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12/31/13  We would like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and happy new year. Enjoy this last holiday of 2013, but PLEASE do so responsibly. DO NOT drink and drive. Use a designated driver that will not be drinking ANY alcohol, or you can use free bus services being offered by The Rochester Genesee Regional Transportation Authority on all regular routes between 6PM this evening and 1AM January 1st.

 

 

 

12/31/13  On Monday December 30, 2013, The Rochester Fire Department held a "Medal Day" ceremony at The Public Safety Building. We would like to congratulate everyone that received awards, including several members of Dewey and Ridgeway. They include:

Capt. C. Andreas(Engine 10 Group 3) - Unit Commendation

Capt. J. Walter(Truck 2 Group 2) - Unit Commendation(x2)

Lt. J. McGee II(Engine 10 Group 1) - Unit Commendation, EMS Lifesaving

FF. D. Platt(Engine 10 Group 1) - Unit Commendation(x2), EMS Lifesaving

FF. D. Ross(Engine 10 Group 1) - Unit Commendation, EMS Lifesaving

FF. F. Welch(Engine 10 Group 1) - Unit Commendation(x2), EMS Lifesaving

FF. M. Patterson(Engine 10 Group 1) - Unit Commendation

Lt. T. Young(Truck 2 Group 1) - Unit Commendation(x2), EMS Lifesaving

FF. J. Derleth(Truck 2 Group 1) - Unit Commendation(x2)

FF. J. O'Gorman(Truck 2 Group 1) - EMS Lifesaving

FF. J. Prouty(Truck 2 Group 1) - Unit Commendation(x2), EMS Lifesaving

FF. A. Rodriguez(Truck 2 Group 1) - Unit Commendation

Lt. L. Brumfield(Engine 10 Group 1) - Unit Commendation

FF. J. Bretz(Truck 2 Group 2) - Unit Commendation

FF. C. Giordano(Truck 2 Group 2) - Unit Commendation

FF. R. Rolfe(Engine 10 Group 3) - Unit Commendation

FF. M. Montesano(Truck 2 Group 3) - Unit Commendation

FF. L. Rodriguez(Truck 2 Group 3) - Distinguished Service Class 1

FF. J. Bergeron(Engine 10 Group 4) - Unit Commendation

FF. M. Wells(Engine 10 Group 4) - Unit Commendation

 

Well done & congratulations to all.

 

 

 

12/31/13  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Fire Chief Sam Mitrano good luck in his retirement. May it be a long, healthy and happy time.

 

 

 

12/25/13  Truck 10 responded to the intersection of State St and Platt St for a reported MVA. They were on location reporting a 2 car MVA with a person trapped and requested the rest of the assignment. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the scene. Command reported 4 patients with 1 trapped and requested another company to assist. Engine 13 responded as the extra company. Extrication was accomplished within 15 minutes of the initial dispatch.  

 

 

 

12/23/13  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate Chief Schreiber on being appointed the new Fire Chief for The Rochester Fire Department. Chief Schreiber was the Captain of Truck 2(formerly Quint and Midi 2) here at Dewey and Ridgeway before being promoted to Deputy Chief and Fire Marshal.

 

 

 

12/19/13  Engine 3, Engine 10, Rescue 11 and Battalion 2 responded to the intersection of Emerson St and Mt Read Blvd for a multi vehicle MVA with the possibility of a person trapped. Engine 3 was on location confirming 1 person trapped. Extrication was completed within 17 minutes of initial dispatch.

 

 

 

12/13/13  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to Dewey Av at Albemarle St for a reported MVA with a vehicle rolled over and a person trapped. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location confirming a serious 2 car MVA with rollover and a person trapped. Command further reported a total of 4 patients and requested another company to assist, with Engine 2 responding to the scene. Extrication was accomplished within 9 minutes of initial dispatch. Unfortunately 2 patients did not survive. The Rochester Police Department is investigating the incident. For a news story from The Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, click here.

12/10/13  Each year, about 400 people in the US are killed in alcohol related crashes during the last half of December. Six major holidays such as Thanksgiving and New Year's account for 25 percent of all annual traffic deaths. Half of these are alcohol related. While July 4th is the deadliest day, all holidays are about equally deadly. The #1 rule all should know and live up to on holidays (and EVERY DAY) is if you choose to drink, DO NOT DRIVE. Yes that includes beer and wine too. Do not become a statistic and/or make someone else a statistic. Please enjoy the holidays and do so responsibly. Your actions can have far reaching and tragic effects. (Stats: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration)

 

 

 

12/08/13  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Lake Av in the area of Eastman Av for a reported MVA with a vehicle roll over and people trapped. Truck 2 was on location confirming a vehicle on its roof with people trapped. Command requested an extra company to assist, bringing Engine 2 to the scene and reported 1 person trapped. The patient was extricated from the vehicle within 17 minutes of the initial dispatch and transported to the hospital.

