|Wed. May 3rd 2017|
Crews contained a grease fire to the kitchen of a Hartford Rd. residence. Damage was estimated at $20,000 to the structu...
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|Mon. Aug 8th 2016|
Haz Mat-Meth Lab
Eggertsville firefighter's were dispatched to a suspected haz mat incident in a storm drain under the Walmart parking lot...
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|Tue. Dec 8th 2015|
MVA w/ extrication (Sheridan/Sweet Home)
Eggertsville FF's responded to an MVA w/ extrication at Sheridan Dr near Sweet Home Rd. Upon arrival, FF's had a 2 ve...
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The Eggertsville Hose Company is a proud 100% all volunteer fire department serving the Western New York community of Eggertsville, located within the Town of Amherst just outside of Buffalo, NY. We are ISO class three certified, and protect a 5.5 square mile district containing residential and commercial structures.
We have been proudly answering the "CALL" since our original formation in 1906, and later incorporation in 1908. Please take a moment to learn more of our history by visiting our About Us.
Firefighters will be going door to door in the district collecting nonperishable food for those in need. Collection will begin at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13, 2017. Donations can also be dropped off at the fire station, 1880 Eggert Rd. Eggertsville, NY 14226, between 5:30 and 8 p.m. We look forward and thank you for your support.
Santa is scheduled to visit the fire district on Saturday, December 23, 2017. The jolly old elf will be escorted through the area on a fire engine during the day and evening hours.
2017 Fund Drive
District residents and businesses - Help us continue to provide emergency services to you! Your donations are vital to the survival of our company. Please take a moment to read our annual Fund Drive announcement that is mailed to your home or business. Remember, your donations are tax deductible and every amount helps. Donate today!
Volunteer! Join the Fire Service
Are you interested in becoming a firefighter and serving your community? Take a moment to review our membership application process here.
Holiday Safety Tips
Christmas Tree Safety
Consider purchasing an artificial tree because they are safer and cleaner.
• A real tree should not lose green needles when you tap it on the ground.
• Cut 1 inch off the trunk to help absorb water.
• Leave the tree outside until ready to decorate.
• The tree stand should hold at least 1 gallon of water and be the proper size for the tree base.
• A 6' tree will use 1 gallon of water every two days.
• Mix a commercial preservative with the water.
• Check the water level every day.
• Secure the tree to prevent it from tipping.
• Keep the tree away from all flames and heat sources.
• Before decorating the tree, the first step should be to read and follow the manufacturer's instructions concerning installation and maintenance of the electrical decorations.
• Consider using miniature lights, which have cool-burning bulbs.
• Before plugging in newly purchased electrical decorations, or those you have used previously, carefully inspect each decoration. Cracked sockets, frayed, loose or bare wires, and loose connections may cause a serious electric shock or start a fire.
• Always unplug a light string or electrical decoration before replacing light bulbs or fuses.
• Don't mount or support light strings in any way that might damage the cord's wire insulation.
• Check the manufacturer's instructions on your electrical decorations to determine the maximum number of decorative lights (light strings) and decorations that may be connected together. If the product packaging does not indicate the number of light strings that may be connected together, practice this rule of thumb: do not connect more than three light string sets together.
• Don't overload extension cords - it could cause the cord to over heat and start a fire.
Christmas Tree Safety Continued
• Don't allow children or pets to play with light strings or other electrical decorations. These decorations aren't toys and could produce a deadly electric shock if they are misused.
• Turn off the Christmas lights and decorations before leaving home or going to bed.
• Never use candles, even on artificial trees.
• Clean the tree stand to improve the tree's water intake, use one capful of bleach to a cup of water.
• Dispose of the tree properly and consider recycling your tree.
• This is a good time to change the batteries in your smoke detectors. This year, buy batteries along with your Christmas tree, and on Monday, December 25, change your batteries.
• Every home should have a smoke detector inside each sleeping area and on every level of the home. On floors without bedrooms, detectors should be installed in or near living areas, such as family rooms, living rooms, or dens.
• Remember cooking vapors and steam sometimes set off a smoke detector. To correct this, try moving the detector away from the kitchen or bathroom. Cleaning your detector regularly, according to the manufacturer's instructions, may also help.
• Plan your escape routes from the home. Know at least two ways out of each room. Go directly to a specified outside meeting place and then call the fire department. Once you're out, stay out. Never return to a burning building.
• After holiday parties, check around and under sofa and chair cushions for smoldering cigarettes. (Provide several ashtrays during the party)
• Have an operable fire extinguisher readily available.
"Safety" Gift Ideas
Consider putting together a gift basket containing one or more of the following items:
• Three smoke detectors and batteries.
• A carbon monoxide detector with batteries.
• A quality fire extinguisher.
"Safety" Gift Ideas Continued
• A flashlight and batteries or light sticks.
• A first aid kit.
• A mobile phone.
From all the members of the Eggertsville Hose Company have a safe and happy holiday season!