The Mendon Volunteer Fire Department began 2016 with an unusually busy day. On Friday, January 1, 2016, the Monroe County 911 Center received a call at 1:40pm. The incident cited a “report of something burning inside not involving the structure” at 1200 Mile Square Road. Both the Mendon Fire Department and the Monroe County Police responded. According to information supplied to The Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel FaceBook page, this event involved “a working fire in a kitchen that spread to the attic.” The Mendon Fire Department was able to save both the house and the occupants.
Twenty-one minutes after the first Monroe County 911 report, a second incident was reported on Route 251 just east of West Bloomfield road. This was “an accident of motor vehicles involving unknown injury.” The vehicle was a Monroe County Deputy Sheriff’s car responding to the Mendon Square fire. One report said the car, traveling at a high rate of speed, lost control when it was forced to apply brakes because, after passing a car that pulled to the side of the road, another car failed to pull over. The Sentinel could not confirm any injuries.
Later that afternoon, the entire Fire Department gathered at the Fire Hall for the swearing in of the Commissioners and Chiefs as well as a Department dinner. Their celebration, however, was cut short when duty called again.
At 7:57pm, Monroe County 911 issued its third incident, this time in the vicinity of the intersection of West Bloomfield Road and Rush Mendon Road. Again, both the Mendon Fire Department and the Monroe County Sheriff responded. Several posters on the Mendon-Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel FaceBook page said this accident was caused by a deer colliding with a car. The force of the collision was great enough to deploy the air bags, but there were no reports of injuries. The deer had to be put down by the Deputy Sheriff.