Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department The Buffalo Niagara Airport ARFF was organized July 1, 1981 to serve and assist the traveling public, airport employees and the surrounding communities.
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The Buffalo (NY) Airport Fire Department is a full-time, career department entrusted to protect the customers, employees, and visitors of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BNIA). We are responsible for fire protection and suppression for all aircraft, structures, and vehicles on airport property and surrounding areas. We also provide Emergency Medical Services and Basic Life Support to those in need. Our primary goal is the safety of the people we serve and we have the capabilities to perform a rescue or extrication as well, in the event a person cannot free themselves following a aircraft incident or motor vehicle accident. Our firefighters are proud members of the Buffalo Airport Professional Firefighters Association Union. This page was generated by and is run by the Buffalo Airport Professional Firefighters Union.

Operating as usual

***EXCITING NEWS*** Today our new apparatus officially hits the assembly floor to start production. Estimated delivery d...
11/03/2020

***EXCITING NEWS*** Today our new apparatus officially hits the assembly floor to start production. Estimated delivery date is January 28, 2021

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Mercy Flight
07/11/2020

Mercy Flight

The flagpole area at the Buffalo headquarters recently received an upgrade! Ryan Parker of Boy Scout Troop 445 WNY chose to update and beautify the area for his #EagleScout project. Thank you Ryan!

Fight for Air Climb: Buffalo
06/04/2020

Fight for Air Climb: Buffalo

Thank you all for nominating your heroes this past month for our #ThankAHero Program! We want to shout a few more out today for #ThankYouThursday.

"Fire Chief William (Bill) Major is an integral part of the NFTA and does an amazing job with implementing safe practices at the Buffalo and Niagara Falls airports. During the COVID health crisis is no different. He has gone above and beyond to lead his team of firefighters through these unprecedented times. He has helped implement CDC guidelines and execute safe practices for passengers, workers, and community members. One of his favorite things about his job is knowing that he and his team will always “go the extra mile” for the well-being of those that they serve. Bill is also an avid supporter of the Buffalo Air Climb and has participated in full firefighter gear for many years." - Team NFTA

04/05/2020
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10/17/2019

NFTA

In support of #BreastCancerAwareness, the NFTA Transit Authority Police Department and the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department are going pink!

Buffalo Niagara International Airport
09/27/2019

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

On Friday, September 27, starting at 6PM, we will be conducting a full-scale emergency exercise designed to ensure coordinated, timely and effective response and recovery in the event of an aviation emergency. The exercise is required by the FAA every three years.

The exercise will take place in and around the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department facility and will involve a realistic mock incident.

There will be significant law enforcement, fire and emergency services present at this time. Because of the sensitive nature of the activities, we want to be sure the public is aware that this is not a real accident or crisis situation.

Please keep a brother firefighter, from the Albany Airport Fire Department, in your thoughts and prayers as he is headed...
02/13/2019
Click here to support Support The Woodward Family organized by Aleysha Marie

Please keep a brother firefighter, from the Albany Airport Fire Department, in your thoughts and prayers as he is headed into surgery. If you can donate, please do.

https://www.gofundme.com/support-the-woodward-family

Anyone who knows Josh and Chelsea Woodward knows one thing. They are two of the most genuine people you will EVER meet. Some other things you may know: They have two beautiful young children, Jax (5) and Holland (3). Josh is an amazing dad, an Albany airport firefighter, and all around fun-lovi...

02/01/2019
Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Kudos 👏 to our airfield team for diligently working throughout the #PolarVortex ❄️🌨 #AppreciationPost

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01/23/2019

NFTA

Wishing safe travels to Officer Mike Bogulski & K9 Lyka along with Officer Christie Clifford & K9 Harvey from NFTA Transit Authority Police Department as they travel to Atlanta.

They were selected by Homeland Security to join the security detail at Super Bowl LIII.

01/11/2019

Please keep our brothers and sisters from the Buffalo Fire Department in your thoughts and prayers after one of their firefighters was injured, causing a "mayday" call while fighting a house fire on Buffalo's East Side the other day. Three other firefighters were injured at that same fire.

Firefighters are a tough breed, but "mayday" is a term that sends chills down our spines.

Hoping for a speedy recovery.

01/11/2019

Please keep our brothers and sisters from the Buffalo Fire Department in your thoughts and prayers after four of their firefighters were injured, causing a "mayday" call while fighting a house fire on Buffalo's East Side the other day.

Firefighters are a tough breed, but "mayday" is a term that sends chills down our spines.

Hoping for a speedy recovery.

