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The Rush Volunteer Fire Department has been proudly serving our community since 1920.

We appreciate your support.

  Rush Fire Dept. - 1971 Rush-Mendon Road, Rush, New York 14543  585-533-2058   rfdept@rochester.rr.com   bfaugh@rochester.rr.com)     

Emergency Calls for 2014 as of 04/01/14    90

Tribute to the Boston Firefighters killed on duty last week



RUSH FD OPEN HOUSE - April 27  1 pm to 4 pm

West Webster FD presented Fire Chief Jim Bucci a plaque at the March FD Meeting thanking the Rush members their help after four of their firerfighters were shot, two of which were killed.

2014 Awards & Past Officer Banquet: It was held March 1st at RIT Inn. Nikki Rudd from TV 10 was the MC. The highlights were: Distingushished Service Award: Steve Winner 19 year member who has served as a line officer, social officer, fire commissioner, director and safety committee member. Steve who retired as a Fire Chief from the Air National Guard has too many accomplishments to list. He presently serves as the departments quartermaster. Kevin Kinnally recognized for his service as a Director. Service awards to: Adam Hahnel & Beth Faugh for 5 years. Tim Lincort for 10 years. Paul Bischoping & Jim Mc Neil for 20 years (Jim also had 14 years with Henrietta). Bev Smith 25 Years and Life Member Gold Card.   Dale Sweet 30 years (gift to him from his family). Wayne Burdett 35 years. Life Saving Award: Dan Mohaghan, Mike Terzo Jr. and Jake Vogt were recognized for a successful reviving of a heart attack victim with CPR and an AED in 2013. Commissioners: The Fire Commissioners thanked the FD members, Ladies Aux. Explorers and Social members for all they do every day for the residents of Rush. Ladies Auxiliary: The Rush FD Ladies Aux. presented the FD with a check for $2,000.  Chief Bucci outline all the items that were accomplished in 2013 and there were many. Henrietta Amb. coved Rush for EMS calls and Henrietta FD CO#1 responded to a gas leak and auto fire during our banquet.

NOTE: 2014 CARNIVAL WILL BE JULY 10, 11 and 12

New Pumper 584 - Almost Done will be here by April 30th

31 ft. long Spartan 6 person A/C cab, Stainless steel body, 470 HP Cummins Engine, 5 speed Allison Automatic, ABS Brakes, Rollover prevention computer, 750 gal water, 40 gal Universal Gold Foam tanks, Hale foam system, LCD Monitor over the pump controls, the camera to view the rear and sides of the apparatus. 1,500 GPM Pump, 1,500 ft 5" hose, 600 ft. 3" hose, 250 ft 2.5" hose, 400 ft. 1.5" pre-connect hose, two 2" hose storage reels  400 ft. of hose. 2 sets of extension ladders, 2 roof ladders, deck gun & blitz gun, 5,000 watt portable generator, 200' electric cord on a reel, Electric exhaust fan, 3-12 volt LED Flood lights, LED & Halogen "Roto-ray" warning lights, Federal Q2E 200 watt electronic siren, High & Low band radios, Portable radios & breathing apparatus (SCBA) for 6 fire fighters, thermal imaging camera, gas meter and all the other mandated NFPA 1901 required safety devices and equipment.

As you can see a lot of thought and work went into this purchase. We also had a consultant work on this project from outside the fire district and between him, the body builder and our own truck committee we saved $70,000 on items and equipment that we really could operate efficiently and safely. Similar pumpers, with less features are being built and put in service at this time around NYS and the country costing between $550,000 and $700,000.

NOTE: The City of Rochester FD used the specs from our 2010 HME EVI Rescue truck to have their new Rescue 11 heavy rescue unit built.

This truck replaces pumper 585, our 2 man cab 1995 Pierce-Freightliner that cost $160,000 and we sold for $65,000 in January 2013. The cost of this new unit $430,000.

This smaller, lighter and shorter pumper is designed to get out the door with a minimum crew and be able to respond quicker than any of our other pumper/tankers and fight most of our fires without any other apparatus to supply water or equipment. 

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04-06-14 16:30 Ladies Aux Banquet        
04-07-14 19:00 Meeting - Directors Meeting        
04-09-14 18:00 588 to PSTC State Extrication Class        
04-14-14 19:00 Drill - SCBA Krenzer House FAST Team work        
04-15-14 19:00 Fire Commissioners Meeting        
04-21-14 19:00 Drill - Bail Out Training - Tools        
04-24-14 18:30 MCVF Assn. Dinner Mtg at Hilton        
04-26-14 09:00 Final Inspection - New 584 Meyersville PA        
04-28-14 19:00 Ladies Aux Meeting        
04-28-14 19:00 Rush Line Officers Mtg