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12/31/12  Engine 2, Truck 2, Engine 16 and Battalion 1 responded to 1010 Joseph Av for smoke in the structure. Engine 16 was on location with nothing showing from a 3 story row house. Command reported visible smoke in the basement with a possible partition fire and requested the rest of the assignment. Truck 10, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to fill out the assignment. Command confirmed a partition fire with extension to the second floor and requested another engine company, bringing Engine 10 to the scene. Engine 10 assumed R.I.C. duties and the fire was under control in 35 minutes.

 12/27/12  Now that winter has "caught up" with about a foot of snow over night, we would like to remind everyone to please drive safely. This includes being sure ALL windows and lights on your vehicle are totally free of snow and ice before driving. It's a safety issue that effects you and all other drivers you encounter, and also the law. Be sure your have mud and snow rated tires on your vehicle & leave enough travel time for delays without trying to rush. Also, try to clear the hood, trunk and roof of your vehicle as well. If left piled on your vehicle, it can cause white out like conditions as you drive, blinding you and/or other drivers. In heavy snow, just like in fog, never use your high beams or high wattage driving lights. They only reflect back and cause blinding conditions. True fog lights can be effective, if aimed properly.

Around your home, please try to keep your driveway and walkways as clear of snow & ice as possible, and please be sure any fire hydrants in front of, or near your home are cleared to at least 4 feet around so they can be used quickly and effectively.

 

12/26/12  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 1619 Saint Paul St for reports of a house fire. Engine 2 was on location with fire showing from the attic & through the roof of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command requested an extra engine company, bringing Engine 5 to the scene. Due to the large volume of fire, a second alarm was requested and companies were ordered to evacuate the structure for an exterior attack. Engine 17 and Truck 10 responded to fill out the second alarm. Structures on either side of the scene received minor damage from the radiant heat and the fire was under control in 1 hour and 24 minutes. For photos and audio, click here.

 

12/25/12  Engine 5 and Truck 10 responded to 321 Lake Av for an automatic fire alarm activated. Engine 5 was on location reporting smoke from the 12th floor of a 14 floor residential high rise building and requested the regular structure assignment be filled out, the high rise response team, and a second alarm. Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 17, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded, along with Engine 9 and Engine 13 as the high rise team. Second alarm companies were Engine 10, Engine 2 and Truck 6. Engine 5 reported a working fire in apartment 1215. Companies assisted many residents from the upper floors and command requested an extra engine and truck to stage, bringing Engine 1 and Truck 4 to the scene. 1 person was transported to the hospital with burns and the fire was under control in 52 minutes. Truck 3 filled in at the Monroe Av firehouse, Truck 5 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse and Engine 12 filled in at the University Av firehouse. Monroe County Fire Bureau companies also filled in, with the Ridge Road Fire District at the Emerson St firehouse, Barnard F.D. at Dewey and Ridgeway and the Ridge Culver F.D. at the North Goodman St firehouse.

 

12/24/12  Our thoughts and prayers go out to the firefighters involved in the tragic incident in the Town of Webster this morning, as well as to their families. We also wish the 2 injured firefighters a quick and complete recovery. One of the injured, FF J. Hofstetter, is a former member of Engine 10 Group 4.

 

Calling hours for both Past Chief Mike Chiapperini and Firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka will be held at Webster Schroeder High School, 875 Ridge Road, Webster, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday.

The funeral service for Chiapperini, also a 20-year veteran of the Webster Police Department, will be held at the high school at noon Sunday. He will be buried, with honors, in West Webster Cemetery.

A funeral Mass for Kaczowka, a 911 dispatcher and 2011 Webster Thomas High School graduate, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Stanislaus church, 1124 Hudson Ave., Rochester. Interment will follow at Holy Sepulcher Cemetery in Rochester

 

12/21/12  We would like to congratulated Fire Chief Sam Mitrano on being confirmed as permanent fire chief for the Rochester Fire Department. Rochester city council voted unanimously this week to confirm Chief Mitrano and he was sworn in officially today.

 

12/14/12  With the dropping temperatures, we will soon be in the grips of winter weather and lake effect snow. Please try to keep sidewalks, steps and driveways as clear of snow and ice as possible. If you have a fire hydrant in front of, or near your house, please try to keep it clear of snow as well. An area of at least 4 feet around the hydrant needs to be clear to use properly and safely. These measures will help emergency responders to better help you. When driving, be sure to leave extra travel time to reach your destination and be sure to have the proper tires for the season on your vehicle. Only true snow tires, or tires with a "mud and snow" rating should be used with our generous amounts of snow each year.

 

                   It's also the time of year for holiday decorations. For a list of valuable safety tips from the "Consumer Product Safety Commission," click here. We hope everyone has a very safe and very happy holiday season!

 

12/13/12  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 828 Jay St for a reported fire in a vacant structure. Engine 5 was on location with heavy fire from the first floor of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame building. Engine 5 further reported the first floor fully involved and they were starting an exterior attack. Due to the size of the structure and heavy volume of fire, command requested a second alarm. Engine 7, Engine 17 and Truck 2 responded. Engine 10 and Engine 12 also responded to assist. Truck 6 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse, Engine 2 filled in at the Gardiner Av firehouse and Engine 12 filled in at the Lyell Av firehouse before responding to the scene. One firefighter received a minor injury and the fire took approximately 2.5 hours to bring under control. Companies remained on scene for several hours as the structure was demolished.  

 

12/12/12  Engine 5 responded to 40 Locust St for a heavy odor of natural gas in the area. They were on location with a large gas leak from a broken meter in the front of a vacant 2 story wood frame dwelling and requested a chief and a truck company to assist. Truck 10 and Battalion 2 responded. RPD closed off the area and surrounding houses were evacuated until RG&E could shut the gas flow off. Engine 10 and Truck 2 also responded to assist. The situation was under control in 39 minutes.

12/08/12  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 4204 Lake Av for a reported structure fire. Engine 19 was on location with heavy smoke from the second floor of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 19 further reported a working fire and requested a second alarm. Engine 3, Engine 16 and Truck 10 responded as the second alarm companies. Engine 13 filled in at the Lake Av firehouse, Engine 12 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, Truck 5 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse and Truck 4 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse. The fire was under control in 44 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. 2 firefighters received minor injuries.

11/30/12  Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded for a radio alarm from RPD reporting a house fire at 361 Raines Park. Truck 2 was on location with light smoke from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Truck 2 further reported the possibility of people trapped and Truck 10 assumed command until Battalion 1's arrival. Command reported a working basement fire and advised companies there were holes in the first floor. No one was trapped and the fire was under control in 27 minutes. Truck 5 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse and Engine 10 was out of service for training at the fire academy at the time of the fire.

  11/29/12  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 64 Arthur St for a reported house fire. While en route, companies were advised that a New York State Police trooper was on location reporting flames from the front of the house and everyone was out. Engine 2 was on location with flames from the front of a 2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was contained to the exterior of the structure and under control in 6 minutes. Command reported he would handle with Engine 2, Truck 2 and Engine 10, and RG&E responded to evaluate damage to the electrical connection to the structure.

 

11/27/12  Truck 2, Engine 3(R.I.C.) and Battalion 2 responded mutual aid with the Ridge Road Fire District to 30 Erie Canal Drive in the Town of Greece for a commercial structure fire. Engine 13 filled in at RRFD's headquarters on Long Pond Rd and Engine 1 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway due to Engine 10 also being out on an EMS call at the same time as the fire. The Gates Fire District, and Barnard Fire Department also responded to the scene. The fire was under control in 34 minutes.

