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Engine 33-Buffalo Fire Dept.

Engine 33-Buffalo Fire Dept. Known in the BFD as "The Big Dogs" Engine 33 has been protecting the East Side of Buffalo, NY for ov

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He will be missed…
03/22/2022

He will be missed…

03/08/2022

With March being Women's History Month we would like to recognize former Deputy Commissioner Margaret Keane. (Center). Not only was DC Keane one of the first group of female firefighters hired by the Buffalo Fire Department, she was also Buffalo’s first (and only) female Arson Investigator, and first (and only) Deputy Commissioner! Here she is seen with her two daughters (Katie (left) currently an EMS Lieutenant & Margaret “Meg” (right) currently a lieutenant at our very own Engine 33). DC Keane enjoyed a long and very well respected career which included a long stay at Engine 2 on Buffalo’s West Side (consistently one of The BFD’s busiest companies for runs). Here is to you Deputy!!

ADDITIONAL INFO (Shared by retired ff Ellen Pauletta Peoples)

Even Before Her daughters came aboard the Buffalo Fire Department Deputy then Firefighter Margret Cecilia Keane Established a Women’s training program with UB and the YWCA that helped women to prepare for the physical agility test. Margret was inspirational well before she became an officer. As she climb the ranks she reached back to insure women in Buffalo NY was ready. To take the physical agility and written exam. Thirty women graduated the program and ALL MADE THE City of Buffalo’s Fire Department LIST.
Margret was Co Founder of New York State Women Firefighters where she was on the Board of Directors where The Women’s Training Weekend at The New York State Fire Academy was born. From the Women’s Weekend Phoenix FireCamp for teenage girls was born. Women Firefighters of all ranks from all over the country volunteer a week to host the camp in Utica New York.
Deputy / Fire Investigator/ Lieutenant Margret Margaret Cecilia Keane from South Buffalo made sure that Western New York was inclusive for ALL Women. True Grit strong determined Awesome Firefighter Mentor and friend Thank You Margret for everything. God Speed to both Katie and Meg both just as Awesome as their Mom.
Love and respect to you all.

03/06/2022

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Congrats to Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means (Son of Retired “OG” Big Dog Steve Means)on being named the recip...
02/07/2022

Congrats to Atlanta Falcons defensive end Steven Means (Son of Retired “OG” Big Dog Steve Means)on being named the recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award for the Falcons. The award is given to select NFL players who are voted by their teammates as role models of inspiration, courage, and sportsmanship. You know what they say…🍎🌴.
Strong work!
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#legend
02/06/2022

#legend

January 31, 2022 -  LODDCaptain Videl “Max” Fortuna, 47                    of Engine 2Stockton Fire Department.  Stockto...
02/01/2022

January 31, 2022 - LODD
Captain Videl “Max” Fortuna, 47 of Engine 2
Stockton Fire Department. Stockton, CA
Firefighters were responding to reports of a dumpster fire in the area of Aurora Street and Washington Street. While extinguishing the fire, gunshots were heard and Fortuna was struck. He was taken to a nearby hospital shortly after the shooting where he died. Captain Fortuna was a 21 year member of the department.

Get your tickets before Feb 1st to be entered in the “early bird” raffle!!
01/30/2022

Get your tickets before Feb 1st to be entered in the “early bird” raffle!!

Truck 7 Roof Rat Captain Sean Eagen has had an article published on “Committing to the Mayday”. Give it a read! 🐀💪🏼🔥🐀
01/19/2022
Truck Tactics: Commit to the Mayday

Truck 7 Roof Rat Captain Sean Eagen has had an article published on “Committing to the Mayday”. Give it a read! 🐀💪🏼🔥🐀

Sean Eagen urges firefighters to reject the stigma that's associated with requesting help via a mayday.

