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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 09/05/14    271

Wilkins Scholarship Winners - Go to LADIES AUXILIARY

CARNIVAL & PARADE 2014 - We had three great nights,  a lot of help from our Active Firefighters, our Social members, the Explorers and advisors, Ladies Auxiliary, Henrietta Ambulance members and many past members and area residents. Three $1,000 prizes from the 50/50 drawing.  A SPECIAL "Thank You" to: Monroe Tractor, Rush Gravel, (Roger Tobey) Vallance Septic, Rush 7-11, Colby's BBQ, East Avon FD and Montesano's Pizza.

DISTRICT SECRETARY: We had two Rush residents interested in the Fire District Secretary position. Both were qualified for the position. We will report the new secretary's name soon. Karen Wanderseleben will be a great loss to our operation.  We wish here well at her new job.  

The September Commission Meeting will be the forth Tuesday - September 23rd.

New Pumper 584 - is here

Quick Attack Foam Pumper - 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 5.0 foam system, color 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, 500 ft. 3" hose, 250 ft 2.5" hose, 250' ft. 1.5" pre-connect hose under pump control panel, two hose storage reels  450 ft. of 1 3/4 drivers side, 250' 2.5 inch passengers side. 250' of 2.5 rear pre-connect to Blitz gun, 250 2" pre-connect rear bed, 2 sets of extension ladders, 2 roof ladders, deck gun, 5,000 watt portable generator, 200' electric cord on a reel, Electric exhaust fan, 3-12 volt 20,000 Lumens LED Flood lights, LED & Halogen "Roto-ray" warning lights, Federal Q2E 200 watt electronic siren, Kenwood - 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. Total cost of truck $426,000.

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 $50,000 on items and equipment that we really could operate efficiently and safely without. 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.

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.

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. More members are comfortable driving this smaller unit. It has the latest technology such as one button to preset pressures on the pump which also controls the relief valve so the firefighter on the hose never has more than 100 PSI. It can be over ridden if more pressure is needed.  It can fight most of our fires without any other apparatus to supply water or equipment.  Check out that hose load !

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09-02-14 18:00 Meeting/Directors Meeting        
09-03-14 19:00 5th Batt Line Officers at Rush        
09-08-14   19:00 Drill at Rush        
09-09-14 18:00 MC Boat Safety Class        
09-10-14 19:00 MC Chiefs Meeting at Brockport        
09-13-14 08:30 Water/Boat Drill        
09-13-14 15:00 Annual Rush FD Clambake        
09-14-14 14:00 WNYVFA Meeting at St. Johnsbury FD        
09-15-14 19:00 Drill at Rush        
09-16-14 19:00 MC Boat Safety Class        
09-18-14 09:30 MC EMS Advisory Board - PSTC        
09-20-14: 09:00 Rush Fall Festival - Carnival Grounds        
09-21-14 14:00 NCVFA Meeting at North Rose        
09-22-14 19:00 Drill - Narcan for EMS      
09-23-14 18:00 District Commissioners Meeting      
09-29-14 19:00 Rush Ladies Aux Meeting      
09-29-14 19:00 Rush Line Officers mtg