Akron Fire Company

Akron Fire Company Founded in 1876, the Akron Fire Company is a non-profit organization serving the residents of the Village of Akron and the Town of Newstead in Western NY.

Take note of this brand of detector and test all CO and smoke  detectors regularly.
07/11/2019

Take note of this brand of detector and test all CO and smoke detectors regularly.

Universal Security Instruments has recalled around 180,000 battery powered smoke and fire alarms after reports that they did not activate properly.

According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the recall involves Universal Security Instruments 10 year battery-operated ionization smoke and fire alarms with model numbers MI3050S and MI3050SB and with date codes between 2015JAN19 through 2016JUL11.
According to the CPSC, consumers can test their smoke alarms to determine if it will activate appropriately. Press the test button to determine if it is operating properly. If the alarm sounds no further action is required. Consumers can contact Universal Security Instruments at 877-612-6955 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.UniversalSecurity.com and click on “Product Safety Notice” for more information.

Temperatures are heating up today. Pay as much attention to heat as we do cold in WNY.
07/10/2019

Temperatures are heating up today. Pay as much attention to heat as we do cold in WNY.

For those asking about CPR classes, our friends at Mercy flight are offering for free. Plus anyone who misses the Stop t...
07/10/2019

For those asking about CPR classes, our friends at Mercy flight are offering for free. Plus anyone who misses the Stop the Bleed class, they will have one as well.

Do you know what to do when someone stops breathing? What about when someone is bleeding out?

At our Buffalo Open House this Sunday, July 14th, 1-4 pm, we will be offering FREE Hands-Only CPR sessions (no registration required) and a FREE STOP the BLEED course (registration required).

Register for Stop The Bleed here: https://calendly.com/class-registration/stop-the-bleed

07/09/2019
CBS13 CBS Sacramento

Fire is living and breathing, it can even create its own weather. Respect for the firefighters who take on the challenge. Empathy for the frustrations of this moment.

WATCH: A fire tornado snatches firefighters' hose, pulling it up to 100 feet in the air before melting it completely! Canadian firefighter Mary Schidlowsky shot this footage while battling tough ongoing wildfires in British Columbia.

Hose Test !!!!
07/09/2019

Hose Test !!!!

Important to Read
07/05/2019

Important to Read

“My name is Lynn, I am a 46 year old Paramedic with the Eden Emergency and Rescue Squad. Please take a few minutes and read my story, it could happen to anyone and could have turned out very differently.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 I was volunteering with the Emergency Squad. When I transferred care to the staff at ECMC, I started having a stroke. The adrenaline, the heat of the moment and the thought of, no this can’t be happening to me, all played a part in me not admitting that I was having a stroke. My partners and I cleaned up and left the hospital en route back to Eden.

We were eastbound on Route 33, chatting with each other as we approached the highway. The left side of my mouth wasn’t moving, my left side of my face was tingling from the side of my eye down to my jaw. I started experiencing these symptoms while I was in the ER, transferring my patient. The symptoms were not going away. As we entered the thruway, I looked at Chris (driving, EMT) and told him there is something wrong. I told him I couldn’t move the left side of my mouth and the left side of my face was tingling. Chris was merging into traffic and asked me to clarify what I had told him. So I repeated it. At the next closest exit, Walden Ave, he exited the thruway, pulled to a safe place, and stopped. I questioned and protested the whole time. I wanted him to continue driving back to Eden. I wasn’t considering my long term health. He told me to get in the back of the ambulance. The rest of the crew had no idea why we had stopped. The crew jumped into action when Chris told them to start a stroke scale and get vitals on me.

Decisions on the best hospital for me were made with me giving my friends a hard time and not being the best, most cooperative patient. They are and were the most professional, compassionate, caring, and well-trained first responders. Because of their sound decisions, they had me at the hospital within 30 minutes of the onset of symptoms. I received needed tests and medications within an hour of the first symptoms. Due to our members’ training, recognition of stroke symptoms, and their quick and decisive actions, I have NO deficits. Once cleared by my doctors, in a few weeks, I will be back to all my activities including the Eden Emergency and Rescue Squad.

I wanted my story publicized because I want people to know that strokes can happen to anyone at any time. If in doubt, call 9-1-1 or seek immediate attention. Time is extremely important when the hospitals consider drug administration to counteract the symptoms of a stroke.”

