JUNIOR FIRE ACADEMY 2024

We had a fun filled week with our Junior Fire Academy students! THANK YOU to the following community partners that made this week a success for our students: North Greece Fire District Before the Last Call Inc. Gates Volunteer Ambulance Service, Inc. Rochester, NY Airport Firefighters Association – IAFF Local… Monroe County Sheriff’s Office – … Read more

TORNADO WATCH

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED TORNADO WATCH 517 IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM EDT THIS EVENING FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS IN NEW YORK THIS WATCH INCLUDES 16 COUNTIES IN CENTRAL NEW YORK: CAYUGA, JEFFERSON, LEWIS, OSWEGO IN WESTERN NEW YORK: ALLEGANY, CATTARAUGUS, CHAUTAUQUA, ERIE, GENESEE, LIVINGSTON, MONROE, NIAGARA, ONTARIO, ORLEANS, WAYNE, WYOMING THIS INCLUDES … Read more

Congratulations Commissioner Werth

Last night at the regularly scheduled meeting the Monroe County Legislature, Commissioner James Werth was issued a proclamation for his 63 years of service in the Gates-Chili FD and the Gates Fire District. Jim’s wife Carol and Chief Timothy Goole were also in attendance. Thank you to the Monroe County Legislature for their recognition of … Read more

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR RETIREMENT CHIEF BUBEL

Chief Alan Bubel is retiring. Today, June 28, 2024, is his last day and his retirement is effective Saturday, June 29. Alan started his career with the Ridge Road Fire District as a Firefighter in June of 1992. During his time there he rose to the rank of Battalion Chief. In January of 2010, he … Read more

Congratulations PFF Stiles and PFF Trask

We would like to congratulate Probationary Firefighter Stiles and Probationary Firefighter Trask on their graduation from the Monroe County Recruit Training Program! L to R: Lt. James Yale, AC Time Goole, Probationary FF Tyler Stiles, Probationary FF Kirby Trask Jr., Chief Alan Bubel, Lt. Sarah Yale. #GatesFD

BE SAFE WITH FIREWORKS

Just sparklers alone account for 25% of emergent fire works injuries. If you decide to use fireworks, use them safely with others in mind. #GatesFD

DOG RESCUE

At approximately 4pm this afternoon the Gates FD received a call for a dog down the embankment of the Erie Canal in the area of Midway Dr. crews arrived within minutes and located the dog. A rope system was established, and a firefighter was sent over the edge into Canal to rescue the dog. In … Read more

Thank You Vietnam Vets

This weekend we had the honor of thanking a group of 4th Infantry Vietnam War Veterans. This group has been coming together once a year for the last 25 years, with plans on continuing the tradition for years to come. Thank you for your service and welcome home #GatesFD #GatesNY

Heat Advisory

HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT FROM NOON MONDAY TO 8 PM EDT THURSDAY… * WHAT…Heat index values in the upper 90s on Monday and as high as 104 Tuesday through Thursday. * WHERE…The Genesee Valley and northern Finger Lakes. * WHEN…From noon Monday to 8 PM EDT Thursday. * IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause … Read more

Community Engagement Award

Roberts Wesleyan University is committed to preparing thoughtful, mature, service-oriented people who will help transform society. Students extend their influence through community partnerships. The Community Engagement Award supports Roberts Wesleyan’s partnership with the Gates Fire District and their goal of improving community relations. A one-time incentive award of $1,000.00, it is presented to a graduating … Read more

Thanking Chief Bubel

Gates Town Historian Bill Gillette, and his latest town history driving tour, stopped by this morning to thank Chief Bubel for his years of service to the Gates community and to wish him well in his upcoming retirement.

NYS Comptrollers Office Audit

Please see the attached documents regarding the NYS Comptrollers Office audit of the Gates Fire District. Gates Fire District Audit Response and CAP (5.10.24) 6.7.2024 Statement regarding NYSOSC Audit  

Remembering D-Day

Observing a National Day of Remembrance on this 80th Anniversary of D-Day. Thank you to those who fought for our freedom.

First Responders Spotlight

Responders Spotlight is the story of one man who’s spent his whole life serving and protecting others in his hometown. James Werth is one of the fire commissioners in Gates. To be clear, that’s just his title today at 81. He joined the firefighting ranks at 18. Once a lieutenant, he made it right up … Read more

WATER SAFETY TIPS

As the weather start to warm up, most of us are looking for places like pools and lakes to cool off and have fun. Always supervise children in and around water, including the bathtub! #GatesFD

🧨MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND SAFETY TIPS🧨

🔥FIRE🔥 -Never leave a grill unattended -Have a fire extinguisher ready -Clean off any excess grease -Never play with fireworks 🚘TRAVEL🚘 -Don’t drink and drive. Designate a sober driver. -If you’re taking a road trip, make sure your car is ready. -Don’t text and drive! Put a passenger in charge of your phone. -Make sure … Read more

NATIONAL POLICE WEEK 2024

Celebrating our brother and sister LEO’s for their hard work, dedication, loyalty and commitment to keeping our communities safe. Also remembering all the LEO’s that made the ultimate sacrifice while protecting and serving their communities. GATES Police Department Monroe County Sheriff’s Office – Rochester, NY #NationalPoliceWeek #GatesFD

Holy Childhood Awards the Gates Fire District

The School of the Holy Childhood presented their White Rose Award to the Gates Fire District at their banquet last Thursday for our decades of participation in the school’s annual Christmas celebration. Students and firefighters alike look forward to the parade and gift giving every year!

🚨LIGHT THE NIGHT 2024🚨

Thank you to all who participated in Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters! We appreciate you honoring and remembering the sacrifice of America’s fallen firefighters heroes. #GatesFD #NationalFallenFirefightersFoundation

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.