in 8 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

07/11/15  Engine 10, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1562 Dewey Av for a reported house fire. Engine 10 was on location with heavy smoke from the eves of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 21 minutes.

 

 

 

07/10/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 416 Electric Av for a reported house fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Truck 4 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 17 minutes.

 

 

 

07/09/15  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 365 Conkey Av for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire on the first floor and it was under control in 20 minutes. Engine 3 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

 

07/08/15  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 6, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 90 - 92 Strong St for a reported kitchen fire. Engine 2 was on location with heavy smoke from a 2 1/2 story wood frame 2 family dwelling, then reported the possibility of people trapped. Command confirmed a working fire and requested an extra company, bringing Engine 17 to the scene. Primary and secondary searches were negative for people trapped and the fire was under control in 18 minutes.

 

 

 

07/02/15  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate all the members of The Rochester Fire Department promoted this morning, including Captain J. Hartman(Truck 2 Group 2) to Battalion Chief and Firefighter T. Byrnes(Engine 10 Group 2) to Lieutenant. Good luck in your new assignments and you will be missed. We would like to welcome Captain T. Rogan(Truck 2 Group 2), Firefighter T. Berry(Engine 10 Group 2) and Firefighter D. Fox(Truck 2 Group 2). We would also like to wish Firefighter C. Giordano(Truck 2 Group 2) good luck in his new assignment.

 

 

 

07/01/15  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 33 Furlong St for a reported fire in the bathroom. Engine 16 was on location with nothing showing from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, then further reported light smoke in the structure. Command confirmed a small fire in the ceiling around the bathroom vent fan and would handle with the assignment on scene. The fire was under control in 10 minutes.

 

 

 

07/01/15  Here are the June 2015 (and year to date) response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:
Engine 10 = 179 Responses - (1055 responses for 01/01/15 - 06/30/15)
Truck 2 = 181 Responses - (974 responses for 01/01/15 - 06/30/15)
Rochester, NY FD = 2903 Incidents - (16952 incidents for 01/01/15 - 06/30/15)

 

 

 

06/30/15  With the "4th of July" holiday only a few days away, we would like to remind everyone that fireworks are dangerous and illegal in NY State. Yes, that includes firecrackers, "M-80s" and etc. Personal injury and property damage are all too common with untrained and illegal fireworks displays. While now legal in some areas of NY State EXCLUDING Rochester and Monroe County, even "Sparklers"(and ETC) are dangerous, burning at temperatures as hot as 1800°F to 3000°F.  

 

Here are some facts from the National Fire Protection Association...

  • In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 178,000 reported fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside  and other fires. These fires resulted in an estimated eight reported civilian deaths, 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage.
  • In 2011, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 9,600 people for fireworks related injuries. 61% of 2011 emergency room fireworks related injuries were to the extremities and 34% were to the head.
  • The risk of fireworks injury was highest for children ages 5-19, and adults 25-44 in a typical year, with very comparable risks across much of the population.
  • On Independence Day in a typical year, far more U.S. fires are reported than on any other day. Fireworks account for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause of fires.

-The members of Dewey and Ridgeway want to wish everyone a safe & happy summer season. Have fun, but please do so responsibly. Your actions effect all those around you.-

  

 

 

06/28/15  Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 10, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 21 Arborwood Crescent for a reported stove fire. While responding, companies were advised of a caller stating the fire was spreading. Truck 2 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 story garden style apartment building. Command confirmed a working fire and requested an ambulance to evaluate a resident. The fire was under control in 14 minutes. Engine 10 was filling in at Engine 16's quarters on Hudson Av at the time of this incident.

 

 

 

06/23/15  Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 2, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Engine 17(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 60 Turpin St for a possible fire in the bathroom. Engine 16 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a small fire in the bathroom and it could be handled with the initial assignment. The fire was under control in 17 minutes.

