Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services The Department of Emergency Services works closely with the entire emergency services community in Erie County, serving the public and first responders alike.
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Operating as usual

Assisting Individuals in Crisis Friday January 8, 2021 & Saturday January 9, 2021 @ Amherst Police Community Policing & ...
11/20/2020

Assisting Individuals in Crisis Friday January 8, 2021 & Saturday January 9, 2021 @ Amherst Police Community Policing & Training Facility

11/13/2020
New York State Academy of Fire Science
11/09/2020

New York State Academy of Fire Science

The January-June 2021 NYS Academy of Fire Science Course Schedule and Calendar has been released and is now live on the OFPC website.

Due to the uncertainty regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 schedule and calendar will be released in two parts. The January through June 2021 calendar and schedule have been released. It is expected that the July through December portion will not be available until Spring 2021.

• Most large gathering conferences, seminars and county weekends have been cancelled for at least the first 6 months of 2021.
• Courses have been scheduled to keep classes spread out and working in different areas of the academy campus with particular attention being paid to building occupancy.

CORRECTION 11/10/2020 - An error was made in the January to June 2021 Schedule and the Fire Instructor 2 classes were accidentally omitted. There will be two Fire and Emergency Services Instructor II courses one on March 15-19 and a second offering June 21-25, 2021. The error has been corrected in the schedule and posted on the website.

http://www.dhses.ny.gov/ofpc/training/documents/2021courseschedule.pdf

Deadlines fast approaching for Fire Departments to file the required forms for the Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer...
11/05/2020

Deadlines fast approaching for Fire Departments to file the required forms for the Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Benefit Program. Make sure your department officials are aware!

10/27/2020

The Principles of Instruction class hosted by Eggertsville will be moved to the Amherst Police Community Training Center at 4220 Bailey Ave to stay within social distancing standards. The class starts this Thursday 10/29/20

10/26/2020
Public Safety Dispatcher Announcement
10/22/2020

Public Safety Dispatcher Announcement

We are now accepting applications for Erie County Fire Instructor. Go to Erie.gov/fire or https://www2.erie.gov/fire/sit...
10/21/2020

We are now accepting applications for Erie County Fire Instructor. Go to Erie.gov/fire orhttps://www2.erie.gov/fire/sites/www2.erie.gov.fire/files/uploads/CFI%20Application%20Announcement.pdf and
https://www2.erie.gov/fire/sites/www2.erie.gov.fire/files/uploads/CFI%20Job%20Specs%202020.pdf
for more information.

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY
10/21/2020

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY

EC Fire Radio Communications class Monday 12/14/20 18:30 @ Mortons Corners Fire Company. Sign up @ Erie.gov/fire

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY
10/14/2020

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY

BEFO Class added to the Training Schedule today hosted by Springville Fire. Starts 2/16/21...sign up @ Erie.gov/fire

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY
10/14/2020

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY

NYS Firefighter Survival Series is a 4 part series of courses designed for firefighter safety. The first in the series "Self Rescue" will be offered twice at Clarence Center starting 11/13/20 Both classes will do the classroom portion together on Friday. FSS2001 will complete the hands on portion on Saturday 11/14/20, FSS2001 will complete on Sunday 11/15/20. Sign up now @ Erie.gov/fire

https://www2.erie.gov/fire/sites/www2.erie.gov.fire/files/uploads/IaR%20Update%2010122020.pdf UPDATE
10/12/2020

https://www2.erie.gov/fire/sites/www2.erie.gov.fire/files/uploads/IaR%20Update%2010122020.pdf UPDATE

I Am Responding update IaR
10/12/2020

I Am Responding update IaR

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY
09/29/2020

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY

2 Rescue Tech Basic courses added to the Training schedule. 472001 RTB @ Union FC starting 10/5 and 472002 RTB @ Gowanda FC starting 10/24. The Gowanda course is a weekend only class. Sign up today @ Erie.gov/fire

The difference 25+ years later. Who remembers the way it was then?
09/24/2020

The difference 25+ years later. Who remembers the way it was then?

