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 over 125 years.
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Members of Engine 33/3rd platoon operating at a structure fire on Timon St. E-33 were dispatched as part of an extra 2 &...
05/21/2021

Members of Engine 33/3rd platoon operating at a structure fire on Timon St. E-33 were dispatched as part of an extra 2 & 1 to the original assignment.

Rig Photo Credit: Buffalo Fire Departments Helmets & Hose Wagons
Black & White Photo Credit: FBNY

Buffalo FD | 23:25 | Erie Co. | Possible Structure Fire | Timon & High Streets

23:27-B-43 on location reporting fire on the first floor of a 1 ½

23:29-Command reports fire in the rear step down extending to the second floor of 20 Timon

23:31-Command requests an extra 2 & 1 to stage

23:41-Command reports working 2-2 ½” and 2-1 ¾”

23:42-B-43 is backing out crews from the rear step down

23:43-Command is ordering the building evacuated

23:53-Command reports fires Under Control with extensive overhaul

00:19-Rundown: Fire started on the number 3 side exterior and extended to the first and second floors of a vacant 1 ½. Used 2-2 ½” and 2-1 ¾” hand lines and 30’ of ladders. Damage to the structure was listed as 60k and zero to the contents. Cause was incendiary.

Wes Black is a recently retired Hartford, VT Firefighter.  Prior to his time in the Fire Service, Wes was a US Army Snip...
05/15/2021
What's killing Staff Sergeant Wesley Black? The VA doesn't want to talk about it

Wes Black is a recently retired Hartford, VT Firefighter. Prior to his time in the Fire Service, Wes was a US Army Sniper deployed to Iraq as part of US Military efforts. In 2018, Wes was diagnosed with Stage 4 Cancer and has been fighting bravely ever since. Due to the physical toll the disease and various treatments took on his body, he was recently forced to retire permanently at the age of 34. Wes has a wife and small child, and EVERY PENNY raised will go to help them now and in the future. Please help this fellow brother and servicemember and his family.

Below is the link to a further story about Wes and his situation.

"I'm not bullsh*tting you when I say the conversation went like this: 'Hi Wesley, I just wanted to call and see how you're doing. Are you alone this weekend?'" retired Staff Sergeant Wesley Black said, describing the call he received three years ago from his doctor.

Engine 33 (and then some) reunion breakfast. This is what 365 years (that’s right...over 3  1/2 centuries) of experience...
05/05/2021

Engine 33 (and then some) reunion breakfast. This is what 365 years (that’s right...over 3 1/2 centuries) of experience looks like....a lot of fires put out by the men in this room. #family #bigdogs

Engine 33 (and then some) reunion breakfast. This is what 365 years (that’s right...over 3 1/2 centuries) of experience looks like....a lot of fires put out by the men in this room. #family #bigdogs

Members of Engine 33 working the scene of a critical shooting. Strong work by the crew may have saved the victims life. ...
05/04/2021

Members of Engine 33 working the scene of a critical shooting. Strong work by the crew may have saved the victims life. Photo credit: @alarmoffire.photography

04/30/2021

Strong work by crews today

Some early morning training with the 2nd platoon. Crew was working on 1 person stretches as well as long stretches with ...
04/26/2021

Some early morning training with the 2nd platoon. Crew was working on 1 person stretches as well as long stretches with minimum wasted line left at the apparatus.

Congratulations to Capt Matt Osinski on his promotion to Battalion Chief. Well deserved!
04/24/2021

Congratulations to Capt Matt Osinski on his promotion to Battalion Chief. Well deserved!

E-33 operating first due at 93 Harvard Pl. E33 arrived to heavy smoke pushing from the basement. An additional 2 engines...
04/18/2021

E-33 operating first due at 93 Harvard Pl. E33 arrived to heavy smoke pushing from the basement. An additional 2 engines and a truck were added to the original assignment by division. Phot credit: Dave Kaz

E-33 operating first due at 93 Harvard Pl. E33 arrived to heavy smoke pushing from the basement. An additional 2 engines and a truck were added to the original assignment by division. Phot credit: Dave Kaz

Photos from Buffalo Fire Department-Helmets & Hose Wagons's post
04/10/2021

Photos from Buffalo Fire Department-Helmets & Hose Wagons's post

04/04/2021

The members of Engine 33 would like to take a moment to remember FF Chris Dill who on this day made the ultimate sacrifice protecting freedoms enjoyed by all on a daily basis...

E-33 doing some night training with a rookie detailed to us for the shift... Photo Credit: Aaron Heywood
03/30/2021

E-33 doing some night training with a rookie detailed to us for the shift... Photo Credit: Aaron Heywood

Rest easy brother...
03/29/2021

Rest easy brother...

Service Information for Jared Calvin Lloyd

April 3rd, 2021 11:00 AM

Palisades Credit Union Park
1 Palisades Credit Union Park Dr
Pomona, NY 10970

03/24/2021

Truck 6 Lieutenant Mike Chase sharing his story as his friend plays in honor of Mike’s son Owen! If you can’t donate....please share the post in hopes that someone you know might!