 

 

 

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06/22/15  Truck 5 responded to the intersection of Mount Read Blvd and Route 490 for a reported MVA involving a tractor trailer and a car. While en route, the assignment was upgraded with reports of a car pinned under the truck, possibly on fire and with at least one person trapped. Engine 10, Engine 1, Rescue 11, Engine 3, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. Truck 5 was on location confirming a vehicle under a truck, one person trapped and no fire. Extrication was completed within 33 minutes of the initial dispatch. Unfortunately, the person did not survive. 

 

 

 

06/22/15  Engine 17, Rescue 11, Engine 2 and Truck 6(with Water Rescue 1), Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to the Genesee River under the "Inner Loop" bridge for a worker that fell into the river. Engine 17 was on location being directed in. Command confirmed a person trapped in the river, requested police to close down the "Inner Loop" and requested RG&E slow the river flow. Command also requested 2 extra rope companies to assist, bringing Truck 2 and Truck 10 to the scene. One person was removed from the water but unfortunately did not survive.

 

 

At the same time as this incident, companies also responded to 80 Steel St for a vehicle burning in a piece of machinery at the wrecking yard. Due to the two incidents operating at the same time, companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau filled in for city companies.

 

 

 

 

06/20/15  Engine 19, Engine 10, Truck 2, Truck 6, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 4182 Lake Av for a reported house fire. Engine 19 was on location with a working fire in a large 2 1/2 story wood frame 2 family dwelling. Engine 3 responded as an extra engine company to assist and command reported holes in the second floor. 1 person was removed from the structure. Engine 16 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av and the fire was under control in 31 minutes.

 

 

 

06/16/15  Engine 10, Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 5, Rescue 11, Engine 1(as a third extrication company), Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 1390 Mount Read Blvd at the intersection of Lexington Av for a MVA involving a school bus, a medical transport van, a refuse truck and other vehicles, with possible people trapped. While en route, companies were advised that no students were on board the bus when the collision occured. Engine 3 was on location confirming several vehicles involved and at least 1 person trapped. All patients were extricated and treated for transport within 23 minutes of the initial dispatch. For a news story from WHEC TV 10, click here.

 

 

 

06/13/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 399 Birr St for a reported house fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a small fire in the bathroom and it was under control in 8 minutes.

 

 

06/12/15  Engine 5, Engine 13, Truck 10, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 100 Lorimer St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with nothing showing from a mixed use 2 1/2 story wood frame structure and people outside. Engine 5 then reported a fire in the rear of the structure. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 30 minutes.

 

 

 

06/04/15  Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 2, Truck 2, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 59 Roycroft Dr for a reported house fire with possibly people trapped. While en route, companies were advised that everyone was out of the structure and a possible basement fire. Engine 16 and Truck 6 were on location with a fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 2 requested an ambulance for a person that jumped from a second story window. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 16 minutes.

 

 

 

06/03/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2 and Battalion 2 responded to 490 Electric Av for a report of smoke from the house. Engine 10 was on location with smoke from the eves of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, then further reported a possible kitchen fire. Battalion 2 requested the rest of the assignment with Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Car 99, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responding. Command reported a working fire on the first floor and it was under control in 21 minutes.

 

 

 

06/01/15  Here are the May 2015 (and year to date) response stats for Dewey and

Ridgeway and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:
Engine 10 = 204 Responses - (876 responses for 01/01/15 - 05/31/15)
Truck 2 = 175 Responses - (793 responses for 01/01/15 - 05/31/15)
Rochester, NY FD = 3153 Incidents - (14048 incidents for 01/01/15 - 05/31/15)

 

 

 

05/28/15  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 22 Santee St for multiple calls reporting a house fire. While en route, companies were advised of a person that may have gone back inside the structure to get pets. Engine 5 was on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame 2 family dwelling. Command reported heavy smoke and fire on the first and second story and requested an extra company. Engine 13 responded to assist. Truck 4 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse and Engine 12 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway. Command requested another engine to the scene, with Engine 2 responding, then command ordered a second alarm, with Truck 4 filling out the assignment. Due to rapidly deteriorating conditions, all companies were ordered out of the structure and an exterior attack was then ordered. After the second alarm was declared, Engine 17 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse. The fire was under control in approximately 3 hours.

