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The Rush Volunteer Fire Department has been proudly serving our community since 1920.

We appreciate your support.

  Rush Fire Dept. - 1971 Rush-Mendon Road, Rush, New York 14543  585-533-2058   rfdept@rochester.rr.com   bfaugh@rochester.rr.com)     

Emergency Calls for 2014 as of 07/28/14    235

Wilkins Scholarship Winners - Go to LADIES AUXILIARY

CARNIVAL & PARADE 2014 - We had three great nights,  a lot of help from our Active Firefighters, our Social members, the Explorers and advisors, Ladies Auxiliary, Henrietta Ambulance members and many past members and area residents. Three $1,000 prizes from the 50/50 drawing.  A SPECIAL "Thank You" to: Monroe Tractor, Rush Gravel, (Roger Tobey) Vallance Septic, Kirkwood Fuels, Rush 7-11, Colby's BBQ, East Avon FD and Montesano's Pizza.

DISTRICT SECRETARY: We had two Rush residents interested in the Fire District Secretary position. Both were qualified for the position. We will report the new secretary's name soon. Karen Wanderseleben will be a great loss to our operation.  We wish here well at her new job.  

PARADES: Mendon Prizes, Band $100, Major $35, Explorers $50 and Ladies Aux. $50.00 - The New pumper 584 could not compete because it is not in service yet. (Probably would have won if they looked at the hose load)

Spencerport Prizes, Band $100, Color Guard $40, Marching Unit $75, Ladies Aux. $50, Engine 9 $50, Farthest  Distance Monroe Co. $60

Hilton Parade,  Best Pumper 584 $50, 3rd Place Band $100, Best Major $50

East Rochester, (No apparatus due to fire in Avon)

New Pumper 584 - is here

Quick Attack Foam Pumper - 31 ft. long Spartan 6 person A/C cab, Stainless steel body, 470 HP Cummins Engine, 5 speed Allison Automatic, ABS Brakes, Rollover prevention computer, 750 gal water, 40 gal Universal Gold Foam tanks, Hale foam system, LCD Monitor over the pump controls, the camera to view the rear and sides of the apparatus. 1,500 GPM Pump, 1,500 ft 5" hose, 500 ft. 3" hose, 250 ft 2.5" hose, 250' ft. 1.5" pre-connect hose under pump control panel, two hose storage reels  450 ft. of 1 3/4 drivers side, 250' 2.5 inch passengers side. 250' of 2.5 rear pre-connect to Blitz gun, 250 2" pre-connect rear bed, 2 sets of extension ladders, 2 roof ladders, deck gun, 5,000 watt portable generator, 200' electric cord on a reel, Electric exhaust fan, 3-12 volt 20,000 Lumens LED Flood lights, LED & Halogen "Roto-ray" warning lights, Federal Q2E 200 watt electronic siren, Kenwood - High & Low band radios, Portable radios & breathing apparatus (SCBA) for 6 fire fighters, thermal imaging camera, gas meter and all the other mandated NFPA 1901 required safety devices and equipment. Total cost of truck $426,000.

As you can see a lot of thought and work went into this purchase. We also had a consultant work on this project from outside the fire district and between him, the body builder and our own truck committee we saved $50,000 on items and equipment that we really could operate efficiently and safely without. Similar pumpers, with less features are being built and put in service at this time around NYS and the country costing between $550,000 and $700,000.

This truck replaces pumper 585, our 2 man cab 1995 Pierce-Freightliner that cost $160,000 and we sold for $65,000 in January 2013. The cost of this new unit $430,000.

This smaller, lighter and shorter pumper is designed to get out the door with a minimum crew and be able to respond quicker than any of our other pumper/tankers and fight most of our fires without any other apparatus to supply water or equipment.  Check out that hose load !

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07-07-14 18:00 Meeting/Directors Meeting then Carnival Set up        
07-08-14 19:00 Carnival set up        
07-09-14 19:00 Carnival set up        
07-10-14 08:30      EMS Coord Mtg, EMS Advisory Board at 10 am PSTC        
07-10-14 18:00 Carnival - Kiddie Parade 18:30, Ride special 6 - 10 pm        
07-11-14 19:00 Carnival - Parade        
07-12-14 13:00 Carnival Ride special 13:00 - 17:00 REPORTER at 8 pm        
07-14-14 19:30 Drill - Carnival Tear down        
07-15-14 19:00 Rush Commissioners Meeting        
07-21-14 19:00 Drill        
07-24-14 19:00 Hilton Parade        
07-26-14 18:30 East Rochester Parade        
07-28-14 19:00 Ladies Aux Meeting        
07-28-14 19:00 Rush Line Officers