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February -- 58
March ----- 61
April ------- 54
May -------- 56
June ------- 78
July -------- 58
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History

The Town of Penfield was officially established on March 30, 1810 with a population of 400 people. At the time of the town’s origin there was no formal fire company in place. One year and 2 weeks later on April 16th, 1811, the first recorded fire happened when the home of Elisha Smith burned to the ground. This home was located on a fifty one acre plot of land on the east side of Baird Rd near Whalen. Less than two years later on February 9th, 1813, the home of Levi Crippen burned taking with it his six children. The exact location of this tragic fire has been lost to time. There were many fires during this era as the result of candles and use of fire places, so many in fact that they simply weren’t recorded. It is believed do to the types of hearth fires and candle flames that were used in that era that there were many fires that simply weren’t recorded. It is believed, that although a formal fire company wasn’t yet formed, each house and business had a fire-bucket. When the alarm of fire was sounded everybody would grab a bucket and pitch in to snuff out the fire. According to our history book, and in conjunction with the Calvin Owen’s diary, a large barn on the west side of Five Mile Line one half mile south of Penfield Rd burned on August 30th 1830. The history book is quiet until 1840, which brought a devastating fire, and the realization that something needed to be done. According to the Rochester Daily Advertiser, on May 4th, 1840, a large three story brick building high school academy was destroyed by fire at midnight. The Penfield Academy was built in 1827, located on the west side of Five Mile Line Rd 600 feet of Liberty Street (possibly where the current bus garage sits today) on a small one acre plot know as Lyceum Hill. This was devastating fire for the community, and plans began for an organized fire company in the community began as a result.

In July 1841, the community met to organize fire protection for the town and purchased a hand drawn engine from the City of Rochester (formally known as Engine 2). This would be the very first piece of equipment the company would own, and was stored in a small barn on the D. E. Lewis, property located on the North Side of Penfield Rd, 500 ft East of Five Mile Line. The town’s people would dub the engine Old Betsy, a goose neck style of hand pump that was produced in 1827 by James Smith and Sons of New York. It had an impressive capacity of 300 hundred gallons per minute pump, and could throw a 1 inch stream of water 150 feet when it was running at its max. Between 1841 and 1848 there were several large fires noted in the history book, which included homes and stores in the four corners area.
From 1848 to 1853 there were very few if any fires recorded, and the organization of the company had just about fallen apart. In the Calvin Owen’s diary, it was stated that it had been about 3 or 4 years since any meeting had taken place. In October of 1853, a large fire would level a wool factory business located on the west side of Irondequoit creek, between Washington and Linden. Once again, the citizens of Penfield would reorganize the fire company with 28 members of the community, in November of 1853. A small engine room was built on the side of the Presbyterian Church at the four corners. At this time the shout of “FIRE” was no longer considered sufficient to alert volunteers. Arrangements were made to ring the bell in the cupola of the Methodist Church in the event of a fire.
Several fires were recorded from 1854 – 1860, including barns, homes, and a store. In 1868, a large fire consumed the Penfield Paper Mill, leveling the business. As 1870 approached, the fire company fell into disrepair again as the young volunteers from the 1850’s slowly matured and moved on. Things were quiet until1876, when a large fire struck the business section of the village. The fire consumed the Joseph Gearing Hotel, Wallace Hipp’s Grocery store, the public meeting hall, and other stores. The fire was reported to have started in Hall’s Marble Shop around midnight, on October 10th.
The town began rebuilding two years later in 1878, the fire company was reorganized for a third time. Another large fire in 1879 took down a mill, and in 1883 the Methodist church caught fire, but was saved by the members of the fire company.
In 1886, the town’s people learned that the Presbyterian Church had abandoned the property where they were housing the only piece of fire apparatus, Old Betsy. It wouldn’t to be long before the property was going to be sold so the towns people moved the little engine house to its new home on Engine Drive (AKA Motts Lane). What followed next was a bizarre and unfortunate accident for the town to suffer. In November, a gale force wind blew over an unsecured smoke stack from the Lawless Paper Mill (which had been damaged in 3 previous fires). It came crashing down through the roof and doing considerable damage the second floor and first floor. However, for whatever reason Old Betsy just happened to be parked on the second floor of the mill that night. In fact according to the article the mill workers had just moved out of the way before the smoke stack came crashing through the roof. The 45 year old engine was destroyed that night, and again Penfield was without any organized fire protection.
In 1887, a new fire company was organized including a hose and ladder company. Corinne, a piano-type hand pumper was purchased second hand from Seneca Falls, NY. For the next several years there were only two fires both occurring on the J. K. Lincoln property. In the last fire in October 1892, Corinne ended up sitting on the property for several days before she was taken back to the four corners suggesting that perhaps the fire company had disintegrated again. No meetings were held but they did fight fires.

From October 1892 until 1899 no major fires were recorded until June 24th, 1899. The article of the newspaper which is still in the fire station today reads “Incendiarism in Penfield”. A large business section of the town was destroyed by fire that night, taking out two large general stores, and a black smith shop/wagon shop. Over 200 villagers forming a nonstop bucket brigade prevented the fire from spreading, and taking much more of the town with it. Villagers also razed one building with a team of horses, as a fire stop to prevent the fire from jumping down the neighborhood. This fire became known as the Ockenden Fire, due to the loss of the Ockenden General Store.
For a fifth time, the town reorganized the fire company after the Ockenden fire. On Labor Day, September 4th, 1899 the town held a celebration for the benefit of the fire company. From the book it sounds like the enthusiasm was short lived, and the company fell apart 6 months later.