 

 

 

 

05/28/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5, Truck 6, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 19 Minder St for a possible house fire. While en route, multiple calls were received reporting a house fire and the possibility of children inside the structure. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a fire on the second floor of a large 2 story wood frame, 2 family dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and requested an additional engine company. Engine 2 responded to assist. Engine 12 and Truck 5 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway. The fire was under control in 27 minutes. Truck 3 also responded to assist with overhaul.

 

 

 

05/19/15  This coming weekend is "Memorial Day" weekend and marks the beginning of the summer season. Many people will be using backyard fire pits and BBQ pits in their enjoyment of the summer weather. Here are the rules for outside recreational fires:

1. Never leave any fire unattended.

 

2. Closely supervise children around grills and outside fires.

 

3. Make sure you have something nearby to extinguish the fire.(Sand, Dirt, a garden hose or fire extinguisher.)

 

4. Fires in approved containers, such as "Chimineas," outdoor fireplaces and ETC, must be a minimum of 15 feet from any structure (including houses, fences, garages and ETC).

 

5. Outside recreational fires, for which the pile size must be no more than 3 feet in diameter and 2 feet high, must be a minimum of 25 feet from any structure or combustible material (anything that can burn).

 

6. Avoid outside fires on dry, windy days to prevent unintended fire spread.

 

7. NEVER use gasoline to make a recreational fire.

 

8. Charcoal grills or other open-flame cooking devices may not be operated on balconies or within 10 feet of combustible construction (structural materials that can burn).

 

9. If the fire is causing excessive smoke or air quality issues that impact your neighbors, you may be asked to extinguish the fire under the Rochester City Code, Section 120-164.

 

The U.S. Fire Administration estimates that outdoor fires cause 850 civilian injuries and 30 civilian deaths each year. Please keep your family and neighborhood safe by following these guidelines. On behalf of Dewey and Ridgeway, and the entire Rochester Fire Department, have a safe and healthy summer!

 

 

 

05/16/15  Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 373 Weaver St for a reported house fire. Truck 6 was on location with smoke and flames from the rear of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and requested another company, with Engine 9 responding. The fire was under control in 20 minutes.

 

 

 

05/16/15  Truck 2 responded to 2395 Dewey Av for a reported 2 car MVA. They were on location confirming a 2 car MVA and they had 3 patients. Truck 2 also requested Engine 10 to assist with popping a door. 1 person was extricated and all patients treated within 25 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

 

05/14/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1 and The Deputy Chief responded to 6 Brooklyn St for a possible house fire. Truck 2 was on location with smoke showing from the front of a 2 story wood frame dwelling and reported a possible basement fire. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 16 minutes. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, Truck 5 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse, and the Protectives were working at another scene and did not respond to this incident.

 

 

 

 

05/11/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded for a possible house fire across from 519 Magee Av. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a car fire between 2 houses. Command reported minor extension to one of the structures and the fire was under control 14 minutes.

 

 

 

05/08/15  The annual fire hydrant testing for The Rochester Fire Department is underway. There are 7841 hydrants in the city and testing all of them takes about a month. Your neighborhood firefighters will be making sure each hydrant works properly and the procedure should not cause any problems with domestic water supply.

 

 

 

05/07/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 19(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1488 Dewey Av for a reported fire in the air conditioning system. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with smoke showing from a 1 story commercial structure with a flat roof. Command confirmed a working partition fire, and it was under control in 18 minutes.

 

 

 

05/06/15  Truck 2 responded to 347 Electric Av for a possible fence on fire. While en route, the assignment was filled out for reports that the house was on fire. Engine 10, Engine 2, Truck 10, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded. Truck 2 was on location confirming a fence on fire with a possible exposure issue, then reported they could handle with Engine 10, Battalion 2 and Fire Investigation. Command reported a fence fire with some extension to a vehicle and it was under control in 10 minutes.