 

 

 

12/04/13  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 69 Kohlman St for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with a working fire in a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was under control in 35 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. For a news story with video from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

12/01/13  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to welcome FF Fred Mannino to Engine 10 Group 3 and FF Anthony Rodriguez to Truck 2 Group 1.

 

 

 

11/23/13  Truck 10 responded to the Bausch St Bridge for a reported MVA. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for reports of a multi vehicle MVA with the possibility of people trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. Truck 10 was on location confirming several vehicles involved. Command further reported no one trapped and requested another company to assist with EMS, bringing Engine 13 to the scene. A total of nine patients were treated. For photos, click here. For a news story with short video from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

11/21/13  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 over fill 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.

 

   7. No matter what preparation method you choose, remember NEVER leave cooking unattended!

 

   8. For more info and a video, click here.

 

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

 

 

 

 

11/09/13  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 328 Ridgeway Av for a possible electrical fire with people inside trying to extinguish the fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with nothing showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame apartment building. Engine 10 further reported a smoke condition on the second floor. Command confirmed a mattress fire and it was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

 

11/05/13  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 172 Driving Park Av for a report of smoke coming from the upstairs window of a vacant house. Engine 10 was on location with smoke showing from the second floor of a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 18 minutes. Truck 6 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

 

11/02/13  It's time to "fall back" again. Tonight we change our clocks back one hour and that means it's also time to change the batteries on your smoke detectors. You should also check your carbon monoxide(CO) detector and if it uses batteries change those as well. Newer "CO" detectors that plug into a wall outlet also have "back up" batteries in case of power outages. Code requires one smoke detector in the hall outside the bedrooms and one detector in each bedroom. You also need one "CO" detector on the lowest floor with a bedroom.

 

 

 

10/31/13  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway want to wish everyone a very SAFE & happy Halloween. "Trick or Treaters" will be out in force tonight, so please remember to use extra caution while traveling. For helpful Halloween safety tips, click here

 

 

 

10/22/13  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 24 Trenaman St for a report of flames from the house. Engine 2 was on location with flames from the second floor of a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 22 minutes.

 

 

 

10/18/13  Engine 5 responded to 534 Lake Av for a reported MVA involving a police vehicle. They were on location with a 2 car MVA and reported a person trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. 1 person was extricated and a total of 3 patients treated and transported to the hospital within 34 minutes of the initial call. For photos, click here.

 

 

 

10/13/13  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 28 Farbridge St for a reported structure fire. Engine 2 was on location with heavy fire from the structure and an exposure to a neighboring house. Command reported 2 houses involved and requested a second alarm bringing Engine 10, Engine 13 and Truck 10 to the scene. Due to the heavy fire volume, firefighters were ordered to evacuate the primary structure and an exterior attack was used. Engine 3 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, Engine 1 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and Truck 5 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 12 minutes. For a news story from the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, click here

 

 

 

10/09/13  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 36 Nye Park for multiple calls reporting a house fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working attic fire. The Red Cross is assisting the residents and the fire was under control in 21 minutes.

 

 

 

10/09/13  We would like to thank everyone that stopped by for our annual open house this past Saturday. It was a little damp out to start but it turned out to be a good day. We hope all had a great time.

 

Also, here is a great fire safety link for the kids. http://www.sparky.org/

 

 

 

10/03/13  Engine 19 responded to the Charlotte Beach Pier for a person reported to be stuck on the rocks. They were on location confirming a person trapped in the rocks and requested a confined space rescue assignment. Truck 10(with Special Ops 1), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. The person was extricated in about 40 minutes from the initial dispatch and Engine 3 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av.

 

 

 

09/28/13  Engine 10 filled in at the Barnard Fire Department while crews worked a house fire on Applewood Drive in the Town of Greece. For a news story from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

09/23/13  **Dewey and Ridgeway Open House!!** We are holding our annual open house on Saturday October 5th, from 10am to 2pm. All are welcome and there will be fire safety events, firehouse tours, demonstrations & food. We look forward to seeing you here!

 

 

 

09/18/13  Engine 13 responded to 386 Lyell Av for a reported motor vehicle accident. They were on location reporting a hit and run MVA with a person trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to assist. The patient was extricated and en route to the hospital within 20 minutes of the initial call.

 

 

 

09/16/13  Fire Prevention Week is October 6 through 12 this year. Are you ready? The message for 2013 is "Prevent Kitchen Fires." Be sure to practice "E.D.I.T.H."(Exit Drills In The Home) too. For info and safety tips, click here.

