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Developed by:
Captain Steve Roethel (RET)
This image (current website background) is a collage of historical pictures of fire department and district personnel, equipment and significant events. Today, we're still putting water on fires the same way, but the fire service and the equipment we use today is all together different.

The image was created for the cover of the department's 90th Anniversary Booklet and serves as a reminder of how much we've grown in a relatively short period of time. We have forged a rich history of providing the best public service possible to the citizens of the Ridge Road Fire District and Town of Greece since 1922. Through leadership and dedication, this level of service has only been possible through the tireless efforts of all the career and volunteer members of the department.

We pause from time to time to look back in appreciation for the generous service our members have given their community, but only for a moment-- the alarm bell will surely ring and we'll be out the door to serve again and again.


"A Service Rendered Is A Mission Followed"

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3/8/14


“Change Your Clock Back and Change Your Battery”


It may not feel like it after the winter we’ve had, but spring is approaching, along with one of the annual rites of the season. At 2 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, daylight saving begins and clocks will be set forward by one hour.


That means that, while mornings will be darker for a while, we’ll start enjoying more daylight in the evenings. It is also the ideal time to safeguard the home and workplace from preventable tragedy, the Ridge Road Fire District urges everyone to check the batteries in their smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors to make sure they are functioning, and replace the batteries, if needed. The Ridge Road Fire District also recommends that people dust or vacuum the detectors to keep them free of debris, so they can work properly.


According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), in more than one-third of home fire deaths, no smoke alarms were present. In one-quarter of home fire deaths, smoke alarms were present, but did not sound, and 36% of fatal fire victims never wake up before being injured.


“If there is a fire in the home and an existing alarm does not sound, the top three reasons are: disconnected; missing; or dead batteries,” according to Chief Harold Phillips of the Ridge Road Fire District. “Now, when you are adjusting your clocks to Daylight Savings Time, is the perfect opportunity to check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and replace the batteries. Too often we have seen fire and carbon monoxide lead to preventable tragedy brought about by the lack of a functioning detector.”


Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Detector tips:

  • Test detectors at least once a month by using the test button.
  • Check the batteries every six months, and change the batteries every year. If a battery is starting to lose its power, the unit will usually chirp to warn you. Do NOT disable the unit.
  • Vacuum or blow out any dust that might accumulate in the unit.
  • NEVER borrow a battery from a detector to use somewhere else.
  • NEVER paint a smoke or CO detector.
  • Install at least one smoke alarm on every floor of your home, including the basement, and in, or near each sleeping area.
  • Smoke detectors should not be installed near a window because drafts could interfere with their operation.
  • Families should also develop and practice a home fire escape plan.


Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for testing smoke alarms and replacing the batteries.

 

For more information on smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors and other information on fire safety and prevention please visit our web site www.rrfd.org or call us at 585-227-2123.

3/8/14


“Fire District Pay Tribute to Fallen Firefighter”

 

The Ridge Road Fire District (Rochester, NY) pays tribute to Firefighter Kevin Bristol a member of the Peekskill Fire Department in Westchester County, NY.

 

Firefighter Bristol responded to a kitchen fire at 05:57am, returned to his station and went off shift at 07:00 am. Around 2:00pm his wife found him unresponsive and not breathing.

 

The Fire District pays tribute to all Firefighters, Police Officers, EMS Personnel, and Members of the Military who die in the line of duty. We recognize them on our sign in front of the Fire Station and lower our flags to half staff at our Emergency Service Memorial for 3 days for them giving the ultimate sacrifice so others may live.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Firefighter Bristol family, friends and the members of the Peekskill Fire Department.

3/8/14


“Fire District Pay Tribute to Fallen Firefighter”

 

The Ridge Road Fire District (Rochester, NY) pays tribute to Past Chief Ross Huffer a 48 year member of the Nesconset Fire Department in Suffolk County, NY.

 

Chief Huffer was serving as the Fire Department EMS first responder and was found unresponsive, was transported to the hospital where he died.

 

The Fire District pays tribute to all Firefighters, Police Officers, EMS Personnel, and Members of the Military who die in the line of duty. We recognize them on our sign in front of the Fire Station and lower our flags to half staff at our Emergency Service Memorial for 3 days for them giving the ultimate sacrifice so others may live.

 

Our thoughts and prayers are with Past Chief Ross Huffer family, friends and the members of the Nesconset Fire Department.

12/26/13


“Ridge Road Fire District Winter Fire Safety Tips for Your Home”


Please take a look here for some important winter fire safety tips.

Fire Chief
On behalf of the men and women of the Ridge Road Fire District and the Greece Ridge Fire Department, I welcome you to our website. It is the intent of this site to provide you with information about the District and the Department, our personnel and our initiatives.... more


Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Ridge Road Fire District to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the district by providing the highest possible levels of service through fire supression, rescuce , emergency medical care, public education, and mitigation of natural and man-made disasters, consistent with the resources provided.

Lowered Flags
Each time a Firefighter, Police Officer or member of our Military (from NYS) dies in the Line of Duty, RRFD lowers flags within the Living Memorial at 1299 Long Pond Road to pay tribute to their service and sacrifice. Go Tributes