Fire Sprinklers

Having a sprinkler system is the most effective way to limit the spread of any fire, but especially a lithium-ion battery fire. Continuous cooling by water will, not only prevent further battery and fire damage, but also give you and your family more time to escape.

International Firefighters Day

May 4 is International Firefighters’ Day – a day to honor firefighters for their service, remember firefighters who lost their lives during service and to commemorate firefighters killed in the September 11 attacks. We express our sincere gratitude for your relentless service and the sacrifices all firefighters make every day. Your courage, teamwork, and dedication … Read more

Light the Night

Join us as we light our firehouses red May 1-5 in honor of all firefighters who have paid the ultimate sacrifice while doing their job. Feel free to post your pictures below to show your support. Go to for more info.

Sharps Disposal

Looking for a place to drop off your used needles, syringes and lancets? Ecopark on Avion Dr across from the airport will take your container of used sharps during normal business hours, no appointment necessary. Per NYS, nursing homes and emergency rooms MUST accept sharps for disposal also. While you’re at ecopark, take your bags … Read more

Congrats RR Fire District

  Congratulations to newly promoted Fire Chief Sean McGarry and Deputy Chief Joseph Muniz of the Ridge Road Fire District!   L to R: DC Muniz, Chief McGarry, Chief Bubel, AC Goole

Earth Day

Come out and help clean up our community all while learning about recycling. There’ll be crafts and a scavenger hunt too!

Baggy Sleeves

Don’t wear loose, baggy sleeves when cooking. This is the ignition source that causes 8% of home fire deaths. Read the cooking safety tips for more helpful hints.

Fire Blankets

Cooking fires are the leading cause of home fires and fire injuries. Keep a pan lid nearby to assist in extinguishing a fire or use a fire blanket. For more information on fire blankets, call our Community Risk Reduction specialists.

Solar Eclipse

The Great Gates, NY Eclipse 2024. TSE, Gates Recreation Dept, Library, and DPW are teaming up to offer this FREE, Fun, Family event which will include a DJ, food trucks, games, and activities.

2024 Spring Burn Ban

The NYS Spring Burn Ban is in effect from March 16 – May 14.  The purpose of this is to reduce wildfire risks and protect people and property. Please click the link below for more information: DEC Reminds New Yorkers: Annual Residential Brush Burning Prohibition Starts March 16 – NYSDEC  

Burn Ban

NYS Burn Ban in effect March 16 through May 14. The ban reduces wildfire risks and protects lives and property.

Smoke Alarm Program

Were you aware of the Gates Fire District FREE Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Program? Even though this information is disseminated in multiple ways, many still do not know this. If your alarms are more than 10 years old or you aren’t sure if you have enough, PLEASE call our Community Risk Reduction Department to … Read more

Wind Warning

The Wind Watch is now a wind warning which means severe weather is likely to occur. Beginning 2 pm today through 7 am tomorrow morning winds will be 30-40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph. Take precautions.

High Wind Watch


Carbon Monoxide Levels

During a fire, a closed door can keep carbon monoxide levels at 1000 ppm vs10,000 ppm when a door is left open. This is more than 10x the amount needed to kill you within minutes. Be sure to have working CO alarms in your home!

Get Behind a Closed Door

If you cannot escape, get behind a closed door and call 911. Put rolled up towels or clothing under the door to help keep the smoke out. Then proceed to your second exit.

Feel the Door

If your smoke alarms go off and your door is shut, remember to feel the door and the crack of the door with the back of your hand for heat. If you feel a temperature change, then don’t open the door!! Use your second way out.

Wind Advisory

WIND ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM 4 PM THURSDAY TO 7 AM FRIDAY West winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph

Close Before you Doze!

Sleeping with the door closed saves lives by slowing the spread of smoke, heat and fire. It also reduces the spread of carbon monoxide. Adding smoke and carbon monoxide alarms inside each bedroom and outside sleeping areas will increase your chances of being able to hear the alarms and sleep safer. Close before you doze!!