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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Erie County Water Authority
02/25/2021

Erie County Water Authority

ECWA Alert: ECWA experienced a significant break to a 48-inch transmission main near its Sturgeon Point Water Treatment Plant in Evans this morning. Crews are on site and working to repair the break, however, customers in the areas mentioned below should be advised that they may experience service disruptions. We will provide further updates as new information becomes available.

Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
02/23/2021

Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
02/23/2021

Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY
02/18/2021

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY

After careful consideration of the current New York state health and safety restrictions and guidelines for gatherings and travel in place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the New York State Association of Fire Chiefs 115th Annual Conference & FIRE 2021 Expo has been rescheduled for July 14-17, 2021, at The Oncenter in Syracuse, NY. The event was originally scheduled to take place on June 16-19.

The safety of event participants remains NYSAFC’s top priority. Considering the recent rollout of vaccinations for first responders and segments of the public, along with state/federal government projections and “New York Forward” reopening guidelines, NYSAFC officials are optimistic that postponement to July will allow for more industry professionals to take part in this year’s event.

Currently registered attendees and exhibitors that are unable to participate on the rescheduled dates can roll over registration to 2022 or request a refund. Attendees can email NYSAFC with any questions, while exhibitors can email FIRE Show Management for more information.

2020 marked the first time in over a century that NYSAFC’s Annual Conference was canceled. The not-for-profit association remains committed to providing its members and all first responders with an educational and safe event. Association staff members have been working closely with The Oncenter and local officials to ensure that proper health and safety protocols will be in place. We look forward to seeing you in July! Event details and updated registration forms are available here.
https://www.nysfirechiefs.com/fire2021

EC HSES Hazmat Team 2021 Officers being sworn in at their Saturday morning training session.
02/13/2021

EC HSES Hazmat Team 2021 Officers being sworn in at their Saturday morning training session.

02/11/2021
www2.erie.gov

Reminder - The Erie County Fire Chiefs' Mutual Aid Organization Memorial Scholarship application is due by June 1st.
https://www2.erie.gov/fire/sites/www2.erie.gov.fire/files/uploads/Erie%20County%20Chiefs%20Scholarship%20Application.pdf

EC DHSES staff out conducting annual refresher training for "Winter Snowmobile Operations". EC DHSES prides it's efforts...
02/11/2021

EC DHSES staff out conducting annual refresher training for "Winter Snowmobile Operations". EC DHSES prides it's efforts to promote and support collaboration with all First Response Agencies in Erie County and the Western District of NY.

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY
02/10/2021

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY

The Firefighter Survival Training Trailer is now available to sign up for @ Erie.gov/fire This adds to our Forcible Entry Training Trailer that we put in service last year. These assets allow Erie County Fire Departments to have our county instructors come to your station for a night of training.

02/05/2021
NY State First Responders February 16th

FirstNet-AT&T would like to invite your Agency to our Virtual Session!

This virtual briefing will include an overview of FirstNet Solutions for your Agency Services with special guests from FDNY, Sonim and MegaRange (High Power User Equipment).


Please Register before the event!
https://cvent.me/bOOql5
February 10th @ 6:30 PM

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FirstNet-AT&T would also like to invite your First Responders to a Virtual Session!

This virtual briefing will discuss FirstNet’s offer for First Responders Personal devices: Smartphones, Watch and Tablet offer!


Please Register before the event!
https://cvent.me/EggALy
February 16th @ 7:00 PM



With FirstNet, you get unique capabilities, like:
· Dedicated Spectrum with Band 14
· Prioritized/Pre-empted Access to the network across the country and our five territories
· No Data Throttling
· Affordable rate plans and industry-leading devices with advanced features
· Heightened security to resist physical and cyberthreats

See you online!

