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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

 

  

 

10/01/14  **Dewey and Ridgeway Open House!!** We are holding our annual open house on Saturday October 4th, from 10am to 3pm. All are welcome and there will be fire safety events, firehouse tours and demonstrations. We look forward to seeing you here!

 

 

 

09/30/14  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 44 Malvern St for a reported house fire. While en route, companies were advised an RPD car was reporting a working fire. Truck 2 was on location confirming a working fire in a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a room and contents fire and it was under control in 23 minutes.

 

 

 

09/28/14  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 for a reported house fire across from 50 Treyer St. Engine 2 was on location with a working fire in a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported the possibility of a person trapped and requested the next due engine company to assist, bringing Engine 13 to the scene. Engine 3 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and the fire was under control in 36 minutes.

 

 

 

09/27/14  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 228 Michigan St for a reported house fire. Engine 3 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a stove fire and they were checking for extension. Command held the assignment to the initial dispatch and the fire was under control in 8 minutes.

 

 

 

09/24/14  Truck 2, Engine 1, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 430 Driving Park Av for a reported MVA with a vehicle rolled over. Engine 5 was in the area & also responded. Engine 5 was on location confirming a vehicle overturned and reported no one trapped with multiple patients. Engine 5, Truck 2, Car 99 and Battalion 2 handled and all patients were treated and transported within 35 minutes of the initial dispatch. Engine 10 was on another call at the time of this incident.

 

 

 

 

09/22/14  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6 and Battalion 1 responded to 46 Treyer St for an odor of something burning. Engine 2 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling, then further reported a working bedroom fire and requested the rest of the assignment. Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Engine 10(in place of Rescue 11), Car 99, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded. Truck 3 filled in at the Broad and Allen firehouse and the fire was under control in 20 minutes.

 

 

 

 

09/20/14  Engine 10, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 4, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 172 Avenue E for a reported kitchen fire. Engine 10, Truck 6 and Engine 16 were on location with smoke from the rear of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 16 further reported a stove fire with extension. Engine 17 also responded to the scene and Engine 10 responded from the scene of the previous fire on Glenwood Av. The fire was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

 

09/20/14  Engine 5, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 266 Glenwood Av for a reported house fire with flames from the windows. While en route, Engine 5 reported a large column of smoke visible. Engine 5 and Engine 10 were on location with heavy fire from the first and second floors of a large 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 2, Engine 13 and Engine 16 also responded to the scene with Engine 16 assuming R.I.C. duties. The fire was under control in 43 minutes, with companies remaining on scene for extensive overhaul. The Red Cross is assisting 2 adults & 7 children. 

 

 

 

09/20/14  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 200 Glenwood Av for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with a working fire in a 2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was contained to the front of the structure and was under control in 14 minutes.

 

 

 

09/11/14  As another year passes on the anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks, the members of Dewey and Ridgeway, as well as all the members of the Rochester, NY Fire Department, would like to thank everyone for your support. Not just on the anniversary of "9/11," but every day. We greatly appreciate it, and are here for you.

 

 

 

09/07/14  Engine 2, Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the North Clinton Av bridge over Route 104 for reports of a person possibly threatening to jump. Engine 2 was on location confirming a person on the bridge and outside the railing. Command requested Truck 2 to the scene to assist. The person was safely removed within 35 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

09/04/14  ***The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to send our thoughts and prayers to the family, friends, and brother and sister officers of Rochester Police Department Officer Daryl Pierson. Officer Pierson died in the line of duty last night.*** 

 

 

 

09/03/14  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2 and Battalion 1 responded to 1060 Joseph Av for a report of smoke coming from the basement. Engine 2 was on location with light smoke from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a small exterior fire in a window sill and held the incident to the initial assignment. The fire was under control in 8 minutes.

 

 

 

09/01/14  Engine 16 responded to the area of Route 104 and Hudson Av for a reported MVA. While en route, the call was updated reporting the accident possibly on the Hudson Av exit from Route 104 east. Engine 16 was on location reporting people trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Command reported 2 patients trapped and extrication was completed with both patients transported within 35 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

08/31/14  Truck 2 responded EMS to 1487 Dewey Av for the report of a person stabbed. 1 person was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The victim was reportedly stabbed at a different location on Ridgeway Av. For a news story from WHEC TV Channel 10, click here.

