Welcome to the East Rochester volunteer fire department website.
The East Rochester Fire Department is comprised of 54 active firefighters. We cover a 1 square mile area and have multiple mutual aid agreements with surrounding towns in the county. We are proud members of the 3rd Battalion in Monroe county, NY
It’s that time of year again. Come and Join the ERFD for our annual Easter Egg Hunt at Edmund Lyon Park… 8:30 am Sharp on Saturday March, 30th, 2013.
We Hope to see you.
The East Rochester Fire Department held a Boot Drive Fundraiser on Saturday January 19th 2013 to benefit the families injured and killed in the Christmas Eve tragedy in West Webster. ER Firefighters posted at (3) separate intersections in the village to show their support for their fellow brother and sister firefighters in West Webster. The three hour boot drive raised more than $12,000. Additionally, fire boots were distributed to local businesses within the village to assist with the fundraiser. The ERFD Boot Drive raised a total of $14,400, which will go directly to the fund established for the West Webster Fire Department. The East Rochester Fire Department would like to Thank the East Rochester community, its visitors and especially the following businesses for the overwhelming support and generosity.
East Rochester fire department mourns the loss of West Websters two firefighters, Michael J. “Chip” Chiapperini and Tomasz Marian Kaczowka who died in the Line of Duty, December 24, 2012. And for the injured firefighters Theodore Scardino and Joseph Hofstetter. Our Hearts and Payers are with you as you and your department and community heal from this tragedy.
East Rochester Fire Department Sadly announces the passing of
James A. “Skinny” Van Thof
East Rochester: Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, January 5, 2013, after a long illness. He was 75. Predeceased by his parents, Donald & Thelma VanThof;
sister, Gloria and brother-in-law, Gerald Luke. Survived by his wife, Marilyn (Goldseth); sons, James C. (Sue) VanThof & Jeff (Mary) VanThof; grandchildren, James M. (Jenna) VanThof, Jillian (John) Horvath, Mark VanThof, Kyle VanThof & Michelle VanThof; great grandson, Jax; brother, Ed (Joann) VanThof; sister, Shirley Luke; several nieces & nephews and many dear friends.
Skinny was a Past Chief and longtime member of the East Rochester Volunteer Fire Department, Active & Exempts. He served on several Village of East Rochester committees and coached East Rochester Youth Football. He was the founder and operator of VanThof’s Auto & Radiator, Inc.
Friends may call TUESDAY 4-8pm at the HARLOFF Funeral Home 803 South Washington Street in East Rochester. Skinny’s Funeral Service will be held at 10:00am on WEDNESDAY in All Seasons Chapel at White Haven Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution in his memory to the East Rochester Volunteer Fire Dept. 415 Main Street East Rochester, NY 14445.
Friday, January 13th, 2012, 10:00 am
East Rochester F.D. responded to 3 calls back to back this morning. Our first call was a well involved car fire that was quickly extinguished. Our second call was an MVA on Fairport road ” Vehicle vs. Telephone pole.” Our third call of the morning started off as a mutual aid fill in to Penfield station 1 for a working fire which quickly turned into a RIT response to the scene. Some pictures of the fire from past member Ray McLean.
More info and audio can be seen at www.mcfw.com