“Erie County is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP).  The HMP documents the county’s vulnerability to natural and ...
01/14/2021
Calendar - Erie County Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Public Website

“Erie County is updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). The HMP documents the county’s vulnerability to natural and manmade hazards, and the county’s, cities’, towns’, and villages’ strategies to reduce that vulnerability. There will be a pair of public webinars to discuss the hazards we face and the planning effort on January 25 and 28, 2021, both from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. All interested residents, businesses, and other stakeholders are invited to attend. Please visit https://www.eriecountynyhmp.com/calendar/ for the meeting links. Contact Melissa Calhoun, Public Safety Officer - Special Assistant, Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, at (716) 858-6578 for more information.”

“We want to hear from you!  Where do flooding and other hazards impact our communities?  Please let us know by identifyi...
01/14/2021
Account Login - ArcGIS Survey123

“We want to hear from you! Where do flooding and other hazards impact our communities? Please let us know by identifying those locations in a simple map survey here: https://arcg.is/9bzzr. This information will help make our communities safer. Thank you!”

Sign in to your ArcGIS Survey123 account. ArcGIS Survey123 is a complete, form-centric solution for creating smart surveys & forms, collecting data via web or mobile devices and analyzing results.

New Fire Training schedule released. Go to Erie.gov/fire to sign up.
01/08/2021

New Fire Training schedule released. Go to Erie.gov/fire to sign up.

Hosted by Depew Fire Companyhttps://www.nysfirechiefs.com/files/Events_Training/NYSAFC%20HOT%20Flashover%202021%20Depew%...
01/07/2021

Hosted by Depew Fire Company
https://www.nysfirechiefs.com/files/Events_Training/NYSAFC%20HOT%20Flashover%202021%20Depew%20FD.pdf

Hosted in Erie Countyhttps://www.nysfirechiefs.com/files/Events_Training/COLT%202021%20Form.pdf
01/07/2021

Hosted in Erie County
https://www.nysfirechiefs.com/files/Events_Training/COLT%202021%20Form.pdf

Erie County is one of the locations.https://www.nysfirechiefs.com/files/Events_Training/2021%20Seminar%20Series%20Form.p...
01/07/2021

Erie County is one of the locations.
https://www.nysfirechiefs.com/files/Events_Training/2021%20Seminar%20Series%20Form.pdf

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and members of the Millgrove Vol. Fire Co. on the sudden passing of EMS-Lt....
01/04/2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and members of the Millgrove Vol. Fire Co. on the sudden passing of EMS-Lt. Beckie Eleczko.

Depew Police Department
12/31/2020

Depew Police Department

***UPDATE**** WALDEN AVE is OPEN***
There are no travel limitations. Please drive safely.

***WALDEN AVE. CLOSED***
WALDEN AVE. BETWEEN TRANSIT RD. AND DICK RD. WILL REMAIN CLOSED INTO THE NIGHT DUE TO A MAJOR FLOODING / ROAD INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUE. PLEASE AVOID THIS STRETCH OF WALDEN AVE. AT ALL COSTS AND PLAN AN ALTERNATE ROUTE.
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12/22/2020
12/22/2020
ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHIFTS INFORMATION LINE HOURS AND ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN SCHEDULE FOR HOLIDAYSERIE COUNTY...
12/17/2020
Coronavirus | Erie County, NY Department of Health

ERIE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SHIFTS INFORMATION LINE HOURS AND ANNOUNCES CHANGES IN SCHEDULE FOR HOLIDAYS

ERIE COUNTY, NY – The Erie County Department of Health is announcing an update to its COVID-19 Information Line hours, and changes to its hours of operation for upcoming holiday dates.

Beginning Monday, December 21, new COVID-19 Information Line hours will be:

Weekdays, 8 a.m. until 6 p.m.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
Sundays, closed

The COVID-19 Information Line will be closed on Friday, December 25 and Friday, January 1, 2021. Hours on Thursday, December 24 (Christmas Eve Day) and Thursday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve Day) will be 8 a.m. until 12 p.m.