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

* Sudden weakness, paralysis or numbness
of the face, arm and leg on one or both
sides of the body.

* Sudden loss of speech or difficulty speaking or understanding speech.

* Sudden dimness or loss of vision, particularly in only one eye.

* Sudden unexplained dizziness (especially when associated with other neurologic symptoms), unsteadiness or sudden falls.

* Sudden severe headache and/or loss of consciousness.

If any of these symptoms are present, CALL 9-1-1 and seek medical help immediately.

@Joe Buccilli
@Nicole Knisely
Lynn Hodson
C.d. Kitchens

Please check on elderly or shut in neighbors.
07/05/2019

Please check on elderly or shut in neighbors.

The heat and humidity continue. Keep yourself hydrated and know the signs of a heat related emergency.

Fireworks standby tonight.
07/04/2019

Fireworks standby tonight.

Take care of yourself over the Holiday weekend.
07/03/2019

Take care of yourself over the Holiday weekend.

Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
07/01/2019

Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

06/28/2019

Serious accident at Bloomingdale and Tesno. Please avoid area and be aware of multiple responding agencies.

06/27/2019
Eden Fire Department #1

Pay attention, Listen to Instructions, Be patient.

Tuesday afternoon, Eden Firefighters were activated for an auto accident with injury at Route 20 and Shadagee. Crews cleaned up a small fuel spill from the tractor trailer involved, and assisted with traffic control. While directing traffic, one of our members was struck by a vehicle who was too impatient to wait and follow direction. Luckily, our member was alert and able to get out of the way only having his arm struck. Please remember that we have families too and would love to make it home to them after each and every call. We can assure you that we will always open the roadway to normal traffic as soon as it is safe to do so.

Genesee County Emergency Management Services
06/25/2019

Genesee County Emergency Management Services

6th Annual Auto Vehicle Extrication event at Lyons Collision. Genesee County responders if you are attending please let your chief know, do not sign up independently. Chief please provide a number of responders to your Deputy Coordinator. Thank you. This is a great event, and a great way to get out of the county and do some hands on training

06/24/2019
Nichole Berlie

Reminder: Don't Block Hydrants

‪Today’s Quote of the Day comes from Lawrence Fire Chief Brian Moriarty: “He’s blocking our water, we needed water bad.” ‬
‪The takeaway: this is why you should never park in front of a hydrant.

Be on the lookout for bike riders in Akron today.  Please be respectful to those who are directing traffic and cheer the...
06/22/2019

Be on the lookout for bike riders in Akron today. Please be respectful to those who are directing traffic and cheer the riders on.

Are you ready? #RFR19

Thank you to all who attended the Stop the Bleed class tonight. Another well attended community education program.
06/21/2019

Thank you to all who attended the Stop the Bleed class tonight. Another well attended community education program.

Calling 911 is the first choice. If you cannot make noise or have disabilities preventing communication texting 911 in E...
06/20/2019

Calling 911 is the first choice. If you cannot make noise or have disabilities preventing communication texting 911 in Erie county is an option. Always give an address so help can be dispatched.

Did you know you can also text to our 9-1-1 Call Center? If you are in a situation where you can't make any noise, texting is now an option. Remember: Call if you can, text if you can't.

Learn more about 9-1-1 & Central Police Services at: erie.gov/cps

Thanks to Chief Hodge and the Clarence Center Fire Co. for hosting some live fire training last night. Oppritunities lik...
06/20/2019

Thanks to Chief Hodge and the Clarence Center Fire Co. for hosting some live fire training last night. Oppritunities like these dont present themselves very often and are invaluable. It also gave us a chance to work with mutual aide companies Newstead and Rapids.

"HOT RESPONSE"
06/19/2019

"HOT RESPONSE"

Thanks to friend of the page, Tim Feidt, for sharing this awesome C-cab Model T "RAT"ified Rat Fink fire truck, powered by a blown 392 Chrysler hemi.

Weekly Equipment checks insure vital equipment is ready to go when needed. This also provides training in equipment loca...
06/18/2019

Weekly Equipment checks insure vital equipment is ready to go when needed. This also provides training in equipment location and operation to firefighters.