 

 

 

09/14/13  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 282 Hollenbeck St for a possible factory building on fire. While en route, companies were advised of more calls received also reporting a vehicle fire against the structure. Engine 2 was on location reporting a car fire with some extension to the exterior of the building. The fire was under control in about 25 minutes and prevented from getting into the structure.

 

 

 

09/11/13  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway, as well as all the members of the Rochester 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 here for you. 

 

 

 

09/09/13  Engine 10, Truck 6 and Battalion 1 responded mutual aid to the St Paul Blvd Fire Department for a working house fire at 153 Belcoda Dr in the Town of Irondequoit. The fire was under control in about 30 minutes.

 

 

 

09/02/13  Engine 10 and Battalion 2 responded mutual aid to the Ridge Road Fire District to assist at the scene of a working house fire at 445 Wood Rd in The Town of Greece. Engine 1 responded to fill in at RRFD's headquarters on Long Pond Rd. The fire was under control in about 30 minutes.

 

 

 

09/02/13  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 78 Farbridge St for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke and flames from the attic of a 2 1/2 story wood frame structure. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 16 minutes.

08/31/13  The Labor Day holiday weekend is here and we would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday, but please celebrate responsibly. Also remember that school will be back in session this coming week. School buses will be back on the road and many children will be walking to school. Please use caution in your travels and keep in mind it's not only very dangerous to pass a stopped school bus with it's red lights flashing, it's also illegal. The seconds you may save by passing are never worth someone's life.

 

 

 

08/30/13  Engine 10, Engine 16, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the intersection of Norton St and Carter St for a MVA with a vehicle overturned and people trapped. Battalion 1 was on location confirming a 2 car MVA with a vehicle on it's roof and people trapped. A total of 7 patients were treated and transported to the hospital. For a news story with video from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

08/23/13   Cooking fires are the number one cause of home fires and home injuries. The leading cause of fires in the kitchen is unattended cooking. It’s important to be alert to prevent cooking fires.

 

Here are some cooking safety tips from The NFPA:

• Stay in the kitchen when you are frying, grilling, or broiling food. If you leave the kitchen for even a short period of time, turn off the stove.

• If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you are cooking.

• Keep anything that can catch fire — oven mitts, wooden utensils, food packaging, towels or curtains — away from your stove top.

• Keep the stove top, burners and oven clean.

• Wear short, close-fitting or tightly rolled sleeves when cooking. Loose clothing can dangle onto stove burners and can catch fire if it comes in contact with a gas flame or electric burner.

• Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

• Always use cooking equipment that has the label of a recognized testing laboratory.

• Follow manufacturer’s instructions and code requirements when installing, cleaning, and operating cooking equipment.

• Plug microwave ovens or other cooking appliances directly into an outlet. Never use an extension cord for a cooking appliance as it can overload the circuit and cause a fire.

• Check electrical cords for cracks, breaks, or damage.

 

***If you have a cooking fire:

• Just get out! When you leave, close the door behind you to help contain the fire.

• Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number after you leave.

• If you do try to fight the fire, be sure others are already getting out and you have a clear path to the exit.

• Always keep a lid nearby when you’re cooking. If a small grease fire starts in a pan, smother the flames by carefully sliding the lid over the pan. Turn off the burner. Do not move the pan. To keep the fire from restarting, leave the lid on until the pan is completely cool. NEVER TRY TO USE WATER!

• In case of an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. After a fire, the oven should be checked and/or serviced before being used again.

 

These tips can save your property and your LIFE!

 

 

 

 

 

 

08/20/13  Truck 2, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the Genesee River gorge below the Maplewood Rose Garden for 2 people reportedly stuck in the gorge with one having an ankle injury. Engine 2 and Truck 6 responded with Special Ops 2 and The Protectives responded to assist with lighting. The pair was located and lowered to the boat utilizing a high angle rope rescue set up. The incident was under control in about 3 hours.

 

 

 

08/20/13  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 212 Santee St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 3 assumed command until Battalion 2's arrival and confirmed a working fire. The fire was under control in 10 minutes.

 

 

 

08/19/13  Truck 2, Engine 19, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to assist the Barnard Fire Dept with an ATV accident near the railroad bed off Bennington Dr and Haviland Pk in the Town of Greece. The rider had reportedly gone over an embankment near the overpass and fell approximately 25 feet. A rope rescue operation was used to remove the patient and he was transported to the hospital with serious injuries.

