Ice Rescue 1/6/2014

Monday, January 6, 2014  At 1706 hours on Sunday January 5 2014 the Sea Breeze Fire District was dispatched for a male down in a snowbank. Once upon scene 1C19 learned that there was a male down along the edge of the icepack on Lake Ontario stuck on an ice ledge. The male also had been in and out of the water.

Rescue 198 was quickly on scene behing 1C19 and quickly donned ice rescue equipment.  Within minutes the male was rescued from the ice ledge and packaged for transport.

Job well done Sea Breeze with help from Irondequoit Police and Irondequoit Ambulance




Wednesday, February 20, 2013  I have to apologize for the lack of updating on the website over the past months

The tragic events of 12-24-2012 have definately taken a toll on all area departments. We would like to take the time to continue to remember the ultimate sacrifice to members of the West Webster Fire District made that fateful morning on Christmas Eve.  Lets please keep the 2 firefighters that are still recovering in our prayers daily, FF Joseph Hofstetter and FF Ted Sciardino.

We hold our friends from West Webster very close to our hearts in this time of grieving.

Chief Dave DeRoller







**Commission Meeting Date Changed**

Monday, November 12, 2012  Please be advised the date of the regular November Commission meeting has been changed from Wednesday November 14th to Tuesday November 20th at 1900 hours



Sea Breeze VFD Turkey Raffle

Thursday, November 8, 2012  After a long few weeks of Hurricane Sandy Reliefour department needs your help. We have one of our main fundraisers on Saturday November 10th, doors open at 5 pm. We are raffling off turkeys and prime ribs. Sauerkraut Supper is served with admission. Please come support the good work that we do.



Hurricane Sandy Relief Project

Thursday, November 8, 2012  I cannot imagine where to begin with this. The drive thoughts began last week with a phone call from one of my commissioners, Mel and just mushroomed from there. Many local large stores immediately stepped up including Wegmans East Ridge, Tops, Sears Irondequoit, Sears Greece, Target, Dibellas. U Haul donated 2 trucks along with a trailer from Amans Farm Market and a large moving truck from Sherman Furniture Rentals- Peter Kelderhouse. A fire truck was donated to Rockaway Point VFD in the Rockaways to get them up and running, the truck was our old 193 that went to Sparta Corners VFD. If i forget any names please forgive me but here is a list of the initial delivery group that made the 25 hour whirlwind trip:

Sea Breeze FD- Chief Dave DeRoller, Commissioner Mel Huertas, Board of Director Mark Champion, President April Hendel, Rob Champion, Daryl Hutchison.Charlie Champion, Garrett Bastuk

Laurelton FD- Ex Chief Miguel Santiago, Chris Carselli, Dan Lynch

Sherman Furniture Rentals- Jeremy Eisenberg

Springwater FD- John Tripp and Dick Tripp. A big thank you to Henry Marlowe for making this happen and to the Sparta Corners VFD

Many many others spent the day before loading these vehicles to make this trip possible. Walter Champion, Gordon LaForce, Jay Schneeberger, Asst Chief Chad Chandler, David Cripps, Chris Champion, Laurie Champion, Judy Champion, Danielle Huertas, Holly Norman(sorry if i missed anyone..)

The arrival to Staten Island was made possible by a NYPD escort. The crowd of 100 people crying, shouting and clapping brought a tear to all of our eyes. The devastation that these residents have endured was terrible. What we did was just a small step in a very long road to recovery for them

When i sit here and write this I think of how proud I am of the men and women of this organization for not only always putting our residents first but thinking outside of the box and making this miracle happen. Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Chief. All of you have made your mark for our organization

Chief Dave DeRoller



2013 Budget Meeting

Tuesday, October 16, 2012    Sea Breeze Fire District Legal Notice of Public Hearing on  the 2013 Budget     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Proposed 2013 Budget of the Sea Breeze Fire District of the Town of Irondequoit, State of New York, will be presented to the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Sea Breeze Fire District, for its consideration.   A PUBLIC HEARING will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the Sea Breeze Fire House, 4657 Culver Road  Rochester NY 14622, in the Town of Irondequoit, State of New York on the Sixteenth day of October, 2012.   Pursuant to Town Law ยง105, the Board of Fire Commissioners must hold a public hearing on the budget, make the proposed budget available to the public prior to the public hearing, allow the public to comment on the budget at the public hearing. This public hearing must be held to allow maximum public participation in the hearing.   The purpose of the public hearing is to allow any person to be heard in favor of or against the proposed budget as it is submitted, or for or against any item or items contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all persons interested in the subject concerning same.   That a copy of the proposed budget is available after October 5th at the Office of the Town Clerk of the Town of Irondequoit at 1280 Titus Ave Rochester NY 14622 and on the Sea Breeze Fire Department website where it may be inspected by any interested person.   Dated: September 28, 2012   Board of Fire Commissioners Sea Breeze Fire District 4657 Culver Road Rochester NY 14622    



NYS Firefighter 1 Graduates

Thursday, July 26, 2012  From the Office of the Chief

Congratulations to 4 new recruits for the completion of the NYS FF1 Boot Camp in July of 2012. Attendees included Carmelo Huertas, Josh van Rothonyi, Nick Damon and Daryl Hutchison. We welcome these new recruits to our firefighting ranks



Commission Meeting-August 8 2012- change

Thursday, July 26, 2012  This is the formal notice that the Regularly scheduled Commission meeting for the month of August has been changed from Wed Aug 8 to Wed Aug 15h at 1900 hrs

Brendan Knauf

Commissioner/ Secretary- Board of Fire Commissioners



Sea Breeze gets $168,000 in SAFER Grant for Recruitment and Retention!


Funding Comes From Schumer-Supported DHS SAFER Program That Promotes Effective Firefighting Operation

Sea Breeze Fire Will Use Funds to Bring Up To Twenty New Firefighters On Board

Schumer Has Relentlessly Pushed for Funding to Assist Fire Departments and First Responders

Today, U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer announced that the Sea Breeze Volunteer Fire Department will receive a grant totaling $168,393 in Round 9 of the FY11 Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program- Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER). SAFER awards are administered by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and are designed to strengthen the nation’s ability to respond to fire and fire-related hazards and improve the nation’s overall level of preparedness. Specifically, the Sea Breeze Volunteer Fire Department will use funding to retain existing firefighters, put a retirement plan in place and recruit up to 20 more firefighters.

"With these funds, Sea Breeze residents can rest easy knowing even more firefighters stand at the ready to protect their community,” said Schumer. “This investment will help ensure that our local heroes have the personnel on their team to work as efficiently and effectively as possible to save lives.”

Schumer was a sponsor of the legislation that led to the creation of this funding program for local governments and fire departments to help defray the rising costs of equipment and fire prevention. The Operations and Firefighter Safety Program funds can go towards training, equipment, personal protective equipment, wellness and fitness, and modifications to fire stations and facilities.


The goal of the SAFER grant program is to enhance the ability of grantees to attain and maintain 24-hour staffing and to assure that their communities have adequate protection from fire and fire related hazards. The objective of the program is to award grants directly to volunteer, combination and career fire departments to help the departments increase the number of frontline firefighters, and to rehire firefighters who were laid off due to the economy.

The Assistance to Firefighters Grants are administered by the Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the Department's United States Fire Administration. The grants are awarded on a competitive basis to the applicants that most closely address the program's priorities and demonstrate financial need.  More information on the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program can be accessed at http://www.firegrantsupport.com/ .



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