For approximately 10 years things remained quiet. Modernization came to Penfield in 1910, as a water hydrant system was established. Prior to that, there was a cistern which collected rain water for fire protection located in the area of the north east section of the 4 corners. With the new hydrant system, 47 members of the community were called upon to formally form a volunteer fire company. The newly appointed water commission also purchased the old Penfield Seminary building, which then became the fire station replacing the old engine house on Mott’s Lane. Three pieces of additional equipment, two hose carts and a ladder cart were purchased. Field days were held in the town to help raise money for the new equipment. No serious fires were recorded until 1916, when the East Penfield Baptist Church caught fire, and then in 1924, when the D. T. Lawless Mill burned once more..
In 1921, the fire company saw the end of hand drawn equipment with the donation of the Hudson passenger car from Frank Ockenden. The Hudson car was modified with firefighting equipment, and held up for about 7 years.
Although the company was still formally intact, organizational meetings weren’t being held often. On December 14th, 1929, the company reorganized for the last time, with by-laws and defined leadership to pave the way for future generations. A 1929 American LaFrance fire truck was purchased, and a year later in 1930, a Chevy Chemical truck was purchased. The fire company now had concrete guide lines and requirements to maintain, and prevent the breakdown of the organization again. Additionally at the time Penfield was starting to rebuild its population from decades of decline. The thirties brought the depression which halted the growth of the fire company, the forties brought WWII which took several members away to war, and the fifties and sixties were somewhat uneventful except for the fifth and final burn down of the Lawless Paper mill. The seventies saw a huge spike in population, which brought the first station expansion to the northwest side of Penfield. With even more growth in the eighties Penfield fire began investing in more specialized equipment such as ladders trucks, rescue trucks, and it’s first pair of jaws of life. This growth required the second big modification to station 1 to accommodate the new equipment. The nineties brought several more changes, thus turning the small town into a thriving community with fire call volumes close to 1000 per year. As the new millennium began, station 1 was expanded again to reroute the fire trucks entrance and exit off of 441 and a permanent station 3 was built. This increased the districts fire protection to 3 stations. On September 11th, 2001 with the World Trade and Pentagon attacks the whole fire service faced yet another challenge. More regulations, training, rules, and fear hit the fire service in ways never thought possible to prepare for this new and never heard before threat of terrorism. The FDNY has not nor will ever be forgotten and have continued to shape emergency response policies to this day.
Presently, the Penfield volunteer based fire company is made up of 75 members who service approximately 30 square miles of our community. This includes half of the town of Penfield and parts of Perinton (the town of Penfield is so large that is actually protected by 3 fire districts, Penfield, West Webster, North East Joint). The coverage encompasses a population of over 25,000 people with several business and residential areas. It also includes several farming areas and geographically hazardous areas, such as Linear Park and Ellison Park. The volunteer fire company continues to be run out of the same building it took residence in over 100 years ago and remains a strong presence in our town.
As ever changing times present challenges, the fire company has learned to adapt and overcome in many ways. As long as there are those who are willing to give of themselves the volunteer fire company will continue to be strong and prevail.

Here's a list of major structure fires that the town has had since 1810.  Included in the list are also other major unique events that have occured over time.
It isn't 100% complete but it's the best that could be done as some records have been lost.

~ Town of Penfield Forms March 30th 1810
1.     April 16th 1811 – Baird east side by and Whalen – House Fire
2.     February 2nd 1813 – 6 Kids killed in the Levie Crippen House Fire – unknown location
3.     August 30th 1831 – Five Mile Line west side ½ mile south of 441 – Across from Raymond Rd Barn Fire
4.     May 4th 1840 – Five Mile Line West side 600ft north of Liberty St – Lyceun Hill – High School Fire
~ July 1841 - Fire Company Inception
5.     December 1843 - Penfield Mills area west side of creek by bridge,  Woolen Factory Fire
6.     April 4th 1846 – Northwest corner of Penfield Rd and Five Mile Line, Globe Building Structure Fire
7.     October 4th 1847 - Five Mile Line and Penfield Rd South East Corner, Brick Store Fire
8.     February 2nd 1848 – Location unknown, Plumb’s House Fire
9.     March 1848 - West side of Liberty St 300ft north of Penfield Rd, ASA Hunt’s Cooper Shop Fire
10.  August 1848 – Penfield Rd south side 1500ft east of Five Mile Line Rd, Masion House Fire
11.  October 20th 1853 –Penfield Mills area west side of creek by bridge, Woolen Factory Fire
