Fire Calls 10-01-2016 to 10-15-2016

For the period of October 1, 2016 through October 15, 2016, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 262 calls. The total number of service calls to date is 5,420.

FIRE:  A home on 85th Street sustained over $50,000 in damages when fire tore through the building. Fire crews from LaSalle and downtown responded to the blaze around 9:30 pm on October 3. Captain Dennis Toth and his crew on Engine 9 arrived on the scene to find heavy smoke and fire coming from the North side windows of the home. They quickly deployed a hoseline and advanced it into the home through the front door. After the fire was out further investigation determined the cause to be overloaded extension cords.

FIRE: Firefighters were alerted to respond to a report of a structure fire in the Love Canal section of the city on October 10. Fire crews arrived to find a vacant block garage with fire burning through the wooden roof. It appeared that the garage and the home it belongs to had been unsecured for some time. In due course the fire was extinguished. City Inspections was called to the scene and ordered the property to be razed.

FIRE: The 400 block of 24th Street was the scene of multi-family house fire on the afternoon of October 14. First arriving units found fire coming from the first floor windows on the South side of the house. Hoselines were advanced to the inside and the exterior of the building was laddered as firefighters moved to suppress and contain the fire. The fire was quickly brought under control and investigators were called to the scene.

MVA: A serious motor vehicle accident occurred October 1, 2016 at the 8800 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard. Engine 9 and Truck 2 arrived to find an accident involving three vehicles. One car in particular sustained heavy damage and the occupant had serious injuries. The victim was extricated from the car and packaged for transport to Erie County Medical Center.

Sooner or later it will probably happen to you. An emergency will occur and you will need an ambulance, fire equipment, or a police officer. How do you contact the right person?
Just dial 9-1-1 from the nearest telephone. Please note, 9-1-1 is for emergencies. When your call is received, highly trained personnel are ready to respond with the appropriate assistance. Learn how to properly use them.

Please follow these simple guidelines:

Stay calm – Dispatchers can’t help you if they can’t understand you. Take a deep breath and think before you talk. Speak slowly and clearly
State the nature of the emergency and the exact address where help is needed. Stay on the line to answer further questions the dispatcher may have.
Send someone to meet the emergency equipment if at all possible. It’s hard to find an address on a dimly lit street in the middle of the night.

For routine questions on non-emergency situations in Niagara Falls dial 285-1233.