Proposed Career Fire Chief Position
On February 8th, the Spencerport Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners presented their plan to hire a career Fire Chief before residents of Ogden, Parma and Village of Spencerport.
The meeting was well attended by over 75 residents in a standing room only meeting room. The presentation lasted approximately 30 minutes with a question and answer session immediately following.
This is the presentation given to those in attendance: drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1Lz6UFFy6IuqJfYDIiuEmD2I5h1zyi44d
SPENCERPORT, N.Y. - The Spencerport Fire District is pleased to announce the addition of a new tool to serve the residents of our fire district for many years to come. Quint 2910 is a dynamic apparatus that responds to structure fires, automatic alarms, high angle rescues, rope rescues, and fumes calls.
2910 was built at the Pierce Manufacturing Facility in Appleton, Wisconsin and was delivered to us in Summer 2022. 2910 replaces our former ladder truck 2911 which was almost 25 years old. Quint 2910 was placed into service in Fall 2022.
Here are some key components of the new truck:
2024 Adopted Budget
On October 17th, 2023 the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Spencerport Fire District adopted a 2024 budget which calls for a $0.375 increase per thousand in the Town of Ogden and a $0.314 increase per thousand in the town of Parma. For a taxpayer residing in a home assessed for $250,000 the increase amounts to $7.82 per month for an Ogden resident and $6.54 per month for a Parma resident, thereby totaling to an annual fire district cost of $405 and $394 respectively.
The increases can be attributed to factors beyond the control of the Fire District such as the cost of apparatus replacement increasing approximately twenty-six percent over the last two years, the cost of equipment increasing nearly eighteen percent over the 2023 budget, the cost of fuel and increased vehicle maintenance needed as a result of responding to nearly 1000 calls for service annually, as well as inflationary price in general.
Also, in 2023, after receiving voter approval, the District started construction of a new training facility located at Station #3 on S. Union Street. Upon completion this facility will provide the 100-member volunteer workforce the ability to conduct multiple types of training scenarios to hone their skills to provide the community the best fire and life safety protection possible. Lastly the District is embarking on the addition of two paid administrative positions in 2024. These positions would provide fire prevention activities for school aged children, fire extinguisher training, CPR and first-aid training, and to also fulfill administrative duties required by NYS Laws and Regulations. In addition, they will assist the Spencerport Volunteer Firemen’s Association so that the level of emergency service our residents have come to expect shall be maintained.
The Fire District works diligently to provide the best fire protection at the lowest possible cost and we have our local Volunteer workforce of almost 100 firefighters to thank for that!
To view the 2024 adopted budget, click here.
Highlights from our 2023 Open House
Click the above image to see a video on what becoming a firefighter at SFD is all about!