In a statement released on Sunday, Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo says Monroe County will provide support and aid to Irondequoit following the Christmas Eve blaze that seriously damaged part of the Irondequoit Department of Public Works garage and destroyed one fourth of their Town vehicles. 

Read the County Executives full statement below: 

Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo responded to the fire scene last night and has been in continual contact with Town of Irondequoit Supervisor Dave Seeley and Commissioner of Public Works Bob Kiley since early this morning to provide assistance during and in the aftermath of a fire at the Town’s highway garage.

“I am thankful for the unparalleled level of cooperation we saw last night and the spirit of community we see when crisis occurs,” said Dinolfo. “I’ve already spoken with the heads of Monroe County DOT, our Department of Environmental Services and our Public Safety Department and ordered them to do everything in their power to help provide uninterrupted service to the residents of the Town of Irondequoit. Monroe County stands ready to provide our support in any way possible.”

Personnel from the County’s Public Safety Department, Public Safety Communications Division and the Fire Bureau responded to the fire scene to render assistance. The County Executive responded to the scene to offer support and resources to the Town and to thank firefighters working the scene. The Red Cross also responded to provide support to firefighters.

“During the fire, Monroe County Public Safety personnel and I were on site and providing support to help limit the impact of the fire,” said Dinolfo. “As a result of the fire, public safety communications were impacted briefly due to power interruptions but our incredible team brought in additional resources to ensure public safety radios continued to operate with minimal interruption.”

“I want to thank our firefighters, police, public servants and Red Cross personnel for sacrificing time on Christmas Eve by leaving their friends and families to work together to respond to this fire. I am continually impressed and humbled by the efforts our community’s first responders,” said Dinolfo.