The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 124 incidents during the
period of 8-11-14—-8-17-14 bringing the yearly total to 4186 incidents.
Fire: Platoon 3 was summoned to a report of a fire in the 2400 block of
Willow Avenue at 8:32 p.m. on 8-11-14. The fire was caused by unattended
cooking and caused $500 damage before extinguishment.
Fire: A fire in a vacant house in the 3300 block of 9th St. sent Platoon 3
to the scene at 9:39 p.m. on 8-11-14. Two separate fires on the 2nd floor
indicated malicious intent which resulted in $1000 damage and remains under
First Aid: Engine 4’s crew consisting of Captain Dave Barr, Firefighters
Jason Cerillo, Chris Bodenstein and Paul Pearson was dispatched to the 600
block of 4th St. for a call of an unresponsive person at 8:35 a.m. on
8-13-14. The nationwide heroin problem has struck the city. As ambulance
personnel were administering Narcan- an antidote to opiate abuse- Engine4
used live saving measures- CPR and rescue breathing to attempt to revive
Fire: A fire on a 2nd floor porch sent Platoon 2 to the 500 block of 4th
St. at 6:02 p.m. on 8-15-14. A carelessly discarded cigarette was the
reason for the fire which caused $500 damage.
Fire: Platoon 2 responded to the 1900 block of LaSalle Avenue at 11:55 p.m.
on 8-15-14 for a structure fire. Fully involved fire conditions were met
upon arrival. Crews were on the scene for over 2 hours at the vacant
structure where the fire which had started on the first floor, extended to
the second floor. Youths in the neighborhood are suspected of starting the
fire and damage is estimated at $20,000. Fire and Police Investigators
continue their inquiries.
Note: Fire’s Costly Impact: What’s the single largest cause of property
loss in the United States? Fire! Property loss is homes, apartment
buildings, businesses, libraries, schools, and a host of other valuable
community assets. Monetary losses incurred by structural fires amount to
more than the combined losses resulting from hurricanes,floods,
earthquakes, tornadoes, mudslides and all other types and sizes of natural
disasters. Always be vigilant about fire safety!