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