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 The members of "Dewey & Ridgeway" have created a firehouse informational website. We hope that your exploration of these pages is both enjoyable and informative. You will find information about our firehouse, related firehouse news, companies that occupy the quarters, fire prevention tips, as well as related links to other sites. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have. 

 

If you are a City of Rochester New York resident, and would like smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector information, please call "311" and they will assist you. 

 

 

News and Events

 

PLEASE REMEMBER THE ITEMS YOU READ ABOUT BELOW ARE MORE "NEWSWORTHY" THAN OUR EVERYDAY TYPE OF INCIDENT. TO SEE ARCHIVE NEWS AND EVENTS,

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Engine 10 responses 2005 = 1311 ..... 2013 = 1747

Truck 2 responses 2005(Q/M 2) = 1534 ..... 2013 = 1732

 Rochester FD total incidents 2005 = 28,518 ..... 2013 = 32576

 

  

 

04/19/14  It seems that better weather has finally gotten here. That means it's time to watch out for more kids outside playing and watch out for motorcycles in your daily driving. A little caution goes a long way.

 

 

 

04/13/14  Engine 16, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 61 Kosciusko St for a reported apartment fire. Engine 16 was on location with heavy smoke from a 2.5 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and Truck 5 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse. The fire was under control in 16 minutes.

 

 

 

04/07/14  Truck 2, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the Genesee River Gorge at the east end of the Veteran's Memorial Bridge on Route 104 for 2 people stuck under the bridge approximately 50 feet down. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location confirming 2 people stuck in the gorge on the east side of the river and a rope rescue was implemented. The incident was under control in 1 hour and 7 minutes.

 

 

 

04/02/14  Truck 2 responded to 100 Holleder Parkway for a general fire alarm activation. On arrival, Truck 2 reported a possible machine fire inside the structure and requested the rest of the assignment. Engine 10, Engine 3, Truck 5, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded. Truck 2 confirmed a fire inside a machine and it was under control in 25 minutes.

 

 

 

04/02/14  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 6, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1699 St Paul St for a possible attic fire. Engine 2 was on location with nothing showing from a large 2 1/2 story wood frame 2 family dwelling, then reported a small fire in the attic floor with extension to the roof. The fire was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

 

 

03/31/14  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 159 Driving Park Av for reports of a house fire. Engine 2 was on location with heavy smoke from a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire with heavy fire on the second floor. Truck 6 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway and the fire was under control in 22 minutes.

 

 

 

03/27/14  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 217 Nester St for a reported vacant house fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from the first floor of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, then further reported a working basement fire. Companies were advised that there was a hole in the first floor and command requested an extra engine company, with Engine 13 responding to the scene. The fire was under control in 34 minutes.

 

 

 

03/16/14  Engine 19, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 211 Sheppler St for a report of smoke in the basement and coming from the heat vents. Engine 19 was on location with smoke showing from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, then further reported a dryer fire in the basement. The fire was under control in 11 minutes.

 

 

 

03/14/14  The City of Rochester will be holding it's annual St Patrick's Day parade tomorrow, Saturday March 15th at 12:30 PM. It will run it's normal route from East Ave at Alexander St, turning west on East Main St and ending at North Plymouth Av. The weather looks to be cooperative with high temperatures around 40 degrees(F) and only a chance for a snow shower. Dress warm and come out and enjoy the parade. With St Patrick's Day on Monday, this is one of the "biggest" party weekends of the year. Please enjoy it, but do so responsibly. DON'T drink alcohol and drive. For more info about the parade click here, and for parking information click here.

 

 

 

03/12/14  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 135 Primrose St for a reported house fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with nothing showing and being met in front of the structure. Engine 10 further reported a working bedroom fire on the second floor. The fire was contained to the room of origin and was under control in 22 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

 

03/11/14  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 19, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 2652 Dewey Av for multiple calls reporting a house fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with smoke showing from a 2 story single family dwelling. Truck 2 confirmed a working basement fire. An interior attack was attempted but crews were evacuated from the structure due to rapidly deteriorating conditions and an exterior attack was used. The fire was under control in 46 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. For a news story with video from WHEC TV Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

03/05/14  Although you wouldn't know it by looking outside, it's time to "spring ahead" again. Sunday March 9th at 02:00AM we turn the clocks ahead for "daylight savings time." It's also time to check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors for proper operation and to make sure they have fresh batteries. You should have 1 working smoke detector in the hall outside sleeping areas and 1 in each bedroom. You also need 1 carbon monoxide detector on the lowest floor containing a sleeping area.


