Community Outreach Services

Public Safety Education

Our staff works seamlessly with the North Greece, Barnard, and Lake Shore Fire Districts, as well as the local school districts to provide fire prevention education to children.  Through this program, countless lives have been saved in Greece.

Our public education staff also offers an adult-oriented program aimed at educating our senior population in home and fire safety.

Blood Pressure Screenings

In addition to our public education program, we conduct regular blood pressure screenings at the Mall at Greece Ridge as well as several Senior Living communities in the district.  You can find us every Friday morning in the Food Court at Greece Ridge center from 8:30-10:30.

You are also more than welcome to stop in to any of our stations for a blood pressure check.

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

Every year in the United States, about 2,500 people die in home fires.  Most of these deaths occur in homes that do not have working smoke alarms.

Smoke alarms should be checked at least once a month and most types require new batteries every six months.

Carbon Monoxide Safety

Carbon Monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and poisonous gas that is created during combustion. Heating and cooking devices that burn fuel of any kind can be sources of carbon monoxide. It is also created by cars, motorcycles, and gasoline-powered machinery as well as fireplaces.  All homes should have a carbon monoxide alarm and these alarms should be checked regularly. 

If you need help checking your smoke or carbon monoxide alarms, please let us know.  We would be glad to assist you, as it is our goal to ensure all of our residents all have working alarms.  We regularly go door-to-door and offer to check our residents’ smoke and CO alarms. If you would like us to check your smoke alarms, please call 227-2123

Child Passenger Safety Seat Checks

Seven out of ten children in child safety seats are not properly secured in their seat; either the seat is not properly installed or the restraint system is adjusted improperly. Our firefighters are certified to assist you with the proper installation of your child safety seat. The goal of this program is to educate drivers and families on the proper and safe use of child passenger safety seats. All inspections and installations are done at the headquarters station Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM—5:00 PM without an appointment or you can call 585-227-2123 to schedule another time to come in.

There are scheduled Child Safety Seat Installation Programs held the first four Wednesdays of each month.  You should call ahead to schedule an appointment.

First Wednesday of each month:
Barnard Fire District & the Greece Police

3084 Dewey Avenue

Rochester, New York 14616

(585)720-0442

 

Second Wednesday of each month:

Greece Volunteer Ambulance

867 Long Pond Road

Rochester, New York 14626

(585)227-2073

 

Third Wednesday of each month:

North Greece Fire District

645 North Greece Road

Rochester, New York 14612

(585)581-5425

 

Fourth Wednesday of each month:

Ridge Road Fire District

1299 Long Pond Road

Rochester, New York 14626

(585)227-2123