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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 as of 5/21/17   162

2017 CARNIVAL - July 13, 14 and 15

AL SWEET 65 Years of Service

May 1, 2017 - At Monday nights fire meeting of the Rush Fire Department AL SWEET was recognized for his 65 years as an active firefighter in Rush. Al received a plaque outlining this achievement and we all had cake. Al's wife Nancy, who has supported him for all these years was also present.  Al served as Asst. Fire Chief, Fire Chief, Rush Fire Commission Chair, 5th Batt. Fire Coordinator, Rush FD Director, Parade chairman for many years, WNY Judge for parades. President of the County Fire Chiefs, numerous FASNY Committees and was involved in too many projects to list. Alís son Dale has also served as a Rush Chief and is now a Rush Fire Commissioner. Al just might be the oldest active firefighter in Monroe County.


Two RUSH FD past fire chiefs have received 2017 area EMS awards.

JAMES J. BUCCI Jr. received the S.T.E.P. EMS LLOYD LEVE award. This is for his years of service, caring commitment to patients, dedication, strong leadership, teaching, communication  skills, creativity and ingenuity to Rush, Henrietta and Monroe County.  Jim was Asst. Chief for many years and Chief for Rush for 8 years. He is deputy chief of Henrietta Ambulance. He is chairman of the county EMS Advisory board and the driving force behind the county EMS trunked radio system. Jim will receive this award at the STEP conference April 1, 207 breakfast.

Robert J. Faugh received the HARRIET C. WEBER EMS award for demonstrated dedication, responsibility, exemplary professional behavior, ingenuity and insight in Rush, Monroe County and New York State EMS. Bob was voting member for the NYS Fire Districts (800 members) at the NYS EMS Council. He was involved with the Monroe County Fire & EMS Advisory boards. He was 5th Batt. EMS Coordinator for 25 years and Rush ambulance director for 26 years and EMT since 1972. Bob was a NYS EMT & Critical Trauma Care instructor for the Local police training academy at MCC and the NY State Police academy in Albany.  His nomination is now going to NYS EMS Council for consideration for the state award.