 

11/24/12  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 80 Isabelle St for a reported vacant house on fire. Engine 3 was on location with smoke and flames from the rear of a vacant 2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Engine 13 filled in at the Lyell Av firehouse. The fire was under control in 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

11/24/12  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 238 Avenue E for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke from the eves of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 2 further reported a possibility of people trapped. Command requested an extra engine company to assist. Engine 5 responded and assumed R.I.C. duties. The resident was located safely outside the structure and a dog was rescued. 1 firefighter suffered a minor injury and the fire was under control in 34 minutes. Engine 13 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse. For a video by Guy Zampatori, click here.

 

11/20/12  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 44 Phelps Av for a reported fire in apartment 3. While en route, more calls were received with reports that people were still in the building. Battalion 2 was on location with a working fire in a large 2 1/2 story wood frame apartment building. Command confirmed that there were still people inside and requested another engine company to the scene to assume R.I.C. duties. Engine 17 responded as the extra engine, and Engine 16 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse. The fire was under control in 17 minutes.

 

 

 

11/18/12  Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 16, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 62 Lang St for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from the roof and attic of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working attic fire and it was under control in 13 minutes.

 

 

11/16/12  On November 13th, City Council unanimously approved renaming "Loem Way" to "Sawdey Way" in honor of Virginia Sawdey. It runs between Locust St and Emerson St in the Edgerton neighborhood, and is the first "green street" in Rochester. Virginia was a pillar of the community, especially in the Maplewood and Edgerton neighborhoods. She worked tirelessly for public safety, community values and against illegal drugs. Virginia passed away October 6, 2011 at the age of 88.  

 

11/16/12  Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1020 Portland Av for reports of a house fire. Engine 16 was on location with light smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, then confirmed a working fire. Truck 10 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. The fire was under control in 34 minutes.

 

11/13/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to offer our thoughts and prayers to FF Fred Welch(Engine 10 Group 1) and his family. FF Welch's father passed away early this morning.

 

11/11/12  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 911 Lake Av for a reported basement fire. Engine 10 was on location with heavy smoke from the first floor of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame structure. Command confirmed a working basement fire with extension to the first floor. The Red Cross is assisting the residents and the fire was under control in 29 minutes.

 

11/10/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 310 Lake View Pk for reports of a house that exploded and was smoking. Engine 10 was on location with heavy smoke from the second floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command declared a working fire and requested an extra engine company, bringing Engine 2 to the scene. Truck 4 filled at the Broad and Allen firehouse, Truck 10 assumed R.I.C. duties and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. The fire was under control in 29 minutes. 

 

11/09/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate Fire Chief Salvatore Mitrano on his appointment as permanent fire chief. Chief Mitrano has served as interim fire chief since former Fire Chief John Caufield retired in April, and is a 25 year veteran of the Rochester Fire Department.

11/07/12  Truck 2 responded to the intersection of Glenwood Av and Rainier St for a reported MVA. Truck 2 was on location reporting a person trapped and requested the rest of the assignment. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. The person was extricated in 8 minutes.

 

11/02/12  It's time to "fall back" again. That means turning your clocks back 1 hour at 2AM Sunday morning, or before you go to bed Saturday night. This is also the time to be sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are working and have fresh batteries. It only takes a few minutes and could save your life.

 

 

 

11/02/12  Truck 6, Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 179 Kilmar St for a reported house fire. Truck 6 was on location with smoke from the second floor of a small 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Truck 6 further reported fire on the stairs to the second floor. Engine 9 also responded and the fire was under control in 11 minutes.

 

10/30/12  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 65 Glendale Pk for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with smoke showing from a small 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a kitchen fire and it was under control in 11 minutes. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

 

10/29/12  Engine 5, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 81 Glendale Pk for reports of a possible attic fire. Engine 10 was on location with heavy smoke and flames from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Battalion 2 assumed command and requested a second alarm, bringing Engine 13, Engine 17 and Truck 6 to the scene. Engine 9 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse and Truck 3 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway. The fire was under control in 40 minutes.

 

 

10/28/12  As most have probably heard, Hurricane Sandy is approaching landfall somewhere in the New Jersey area late Monday. The projected track brings the potential for high winds & heavy rain to our area. Please be sure you are prepared for power outages & possible flooding. If you use a fireplace, wood burning stove and / or candles during this or any storm, please do so safely, and if at all possible, avoid using candles at all. If you have hard wired smoke detectors, be sure the back up batteries are fresh & ready to work for an extended period of time. If you lose power and decide to leave your residence, be sure all electrical appliances are turned off and even unplugged before leaving to avoid fire hazards when power is restored. Also, NEVER use your gas stove or oven to heat an area. Large amounts of carbon monoxide can build up. Another bad idea is stretching an extension cord between residences when one has power and another doesn't. This is a major fire hazard. In the event heavy rain brings flooding to roadway underpasses, NEVER attempt to drive through the area. Find an alternate route. With all the leaves that have fallen, and many yet to fall, it is also a good idea to be sure any storm drains are cleared before the storm hits to avoid flooded streets. Another good idea is to be sure your cell phone is at full charge and use it only as necessary.

 

We also have Halloween upon us Wednesday. Whether the storm effects "trick or treating" or not is yet to be seen, but please remember there may be a lot of little ones (and not so little too) out for fun. Be sure to drive safely and use extra caution to keep the kids safe. For a list of Halloween tips, click here.

 

Please be safe and use common sense. With luck, this storm will pass with minimal effect, but no matter what, we'll be here for you.

 

 

 

 

10/25/12  Engine 3, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Turning Point Park off Boxart St for the report of a person lost off the trail in the Genesee River gorge. Truck 2 was able to locate the person on the side of a steep embankment and assist them back to the trail. The rescue took about 30 minutes and Engine 10 filled in at the Lake Av firehouse.

 

 

 

10/20/12  We would like to welcome FF Sam Wheat to Engine 10 Group 4. We're glad to have you join the Dewey and Ridgeway family.

 

 

 

10/14/12  Engine 10, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 67 Clay Av for a possible fire in the wall behind the fireplace. Engine 10 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling, then further reported a partition fire. The fire was contained to the area behind the fireplace and was under control in 21 minutes. For audio, click here.

 

 

 

10/14/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to thank everyone that attended our open house yesterday. We hope you had a great time. We would also like to wish FF Adam Zebrak of Truck 2 Group 4 good luck in his new assignment. You will be missed.

 

 

 

10/08/12  It's "Fire Prevention Week" again and this year's theme is "Have 2 ways out!" You should always know at least 2 ways out no matter where you are in your home, place of business, or school. It's a great time to practice exit drills, and fire safety in general with your family.  Also, make sure your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors are in working order. If you are a City of Rochester resident and need smoke and/or carbon monoxide detectors, call 311 and they will set up an appointment for the Fire Department to install them for you. You can visit The National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) web site for more Fire Prevention Week info. ***Don't forget to visit us at our annual open house this Saturday, October 13th, from 10AM till 2PM.

 

 

 

10/03/12  We would like to let everyone know CSX & Rochester Southern R.R’s are ready to replace the Dewey Av crossing near Bennington Dr. Work will begin at 8AM Thursday October 4th, and go through approximately 5PM Friday October 5th. Dewey Av will be closed to traffic during the work and detours will be posted. The McCall Rd crossing is scheduled for next week, but there is no set time line yet. When we get the info for McCall Rd, it will be posted here.

 

 

 

09/30/12  ***Dewey and Ridgeway Open House!!*** We will be holding our annual open house on Saturday October 13th, from 10am to 2pm. All are welcome and there will be fire safety events, firehouse tours, demonstrations and food. The event is free and we look forward to seeing you there!

 

 

 

09/30/12  Our thoughts & prayers go out to FF Jason Ashton and family at the loss of his father this weekend. Jason is assigned to Engine 8 Group 2, & is a former member of Engine 10 group 1.

 

 

 

09/29/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Maplewood Park below the rose garden for the report of someone stranded on a ledge in the Genesee River gorge. Engine 10 was on location and requested incoming companies to stage while they investigated. The person was located and assisted off the ledge and out of the gorge in 30 minutes.