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For more information:
• ECDOH, COVID-19 Information Line: (716) 858-2929
• ECDOH, COVID-19: www.erie.gov/covid19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. The virus that causes COVID-19 is a novel coronavirus that was first identified during an investigation into an outbreak in Wuhan, China.   (Español)  | (中文)  | (Tiếng Việt) | | 한국...

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY
12/17/2020

Fire Safety Division - Erie County NY

The EC Fire Safety Survival Trailer & instructors were at Collins Fire Company last night for training. If your department would like our instructors to present either FF Survival or Forcible Entry with our trailers, please go to Erie.gov/fire to submit a request.

“We want to hear from you!  Where do flooding and other hazards impact our communities?  Please let us know by identifyi...
12/16/2020

“We want to hear from you! Where do flooding and other hazards impact our communities? Please let us know by identifying those locations in a simple map survey here: https://arcg.is/9bzzr. This information will help make our communities safer. Thank you!”

12/08/2020
The Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the Erie County Health Department, and the Erie ...
12/07/2020

The Erie County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, the Erie County Health Department, and the Erie County Department of Public Works combined forces to create the Erie County Distribution Team. This team is dedicated to supply Covid-19 test sites with the required supplies and personal protection equipment. The Distribution team has also supplied surrounding agencies as needed and continues this mission to this day.

Continuing our thanks this month -

Thank you to our warehouse crew, which handles the flow of incoming supplies and distribution to our department’s operations and local agencies. They work behind the scenes every day!

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)
12/03/2020

Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

COVID-19 patients on Dec. 1: 428 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized in WNY, 80 in the ICU. Erie Co. hospitals had 360 patients (was 368 day before), 60 in the ICU, 34 on an airway assist, 8 died and 34% of the patients were aged 64 and under.

There will be a significant uptick in shipping with dry ice as the Corona Virus vaccines are distributed soon and it is ...
12/01/2020

There will be a significant uptick in shipping with dry ice as the Corona Virus vaccines are distributed soon and it is possible that as first responders we may encounter an incident (traffic accident, EMS incident, suspicious package) involving dry ice over the next several months.

Photos from Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services's post
11/30/2020

Photos from Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services's post

New Dates just released for Ethanol Emergency Response Webinars - December 2020 - April 2021Ethanol Emergency Response W...
11/25/2020
Train the Trainer - Ethanol Emergency Response Webinar

New Dates just released for Ethanol Emergency Response Webinars - December 2020 - April 2021
Ethanol Emergency Response Webinar – FREE + Certificates
RFA has conducted nearly 300 in person Ethanol Safety Seminars across the country. Due to current circumstances and social distancing the RFA will be offering 4-hour long Ethanol Safety Webinars. These webinars are instructed by a nationally accredited and professional instructor with an extensive background in emergency management/firefighting/hazardous materials response. The goal of these seminars is for attendees to gain a full ethanol and ethanol-blended fuel emergency response training experience that can be put to use immediately in the field. The training program will include the following elements: Ethanol and Ethanol-Blended Fuels, Chemical and Physical Characteristics of Ethanol and Hydrocarbon Fuels, Transportation and Transfer, Storage and Dispensing Locations, Fire Fighting Foam Principles, General Health and Safety Considerations, and Storage and Pre-planning Considerations. Certificates of Participation will be awarded to all registered attendees once the webinar has been completed.

