Alarm Totals for 2014

January --- 71
February -- 58
March ----- 61
April ------- 54
May -------- 56
June ------- 78
July -------- 58
August ---- 80
September- 44
October --- 60
November - 67
December - 62

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

Total - 813 activities for 2014

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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


Friday, December 5, 2014

Passing of Ted Renyolds

It is with sad regret to announce the passing of Ted "T.R." Renyolds last night.  TR had spent 41 years with the fire company joining in November of 1973.  Ted served as the President of the Fire Company several times, also the President of the Exempts organization, and the President of the Benevolent organization. 

Funeral details to be announced.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Car Accident with a Person Trapped

Monday night volunteer firefighters were called out to the 2900 block of Atlantic Ave for a vehicle into a pole with a person trapped.  Firefighters found a Dodge Viper that hit a pole on the driver's door crushing the driver's compartment inwards trapping the driver.  Crews used the Hurst Tool (Jaws of Life) to pry the car apart to get the injured driver out.  Firefighters had to cut the roof off, take a door off, and lift the dash to gain access.  It took 20 minutes to free the driver from the vehicle.  The driver was loaded into the ambulance and taken to a local area hospital.

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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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