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June 2009 News
6/25/09:

Garage Fire:
Around 3:00 Ransomville was toned out for a working garage fire on lake road. responded on 18E2 and that was the first truck in since E1 and E3 were still at the church. After the church incident was finished 18E1 and 18E3 left for lake road. 18E2 laid in 3 inch hose and we set up initial attack with three 1 3/4 hand lines and by that time E3 and E1 arrived on scene and their crews performed the attack. garage had been burning for about 20 minutes before it was called in so it was a loss including all of the old oil drums, lawn mowers and other things that were inside. Apparatus on scene: 18E1, 18E2, 18E3, 18R9, 31E10 at ransomville's hall

6/21/09:

Final Call:
Fire Chief
Jeff Snaza from the Niagara Falls AFB Fire Dept. He had a lot of friends and Colleagues in niagara county.

SNAZA - Jeffrey F. Age 44, of Lancaster, NY, June 16, 2009, beloved son of Anthony and Anne Snaza; dearest brother of Shirley and Kenneth (Lisa) Snaza; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday only, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC., 4680 Clinton St., (corner of Borden Rd.), West Seneca, (668-5666), where funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 AM. Friends are invited. Jeffrey was the Assistant Fire Chief at the Niagara Falls Air Force Base.

6/16/09:

MVA w/Injuries
Hartland firefighters were alerted to an injury accident car vs. pole at Ridge Rd. at Root Rd. Upon arrival of 33M7A ALS from Middleport was requested. After no response from Tri-Town for ambulance Barker was requested mutual aid. Mercy Flight was later requested by ALS due to mechanism of injury. Mercy Flight 7 was landed safely at the Hartland Fire Hall and transported the patient to ECMC. Unknown cause or extent of damage. Apparatus on scene: 33M1, 33E5, 33E6, 10M5, 2R9, NCSD, and Mercy Flight.

6/3/09:

Natural Gas Leak:
Miller Hose firefighters got dispatched to Budwey's on Lockport-Olcott Rd. for a reported 8" natural gas main that had been ruptured. Upon arrival command reported that the line was outside the building, crews were attempting to shut-down the line, notify Natural Fuel, and dispatch Olcott to assist in case evacuations were necessary. Crews kept monitoring conditions but evacuations weren't needed. Apparatus on scene: 11E2, 11E6, 11R9, 16E2, 16M6, and NCSD.

6/2/09:

Bicyclist Struck:
At approximately 9:30PM Bergholz and Tri-Community members got dispatched to the intersection of Walmore Rd. at Lockport Rd. for a reported bicyclist struck. Upon arrival patient was conscious but still down in roadway. Ambulance crew requested Mercy Flight due to a skull fracture. Mercy Flight 7 responded out of Buffalo and landed at the Niagara Falls Air Force Base. Unknown cause of accident. Apparatus on scene: 3E2, Tri-Commuity Unit 1, Tri-Community Medic 5, NCSD, and NFARS.

6/2/09:

MVA w/Serious Injury:
At approximately 2:45PM Wendelville firefighters got alerted for an injury accident at Transit Rd. and Dunnigan Rd. reported to be a dump truck versus a car with serious injuries. Command stated extrication would be necessary, ALS requested by South Lockport, Mercy Flight to the North Buffalo Suburban Airport, and Transit Rd to be shut-down in both directions. Rapids was dispatched to assist with Landing Zone along with an EMS crew on stand-by. Mercy Flight 7 responded out of Buffalo and transported 1 patient to ECMC. Cause and amount of damage to vehicles is unknown. Apparatus on scene: 27E2, 27R9, 23R9, 19E2, 19R9A, NCSD, and NYSP.6/21/09:

Final Call:
Fire Chief
Jeff Snaza from the Niagara Falls AFB Fire Dept. He had a lot of friends and Colleagues in niagara county.

SNAZA - Jeffrey F. Age 44, of Lancaster, NY, June 16, 2009, beloved son of Anthony and Anne Snaza; dearest brother of Shirley and Kenneth (Lisa) Snaza; also survived by nieces and nephews. Friends may call Friday only, 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the PAUL A. KLOC BLOSSOM CHAPELS, INC., 4680 Clinton St., (corner of Borden Rd.), West Seneca, (668-5666), where funeral will be held Saturday morning at 9 AM. Friends are invited. Jeffrey was the Assistant Fire Chief at the Niagara Falls Air Force Base.