12.  July 22nd 1854 – Location unknown, E Worthing Barn Fire
13.  April 22nd 1854 – Penfield Rd North side 600ft west of FML, William Pope’s Barn Fire
14.  May 23rd 1854 - Penfield Rd and FML Northeast corner 50ft from the road.  Tavern House of P. Shoecraft Fire
15.  October 26th 1855 - Southwest corner of Penfield and Salt, Barn Fire
16.  January 1856 – Penfield Rd south side 450ft west of FML Strowger’s House Fire
17.  February 1856 – Penfield Rd north side 180 ft west of FML Pickett’s Store Fire
~ Civil War – 230 Men drafted, 36 Men from Penfield never came back
18.  October 1868 – Penfield Mills area, Livingston Flouring Mill Fire
19.  February 6th 1874 – Wilbur tract Rd and Empire,  Illes House Fire
20.  April 1874 – Penfield Mills area, White Grist Mill Fire
21.  October 10th 1876 – South and North side of Penfield Rd just East of FML – Four Corners Fire – Joseph Gearing Hotel, Wallace Hipp’s Grocery Store, Public Meeting Hall, Hall’s Marble Shop, Scovil’s Shoe and Harness shops lost in massive fire
22.  1879 - Penfield Rd north side 325ft west of FML,  Marsh Carriage Factory Fire
23.  1883 - Penfield Rd Methodist Church Fire
24.  1885 – Penfield Mills area, David E Lamp Papermill Fire – 3rd time it burned – it was purchased from the Livingston Flouring Mill and renamed
~ November 23 1886 – DE Lawless Papermill – Chimney falls from high winds and crushes the fire engine Old Betsy
25.  1887 – J.K. Lincoln House Fire
26.  October 10th 1892 - J.K. Lincoln Barn Fire
27.  June 24th 1899 – Penfield Rd south side 60’ east of FML 2nd Four Corners Fire – F.E. Ockenden General Store, Grange Building, Bigg + Wolf Grocery, Town Clerk Office, Blacksmith and wagon Shop, Henery Baker Barber, Fred Rosenbaum Jewelry store lost in massive fire
28.  February 12th 1907 - Scribner Rd west side 700ft north of Plank Road House Fire
29.  October 17th 1910 – Northwest corner of Penfield Rd and Five Mile Line, Eldridge Block Structure Fire
30.  1916 – East Penfield Baptist Church Fire
31.  November 11th 1916 - Whitney and Linden, Pond Lilly Saloon Structure Fire
~ March 1916 Spring Lake - Lincoln Dam Broke
32.  May 9th 1919 – Penfield Mills area, White Grist Mill Fire
33.  October 25th 1924 - D.T. Lawless Papermill Fire Penfield Mills area - 4th it burned
34.  June 22nd 1928 – Five Mile Line west side 375ft south of Gebhardt John LeRoy Barn Fire from lightning strike
35.  June 22nd 1928 - Five Mile Line west side 120ft north of Embury Arthur Gaston Barn Fire from lightning strike.  Both barns caught fire at the same time from the same storm
36.  1929 – Washington St,  George Bahler Barn Fire
37.  1930 - Penfield Rd south side  450ft west of Hubert Rd Fisk House Fire
38.  March 2nd 1931 –Salt and Plank Rd,  A. Merrill Watson House Fire
39.  September 16th 1931 – 2011 Five Mile Line Northrop House Fire
40.  1934 - Whalen Rd north side 400ft west of Baird Rd, Parmenter House Fire
41.  1935 – Creek St, Eveshed Garage Fire
42.  July 3rd 1936 – Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd 500ft south of town line M. Herbert Eisenhart Barn Fire
43.  1936 - Penfield Rd south side 200 ft east of Hubert Rd George’s Nursery Fire
44.  1936 - 1684 Scribner Rd Bedroom Fire
45.  1937 - 477 Whitney Rd Fireworks Plant Fire – several people killed
46.  1938 – Atlantic Ave south side 1200ft west of Jackson Barn Fire
47.  1938 – 1600 Whitney Rd R. D. Finegar Dairy Farm Fire
48.  August 19th 1939 – Penfield Rd south side 1250 ft east of Hubert, Elmeda / Weir Farm Barn Fire
49.  1939 - 1719 Creek St Basement Fire
~ World War II starts in Europe 9/1/1939, USA 12/7/1941, several Penfield volunteer firefighters had left for military service
50.  1942 – Harmon Rd House Fire
51.  1942- Washington St House Fire (same day as the Harmon Rd fire)
52.  1942 - 477 Whitney Rd Rochester Fireworks Plant Fire, several people killed (happened the same week as the previous two fire - Harmon Rd and Washington St)
53.  1945 – Penfield Rd south side 1800ft east of Baird Braman House Fire
54.  March 21st 1945 – Penfield Rd and Liberty northwest corner St. Joseph Catholic Church Fire
55.  January 1947 – Creek St House Fire
56.  July 1st 1947 – Leo Patterson Property Roof fire
57.  September 12th 1947 - Penfield Rd south side 1800ft east of Baird Braman Barn Fire
58.  October 1947 – 1797 Penfield Rd Fire in a closet
59.  October 31st 1947 – Old Penfield Rd Welkley Dairy Farm Fire
~ 1947 2212 Penfield Rd Plane crash
60.  March 26th 1948 – 2002 Five Mile Line Rd Arthur Hipp Barn Fire
61.  April 1948 – 1835 Baird Rd Barn Fire
62.  July 1948 - Penfield Rd south side 1800ft east of Baird Braman Garage Fire
63.  July 1948 – Dolemite Plant on Old Penfield Rd – Structure Fire
64.  1948 – Whitney Rd and Baird Rd Molz Property House Fire – this would change the districts boarders
65.  1949 – 1050 Penfield Rd  Leonard C Treman Garage Fire
66.  1949 – Whitney Rd Walter Cooman House Fire
67.  July 20th 1949 – Southeast Corner Penfield and Five Mile Line George Becker Store Structure Fire
68.  August 21st 1949 – 2040 Penfield Rd Charles Harris Barn Fire
69.  February 27th 1950 – Fairport Nine mile Point L. Schauman Property Barn Fire
70.  May 8th 1950 - Fairport Nine mile Point Harold Marshall Property Garage Fire
71.  1952 – 3200ft west of Creek and Embury Rd + 760ft south of Empire Fatal House and Barn Fire
