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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

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The Passing of Past chief James A. “Skinny” Van Thof

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.


January 13th, 2012
ERFD responded to the report of a vehicle fire on January13th, 2012

Mutual aid Fill-in to Penfield fire district.

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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