 

 

 

09/27/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate FF Luis Rodriguez(Engine 10 Group 3) and his wife on the birth of their son.

 

 

 

 

09/27/12  Engine 16, Engine 17, Truck 6, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 40 Barons St for reports of a house on fire. Truck 6 was on location with fire from the rear of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 10 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and the fire was under control in 32 minutes. For a news story from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

09/25/12  Engine 16 responded to 912 Hudson Av for a reported 2 car MVA. On arrival, they confirmed a 2 car MVA with 4 patients and requested another company to assist. Engine 16 then reported a person trapped in one of the vehicles and they would need a door popped open. Engine 10, Truck 6, rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. The person was removed from the vehicle in 24 minutes. For photos, click here.

 

 

 

09/16/12  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 234 Pierpont St for a reported house fire. While en route, another call was received reporting someone possibly still inside. Engine 10 was on location with a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling fully involved. Command requested an extra company, bringing Engine 13 to the scene. 1 person was located on the second floor, but unfortunately did not survive. 1 firefighter was taken to the hospital for evaluation. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 43 minutes. For a news story from WROC News 8, click here.

 

 

 

09/14/12  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 5, Engine 7(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 271 McNaughton St for a reported structure fire. Engine 5 was on location with light smoke visible from a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a working basement fire with extension to the first floor. Command requested an extra company when 3 firefighters fell through the first floor into the basement. Engine 10 responded and assumed R.I.C. duties from Engine 7. The 3 firefighters suffered minor injuries and the fire was under control in 31 minutes.

 

 

09/13/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish FF Jason Strocko(Engine 10 Group 4) good luck in his new assignment. You will be missed.

 

 

 

09/11/12  It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Sean McCullough and would like to send our thoughts and prayers to his family. Sean was a New York State paramedic, and the son of Capt. Mike McCullough of Engine 19 and formerly of Engine 10.

 

 

 

09/11/12  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.

 

 

 

09/09/12  Engine 2 and Truck 6(with Special Ops 2), Engine 10, Engine 13, Rescue 11, Engine 17 and Truck 10(with Special Ops 1), Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to Maplewood Park below the Rose Garden for a person reportedly stuck in a hole down in the Genesee River gorge. Engine 2 was on location investigating, then further reported a person stuck down in the gorge and they would need a high angle rope rescue. The Protectives responded to assist with lighting and the situation was under control in 31 minutes.

 

 

 

09/09/12  Engine 17, Engine 12, Truck 6, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 4, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 127 First St for a reported structure fire. Engine 17 and Rescue 11 were on location with a working fire in a large 3 story brick apartment building. Command reported people trapped on the second floor and requested a second alarm, bringing Engine 1, Engine 13 and Truck 10 to the scene. Engine 7, Engine 9 and Truck 3 responded as the third alarm assignment for additional manpower. Several city companies relocated to fill in, including Truck 2 at the Hudson Av firehouse. Henrietta, Gates and Ridge Road Fire Departments also responded to fill in at city firehouses. 3 people were rescued from the structure and the fire was under control in 37 minutes. For photos, audio and video from the fire, click here.

 

 

 

 

09/07/12  Engine 19 responded to 421 River St for reports that a contractor struck a natural gas main. Engine 19 was on location confirming natural gas free flowing from a ruptured main and requested another company to assist with evacuating the area. Truck 2 & Battalion 1 responded. The incident was under control in about 2 1/2 hours. Engine 3 initially filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av, with Engine 10 relieving them until Engine 19 returned to service.

 

 

 

09/07/12  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 904 Hudson Av for a reported structure fire. Engine 16 was on location with a working fire in a single story commercial building. Truck 5 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and the fire was under control in 18 minutes.

 

 

 

09/06/12  The Labor Day holiday has passed and school is back in session. That means school buses are back in the traffic mix and many kids are walking to school. Please use caution and remember, it's not only dangerous to pass a stopped school bus with it's red flashers on, it's also illegal. The few seconds you may save are not worth the consequences.

 

 

 

09/06/12  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 321 Ravine Av for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with smoke from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a bedroom fire and it was under control in 14 minutes.

 

 

 

08/31/12  Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 2, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 666 Joseph Av for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with a fire on the first floor of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was under control in 21 minutes.

 

Just after the Joseph Av fire was reported, Engine 9, Truck 4, Engine 3, Engine 13, Engine 1(R.I.C.), Engine 10(in place of Rescue 11), Truck 2 and Battalion 2 responded to 66 High St for reports of a house fire.  Engine 9 was on location with a working fire in a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 17, Rescue 11 and The Deputy Chief responded when clear of the Joseph Av fire, with Engine 17 assuming R.I.C. duties. Engine 12 also responded to assist and the fire was under control in 24 minutes.

 

Several city companies were relocated to fill in for companies at the 2 fires, and departments from Monroe County were also dispatched to fill in until city companies could be released.

 

Shortly after clearing from the High St fire, Truck 2 and Engine 12 responded to the Joseph Av scene to assist.

 

 

 

08/31/12  Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 16, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1415 North Clinton Av for a possible structure fire in Red Wing Plaza. Engine 2 was on location reporting a trash can fire that was extending to the building. Engine 17 responded as an extra engine company and the fire was under control in 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 

08/29/12  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 593 Emerson St for multiple calls for a house fire. Engine 5 was on location reporting a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame structure. Command requested an extra company to the scene, bringing Engine 2. Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, Truck 5 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse, and the fire was under control in 24 minutes.

 

 

 

08/29/12  Engine 1, Engine 17, Truck 4, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 3, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 468 South Goodman St for a reported house fire. Engine 1 was on location with heavy fire from the rear of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Due to the heavy fire conditions, command ordered an exterior attack and requested a second alarm. Engine 9, Engine 12 and Truck 6 responded as the second alarm companies. Engine 10 responded as an extra company and Engines 7 and 8 responded as relief crews. 1 civilian suffered smoke inhalation, 3 firefighters were injured, and the fire was under control in 1 hour and 55 minutes. Companies from the Gates Fire Department and Henrietta Fire Department responded to fill in. For audio, click here.

 

 

 

08/28/12  Engine 10, Engine 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Route 104 west bound in the area of Seneca Av for a MVA with a vehicle over turned. Engine 2 was on location reporting the incident on 104 near Rochester General Hospital. Engine 10 confirmed 1 person trapped and extrication was complete in 16 minutes.

 

 

 

08/27/12  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 73 Warsaw St for reports of a house on fire. Engine 16 was on location with nothing showing, then further reported smoke in the structure. Truck 6 reported a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, and it was under control in 18 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting 2 residents. For a news story with video from YNN Channel 9, click here.

 

 

 

08/26/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to welcome Lt. Lawrence Brumfield to Engine 10 Group 2 and FF. Rob Faulkner to Truck 2 Group 1.

 

 

 

08/24/12  Engine 9, Truck 6, Engine 1, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 4, Engine 10(in place of Rescue 11) and Battalion 1 responded to 13 Hempel St for reports of a house fire. Truck 6 was on location with light smoke from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Battalion 1 confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 16 minutes.

 

Just before the Hempel St fire was reported, Engine 5, Engine 7, Truck 5, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 665 Maple St for several calls reporting a house that had exploded and was on fire. Callers also reported damage to the house next door. Engine 5 was on location confirming a working fire. Companies were on scene for several hours as the house was demolished due to the damage caused by the explosion. The protectives and Car 99 responded from this scene, to the Hempel St fire. Due to the 2 incidents at the same time, several Monroe County Fire departments filled in at city firehouses. For a news story with video from WROC Channel 8, click here.

 

 

 

 

08/21/12  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2, Engine 7(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 753 Emerson St for reports of a house fire with the possibility of people trapped. Engine 3 was on location with nothing showing and a person waving them in. Engine 3 further reported a working fire on the second floor and a person still inside. Engine 13 responded as an extra company and 1 person was rescued from the structure. The fire was under control in 21 minutes.

