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
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.
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