Tuesday, June 16, 2020

2020 RFBA Scholarship Recipient

This year the RFBA scholarship committee has selected Rachel Strazdins, daughter of Firefighter Marc Strazdins, as the 2020 RFBA Scholarship Recipient. Congrats Rachel! A huge thank you goes out to all the outstanding students who applied this year, it was a tough decision and the RFBA wishes you all the best in your future endeavors!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Last Days To Get In RFBA Scholarship Application

Just a reminder that the RFBA Scholarship application is due MAY 15 which is NEXT WEEK. The application is attached. During this time applicants can have their school representatives email official transcripts and official SAT scores if they are unable to get them in person.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Robert Vallone

A sudden passing this morning of Retired Battalion Chief Robert Vallone (B3, Gp 3). The Chief retired in 2008 with 35 years, and is the brother of Retired B/C Russ Vallone and Uncle of Retired Lt. Frank Vallone. At this time, there are no services planned due to social isolation. Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Walter C. Duemmel

Rochester - April 11, 2020, at age 93. Predeceased by his wife, Jean. Survived by his step-son, Leonard Marsocci and family. U.S. Army Veteran. Private inurnment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery.

Monday, April 6, 2020

RFBA April 9th Meeting Has Been Cancelled

The normally scheduled meeting for Thursday, April 9th has been cancelled. The May meeting is still scheduled, and if there is any change, we will update you.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

RFBA March 18 Meeting Cancelled

The normally scheduled meeting for Wednesday, March 18 has been cancelled. The April meeting is still scheduled, and if there is any change, we will update you.

Services For John Appleby UPDATE


Please note that due to the impact of Covid-19 on our community, the calling hours and funeral service for retired Lt. John Appleby have been cancelled.  The family plans to reschedule to a later date.

John Philip Appleby

Spencerport - Passed peacefully Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at age 67 with his family at his side. He was predeceased by his parents, Philip and Dorothy. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 33 years, Mary Kay, daughter; Callie (Tim Wilbert), son; Bob (Regina), grandchildren; Rose, Jack and William, sisters; Pat Lankheet, Jeanne (Richard) Leasure, Kate Appleby (Jim Barbour), brother; Joe (Melinda) and several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was a retiree of Rochester Fire Department, Engine Companies 1, 7 and 3. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, a United States Marine Corp Veteran, a member of American Legion Ferris Goodridge Post# 330. He was an avid runner who was very involved in the Rochester running community. John's family will receive friends on Friday, March 20th from 2pm to 4pm and 5pm to 8pm at New Comer Cremations & Funerals 6 Empire Blvd. where Marine Corps Honors will be held at 8pm. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Saturday, March 21st at 10:30am at Sacred Heart Cathedral, 296 Flower City Park. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Golisano Children's Hospital 601 Elmwood Avenue Rochester, NY 14642. To share a memory of John please visit www.newcomerrochester.com

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

2020 RFBA Scholarsip


The Rochester Firefighters’ Benevolent Association is interested in assisting 2020 graduating high school seniors in securing the advantages of post secondary/college education. The Association will award one scholarship per year: A $1000 scholarship will be awarded to a student scheduled to attend an accredited post secondary Institution/College/University. This scholarship will be awarded to a student demonstrating scholastic aptitude and good citizenship.

APPLICATION MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN MAY 15, 2020

Rules governing scholarship assistance are as follows:

1. No distinction as to race, color, creed, sex, rank of parent/grandparent/legal guardian, association with RFBA, City of Rochester or Local Union shall be drawn in granting of scholarship.

2. Applicants must have a parent, grandparent or legal guardian who is a member in good standing with the Rochester Firefighters’ Benevolent Association.

3. The candidate must be a graduating High School Senior in 2020.

4. The candidate must be accepted at an accredited post secondary institution.

5. No assistance will be provided to any student who is already receiving or anticipates receiving a fully paid scholarship, grant or financial aid package. (Not including repayable loans)

6. No request for assistance will be considered until the candidate has provided a complete application. Failure to complete the application in full and submit by deadline will result in disqualification.

7. Scholarships will be paid directly to the college/institution that the applicant will be attending and are to be used towards school related expenses such as tuition, room and board.

8. Scholarships will be made payable upon receipt of the student’s ID and a copy of the students deposit from the college bursar's office. All scholarships are a onetime payment for the first year of attendance.

9. Completed applications must be returned to: (Deadline May 15, 2020)



Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Earl E. Prevost Jr.

Gates - Passed away Monday, February 3, 2020 at age 94. Predeceased by his wives, Mary Ellen Prevost and Christine Prevost; brother, Robert Prevost. Survived by his children, Dennis (Susan) Prevost, Debra (Douglas) Peris, and Deborah (Wayne) Meritt; grandchildren, Dennis Jr. (Kristin), Amanda (Kevin) Casper, Nicole (Jeff) Briggs, Brandon (Laura) Peris, Matt (Becky) Meritt and Melissa (Zack) Kuter; 17 great-grandchildren; brother, Dean (Patricia) Prevost; special family members, Michael Prevost and Amy Stewart; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Earl was a WWII Navy Veteran and a retired City of Rochester Fire Lieutenant. He was an avid sportsman and Notre Dame fan, but most of all, he loved spending time with his family. Friends may call at the Leo M. Bean and Sons Funeral Home Friday 4-7PM. Funeral Mass Saturday 12PM at Holy Cross Church, 4492 Lake Ave. Rochester, NY 14612. Interment White Haven Memorial Park. Memorials may be made in Earl's name to the School of the Holy Childhood.

2020 BALL DATE CHANGE

Due to scheduling conflict that our venue has, this years Firefighters' Ball date has changed from Oct 10, 2020 to November 7, 2020. We are sorry for any inconvenience.