 

 

 

08/19/12  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 55 Kohlman St for a possible house fire. Engine 2 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, then further reported a small basement fire. The fire was under control in 11 minutes.

 

 

 

08/18/12  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 175 Remington St for a reported structure fire. Engine 2 was on location with working fire in a vacant 2 story brick structure with a flat roof. An exterior attack was ordered and command requested a second alarm bringing Engine 9, Engine 13 and Truck 2 to the scene. The fire was under control in 46 minutes.

 

Just after this fire was reported, another fire was reported at 12 Jefferson Av. Engine 5, Engine 7, Truck 5, Engine 1(R.I.C.), Truck 3, Engine 3(in place of Rescue 11) and Battalion 2 responded. Battalion 2 was on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. This fire was under control in 57 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. Car 2 also responded to the scene to assist with command. Rescue 11, The protectives, The Deputy Chief and Car 99 also responded directly from the first fire when cleared.

 

  The 2 fires at once left only 4 engines and 1 truck in service in the city, with Engine 10 filling at the Lyell Av firehouse and Truck 4 filling at the Hudson Av firehouse. Several county fire companies responded to fill in at other city firehouses.

 

 

 

 

08/14/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2 and Truck 6(with Special Ops 2), Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the Genesee River gorge below 200 Seth Green Dr for a report of 3 people trapped in a cave that was flooding with water. Engine 10 located the people in a cave that was experiencing a flash flood. A rope rescue operation was set up and the people were safely removed. The operation took 1 hour and 47 minutes. For a news story from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

08/13/12  Engine 10, Truck 2 and Battalion 1 responded mutual aid with the Barnard Fire Department to 190 Bennington Drive in the Town of Greece for a working fire. Engine 1 filled in at Barnard FD's firehouse and the fire was under control in 1 hour and 28 minutes.

 

 

 

08/02/12  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 74 Glendale Pk for a reported fire in a vacant house. Engine 5 was on location with light smoke from the rear of a vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was contained to the rear of the first floor and was under control in 12 minutes.

 

 

 

 

07/31/12  Engine 10 and Battalion 1 responded mutual aid with the Ridge Road Fire District to 57 Brush Hollow Rd in the Town of Greece for the report of smoke in the house. Command reported a fire in the basement of a 1 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 10 was assigned as the R.I.C. and the fire was under control in 29 minutes.

 

 

07/30/12  Engine 10, Engine 2, Truck 2, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 167 Lexington Av for an initial report of smoke in the area. Truck 2 was on location with smoke from the second floor at the scene of a previous fire(7/22/12). Command reported a working fire and it was under control in 27 minutes. For a news story from YNN Channel 9, click here.

 

 

 

07/27/12  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 398 Driving Park Av for reports of a house fire and the possibility of someone still inside. Engine 10 was on location with smoke from the second and third floor of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Truck 2 further reported a kitchen fire with possible extension to the second floor. No one was trapped and the fire was under control in 18 minutes.

 

 

 

07/24/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 313 Ridgeway Av for a reported stove fire extending to the cabinets. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with light smoke from the front of a large 2 story apartment building. Command reported a working fire and requested an extra company, bringing Engine 5 to the scene. Engine 8 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 31 minutes.

 

 

 

07/22/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 167 Lexington Av for a reported house fire. Car 91 was on location with heavy fire from a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 10 was the base pumper and Truck 2 received a report that someone may still be inside the structure. Command requested a second alarm, bringing Engine 5, Engine 13 and Truck 6 to the scene. Searches of the structure showed no one was trapped inside. 2 firefighters received minor injuries. Engine 9 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 1 hour and 8 minutes. For a news story with video from YNN Channel 9, click here.

 

 

 

07/21/12  Now that summer is in full swing, many people like to enjoy outside fires, from bonfires and fire pits to cooking over an open flame. Recreational fires should be able to be enjoyed outdoors as long as there is enough space and safety precautions are taken. We would like to remind our neighbors to follow these simple rules for outside fires:

- Never leave a fire unattended

 

- Closely supervise children around grills and outdoor fires

 

- Make sure you have something nearby to extinguish the fire (sand, dirt, garden hose or fire extinguisher)

 

- Fires in approved containers (pits, chimineas, outdoor fireplaces, etc.) must be a minimum or 15 feet from any structure(including houses, fences, garages, etc.)

 

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

 

 

- Avoid outside fires on dry, windy days to prevent unintended fire spread and never use gasoline to make a recreational fire.

 

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

 

- 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 help keep your family and neighborhood safe by following these guidelines. On behalf of Fire Chief Salvatore Mitrano III, the members of Dewey and Ridgeway and the entire Rochester Fire Department, have a safe, healthy and happy summer!

 

 

 

07/18/12  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 133 Augustine St for a possible house fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with light smoke showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command further reported a kitchen fire, and it was under control in 5 minutes.

 

 

 

07/16/12  Engine 19, Truck 2, Engine 10, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 7 Snug Harbor Court for a reported apartment fire. Engine 19 was on location with smoke showing. Engine 3 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av and the fire was under control in 13 minutes.

 

 

 

07/08/12  Engine 10 responded to the area of Dewey Av at Electric Av for a report of a person possibly shot. Engine 10 was on location with RPD confirming a person with a gunshot wound. Engine 10 provided EMS, and the victim was transported to the hospital.

 

 

 

07/06/12  Engine 19, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 144 Latta Rd for a report of a vehicle into a house with a person trapped. Engine 19 was on location confirming a person trapped in the vehicle. Extrication was complete in 9 minutes and Truck 2 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av.

 

 

 

07/05/12  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 6, Truck 2, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 25 Morrill St for reports of a house fire. While en route, Rescue 11 reported a large column of smoke visible. Engine 2 was on location with flames from the second floor of a boarded up vacant 2 1/2 story dwelling. Engine 16 and Engine 17 also responded to scene. Truck 4 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and The Ridge Road Fire District filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway. The fire was under control in 16 minutes. For photos and audio, click here.

 

 

 

07/03/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Truck 6, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded with The Barnard Fire Department to 53 Carlisle St in The Town of Greece for reports of a house fire. Truck 2 was on location with smoke and flames from a 2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was under control in 10 minutes.

 

 

 

07/01/12  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 58 Weaver St for a house fire with someone possibly trapped. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and declared a working fire. Engine 10 responded as an extra company and took over R.I.C. duties. Engine 3 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Engine 8 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse. Searches showed no one was trapped and the fire was under control in 24 minutes.

 

 

 

07/01/12  Engine 9, Engine 12, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 4, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 762 Bay St for reports of a house fire with people possibly trapped. Engine 9 was on location with heavy fire from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed people trapped and requested an extra engine company, bringing Engine 16 to the scene and Truck 4 took over R.I.C. duties. Due to the heavy volume of fire, an exterior attack was ordered and a second alarm declared. Engine 1 and Truck 10 responded to fill out the second alarm request. Engine 8 filled in at the Monroe Av firehouse, Engine 10 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse, Truck 5 filled in at the University Av firehouse and The Gates Fire District filled in at the Gardiner Av firehouse. Unfortunately, 1 resident did not survive and another was injured. 3 firefighters were also injured, 1 with burns received while attempting to rescue a resident. The fire took 1 hour and 24 minutes to control. For audio from the fire, click here.

 

 

 

06/30/12  Truck 6, Engine 2, Engine 9, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 70 Kosciusko St for a reported garage fire. Truck 6 was on location with a garage fully involved. The fire was under control in 8 minutes.

 

 

 

06/29/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Firefighter Pat Waser of Engine 10 Group 3 good luck in his retirement. Pat served for 25 years on the Rochester Fire Department and will be missed. We hope he has a long, happy and healthy retirement.