72.  October 1952 – 1661 Sweets Corner Rd 2 Barns and a Chicken coup Fire
73.  July 5th 1953 – 2 Corwin Rd House Fire
74.  October 1954 – 2791 Kuelling Farm Penfield Rd Barn Fire
75.  April 12th 1955 – 1303 Sweets Corners Rd Nursery Packaging House Fire
76.  May 24th 1955 – 2387 Baird Rd Midvale Country Club Structure Fire
~ August 13th 1955 Hurricane Connie
77.  March 10th 1956 – 1530 Penfield Rd Structure Fire
78.  October 16th 1956 - 84 Raymond Rd House Fire
79.  October 1956 – Sweets Corner Rd north side 200ft east of Dublin Walter Dryer Barn Fire
~ 1957 1530 Penfield Rd Man Rescued from cave – in at sand plant
80.  1957 – Meadow View House Fire
81.  1957 – 93 Country Ln House Fire
82.  January 1958 – Atlantic and Jackson southwest corner District School House Fire
83.  March 1958 – 89 Burrows Drive House Fire
84.  1958 – Atlantic and Scribner Northwest corner Barn Fire
February 18th 1960 – Snowstorm Standby
85.  March 19th 1960 – 452 Linden Ave – Mobile Home Fire
86.  March 1961 – Sweets Corners Rd town supervisor Howard Frank House Fire
87.  July 14th 1961 – 110 Highledge Dr House Fire
88.  September 15th 1961 – 1660 Penfield Rd Structure Fire
89.  February 22nd 1962 - 22 Alta Vista Dr House Fire
90.  March 15th 1962 – 2812 Atlantic Ave, Rothfuss Barn Fire
91.  July 9th 1963 – 39 Canyon Trail Structure Fire – Abandoned Crusher House (?)
92.  December 26th 1963 – 1821 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd Garage Fire
93.  December 31st 1963 – 1601 Penfield Rd JM Fields Structure Fire
94.  July 28th 1964 – 1830 Clark Rd House Fire
95.  August 10th 1964 – 1 Wayside Dr Mobile Home Fire
96.  January 29th 1965 – 25 Pennview Drive Mobile Home Fire
97.  January 23rd 1965 – Lawless Paper Mill Fire – last time
~ May 29th 1965 – Irondequoit / Valley Echo Brush fire 
98.  April 13th 1965 – 40 Harway Dr Mobile Home Fire
99.  July 25th 1965 – 1624 Five Mile Line House Fire
100.  July 28th 1965 – 2155 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd Barn Fire
101.  August 2nd 1965 - 1601 Penfield Rd F.W. Woolworth store Roof Fire
~September 1965 – Whitney Rd 3 Men Rescued from cave – in from road construction
102.  January 9th 1966 – 1410 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd Barn Fire
~ January 30th 1966 – Snowstorm Standby
103.  March 23rd 1966 – 2112 Carter Rd Barn Fire
104.  May 2nd 1966 – 211 Whitney Rd Bedroom Fire
105.  May 28th 1966 – 22 Poplar Dr House Fire
106.  June 20th 1966 – 1601 Penfield Rd Jinks Card-O-Rama Structure Fire
~ June 18th 1996 - Mutual Aid to Engine 6 University Ave – Eng 74 responded
107.  July 5th 1966 – 2072 Baird Rd Bedroom Fire
108.  September 2nd 1966 – 75 Panorama Creek Dr – Structure Fire
109.  September 5th 1966 - 2387 Baird Rd Midvale Country Club Structure Fire
110.  September 14th 1966 – 1411 Sweets Corners Rd Barn Fire
111.  September 29th 1996 – 23 Spinet Dr Mobile Home Fire
112.  November 19th 1966 – 116 Harwood Circle Basement Fire
113.  December 26th 1966 – 1936 Penfield Rd Garage Fire
114.  February 18th 1967 – 2214 Carter Rd House Fire
~ February 25th 1967 – Snowstorm Standby
115.  April 4th 1967 – 1931 Harris Rd Barn Fire
116.  May 25th 1967 – 1925 Penfield Rd Poultry Barn Fire
117.  June 24th 1967 – 1648 Five Mile Line Rd Barn Fire
118.  June 27th 1967 – 271 Parkview Drive House Fire
119.  June 30th 1967 – 37 Hillside Rd House Fire
120.  July 19th 1967 – 2199 Washington St Barn Fire
121.  July 30th 1967 – 58 Whitehill Dr House Fire
122.  August 15th 1967 – 2080 Baird Rd Kitchen Fire
123.  August 26th 1967 – 39 Harway Dr Mobile Home Fire
124.  October 9th 1967 - 900 Penfield Rd Stable Fire
125.  November 8th 1967 – 7 Hillary Lane Kitchen Fire
126.  December 4th 1967 – 2383 Browncroft Blvd Garage Fire
127.  March 26th 1968 – 55 Aspen Dr House Fire
128.  April 15th 1968 – 27 Glazer Dr Mobile Home Fire
129.  August 9th 1968 – 52 Wayside Dr Mobile Home Fire
130.  October 19th 1968 – 1698 Penfield Rd Donut Time Structure Fire
131.  November 6th 1968 – 274 Parkview Dr House Fire
132.  November 9th 1968 – 8 Lost Mountain Manor Attic Fire
133.  November 18th 1968 – 1621 Five Mile Line Rd House Fire
134.  November 28th 1968 – 1601 Penfield Rd JM Fields Structure Fire
135.  January 10th 1969 – 2316 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd Garage Fire
136.  January 17th 1969 – 2500 Browncroft Blvd  Shed & Nursery Structure Fire
137.  February 10th 1969 – 1965 Harris Rd Structure Fire
138.  March 14th 1969 – 901 Whalen Rd Garage & Barn Fire
