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

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

"Our 100th YEAR SERVING THE TOWN OF RUSH"

 

6-12-20 12:55 PM 6666 Rush-Lima Road - with a 15 to 20 MPH wind fanning the flames a working two story garage fire extending into the home. Rush FD dispatched with automatic mutual assist from Honeoye Falls, Henrietta, East Avon, Mendon, and Scottsville. HFFD Chief Hood on location at 12:58 reporting a working fire. Rush pumper 584 on location at 1:03 PM to secure a water supply and attacked the fire. Chief Jon Faugh arrived an assumed command. HFFD Chief assumed Operation. Rush pumper 582 on location at 1:05 and hit the fire with 200 gallons a minute from the deck gun. Ladder 560 set up and was supplied with water from 584. Henrietta 652 laid a 5" line from the north to supply 582 deck gun and two hand lines. 582’s deck knocked a lot of the fire down so they could go inside and fight the fire.  The fire was cut off in the middle of the home but not before a lot of damage was done. The two story garage had collapsed by then.  The resident was taken to the hospital by HF-Mendon for smoke inhalation.  He reported a problem with a lawn mower that he had just put in the garage.  CHS & Rush FD Ambulance stood by for rehab. One kitty cat was rescued by Chief Faugh.  The Town of Rush Hwy Dept. responded with an excavator to pull the collapsed garage apart. A car in the garage was also a total loss. Monroe Co. fire bureau & 5th Batt. coordinator was on scene along with investigators and Rush fire marshal. Red Cross also responded. Everyone did an outstanding job at this call. No firefighters were injured.

 

CARNIVAL 2020:  The fire department members have made a reasonable but sad decision at this months department meeting June 1st.    The July 9th, 10th & 11th CARNIVAL & PARADE are canceled. The 50/50 RAFFLE will still be conducted. Many things played into this decision but the unknown situation about masks and 6 ft separation along with exposing our members and helpers along with the community to the virus was the major problem.  The NYS liquor authority was not issuing permits for beer tents.  The carnival was our second major fund raiser every year since 1961.   The members & carnival committee are looking into some type of community event for late August or September but nothing to compare to our great annual carnival & parade.

ANNUAL FUND DRIVE:  Many residents have stated they will be willing to do their donations earlier than October and some have already sent in money for 2020.  One resident made the comment if there was no carnival they would just send in along with their annual donation the money they usually spent at the carnival and it was considerable.  Since we are not having a carnival we are going to send out our request letter and return envelopes in JULY. These funds along with carnival profit has purchased 1.5  MILLION  dollars worth of Ambulances, Rescue Trucks, 4 Wheel Drive Units, ATVs, Boats & trailers along with items like the “Jaws of Life”,  Defibrillators (AEDS) and more equipment too numerous to list.  These purchases have kept your tax rate as low as possible.

The FIRE STATIONS are closed to the general public due to the virus.  We are still responding to any and all calls for service. Stay home if you can and use common sense before you do anything

165  Calls so far 2020

CARNIVAL FOR 2020 IS CANCELED

 

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

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
fumes 5             lift assist 19
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
                                      190
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