 

 

 

 

08/16/13  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 308 Rand St for multiple calls reporting a house fire. Engine 10 was on location with reports of children still inside the structure. Engine 3 assumed command until Battalion 1's arrival and confirmed a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command further reported all occupants of the house had been accounted for and where safe. The fire was under control in 14 minutes. Engine 2 was released from the scene and filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

 

08/15/13  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Engine 5(in place of Rescue 11), Battalion 1 and The Deputy Chief responded to 151 Hollenbeck St for multiple reports of a house fire. Engine 2 was on location reporting a possible basement fire in a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and requested an extra engine company, bringing Engine 9 to the scene. 2 firefighters suffered minor injuries and the fire was under control in 31 minutes. At the time of the fire, Rescue 11, Car 99 and the Protectives (along with several other companies) were tired up at a Level 1 "Haz-Mat" situation on University Av downtown. Engine 7 filled in at Engine 17's quarters on Andrews St, Truck 4 filled in at Truck 6's quarters on Hudson Av and companies from Monroe County also assisted with fill ins. For a news story about the Hollenbeck St fire from WOKR Channel 13, click here. For a news story about the "Haz-Mat" incident, click here.

 

 

 

08/13/13  Truck 2, Engine 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Seneca Park, 2222 St Paul St, for a person stuck in the Genesee River gorge. The person was found to actually be on the west side of the river below the Veteran's Memorial Bridge. Command requested Truck 6 to respond with Special Ops 2 and stand by at the boat launch on Hanford Landing. A rope rescue was initiated and the person was removed from the gorge uninjured in 49 minutes. The Protectives also responded to assist with lighting. For photos, click here.

 

 

 

08/02/13  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 78 Farbridge St for a radio alarm from a passing police officer reporting a structure fire. Engine 16 was on location with a detached garage fully involved. The fire was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

 

07/26/13  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2 and Battalion 2 responded to 185 Michigan St for a report of smoke coming from the second floor windows. Engine 3 was on location with heavy smoke and flames from the attic of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and requested the full assignment. Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded. Command confirmed a working fire with the attic fully involved. The fire was under control in 28 minutes.

 

 

 

07/25/13  Engine 16, Engine 17, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 354 Avenue D for a reported house fire. Battalion 1 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and confirmed a working fire. Engine 2 also responded after clearing from another call and the fire was under control in 11 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

07/22/13  Engine 5, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 321 Lake Av for a reported MVA with people trapped and children injured. Engine 5 was on location with a 3 car MVA, 4 patients and confirmed 1 person trapped. The person was extricated and all patients evaluated and treated within 18 minutes of dispatch.

07/21/13  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 237 Saratoga Av for a possible house fire. Engine 5 was on location reporting a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported heavy fire on the first floor with an exposure problem to a house next door. Command then requested an extra company, bringing Engine 10 to the scene. The fire was under control in 31 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

07/19/13  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the intersection of Dewey Av and West Ridge Rd for a reported MVA with a person trapped. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a 2 car MVA and a door that would need to be opened. 1 patient was removed from the vehicle within 8 minutes of dispatch.

 

 

 

07/19/13  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 210 Curtis St for reports of smoke coming from the house. Engine 3 was on location with smoke showing from the front door of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command further reported a working kitchen fire. The Red Cross is assisting the residents and the fire was under control in 12 minutes.

 

 

  

07/18/13  Engine 16, Engine 9, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1059 Portland Av for a reported air conditioning unit on fire. While en route, more calls were received reporting a house fire. Engine 16 was on location with light smoke showing from the second floor window of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Battalion 1 confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 18 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

07/18/13  With temperatures in the 90s & heat indexes over 100 degrees, we would like to remind everyone that the City of Rochester has "Operation Cool Sweep" in effect. For info on City Recreation, Cool Sweep and summer food sites for 2013, click here. We would also like to remind everyone that opening fire hydrants is both dangerous and illegal. If you see someone attempting to open a fire hydrant, or a hydrant that has been opened and is flowing water, please call 911.

 

 

 

07/07/13  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 395 Remington St for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with black smoke showing from the front door of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working kitchen fire and it was under control in 15 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

07/06/13  Engine 10, Engine 17 and Truck 6 with "Special Ops 2," Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to the Driving Park Bridge for reports of a person possibly threatening to jump from the bridge. Engine 10 was on location with police confirming a subject that was standing on the outside of the railing. Engine 2 also responded after clearing from another call. The person was successfully removed from the bridge after 55 minutes and was transported to the hospital for evaluation.

 

 

 

07/04/13  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 74 Alameda St for a reported house fire with flames from the basement. Engine 10 was on location reporting smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working basement fire and it was under control in 37 minutes. Truck 6 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. For photos, click here.

 

 

 

 

06/25/13  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 90 Michigan St for a reported stove fire. Engine 5 was on location with light smoke showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a stove fire with no structural damage and it was under control in 8 minutes.

 

 

 

06/24/13  The summer heat and humidity are here once again and the City of Rochester has "Cool Sweep" in effect. For info on City Recreation, Cool Sweep and summer food sites for 2013, click here.

