Alarm Totals for 2017

January --- 57
February -- 57
March ----- 110
April -------
May --------
June -------
July --------
August ----
September-
October ---
November -
December -

2017
Alarms - 224
Drills - 10
Meetings - 3
Other Details - 4
Total - 241

2016
Alarms -868
Drills - 36
Meetings -12
Other Details - 15
Standby - 3
Total - 934 activities for 2016

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Thursday, June 6, 2013

Incidents Keep Volunteers Busy

As the month of May closed and June begins volunteers have been busy with several alarms that required lots of extensive work and several hours of commitment. 

For the month of May volunteers  responded to 83 alarms including one fatal accident on Salt Rd.  Also there were 3 Drills, 1 Meeting, 1 Special Detail at the high school, and 1 Parade for a total of 89 activities for the entire month.  To date there has been 381 activities  (Calls, Drill, Meeting, Misc all combined) the fire company has responded to for the year making May the busiest month so far.

However recently over the weekend thing really started to pick up as volunteers were called to provide mutual aid coverage to the East Rochester Fire Department.  On Sunday afternoon Penfield Volunteers provided an Engine Company and a crew of firefighters to East Rochester for just a little over 3 hours while ER firefighters worked the scene of a tree down on top of a car killing one occupant.   Volunteers returned around 17:00. 

Later on into Monday morning at 1:00 AM volunteers would be called out for a fire in the woods on Sweets Corners Rd.  Volunteer Firefighters found a large brush pile on fire on a property on Sweets Corners Rd.  Volunteers would be out for an hour extinguishing the blaze.  **Reminder that it is illegal to "open burn" in the county of Monroe without a permit.  Please contact the Fire Marshal's office to obtain one.

 3 more alarms came in throughout the next 24 hours when at  2:35 AM Tuesday morning an alarm for a Mobile Home on fire on Spinet Drive  came in.  Firefighters found a mobile home fully involved with exposure issues.  As firefighters went to work Engine Co. 374 would drop over 1000 feet of 5 inch water supply hose from the hydrant to the scene along with several hundreds of feet of attack line were deployed from Engine Co. 372.  Despite the efforts the Mobile Home unfortunately was a total loss.  Firefighters were back in-service and cleaned up from the fire about 5:30 AM. Most Volunteers went home then off to work.

12 hours later a suspicious fire at the Brighton Town Land Fill would affect several surrounding fire companies.  At 18:00 Tuesday evening Brighton called upon Penfield to provide one grass fire vehicle and one engine to the scene of the fire.   Grass Fire 376  would make their way all the way down to the pile and assist with extinguishing the fire while Engine Co. 372 would lay in 1100ft of 5 inch water supply hose as part of a Pumper Relay to provide water from a hydrant on Browncroft to the units down below in the dump.  6 hours later towards midnight companies began shutting down and picking up.   The grass fire crew would meet up with the engine crew and the task of picking up all that hose began (again).     Crews worked feverishly draining the hose, then rolling it up, then repacking it back on the fire engine (each dry length weights about  55 to 70 pounds) and in about an hour all the hose was picked up and crews were on there way back to Penfield.   Crews had everything cleaned up ready to go by 1:00 AM Wednesday morning.


It's been a long couple of nights for volunteers who pledge to keep the town and its neighbors safe.  A lot of hard work and dedication showed in every minute that was spent by each individual.
Thankfully these men and woman keep coming around to help no matter what.

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