|Rochester Fire Department, courtesy of Derek Wilson|
Welcome to the Rochester Fire Department
2006 East State Road 14 Rochester, IN 46975
Non Emergency: 574.223.6113
Butler, Fire Chief
Ryan Murphy, Assistant
Mike Woods, Training Captain
Dan Melton, Lieutenant/Investigations
Jason Holloway, Full Time
TJ Dubois, Full Time
Kent Denny, Full Time
Mike Gearhart, Full Time
Remember Smoke Alarms DO Save Lives!!
Fire Department is made up of 8 full time paid firefighters and 31 volunteer firefighters.
We are manned 24 hours a
day, paged out by the Fulton County 911 center.
We have an ISO rating of 6.
Area of Fire Protection
Rochester Fire Department provides fire protection
for a large area of Fulton County, including the city of Rochester, all of Rochester Township, the south half of Newcastle
Township, and the east half of Richland Township. With all the area listed, Rochester Fire Department covers roughly
110 square miles.
|photo courtesy of Mike Kenny|
The Rochester Fire Department specializes
in firefighting suppression, auto extrication, and first responder calls using the BLS Rescue Truck. The department uses a Scott's hand held thermal camera with transmitter; the
receiver is in the rescue truck hooked to TV/VCR. Our rescue
truck is certified as a non-transport BLS unit. On May 8, 2000, we received an AED (automatic electronic defibulator) from Rochester
Township . We have 14 first responders and are called out to assist the
hospital when needed.
Fire Prevention Program
Fire Department prides itself in its fire prevention program. We do a fire prevention program in the schools K-3 during
the month of October during National Fire Prevention Week. Throughout the year we also do fire prevention for daycare
centers and anyone coming to tour the fire station. We are always glad when someone comes by so we can show off those
big red fire trucks!
Smoke Alarm Program
The fire station has smoke alarms available for needy residents. Simply stop by the station and
fill out a form in order to get one. Remember, "Smoke Alarms Save Lives"; make sure yours works!! The department also provides house calls
on carbon monoxide alarms.
|Engine 1, courtesy of Frank Wegloski|
|Old RFD Station, courtesy of Frank Wegloski|
Rochester Fire Department is a Proud Supporter of
Fulton County Relay for Life!!!