 

 

 

05/01/15  Engine 10 and Truck 2 responded to the intersection of West Ridge Rd and Glenora Dr for a reported vehicle fire. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for a report of a vehicle flipped and a person trapped. Engine 3, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Engine 10 was on location with a 1 car MVA, the vehicle fully involved and heavily damaged, then further reported 1 person on the ground and no one trapped. Command reported the traffic light control box and a pedestrian crossing sign pole damaged in the incident. The fire was under control in 10 minutes. Unfortunately the person did not survive. The Rochester Police Department is investigating the incident.

 

 

 

05/01/15  Here are the April 2015 and year to date response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway and the Rochester, NY Fire Department:
Engine 10 = 171 Responses (672 for 01/01/15 - 04/30/15)
Truck 2 = 163 Responses (618 for 01/01/15 - 04/30/15)
Rochester, NY FD = 2756 Incidents (10895 for 01/01/15 - 04/30/15)

 

 

 

04/30/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 1174 Dewey Av for a 2 car MVA with a report of people trapped. Truck 2 was on location confirming a 2 car MVA. Command reported no one trapped and Engine 10 and Truck 2 would handle. 3 patients were treated within 9 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

04/30/15  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 570 Hollenbeck St for a report of pallets burning inside the warehouse. Engine 16 and Battalion 1 were on location confirming pallets burning in a 2 story steel warehouse. Engine 2 assumed R.I.C. duties and command reported he would handle with the initial assignment. The fire was under control in 10 minutes. 

 

 

 

04/28/15  Truck 2 responded to the area of Bridge View Dr and Maplewood Dr for a reported brush fire along the Genesee River Gorge. They were on location reporting a brush fire towards the bottom of the gorge and requested an engine company to assist. Engine 10 responded. While gaining access to the fire, companies reported an injured person at the bottom of the gorge near the fire and requested a rope rescue assignment be filled out. Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to assist. Command requested another rope rescue company to assist, with Truck 10 responding. Command then requested the water rescue team to respond and stand by at Hanford Landing. Engine 2(with Water Rescue 1) and Truck 6 responded. Engine 16 also responded to assist with fire suppression. The patient was treated for minor injuries and possible dehydration, and brought to a waiting ambulance at Hanford Landing by boat within 1 hour and 17 minutes of the initial dispatch. The entire incident was under control in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Engine 12 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Truck 5 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse.

 

 

 

04/28/15  Engine 10 responded to the area of 629 Augustine St for a report of a possible brush fire. Engine 10 was on location with a brush fire along the railroad tracks and requested another company to assist. Engine 3 responded and the fire was under control in 45 minutes.

 

 

 

04/25/15  Engine 5 responded to 599 Lake Av for an automatic alarm activated. While en route, another call was received for an odor of something burning with the alarm going off, adding Battalion 2 to the assignment. Engine 5 was on location with nothing showing from a 3 story apartment building. Command reported smoke in the building and requested another engine company and a truck company to assist. Engine 10 and Truck 2 responded. Command confirmed an electrical fire in the basement and would handle with the assignment on scene. The fire was under control in 22 minutes and confined to the electrical panel boxes. RG&E also responded to assist.

 

 

 

04/25/15  Here is a great video that explains & demonstrates why you should NEVER use water on a grease fire. A small fire on the stove can spread quickly & violently when water is used on a pan of burning grease or oil. Use a lid or baking soda to cover the flames if it's a small fire and call 911. Do not use flour, as it can react with the fire. Also, do not try to move or carry the pot / pan outside or to a sink.

https://www.facebook.com/DiscoveryNews/videos/10153057529508387/?theater

 

 

 

04/22/15  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 45 Dayton St for a reported kitchen fire. Battalion 1, Engine 16 and Truck 6 were on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed fire on the first and second floors. Truck 5 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and the fire was under control in 23 minutes.

