100% Volunteer for 100 years
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Rush Fire Dept. - 1971 Rush-Mendon Road, Rush, New York 14543 585-533-2058 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org)
"Our 100th YEAR SERVING THE TOWN OF RUSH
MAY 5th - 2020: NEWS YOU CAN USE FROM THE FIRE DEPARTMENT:
MONTHLY MEETING: We held the monthly meeting Monday night after getting advice from our county medical director and did the spacing and mask procedures. It was left up to the members if they wanted to attend 32 showed up. It lasted about 1 hour. It was a good thing we held the meeting because we had a serious ambulance call and the rig was on the road in less than ONE minute.
ANNUAL MAY FUND DRIVE: We are holding off on the annual fund drive to at least October due to the financial situations that many of our resident are having to deal with.
CARNIVAL & RAFFLE: We will make the final decision after June 1st. There are many thing to consider. Will we have rides and concessions? We are working with American Amusements on this issue. Can the Aux. provide the food tent? What about the beer distributor? Even if thing open up would we be exposing our residents to a risk? Would we be exposing our members and those who help us to that risk? If we held it would anyone show up?
WE WILL HAVE THE 50/50 RAFFLE even if we don't have a carnival. We have 700 Books of tickets to sell. That information will be on another post on the facebook page soon with a list of who you can get tickets from. Last year we had 500 books and sold out.
ENGINE 9: Several members have been working on this 73 year old Rush pumper for several months at the West Rush station. They found many more items that needed to be repaired and they were done. The motor rebuilt, the transmission rebuilt, the fuel system put back to its org. operation & a new radiator. It runs like a dream.
Saturday May 2nd Members of Rush FD , CHS Ambulance and Monroe Co. Sheriffs conducted a "Tributes of Lights" in memory of Chief Jim Bucci at Rush Station #1
We held TWO Parades and covered 75 miles of Rush roads.
The FIRE STATIONS are closed due to the virus - No meetings, drills, training or any other activities. We are still responding to any and all calls for service. Stay home if you can and use common sense before you do anything
From Rush FD Ladies Aux. - Due the the
Nation wide cancellation of every event large or small due to COVID19. These
Rush Ladies Auxiliary events are being postponed until further notice. Kids
Easter Egg Hunt March 28th, 2020, The Ladies Auxiliary Monthly Meeting 3/30/2020
and the Chicken & Biscuits Fundraiser 4/4/2020.
Looking forward to seeing you all in the future!
117 Calls so far 2020
STILL ON as of Today - 2020 CARNIVAL DATES: JULY 9, 10 & 11
YEAR ANNIVERSARY & Past Officer Banquet 2020 Saturday March 7, 2020: It was held
at the RIT Conference Center in Henrietta. 174 Members & Guest attended. Bob
Lonsberry was the MC. Plaques were presented from CHS Ambulance, NYS Asso. of
Fire Chief, Northern Central Firemens Asso SPAAMFAA (Antique Fire Equipment Asso.)
and The Rush Fire District. Certificates were presented by Adam Bello from the
County of Monroe, FASNY (NYS Firemens Asso.) NYS Senate, NYS Office of
Fire Prevention & Control. The Rush FD Ladies Aux. presented a
donation check for $3,000 to the Fire Department. The Fire District gave a brief
history of how much the Fire Department has assisted the Rush Fire District
since 1936 when it was formed. Jenna Cirincione received the DISTINGUISHED
SERVICE award for her many years of dedicated service. Luther Keyes received his
LIFE MEMBERSHIP Gold Card. The other members honored
who received plaques and service award pins will be listed down below here. Entertainment
was provided by Up State Vegas, DJ Kevin O'Connor and Photos by Tone
Entertainment. Many members assisted with the banquet with Jenna Cirincione,
Heidi Sweet and Bob Faugh as co-chairs... Rush Fire Department 2020 Awards @ Past Officers Banquet S
117 Calls so far 2020
STILL ON as of Today - 2020 CARNIVAL DATES: JULY 9, 10 & 11
OUR 100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY & Past Officer Banquet 2020 Saturday March 7, 2020: It was held at the RIT Conference Center in Henrietta. 174 Members & Guest attended. Bob Lonsberry was the MC. Plaques were presented from CHS Ambulance, NYS Asso. of Fire Chief, Northern Central Firemens Asso SPAAMFAA (Antique Fire Equipment Asso.) and The Rush Fire District. Certificates were presented by Adam Bello from the County of Monroe, FASNY (NYS Firemens Asso.) NYS Senate, NYS Office of Fire Prevention & Control. The Rush FD Ladies Aux. presented a donation check for $3,000 to the Fire Department. The Fire District gave a brief history of how much the Fire Department has assisted the Rush Fire District since 1936 when it was formed. Jenna Cirincione received the DISTINGUISHED SERVICE award for her many years of dedicated service. Luther Keyes received his LIFE MEMBERSHIP Gold Card. The other members honored who received plaques and service award pins will be listed down below here. Entertainment was provided by Up State Vegas, DJ Kevin O'Connor and Photos by Tone Entertainment. Many members assisted with the banquet with Jenna Cirincione, Heidi Sweet and Bob Faugh as co-chairs...