 

 

 

 

08/29/14  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 29 Carthage St for a reported house fire. Engine 16 and Truck 6 were on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command requested an extra company to assist, bringing Engine 5 to the scene. The fire was under control in 27 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

 

08/29/14  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 2, Engine 5(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 97 Malling Dr for a reported stove fire possibly spreading to the cabinets. Engine 2 was on location with smoke from a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 2 further reported a working kitchen fire and it was under control in 9 minutes.

 

 

 

08/28/14  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to welcome Firefighter Sam Green to Truck 2 Group 2 and Firefighter Sam Santiago to Engine 10 Group 3.

 

 

 

 

08/28/14  Area schools will be back in full session next week, so here are some school bus safety facts;

 

- Motorists are the second leading cause of student transportation fatalities. 50,000 motor vehicles illegally pass New York State school buses every day.

- It is illegal and very dangerous to pass a stopped school bus when the large red lights located at the top of the bus are flashing.  Flashing ligh...ts mean the bus is picking up or discharging students.

 

- You must stop whether you are approaching the school bus from the front or overtaking it from the rear. You must always stop for flashing red lights, even on divided highways and school grounds. The first time fine for illegally passing a school bus is a minimum of $250 to a maximum of $1,000 fine, up to 5 points on your license, and/or possible 30 days in jail. In addition, if you are convicted of three (3) violations in three (3) years, your license will be revoked for a minimum of six (6) moths.

 

- Unlike cars, large vehicles have deep blind spots directly behind, on both sides, and in front. If your vehicle is travelling along side a bus (or any large vehicle), and you cannot see the driver in their side view mirror, the driver cannot see you. You are in the drivers blind spot.

 

Stay alert and watch for school buses and children walking to school. A few seconds of added caution could save a life.

 

 

 

 

08/23/14  Engine 10 filled in at Engine 1's quarters on Monroe Av during a 2 alarm fire above Salena's Restaurant at 302 North Goodman St. Also, Engine 3 filled in at Engine 12's quarters on Wisconsin St and Truck 5 filled in at Truck 10's quarters at Broad St and Allen St.

 

 

 

 

08/23/14  Engine 10, Engine 3, Engine 5, Rescue 11 and Battalion 1 responded to 440 Lake Av for a MVA with a report of people trapped. Engine 5 was on location with a 2 car MVA and confirmed they would need extrication for 2 patients. Both patients were removed from the vehicle and transported to the hospital within 25 minutes of the initial dispatch. Car 99 did not respond to this incident due to being tied up at a fire scene on Cayuga St and Rescue 11 responded directly from that fire scene.

 

 

 

08/19/14  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 77 Denise Rd for a reported dryer fire. Engine 19 was on location with light smoke showing from a 1 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working fire and it was under control in 24 minutes. Engine 3 filled in at Engine 19's quarters on Lake Av.

 

 

 

08/12/14  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 76 Curtis St for a radio alarm from a passing RPD officer reporting a house fire. Engine 3 was on location with flames from the rear roof area of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Engine 9 filled in at Engine 5's quarters on Lyell Av and Truck 6 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway. The fire was under control in 36 minutes.

 

 

 

 

08/11/14  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 54 Roser St for smoke from the eves of a house. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from the eves of a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command reported a working basement fire. Companies were advised of a large hole in the first floor and the fire was under control in 41 minutes.

 

 

 

08/10/14  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 819 Emerson St for a reported house fire with the possibility of people trapped. While en route, companies were advised of people on the front roof of the structure. Engine 3 was on location with heavy smoke from the front of a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and confirmed people on the roof. Command confirmed a working fire on the first floor and 2 people were removed from the roof. 1 person was transported to the hospital and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. The fire was under control in 31 minutes.

 

 

 

08/06/14  Engine 10 responded with the Barnard Fire Department for a report of kids with a bonfire on the railroad tracks behind 454 Bennington Drive. It was determined best access to the brush fire would be through Holy Sepulchre Cemetery and Engine 10 handled. The fire was under control in 55 minutes.

 

 

 

08/06/14  Engine 10 filled at the St Paul Fire Department while companies worked a house fire with people trapped on Simpson Rd in the Town of Irondequoit.

 

 

 

08/06/14  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 74 Karnes St for a report of smoke coming from the roof. Engine 5 was on location with an odor of smoke from a 2 1/2 story wood frame 2 family dwelling. Engine 5 further reported a partition fire and it was under control in 25 minutes.