 

Also, with the "4th of July" holiday approaching, 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. Even "Sparklers" 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, and 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.

 

 

 

 

06/19/13  Engine 19 responded to the area of Lake Av at Boxart St for a reported brush fire. They were on location confirming a brush fire on the west side of Lake Av and requested Engine 10, Truck 2 and Battalion 1 to assist. Engine 19 also requested police to shut down traffic on Lake Av due to hoses stretched across the road. Just after this call was received, Engine 2 responded from their quarters on North Clinton Av to cover an EMS call in Engine 19's district. Engine 3 responded to fill in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av and the fire was under control in about 20 minutes.

 

 

 

06/14/13  Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 10 Borchard St for a reported house fire with everyone exiting the structure. 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 22 minutes.

 

 

 

06/12/13  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded with the Kodak Fire Department into "Kodak Park" for smoke coming from the loading docks of a vacant industrial structure. KPFD was on location with a fire in a plastic hopper and no extension to the building itself. Command confirmed a fire in a container inside the structure and it was under control in 17 minutes. Companies remained on scene for an extended period of time to ventilate the structure.

 

 

 

05/31/13  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the area of Lake Av at West Ridge Rd for a reported MVA with a vehicle flipped. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location confirming a vehicle on it's roof, then further advised no one was trapped and they could handle.

 

 

 

05/30/13  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 183 Alameda St for reports of a garage fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a working fire in a detached single car garage and no exposures. The fire was under control in 12 minutes. During clean up, a small container of an unknown substance showing a reaction was found and Battalion 2 requested a level 0 "Haz-Mat" response. Rescue 11 responded back to the scene, along with Engine 17 and Haz-Mat 1 and 2.  The substance was found to be Muriatic Acid and that situation was under control in 1 hour and 24 minutes. A level 0 Haz-Mat is the lowest level, and is not likely to adversely impact or threaten life, health, property or the environment, and where control of the incident is within the capabilities of resources available to the local response jurisdictions.

 

 

 

 

05/30/13  Over the next few weeks, you'll notice some construction going on in front of the Dewey and Ridgeway firehouse. A new animated message sign is being installed and will provide fire safety and other information. It will hopefully be up and running by the end of June.

 

 

 

05/30/13  Engine 10 responded to the gas station at Dewey Av and Lexington Av for EMS on an assault victim. Unfortunately, the person did not survive. For a news story from WHEC TV Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

05/29/13  Engine 3 responded to Lexington Av at Mt Read Blvd for a reported MVA. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for a report of people trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. Engine 3 was on location confirming a door would need to be forced open to remove a patient. Extrication was accomplished in less than 10 minutes from the initial call.

 

 

 

05/25/13  Engine 10 filled in at the Ridge Road Fire District headquarters on Long Pond Rd in the Town of Greece while RRFD responded to a working fire at 319 Fox Meadow Rd.

 

 

 

05/20/13  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to welcome FF. Ed Erbland to Truck 2 Group 2, and wish FF. Jeff Krywy good luck in his new assignment. We would also like to welcome FF. Marcus Patterson(Engine 10 Group 1), FF. Cory Bradley-Phillips(Truck 2 Group 1), FF. Dan Caufield(Truck 2 Group 2) and FF. Jason Schneeberger(Engine 10 Group 3), and congratulate them on graduating from the fire academy. They will be assigned to Dewey and Ridgeway on a temporary basis while completing their probationary period.

 

 

 

05/19/13  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1264 North Clinton Av for a reported structure fire with the possibility of people trapped. Engine 16 was on location with smoke showing from the second floor of a 2 story wood frame apartment building. Command confirmed a working fire and requested the next due engine company to stage, bringing Engine 17. No one was found to be trapped and the fire was under control in 24 minutes.

 

 

 

 

05/17/13  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2, Truck 5, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 13 Planet St for a reported house fire. Engine 3 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire, and it was under control in 18 minutes.

 

 

 

05/17/13  Engine 7, Truck 5, Engine 5, Truck 3, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Engine 10(in place of Rescue 11) and Battalion 2 responded to 43 Post Av for a reported structure fire. Truck 5 was on location with smoke in the area, then further reported a working fire in a vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 17 responded as an extra company and The Deputy Chief responded when cleared from another working fire on Flower St. Due to the 2 fires at one time, several companies from the Monroe County Fire Bureau responded to fill in at city firehouses. 2 firefighters suffered injuries at the Post Av fire, and it was under control in 38 minutes.

 

 

 

05/12/13  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 2, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 30 Dunn St for a reported house fire. While en route, companies were advised of a person possibly trapped. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from a 1 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a basement fire with a person trapped and requested an extra company, bringing Engine 10 to the scene. 1 person was rescued from the structure and the fire was under control in approximately 20 minutes. Engine 3 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Truck 4 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse.

