Fire Calls 9-26-11 to 10-02-11

The Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 125 incidents during this week bringing the yearly total to 4614 incidents.


9–27–11—-Engine 3 and Truck 1 responded to an electrical investigation in the 1800 block of Pierce Ave. at 2:22 a.m. An investigation revealed overloaded circuits and immediate measures were taken to prevent a fire. New batteries were also installed in the existing smoke detectors. City Electrical Inspections was also notified.

9-28-11—- Engine 3 was summoned to the Municipal Building at 1925 Main St. for a report of a woman in labor at 11:36 a.m. After determining that delivery was not imminent, the woman was transported to NFMMC.

9–28-11— Captain Gordon Stewart’s Engine 4 crew were dispatched to a car fire in the 1000 block of Portage Rd. at 12:32 p.m. The engine compartment became involved in fire after a minor traffic accident. A quick extinguishment ensued.

9–29-11—Platoon 4 was sent to 822 Cedar Ave.–Niagara Rehabilitation and Nursing Center–for a heater fire in a resident’s room at 10:40 p.m. Crews ensured extinguishment but the alarm system would not reset. A fire watch, where employees are required to patrol all areas of the building at prescribed intervals was instituted until the alarm system could be fixed.

10–2–11—A woman involved in a motor vehicle accident in the 3100 block of Highland Ave. had to be extricated from her car by Engine 3. She was then taken to NFMMC for treatment of her injuries.

10–2-11— Engine 9 responded to a car fire in the 9700 block of Niagara Falls Boulevard at 7:45 p.m. A 2000 Buick sustained heavy damage to the engine compartment causing $3600 damage. Fire investigators determined the fire was accidental in nature due to a mechanical failure.