The Niagara Falls Fire Department to 109 incidents during the period of 12-26 11—–01-01-12. The total number of incidents for 2012 was 6024—the 2nd highest amount in NFFD history.
12-26-11—Platoon 4 was dispatched to an electrical investigation in the 1800 block of Linwood Ave. at 4:20 p.m. A short in the porch outlet caused a small fire that resulted in approximately $500 damage.
12-27-11—A neighbor across the street in the 1800 block of Niagara Ave. called in a report of smoke from a house and the residents standing on the porch at 2:00 p.m. Engine 3 discovered a burnt food situation and ventilated the house. A carbon monoxide violation notice was issued to the residents.
12-27-11— Platoon 4 responded to the I-190 for a call of a motor vehicle accident with injuries at 4:15 p.m. Truck 2’s crew—Captain Frank Eugeni, Firefighters Pat Accetta, and Mark Lanoye used the Jaws of Life and hydraulic cutters to extricate a man from his severely damaged vehicle. The man was transported via ambulance to ECMC for treatment of his injuries.
12-30-11— A structure fire in the 500 block of 23rd St. sent a full assignment from Platoon 2 at 5:09 a.m. The fire started in a 2nd floor apartment because of an unattended candle. Initial arriving crews rapidly knocked down the fire and it was declared under control in 20 minutes. $27,000 damage to the building and contents.
01-01-12—A general fire alarm was transmitted for Wrobel Towers–800 Niagara Ave.– at 7:34 p.m. It was determined that a visitor to the building had maliciously pulled an alarm box on the 10th floor. Security tapes caught the man in the act, and a warrant is out for his arrest.
Note: Clothes Dryers— Under some circumstances, dangerous heat can build up in a dryer. Never leave home with the clothes dryer running. Dryers must be vented to the outside, not into a wall or attic. Clean the lint screen frequently to keep the airway clear. Never put in synthetic fabrics, plastic, rubber, or foam because they retain heat.