139.  February 4th 1970 - Baird and Whitney Robinson Company Plant Fire
140.  April 4th 1970 – 1767 Penfield Rd Fatal House Fire
141.  Arpil 5th 1970 – Glazer and Gennis Mobile Home Fire
142.  June 17th 1970 – 1200 Sweets Corners Rd Barn Fire
143.  December 20th 1970 – 2415 Penfield Rd Barn Fire
~ February 13th 1971 – Snowstorm Standby
~ March 4th 1971 – Snowstorm Standby
144.  April 9th 1971 – 11 Harway Dr Mobile Home Fire
145.  April 25th 1971 – 1815 Penfield Rd Store Milk House Structure Fire
146.  July 22nd 1971 - 2791 Penfield Rd Shed fire
147.  May 29th 1971 – 2386 Browncroft Blvd. Attic Fire
148.  June 26th 1971 – 900 Penfield Rd House Fire
149.  July 22nd 1971 – 2791 Penfield Rd Barn Fire
150.  September 12th 1971 - Whalen Rd north side west of Jackson Rd Extension Barn Fire
151.  September 24th 1971 – 1698 Penfield Rd Donut Time Store Fire
152.  October 7th 1971 – 1698 Penfield Rd Donut Time Store Fire – 2nd time
153.  December 2nd 1971 – 135 Wedgewood Drive House Fire
154.  December 9th 1971 – 134 Horizon Dr House Fire
155.  December 16th 1971 – 2074 Five Mile Line  Denonville Junior High Structure Fire
156.  December 20th 1971 - 108 Clear View Dr House Fire
157.  January 15th 1972 – 39 Gennis Dr. Mobile Home Fire
~ February 19th 1972 – Snowstorm Standby
158.  March 19th 1972 – 32 Gennis Dr Mobile Home Fire
159.  March 25 1972 – 1601 Penfield Rd Outlet Mall - Structure Fire in Over Hang
160.  June 22nd 1972 - 1815 Penfield Rd Milk House Structure Fire - 2nd time
161.  June 22nd 1972 - 75 Panorama Creek Dr  Storage Room Fire
162.  July 5th 1972 - 1694 Penfield Rd Frantonie’s Beauty Shop Structure Fire
163.  July 25th 1972 – Corner of Penfield Rd and Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd Milk House Structure Fire
164.  November 13th 1972 – 13 Dalewood Dr   Mobile Home Fire
165.  December 26th 1972 – 2826 Atlantic Ave  Barn Fire
166.  December 30th 1972 – 454 Linden Ave  Arson Mobile Home Fire
167.  January 1974 – 1836 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd House Fire
168.  July 17th 1974 – 1862 Penfield Rd Fire in the 4th Floor of the Penfield Baptist Church
169.  July 24th 1974 – 2107 Five Mile Line Building Fire
170.  November 4th, 1974 – Penbrooke Apartment complex  Structure Fire
~April 3rd 1975 – Snowstorm Standby
171.  1975 – 3 Horizon Dr House Fire
172.  1976 – Penbrooke Apartment complex Structure Fire
173.  1976 - Fairway Drive Basement Fire Chief Greitzer carried out firefighter victim
174.  1976 – Club house at Windsor Square Structure Fire
175.  1976 – Gennis Dr Mobile Home Fire
176.  1976 – Devonshire Dr House Fire
177.  1976 – Atlantic Ave – House Fire
~January 25th 1977 – Snowstorm Standby
178.  January 26th 1977 - Creek St House Fire
179.  January 26th 1977 - Keystone Dr Bedroom Fire
180.  February 8th 1977 – 275-280 Penbrooke Apartment complex  Structure Fire
181.  February 10th 1977 – Penfield Rd House Fire
182.  February 17th 1977 – Jackson Rd Extension House Fire
183.  September 1977 – Creek St Barn Fire
184.  March 1st 1978 - 1842 Nine Mile Point Garage Fire
185.  April 6th 1978 136 - Penn Lane Closet Fire
186.  September 10th 1978 - 2069 Baird Rd House Fire Person Trapped - Fatal
187.  September 12th 1978 – 2508 Penfield Rd Roof and Bedroom Fire
188.  November 10th 1978 - Lost Mountain Manor Building #6 Arson Basement Fire
189.  November 16th 1978 – 110 Willow Pond Arson Apartment Fire
190.  November 24th 1978 – 1150 Penfield Rd Manitou Construction 40x40 Metal Shed Fire
191.  February 20th 1979 – 1886 Penfield Rd Garage Fire
192.  June 16th 1979 – 204 Hillary Lane Attic Fire
193.  November 14th 1979 – 36 Hillcrest Dr House Fire
194.  November 26th 1979 – 2084 Baird Rd House Fire
195.  January 4th 1980 – 1853 Baird Rd House Fire
196.  March 23rd 1980 – 1539 Sweets Corners Rd House Fire
197.  December 15th 1980 – 503 Thomas Cove Rd House Fire
198.  January 18th 1981 – 19 Maple View Circle Garage Fire
199.  January 20th 1981 – 7 Willowview Dr Garage Fire
200.  June 4th 1981 – 2286 Browncroft Blvd Structure Fire
201.  July 5th 1981 – 1784 Jackson Rd Penfield Country Club Structure Fire
202.  August 2nd 1981 – 1859 Penfield Rd Kitchen Fire
203.  October 22nd 1981 –25 Highland Dr House Fire
204.  December 30th 1981 – 750 Panorama Bowl Structure Fire
~ January 25th 1982 – Standby for Ginna Emergency
205.  January 18 1982 – 139 Horizon Dr Attic and Roof Fire
206.  February 14th 1982 –15 Pennicott Cr. House Fire
207.  May 1st 1982 – 15 Williowview Drive Kitchen Fire