Taking a few minutes to be sure they are operating properly can save your life. According to the NFPA, almost two thirds of home fire deaths in 2005-2009 resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. When smoke alarms fail to operate, it is usually because batteries are missing, disconnected or dead.  Almost one quarter of the smoke alarm failures were due to dead batteries. Also, be sure you children know what to do when the smoke or carbon monoxide detectors activate.


If you are a City of Rochester New York resident, and would like smoke detector and/or carbon monoxide detector information, please call "311" and they will assist you.

 

 

 

 

03/02/14  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 48 Rialto St for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 23 minutes.

 

 

 

03/01/14  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 475 Emerson St for a reported house fire. Engine 3 was on location with heavy fire on the first floor of a vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire with exposure to 479 Emerson St. The fire was under control in 35 minutes and Engine 16 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway.

 

 

 

02/14/14  Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 5, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 69 Alameda St for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with light smoke from a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command further reported a working partition fire between the second floor and attic. Truck 6 also responded to the scene and the fire was under control in 25 minutes. The Red Cross is assisting the residents. Engine 10 was working an EMS call at the time of the fire.

 

 

 

02/11/14  Engine 17, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 9(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 792 North St for a reported house fire. Engine 17 was on location with a working fire in a 1 story wood frame dwelling. Command requested an extra engine company to assist with water supply, bringing Engine 10 to the scene while en route to fill in at the Hudson Av firehouse. The fire was under control in 29 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents.

 

 

 

02/08/14  We would like to wish Executive Deputy Chief William Curran a long, healthy and happy retirement.

 

 

 

02/07/14  The Rochester Fire Department has been involved in a pilot program to deploy "Narcan" to aid in treating patients that have overdosed on opioid drugs such as heroin. All fire companies in the RFD were involved in the program and carry Narcan as part of their standard EMS equipment. For a news story about this very successful program by WOKR TV Channel 13, click here

 

 

 

02/05/14  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 5, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1029 Lyell Av for a report that the rear of the building was on fire. Engine 5 was on location with smoke from the rear of an industrial complex, then reported a working fire in a 2 story concrete block building. Command reported a 50'x80' structure with heavy fire throughout and requested another engine company to assist with water supply, bringing Engine 10 to the scene. Engine 1 also responded to the scene to assist and the fire was under control in 1 hour and 47 minutes. Engine 9 filled in at Engine 5's quarters on Lyell Av and Truck 3 filled in at Truck 10's quarters on Allen St.

 

 

 

01/29/14  Engine 10, Truck 2 and Battalion 1 responded mutual aid to the Ridge Road Fire District for a working fire at 94 Grecian Garden Dr in the Town of Greece. The fire was under control 37 minutes and Engine 3 responded to fill in at the RRFD headquarters on Long Pond Rd.

 

 

 

 

01/27/14  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate all the members of the latest recruit class on their graduation from the fire academy and welcome FF Sam Green to Truck 2 Group 2(Temp). We would also like to welcome FF Cory Bradley-Phillips to Engine 10 Group 1 and wish FF Marcus Patterson(Engine 10 Group 1, Temp) good luck in his new assignment at Truck 5 Group 1.

 

 

 

01/14/14  Engine 16, Engine 17, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 207 Weaver St for a report of flames seen inside the first floor. Engine 16 was on location with smoke from a 2 story wood frame dwelling and confirmed a working fire on the first floor. The Red Cross is assisting the residents and the fire was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

 

01/12/14  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 20 Merlin St for a reported garage fire. Engine 3 was on location with a vehicle fire in the driveway and an exposure to a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was under control in 19 minutes.

 

 

 

01/10/14  Engine 2, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 200 Seth Green Dr for a reported couch fire. Engine 2 was on location with nothing showing from a high rise apartment building and would be investigating. Command confirmed a couch fire on the 20th floor with a person removed from the apartment. 1 patient was treated and the fire was under control in 21 minutes.

 


    


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