Alarm Totals for 2015

January --- 69
February -- 75
March ----- 71
April -------
May --------
June -------
July --------
August ----
October ---
November -
December -

Alarms - 215
Drills - 10
Meetings - 4
Other Details - 0

Total - 229 activities for 2015

Alarms -749
Drills - 37
Meetings -12
Other Details - 15

Total - 813 activities for 2014

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015


As the town grows and changes some properties are demoed along the way to make room for the next new project.  Just before demo sometimes these properties can offer one last opportunity in the form training to the community’s local fire company. 

Volunteer Firefighters spent a Saturday morning performing roof operations working with ladders and saws cutting ventilation holes.  Ventilation is an important step in the firefighting process to stop the horizontal spread of fire.  As fire naturally spreads upward once it hits a barrier such as a ceiling it then spread outward consuming more rooms and contents.  By cutting vent holes it gives fire/heat/smoke an escape up and outward into the atmosphere. This slows the spread of fire from room to room plus relieving the oven like condition on the firefighters doing interior work. 

Training and practice helps keep the firefighter efficient and safe while doing such dangerous work up on the roof. The fire company sincerely appreciates the property owner’s willingness to allow such important training exercises to occur. 

Monday, February 2, 2015

Motor Vehicle Crash on RT 441 leaves victim trapped

Saturday 4PM - Firefighters were just getting back from an automatic fire alarm from a local business when they received a call for a car accident with a person possibly trapped on RT 441 in between Gloria Dr and Jomanda Way.  The Fire Chief was first to arrive finding a 3 car accident with one car on its roof with a person trapped.  Firefighters used the Rescue 42 Jacks along with step cribbing to stabilize the vehicle, then the Hurst Maverick and Cutter tools were used to free the victim.  The victim was removed fairly quickly and taken to a local hospital.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Motor Vehicle Accident Leaves Person Trapped

Penfield volunteer firefighters were called out just after 4PM on Christmas for the report of a car crash on Route 250 just north of Whalen. As updates came in firefighters were notified that it was a one car crash into a telephone pole and tree with a victim trapped. First arriving chiefs assessed the situation determining that the driver was trapped but more importantly that there was an electrical hazard from the damaged telephone pole. The chief reported seeing electrical arching from the power lines to the tree the vehicle was resting against. This would delay the rescue efforts while crews stood by waiting for RG&E to cut the power. Once the power was cut and it was safe to work on the vehicle firefighters used the Jaws of Life to cut open the driver's side door to gain access to the victim. The victim was then transported to a local hospital.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Fire chief: How a 9-year-old hero changed my life

As Chief Chris Ebmeyer's second term with the Penfield Fire Company winds down he takes a minute in an article on FireRescue1.Com to reflect about a fire call that happened just about 12 months ago but still feels like it was yesterday.  He talks about the situation and how it effected his term as chief and  his daily life.
Read the article here  -
Sunday, December 21, 2014

House Fire

Volunteers were called out to the report of a house on fire on Harwood Circle just after 7am Saturday morning. The 2nd assistant chief (3C-37) was on location shortly after and declared a working fire with heavy fire showing from the front of the structure. 370 from station 2 was first in and stretched multiple lines. West Webster and Brighton were on scene while Webster, East Rochester, West Walworth provided fill-ins. Firefighters were on scene for about 3 hours plus another 2 cleaning up at the station.

History Stuff -

The Harwood Circle neighbor hood appears to have been built in the late 50's early 60's. Since then there have been 4 documented house fires - November 19th 1966, March 5, 1991, March 12th 1994, and December 20th, 2014

Fire Company Response On the date of December 20 -
12/20/1970 - 2415 Penfield Rd Barn Fire
12/20/1971 - 108 Clearview Drive House Fire
12/20/2014 - Harwood Circle House Fire



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The Penfield Fire Company is comprised of 100% VOLUNTEERS of both men and women living in the community of Penfield, NY. Our Units operate within a 30 square mile district that covers over 11,500 residences which makes up a large portion of the town of Penfield along with areas in the town of Perinton. We respond 24 hours a day 365 days a year to help anyone in the community during a time of need.


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