208.  June 19th 1982 – 1214 Whalen Rd Barn Fire
209.  July 12th 1982 – Ellison Park North Side Pavilion Fire
210.  December 17th 1982 - 1828 Penfield Rd Structure Fire
~ March 21st 1983 - Ice Storm
211.  April 18th 1983 – 2514 Baird Rd Stirrup Saloon Attic Fire
212.  July 23rd 1983 – Lot #8 Hidden Valley House Fire (House Under Construction)
213.  August 19th 1983 – 18 Parkview Dr House Fire
214.  November 19th 1983 – 1711 Harris Rd Barn Fire
215.  February 8th 1984 – 104 Brentwood Dr House Fire
216.  February 11th 1984 – 70 Parkview Dr House Fire
217.  February 15th 1984 – 74 Shirewood Dr Basement Fire
218.  February 19th 1984 – 15 Timus Ci Basement Fire
~ February 28th 1984  - Snowstorm Standby
219.  May 6th 1984 – 488 - 492 Penbrooke Dr  Apartment Fire
220.  July 24th 1984 – 23 Woodline Dr House Fire
221.  August 24th 1984 – 1790 Penfield Rd Structure Fire
222.  October 21st 1984 – 2286 Browncroft Blvd Structure Fire
~December 24th 1984 – Dog Wood Glenn Brush Fire
~January 20th 1985 – Snowstorm Standby
223.  January 21st 1985 – 518 Thomas Cove House Fire
224.  January 23rd 1985 - 1842 Fairport Nine Mile Point Barn Fire
225.  February 4th 1985 – 875 Panorama Trail Structure Fire
226.  March 11th 1985 – 2555 Baird Rd Construction Trailer Fire
227.  March 22nd 1985 – 2021 Fairport Nine Mile Point Barn Fire
~May 31st 1985 – Reginald Ci Natural gas explosion in trench
228.  June 23rd 1985 – 3050 Atlantic Ave Garage Fire
229.  July 24th 1985 – 145 Penbrooke Dr Apartment Fire
230.  November 3rd 1985 – 190 Highledgr Dr Bedroom Fire
231.  November 22nd 1985 – 2567 Browncroft Blvd Bedroom Fire
232.  November 30th 1985 – 9 Starwood Dr Mobile Home Fire
233.  December 15th 1985 – 222 Whitney Rd House Fire
234.  January 9th 1986 – 42 Merry Hill Dr House Fire
235.  February 22nd 1986 – 1802 Penfield Rd Barn Fire – Old Engine House used by Penfield
236.  March 21st 1986 – 1 ½ Sebastian Dr Mobile Home Fire
237.  March 22nd 1986 – 159 New Wickham Drive Garage Fire
238.  April 19 1986 – 25 Brook Hill Ln Apts Apartment Fire
239.  April 24th 1986 – 1 Gennis Dr Mobil Home Fire
240.  June 22nd 1986 – 2286 Browncroft Blvd Structure Fire
241.  August 31 1986 – 905 Whalen Rd House Fire
242.  October 24th 1986 – 2286 Browncroft Blvd Structure Fire
243.  November 8th 1986 – 29 Random Knolls House Fire
244.  November 29th 1986 – 45 Woodside Dr Garage Fire
245.  January 10th 1987 – 26 Sawmill Dr House Fire
246.  February 11th 1987 – 1965 Harris Rd House Fire
247.  June 7th 1987 – 2107 Five Mile Line House Fire
248.  August 13th 1987 – 1708 Creek St Roof Fire
249.  October 23rd 1987 - Lot #221 Cardigen Sq House Fire (House Under Construction)
250.  December 1st 1987 - 1529 Old Penfield Rd Garage Fire
251.  December 12th1987 – 2892 Atlantic Ave House Fire
252.  January 7th 1988 – 40 Woodlyn Way House Fire
253.  January 9th 1988 – 1833 Jackson Rd House Fire
254.  April 12th 1988 – 13 Oak Briar Ct Club House Structure Fire
255.  April 18th 1988 – 1936 Penfield Rd Structure Fire
256.  October 26th 1988 – 38 Oakbriar Ct Apartment Fire
257.  November 21st 1988 -   1666 Penfield Rd La Fiesta Restaurant Fire
258.  December 16th 1988 – 2083 Five Mile Line House Fire – several firefighters hurt
259.  February 4th 1989 – 1079 Whalen Rd House Fire
260.  March 22nd 1989 – 2315 Baird Rd House Fire
261.  September 23 1989 – 2054 Five Mile Line Basement Fire
262.  November 30th 1989 – 2492 Penfield Rd House Fire
263.  December 16th 1989 – 90 Hotchkiss Cr Garage Fire
264.  January 27th 1990 – 1865 Salt Rd Barn Fire
265.  March 9rd 1990 – 1665 Scribner Rd Barn Fire
~ July 31st 1990 – Linden Rd Bridge collapse
266.  November 16th 1990 – 2323 Baird Rd Bedroom Fire
267.  December 27th 1990 – 15 Keystone Dr Mobile House Fire
268.  January 23rd, 1991 - 1842 Fairport Nine Mile Point House Fire
269.  February 22nd 1991 – 53 Gennis Drive Mobile Home Fire
270.  March 2nd, 1991 -  1150 Penfield Rd Building Fire
~ March 3rd 1991 - Ice Storm – Several Fires
271.  March 4th 1991 – 50 Timber Brooke Dr House Fire
272.  March 5th 1991 – 847 Whalen Rd Basement Fire
273.  March 5th 1991 – 85 Harwood Cr Attic Fire
274.  March 5th 1991 – 95 Lazy Trail House Fire
275.  May 19th 1991 – 299 West Whitney Rd House Fire
276.  June 29th 1991 – 44 Norhill Drive Mobile Home Fire
277.  August 8th 1991 – 86 Highledge Dr House Fire
278.  August 23rd 1991 – 36 Skyview Ln House Fire
279.  August 28th 1991 – 49 Arbor  Dr Mobile Home Fire Arson
280.  October 21st 1991 – 2461 Browncroft Blvd House Fire
