About the Oaks Corners Volunteer Fire Company
The Oaks Corners Fire Company is a 100% volunteer department that provides fire protection,
rescue and EMS services to the eastern half of the Town of
Phelps, New York. Phelps is located
in
Ontario County, about half way between the cities of Rochester and Syracuse along the New
York State Thruway (I-90). We operate out of a single station and protect a population of about
2,000 residents over 35 square miles. We also protect a 2 1/2 mile portion of the New York State
Thruway and over 10 miles of railways. We protect a primarily rural, residential area with some
commercial and industrial occupancies as well. We have 83 members in the organization
including 48 fire and EMS responders that respond to around 220 calls annually.
Oaks Corners Fire Protection District
About the Oaks Corners Volunteer Fire Company
Our organization is funded primarily through a contract for fire protection with the Town of
Phelps. Additional funds come from fund raisers such as dinners, fund drives, and our annual
golf tournament. The Town of Phelps contract for 2020 was for approximately $110,000.
The Oaks Corners Fire Company provides
emergency medical services in the form of BLS
First Responders. We currently have 16
members who hold an EMS certification of
Certified First Responder or higher. Our first
responders respond to all medical calls within
our fire protection district and provide patient
care until a transporting ambulance can arrive
on scene. The primary transporting ambulance
service for our area is
Phelps Ambulance Inc.
Our agency initiated a public access defibrilation
program approximately 20 years ago, which has
resulted in the training of most of our firefighters
in the use of our automated defibrillator.

During the hours of 6am and 6pm we provide
automatic mutual aid for any structure fires in the
entire North Side fire district in the Town of
Geneva, as well as a large portion of the
Phelps
fire district including the entire Village of Phelps.
We also assist the
Junius Fire Department by
responding automatically to any structure fires
in a portion of the Town of Junius.

In 2019, the Town of Phelps entered into an
inter-municipal project to establish a water
district within our response area. This provided
municipal water (and hydrants) to the southeast
portion of our fire district. However, due to no
municipal water beyond those areas, we rely on
mutual aid agreements with several surrounding
departments to supplement our water supply.
Our district is divided into several sectors.
Depending on the location, the Phelps,
Lyons, or
Geneva Fire Departments respond automatically
to any reported structure fires in our district.