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We had a total of 486 calls. 112 Fire/Rescue calls, 38 Automatic fire alarms (FD was not needed at any of these) 2 CO Alarms with CO present, 44 Mutual Assistance calls to other departments to the scene or fill-in empty fire stations, 221 EMS/Ambulance calls and 71 Vehicle related
The Rush Fire District will have an Organizational Meeting January 5, 2018 at 6 p. m. at Station 1971 Rush Mendon Rd.
Scott Goodman 147 votes
Luther Keyes 83 votes
December 12, 2017
6 pm to 9 pm
Location Station 1 1971 Rush Mendon Rd
Scott Goodman seeking re-election
Luther Keyes seeking election
RUSH FIRE DISTRICT – NEWSLETTER INFO FOR DECEMBER 2017 JANUARY 2018
PUBLIC BUDGET HEARING: It was held October 17th,2017. Only two Rush residents attended. There was no questions or comments about the budget. The Commissioners then approved the $346,000 budget for 2018. YOUR TAX RATE WILL REMAIN $1.12 per $1,000.
COMMISSIONERS ELECTION: The annual Rush Fire District Commissioners will be held on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 from 6 to 9 PM at the main Rush Fire Station. Commissioner Scott Goodman is running for another five year term. Luther Keyes has stated he is going to run for this position also.
FIRE DISTRICT ANNUAL ORGANIZATION MEETING: Will be held after January 1, 2018 – It will be posted on the sign, reported in the Henrietta Post and on both the Fire District & Fire Department web sites.
FIRE DISTRICT BUDGET HEARING: Our budget is $346,000 for 2018. Your tax rate remains $1.12 per thousand. We also were under the state mandated 2% cap on any tax increases.
ANNUAL INSPECTION DINNER: It was held at the Riverton Country Club. 30 members attended. This dinner is authorized by state law for the active firefighters of the fire district. All active fire fighters received a 16 oz. insulated mug from the Commissioners. Mike (Pee wee) Terzo coordinated the affair.
HYDRANT MARKERS: It’s time to put those plastic hydrant markers back. They could save your life and property!
LED LIGHTS: Commission Dale sweet has taken on the task of converting our lights in the kitchen & meeting room to LEDs.
EMS UPGRADES: Commissioner Goodman & Asst. Chief Mike Terzo Jr. met with our Medical Director Dr. Cushman and got approval to carry Albuterol & Epipen on the ambulance. The EMTs will be trained in their use.
RETIREMENT: Congratulation to Commissioner and Past Chief Mike (peewee) Terzo Sr. on his retirement from Leo J. Roth Co. He says he will now have more time to work on our planned addition to house 1 and be around for day time calls when we are really short of people.
RUSH FIRE DEPARTMENT AND AMBULANCE SERVICE:
ACTIVITY: We have had a busy year. As of November 7th we have had 405 calls. Members have attended many additional training classes above and beyond what is mandated and required by law and our SOG’s. This is to assist our residents and area fire departments when needed.
DEER ACCIDENT SEASON IS HERE: AAA recommends looking 20 SECONDS AHEAD and never taking your eyes off the road for more than TWO seconds. Slowing down in areas where the deer could be and planning for your escape route. Never look at what you don’t want to hit!
MILITARY LEAVE: Congratulations to Firefighter Matt VanCuran who has completed “boot camp” and is now a U. S. Marine. Firefighter Pat Frediani will be home on leave soon from the Air Force.
MONROE COUNTY JOINT FIRE SERVICE UNIT COMMENDATION AWARD: This was presented to the Rush & Honeoye Falls Fire Departments at the annual awards dinner at the Diplomat party house for a complicated extrication on Rt. 65 in Mendon on the very cold night of February 4, 2017. The sheriff’s dept. said vehicle going over 100 MPH struck the pole taking down live wires and tree. The operator survived but was trapped in the wreck. The Rush crew members were Chief Jim McNeil, Asst. Chief Mike Terzo, Past Chiefs Bob Faugh & Dale Sweet, Firefighters Kevin Kolmetz, Tyler Grillo and Erin McNeil.
HENRIETTA MOOSE LODGE: At the November fire meeting “Butch” Bloom presented a $500 donation to the fire department & ambulance service form the Henrietta Moose Lodge for our service to the area communities.
ANNUAL MEETING: A dinner meeting will be held the first Monday in December. The social officers and directors election will be held. All active and social members can attend.
ANNUAL FUND DRIVE: The annual fund drive second request went out in November. We realize the some give through the United Way but we have not been notified of all their names yet. We also understand that the economy is still not good for many of our residents and they have to watch every penny. This money goes for equipment, training and many other items to run the fire department. None of it is used for our few social events. We thank you in advance for your generous contributions.
LADIES PARTY: The Rush firefighters & explorers will put on the annual Christmas party for the Rush FD Ladies Auxiliary for all they do to assist the fire department and community. The ladies will have a choice of Prime Rib, Salmon or Chicken. Garden salad, shrimp cocktail, mixed vegetables, open bar, assorted cheese cakes. Beth Faugh – Past President, Duane Fanning – President & Diana Pfersick – Secretary will be in charge of the dinner.
FACEBOOK: The Rush Volunteer Fire Department has a facebook page. Fire prevention, safety and health hint will be posted along with other information about what is going on at the fire department. Become a friend on our facebook page.
WEB SITES: Our web site is www.RushFD.org On the left side of the home page is info on what we do and how to volunteer. The Rush Fire District web site is www.RushFireDistrict.org The monthly Commissioners meeting minutes are posted there.
Public Budget Hearing for the Rush Fire District will be held October 17th at 7:00 pm at Station 1, 1971 Rush Mendon Rd.
Robert Faugh received the Monroe/Livingston regional EMS council HARRIET WEBER award for demonstrated dedication, responsibility, exemplary professional behavior. ingenuity and insight in Rush, Monroe County and NYS EMS environment. Bob has been a member of Rush for over 50 years and was Asst. Chief for several years and Fire Chief for 5 years. He has been an EMT since 1972 and was the Ambulance Director for 26 Years. He has been very active in County and State Fire & EMS organizations and was voting member for the NYS Fire District at the NYS EMS Council for 9 years. He was Training Chairman for the State Firemen’s Asso. (FASNY). He was the driving force behind the County EMS Advisory Board being formed. He will receive his award May 21st at the EMS kick off event at the Public Safety Training center. His nomination will go to the state EMS council for consideration for the NYS award.
65 YEARS OF SERVICE: 5-01-17 At Monday nights fire meeting AL SWEET was recognized for his 65 years as an active firefighter in Rush. Al received a plaque outlining this achievement and we all had cake. Al’s wife Nancy, who has supported him all these years was also at the meeting. Al served as Asst. Fire Chief, Fire Chief, Rush Fire Commission Chair, 5th Batt. Fire Coordinator, Rush FD Director, Parade chairman for many years, WNY Judge for parades. President of the County Fire Chiefs, many FASNY Committees and was involved in too many projects to list. He just might be the oldest active firefighter in Monroe County.