Organizational Overview

The Brighton Fire Department, as we know it today, was founded in 1925, and provides fire, rescue, and first-response EMS services, as well as safety education, within the Brighton Fire District. The Brighton Fire District covers approximately ⅔ of the Town of Brighton and a small portion of the northwestern portion of the Town of Pittsford.  Our district is located in the suburbs of Rochester, New York within Monroe County.

Though our district appears very residential, there is a substantial amount of commercial, office, senior-care, higher-education, and medical facilities, as well as highways.  Since 1925, our staffing model has been a combination of career and volunteer personnel.  Today, BFD employs career firefighters, officers, and several administrative assistants to supplement its force of approximately 90 volunteers who together train for and respond to approximately 2400 calls annually including Firefighting, Rescue, first-response EMS, Hazardous Materials, and Water Rescue.  



Fire District/Commissioners:

Chairman & Commissioner: Richard Garrett
Commissioners: Donald Jeffries, David Metzger, Harmon Potter, Michael Wright
Executive Director: Ted Aroesty
Treasurer: Lawrence Howk
Business Manager: Kathy Boline

Fire Department/Board

President: Jim Quinn
Vice President: Vincent Nolan
Secretary: Richard Wersinger
Treasurer: Chuck Chapin
Directors: Les Bernard, Jennifer Chapman, Bill Clark, Denis Jeffries, Peter Ragusa, Chris Stoffel
Sergeant-at-Arms: Patrick Meagher

Line Officers

Fire Chief: Stephen MacAdam
Deputy Chief: Scott Wihlen
Assistant Chief: Rick Zicari
Captains: Scott Fitch, Jeff Hahn, Bill Palma, Brian Peartree, Mike Sands
Lieutenants: Scott Farnsworth, Ken Matzan, Dave Osborne, Ken Stavalone, Rick Tracy
Safety Officer: Fred McCarthy


Captain: Spence Kennedy
Lieutenant: Lew Kofler

Fire Explorers

Firefighter Advisors: Tom Kilburn and Janet O'Connor
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