 

 

 

06/28/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Truck 10, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1361 Lake Av for reports of a fire on the second floor. Engine 10 was on location with nothing showing from a large 3 story apartment building with people out front, then further reported smoke on the second floor and confirmed a fire in apartment 216. The fire was contained to the apartment of origin and under control in 14 minutes.

 

 

 

06/24/12  Engine 8, Truck 3, Engine 7, Engine 1, Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded with The West Brighton Fire Department to "Woody's 2" sports bar at 2758 West Henrietta Rd for a structure fire. West Brighton Engine 503 was on location with heavy smoke and fire from a 1 story structure. The Henrietta Fire District also responded to the scene. Engine 9 filled in at the South Av firehouse and Engine 10 filled in at the Monroe Av firehouse. An exterior attack was ordered, and the fire was under control in 2 hours and 6 minutes. For photos and audio, click here.

 

 

 

06/22/12  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 17 Pomeroy St for the reported house fire. Engine 16 was on location with smoke showing from the rear of a vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was under control in 20 minutes.

 

 

 

06/21/12  With the 4th of July holiday upon us, we would like to remind everyone that "personal" fireworks are not only illegal in NY State, they are very dangerous. Even sparklers get hot enough to effectively melt gold, and simple firecrackers can be strong enough to remove fingers and severely damage/burn skin and muscle tissue. The National Fire Protection Association(NFPA) estimates that fire departments respond to more 50,000 fires caused by fireworks each year, & approximately 10,000 people are injured each year due to fireworks. Please don't become another statistic. Leave the fireworks displays to professionals. Enjoy one of the many events being hosted around the area, including the annual celebration in downtown Rochester. For info on this year's City of Rochester 4th of July celebration, click here.

 

 

 

06/16/12  Engine 5, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Engine 13(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 45 Maryland St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location confirming a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. 1 person was treated for chest pains and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. The fire was under control in 18 minutes.

 

 

 

 

06/14/12  Engine 2, Engine 10, Engine 1(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to East Ridge Rd at Seneca Av for a report of a pedestrian struck by a car and possibly trapped under the vehicle. Engine 2 was on location confirming a person trapped beneath a vehicle. Truck 6 and The Protectives also responded to the scene to assist. Unfortunately, the person did not survive. For a news story with video from YNN Channel 9, click here.

 

 

 

06/14/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate Lieutenant Mark Alberts, of Engine 10 Group 2, on his promotion to Captain. Good luck in your new assignment and you will be missed.

 

 

 

06/13/12  We would like to remind everyone that this weekend, June 15, 16 & 17, is the annual Rose Festival in Maplewood Park. The weekend kicks off with "Party on the Bridge" Friday night from 7 to 9PM, at The Driving Park Bridge. For further info, click here.

 

 

 

06/10/12  Engine 19, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the area of 1200 North Kings Highway, near Durand Golf Course, for a MVA with a vehicle in a ditch and a person possibly trapped. Engine 19 and Battalion 1 were on location reporting a vehicle 30 feet down an embankment. Command further reported no one trapped, but a low angle rope operation would be needed to remove the patient from the area. The Saint Paul Fire Department also responded to the scene, and the person was transported in 35 minutes. Engine 3 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av.

 

 

 

06/07/12  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 26 Strohm St for a reported house fire. Engine 19 was on location confirming a working house fire, and further advised they would be starting an exterior attack. Engine 5 and Engine 3 also responded to the scene, with Truck 5 filling in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Engine 8 filling in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. Command requested RG&E to the scene due to live power lines down. The fire was under control in about 25 minutes. Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Engine 3 and Engine 5 all responded from the scene of a minor stove problem at 109 Maryland St.

 

 

 

05/30/12  Engine 10, Engine 5 and Battalion 2 responded mutual aid with The Ridge Road Fire District to 1779 Mount Read Blvd at JC Fibers for a fire in a shredding machine. The Barnard Fire District also responded and the fire was under control in about 15 minutes.

 

 

 

05/29/12  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 2, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 134 Wilkins St for multiple reports of a vacant house on fire. Engine 16 was on location with a working fire in the rear of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command requested an extra engine company, bringing Engine 9 to the scene.  Engine 12 filled in at the Andrews St firehouse, and the fire was under control in 38 minutes.

 

 

 

05/28/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to West Ridge Rd at Lake Av for a MVA with a person trapped. Truck 2 and Engine 10 were on location with a 3 car MVA, multiple patients and a person trapped. Extrication was completed in 10 minutes.

 

 

 

05/25/12  Engine 16, Engine 10, Truck 10, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 4, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 27 Saranac St for several calls reporting a garage fire. Battalion 1 was on location with 2 garages on fire. Command requested an extra company, bringing Engine 3 to the scene. A garage on North View Terrace was also damaged, and the fire was under control in 20 minutes.

 

 

 

05/24/12  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Truck 6, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 41 Whittier Park for a report of smoke from the house. Engine 2 was on location with smoke from the second floor of a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported everyone was safely out of the structure, and the fire was under control in 14 minutes.

 

 

 

05/19/12  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 40 Mazda Terrace for multiple reports of a house fire. While en route, companies were advised of the possibility of people trapped. Engine 2 was on location with light smoke from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 2 further reported a kitchen fire and everyone safely out of the house. The fire was under control in 9 minutes.

 

 

 

05/19/12  Engine 2, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to St. Paul St at Norton St for a MVA with a person possibly trapped. Engine 2 was on location confirming a person trapped. Extrication was completed in 15 minutes.

 

 

 

05/16/12  Engine 10, Engine 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Seneca Av at Route 104 for a reported MVA with a person trapped. Engine 2 was on location with a vehicle overturned and a person trapped. Extrication was completed in 11 minutes.

 

 

 

05/14/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish FF Jason Ashton(Engine 10 Group 1) and FF Guy Higgins(Truck 2 Group 1) good luck in their new assignments. You will be missed. We would also like to welcome FF Dana Ross to Engine 10 Group 1.

 

 

 

 

05/11/12  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2 and Battalion 2 responded to 170 Fulton Av for a report of smoke in the hallway. Engine 5 was on location with nothing showing, then reported smoke from a second floor window and requested the rest of the assignment. Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Car 66(in place of Car 99), The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded. Command reported a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and Truck 5 assumed R.I.C. duties from Engine 10. The fire was under control in 16 minutes. For an article from the Democrat and Chronicle, click here.

 

 

 

05/08/12  Engine 19, Truck 2, Engine 10, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 9 West Boulevard Parkway for smoke from the structure. Engine 19 and Truck 2 were on location with heavy smoke from the roof of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Truck 2 assumed command and requested an extra company, bringing Engine 3 to the scene. Command then requested a second alarm, with Engine 16 and Truck 10 responding. Engine 3 took over R.I.C. duties, and the fire was under control in 55 minutes. Engine 8 filled in at Engine 2's quarters on North Clinton Av, Truck 5 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, and both The Barnard Fire Department and North Greece Fire Department filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. For a news story with video from YNN Channel 9 news, click here.

 

 

 

05/05/12  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 187 Magee Av for a reported stove fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with nothing showing and people out front. Engine 10 further reported a stove fire with extension to the cabinets. The fire was under control in 11 minutes.

 

 

 

05/04/12  Engine 5, Engine 10, Truck 2, Truck 10, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 37 Malvern St for a report of smoke from an abandoned house and the possibility of children inside. Engine 5 was on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story boarded up vacant dwelling. Command requested an extra company, bringing Engine 17 to the scene. Searches showed no one was trapped in the structure, and the fire was under control in 27 minutes. 2 firefighters suffered minor injuries. For a news story with video from YNN Channel 9, click here. For photos from Monroe County Fire Wire, click here.

