The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 109 incidents during the period of 1-30-12——2-05-12 bringing the yearly total to 559 incidents.
1-31-12—Truck 1 responded to a report of a man struck by a vehicle while riding his bicycle in the 1500 block of Pine Ave. at 1:16 p.m. After tending to his injuries, the man was transported to NFMMC.
1-31-12— Three people were injured in a motor vehicle accident on Hyde Park Boulevard at 2:27 p.m. Engine 8 treated the patients and one was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital for further evaluation.
2-1-12—- A full assignment from Platoon 2 was sent to the 200 block of 70th St. for a call of a possible structure fire at 5:30 a.m. A malfunctioning furnace had filled the house up with smoke. Crews turned off the furnace and ventilated the area with a smoke ejector. Numerous electrical violations, and a lack of smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors prompted a City building inspector to condemn the property for any further occupancy.
2-3-12– A report of a man down in the 600 block of Walnut Ave. sent Engine 4 to the scene at 8:14 a.m. The man incurred head and neck injuries from a fall and was stabilized with the use of a cervical collar. The man was then taken to NFMMC.
2-5-12— Platoon 3 were dispatched to Niagara Towers at 1:16 p.m. for a call of a kitchen fire. Crews confined the fire to the stove area and damage was minimal.
Fire Prevention Note: Life Safety Educator Al Hornung made 110 fire safety presentations to schoolchildren, senior citizen groups, block clubs and festival events during 2011, instructing more than 8000 people. If you have a group that would like to benefit from his services, he can be reached at 286-4729.