New York State leads the country in 2019 noncombatant fire fatalities of 87, according to the Firemen’s Organization of the State New York City.
Deputy Mayor James Smith today with Rochester Fire Chief Will Jackson at the City Hall declares October 6th -12th as “Fire Prevention Week,”
Deputy Mayor James Smith said thanks to all males and females of the Rochester Fire Department for their services.
“It takes a hero to run toward the danger. While others run away, and every member of the Rochester fire department is indeed a hero. The fire department is a city agency you hope you’ll never need, but one you are always happy that is there if you do and 24 hours a day 365 days a year.
Our firefighter’s command team and support staff are always on duty, protecting our families, businesses, and property. For that on behalf of the citizens of Rochester, I want to offer my sincere gratitude to our fire department,” said Deputy Mayor James Smith.