 

 

 

05/01/12  Engine 19, Engine 10, Truck 2 and Battalion 1 responded to assist The Rochester Police Department at 153 Alpha St when an explosive device was found during a search. Engine 8 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and Engine 16 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av. For a news story with video from WOKR Channel 13, click here.

 

 

 

04/30/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to West Ridge Rd and Goodwill St for a MVA with a person possibly trapped. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a vehicle on its roof and into a building, confirming a person trapped. Extrication was completed in less than 10 minutes.

 

 

 

04/28/12  Engine 10 filled in at The Ridge Road Fire District while they worked a fire at 130 Indigo Creek in the Town of Greece.

 

 

 

04/25/12  Engine 5, Engine 3, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 38 Finch St for the report of a house fire with people trapped on the front porch roof. Engine 5 was on location with no visible fire and people on the porch roof of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a working fire on the first floor, and it was under control in 14 minutes. For a news story from WOKR Channel 13, click here.

 

 

04/24/12  To view the "music video" produced for, and shown at this year's awards banquet, click here.

 

 

 

04/23/12  Engine 2, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 206 Seneca Av for a MVA with a person possibly trapped. Engine 2 and Engine 10 were on location with a car MVA. Engine 10 confirmed 1 person trapped and they would be popping a door. The person was extricated in 21 minutes. For photos, click here.

 

 

 

04/20/12  The Rochester Fire Department held it's annual awards banquet last night and we would like to congratulate all of this year's recipients, especially FF Roger Rebman of Engine 10 Group 3. FF Rebman, along with FF Doug King, received this year's Firefighter of the year award.

 

 

04/17/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to express our condolences to FF Doug Platt(Engine 10, Group 1) and family for the loss of his father. Norris Platt passed away on 4/16/12. A memorial service will be held Saturday May 12th, 2012 at the Ridge Culver Fire Department, 2960 Culver Rd, from 4 PM to 7 PM.

 

 

04/11/12  Engine 5 responded to 90 Otis St for a 2 car MVA. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for the report of a person trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. Engine 5 was on location and reported they would need a door popped open. The person was extricated in 14 minutes.

 

 

04/10/12  Engine 16 and Truck 6 responded to 401 Seneca Manor Dr for an automatic fire alarm. Engine 16 was on location with nothing showing, then further reported a fire in apartment 615. Engine 2, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives then responded to fill out the assignment. Engine 9 and Engine 13 also responded as the High Rise Team. Command requested a second alarm, bringing Engine 1, Engine 17 and Truck 10. 1 person was rescued from the apartment and sent to the hospital and several residents were assisted. Engine 3 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, Engine 8 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and the fire was under control in 33 minutes. For a news story from WHEC Channel 10, click here. For a news story with video from YNN Channel 9, click here.

 

 

 

04/10/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to West Ridge Rd at Dewey Av for a MVA with a vehicle over turned and someone possibly trapped. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a vehicle on its side against a pole, and confirming 1 person trapped. The victim was extricated in 11 minutes. For a news story from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

04/09/12  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 2222 St Paul St for a possible shed fire in the lower section of Seneca Park near the zoo. Engine 2 was on location with a large brush fire along the Genesee River bank. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 12 minutes.

 

 

 

04/08/12  Engine 10 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av while they worked an EMS call.

 

 

04/08/12  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 215 Ravine Av for a reported garage fire. Engine 3 was on location with a detached garage heavily involved with fire. Engine 3 further reported electric lines also burning in the rear and exposure problems to several other garages. The fire was under control in 18 minutes.

 

 

04/06/12  Engine 2, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 1532 St Paul St for a MVA with a person possibly trapped. Engine 2 was on location with a vehicle into a pole and confirmed 1 person trapped. The person was extricated in 14 minutes. For photos, click here.

 

 

04/03/12  Engine 10 filled in at the Genesee St firehouse while companies worked a chimney fire at 72 Brooks Av. The fire was under control in 38 minutes.

 

 

 

04/03/12  Our website is 3 years old, and we would like to thank everyone for their continued support! As always, we are happy to answer any questions you may have.

 

 

 

04/02/12  Engine 10 filled in at the North Clinton Av firehouse, while companies worked a house fire at 101 Maria St. The fire was under control in about 30 minutes. For a news story from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

03/30/12  Engine 16, Engine 9, Truck 6, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 17 Pomeroy St for a reported garage fire. Engine 16 was on location with a garage fully involved. Command declared a working fire and requested RG&E to the scene due to electric lines involved. Engine 3 and Truck 3 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse, and the fire was under control in 20 minutes. For photos, click here.

 

 

 

03/28/12  Engine 10 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse while companies worked a second alarm fire with people trapped at 79 Coleman Terrace. Truck 3 filled in at the Monroe Av firehouse and Engine 1 filled in at the Wisconsin St firehouse. For photos and audio, click here.

 

 

03/25/12  Truck 2 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse while companies worked a house fire at 53 Fifth St. For audio and photos, click here.

 

 

 

03/23/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Truck 10, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 433 Flower City Park for a possible house fire. Truck 2 was on location with smoke showing from the front porch of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Truck 2 further reported a small fire on the porch, and they would handle with Engine 10 and Battalion 1. The fire was under control in 5 minutes.

 

 

 

03/21/12  Rochester Fire Chief John Caufield has announced he will be retiring as of April 27, 2012. Chief Caufield will be taking a position as the mid-Atlantic regional director of the National Fire Prevention Association. Executive Deputy Chief Sam Mitrano will take over until a new Fire Chief is placed. For a news story from WHEC Channel 10, click here.

 

 

03/20/12  Engine 10 filled in at The Barnard Fire Department while they worked a fire on Milford St in The Town of Greece.

 

 

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03/19/12  It is with great regret to announce the line of duty death of Norfolk, Va Firefighter Jonathan “Johnny” Myers. Johnny was found unconscious and pulseless by his colleagues in the bunk room, after finishing a training exercise at the Fire Station. CPR was initiated and he was transported to DePaul Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. Click here to read more on Jonathan “Johnny” Myers.

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03/18/12  Engine 19 responded to the area of Turning Point Park off Boxart St for a reported brush fire. They were on location confirming a large brush fire along the Genesee River gorge behind 238 River Heights. Engine 10 responded to fill in at Engine 19's quarters, and then was requested to the scene to assist Engine 19. The fire was under control in 29 minutes and Engine 13 responded to fill in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av.

 

 

 

03/16/12  Tomorrow is St. Patrick's day, and The City of Rochester's annual parade will take place at 12:30 downtown. It begins on East Av at Alexander St, turns onto Main St, and ends on Main St at Plymouth Av. We would also like to remind everyone to enjoy the day, but do so responsibly. Remember that your actions, effect everyone around you. For more info about the parade, click here.

 

 

03/16/12  Puerto Plata Rochester Sister Cities Firefighters Fund Raising Event.

In July of 2011, a group of Firefighters from Puerto Plata in The Dominican Republic came to Rochester to be trained in National Firefighter Level 1. Since then, members of the Dominican Sister City Committee have been accepting donations, and firefighting equipment to help the Puerto Plata Firefighters to modernize their firefighting force. A fundraiser will be held on Monday March 26th at the "D’Mangu Dominican Restaurant," 1475 East Henrietta Rd. Rochester N.Y 14623. The event starts at 6:30 P.M. Click here for more information about the fundraiser. Click here to learn more about the Puerto Plata Firefighters visit.

 

 

 

03/15/12  Engine 10, Truck 10(with Specials Ops 1) and Battalion 1 responded to The Genesee River gorge near Bridge View Dr for the report of a bicyclist that had fallen into the river and was stuck approximately 40 feet below the trail. The person was rescued from the gorge in about 30 minutes.

 

 

03/11/12  Engine 2(with Specials Ops 2), Truck 6, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to the Driving Park Bridge for a report of a person that had jumped from the bridge. After a search of the Genesee River, the person was located, but unfortunately did not survive. 

