The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 334 incidents during the period of 06-16-14—06-29-14 bringing the yearly total to 3211 incidents.
Motor Vehicle Accident: Engine 3 and Truck 1 were dispatched to the 2400 block of 24th St. at 5:39 a.m. on 6-16-14 for a report of a vehicle that struck a house. The crews attended to the injuries of the driver of the vehicle which caused considerable damage to the house.
Emergency Medical Service: Soon after Narcan–a nasal spray antidote to a patient with a opiate overdose– was put in service on NFFD rigs, it was twice used successfully. The first occasion was on 6-16-14 at 2:54 p.m. to a woman in the 1800 block of Niagara Avenue by the crew of Engine 3 consisting of Captain Mike Burke, Firefighters Anthony Ross, Nicholas Pino, and Larry Quarcini. The next occurrence was in the 2600 block of Highland Avenue on 6-18-14 at 11:26 p.m. and was administered to a man by the Engine 3 crew-Captain Mike Perri, Firefighters Eric Abel, Mike Azbell, and Joel Stephenson. These actions of a recently implemented NFFD EMS protocol saved 2 lives.
Vehicle fire: Engine 4 and Truck1 responded to the 1300 block of Pine Avenue for a call of a fire in a 2001 Dodge Caravan-taxi at 12:14 p.m. on 6-25-14. The fire was the result of a mechanical problem in the engine compartment and after extinguishment damage was listed at $1000.
Fire: A full assignment from Platoon 2 was sent to the 1700 block of Walnut Avenue for a structure fire at 3:43 a.m. on 6-28-14. Quick work by responding firefighters checked the damage in the fire in the basement to $1000. As there were 3 separate points of origin, this fire was determined to be intentionally started and remains under investigation.
Gas leak: A natural gas leak at Sal Maglie Stadium interrupted the Niagara Falls Power baseball game at 8:08 p.m. on 6-28-14. Arriving crews from Platoon 2 evacuated the stadium and stood by with charged hoselines until National Fuel could arrive to mitigate the leak. The game was resumed at 9:00 p.m.
Fire: A rubbish fire in the alley of the 400 block of 19th St. sent units to the scene at 7:35 p.m. on 6-29-14. Damage was minimal, but as a witness reported seeing a man pouring gasoline into a garbage can, Fire and Police investigators were called.