 

 

05/07/13  Engine 10, Engine 13, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 250 Maple St for a reported MVA with a vehicle rolled over and people trapped. Engine 13 and Car 99 were on location confirming a 2 car MVA with 2 patients trapped in one of the vehicles, one being under the vehicle. Command requested another company to assist, with Truck 10 responding. Both patients were extricated within 34 minutes of the initial dispatch. For a news story with video from WHEC TV Channel 10, click here.

 

 

05/06/13  Engine 19 responded to the area of 350 Boxart St, south of Turning Point Park, for a reported large brush fire. They were on location confirming a large brush fire on the side of the river gorge below 367 Burley Rd and requested extra companies to assist due to the nature of the terrain and difficulty of access to the burning area. Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 13, Engine 3, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1 and the Deputy Chief responded. Command reported approximately 5 acres burning and the fire was under control in 2 hours and 55 minutes. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and The Barnard Fire Department filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. The US Coast Guard also responded up river to assist if needed and Rural Metro Ambulance responded to stand by and assist with rehab. 

 

 

05/02/13  Engine 16 responded to Rochester General Hospital for an automatic fire alarm activated. While en route, they were advised security was reporting a fire in the autoclave area near the loading docks. Engine 9, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 4, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to fill out the assignment. Engine 16 was on location reporting a fire in a dumpster inside the loading dock area of the complex. Command confirmed the fire contained to the dumpster and handled with the first in companies. The fire was under control in 54 minutes. 

 

 

05/01/13  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 871 Lake Av for reports of trash that was set on fire and was extending to a house. Engine 10 was on location reporting a working fire in a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, and further reported an exposure problem with a structure next door. Command requested an extra engine company, bringing Engine 13 to the scene. Command then requested to fill out a second alarm. Engine 16 and Truck 6 responded. Engine 12 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, Engine 17 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and Truck 5 filled in at Broad and Allen. The fire was under control in 30 minutes. 

04/29/13  Truck 5, Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 95 McArdle St for a possible house fire. Truck 5 was on location with light smoke from the front of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command declared a working fire and it was under control in about 20 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

04/28/13  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5, Truck 10, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 152 Birr St for a possible house fire. Engine 10 was on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command requested another company to the scene, bringing Engine 13 to assume R.I.C. duties. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Truck 4 filled in at Broad and Allen.The fire was under control in 26 minutes.

 

 

04/28/13  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 141 Weston Rd for a reported house fire. Engine 19 was on location with smoke and flames from the first floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command declared a working fire and requested an extra engine company to the scene. Engine 16 responded. The Barnard Fire District filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av, Engine 13 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Engine 12 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse. The fire was under control in 31 minutes. For photos from Monroe County Fire Wire, click here.

 

 

04/27/13  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 461 Hollenbeck St for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with an attic fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire, and it was under control in about 20 minutes.

 

 

04/24/13  Engine 3, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 214 Glenwood Av for several reports of a house fire. Engine 3 was on location with heavy fire from a vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Due to the large volume of fire, command ordered an exterior attack. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Truck 5 filled in at Broad and Allen. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 2 minutes. 

 

 

04/22/13  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 64 Ketchum St for a possible house fire. Engine 2 was on location with light smoke showing from the rear of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and Engine 13 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse. The fire was under control in 13 minutes. 

 

 

04/22/13  Today starts the annual fire hydrant testing for The Rochester Fire

Department. There are more than 7500 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.

  

 

04/14/13  Engine 16 responded to 1271 North St for a reported 2 car MVA. While en route, they were advised of the possibility of people trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to assist. Engine 16 was on location confirming a 2 car MVA and 2 patients trapped. Both were extricated within 24 minutes. 

 

 

04/13/13  While parked at the scene of an EMS call in the 1000 block of Dewey Av, Engine 10's apparatus was struck by an out of control vehicle. None of the crew were on board at the time and were not injured. The crew of Engine 10, along with the on scene ambulance, started EMS on the unconscious driver. It was discovered during treatment the patient was the victim of an assault a few blocks away with serious injuries, passed out and lost control of his vehicle. Another ambulance was sent to the scene and the patient was quickly transported to the hospital. Engine 10 returned to service after the investigation and will be operating with a spare engine until their apparatus can be inspected and repaired. For a news story from YNN Rochester, click here.

 

 

 

04/10/13  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 237 Remington St for a reported house fire with possibly children trapped. Engine 2 was on location with heavy fire from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command requested an extra company to the scene. Engine 17 responded and assumed R.I.C. duties from Engine 10. Engine 13 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and Truck 5 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway. The fire was under control in 20 minutes and everyone was found to be safely out of the structure. The Red Cross is assisting the residents. 

