RFPD apparatus are classified according to the functions they perform. The apparatus deployed by the District all have specific functions ranging from pumping water to carrying advanced life support equipment. Most of the apparatus in the RFPD fleet also serve secondary functions in support of emergency services operations. While firefighters, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and members are our most valuable asset, RFPD apparatus are also an important component of the district’s service delivery mission. The District has established an aggressive attitude towards upgrading apparatus having purchased three modern apparatus in the past six years. The RFPD believes a well functioning apparatus fleet is one of the keys to successful fire and emergency services operations.
The Rochester Fire Station Number One represents a first step towards the future for the RFPD. Built in 2003 at a cost of 1.4 million dollars, the station is designed to provide for public service for the next sixty years. There is room for public use, education, training, administration, and facilities for housing full time fire fighters. The RFPD station has sixteen bays to allow storage of district apparatus, a communications room, a shop, and a utility room to support fire, emergency medical services, and rescue missions. The station is a public building that is available for meetings related to civic organizations and public tours.