The Fire Marshal is responsible for fire and public safety issues in existing and proposed public and private buildings throughout the town. This department is located on the second floor of the Penfield Town Hall, 3100 Atlantic Avenue.
Phone : (585)340-8643
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In the spring and summer months residents enjoy lighting-up backyard fire pits and their BBQ grills. Home fires involving recreational fires, and grilling, occur most often during this time. You can prevent property damage by following some guidelines in conducting these types of fires.
- Fires must be located at least 25 feet from structures and/or combustible materials, including but not limited to fences, decks, sheds, garages, brush, overhanging trees.
- Fire extinguishing equipment such as garden hose (attached to water supply and turned on), buckets of water and/or a minimum 4A rated portable fire extinguisher must be readily available at all times
- (Recreational fire size) Maximum diameter of three (3) feet, maximum flame height of two (2) feet
- Propane and charcoal BBQ grills should ONLY be used OUTDOORS.
- Keep your grill clean by removing grease or fat buildup from the grates and in the trays below.
- Never leave any fire unattended.
- (Town Etiquette) No new materials may be added to a recreational fire after 10:00 PM.
You can perform a valuable public service during the winter months to protect yourself, your family and your neighbors. By taking responsibility for shoveling out and clearing snow from any fire hydrants near your home you are saving valuble time for first responders.
- Know the location of any fire hydrants in your neighborhood
- Make sure they are shoveled clear after each snow fall
- Clear any snow and ice in the area surrounding these fire hydrants
- Clear the snow three feet all around the hydrants so firefighters have enough room to connect a hose
- Recommendation: Look out for your elderly or handicap neighbors by taking a few extra minutes to shovel out their hydrants