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Ladies Auxiliary

Fire Prevention





CLEANING THE STATIONS:  Lifetime Assistance volunteers are back doing cleaning at station one. We thank them for their help.  

GAS STOVE: The gas stove that was put in the fire station in 1971 and is 51 years old cannot be repaired any longer. We are getting a new stove installed very soon.

PUMPER 582: This apparatus was being driven to Har/Rob service in Syracuse and a front tire blew out casing a lot of damage to the truck. We have replace all the tires on all of our equipment that was 7 years old or older which NFPA (National Fire Protection Agency) recommends.  

PART TIME PERSON: We are looking into a part time paid position as station manager to assist with the day to day operation at the station.

AMBULANCE FINANCES: The state passed a new law allowing fire department and fire district ambulances to charge for service. We are looking into how that would work. We have never charged for a basic ambulance transport since 1939. All the other ambulances in our area charge for service.


MEMBERSHIP: WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS. There are many jobs that a person can do to assist the fire department and ambulance. Due to the citizens great efforts we have very few fires. You could drive the ambulance – not much training is needed. Sam Torres who lives in Henrietta joined the department. He is a Rochester firefighter/EMT.  William Stanton rejoined the department.   Al Sweet has served the department as a Chief, Director and Commissioner for 70 years and is still active member.  Past Chief & Commissioner Robert Faugh is a 57 year active member and has served as Treasurer since 1972 that’s over 50 years.  Past Chief & Director Richard Wheeler has served for 57 years also.

EMERGENCY RESPONSES: So far in 2022 we have had 150 calls

ANNUAL FUND DRIVE: We sent out our fund drive request in May. Due to the financial hardships that many of our residents are going through we understand.  2021 Fund drive was a great success we received $49,500 from those who donated. $7,000 went for new pagers. WE THANK YOU!

CARNIVAL 2022: Will be held August 11, 12 and 13 this year. Go to our web site for more information.  

PAST OFFICERS BANQUET: It was held at the Wildwood Country Club on May 14th. The Rush FD Ladies Auxiliary gave the fire department $2,000 to assist in buy new and or updated equipment.  Fire Chief Jon Faugh received the Distinguished Service Award for his 20 years as a dedicated firefighter.  He started out as an explorer at Rush and also served the Wilmington FD for 5 years when he was station as a Trooper in Lake Placid area. He returned to Rush for past 15 years. He retired from the NY State Police after 20 years in April.  Go to the web site for more information.

RUSH FIRE DEPARTMENT WEB SITE IS: – Go there for news, photos, history, recruitment info, membership lists, officers, apparatus, classic photos, links to other related sites. We are also on Facebook under Rush Volunteer Fire Department.