The Rush Fire department is mourning the sudden passing of its chief. Jim Bucci, Jr. died suddenly on Thursday. Bucci was also the longtime chair of the Monroe County EMS Board and captain of the Monroe County Hazmat Team.
Statement from Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo
"Our Monroe County Public Safety family mourns the loss of Jim Bucci, long-time Chair of the Monroe County EMS Advisory Board, Chief of the Rush Fire Department, and Captain of the County’s Hazmat Team. Jim was an encyclopedia of institutional knowledge and experience, routinely stepping into leadership positions and volunteer positions that helped protect Monroe County and its residents. We extend our thoughts and prayers to Jim’s family and friends during this difficult time."