On October 16, 2019 the Monroe County Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association held their monthly business meeting at the Gates Fire District / Gates Chili Fire Department to announce the formation of the Firefighter/Fire Educator Joseph Manuse Residential Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm Foundation.
This foundation was formed to honor Firefighter Manuse and his life’s work to keep the community safe by spreading the message that working smoke and carbon monoxide alarms save lives every day, and that no one should perish because they could not afford to purchase these devices.
The foundation will ensure that both smoke and carbon monoxide alarms will be made available to all fire departments in Monroe County and parts of Ontario and Livingston County, and that these fire departments will be able to a complimentary alarm when they respond to an incident where no protection is currently present.
The project was established through monetary donations, discounts on alarms and actual alarm donations. We are excited that because the establishment of this foundation, the passion of Firefighter/Fire Educator Joseph Manuse to see that no resident would be unprotected from deadly smoke and carbon monoxide fumes.
If you would like to contribute to this foundation, monetary donations can be mailed to the Monroe County Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association, 2095 West Henrietta Road, Rochester, New York 14623. If you are interested in donating actual smoke and carbon monoxide alarms please contact Chief Fire Marshal Christopher Roth at 585-202-9064
October 16, 2019 TV 10 News Interview
The Firefighter / Fire Safety Educator, Joseph Manuse, Residential Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector Foundation, sponsored by the Monroe County Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association, was established to provide and make available these critical life-saving detectors in homes, owned and occupied by family members, when it is found they are lacking. This program is NOT intended to make said homes code compliant, but to provide a minimum level of protection and to safeguard these homes for continue occupancy. Supported by donations received from businesses, organizations and individuals, this foundation preserves the availability of these detectors for installation by area fire departments as needed.
Sponsorship levels for monetary donations have been established to assist donners with understanding the value of their donations. All donations are greatly appreciated, accepted and will help sustain this foundation. Donners at a sponsorship level of Bronze or above may also request their donation be used to supply a specific fire department within our service area. Undesignated donations, at any level, will be used to insure the foundation provides these detectors according to our program design and needs.
Supporter Level is for any monetary donation, which does not match a donner category amount. These donations will remain in a special foundation fund to purchase detectors as needed and be available for distribution according to our program needs.
$100. Donation provides: 5 Co detectors or 10 Smoke detectors
$250. Donation provides: 10 Smoke detectors and 10 CO detectors
$500. Donation provides: 20 Smoke detector and 20 CO detectors
0r: 30 Smoke detectors and 10 Co detectors
$1000. Donation provides: 40 Smoke detectors and 40 Co detectors
Or: 60 Smoke detectors and 25 CO detectors
Or: 80 Smoke detectors and 12 Co detectors
Or: 100 Smoke detectors
Or: 65 CO detectors