Please stop for pedestrians. Not only where signs are posted but all crosswalks.
06/17/2019

Please stop for pedestrians. Not only where signs are posted but all crosswalks.

Support Firefighters
06/16/2019

Support Firefighters

Akron Offroad UTV team providing EMS and Fire support to the Akron Sidewalk Sale.
06/15/2019

Akron Offroad UTV team providing EMS and Fire support to the Akron Sidewalk Sale.

Come out and support the Akron Fire Company Auxiliary at Russell Park today.
06/15/2019

Come out and support the Akron Fire Company Auxiliary at Russell Park today.

CAT tourniquets have arrived and will be distributed to those who sign up and complete the Stop the Bleed class June 20.
06/15/2019

CAT tourniquets have arrived and will be distributed to those who sign up and complete the Stop the Bleed class June 20.

06/11/2019
Akron Fire Company

Results of our poll. We will work to bring this information to the community in the future.

Which would you prefer to have more information on?
Emergency Communications including scanners, CB, Amatuer Radio (HAM), Cellular alerts, etc.
OR
Weather Emergencies including types of weather, reporting, reading reports, how to prepare,etc.

Another awesome effort tonight. Some close quarters hose stretching and advancing tonight. Used our fill pipe for water ...
06/11/2019

Another awesome effort tonight. Some close quarters hose stretching and advancing tonight. Used our fill pipe for water supply. All the kinks had to be out to get any flow.

Many of our members ride. Post pictures of your bikes below.
06/10/2019

Many of our members ride. Post pictures of your bikes below.

Akron Engine 1  #TBT doing what it did best. Moving water! Draft supply to multiple  master streams. Now retired it has ...
06/06/2019

Akron Engine 1 #TBT doing what it did best. Moving water! Draft supply to multiple master streams. Now retired it has been replaced by Akron Fire Rescue 3.

Akron Engine 4 (2004 Pierce)carries 2400 gal of water, a full complement of rescue tools, 8 firefighters, EMS  supplies ...
06/04/2019

Akron Engine 4 (2004 Pierce)carries 2400 gal of water, a full complement of rescue tools, 8 firefighters, EMS supplies and an array of lighting options. This combination makes Engine 4 ideal 2nd due, mutual aid, standby, or tender support unit. Photo credit Fire Buff NY

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the ...
06/03/2019

Observed annually in June, National Safety Month focuses on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities. Topics for 2019 are Hazard Recognition, Slips, Trips and Falls, Fatigue and Impairment.

06/03/2019

Which would you prefer to have more information on?
Emergency Communications including scanners, CB, Amatuer Radio (HAM), Cellular alerts, etc.
OR
Weather Emergencies including types of weather, reporting, reading reports, how to prepare,etc.

Great turnout for Emergency Preparedness Training tonight for the Akron/Newstead community.
05/30/2019

Great turnout for Emergency Preparedness Training tonight for the Akron/Newstead community.

Jason Ciesner sent a picture of the jacket his father past member Bruce Ciesner wore as a member of the Akron Fire Compa...
05/30/2019

Jason Ciesner sent a picture of the jacket his father past member Bruce Ciesner wore as a member of the Akron Fire Company. Please feel free to share memories or memorabilia as we honor those who served before us. #TBT

Grilling season is here, please be careful.
05/28/2019

Grilling season is here, please be careful.

Thank you
05/27/2019

Thank you

05/26/2019

Driver and pump operation training turned into lots of fun for some local kids in Akron over the weekend.

Cadillac Ambulances ... riding in style EMS week #TBT
05/23/2019

Cadillac Ambulances ... riding in style
EMS week #TBT

As severe weather season starts please stay aware of changing conditions. To learn more about being prepared and informe...
05/23/2019

As severe weather season starts please stay aware of changing conditions. To learn more about being prepared and informed sign up at www.prepare.ny.gov/training-events for a free class May 30 at.the Akron Fire Hall

EMS week May 19 - May 25 Akron Fire Company is proud to honor the membership that provide EMS service and support. Many ...
05/22/2019

EMS week May 19 - May 25
Akron Fire Company is proud to honor the membership that provide EMS service and support. Many of our members are or have been professional providers as well. A truly life saving effort.

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1 Main Street, PO Box 1
Akron, NY
14001

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