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Irondequoit Fire District

Board of Fire Commissioners

Meeting Schedule:

All meetings will be held at 6:30pm at either the Empire Fire Station, located at 405 Empire Boulevard or Culver Station, located at 2960 Culver Road, in the Town of Irondequoit, Rochester, NY.

Regular meeting dates are as follows:

  • June 24th – Culver
  • July 15th – Empire
  • August 5th – Culver
  • August 19th – Culver
  • September 9th – Empire
  • September 23rd – Empire
  • October 7th – Culver
  • October 21st (Public Budget Hearing and Final Adoption) – Culver
  • November 4th – Empire
  • November 18th – Empire
  • December 2nd – Culver
  • December 10th – (Election Only, NO MEETING) – Culver
  • December 16th – Culver
  • December 30th – Culver

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New Marine Unit 1776 Has Arrived!
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By Chief Steve Sessler
May 2, 2024

A little over 2 years ago the, then Ridge Culver Fire District, approved the purchase of a new marine Fire Boat. A committee had been formed to evaluate the needs and risks of the Irondequoit Bay and to evaluate different boat designs to maximize our response capabilities to answer these challenges. During the process the IFD was formed by the consolidation between Ridge Culver and Laurelton.

The new boat will serve all of Irondequoit Bay alongside our neighbors to the east, West Webster. This vessel will provide some additional capabilities and ensure public safety on the Bay as well as out into the Lake (near shore) if needed. Built by Lake Assault Boats in Wisconsin, we faced several COVID related delays in metal, motors, and other materials. The dedicated work of the committee and chairman led to the final product being realized in time for the 2024 boating/watersports season.

Equipped with a Garmin Chart Plotter and RADAR, coupled with sonar capabilities this vessel will improve our ability to find drowning victims underwater. It has a dedicated fire pump with a 1500 Gallon-Per-Minute monitor on the roof for boat and other fires, as well as discharges for smaller handlines if needed. It will have a rescue basket for getting injured persons out of the water or off of another vessel, as well as medical equipment, and is equipped with a heated cabin for longer seasons and loiter time when searching for missing persons who may jumped from the bridge. The bow drops into the water for victim rescue and retrieval but the base "V" hull allows for quick, stable, maneuvering.

We are all very excited to add this tool to our cache as we improve our ability to assist those who need us. The boat will soon be wrapped with graphics, then launched to its dock along the West Side of the bay. Once there, crews will spend a few weeks training on the new unit and we plan to be fully in-service by the end of June.


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craig akins May 02, 2024 at 8:10 PM
looks to be a great asset to the irondequoit fire service and citizens!



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