 

 

 

03/08/12  It's time to "spring ahead" with our clocks again, and that means it's also time to check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors. Be sure all are in working order and have fresh batteries. Also remember, never disable or take down your detectors. 

 

 

03/07/12  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 5, Truck 2, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1133 Emerson St for the report of a forklift on fire. Engine 3 was on location with light smoke showing from a large industrial structure. Battalion 2 reported a working fire in a large light weight construction building and requested another engine to assist with water supply. Engine 1 then responded. Command requested a second alarm, bringing Engine 2 and Truck 6 to the scene. The fire was under control in about 25 minutes. 

 

 

03/04/12  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Truck 2, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 24 Bismark Terrace for a reported house fire. Engine 2 and The Protectives were on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 5 and Truck 5 both filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse, and the fire was under control in 20 minutes.

 

 

 

02/28/12  Engine 10 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse, while companies worked a 2 alarm house fire at 381 Genesee St. Truck 4 filled in at the Gardiner Av firehouse, and Engine 16 filled in at the Andrews St firehouse. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 12 minutes. For a news story with video from WROC Channel 8, click here. For photos, audio and video from Monroe County Fire Wire, click here.

 

 

 

02/25/12  Engine 2, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Route 104 at Seneca Av for a MVA with the possibility of someone trapped. Engine 2 was on location with a multi car accident, and reported they would need 1 door opened. The person was extricated in within 10 minutes.

 

 

 

02/25/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Engine 2(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 100 Holleder Pkwy for a report of a fire in a machine. Engine 3 was on location with nothing showing and being met out front. Truck 2 assumed command until Battalion 2's arrival and reported a small fire in a dust collector. The fire was under control in 14 minutes.

 

 

 

02/24/12  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 5, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 770 Emerson St for a report of smoke and flames seen from the top of the building. Engine 3 was on location with smoke in the area of an industrial complex, and then further reported heavy smoke from a 4 story brick building. Command requested a second alarm, with Engine 10, Truck 2 and Engine 2 responding. Command then reported the fire involved machine cooling oil and requested Engine 12 as a foam company. A third alarm was requested, bringing Engine 17 and Truck 10 to the scene. Truck 3 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse, and Engine 16 filled in at the Lyell Av firehouse. CSX Railroad was notified to shut down rail traffic due to hose lines being laid across the tracks. 1 firefighter was treated for a knee injury and the fire was under control in 43 minutes. For a news story with video from WOKR Channel 13, click here.

 

 

 

02/23/12  We would like to remind everyone of the importance of fire safety in and around your home. Each spring and fall, you are reminded to check your smoke detector batteries, and every October, we participate in "Fire Prevention Week." Having a plan, and practicing fire safety is of the highest importance every day, not just during those "reminders." The Rochester Fire Department and Communications Bureau have produced several public service announcements to educate the community about fire safety. To view these videos, click here. The videos can also be seen on City Government Access Channel 12 on Cable TV on the following dates and times:

Friday, February 24 - 2 p.m. Saturday, February 25 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sunday, February 26 - 12:30 p.m. Monday, February 27 - 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 28 - 12:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 29 - 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. Thursday, March 1 - 12:30 p.m. Friday, March 2 - 8 p.m. Saturday, March 3 - 8:30 p.m.

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02/23/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded along with The Kodak Park Fire Department for slag from a smelter burning in Building 101 within Kodak Park. 7C20(KPFD) was on location reporting slag burning and it was mostly contained. The fire was under control in 23 minutes.

 

 

 

02/22/12  Engine 10 filled in at Engine 2's quarters on North Clinton Av while companies worked a fire in a vacant structure at 139 Morrill St. That fire was under control in 1 hour and 8 minutes. For a news article from WROC News 8, click here.

 

 

 

02/21/12  Engine 3, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to the intersection of Mount Read Blvd and Emerson St for the report of a MVA with the possibility of a person trapped. Engine 3 was on location confirming a person trapped. Command requested another company to assist, bringing Truck 2 to the scene. The person was extricated in 18 minutes. For a news story with photo from YNN Channel 9, click here.

 

 

 

02/17/12  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to The Metro Waste Recycling Center at 384 Lee Rd for the report of a fire inside the building. Engine 3 was on location with nothing showing from a large commercial structure, then further reported a fire inside involving the compactor. Command requested an extra truck company, bringing Truck 5 to the scene. 2 people were treated for smoke inhalation, Engine 2 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 31 minutes.

 

 

 

02/13/12  Engine 19, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 263 Chesterfield Dr for a reported closet on fire. Engine 19 was on location with a working fire in a 1 story wood frame dwelling. Truck 2 assumed command until Battalion 1's arrival. The fire was under control in about 45 minutes. Engine 2 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av.

 

 

 

02/11/12  Engine 16, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1, along with The Ridge Culver Fire Department, responded to the area of Route 104 eastbound at Carter St for the report of a MVA with a vehicle roll over. Battalion 1 was on location with a multi car MVA involving both directions of travel; on Route 104 at Goodman St. Battalion 1 further reported 1 of the vehicles into a pole in the meridian. Both directions of travel were closed at the Goodman St exits. 3 patients were transported to the hospital, 1 with serious injuries. Engine 10 assisted with popping a door, and the expressway was reopened within 45 minutes. For a news story with photo from the Democrat and Chronicle, click here.

 

 

 

 

02/11/12  The Ridge Road Fire District responded to 1360 Ridgeway Av in The Town of Greece, for the report of a house fire. RRFD 254 was on location with smoke from the structure and 2 people on the roof. Engine 10, Battalion 2 and The Barnard Fire District responded mutual aid to the scene. Engine 3 responded to fill in at RRFD's Long Pond Rd firehouse. 2 people were transported to the hospital with smoke inhalation, and the fire was under control in 58 minutes. For a news story from WHEC-TV 10, click here & for audio, click here.

 

 

 

 

02/10/12  Engine 5, Engine 13, Truck 10, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 6(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 26 Fulton Av for a possible house fire. Engine 5 was on location with nothing showing, and then further reported a fire on the first floor. The fire was under control in 5 minutes, and Battalion 2 handled with the first in assignment, returning The Deputy Chief and Protectives.

 

 

 

02/09/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 13, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 198 Pierpont St for a reported house fire. Engine 10 was on location with flames from the second floor of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command requested another truck company to the scene, bringing Truck 5. Command then reported heavy fire on the first and second floor, and requested a second alarm. Engine 16 and Engine 17 responded, with Engine 16 assuming R.I.C. duties. An exterior attack was ordered due to the heavy fire conditions. The fire was under control in approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes, and Engine 8 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway. For audio and video, click here.

 

 

 

02/09/12  Engine 10 and Rescue 11 responded to 777 Driving Park Av for a report of 55 gallon drums bulging and having heat waves rising off of them. Engine 10 was on location and declared a level 0 haz-mat. Engine 17(with Haz-Mat 1 and 2), Car 99 and Battalion 2 then responded. Engine 13 was was also requested to assist with water supply. Command upgraded the incident to a level 1 haz-mat, bringing The Deputy Chief to the scene. The situation was under control in 1 hour and 58 minutes. For audio, click here.

 

 

 

02/08/12  Engine 10 filled in at the Ridge Road Fire District headquarters on Long Pond Rd and Truck 5 filled in at the Gates Fire District on Chili Av, while those departments worked a fire at 1621 Spencerport Rd in the Town of Gates. For info and audio from that fire, click here.

 

 

 

02/04/12  Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, Battalion 2(in place of the Deputy Chief) and Protectives responded to 16 Borchard St for multiple calls reporting a house fire. Engine 16 was on location with a working fire in a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 2 also responded and assumed R.I.C. duties. Engine 3 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, Engine 8 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and Engine 12 filled in at the Andrews St firehouse. The fire was under control in 30 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. For audio, click here.

