Sound The Alarm

Yesterday our firefighters and CRR Specialists, despite the rain, went door to door installing smoke and carbon monoxide alarms for the American Red Cross of Western New York Sound the Alarm event! We offer FREE smoke and carbon monoxide alarms continuously throughout the year to the residents of the Gates Fire District. If you are … Read more

Thank You!

Thank you to those citizens who participated in last week’s focus group! #GatesFD

Request for Community Focus Group Participants

The Gates Fire District is committed to enhancing the quality of life and safety of the citizens we serve.  While we have our perception of what we believe the steps are to accomplishing this mission, a strong and vibrant community reflects the voices of its residents and business owners. So, to better serve YOU, we … Read more

IAFF/IAFC Peer Fitness Trainer Program

This week the Gates Fire District hosted the IAFF/IAFC Peer Fitness Trainer (PFT) Program. This is designed to support the IAFF/IAFC Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness-Fitness Initiative (WFI) by helping fire fighters be more active, more often so they can experience the benefits of regular exercise.

Winter Weather Advisory

WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM EST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Snow. Additional snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches. The heaviest snow will occur this afternoon, then again late tonight through Saturday night. * WHERE…Monroe, Wayne, and Ontario counties. The swath of heaviest snow through Saturday night will fall across far eastern portions of … Read more


2023 was another busy year for the Gates Fire District. Here are some of the highlights: 🚨 5,202 Total Incidents 🚨 855 Smoke & CO Alarms installed in the homes of our residents. 🚨4,625 Total hours our firefighters trained. 🚨324 Hours of community fire safety education. The Gates Fire District is an emergency services organization … Read more

High Wind Warning

…HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 7 PM THIS EVENING TO 4 AM EST SUNDAY… * WHAT…Southeast winds 20 to 30 mph with gusts to 50 mph tonight, becoming southwest 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 65 mph Saturday and Saturday night. * WHERE…Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Northern Erie, and Genesee counties. * WHEN…From … Read more

High Wind Warning

.HIGH WIND WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TUESDAY TO 4 AM EST WEDNESDAY… * WHAT…Southeast winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 60 mph expected. * WHERE…Niagara, Orleans, Monroe, Wayne, and Northern Cayuga counties. * WHEN…From 10 AM Tuesday to 4 AM EST Wednesday. * IMPACTS…Damaging winds will blow down trees and … Read more

Holy Childhood Christmas Celebration

This morning our firefighters visited the students of Holy Childhood for the annual Christmas parade and celebration! This event holds a special place in the hearts of our firefighters and we look forward to kicking off Christmas every year with these amazing students! #GatesFD

Autism Up- Full Life Academy Visit

We had lots of fun this afternoon with our friends from the Autism Up- Full Life Academy hosted by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office – Rochester, NY. Our afternoon consisted of fire extinguishers training, discussions on the importance of having a fire escape plan, and of course a tour of the fire station! Thank you … Read more

Thank You Dan!

Today we had the pleasure of meeting with Dan from Keep Gates Clean. Yesterday Dan was cleaning up an area and found a piece of equipment that belonged to the fire district. The Captain of Engine 4522 wanted to show his appreciation to Dan for finding and returning the equipment and got him a gift … Read more

Thank You 🎅🏽

Thank you to our wonderful residents, community partners, and Santa himself for making our 2nd Annual Santa’s Coming to the Fire House event a great success! We are so happy to kick off the holiday season with those that mean the most to us. GATES Police Department Monroe County Sheriff’s Office – Rochester, NY Gates … Read more


🚒FIRE TRUCK RIDE TO SCHOOL WINNER🔥 Sydney, with the help of her siblings, created a magnificent fire escape plan for their family. Because of this plan, Sydney’s family will know exactly what to do in case of a fire! Stay tuned for more fire escape plan contest winners!! #GatesFD


🚒❤️THANK YOU❤️🚒 Open House 2023 was a huge success. Thank you to our community partners and everyone that came to enjoy an afternoon of family fun!! We can’t wait for next year! GATES Police Department Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc. CHS Mobile Integrated Healthcare Emergency Communications Department – 911 in Rochester, NY New York State … Read more

Welcome Home, Bill!

Gates Chili Fire Department Life Member Bill Vogel returned home yesterday afternoon after completing the latest Honor Flight Mission. A United States Air Force veteran, Bill continues to serve the GCFD on its Board of Directors. At the airport to greet him upon his return were Chief Bubel and the crew of Engine 4512. Welcome … Read more

Remembering Fireman Joe

Today we would like to take a moment to remember a great Fire & Life Safety Educator, coworker, and friend. Joe Manuse passed away unexpectedly on September 1, 2019, but his fire prevention programs and memories still live on. Rest in peace friend.