281.  March 2nd 1992 – 1733 Gloria Dr House Fire
282.  April 17th 1992 – 1965 Harris Rd House Fire
283.  August 7th 1992 - 2149 Five Mile Line House Fire
284.  August 16th 1992 – 49 Gennis Dr Mobile Home Fire
~ August 28th, 1992 – 1820 Penfield Rd Building collapse
285.  September 11th 1992 – 69 Heather Dr House Fire
286.  October 24th 1992 – 117 Pleasant Way Bedroom Fire
287.  December 25th 1992 – 1860 Harris Rd House Fire
288.  March 2nd 1993 - 1601 Penfield Rd Fire in the Outlet Mall
289.  March 6th 1993 – 6 Glazer Dr Mobile Home Fire
~ March 13th 1993 – Snowstorm Standby
290.  March 19th 1993 – 39 Oakhill Terrace House Fire
291.  November 12th 1993 – 11 Ewald Dr Mobile Home Fire
292.  November 25th 1993 – 2161 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd Whitney Rd House Fire
~ Mutual Aid to Ridge Culver - Manpower and Water Vacs for Commercial water problem
~ January 4th 1994 – Snowstorm Standby
293.  March 12th 1994 – 144 Harwood Cir House Fire
294.  May 3rd 1994 – 2039 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd House Fire
295.  June 30th 1994 – 525 Thomas Cove Rd Kitchen Fire
296.  September 24th 1994 – 6 Jomanda Way House Fire
297.  November 18th 1994 – 1948 Penfield Rd Attic Fire
298.  December 3rd 1994 – 2387 Baird Rd Midvale Country Club Structure Fire
299.  December 14th 1994 – 7 Park Place House Fire
300.  January 3rd 1995 – 2921 Atlantic Ave House Fire
301.  January 12th 1995 – 2892 Atlantic Ave House Fire
~ February 6th 1995 Snowstorm Standby
302.  February 6th 1995 – 38 Penview Dr Mobile Home Fire
303.  February 11th 1995 – 400 Panorama Trail House Fire
304.  August 3rd 1995 - 1679 Nine Mile Point Rd Barn Fire
305.  September 19th 1995 26 Golf Stream House Fire
306.  November 20th 1995 – 68 Devonshire Cr Basement Fire
307.  January 24th 1996 – 12 Poolside Dr Mobile Home Fire
308.  February 14th 1996 – 304 West Whitney Rd House Fire
309.  February 17th 1996 – 20 Cascade Dr Garage Fire
310.  May 18th 1996 – 1 Beatrice Dr Mobile Home Fire
311.  June 26th 1996 – 6 Devonshire Court House Fire
312.  July 31st 1996 – 1943 Waston Hulbert Rd House Fire
313.  August 11th 1996 - 1602 Qualtrough Rd House Fire
314.  September 13th 1996 – 2995 Atlantic Ave House Fire
315.  October 21st 1996 - 847 Harmon Rd House fire
316.  March 18th 1997 – 102 Wedgewood Dr House Fire
~ March 29th 1997 – 1848 Blossom Rd Landslide
317.  January 1st 1998 – 35 Keystone Dr Mobile Home Fire
318.  January 3rd 1998 – 2286 Browncroft Blvd Structure Fire
319.  January 7th 1998 – 23 Sebestian Dr Mobile Home Fire
~ January 10th 1998 – Flood in Panorama
320.  January 12th 1998 – 1794 Penfield Rd Structure Fire
321.  February 19th 1998 – 12 Bittersweet Dr Mobile Home Fire
~ July 8th 1998 – Flood in Panorama
 ~ September 7th 1998 – Labor Day Storm
322.  December 5th 1998 – 140, 143, 145 Penbrooke Apartments on Fire
~ March 4th 1999 Snowstorm Standby
323.  April 7th 1999 - 125 Panorama Creek Trail Camp Haccamo Barn Fire Arson
324.  July 6th 1999 – 122 Bunkerhill Dr Bedroom Fire
~ August 16th 1999 – Muck Fire
325.  November 25th – 34 Arbor Dr Mobile Home Fire
326.  December 24th 1999 – 1607 Jackson Rd Town Garage Fire
327.  January 4th 2000 – 1 apt#208 Crown Oak Apartment Fire
328.  January 5th 2000 – 1876 Blossom Rd House Fire
329.  June 4th 2000 – 1931 Baird Rd Basement Fire
~ October 31st 2000 – Thomas Cove Woods Fire
330.  November 20th 2000 – 1781 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd House Fire
331.  April 2nd 2001 – 60 Pine Brooke House Fire
332.  June 25th 2001 – 8 Datewood Dr Mobile Home Fire
333.  October 8th 2001 – 2908 Atlantic Ave Basement Fire
334.  November 29th 2001 – 2006 Five Mile Line Rd Structure Fire
335.  January 21st 2002 – 6 Wayshire Dr Garage Fire
336.  February 6th 2002 – 20 Firethorne Ct Garage Fire
337.  April 10 2002 – 14 Datewood Dr Mobile Home Fire
338.  May 19th 2002 – 116 South Chatworth Cr Basement Fire
339.  June 4th 2002 – 1 Poolside Dr Mobile Home Fire
340.  August 31st 2002 – 49 Sebestian Dr Mobile Home Fire
341.  September 15th 2002 – 15 Split Rail Run House Fire
342.  February 9th 2003 – 189 Sawmill Dr Attic Fire
~ April 4th 2003 – Ice storm
343.  April 4th 2003 – 144 Burrows Hill House Fire
344.  April 5th 2003 – 28 Winterberry Ci House Fire
345.  April 9th 2003 – 19 ½ Spinet Dr Mobile Home Fire
346.  May 16th 2003 – 1802 Penfield Rd Basement Fire
347.  June 16th 2003 – 1924 Jackson Rd House Fire
348.  July 6th 2003 – 2207 Five Mile Line Rd Basement Fire
