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Battalion Chiefs

The Battalion Chiefs of the Henrietta Fire District, sometimes referred to as Assistant Chiefs, are also volunteer positions and are assigned geographical areas of the District and are responsible for the firematic operation of the three volunteer companies. They are the managers of the stations within their assigned areas, as well as the personnel assigned to those stations.

The Battalion Chiefs report directly to the Fire Chief. In some cases, special projects are delegated to the Battalion Chiefs by the Board of Fire Commissioners, and this results in their reporting directly to them.

The Battalion Chief's position entails middle management duties as well as firematic responsibilities. Specific responses for the Battalion Chiefs include, but are not limited to, the majority of single company assignments excluding requests for emergency medical assistance.


Ronald Barber
Battalion 1 Chief

Battalion Chief Ronald Barber

Ron moved to Henrietta in 1973 where he lives with his wife Jackie. They have two sons Doug and Ryan.

Ron worked for Chase-Pitkin for many years and is currently employed by Wegmans.

Ron has been a member of the Henrietta Fire District since 1975. Ron held Line Officer positions for many years elected to Battalion Chief in 2002. Ron is a Life Member of Henrietta Fire Co. #1.

Ron's sons are carrying on the family tradition serving as firefighters in the Henrietta Fire District, Doug serving as a career firefighter and Ryan as a volunteer.

 James Greene
Battalion 2 Chief

Battalion Chief James Greene

Jim moved to Henrietta in 1985 from the City of Rochester. Jim lives in Henrietta with his wife Carol.

Jim retired in 2012 from the Rochester City School District, were he worked as a bus driver and training facilitator.

Jim joined the Henrietta Fire District in 1987. Jim served as a Line Officer for 11 years before being elected to the rank of Battalion Chief in 2000 which he holds at this time. Jim served as Commissioner of the Henrietta Fire District in 2004. Jim is a Life Member of the West Henrietta Fire Department.


 Timothy Ochs
Battalion 3 Chief 

Battalion Chief Timothy Ochs

Tim is a lifelong resident of Henrietta where he lives with his Wife Cyndy. He has two children, Emma and Zachary and a stepson, Blaze.

Tim is the Foreman for the Parks Department of the Town of Henrietta.

Tim is a 1989 graduate of Rush-Henrietta.

Tim follows in the footsteps of his father who was a long time member of Henrietta Fire Co. #1. Tim has been a member of the Henrietta Fire District since 1988. Tim was a member of Henrietta Fire Co. #1 and is currently a member of the Genesee Valley Fire Department.




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