 

 

 

08/04/14  Engine 10, Truck 10, Engine 2 and Truck 6(with Water Rescue 1), Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to the area of the lower falls in the Genesee River Gorge for a report of a person that fell into the water and didn't come back up. Engine 17, The RPD SCUBA Team, NY State Police Air Unit and Monroe County Sheriff's Department boat also responded to assist. The search was suspended after approximately 2 1/4 hours with negative results. 2 people that were also near the falls were removed from the gorge by boat. For a news story from News 8 WROC, click here. 

 

 

 

 

 

08/04/14  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 1 Curtis St for a possible bedroom fire. Engine 5 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 1/2 story multifamily wood frame dwelling. Engine 5 further reported a small bedroom fire with clothes burning and they could handle with the initial assignment. The fire was under control in 8 minutes.

 

 

 

08/01/14  Engine 10 and Truck 2, as well as companies from other sections of the city, are responding to many calls reporting storm damage and flooding in the Maplewood, Charlotte and North East sections of the city. Reports include trees and limbs down, power lines down, flooded basements and ETC. There are still storms in the area and they are expected to be through the city by 7PM or so. Please use caution driving and stay away from downed power lines and trees.

 

 

 

07/28/14  Engine 10 responded to 70 Lakeview Park for a report of the apartment building roof flooding during the heavy rain and concern the roof might collapse. Engine 10 was on location with a flooded flat roof on a large 3 story brick apartment building and requested Truck 2 to assist. Battalion 2 also responded and it took 1 hour and 30 minutes to clear a large volume of water from the roof.

 

 

 

 

07/27/14  The Driving Park Bridge is scheduled for repair in early 2015 and the City wants public input regarding their plan. A public meeting will be held at Aquinas Institute, Wednesday July 30, at 7:00 PM.

 

 

 

07/26/14  Engine 2, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 74 Avenue D for a reported house fire. Engine 2 was on location with smoke showing from the windows and people out front. Command confirmed a working fire in a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Truck 5 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, Engine 17 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and the fire was under control in 26 minutes.

 

 

 

 

07/25/14  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 2, Engine 10(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 28 Locust St for flames from the rear of a vacant house. Engine 5 was on location reporting a working fire in a boarded up vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a working basement fire. Engine 16 and Truck 4 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway, and the fire was under control in 27 minutes. 

 

 

 

07/22/14  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to welcome Lt. D. Yiannakos to Engine 10 Group 4 and FF Isiah Hilaire to Engine 10 Group 2. We would also like to welcome FF J. Lozada(Truck 2 Group 2 Temp), FF J. Boone(Truck 2 Group 3 Temp) and FF E. Rosa(Truck 2 Group 4 Temp) and congratulate them and all their classmates on graduating from the academy. Finally, good luck to FF R. Rebman(Engine 10 Group 3) in his new assignment. You will be missed.

 

 

 

 

07/15/14  Engine 10 responded to 780 Dewey Av for EMS on a report of a person shot. For a news story from News 8 WROC, click here.

 

 

 

07/14/14  Truck 2, Rescue 11, Engine 17, Haz-Mat 1, Haz-Mat 2, Car 99, Battalion 1 and the Deputy Chief responded to 681 West Ridge Rd(Building 119 in Kodak Park) to assist Kodak FD with a spill of hydrochloric acid. Command reported approximately 1 gallon spilled from a leaking 55 gallon drum and declared a "Level 1 Haz-Mat Incident." The incident was under control in 1 hour and 6 minutes and was contained to area of the spill. Car 6 and Car 68 also responded to assist.

 

 

 

07/13/14  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 1193 North Clinton Av for a report of flames from the structure. Engine 2 was on location with a working fire in a 2 story wood frame multi-use structure. Command requested an extra company to the scene, with Engine 10 responding. Engine 5 and Truck 4 filled in at the Hudson Av firehouse and Truck 10 filled in at Dewey and Ridgeway. Engine 13 and Truck 3 responded to assist with overhaul and the fire was under control in 39 minutes.

 

 

 

 

07/11/14  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 5, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 355 Augustine St for a reported house fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a fire on the first floor with extension to the second floor. The fire was under control in 27 minutes.

 

 

 

07/09/14  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 38 Leroy St for a reported stove fire. Engine 19 was on location with smoke showing from a 2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a stove fire and it was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

 

07/08/14  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Truck 6, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 1279 Lake Av for a radio alarm from a RPD officer for a structure fire. Engine 10 was on location with nothing showing from a large vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling, then further reported smoke showing from the second floor. Command confirmed a working fire on the second floor. While attacking the fire, companies were advised of a large hole in the attic floor. The fire was under control in 45 minutes.