 

 

 

04/21/15  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 37 OK Terrace for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with fire in the doorway of a 2 1/2 story wood frame side by side dwelling. Command reported a small fire in the foyer and they would handle with the assignment on scene. The fire was under control in 8 minutes.

 

 

 

04/15/15  Engine 2 responded to the intersection of North Clinton Av and Norton St for a reported MVA. While en route, the assignment was filled out for a report of people trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, and Battalion 2 responded. Engine 2 was on location confirming a MVA with 2 people trapped and requested RG&E for a damaged pole. The first patient was extricated within 9 minutes of the initial dispatch and the second patient within 16 minutes of initial dispatch. Car 99 was tied up at a working fire at the time of the call.

 

 

04/13/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to Maplewood Park near the Driving Park Bridge for a report of a person in the Genesee River gorge and possibly injured. 2 victims were found to be actually in the gorge under the Veteran's Memorial Bridge further north and were removed from the area within 1 hour & 30 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

04/12/15  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish FF C. Bradley-Phillips(Engine 10 Group 1) and FF C. Batzel(Truck 2 Group 4) good luck in their new assignments. You will be missed! We would also like to welcome Lieutenant T. Taylor to Engine 10 Group 2 and FF L. Presha to Truck 2 Group 4.

 

 

 

04/10/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2 and Battalion 2 responded to 1053 Lake Av for a report of smoke in the apartment with the detector activated. Engine 10 was on location with smoke showing from the second floor of a 2 story garden style apartment complex and requested the full assignment. Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, The Deputy Chief and Protectives then responded. Command confirmed a working fire and requested the next in engine company to assist. Engine 3 responded and assumed R.I.C. duties. The fire was under control in 27 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

 

04/05/15  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 128 Weaver St for smoke from the structure. Engine 2 was on location with a working fire in a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 5 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and Truck 5 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway. The fire was under control in 18 minutes.

 

 

 

04/04/15  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 283 Avenue C for a report of something burning on the back porch. Engine 2 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 2 then reported a working partition fire. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 

04/03/15  Engine 10, Engine 16, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the intersection of Hudson Av and Clifford Av for a reported MVA with a person trapped. Engine 16 was on location confirming 1 person trapped. 1 patient was extricated within 7 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

04/01/15  Here are the March 2015 response stats for Dewey and Ridgeway:
Engine 10 = 168 Responses (501 for 01/01/15 - 03/31/15)
Truck 2 = 157 Responses (455 for 01/01/15 - 03/31/15)
Rochester, NY FD = 2789 Incidents (8139 for 01/01/15 - 03/31/15)

 

 

 

03/24/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 160 Seneca Parkway for a reported house fire. Engine 10 was on location with nothing showing from a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and being waved in. Engine 10 further reported a working fire on the second floor. The fire was under control in 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

03/22/15  Engine 19, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 35 Camden St for a reported house fire with the possibility of people trapped. While en route, companies were notified a neighbor was reporting flames from the attic. Engine 19 was on location with flames from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and 1 person was reported out of the structure within 3 minutes of first arrival. Engine 3 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av, Engine 5 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 44 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

 

03/21/15  Engine 16, Engine 9, Truck 6, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 835 Portland Av for a reported house fire with the possibility of a baby trapped. Engine 16, Truck 6 and Battalion 1 were on location with a fire on the first floor of a 2 story brick apartment building. Command confirmed a working fire with everyone out of the structure. The Red Cross is assisting the residents and the fire was under control in 28 minutes.

 

 

 

03/15/15  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 50 Van Stallen St for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke and flames from the second floor of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and declared a working fire. Command requested a second alarm due to rapidity deteriorating conditions and ordered companies out of the structure for an exterior attack. Engine 9, Engine 10 and Truck 10 responded as the extra companies. Engine 3 and Truck 4 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and Truck 5 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse. One firefighter suffered a minor injury and the fire was under control in 1 hour and 6 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

03/13/15  Engine 16, Engine 9, Truck 6, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 176 Furlong St for a possible house fire. Engine 16 was on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was under control in 24 minutes.

