Thursday, July 10, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
On a gray, rainy day on October 12, 2011; a beam from the World Trade Center made its way to Chili, NY completing its final journey arriving at Chili Fire Department Co. #1, 3231 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY. The journey began when three firefighters from the Chili Fire Department headed to NYC where the World Trade Center artifacts where being stored in a JFK Airport hangar. Located in the hanger was a one-ton beam, 18’ long "H" which is believed to be located somewhere above the 60th floor from the North Tower. The department worked two years to obtain this beam to bring it back to the Chili Fire Department to be a part of a memorial for its final resting place in Chili’s history.
This 9/11 memorial will honor and remember all those who lost their lives in that fateful day on September 11, 2001.
The Chili Fire Department established a 9/11 Committee; which developed a site plan for the memorial which began construction in the fall of 2013. In May 2014 almost three years later; the site is completed. If not for all of the generous contributions from fund raising, Chili residents and local businesses donating their time and resources; the memorial would not have been made possible. On Saturday, June 21, 2014 the site was opened to the public for anyone to come and view the beam at its final resting site. The Chili Fire Department will host an official dedication ceremony that will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm located at Chili Fire Department Company #1, 3231 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY; this will be open to the public for this memorable event.
Monday, May 5, 2014
The Chili Fire Department responded for the report of a dump truck that went off the road and rolled over this afternoon. The accident is under investigation.
Monday, May 5, 2014
The 2014 NAVRC. in Chili has been CANCELLED as of May 4th. 2014.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Chili Fire Department responded this afternoon for a reported MVA East bound 490 East of exit 5. 4C-13 went on location with a Ryder rental truck into the bridge support and two victims on the ground. While securing the vehicle hazards the crew of 4312 found that one of the saddle tanks had been ruptured and was leaking diesel fuel. 4C-13 declared a level 0 hazmat. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
The Chili Fire Department will open its doors to area residents, so they can learn about what it takes to be a volunteer firefighter in their community as part of the fourth annual RecruitNY statewide initiative. Over the last several years, it has been very tough for many fire departments throughout New York state to recruit and retain volunteers for a variety of reasons. Like most volunteer fire departments, the Chili Fire Department needs to bolster its emergency responder numbers so it can continue to provide the optimum level of protection for its residents.
As part of RecruitNY, on during Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27 between 11:00am and 1:00pm the all 4 stations of the Chili Fire Department will join volunteer fire departments all across the state at their respective firehouses for a unified recruitment drive. Not only will RecruitNY be an opportunity to highlight the duties and rewards that come with being a volunteer firefighter, it will also raise public awareness about the need for volunteers.
For area residents looking for more information, or to find out if your fire department is participating in RecruitNY, visit www.recruitny.org or contact the Chili Fire Department at our non-emergency phone number 889-3760 or stay up to date with details on our website.
Monday, April 14, 2014
The Chili Fire Department responded this morning for the report of a vehicle into the Tim Hortons building at 802 Paul Road. 4C13 went on location with a vehicle that hit a couple of signs in the drive thru along with also hitting the building. The crew of 4312 secured the electric and waited for RG&E to check out the gas meter that was also involved in the accident.
Saturday, February 15, 2014
On Saturday 2-15-2014 the Chili fire Explorers met up with the Gates and Spencerport Explores for a day at the beach learning what its like to do ice water rescue. In the ever changing weather conditions during the day from blinding snow to sunshine and cold temps the group met all of the challenges for the drill that Captain Wilkinson set fourth at the start of the drill.
Friday, December 6, 2013
The Chili Fire Department will be doing their annual Santa Runs throughout the town. Click on link to see when Santa will be in your neighborhood (schedule is subject to change due to emergency calls and weather conditions).
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Chili, NY - The Chili Fire Department recently applied for and received a grant from FM Global in the amount of $2200.
The grant monies will be used to "begin the transition of the box book systems and other preplanning resources to paperless", said Chief Don Johnson. The initial purchase will include three iPads for the Chief's vehicles which will lay the groundwork for all apparatus in the future. The iPads will also include Verizon Wireless capability to allow quick access of additional resources.
FM Global is one of the world's largest commercial property insurers. “At FM Global, we strongly believe the majority of property damage is preventable, not inevitable,” said Michael Spaziani, manager of the fire prevention grant program. He also added that, “Far too often, inadequate budgets prevent those organizations working to prevent fire from being as proactive as they would like to be.
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