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!

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

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.

Thank You!

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

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. https://totalsports-experience.com/events/great-gates-ny-eclipse-2024/

Community Preparedness Exercise

Last week, the Gates Fire District participated in a community preparedness exercise with several of our partner agencies – Monroe County HazMat Team, Gates Ambulance, and Wegmans Supermarkets. Exercises such as this ensure our ability to respond to and mitigate a variety of emergencies, utilizing an All Hazards approach.    

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.

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

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

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.

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

HIGH WIND WATCH IN EFFECT FROM WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING… West winds 30 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph

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.