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RecruitNY April 26th & 27th

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 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.



Explorers Ice Water Rescue Drill

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).



CFD Awarded Grant

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.



Fight for Air Climb Event

Saturday, November 16, 2013 12:00 Twenty flights of stairs in 60lbs of structural firefighting gear. 

That was the challenge undertaken by two teams of Chili firefighters: the CFD Dragonslayers (from Company #4) and Chili Company 1.

The Dragonslayers were the returning champions in the competition wave - five firefighters raced to the top for the fastest combined time. Due to a team member injury, the team did not finish the competition. Two firefighters from this team received the 2nd fastest (FF Mike Wasiczko) and 3rd fastest (Lt. Matt Teagarden) firefighter awards. 

Chili Company 1 did not compete, but their team members raced to the top of Bausch & Lomb Place (downtown Rochester) to support lung cancer research and the dedication of the American Lung Association.

The CFD Dragonslayers raised $1130.00
Donations are still being accepted for this team here

Chili Company 1 raised $835.00
Donations are still being accepted for this team here.

-Congratulations to all who pushed themselves for a great cause on Saturday!



9/11 Memorial to be constructed

Friday, November 1, 2013 

On the early morning of September 11, 2001, an 18 foot, 2000 pound beam was a part of somewhere in the building of the 60th floor contained in the Twin Towers high above the sky, when in a blink of an eye, it all changed forever. On October 11, 2011 the Chili Fire Department was one of the few, the proud and the fortunate to obtain a part from the wreckage site on that fateful day.


A committee was established and given the task of developing a concept for a memorial site that would be worthy of the respect of the beam, those who perished and the reflection of that fateful day 9/11/2001. This would the second stage of our journey as the first was obtaining the beam and brining it home for its final resting place.


On August 26, 2013 began the third stage, Kozel Steel a local Chili business would pick up the beam donating their time and resources to start the construction project for our Town’s 9/11 memorial site.  This site when completed will be located at Chili Fire Department Company #1, 3231 Chili Avenue, Rochester, NY in front of the main meeting hall where the flag pole currently sits today.


The department’s goal is to complete all of the site work during the fall of 2013 which will consist of the beam being cut in half and having to special base plates made up and welded one to the base of each beam. Along with other local businesses donating their resources; in the coming weeks the ground in front of the meeting hall at Chili Fire Department Company #1 will be leveled with two 5’x 5’ x 5’ concrete footings being set in place, the beams will then be placed vertically into place.


The next phase of the project will be in 2014 where the department will need your help. Due to budget restraints; we will be having fund raisers to help with the purchase of a 8”x 3’x4’ monument stone which will be placed between the two beams and two monument benches that will sit in front of the memorial. Updates and Designs located at 1749 Scottsville Road has donated there time and created this rendering of what the memorial will look like and it is the department’s goal to dedicate this memorial site on 9-11-2014.




Wednesday, October 16, 2013 




Wednesday, October 16, 2013 

Operation Wounded Warrior - 2013

Chili FD is once again sponsoring a collection drive to assist wounded U.S Troops and their families with various items listed below as they are recovering from their injuries. The drive runs now through Veterans Day 11/11/13.

Last year Monroe County First Responder Agencies provided an outpouring of support, and we are asking that you once again consider supporting this effort.

Winter clothes are one of the most important items due to the fact that a lot of the family members who are making the trip to the hospital are from the Southern States and are not accustomed to the harsh winters up in the North.

Jim Lechner, long time member of the Chili FD, Former Marine, and father of a wounded warrior, will again be delivering these care packages to Walter Reed Hospital.

·       FD/EMS Themed T-shirts, sweatshirts/pants, knit hats and jackets.


·       Fleece jackets and hooded sweat shirts

·       Adult and child's jackets, hats, gloves and scarves.


·       Towels, wash cloths and toilet articles for men & woman.


** All clothing is requested to be in NEW condition **

In lieu of cash donations, gift cards to major retail stores (Target, Walmart, etc..) are gladly accepted…

Donations may be dropped off at Chili Fire Department 3231 Chili Ave. Or contact the Dispatch Office 889-3760 to arrange pickup of items




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