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 -

2014 Total Alarms - 687

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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.

Monday, November 3, 2014

House Fire

For the first alarm of the month volunteers firefighters were call out just before noon for the report of a house fire on Penfield Rd just east of Gloria Dr.  The district chief was on location within 4 minutes of the first call to 911 and reported a laundry room on fire in the center of the house.  Engine Company 374 from station 3 arrived shortly after and stretched a line into the house and quickly knocked down the bulk of the fire.  The fire appears to have started in a dryer unit while the unit was running.   The older lath and plaster construction of the home helped contain the fire to just the one room.

History Note
The fire company has been to this address for fires a total of 3 times since the house was built in 1910.  According to the history book there was a barn fire in October 1954 and another 40x50 shed fire on July 22, 1971.  The shed fire in 1971 was started when a young man was cutting open a 55 gallon drum with a torch when it exploded killing him and setting the shed on fire.

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.

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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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