 

 

 

04/10/13  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 146 Weyl St for a reported house fire with a person possibly trapped. While en route, companies were advised that a person had been rescued from a window by passing RG&E employees. Engine 16 was on location with smoke showing from the first and second floor of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 10 filled in at Engine 2's quarters on North Clinton Av and the fire was under control in 20 minutes.

 

 

 

04/05/13  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 62 Sterling St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with nothing showing from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, then further reported a working fire. The fire was under control in 14 minutes.

 

 

 

 

04/01/13  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 492 Remington St for a reported car fire spreading to a house. Engine 2 was on location with a vehicle fully involved and extension to a 1 story wood frame dwelling. Damage was confined to the outside of the structure and the fire was under control in 13 minutes.

 

 

 

03/26/13  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like congratulate Deputy Chief William Curran on being permanently promoted to Executive Deputy Chief (Car 2). Chief Curran will be sworn in officially on Monday April 1st, 2013.

 

 

 

 

03/25/13  April 1st at 6pm, the "Voice of the Citizen" sessions will return to the Edgerton Community Center on Backus St, the closest for Maplewood, Charlotte & Edgerton neighborhoods. If you are unable to attend, you can fill out the on line survey by clicking here, or by calling 311. For the rest of the scheduled meeting around the city, click here.

 

 

 

 

03/25/13  Engine 3, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 12(R.I.C.), Truck 3, Rescue 11 and Battalion 1 responded to 375 Curlew St for reports of a trash can on fire, with the fire extending to a garage. Engine 3 was on location confirming a trash can burning with extension to the structure. Engine 3 further reported the fire was knocked down and they could handle with Truck 2 and Battalion 1. The situation was under control in 5 minutes with only minor damage to the garage.

 

 

 

 

03/25/13  Engine 5, Engine 13, Truck 10, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 68 Myrtle St for multiple calls reporting a vacant house on fire. Engine 5 was on location with a working fire in a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported heavy fire on the first floor and requested an extra engine company to the scene. Engine 10 responded as the extra company. Engine 12 filled in at the Lyell Av firehouse, Truck 3 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse, and the fire was under control in 20 minutes.

 

 

 

03/23/13  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 19, Truck 6, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 2588 Dewey Av for a reported apartment fire. Truck 2 and Engine 10 were on location with nothing showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. The officer of Truck 2 assumed command until Battalion 1's arrival and reported smoke on the first floor. Engine 19 established R.I.C. duties on arrival. Command confirmed a working fire and Engine 3 responded to fill in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. The fire was under control in 27 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

03/21/13  Truck 2 responded to 640 West Ridge Rd, at the rear of the plaza, for a reported boat fire. While en route, Truck 2 reported a large column of smoke visible at a distance and requested an engine company to assist. Engine 2 responded. Reports also were received of a possible exposure problem. Engine 16, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 were added to the assignment. Truck 2 was on location confirming a boat fire with an exposure problem to a second boat. Reports were also received that a homeless person might be living in one of the stored boats. The fire was contained to the first boat and was under control in 26 minutes.

 

 

 

03/21/13  Truck 2 responded to the intersection of Mount Read Blvd and Lexington Av for a MVA. While en route, they were advised of the possibility of someone trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. Truck 2 was on location reporting multiple patients and no one trapped. Engine 10 continued in to assist with EMS.

 

 

 

03/18/13  Engine 2 responded to 1340 North Clinton Av for a reported MVA. On arrival, they reported a door would need to be popped to extricate a person. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. The person was removed within 15 minutes of the initial call.

 

 

 

03/12/13  The annual City of Rochester ST. Patrick's Day parade will be held this Saturday, March 16, 2013. Start time is 12:30 and runs the normal route on East Av at Alexander St to East Main St, ending at West Main at North Plymouth Av. Parking can be found at The Court St. Garage, 194 Court St... The East End Garage, 475 E. Main St... The Sister Cities Garage, 28 North Fitzhugh St... The Washington Square Garage, 111 Woodbury Blvd... and The South Av Garage, 39 Stone St. The parade will go on rain/snow or shine, so please dress appropriately. For further info on all the festivities, click here. Enjoy the parade and the holiday, but please do so safely and responsibly. 

 

 

 

 

03/06/13  It's time to "spring ahead" again. At 2 AM Sunday March 10th, 2013, it's time to turn the clocks ahead 1 hour. Whether you choose to perform this task at 2 AM, or before bed Saturday night, remember to also check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. If you live in the City of Rochester, and need either or both type of detector, call "311" and they will assist you.