 

 

 

 

07/06/14  Engine 16, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to Route 104 west bound, west of Carter St for a reported MVA with a vehicle rollover. Truck 6 also responded to assist with traffic safety on the expressway. Engine 16 was on location confirming a vehicle on its side. They further reported no one trapped. Engine 10 remained to assist with EMS. 

 

 

 

 

07/06/14  Truck 2 responded to 1525 North Clinton Av for a possible vehicle fire. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for calls reporting a possible structure fire in that area. Engine 10, Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Truck 2 was on location with several cars burning in the scrap yard. The fire was under control in 22 minutes. Engine 17 also responded to assist. 

 

 

 

 

07/06/14  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 3, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 5, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 150 Perinton St for a possible structure fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with nothing showing from a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command further reported a small fire on the porch and it was under control in 5 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

07/02/14  Here is the first half 2014 statistics for Dewey and Ridgeway: Engine 10 = 979 responses and Truck 2 = 874 responses. The entire Rochester Fire Department has responded to 15955 incidents between January 1 and June 30, 2014. 

 

 

 

07/01/14  Engine 16, Truck 6, Engine 9, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 359 Wilkins St for a possible house fire. Engine 16 and Truck 6 were on location with light smoke from a vacant 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command confirmed a fire on the first floor and it was under control in 16 minutes.

 

 

 

06/29/14  Engine 17 responded to the intersection of Joseph Av and Kelly St for a reported MVA. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for a report of someone trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Engine 17 was on location confirming a 2 car MVA with 2 patients and 1 trapped. Extrication was completed and the patients transported within 24 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

06/29/14  With the "4th of July" holiday only a few days away, we would like to remind everyone that fireworks are dangerous and illegal in NY State. Yes, that includes firecrackers, "M-80s" and etc. Personal injury and property damage are all too common with untrained and illegal fireworks displays. Even "Sparklers" are dangerous, burning at temperatures as hot as 1800°F to 3000°F. Here are some facts from the National Fire Protection Association...

  • In 2011, fireworks caused an estimated 178,000 reported fires, including 1,200 total structure fires, 400 vehicle fires, and 16,300 outside  and other fires. These fires resulted in an estimated eight reported civilian deaths, 40 civilian injuries and $32 million in direct property damage.
  • In 2011, U.S. hospital emergency rooms treated an estimated 9,600 people for fireworks related injuries. 61% of 2011 emergency room fireworks related injuries were to the extremities and 34% were to the head.
  • The risk of fireworks injury was highest for children ages 5-19, and adults 25-44 in a typical year, with very comparable risks across much of the population.
  • On Independence Day in a typical year, far more U.S. fires are reported than on any other day. Fireworks account for two out of five of those fires, more than any other cause of fires.

 

-The members of Dewey and Ridgeway want to wish everyone a safe & happy summer season. Have fun, but please do so responsibly. Your actions effect all those around you.-

 

 

 

06/26/14  Engine 5 responded to the area of Dewey Av and Emerson St for a reported vehicle that struck a tree. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for a report of people trapped in the vehicle. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 also responded. Engine 5 was on location reporting a car into a tree at 400 Dewey Av and confirmed 3 patients with 1 trapped. Extrication was completed and all patients treated within 14 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

06/25/14  Truck 10, Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to 179 Lake Av for a reported MVA with a vehicle flipped. Truck 10 was on location confirming a vehicle on it's side and 1 person trapped. Extrication was completed within 11 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

06/24/14  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Lt Jim Bauch(Engine 10 Group 4) good luck in his new assignment. You will be missed.

 

 

 

06/21/14  Truck 2 responded to the intersection of Ridge Rd West and Dewey Av for a reported 2 car MVA. While responding, the assignment was upgraded for a possibility of people trapped. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Truck 2 was on location confirming a 2 car MVA and no one trapped, but they had 4 patients. Engine 10 continued to assist with EMS. All patients were treated and transported within 19 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

06/19/14  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to congratulate Lt Tim Young(Truck 2 Group 1) on his promotion to Captain and wish him good luck in his new assignment. Congratulations and good luck are also in order for FF Terry Taylor(Engine 10 Group 2) for his promotion to Lieutenant. You both will be missed. We would also like to welcome Captain James Hartman(Truck 2 Group 2) and Lieutenant Nick Villa(Truck 2 Group 1) to our family.

 

Congratulations to all the members of the Rochester Fire Department promoted on 06/18/14. Well done.