Pump OPs class starting @ West Falls on Monday 9/28 still has openings. Please sign up @ erie.gov/fire
09/23/2020

Pump OPs class starting @ West Falls on Monday 9/28 still has openings. Please sign up @ erie.gov/fire

09/16/2020
09/14/2020
Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY
09/11/2020

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY

09/11/2020
Honoring Firefighter and EC Fire Instructor Don Trzepacz.Firefighters wishing to pay last respects to Donald Trzepacz Sr...
09/08/2020

Honoring Firefighter and EC Fire Instructor Don Trzepacz.
Firefighters wishing to pay last respects to Donald Trzepacz Sr. are welcome at Kloc’s Blossom Chapel Funeral Home on 4680 Clinton St. West Seneca on Wednesday September 9th. From 3:00pm – 7:00pm
A mass of Christian Burial will take place on Thursday September 10th. at St. Gabriel’s Roman Catholic Church on 5271 Clinton St. Elma at 9:00am
A Firefighters procession will begin after mass from the church, past Spring Brook Fire District #1 to Don’s final resting place. Fire apparatus are welcome and encouraged.
If you wish to serve as an Honor Guard, assist with Fire Police, or bring apparatus to the procession please contact Bruce Trzepacz (Jamison Rd. FD) (716) 462-3794 or Tom Trzepacz (Bowmansville FD) (716) 864-8776 to coordinate.
Please keep the Trzepacz Family and the members of the Spring Brook Fire District in your thoughts and prayers.

September is Preparedness Month. Be prepared for you and your family now and download the Ready Erie App for free.
09/08/2020

September is Preparedness Month. Be prepared for you and your family now and download the Ready Erie App for free.

09/08/2020
We would also like to share our condolences to Don's family and friends. Don was a longtime Erie County Fire Instructor ...
09/03/2020

We would also like to share our condolences to Don's family and friends. Don was a longtime Erie County Fire Instructor and a huge asset to the county. Even recently Don helped us out weekly with our COVID Operations and Logistics working the test sites for us. Don will be greatly missed by our department and his friends within it.

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the sudden passing of firefighter, past chief and current fire police captain , Don Trzepacz, Sr. Donny could always be counted on to share his experience and knowledge around the fire hall. He was always willing to offer advice and support during training and drills. He will be greatly missed and our thoughts are with his family in this time.

Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 Testing SitesECDOH Antibody (blood draw) Testing Schedule & Registration: http...
09/03/2020
COVID-19 Testing Information | Erie County, NY Department of Health

Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Sites

ECDOH Antibody (blood draw) Testing Schedule & Registration:
https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-testing-information#TestECDOHAB

ECDOH Antibody testing sites currently open for scheduling:

Thursday September 3, 2020
Cheektowaga Senior Center
3349 Broadway
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday September 8, 2020
Amherst Senior Center
John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst 142278
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday September 11, 2020
Lancaster Senior Center
100 Oxford Place
Lancaster, NY 14086
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday September 15, 2020
Newstead Fire Department
5691 Cummings Road
Akron, NY 14001
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If you have any issues with registration, please call 716-858-2929

The Erie County Department of Health does not provide medical advice.  The information provided on the Erie County Department of Health website is not an attempt to practice medicine and is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.  It is for informa...