Registration: https://www.transcaer.com/training/training-events/ethanol-emergency-response-webinars/10065

Sessions:
• Tue, 12/08/2020 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
• Wed, 12/09/2020 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM CDT
• Wed, 01/27/2021 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
• Thu, 01/28/2021 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM CDT
• Wed, 02/24/2021 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
• Thu, 02/25/2021 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM CDT
• Wed, 03/24/2021 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
• Thu, 03/25/2021 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM CDT
• Wed, 04/21/2021 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
• Thu, 04/22/2021 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM CDT

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NEW Ethanol Emergency Response - Train the Trainer Webinar Dates December 2020 - August 2021
Train the Trainer - Ethanol Emergency Response Webinar – FREE + Certificates
RFA also offers Ethanol Emergency Response - Train the Trainer webinars which is a pay-it-forward type of program. A single webinar can train a group of individuals who can then turn around and pass that information forward, equipping entire communities with the knowledge necessary to respond to any potential ethanol-related emergency. The Train the Trainer courses are intended to develop instructors to lead operations level training. The instructors are responders who have an awareness level of hazardous material storage, handing, and emergency response. The learning objectives established are relevant objectives that the instructors must understand. The webinars are open to all professional individuals above the technical level of training who are interested in learning how to teach ethanol emergency response. However, the instruction is tailored toward ethanol production facility employees, ethanol safety professionals, railroad safety professionals, emergency responders, firefighters, police officers, emergency management professionals, etc. Certificates of Participation will be awarded to all registered attendees once the webinar has been completed.

Registration: https://www.transcaer.com/training/training-events/train-trainer-ethanol-emergency-response-webinar/10071

Sessions:
• Wed, 12/02/2020 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM CST
• Tue, 03/09/2021 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM CST
• Thu, 06/17/2021 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM CST
• Tue, 08/24/2021 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM CST

Hazmat technicians and first responders are invited to attend this free event to learn about hazmat emergency response. Register today.

Photos from Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services's post
11/24/2020

Photos from Erie County Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services's post

The Erie County Emergency Medical Services Division in conjunction with Catholic Health are demonstrating new training t...
11/24/2020

The Erie County Emergency Medical Services Division in conjunction with Catholic Health are demonstrating new training technology that is now available to our region.

Lewiston NY

November 23, 2020

This afternoon Catholic Health unveiled its new Mobile Simulation & Training Unit at Lewiston Fire Company No. 1's hall.

The ambulance was once owned by Lewiston No.1. After the fire company purchased a new ambulance, they sold this "old" one to Catholic Health where it found new life and a new purpose. A purpose that may be even greater than before - training current and future generations of EMS workers.

Catholic Health EMS liaison Emily Rowles says the mobile training unit will help improve patient care across Western New York through better training of EMS personnel.

The Mobile Simulation & Training Unit, equipped with some of the newest state of-the-art technology, will allow EMS to train for real-life incidents through simulation. Simulation that can not be reproduced in a classroom environment. One example is the feeling of starting an IV line while the ambulance is in motion, rocking back and forth as it traverses roadways of Western New York.

Vice President of patient care services at Mercy Hospital of Buffalo Shari McDonald noted that patient care is a top priority in the health care system. That care often begins long before a patient arrives at a Catholic Health facility. Finding new and innovative ways to support the needs of both volunteer and paid EMS workers while improving patient care prior to their arrival at a hospital is important. This new mobile simulation and training unit and all of its capabilities through hands-on training with state-of-the-art technology does just that.

While this vehicle will serve communities across Western New York, Lewiston #1 EMS Captain Matt Grainge says for a community, such Lewiston, NY where 85% of the calls they respond to annually are EMS related, this unit will provide invaluable training to basic-EMTs, advance-EMTs, and paramedics. He also thanked Catholic Health for the partnership. He said "from the 911 call to the hospital, we are all one team."

After the announcement, ALS Systems Coordinator and Paramedic Ken Peterson showed off the equipment and a few of its features; most notably, the mannequin. The mannequin can give feedback to EMS workers through vocal sounds and data, which will often dictate what actions they may take next in treating the patient. For example, the mannequin can use vocal sounds to pant or cough if it's in respiratory distress. It can moan to simulate pain. Heart rate, blood pressure, respirations, and oxygen levels, can be monitor and changed if the treatment provided decreases or improves the "patient's" symptoms.

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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?