For the period of May 29, 2016 through June 18, 2016, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 411 calls. The total number of service calls to date is 3,081.
PEDESTRIAN STRUCK Engine 4 was called out during the afternoon on June 10. Captain Frank Guthrie and his engine crew left Firehouse 4 responding to a report of a pedestrian struck by a vehicle. Upon arrival firefighters immediately began treating the patient for his injuries and helped load him on an ambulance for transport to Memorial Medical Center.
FIRE A family was displaced by a house fire on Whitney Avenue that occurred during the early morning hours of June 17. Platoon 2 was working when an alarm was called out for the downtown fire companies. Crews pulled up to find fire blowing out of the rear windows of the home. Additional companies were requested and firefighters started suppression activities. Within 30 minutes of arrival they had the fire contained and extinguished.
FIRE A two family apartment building was the scene of a fire just after sundown on Tuesday, June 14 in the 2500 block of Pine Avenue. Firefighters arrived to find a basement fire had chased the occupants out of the building. After advancing multiple hoselines down the stairs fire crews from Firehouse 4 and Firehouse 8 soon brought the blaze under control. The Red Cross was called in to assist the occupants with shelter.
FIRE Three Deveaux properties were damaged by a backyard fire that started near a pool deck and spread to a garage. Just after 5 pm on Tuesday, May 31 downtown crews were called out by Niagara Falls Central Alarm with a report of a building fire in the area of McKoon and Vanderbilt avenues. Engine 3 Captain Aldo Orsi and his crew immediately advanced a hoseline to the backyard while Engine 4 Captain Frank Guthrie directed his men to connect Engine 3’s pump to a hydrant and supply water. All three properties sustained multiple thousands of dollars in damage.
REMINDER Open burning of wood, yard clippings, leaves, or refuse is prohibited in the City of Niagara Falls. Fines can exceed $100 for violations.