The Brighton Fire District is the special-purpose local government and taxing entity ultimately responsible for fire protection within its borders. The District includes most of the Town of Brighton and a portion of the Town of Pittsford. The District is governed by five Fire Commissioners that are elected by the residents of the District for a five-year term.
Dating to our inception in 1925; the District is one of the few in the area that maintains a combination staffing model, composed of volunteer and career firefighters. Officers responsible for leadership of firefighters come from both the career and volunteer ranks.
The Fire District is responsible for the facilities, equipment, apparatus, career firefighters, and administrative staff for the district.
The Brighton Fire Department, Inc [BFD Inc.] is a 501c(3) that provides the volunteer firefighters who respond alongside the career firefighters. BFD Inc. is responsible for recruiting, equipping, training and retaining its members. They do this successfully through innovative programs, response models and a guiding principle of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors”.
The District also sponsors the Brighton Fire Explorers, a division of the Boy Scouts of America. The Explorers are youth responders, ages 14-18, with an interest in fire fighting or other first-responder careers.
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The Brighton Fire District (BFD) will hold an election for one (1) Fire Commissioner for a term of five (5) years, on December 12, 2023. Ballots will be cast from