Brighton Fire Departments & District

The Brighton Fire Department and the Henrietta Fire District provide efficient fire protection and first responder services within the Town. Volunteers and career firefighters undergo continuous training at the Monroe County Fire Academy. Equipment of both departments is of the highest quality. Brighton’s fire districts have high ratings for insurance purposes.
Fire protection efforts in the Town of Brighton are accomplished through a combined effort of career staff and the Brighton Volunteer Fire Department, resulting in a combination Fire Department/Fire District.

Brighton Fire Department

Brighton Fire Department is separate from the Brighton Fire District. The volunteer, not-for-profit department must solicit for donations from the town citizens. The Fire Chief is a volunteer position along with the other junior officers who are elected by the volunteers. There are 90 active Firefighters in the Department.
Councilmember Jim Vogel and Fire Truck

Brighton Fire District

Situated southeast of Rochester, NY, the Brighton Fire District is an area of approximately 20 square miles, about 80% of which is in the Town of Brighton and 20% in the Town of Pittsford. The base population of the District is approximately 35,000. Within the District is one of the most notorious highway crossings in the nation, the "Can of Worms". approximately 150,000 vehicles per day drive through that particular complex. That area plus other sections of Highways 490 and 590 provide the Department with significant experience in handling vehicle accidents.

The District, which was established in 1925, is managed by a Board of Fire Commissioners. The Fire District is responsible for the career staff and managed by a career Captain and four Career group Lieutenants. The District operates with a four group system in which there are six Firefighters, one Lieutenant, and one Public Safety Dispatcher assigned to each group. Staff are assigned as follows: Two Firefighters at Station Two, one at Station Three, and four at Station One. There are two shifts per day. The day shift runs from 7:30a.m. to 5:30 p.m. while the Night shift runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.

For more information, visit the Brighton Fire Department website.

Henrietta Fire District

The Henrietta Fire District is one of two Fire Districts within the Town of Brighton. The HFD covers the west side of the Town of Brighton. Its boundaries are Brighton-Henrietta Town Line Road and Jefferson Road to the south, East River Road to the west and north, and South Winton Road to the east.

This area primarily consists of commercial, industrial and multiple-family occupancies with a small number of private one-family dwellings. There are two high-rise hotels, several major office complexes that house over 10,000 people during the day, Monroe Community College and Student Housing, the Monroe County jail and the University of Rochester Research Campus and Graduate Student Housing. 

For more information, visit the Henrietta Fire District's website.