What is our Fire Prevention program about?

 Joseph Manuse has been the Career Fire Prevention Officer for the Gates Fire District for the since 2008.  Joe has been a resident of the Town of Gates for over 30 years and graduated from Gates-Chili High School. He has been a volunteer firefighter with the Gates Fire District for almost 30 years, holding the ranks of Lieutenant, Captain and Assistant Chief. As the Fire Prevention Officer, he is responsible for providing appropriate fire prevention and fire safety lessons through community outreach programs within the Gates Chili School District, local businesses and senior centers. He is also a New York State Certified Building Safety Inspector. Joe is an information resource for anyone with questions about fire safety, education, and codes.

He schedules and teaches fire safety training to local businesses and neighborhood groups within the Gates Fire District as well as coordinating smoke and carbon monoxide alarm programs for residents. These services are offered at no cost to residents and businesses located within the Gates Fire District.

During his time here, Joe has taught many training classes. He has conducted fire extinguisher programs with many of our local businesses, assisted in fire evacuation drills, conducts the Junior Fire Academy during the summer months for middle school students, and has inspected many of the public assembly occupancies that you may visit daily. In addition, Joe holds several New York State training certifications; and as a result, he rewrote our school aged lesson plans and presents them to students from Pre-K through 12th grade. Joe is in the process of obtaining his fire protection degree and is a nationally certified Fire and Life Safety Educator.

The Gates Fire District is a proactive fire department. Our main objective is to partner with the members of our community to provide them with the best fire prevention and safety education we can offer.

If you would like to schedule training for your business or would like Joe to come to your school or daycare, please contact him at (585) 426-2720.