Auto X 2014 North American Vehicle Rescue Challenge (This is a Terc. USA / Canadian Sanctioned Event) that will be hosted by the Chili Volunteer Fire Department located at 3231 Chili Avenue Rochester, NY 14624. The event is September 29th thru October 4th.
The event will be held at the departments training grounds and the registration fee is $1,500.00 US Dollars (up to 7 team members)
The deadline to register is August 15th with a minimum of 18 teams and a maximum of 30 teams to compete. This event is open to all American, Canadian and International teams.
For a registration packet contact Brian Fredette: firstname.lastname@example.org and check www.chilifire.org or the Terc USA / Canada web-pages for further information and updates. The event schedule & training classes will be posted soon.
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.
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 $1130.00Donations are still being accepted for this team here. Chili Company 1 raised $835.00Donations are still being accepted for this team here.-Congratulations to all who pushed themselves for a great cause on Saturday!
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
· 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…
may be dropped off at Chili Fire Department 3231 Chili Ave. Or contact the Dispatch
Office 889-3760 to arrange pickup of items
Saturday, October 5, 2013
This past Saturday, Chili Fire Department opened its doors and allowed members of the public to see much of what we do in the fire service in a controlled environment.In attendance were members from all four CFD companies, Explorer Post 546, and residents of the Town of Chili and beyond! There was entertainment for kids, exciting games of "water ball," a fire prevention smoke trailer to teach fire safety and home evacuation, and even a live fire demonstration (see below for time-lapse Instagram video taken by Firefighter Christopher Tarantino).This event is held annually, so be sure to come by next year. It's fun for the whole family and is meant to be a chance for our Chili friends and family to learn about their firefighting neighbors, explore potential opportunities for volunteering, and see everything CFD has to offer!
Saturday, September 28, 2013
The members of CFD's Explorer Post 546 were at Davis Park this past Saturday for Chili's Fall Family Fun Fest.Explorers showed parents and kids around one of our fire trucks, explained and demonstrated uses for equipment and tools, and even allowed youngsters to try on their firefighting gear!Everyone had a great time exploring the exciting world of firefighting while celebrating the beginning of fall in Chili.----------------------The CFD Explorer program is a youth program (ages 14-18) that allows high-school aged teens the opportunity to volunteer and learn about the fire service. Post 546 has been an important part of Chili Fire Department's impact on the community for almost 40 years.For more information on joining the Post, contact Post Advisor Andy Wilkinson via email at email@example.com
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