Activities Totals - 2021

January ---  74

February -- 67

March ----- 55

April ------- 73

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Total - 269

Includes Drill, Meetings, and Alarms

2020 - 862 activities

2019 - 881 activities

2018 - 924 activities

2017 - 946 activities

2016 - 934 activities

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The Penfield Fire Company is comprised of 100% VOLUNTEERS of both men and women living in the community of Penfield, NY. Our Units operate within a 30 square mile district that covers over 11,500 residences which makes up a large portion of the town of Penfield along with areas in the town of Perinton. We respond 24 hours a day 365 days a year to help anyone in the community during a time of need.

Structure Fire New Wickham

May 8th 2021

On May 8th at 0437 hrs. the Penfield Fire Company received a call for a reported deck on fire on New Wickham Drive.

First arriving Chief officer observed heavy fire visible across the back of a row of townhouses consisting of (3) two story units and (2) single story units. At this time fire was also observed along the south side of the row of garages located directly behind the townhouses. Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputies were working on evacuating the residents of the involved townhouses and relocated them to the neighborhood community center.  Our sincere thanks to the Deputies who responded that morning and assisted in evacuating these residents just minutes before their homes were engulfed in flames.  

Assisting on scene with fire suppression was Fairport FD and East Rochester FD. A second alarm was declared which brought the assistance of Brighton FD, Webster FD, West Webster FD and Egypt FD to the scene with one Engine Company each for additional manpower. Additional fill in companies were called from Pittsford and Bushnell’s Basin FD to cover the Penfield District while units were tied up.

Along with the 5 town houses involved there were a total of (7) seven vehicles either damaged or destroyed.  An adjacent row of garages suffered some exposure damage as a result of the heat. Units were able to keep the fire from spreading any further than the initial row of structures that were involved.   There were no injuries to residents or first responders.

Monroe County Fire Investigation Unit is conducting the investigation into the cause of this fire.  

Our sincere thanks to ALL of the responding agencies that assisted at the scene.


Chief Bob Ockenden

House Fire Edenfield Rd

March 12th 2021 House Fire

Fire crews responded to Edenfield Road Friday evening March 12th for multiple calls to 911 reporting a garage on fire.

First arriving officer's found a garage fully involved with fire extension into the main portion of the house. Command declared a working fire and immediately requested additional units to the scene.  Fire damage was contained to the garage and the upstairs bedrooms with smoke and water damage throughout the rest of the home. No injuries were reported, crews were out for about 3 hours.

House Fire Ross Brook

February 22nd 2021 House Fire

911 calls were received at 2145 hrs reporting a fire on Ross Brook Drive. First arriving units reported heavy smoke showing from the roof of a two story residential structure. All occupants had safely exited the structure prior to Fire Company arrival. First-in companies initiated an aggressive interior attack on the second floor. Crews battled heavy fire which was enhanced by windy weather conditions. Fire eventually caused a partial collapse of a portion of the roof area. There were no injuries reported to occupants or first responders. Units were on scene for several hours. Red Cross was on scene to offer assistance to the homeowners. Thank you to our mutual aid companies that assisted on scene or that provided coverage for the rest of the district while units were tied up on scene.

Chief Bob Ockenden

House Fire Creek St

February 13th 2021 - House Fire

A cell phone call was received to 911 just after 1pm for the report of smoke showing from the front of a home on Creek St. Crews arrived to find fire in a front room and second floor bedroom.

The fire had also traveled into several void spaces in the roof knee walls. A quick knock down was made on the bulk of the fire and several walls upstairs were opened up to get to the pockets of hidden fire.

No injuries were reported and several dogs were able to be rescued from the structure unharmed.

Thank you to our mutual aid companies who assisted on scene, West Webster FD, Brighton FD as well as MCSO for their assistance.

2020 call volume
As 2020 closes out the Penfield Volunteer Fire Company responded to 827 alarms, had 12 meetings and 23 drills throughout the year.
No Polling at Penfield Fire Stations this year

-No polling at the Fire Stations this Year-

Just a reminder that this year the Penfield Fire Stations around the town are NOT acting as polling sites due to the covid-19 pandemic. Check out the link below that will take you to the Monroe County's Board of Election website to help you locate your polling site: