Alarm Totals for 2014

January --- 71
February -- 58
March ----- 61
April ------- 54
May -------- 56
June ------- 78
July -------- 58
August ---- 80
October ---
November -
December -

2014 Total Alarms - 516

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Animal Rescue

Volunteer firefighters were called out this morning to the 200 block of Parkview Dr for a family’s elderly pet dog who had fallen over the cliff side.  Once on scene volunteer firefighters and police were aided by a neighbor who knew the trail system of the cliff side behind the houses.  After a 10 minute hike down the trail they came to the area in which the dog was reported to be but was not visible nor barking anymore.  They started searching a very marshy area then followed by the sandy cliff side.   Searching the area was very difficult, sloppy, and muddy with over grown brush and downed limbs and sticks.  Luckily a neighbor up top with a keen eye spotted the dog wagging its tail through the brush and sticks and was able to guide the group to the dog.  The dog ended up being about 100 feet down a very steep sandy cliff side trapped in a small valley under some downed limbs unable to get up on its own.  The dog (Magic) was shaking and very scared.   Magic appeared uninjured and was freed from the valley within minutes of being spotted.  From there the dog was placed in a garbage tote which just happened to be in the area (the neighbor said the tote was his which had blown over the side years ago in a wind storm).   Firefighters, police and the neighbor took turns rolling the tote across the marsh, over several downed trees, and then back up the cliff side via the trail.  It took 40 minutes but finally Magic the dog was reunited to one very happy  family.
Monday, June 9, 2014

Mulitple Fires Keep Volunteers Busy on Sunday

Penfield Volunteer Firefighters were kept busy on Sunday with multiple alarms including two structure related fires:

Just about noon firefighters were called to a home on Parkview Drive for the reported riding lawn mower on fire next to the house.  Penfield's Second Assistant Chief was first to arrive to report a fully involved lawn mower with extension to the rear of the home.  The Second Assistant Chief grabbed his personal fire extinguisher and a garden hose to keep the fire in check till the fire apparatus arrived.  Ladder Company 370 arrived shortly after and pulled a hose line to the rear of the house and put the remainder of the fire out.  Damage was contained to the rear of the structure with no extension to the inside.  The exact cause of that fire is still under investigation but it appears to possibly have been a mechanical failure of the lawn mower.

6:15PM that evening the 5th call of the day would be the report of a garage fire on Helmsford Way.  Penfield's Second Assistant Chief was first to arrive and report a small pile of contents on fire inside the garage.  Crews from Engine Company 374 would make entry through a rear door on the garage and quickly knock down the fire while keeping damage to a minimum.  Crews said the conditions inside the garage were extremely hot  and smoky, minutes away from the entire garage bursting into flames.  The cause of the fire was improper disposal of rags soak in linseed oil.  Luckily the homeowner was home to discover the fire and call 911immediatly.

Monday, May 19, 2014

2.5 Inches of Rain Falls in Penfield

2.5 inches of rain fell in about 12 hours on Friday in Penfield leading to several calls that needed to be answered by the volunteer fire company. 

Friday would bring 15 calls over an 18 hour period, most would be for flooded basements and two Mutual Aid calls to Fairport for assistance with the flooded  Lift Bridge Lane that flooded several business. 

Volunteer firefighters would spend several hours combined pumping out residential basements around the Penfield Fire District from Friday thru the weekend.
Thursday, March 27, 2014

Penfield Fire Company Fund Drive 2014

It's Fund Drive time again for the Penfield Volunteer Fire Company as the non-profit organization reaches out to the community for support.

Members from the Company, Exempts, Ladies Aux, Explorers, and even including some family members took the time to bundle and seal over 11,500 envelopes in a few hours.  The letters will be sent out to the residence who live within the Penfield Fire District seeking donations for the volunteer fire company.  Moneys collected go towards training & recertifications,  uniforms, and equipment
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Penfield Volunteer Firefighters Install Smoke Detectors

Over the weekend Penfield Volunteer Firefighters installed smoke detectors throughout  the mobile home community as part of the remembrance of Tyler Doohan and in conjunction with the change your clocks change your smoke detectors program.  Penfield Firefighters were joined with firefighters from several surrounding departments such as East Rochester, Brighton, and Fishers and assisted with passing out detectors.  Batteries were donated by Senator  Ted O'Brien. 

We'd like to thanks all that participated and a special thanks to all the smoke detector companies (First Alert and Kiddie)  whom donated  several packages of detectors in the wake of the Fondiller Ave fire that has claimed four.

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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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In Memory of Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka

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