Leadership

Mutual aid for Monroe County

Issue 8 and Volume 113.

Mutual aid for Monroe County A YARDSTICK FOR IMPROVEMENT Rochester pioneered smoothly working system to benefit of city and county ONE OF THE IMPORTANT phases of the fire service in Monroe County is the mutual aid system. This plan has been in effect since 1942, and was pioneered by Rochester during the early stages of World War II in order to provide better protection throughout the county for any emergencies that might occur. It has been most effective through the years, and by means of coordinated effort has developed into a smooth operating function of the fire service. Mutual assistance agreements between the City of Rochester and the 43 fire districts of the county make it possible for the plan to function. Also, by resolution of the board of supervisors, a fire advisory board is appointed each year. This board, consisting of 21 active members, assists the county fire coordinator…

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