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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 11/20/14    360


The INSURANCE SERVICE ORGANIZATION who set your rates for fire insurance did an audit this past June. Rush FD is a Class 4 where we have hydrants and NOW a class 4X in areas without hydrants. Prior to 2014 these area were a class 9. If you live in one of those areas check with your insurance co. and make sure you are getting the new rate as of January 1, 2015. Out of 14,000 fire departments only 5,000 were rated a 4. Only 3,200 were rated better, most of them paid or part-paid departments. Only 60 were a class 1.  

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$$$ MAJOR DONATION: The estate of James P. Dunn who lived on Farmcrest Drive and passed away in 1989 has been settled.  The Rush Fire Department was left $75,155.14 in his will.

DISTRICT SECRETARY: The new district secretary is Colleen Statskey. Past secretary Karen Wanderseleben will be a great loss to our operation.  We wish her well at her new job.

New Pumper 584: 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 5.0 foam system, color 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 used for 18 years was sold for $65,000 in January 2013.

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. More members are comfortable driving this smaller unit. It has the latest technology such as one button to preset pressures on the pump which also controls the relief valve so the firefighter on the hose never has more than 100 PSI. It can be over ridden if more pressure is needed.  It can fight most of our fires without any other apparatus to supply water or equipment.  Check out that hose load !

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11-13-14 09:30 EMS Advisory Bd - Followed by Area Coord Meeting        
11-13-14 11:40 584 Leary School - Fire Prevention Detail        
11-17-14 19:00 Drill - Ropes & Rigging        
11-18-14   19:00 Commissioners Meeting        
11-23-14 14:00 Special Drill - CPR & AED        
11-24-14 19:00 Special Drill - CPR & AED        
11-24-14 19:00 Ladies Aux. Meeting        
11-25-14 19:00 Special Drill - CPR & AED