A St. Louis firefighter died today after part of a roof collapsed during a fire.  The members of Engine 33 would like to...
01/13/2022

A St. Louis firefighter died today after part of a roof collapsed during a fire. The members of Engine 33 would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to our brothers & sisters in the St. Louis fire dept as well as the family of their fallen firefighter.
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Just going to leave this right here……..                       🐾🦴🙌🏻🦴🐾
01/10/2022

Just going to leave this right here…….. 🐾🦴🙌🏻🦴🐾

I wonder who we are rooting for tonight!!! #godawgs #keepitinthefamily
01/10/2022

I wonder who we are rooting for tonight!!! #godawgs #keepitinthefamily

Happy New Year from the crews at Engine 33! May you have an even better 2022!!!                 🐾🦴🥳🦴🐾
01/01/2022

Happy New Year from the crews at Engine 33! May you have an even better 2022!!! 🐾🦴🥳🦴🐾

Engine 33 would like to congratulate Lt. Tommy Jackson who worked his last shift and will be retiring. Tommy is one of B...
12/31/2021

Engine 33 would like to congratulate Lt. Tommy Jackson who worked his last shift and will be retiring. Tommy is one of Buffalo’s most decorated firefighters having been sited numerous times in his career for bravery and going above and beyond. He was “the guy you wanted coming for you” down that hot, dark hallway if you were in trouble at a fire. His experience will be greatly missed. Photo Credit: Buffalo Fire Department- Helmets & Hose Wagons (Facebook)

Engine 33 would like to congratulate Big Dog Alumn Captain Shannon Street who is working his last shift with the Buffalo...
12/27/2021

Engine 33 would like to congratulate Big Dog Alumn Captain Shannon Street who is working his last shift with the Buffalo Fire Department. Captain Street started his career 9/11/89. Assigned to Truck 6 out of the academy, Shannon made a brief stop @ Truck 13 before receiving his bid at Engine 33/3rd platoon. Here Captain Street remained until his promotion to Lieutenant in 2001. Once promoted Lieutenant Shannon bid Engine 33/2nd where he stayed until he was asked to serve the Buffalo Fire Department as Deputy Commissioner in 2018. In 2019, Shannon was promoted to Captain and returned to the line with Engine 36 in 2020. One of the last OG’s to walk the halls of both firehouses, his experience and calmness despite chaos will be missed by those that have had the privilege of crawling down a dark hallway with him to find the fire. Good luck…

PART 3
12/26/2021

PART 3

PART 3
12/26/2021

PART 3

PART 2
12/26/2021

PART 2

A moving article by former Commissioner Mike Lombardo describing the propane explosion that killed 5 members of the BFD ...
12/26/2021

A moving article by former Commissioner Mike Lombardo describing the propane explosion that killed 5 members of the BFD on December 27, 1983. PART 1

The members of Engine 33 would look to extend our congratulations and appreciation for all of Mikes years of service! Ne...
12/21/2021

The members of Engine 33 would look to extend our congratulations and appreciation for all of Mikes years of service! Never one to shy away from work, he will be missed. Enjoy that well earned retirement!

The members of Engine 33-1st platoon (“The Big Dogs”) were honored to present the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter 7-$50 g...
12/18/2021

The members of Engine 33-1st platoon (“The Big Dogs”) were honored to present the City of Buffalo Animal Shelter 7-$50 gift certificates to Elmwood Pet Supplies on behalf of the Buffalo Professional Firefighters Association (Local 282) for the holidays!

12/17/2021
WATER YOUR DAMN TREE

Keep your tree watered and turn the lights off when your not home. It can happen in an instant!

Are you in or are you out…
12/14/2021

Are you in or are you out…

Recognizing opportunities to improve that present themself to you is a big part of the learning process. Here one of the...
12/11/2021

Recognizing opportunities to improve that present themself to you is a big part of the learning process. Here one of the more experienced senior engine firefighters (FF Vern Maddux of E31) happened to be called into E33/2nd platoon. Our crew took advantage of the opportunity and had him share some of his “tricks of the trade” to a member temporarily assigned to the crew. #getbettereveryday

Awesome piece of history provide by Margaret Coghlan (Paddy’s daughter).🐾🦴🔥🦴🐾
12/05/2021

Awesome piece of history provide by Margaret Coghlan (Paddy’s daughter).
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Starting my day with a job in the 3rd Battalion, Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 / Engine 31 & Hook & Ladder 14 Engine 33-Buffalo Fire Dept. Buffalo Fire Department Truck 6 Buffalo Fire Dept. Rescue Co. 1 / Buffalo Fire Department-Helmets & Hose Wagons / ATF / Erie County Sheriff's Office 🐾🧯🔥🚒 - #accelerantdetectionk9 #arsonk9 #workingdog
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