 

 

 

06/17/14  Engine 16, Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 17(R.I.C.), Truck 10, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 255 Hollenbeck St for a reported chemical tank fire. Engine 2 and Truck 6 also responded after clearing from another call. Engine 2 was on location with smoke from the rear of a large industrial structure. Companies confirmed unknown chemicals burning inside the building. Command requested another company to fill out a second alarm, bringing Engine 13 to the scene. Haz-Mat 1 & 2 also responded with a "Level 0 Haz-Mat" being declared. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 6 minutes.

 

 

 

06/16/14  The City of Rochester Bureau of Recreation encourages all city youth and adults to become skilled swimmers and seize the opportunity to enjoy the water. Through its Swim Academy, the City of Rochester offers free youth swim lessons throughout the year. Adult lessons are sometimes offered as well, as is lifeguarding training each spring. Call 428-7888 or 428-7456, or click here for further details.

 

 

 

 

06/15/14  Truck 2 responded to 2453 Dewey Av for a reported MVA. While en route, the assignment was upgraded for reports of a person trapped under the vehicle and wires down. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Truck 2 was on location confirming a person trapped under the vehicle. Command requested RG&E to expedite their response for the wires down and the patient was extricated from under the vehicle within 18 minutes of the initial dispatch. CSX was also notified for damage to the railroad tracks at that location. For a news story from News 8 WROC, click here.

 

 

 

06/13/14  Engine 3 responded to the intersection of Mt Read Blvd and Emerson St for a reported MVA. They were on location with a vehicle into a pole and a person trapped. Engine 10, Engine 1(in place of Rescue 11), car 99 and Battalion 1 responded. Truck 5 also responded to assist and the patient was extricated within 18 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

06/11/14  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Battalion Chief Dave Bagley a long, healthy and happy retirement.

 

 

 

06/09/14  Truck 2 responded to a residence on Avis St for a report of an infant possibly not breathing. On arrival, they confirmed an infant not breathing, immediately established an airway and started rescue breathing. Truck 2's actions were successful in returning the infant to spontainious resprations within 5 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

 

06/09/14  The 24th annual Maplewood Rose Festival is this weekend, June 14th and 15th at the Maplewood Rose Garden. Come join in for arts and crafts, children's events, music, wine tasting on Saturday, Genesee River Gorge tours and much much more. Free Admission. For further info, click here.

 

 

 

06/06/14  Engine 3 responded to the intersection of Lexington Av and Mt Read Blvd for a reported MVA. On arrival, they reported people trapped and requested the rest of the assignment. Engine 10, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded. The patient was extricated within 20 minutes of the initial dispatch.

 

 

 

06/03/14  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Captain Jason Walter(Truck 2 Group 2) good luck in his new assignment.

 

 

 

06/02/14  Engine 10, Engine 2, Truck 4, Truck 2, Truck 3(R.I.C.), Rescue 11, Car 6 and the Deputy Chief responded to 25 Yarker Av for a reported kitchen fire. Engine 10 was on location with nothing showing from a 2 1/2 story masonry multifamily dwelling. Command further reported a stove fire that was out, with extension to the cabinets and Engine 10 and Truck 4 would handle. This call was also at the same time as the 2 previously listed fires, with Rescue 11 responding from the Oregon St fire, and Engine 2 and The Deputy Chief responding from Weicher St. Engine 10 responded from Engine 19's quarters while they were working an extended EMS call.

 

 

 

06/02/14  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 5, Engine 2(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Engine 7(in place of Rescue 11) and Battalion 1 responded to 39 Weicher St for a reported house fire. Engine 5 was on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. The fire was under control in 26 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the residents. At the same time as this fire, companies were on location with a 2 alarm fire on Oregon St. The Deputy Chief, Car 2 and The Protectives responded from that fire to Weicher St when cleared.

 

 

 

06/02/14  Engine 5, Engine 3, Truck 10, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 176 Otis St for a reported garage fire. Engine 5 was on location with a detached wood frame garage heavily involved. The fire was under control in 15 minutes.

 

 

 

06/01/14  Engine 10 filled in at the Barnard Fire Department while they worked a garage fire on Bennington Dr in the Town of Greece.

 

 

 

05/31/14  Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 10, Engine 13(R.I.C.), Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 2, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 48 Wetmore Pk for a reported garage fire. While en route, units were advised of more calls reporting a fire. Engine 3 reported the fire visible while en route and command confirmed a working fire in a 20 x 20 detached garage. Command also reported fireworks going off in the structure and the fire was under control in 12 minutes. 