E-33 3rd platoon operating on Sherman St. This was E-33’s 3rd structure fire in 24 hours. The 2nd platoon had 2 separate...
03/23/2021

E-33 3rd platoon operating on Sherman St. This was E-33’s 3rd structure fire in 24 hours. The 2nd platoon had 2 separate multiple alarm fires the day before. Strong work 💪🏼 by all crews! Especially our brothers at E-3 who rolled up on the fire while in the district.

539 Sherman Ave-2 1/2 story wood frame occupied. 2-1 3/4”lines used. 10,000 to the building 0 to the contents. Cause under investigation.

Congrats to Battalion Chief Ollie Williams...BC Williams spent many years at E33 during his climb through the ranks. Enj...
03/21/2021

Congrats to Battalion Chief Ollie Williams...BC Williams spent many years at E33 during his climb through the ranks. Enjoy your retirement Chief! You more than earned it!!

Congrats to Battalion Chief Ollie Williams...BC Williams spent many years at E33 during his climb through the ranks. Enjoy your retirement Chief! You more than earned it!!

03/15/2021

Here in the city back on 3/13/21 we had a devastating structure fire that destroyed the house and the residents pretty much lost everything. That home turned out to be the family of one of our members, firefighter Javon Byrd from Engine 23, 1st platoon. A Go Fund Me has been set up and if you would like to help this family get back on their feet it would be a wonderful thing! Thank you. https://gofund.me/a8e2a94b

Thanks to Dave Kaz for constantly bringing forward a little 33 history!
03/13/2021

Thanks to Dave Kaz for constantly bringing forward a little 33 history!

Congrats to the seven Buffalo Fire Dept members promoted today. Well deserved! Promoted today:-Capt Robert Bremer to Bat...
03/09/2021

Congrats to the seven Buffalo Fire Dept members promoted today. Well deserved! Promoted today:
-Capt Robert Bremer to Battalion Chief
-Lt Chris Wright to Captain
-FF Sam Campbell (E33 Alumni) to Lieutenant
-FF Chris Cunningham to Lieutenant
-FF Jason German (E33) to Lieutenant
-FF Frank Krathaus to Lieutenant
-FF Tory Mustrarella to Lieutenant

03/09/2021

Engine Co.33's Old House shortly after opening at 273 Kehr Street in 1909 🧑‍🚒🔥🐎The steamer and hose wagon is shown in front of the house 🧑‍🚒🔥🐎Engine Co.31 was similar in appearance but the front was modified when Ladder Co.14 was created in 1931🧑‍🚒🔥Engine Co.31's house was crammed because it was originally designed for a single company and they squeezed two apparatus in the house. Engine Co.35 and Ladder Co.15 had similar modifications 🧑‍🚒🔨Engine Co.14 was disbanded and closed and Ladder Co.14 opened at the same time 🧑‍🚒🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲🇺🇲#www.davekazbfd.com 🧑‍🚒🔥

With March being Women's History Month we would like to recognize former Deputy Commissioner Margaret Keane. (Center). N...
03/08/2021

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.

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.

Congratulations to FF Jason German. Tonight Jason rides his last shift as a firefighter. He will be promoted to Lieutena...
03/08/2021

Congratulations to FF Jason German. Tonight Jason rides his last shift as a firefighter. He will be promoted to Lieutenant Tuesday March 9, 2021. Best of luck on the next step of your journey!

E33/2nd platoon  along with E21/2nd took part in some pump ops training this am despite temps in the mid twenties. Const...
03/06/2021

E33/2nd platoon along with E21/2nd took part in some pump ops training this am despite temps in the mid twenties. Constantly reviewing your apparatus' capabilities they simulated losing the ability to pressurize lines above pump pressure, operating lines when unable to engage into pump, operating lines when the engine becomes disabled but has battery power, as well as pumping through a completely disabled 1st due engine. Strong work today by all involved.

E-33/1st platoon operating first due. Strong work by all crews involved 💪🏼. Photo credit: Buffalo Fire Department - Helm...
03/05/2021

E-33/1st platoon operating first due. Strong work by all crews involved 💪🏼. Photo credit: Buffalo Fire Department - Helmets & Hose Wagons

03/05/2021

Strong work by all crews! 💪🏼🐶

E33/1st Platoon responded to reports of a structure fire @ 238 Newburgh Ave. Dispatch update reported a resident on loca...
03/04/2021

E33/1st Platoon responded to reports of a structure fire @ 238 Newburgh Ave. Dispatch update reported a resident on location with mental issues along with a meth lab and person reported to be held at gunpoint. Two small fires had been set on the second floor and were quickly extinguished by crews on the scene. Photo credit: Aaron Heywood

Mental preparation is key...what is running through your mind enroute? Should be running through some scenarios you may ...
02/28/2021

Mental preparation is key...what is running through your mind enroute? Should be running through some scenarios you may encounter on arrival. 1st in? 2nd in? Squad call for an unconscious young male/female? Narcan? Luck favors the prepared..

Mental preparation is key...what is running through your mind enroute? Should be running through some scenarios you may encounter on arrival. 1st in? 2nd in? Squad call for an unconscious young male/female? Narcan? Luck favors the prepared..

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