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A Rochester man, identified as Kyle Monroe, was arrested after being caught in a stolen car which had a disabled woman and a child inside at the time it was taken. The incident occurred when the vehicle was reported stolen from a parking lot on Lyell Avenue in Rochester, NY, around 2:15 p.m. The occupants, […]

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March 27, 2023

A quick check in now that we are entering spring and you may be doing some spring cleaning around the house. Have you checked or tested your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms to make sure they are working properly? If not, now is the time. Also, if you live in the City of Rochester and […]

City Of Rochester officials announced that a Rochester Firefighter Elvis Reyes died after complications from having surgery. Elvis Reyes served 20 years with the department. City officials announce the passing of Rochester firefighter Elvis Reyes | RochesterFirst

After forcing firefighters on duty to attend a racist party, the Rochester Fire Department Capt. Jeffrey Krywy has chosen to retire before termination proceedings begin, according to Mayor Malik Evans. Mayor Evans stated: “As of Monday, he has chosen to retire before termination proceedings begin…The underlying issues that bring us to today were not created […]

A black Rochester fire fighter has filed a complaint against his captain after being forced to attend a Juneteenth spoof party. The alleged incident happened back on July 7th when the captain forced three subordinates while on duty to attend what was called a Juneteenth spoof party where he saw display of racism and misogyny. The captain […]

Just a reminder ahead of this snowstorm coming between Wednesday night through Friday. If you have a fire hydrant in front of your home, business, or apartment make sure you clear it. The Rochester Fire Department is asking for help from the community as there are about 9 inches of snow expected. If you can […]

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is offering up to $5000 reward for information in the assault of an on-duty Rochester firefighter. The incident took place on May 30th during the peaceful protest. They are also looking for the same individual for arsons that happened the same day in the city of Rochester. […]

Written by Jasmine Are you a city resident looking for a rewarding career? Do you have a passion for helping others and positively impacting your community? If these points are true for you, then keep reading! Simple Basic Eligibility Requirements We all know the job of a firefighter is no walk in the park, but […]

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July 26, 2019

Congratulations are in order for WDKX’s very own Brandon Salmon!! Last night Salmon graduated with 28 other brave men and women and became one of the newest members of the Rochester Fire Department. We are so proud of you and all your hard work, we know you’ll save so many lives!! See his WHEC News […]

Written By Jasmine The Rochester Fire Department has been busy these past 12 hours! Firefighters first responded to a burning garage on Grand Avenue just before midnight on October 16th. Although there was significant damage to the garage, the crew was able to prevent the fire from spreading to the home. Next, they ended up […]


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