 

 

 

 

05/23/14  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 59 Kohlman St for a possible house fire with smoke from the roof. Engine 2 was on location with a working attic fire in a 1 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Command requested Animal Control to the scene for a report of 4 guard dogs possibly in the structure. The fire was under control in 24 minutes and the Red Cross is assisting the resident.

 

 

 

05/23/14  Memorial Day weekend is here and we would like to thank all those serving and who have served with our military forces. Your service and sacrifice are appreciated.

 

This also marks the beginning of the summer party and barbecue season. The members of Dewey and Ridgeway want to wish everyone a safe & happy summer. Have fun, but please do so responsibly. Your actions affect all those around you.

 

 

 

05/17/14  Engine 10 filled in at the Ridge Road Fire District's headquarters on Long Pond Rd while they worked an incident on Indigo Creek Dr in the Town of Greece.

 

 

 

05/17/14  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Engine 16(R.I.C.), Truck 6, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 358 Eastman Av for a reported porch fire. Engine 10 and Truck 2 were on location with nothing showing from a 2 story wood frame row house. Engine 10 further reported a small fire on the front porch with structural damage and they could handle with Truck 2, Battalion 1 and Fire Investigation. Damage was confined to the front porch itself and was under control in 8 minutes.

 

 

 

05/16/14  We would like to thank our friends at News 8 WROC for sharing some historic video footage of the Rochester NY Fire Department. We will be posting these video clips over the next week or so. You can view these, and other videos by clicking here. 

 

 

 

 

05/16/14  ***REMINDER*** With the flooding in our area and into the Finger Lakes region, PLEASE to not attempt to drive through flooded low areas. Many roads are closed due to high water or are washed out completely. There should be no unnecessary travel in effected areas.

 

 

 

05/11/14  Just a reminder with the better weather, NY State law requires all children under the age of 14 to wear an approved safety helmet while riding a bicycle.

 

 

 

05/10/14  Engine 19 responded to 4174 Lake Av for a possible large recreational fire in the back yard. They were on location with a working shed fire and requested additional companies to assist. Engine 10, Truck 2 and Battalion 1 responded. Command confirmed a working fire with no additional exposures and requested RPD to the scene due to cars driving over hose lines. The fire was under control in 24 minutes and Engine 2 filled in at Engine 19's quarters.

 

 

 

05/10/14  Truck 2 responded to Route 104 East near the Veteran's Memorial Bridge for a report of a MVA involving a motorcycle. While en route, they were advised of reports of multiple patients with 1 possibly critical. Truck 2 requested another company to assist and they were on location with a motorcycle versus car accident on Route 104 West at Maplewood Park. Engine 10 responded to the scene to assist with EMS. Unfortunately, 1 patient did not survive. 

 

 

 

04/28/14  Today starts the annual fire hydrant testing for The Rochester Fire Department. There are 7841 hydrants in the city and testing all of them takes about a month. Your neighborhood firefighters will be making sure each hydrant works properly and the procedure should not cause any problems with domestic water supply.


 

 

04/25/14  Engine 10, Truck 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 1 responded to 33 West Ridge Rd for a reported MVA with a vehicle rollover and a person trapped. Engine 10 was on location confirming a vehicle overturned and someone still inside. Command requested PD to close down the east bound lanes and the person was removed from the vehicle within 8 minutes of initial dispatch. 

 

 

 

04/24/14  The members of Dewey and Ridgeway would like to wish Deputy Chief Martin McMillan a long, healthy and happy retirement.

 

 

 

04/23/14  Engine 10, Truck 2, Engine 2, Rescue 11, Car 99 and Battalion 2 responded to the intersection of Dewey Av and Avis St for a reported MVA with people trapped. Engine 10 and Rescue 11 were on location confirming a 2 car MVA with 1 person trapped. Command reported 4 patients and extrication was completed within 16 minutes of initial dispatch.

 

 

 

04/23/14  Engine 16, Truck 10, Engine 2, Engine 1(R.I.C.), Truck 4, Rescue 11, Car 99, Battalion 1, The Deputy Chief and Protectives responded to 776 Hudson Av for multiple calls reporting a house fire and possible people trapped. Battalion 1 was on location with a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling. Truck 2 and Engine 9 also responded to the scene. 2 people were rescued from the structure. Unfortunately, one of the victims did not survive. The fire was under control in 1 hour and 3 minutes. For a news story from WROC News 8, click here.

 

 

 

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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