The Honeoye Falls Fire Department has proudly been providing fire protection for the residents of Honeoye Falls and parts of the town of Mendon since 1885.

Times change but a lot of things remain the same. We still proudly serve many of the same residents we did over 100 years ago but now many things have changed. We use state of the are apparatus and equipment. We provide a whole range of new services never before offered by the department. Some are as follows:

  • World Class Fire Protection
  • A variety of Rescue/extrication services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Hazardous Materials Responses
  • Fire Standby's for organized events
  • Pumps for rainwater flooded basements
  • High Angle Rope Rescue

In addition to these new services we are training in Confined Space Rescue and also Trench Rescue. The Fire Service is constantly evolving to take on new responsibilities. Terrorist attacks are also on the list of things to be tackled. We always hope we won't have to use all this training but in the event that we do, we must be ready.

When ever a new challenge is given to emergency responders and no one knows who should handle it, the responsibility is usually given to the fire departments. That is why it is costing us more and more to do our job. We're not just providing fire protection anymore. With all we have to do,we must spread our resources thin. There's only so much money to go around and we must constantly be prioritizing our purchases. Most of the specialized equipment we need to perform these specialized rescues is costly.

Our EMS {Emergency Medical Services} responses are on the rise. We are now a fully functional EMS response agency with the exception of lacking transport capabilities. We currently have no EMS transport vehicle [ie..an ambulance] and do not plan on getting one. Primary EMS coverage for our district is provided by the Honeoye Falls Mendon Volunteer Ambulance. These people at the HFMVA do a great job. However, sometimes they are out of ambulances or are not able to respond to calls for assistance. That is where we come in. We respond to the scene to stabilize the patient while an ambulance from a surrounding area is dispatched to transport the patient.

If you see us out and about training, feel free to stop by and ask any questions you may have. You could also email us or give us a call and leave a message at 624-1100 [for non-emergency use only] and we'll try to get back to you as soon as we can. Monday nights are our normal training days and we are usually around in the evening on Mondays. If your interested in joining click here for our information on recruitment.


Honeoye Falls Fire Department
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