Rush Fire Department 2020 Awards @ Past Officers Banquet
Social Officer Awards: [Presented by Jenna Cirincione]
Andrew Socola Sr. for serving as Assistant Secretary .. 2018 - 2019
Duane Fanning for serving as President .... 2017-2019
Jenna Cirincione for serving as Vice President . ..2016-2019
James Bucci Jr. for serving as a Director ... 2003-2019
Line Officer Awards: [Presented by Jon Faugh]
Ronald Faugh for serving as Captain.......................................................2018
Joshua Gretzinger for serving as Lieutenant 2019
Dan Kwiecien for serving as Lieutenant . .. ..2019
Eric McNeil for serving as Lieutenant ..2018-2019
Andrew Socola Sr. for serving as Lieutenant .2016-2019
Kevin Smith for serving as Captain . ..2019
Jenna Cirincione for serving as EMS Director of Operations . 2019
Sean Brown for serving as 2nd Asst. Chief 2019
James Bucci Jr. for serving as Chief . 2019
Jonathan Faugh for serving as 1st Asst. Chief .2019[Presented by Jim McNeil]
Years of Service Awards (Pins): [Presented by Heidi Sweet & Jon Faugh]
Scott Goodman .....10 years
Andrew Socola . .10 Years
Jenna Cirincione .. ..10 Years
Luther Keyes . ....25 Years [Gold Card]
James Princehorn .. .50 Years
Distinguished service award (Plaque) Presented by Robert Faugh to Jenna Cirincione
PAST OFFICERS & 100th Anniversary from RUSH FIRE DISTRICT
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE BEGINNING: Rush Fire District was formed in 1927. The fire department held annual fund drives and went door to door to raise money to operate the department at that time the district budget was $1,600. Very little tax money was available to run the operation. In the years that followed the district provided E-9 and TA18.
FD BUILT GARAGE FOR AMBULANCE & RESCUE TRUCK: In 1957 the Department built a small garage on their property at 1957 Rush-Mendon Road for the ambulance and rescue truck R-1 Which was the FIRST rescue truck in Monroe Co.
FD DONATED LAND FOR STATION: In 1971 the Fire District built station #1 for a cost of $220,000 and made a deal with the Fire Department for them to pay the utilities for 10 years due to the low tax base for fire district operations. The Fire Department donated the land where the station one was built.
STATION ONE: When it was built the district did not have the fund to pay for the heat, lights and insurance so the FIRE DEPARTMENT agreed to pay those bill for TEN years.
FD PURCHASED GENERATOR: In 1977 after a major power outage in town the Fire Department purchased and installed a 45 KW Gas Generator for $10,000 It was later converted to natural gas. In 1991 it ran for 4 days straight and we responded to over 400 calls that week
FD MEMBERS CONTRIBUTIONS: Over the past years - the past officers and past member did a lot of the maintance on the fire apparatus and buildings & ground which save the taxpayers tons of money. We are blessed with some very talented, handy and knowledgeable people.
FD PURCHASED & DONATIONS: Over the year the Fire Department & Ladies Aux has donated close to TWO MILLION $$$ for 8 Ambulances, 4 Rescue Trucks, 2 Brush Trucks, Boats & trailers along with radio, pagers, base stations, Jaws of Life , ambulance equipment and equipment too numerous to list. Many of these projects the district paid ½ and The FD paid ½ like for the sign out front of station one. These fund came from fund drives, carnival profits, memorials, tractor pulls, dog shows and other fund raising events.
OUR RELATIONSHIP: In 1927 the Budget was $1,600 and in 2020 it is $350,000. The Fire District & Fire Department has had relationship and cooperation together which is unheard of in most places. We are sure that this will continue and acknowledge the officer and members now and in the past that has made this possible. We can tell you that what we have here we take for granted and expect nothing less - because as AL SWEET has jokingly said we have always done it that way and in this area of cooperation and financial assistance he is 100% correct.
We responded to 500 calls in 2019 310 EMS (Includes MVAs w/ Inj) and 190 fire type responses and MVAs w/ No injuries. We had no structure related fires with any loss in 2019 - SEE BELOW FOR COMPLETE BREAKDOWN
TO BUY ON LINE - https://rushfdcoin.org
Our 100 year anniversary is in 2020 and the anniversary committee has a limited amount of fund raiser collector coins available to offset the cost of our many events for 2020. These collector coins can be obtained from some Rush firefighter including Jim Bucci, Duane Fanning, Tyler Grillo, Bob Faugh and Eric McNeil. They are $10.00 from members. If you want one in the mail its $12.00. Send a check made out to Rush FD to Treasurer Bob Faugh - PO Box 252, Rush, NY 14543. The coin is 1.75 inches across
|2019 Emergency Calls|
|Fire/Rescue/MVAs 190||EMS / Ambulance 310|
|Chimney fire||1||minor damage||Rush transport BLS||56|
|Auto fire||1||total loss||Rush transport ALS||33|
|stove fire||1||out on arrival||Rush crew share||5|
|Propane tank||1||out on arrival||M/A ALS calls||50|
|Light socket smoking||1||breaker tripped out||M/A BLS calls||28|
|Roll of dumpster||1||trash burned up||Amb. Canceled||33|
|Trees in road||3||Pt. refused trans.||44|
|wires down or burning||13||Medical alarms||10|
|CO alarms||8||No CO found||stand bys 10|
|Automatic alarms||35||18 cooking||M/A other towns 4|
|Good intent||12||ALS to I-390||10|
|Brush, grass, rubbish||6||DOA no transp.||5|
|Assist on E level call||6||No pt. found||3|
|Hand cuff & restraints||4||310|
|Mutual Assist neighbors 19|
|dog rescue||1||We had a F/R at 75% of the|
|missing person||1||M/A calls for ALS & BLS|
|water problems 5|
|Motor vehicle accidents 66|
|M/A to Rush 3 times|
|Automatic Alarms - Cooking 18,|
|Water flow 1, Heat 2, malfunctions 14|
|Good intent - truck brakes, 2 blown turbos|
|smoke in area, radiator leak 4, trash tk smoking|
|chimney smoking, barn fire, grass fire|