We have received $343,328 in Emergency Management Performance Grant funding of through FEMA Federal Emergency Management...
08/31/2020
ERIE COUNTY RECEIVING EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PERFORMANCE GRANT | Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz

We have received $343,328 in Emergency Management Performance Grant funding of through FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency. This program supports core capabilities across five mission areas of prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery. https://www2.erie.gov/exec/index.php?q=press/erie-county-receiving-emergency-management-performance-grant

Every city, town, village in Erie County eligible to be reimbursed up to $1 million for non-personnel costs associated with COVID-19 response

Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 Testing SitesECDOH Antibody (blood draw) Testing Schedule & Registration: http...
08/28/2020

Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Sites

ECDOH Antibody (blood draw) Testing Schedule & Registration:
https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-testing-information#TestECDOHAB

ECDOH Antibody testing sites currently open for scheduling:
Monday August 31, 2020
Sheridan Park Fire Department
738 Sheridan Dr.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday September 3, 2020
Cheektowaga Senior Center
3349 Broadway
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday September 8, 2020
Amherst Senior Center
John James Audubon Pkwy
Amherst 142278
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friday September 11, 2020
Lancaster Senior Center
100 Oxford Place
Lancaster, NY 14086
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

If you have any issues with registration, please call 716-858-2929

Slight risk for scattered severe storms this afternoon and evening (Thursday) via @NWS Buffalo . #wx
08/27/2020

Slight risk for scattered severe storms this afternoon and evening (Thursday) via @NWS Buffalo . #wx

Don't underestimate the power of water when you are driving a vehicle or walking outside during or soon after a rainstor...
08/26/2020

Don't underestimate the power of water when you are driving a vehicle or walking outside during or soon after a rainstorm.

Overnight and into tomorrow - watch the skies and trusted sources of #wx info like US National Weather Service Buffalo N...
08/26/2020

Overnight and into tomorrow - watch the skies and trusted sources of #wx info like US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Sites ECDOH Antibody (blood draw) Testing Schedule & Registration: htt...
08/24/2020

Erie County Department of Health COVID-19 Testing Sites

ECDOH Antibody (blood draw) Testing Schedule & Registration:
https://www2.erie.gov/health/index.php?q=covid-19-testing-information#TestECDOHAB

ECDOH Antibody testing sites currently open for scheduling:

Thursday August 27, 2020
Harris Hill Fire Department (West Entrance)
8630 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Monday August 31, 2020
Sheridan Park Fire Dept
738 Sheridan Dr.
Tonawanda, NY 14150
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Thursday September 3, 2020
Cheektowaga Senior Center
3349 Broadway
Cheektowaga, NY 14227
4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

If you have any issues with registration, please call 716-858-2929

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY
08/24/2020

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY

Fire Officer 1 & Fire Service Instructor 1 National Certification Exams Saturday 9/19/20 08:00 @ Erie County Training & Operations Center. If we reach a head count that we may not be able to accommodate with the social distancing requirements, then we will filter out the candidates by those eligible to be certified first. In order to be certified to the Fire Officer 1 level, a candidate will need FF1, FF2 and Instructor 1 courses. If the candidate is allowed to take the exam, we will hold the certification until they submit to us the satisfactory completion of the prereqs Go to Erie.gov/fire Training Schedule and Course Roster pages for more Information. https://www2.erie.gov/fire/index.php?q=resources#ROSTERS

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY
08/20/2020

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY

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3359 Broadway St
Cheektowaga, NY
14227

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Erie County Emergency Services serves the fine citizens of Erie County New York by providing a wide array of services and resources. Emergency Services include: Office of Fire Safety - Includes the County Fire Coordinator and the three county fire training centers. Emergency Medical Services- Includes response units including the Erie County Specialized Medical Assistance and Response Team ( SMART) and the county Strategic Stockpile Reserve. Hazardous Materials- The Erie County HAZMAT Team ( ECHO) responds to incidents all over Erie County. Communications- Operates MERS ( Medical Emergency Radio System) Control for all the hopsitals in Erie County linking field units to hospitals, as well as the 911 EMS center for the City Of Buffalo. In addition MERS operates as the dispatch center for all the Emergency Services Units. Homeland Security- Includes Emergency Management units, Public Safety units, Mobile Command Centers, Traffic Incident Management Units, as well as 2 Emergency Operations Centers.