 

 

 

01/31/12  Engine 1, Truck 4, Engine 17, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 215 Dartmouth St for the report of black smoke coming from the roof. Engine 1 was on location with a working fire in a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command requested an additional company to respond, bringing Engine 12 to the scene. Command then requested a second alarm. Engine 3 and Truck 3 responded. Engine 10 filled in at the Andrews St firehouse, and Engine 13 filled in at the Monroe Av firehouse. Due to the heavy volume of fire and danger of collapse, crews were ordered out of the structure and an exterior attack was started. Command then called Engine 10 and Engine 13 to assist at the scene. The fire took 4 hours and 32 minutes to bring under control. For a news story with video from YNN Channel 9, click here. For audio, photos and videos from Monroe County Fire Wire (MCFW.com), click here.

 

 

 

01/27/12  For a follow up news story and video from WOKR Channel 13 News about yesterday's fire on Locust St fire, click here, and for a story from WROC News 8, click here.

 

 

 

01/26/12  Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 13, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Engine 17(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 105 Locust St for a reported house fire with the possibility of people trapped. While en route, Engine 3 reported a visible column of smoke in the sky. Engine 3 was on location with heavy fire from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, and further reported possibly people still inside. Command requested a second alarm, bringing Engine 16, Engine 1 and Truck 10. Engine 7 also responded to assist. Engine 1 assumed R.I.C. duties on their arrival. While attempting an interior attack and search, companies were ordered out of the structure due to heavy fire, and an exterior attack was started. Another interior attack was attempted when conditions allowed, but companies were again ordered out of the structure due to parts of the structure collapsing. RG&E was requested to the scene to secure both the gas and electric service to the structure, and companies were advised of live electrical wires involved in the rear of the house. A RTA bus was also requested to the scene. Engine 8 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, Truck 6 filled in at the North Clinton Av firehouse, Engine 2 filled in at Headquarters on Andrews St, Truck 4 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse, Engine 12 filled in at the Genesee St firehouse and Truck 3 filled in at the Monroe Av firehouse. 2 adults and 2 children were sent to the hospital. 1 firefighter was also sent to the hospital with a minor injury, and 3 were treated at the scene. The fire was under control in 2 hours and 15 minutes. For a news story from WHEC Channel 10, click here. For a news story with video from YNN Channel 9, click here, and for a story with raw video clip from The Democrat and Chronicle, click here.

 

 

 

 

01/20/12  Engine 10 filled in at Engine 3's quarters on Emerson St while they worked a fire at 5 Varian La in the Town of Gates. Engine 5, Truck 5 and Battalion 2 responded to the fire, along with mutual aid companies from Chili and Churchville. Other county companies provided fill ins. This fire occurred at the same time as another fire in Gates on Avacado La. Engine 8 filled in at Engine 5's quarters on Lyell Av, and Truck 10 filled in at Truck 5's quarters on Gardiner Av. For audio from the Avian La fire, click here. For info, audio and photos from the Avacado La fire, click here.

 

 

 

 

01/20/12  Engine 10, Engine 2, Rescue 11 and Battalion 2 responded to Driving Park Av at Lake Av for a MVA with people trapped. Engine 10 was on location with a person trapped and for the full assignment to continue. The person was extricated in 19 minutes.

 

 

 

 

01/19/12  Engine 5, Engine 10, Rescue 11 and Battalion 2 responded to the intersection of Lake Av and Phelps Av for a MVA with a person trapped. Engine 5 and Engine 10 were on location reporting they would need to pop a door open and they could handle. The person was extricated within 10 minutes.

 

 

 

 

01/18/12  The fourth and final phase of the Rochester Fire Department's reorganization plan went into effect this morning. The last 2 Midis, Midi 6 and Midi 7, are now closed. Quint 6 is now Truck 6 and has moved from their quarters on North Clinton Av, and in with Engine 16 on Hudson Av. Engine 2 reopened on North Clinton Av. Quint 7 also closed, with Engine 9 reopening in their place on North Goodman St. There are no longer any "Quint and Midi" companies running in the RFD. 

 

 

 

 

01/13/12  With today's winter weather, we would like to remind everyone to please be sure ALL windows and lights on your vehicle are completely clear of ice and snow before driving. You should also make sure horizontal areas, such as the hood and roof, are also clear, so the built up snow does not create a safety hazard as you drive. It's not only the law to be sure windows and lights are not obstructed, but the couple of minutes you may save by not clearing snow and ice properly, will be more than lost in the event of an accident.

 

 

 

 

01/13/12  Engine 17, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to the Bausch St Bridge near St Paul St, for multi car accident with possibly people trapped. Engine 17 was on location confirming people trapped. 2 patients were extricated and transported to the hospital within 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

01/13/12  Please note: Starting on or about January 23, 2012, RG&E will be installing new natural gas mains on Flower City Park from Dewey Av to Lily St. They will also be replacing mains on Daisy St between Ridgeway Av and Flower City Park. The project is projected to be finished in mid April 2012.

 

 

 

01/12/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Route 104 westbound at St Paul St for the report of a vehicle rollover with the possibility of people trapped. While en route, companies were also advised of reports that the vehicle was on fire. Engine 10 was on location with a 2 vehicle MVA, and 1 vehicle fully involved. Engine 10 further reported no one in the vehicle and they could handle. For photos, click here.

 

 

 

 

01/11/12  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Lt T. Stott, FF K. Ryan, FF S. Cruz, FF E. McAllister, FF J. Hofstetter and FF C. Stull, good luck in their new assignments. You all will be missed. We would also like to welcome Lt M. Alberts(Engine 10, Group 2), FF J. O'Gorman(Truck 2, Group 1), FF J. Bergeron(Engine 10, Group 2), FF C. Batzel(Engine 10, Group 4), FF R. DeLorenzo(Truck 2, Group 4)and FF J. Strocko(Engine 10, Group 4).

 

 

 

 

01/09/12  Engine 5, Engine 13, Truck 5, Truck 10(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 34 Child St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with flames from the first floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Battalion 2 confirmed heavy fire from the structure and requested an extra engine company to assume R.I.C. duties, bringing Engine 7.  An exterior attack was ordered due to heavy fire load in the structure. Engine 8 and Engine 10 were special called to the scene, and Quint 7 and Midi 7 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 17 minutes, and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. For a news story with photos and a video from WHEC Channel 10 News, click here, from YNN Channel 9, click here, and from WOKR Channel 13, click here.

 

 

 

01/05/12  Engine 3 responded to the intersection of Lexington Av and Colfax St for a reported MVA. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for a report of a head on collision with people trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 then responded. Engine 3 was on location confirming 2 people trapped. Both patients were extricated and en route to the hospital within 18 minutes.

 

 

 

 

01/05/12  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 411 Augustine St for a reported house fire with everyone out of the house. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with nothing showing and people out front. Engine 10 further reported a partition fire on the first floor, possibly extending to the second floor. Quint 6 and Midi 6 responded as an extra truck company, and the fire was under control in 40 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents. For audio, click here.

 

 

 

 

01/03/12  Engine 10 and Truck 2 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse while companies worked a 2 alarm fire at 8 Beechwood St, off East Main St. Several other companies filled in around the city, including companies from surrounding towns. The fire was under control in 37 minutes. For a news story and video from "YNN" Channel 9, click here. For photos, audio and video from MCFW, click here.

 

 

 

 

01/03/12  The "Engine 10 Today" and "Truck 2 Today" pages have been updated with the 2011 company statistics. Also, just as a reminder, please try to keep sidewalks, steps and driveways as clear of snow and ice as possible. If you have a fire hydrant in front of, or near your house, please try to keep it clear of snow as well. An area of at least 4 feet around a hydrant needs to be clear to use properly and safely. These measures will help emergency responders to better help you. We hope everyone had a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

 

 

 


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