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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)

2018 Responses as of DECEMBER 11 - 410

2019 CARNIVAL DATES: JULY 11, 12 & 13

Annual Christmas Fun Dinner for the RFD Ladies Auxiliary put on by the Rush firefighters to show their appreciation for all the ladies do for the fire department and Town of Rush. Meal choices: Prime Rib, Stuffed Chicken Breast or Broiled Salmon.


RUSH FD LADIES AUX. RUSH KIDS CHRISTMAS PARTY - Friday - December 14th  6:30 to 8 PM.....


This $270,000 is in our equipment capitol reserve fund and we have been putting this money in there for years  because we knew that this day would come. ALL our radios have to be replaced with this state of the art Motorola equipment.  The system we are using now has not changed much since the 1950's.  Several attempts to get grants did not work. The Monroe County's NEW "Trunking" radio  system is in place and if we don't do this we will have problems communicating with all other agencies in the county.  It will also give us much better radio coverage in the Town of Rush. We also will be able to communicate with our surrounding counties with this new equipment.  By doing this now we will receive a 45% discount on all the required equipment that we will need. This is saving the Rush taxpayers a lot of money from our reserve fund.  This discount will not last for very long. This major purchase will not change your tax rate you are paying now one penny.




On 03/19/18 just after midnight, Rush FD Ambulance & CHS MIHC (Henrietta Ambulance) were dispatched to a report of a 68-year-old male in cardiac arrest. The caller who also performed CPR until Monroe County Sheriff Deputy Erica Henderson arrived and took over CPR within 3 minutes of the initial call to 911. EMT Jim Bucci Rush Past Fire Chief and present firefighter & Dep Chief at CHS (Henrietta Ambulance) arrived and was the first Rush responder to arrive within 7 minutes. 9-1-1 did a great job of making the proper notifies and getting help on the way quickly.


Upon his arrival he confirmed a medical 500 and the Deputy continued CPR until EMT Bucci applied the pads on the patient’s chest within 53 seconds where CPR was briefly stopped so the AED (Automatic Defibulator) could analyze the patient’s heart rhythm, it was then the AED indicated a shock was warranted and then delivered. Again within 10 minutes from the time of dispatch Paramedic Manzo and Medic Byrne from CHS MIHC, arrive and at this time there was no indication of CPR needing to be done after a pulse check and airway management and patient care was underway.


What saved this patient was CPR being started immediately by the patient’s wife Diana who is a current member of the Rush Fire Department adding she is an EMT and CPR instructor. The added benefit of Deputy Henderson being less than 1000’ away and was able to take over CPR and perform hi quality chest compressions until EMT Bucci arrived with his AED to provide early defibrillation.  Good Prehospital care and treatment is what saved this person’s life!


2017 Fire – Rescue- EMS Activity – 486 Calls

We wish to congratulate the residents of Rush for a very safe year and for practicing fire prevention all year long. We had one major home fire which was quickly contained. That home is being repaired at this time. One expensive hay bailer and one auto on I-390.

We put over 8,000 miles on our emergency response equipment with NO mishaps!

Major Serious Fires (In Rush District)      3       1- Auto, 1 Hay Baler, 1 Home  

Good Intent Calls (Poss. car fires etc)     22   Though FD was needed but was not

Fumes (no CO Alarm)                               10    In structure or dug up pipes

Service calls to Other Districts              44    (Fill in or to the scene)

Service type calls in Rush                          3

Auto Alarms (Good Intent)                      10     Cooking set it off or CO present

Auto Alarms (False/Malfunctions)            28

Wires Down/Trees Down/Haz Cond          22

Water Problems                                       25

Brush and/or rubbish                                  2

MVA EMS                                                 37   

MVA w/ Apparatus Response                    25   MVA Extrication Required   4

MVA – Fluid spills  (Car-Deer usually)       34

EMS calls   (Ambulance Only)                  224   

Includes lift assists, over 65% of these calls (135) were dispatched as P-1, P-2 or P-3 which required Advance Life Support which CHS (Henrietta Ambulance) & HF Mendon supplied. The low P-4 Calls many were ck at MVAs, or sign offs, the rest, 90% were transported by the Rush FD Ambulance. We really appreciate their help!