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Paradigm pipeline exercise & virtual training opportunities start today. These are free events. If you miss the date for your area, you can still register for any event on the schedule. Click the link to find the dates/times & registration information.
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The ReadyErie preparedness app is available for Erie County residents to make and share emergency plans, as well as receive information from Erie County during emergencies.
Arnold Tranes [email protected] April 7, Copy of letter sent to Governor Cuomo, NYS Dept of Health, SUNY Buffalo Nursing School issue affects risk of contagion in local communities Erie County Government City of Buffalo Town of Amherst Re: SUNY at Buffalo Nursing School Endangers “Flatten the Curve” Efforts The University at Buffalo School of Nursing has endangered its senior would-be graduating class and the general public at a time when we should be trying to “flatten the curve”, by instead forcing the students to participate in a three-week training course at local hospitals in Buffalo, with no testing or adequate PPE. This “preceptorship” has been setup in a slap-dash manner and encumbers supporting staff and training personnel. Students may be asymptomatic, many coming back to UB from the NYC metro area, and spread the virus or contract it. The hospitals will have Covid-19 patients on different floors from general patients the students would treat, but we all know that is not sufficient segregation of contagion. Furthermore, the nursing school disclaims liability for the health of the students and offers no explanation of how they would graduate later if they refuse to participate in the program, which is a minimal part of their already extensive clinical training. Most or all other public and private university nursing schools (such as NYU) have waived the requirement for completion of this course in the interest of bringing more RN’s into the workforce at a critical time. To the contrary, many nursing graduates may be discouraged from taking jobs in New York as a result of this mistreatment, and UB may lose future enrollment in the nursing program when the school’s misguided policies are known. I implore the NYS government, the press, and the public to sound the alarm and stop this malpractice before it costs lives “as sure as shooting”. Arnold Tranes
Sirs: This is a personal campaign on my part...and I am asking you to follow through ... Volunteer Firefighters, EMS personnel, CANNOT GET TESTED!!
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 left 343 New York firefighters dead. Retired FDNY Lieutenant James J. O’Donnell survived that horrific day but attended over 150 memorial services for those that passed. Now, he shares the lives of 10 heroes who perished in the attacks, as told by their parents in “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith.” “The crashing of two planes into the Twin Towers not only dismantled the buildings but hundreds of families as well. Mothers and fathers were left in the rubble of these attacks, searching for husbands, brothers and sons. Some of them never received answers nor recovered the bodies,” O’Donnell said. “The parents’ spiritual and emotional journeys can serve as an example of faith rising over despair.” “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith” serves as a memorial to the lives and careers of 10 first responders who perished on 9/11. O’Donnell presents a unique and personal look at how the parents of these heroes were consoled by the FDNY Counseling Services Unit and the role that they played in helping them manage their grief in the aftermath of a national tragedy. In their own words, these faithful families share their sons' bravery and sacrifice so that it will never be forgotten. These parents not only recount the lives of their children but their own road to healing. O’Donnell takes a special look at the role faith played in the lives of those that perished and their families. “Sons of Valor, Parents of Faith is meant to help readers understand the stress, hardship and sometimes devastation that parents and families of first responders face,” O’Donnell said. “I also hope that readers realize the efforts and sacrifices of the FDNY and their families. Not only on that day but in the ensuing months and years.” Available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Westbow Press.
Join us for WNY's largest 9/11 Remembrance Event and help build special homes for wounded veterans. 3rd Annual Buffalo Tunnel to Towers 5k Run it. Walk it. Wear your gear. Bring your family. Celebrate America!!! Saturday September 8th, 9:00 Bellevue Fire Hall in Cheektowaga. Go to http://t2tbuffalo.eventbrite.com to register. First Responders and Military get $5 off with the Promotional Code "FRMIL".
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FYI: I wish there was any info here about weather emergencies happening now in the county :( the newspapers only allow a few views for non-paying users and it is are to find information while trapped at home. Or is this not the type of emergency your office handles?