 

 

 

03/11/15  Engine 9, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1655 Norton St for a possible house fire. Engine 9 was on location with a working fire in a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 12 also responded to assist and the fire was under control in 14 minutes. 1 person was treated for smoke inhalation and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. 

 

 

 

 

03/10/15  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate Lt. Lawrence Brumfield(Engine 10 Group 2) on his promotion to Captain, as well as to the other members of the RFD promoted today, and wish them good luck in their new assignments.

 

 

 

03/06/15  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 48/52 Branch St for a reported kitchen fire. Engine 16 was on location with heavy smoke and fire from a 2 story wood frame side by side residential structure. Command reported everyone was out of the structure and Engine 17 responded as an extra company to assist. The fire was under control in 44 minutes. Engine 10 and Engine 12 were also called as relief crews due to the cold weather with temperatures near 0 degrees(F).

 

 

 

 

03/05/15  The annual St. Patrick's Day parade is just over a week away and hopefully Mother Nature will cooperate with decent weather. The route and staging areas have been changed slightly due to the "Inner Loop" project. See http://rochesterparade.com/ for more info.

 

 

 

03/04/15  Although you wouldn't know it by "arctic" like weather lately, it's time to "spring ahead" again. Sunday March 8th at 02:00AM we turn the clocks ahead for "daylight savings time." It's also time to check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and to make sure they have fresh batteries. You should have 1 working smoke detector in the hall outside sleeping areas and 1 in each bedroom. You also need 1 carbon monoxide detector on the lowest floor containing a sleeping area. 

 

Taking a few minutes to be sure they are operating properly can save your life. According to the NFPA, almost two thirds of home fire deaths in 2005-2009 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead.  Almost one quarter of the smoke alarm failures were due to dead batteries. Also, be sure you children know what to do when the smoke or carbon monoxide detectors activate. 

 

If you are a City of Rochester New York resident, and would like smoke detector and/or carbon monoxide detector information, please call "311" and they will assist you. 

 

 

 

 

03/03/15  Engine 10 responded to 208 Magee Av for a reported car fire. They were on location confirming a car fire in the street. The fire was under control in 11 minutes.

 

 

 

02/28/15  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 87 Locust St for a reported shed fire close to the houses. Engine 3 was on location with a shed fully involved in the rear and confirmed close to the house. Command requested RG&E to the scene for power lines involved. The fire was contained to the shed and was under control in 11 minutes.

 

 

 

02/26/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2 and Battalion 1 responded to 1 Imaging Way in the Kodak Park complex to assist the Kodak Fire Department with a report of smoke in the building with a detector activated. Command reported a fire in an electrical panel box and the incident was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

 

02/23/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the area of Lake Av and West Ridge Rd for a reported MVA with a possibility of someone trapped. Engine 10 was on location with a 3 car MVA in the 200 block of West Ridge Rd, then confirmed someone trapped and they would need to pop a door. Extrication was completed within 19 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

02/22/15  Engine 5, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 682 Lake Ave for a reported MVA with people trapped. Engine 5 was on location confirming a vehicle on its side and people trapped. Command requested a second ambulance to scene and extrication was completed within 10 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

02/20/15  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 78 Baumann St for a possible house fire. Engine 16 was on location reporting smoke from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire in the attic and requested an extra engine company to the scene due to the below 0(F) temperatures. Engine 9 responded to assist. The fire was under control in 30 minutes.

 

 

 

02/15/15  Engine 10 filled in at The Barnard Fire Department while they responded to a working house fire at 73 Clearview Rd in The Town of Greece.