 

 

 

03/03/13  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5, Truck 10, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1118 Lake Av for a report of smoke coming from the windows. Truck 2 and Engine 10 were on location with smoke from the second story windows of a 2 story wood frame garden apartment. Command confirmed a working fire and also requested police respond to close Lake Av due to vehicles running over hose lines. The fire was under control in 22 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. For a news story with video from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

03/02/13  Truck 2 and Battalion 1 responded to the Genesee River gorge in the area of Holy Sepulcher Cemetery on Lake Av to assist police. Truck 2 was on location reporting a person over the edge of the gorge and requested the rest of a "rope rescue" assignment. Engine 10, Rescue 11 and Car 99 responded. The Protectives also responded to assist with lighting and the situation was under control in 1 hour and 6 minutes. 

 

 

 

02/25/13  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 687 Emerson St for a report of a house fire with flames from the chimney and possibly someone still inside. Engine 3 was on location with smoke from the second floor and chimney of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 3 further reported everyone was out of the structure and command confirmed a working fire. The Red Cross is assisting the residents and the fire was under control in 19 minutes.

 

 

 

02/21/13  Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 2, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 97 Le Frois St for a reported porch on fire. Engine 10 was returning from the fill in at the St. Paul Department and went on location with heavy fire from the front of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 1 hour and 4 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents. For audio and a photo from the fire, click here.

 

 

 

02/20/13  Engine 10 filled in at the St. Paul Fire Department while they worked a house fire in the Town of Irondequoit. For info and photos of that fire, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

02/18/13  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 5, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 89 Warner St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working kitchen fire and requested an extra company, bringing Truck 2 to the scene. The fire was under control in 17 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

 

02/04/13  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate our very own Captain John Schreiber on his promotion. The Captain was promoted to Deputy Chief and will be assigned to the Fire Chief's Office. Our deepest thanks go to Deputy Chief Schreiber on his many years of hard work at the Dewey and Ridgeway Firehouse, as well as with the Maplewood Neighborhood. Good luck Chief and you will be missed.

 

Congratulations and welcome are also in order for Lieutenant Jason Walter. He was promoted to captain and is taking over as captain of Truck 2.

 

 

We would also like to wish FF. Rob Faulkner(Truck 2 Group 1) and FF. Paul Condello(Truck 2 Group 3) good luck in their new assignments. You also will be missed. 

 

 

 

02/04/13  Truck 2 responded to the area of Lake Av and Maplewood Dr for a reported MVA. While en route, the assignment was upgraded with a report of a person trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Truck 2 was on location reporting a 2 car MVA, 5 patients and 1 person confirmed trapped. The person was extricated within 20 minutes. Engine 2 also responded to assist. 

 

 

 

 

01/24/13  Truck 2 responded to the area of 55 Bennington Drive for a reported MVA with a vehicle into a tree. While en route, they were advised by police on scene of possible critical patients in the vehicle. Truck 2 was on location confirming a vehicle into a tree and requested a people trapped assignment. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. 1 person was removed from the vehicle within 10 minutes. Unfortunately, the second person in the vehicle did not survive. The Rochester Police Department is investigating the cause of the accident.

 

 

 

 

01/23/13  Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 2, Truck 2, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 95 Furlong St for a reported attic fire. While en route, companies were advised there was another call received reporting smoke from the house. Engine 16 and Truck 6 were on location with smoke from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and declared a working fire. Companies reported everyone was out of the house and the fire was under control in 25 minutes.

 

01/17/13  Truck 2, Engine 10, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 257 Arborwood La for a reported kitchen fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location reporting a stove fire with extension to the cabinets. Command reported they would handle with the first in assignment and the fire was under control in 8 minutes.

 

 

 

01/13/13  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 1000 Ridgeway Av for a reported apartment fire with everyone exiting the structure. Truck 2 and Engine 10 were on location with nothing showing and people outside. Command further reported smoke from the second floor and confirmed a working fire in apartment 6. The fire was under control in 19 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

01/12/13  Truck 2 achieved the mark of being the "busiest truck company" in the RFD for 2012, responding to 1927 calls. Engine 10 responded to 1978 calls, and the RFD as a whole responded to 33237 calls for 2012.

 

 

 

01/11/13  Truck 2 responded to 2260 Lake Av for an automatic fire alarm activated in building 1 of St Bernard's Apartments. Truck 2 was on location with nothing showing, then further reported heavy smoke on the 4th floor and requested a full assignment, along with the high rise team. Engine 10, Engine 19, Truck 6, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief, Protectives, Engine 9(High Rise Team) and Engine 13(High Rise Team) responded. Truck 2 confirmed a stove fire in apartment 1408 and extensive ventilation would be needed. The fire was under control in 10 minutes.   

 

 

 

 

01/01/13  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish everyone a very happy, healthy and prosperous new year. We also thank everyone for their continued support.

 

 

 


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