349.  August 5th 2003 – 50 Parkview Dr House Fire
350.  March 2nd 2004 – 2641 Penfield Rd Barn Fire
351.  March 9th 2004 – 29 Wayside Dr Mobile Home Fire
352.  March 13th 2004 – 58 Sebastian Dr Mobile Home Fire
353.  April 14th 2004 – 12 Cherrymede Ci Garage Fire
~ September 9th 2004 – Hurricane Frances flooding
354.  January 21st 2005 – 76 Oakbriar Ct Apartment Fire
355.  March 19th 2005 – 2286 Browncroft Blvd Structure Fire
356.  May 8th 2005 – 28 Bremen Ci House Fire
357.  June 10th 2005 – 2006 Penfield Rd House Fire
358.  October 20th 2005 – 46 Aspen Dr House Fire
359.  November 10th 2005 – 58 Dublin Height Garage Fire
360.  November 25th 2005 – 6 High School Dr house Fire
361.  February 15th 2006 10 Bittersweet Dr Mobile Home Fire
362.  March 5th 2006 – 15 Malin Ln Attic Fire
363.  April 28th 2006 – 10 Chantilly Ln House Fire
364.  April 22nd 2008 – 38 Valleyview House Fire
365.  June 7th 2008 – 19 Shirewood House Fire
366.  September 28th 2006 – 15 Glazer Dr Mobile Home Fire
367.  October 15th 2006 – 1648 Creek St House Fire
368.  December 1st 2008 – 2488 Penfield Rd House fire
369.  December 16th 2008 – 54 Oak Hill Terrace Fatal House Fire
370.  March 4th 2009 – 1530 Manitou Construction Building Fire
371.  August 27th 2009 – 2168 Five Mile Line Rd Barn Fire
372.  January 27th 2010 – 110 South Chatworth Cr Garage Fire
373.  February 13th 2010 – 2468 Penfield Rd House Fire
374.  December 30th 2009 – 1801 Jackson Rd House Fire
375.  April 24th 2010 – 343 Penbrooke Dr Fatal Apartment Fire
376.  June 16th 2010 – 116 Woody Lane House Fire
377.  October 10th 2010 – 11 Canterbury Trail Basement Fire
378.  February 28th 2011 -  1716 Harris Rd Garage Fire
379.  June 3rd 2011 - 59 Woodside Drive  House Fire with people trapped
380.  July 8th 2011 - 1741 Harris Rd Basement Fire
381.  July 30th 2011 - 2709 Penfield Rd Attic Fire
382.  January 13th 2012 - 2788 Penfield Rd - Garage fire
~ October 29th 2012 – Hurricane Sandy
383.  December 10th 2012 - 1853 Salt Rd House Fire
384.  April 04th 2013 - 12 Clove Dr Mobile Home Fire
385.  June 04th 2013 - 11 Spinet Drive Mobile Home Fire
386.  July 12th 2013 - 6 Jomanda Way House Fire
387.  January 20th 2014 - 39 Fondiller Ave - 4 Fatal fire
388.  January 26th 2014 - 67 Skyview Ln House Fire
389.  February 14th 2014 - 15 Snowberry Cr Garage Fire


Call Volumes since 1943
1943 - 30 calls
1944 - 24 calls
1945 - 68 activities
1946 - 70 activities
1947 - 109 activities
1948 - Unknown
1949 - 131 activities
1950 - 64 calls
1951 - 102 activities
1952 - 46 calls
1953 - Unknown
1954 - Unknown
1955 - 109 activities
1956 - 96 activities
1957 - 96 activities
1958 - 98 activities
1959 - 111 activities
1960 - 253 activities
1961 - 273 activities
1962 - 226 activities
1963 - 211 activities
1964 - 243 activities
1965 - 236 activities
1966 - 243 activities
1967 - 272 activities
1968 - 276 activities
1969 - 235 activities
1970 - 283 activities
1971 - 291 activities
1972 - 270 activities
1973 - Unknown
1974 - Unknown
1975 - Unknown
1976 - 335 activities
1977 - 340 activities
1978 - 331 activities
1979 - 340 activities
1980 - 304 activities
1981 - 408 activities
1982 - 393 activities
1983 - 398 activities
1984 - 410 activities
1985 - 400 activities
1986 - 421 activities
1987 - 452 activities
1988 - 417 activities
1989 - 414 activities
1990 - 497 activities
1991 - 1317 activities
1992 - 601 activities
1993 - 622 activities
1994 - 627 activities
1995 - 751 activities
1996 - 741 activities
1997 - 747 activities
1998 - 826 activities
1999 - 910 activities
2000 - 838 activities
2001 - 911 activities
2002 - 921 activities
2003 - 911 activities
2004 - 877 activities
2005 - 846 activities
2006 - 818 activities
2007 - 830 activities
2008 - 886 activities
2009 - 786 activities
2010 - 883 activities
2011 - 910 Activities
2012 - 855 Activities

2013 - 918 Activities
Total 28
363

The difference between 'calls' and 'activities' is -
Calls are the number of alarms the fire company went on
Activities is the number of total calls, drills, meetings, and miscellaneous activities the fire company had over the year.  Drills, meetings, and miscellaneous activities usually total about 5% (50 activities) of the year's total.

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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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West Webster 12-24-12

West Webster 12-24-12
In Memory of Mike Chiapperini and Tomasz Kaczowka

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