 

 

 

02/13/15  Truck 2, Engine 5, Engine 3, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 464 Augustine St for a reported house fire. While en route, Truck 2 advised companies they were blocked by parked vehicles and to respond from the opposite direction on Augustine. Engine 5 was on location with heavy fire showing from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command declared a working fire and requested another engine company, bringing Engine 13 to the scene. Command then requested a second alarm, with Engine 16 and Truck 6 filling out the alarm. Engine 13 assumed R.I.C. duties and companies were ordered out of the structure due to a frozen hydrant and heavy fire conditions on the second floor and attic. Engine 9 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse, Truck 5 filled in at the "Broad and Allen" firehouse and the fire was under control in 47 minutes. Note... Engine 10 was still filling in at The Barnard Fire Department during this fire.

 

 

 

 

02/13/15  Engine 10 filled in at The Barnard Fire Department while they responded to a working fhouse fire at 5 Lakewood Dr in The Town of Greece. 

 

 

 

02/07/15  Truck 5, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Thurston Rd and Ravenwood Av for a reported MVA with a vehicle flipped and a person trapped. Truck 5 was on location confirming a vehicle on its side and a person trapped. Extrication was completed within 22 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

 

01/29/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 310 Seneca Parkway for a reported house fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a partition fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire on the first floor and it was under control in 21 minutes. Truck 6 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

 

 

01/25/15  Engine 17 responded to 146 University Av for a reported 2 car MVA. They were on location reporting a vehicle on its side and a person trapped. Engine 1, Engine 10(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to assist. Command reported 3 patients with 1 trapped. Extrication was completed within 21 minutes of the initial dispatch. 

 

 

 

01/20/15  Engine 19 and Battalion 1 responded to 361 Boxart St for a report of a red glow and black smoke visible in the area. Engine 19 was on location with nothing showing, then reported a large section of the wooden dock near Turning Point Park burning. Truck 2, Engine 3 and the Protectives responded to assist. Engine 16 and Engine 10 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av and the fire was under control in 2 hours and 51 minutes. 

 

 

 

01/15/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3 and Battalion 1 responded to 119 Ridgeview Circle in the Kodak Park complex to assist the Kodak Fire Department with a tipped 55 gallon drum of Methacrolein. Engine 10 was on location and declared a "Level 0 Haz-Mat" incident. Engine 17 and Rescue 11(with Haz-Mat 1 and 2) and Car 99 responded. Command upgraded the incident to a "Level 1 Haz-Mat" and Engine 9 also responded to assist. The incident was under control in 3 hours and 8 minutes and contained to the area of the spill.

 

 

 

01/14/15  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 141 East Ridge Rd for a report of a vehicle fire inside the repair shop. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from a 1 story commercial structure. Command reported a fuel fire with no extension to the structure, and it was under control in 10 minutes.

 

 

 

01/06/15  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the intersection of Lake Av and West Ridge Rd for a reported 2 car MVA with people trapped. Truck 2 and Engine 10 were on location confirming a 2 car MVA. Truck 2 further reported no one trapped. Engine 10 and Truck 2 handled with a total of 4 patients and they were treated and transported to the hospital within 23 minutes of the initial dispatch. 

 

 

01/06/15  Engine 16 responded to 835 Hudson Av for a report of a school bus into a tree. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for a report of people trapped. Engine 10 and Battalion 1 responded at that time. Engine 16 was on location confirming a person trapped and declared a "MCI"(Mass Casualty Incident) due to the number of potential patients involved. Truck 6, Engine 2, Rescue 11 and Car 99 responded to assist.(Rescue 11 and Car 99 were responding directly from another MVA scene) Command reported a total 10 patients and all were treated and transported within 39 minutes of the initial dispatch. Both Rural Metro and Monroe Ambulance responded to the scene. No students suffered life threatening injuries, but unfortunately the bus driver did not survive. Rochester Police are investigating the cause of the crash. 

 

 

01/01/15  Here are the "unofficial" response numbers for 2014:
Engine 10 = 1978
Truck 2 = 1875
Rochester, NY FD = 33093 incidents

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