12/10/2018
Buffalo Niagara International Airport

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

The answer to the abundance of snow we get in #Buffalo ❄ With our new snow melter we will be able to reduce the space snow piles occupy on the ramp, while increasing the safety of the airport operation.

11/22/2018

We would like to wish everyone a safe and healthy Thanksgiving. We are thankful for all those who are sacrificing time with their families to protect us and keep us safe!

Please travel safely and be aware of pedestrians near the roadways when visiting the Buffalo Niagara International Airport during this busy travel week.

We wish to thank all those who have served, including members of our own department, a very happy and safe Veterans Day....
11/11/2018

We wish to thank all those who have served, including members of our own department, a very happy and safe Veterans Day. 🇺🇸

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department
11/08/2018

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department

Time to change those clocks one hour back tonight.  Also a great time to replace the batteries in your smoke and CO dete...
11/03/2018

Time to change those clocks one hour back tonight. Also a great time to replace the batteries in your smoke and CO detectors.

A few pictures from the Boeing 747-400 series jet that landed in Buffalo tonight.  The one photo is from the FLIR camera...
10/22/2018

A few pictures from the Boeing 747-400 series jet that landed in Buffalo tonight. The one photo is from the FLIR camera on our fire vehicle.

Help support our fire department in this contest.  Click on the link, find our picture, like the picture and that’s it.
10/17/2018

Help support our fire department in this contest. Click on the link, find our picture, like the picture and that’s it.

Joe Basil Chevrolet wants help out a few local fire houses. The top 5 Fire Houses with the most likes on their photo will win $1,000 each! The voting beings today but we are still accepting entries! email [email protected] with your photo & name of the fire house and we will add you to the album! Good luck everyone! Thank you to all the participating Fire Houses, we will run the contest until November 1st at 12pm! The Fire all with the most "likes" will also receive 4 FREE Registrations for the Fight for Air Climb: Buffalo on March 9th at Main Place Tower!

This year we had pink t-shirts made that the firefighters could purchase.  The proceeds of $550 will be going to cancer ...
10/05/2018

This year we had pink t-shirts made that the firefighters could purchase. The proceeds of $550 will be going to cancer research. During the month of October firefighters will be allowed to wear these shirts. Also most of our fleet were outfitted with pink decals. These decals will be on display year round as a constant reminder and show of support.

**We have had several requests to see if we were selling the shirts to the public. At this time we are not but hope to in the future, and will post that info if and when it happens. Thanks for all the interest**

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10/01/2018

NFTA

The power of pink was strong this morning at the NFTA.

We proudly announced our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month and highlighted how we are helping to promote this important initiative.

For the month of October the NFTA is turning the fountains at the Buffalo Airport pink; Transit Police officers will be wearing a pink badge and driving a pink patrol car; the Metro Station at Fountain Plaza will be lit pink; Metro's October monthly pass will be pink; and the Buffalo Airport firefighting trucks will be adorned with pink decals.

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department
10/01/2018

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department
09/18/2018

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department
09/11/2018

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department

08/14/2018
Mercy Flight

Please note the new loading procedures for calls involving the new Bell 429 helicopters at Mercy Flight WNY.

ATTENTION - FIRST RESPONDERS!

We are thrilled to soon welcome an updated helicopter fleet, providing lifesaving emergency medical care...WHEN MINUTES MATTER.

With four new Bell Helicopters, there are significant changes that our First Responders must know and fully understand.

Find out all you need to know in this video below, and make sure to schedule your Ground Crew Safety Training with Chief Flight Paramedic Adam White - [email protected].

You can also visit: www.mercyflight.org to schedule your department's training.

Video courtesy: StandOut Advertising

Tonight we celebrated FF Rivera’s retirement.  He completed 37 years of service with the Buffalo Airport FD.  Pictured a...
08/01/2018

Tonight we celebrated FF Rivera’s retirement. He completed 37 years of service with the Buffalo Airport FD. Pictured are his fellow classmates from 1981. We wish Mike the best on his retirement and future endeavors.

Recent photo from our open house.  Pictured below are FF’s Herdzik, Flynn and Roll. These three firefighters were part o...
07/31/2018

Recent photo from our open house. Pictured below are FF’s Herdzik, Flynn and Roll. These three firefighters were part of the original class in 1981.

07/30/2018
Congratulations Father Joe and best of luck to you on your future endeavors.
07/24/2018

Congratulations Father Joe and best of luck to you on your future endeavors.

Buffalo Airport Fire is being featured on 7 Eyewitness News WKBW as part of their "On The Road" segment all day today. W...
07/20/2018
On The Road: Cheektowaga's Airport Rescue Fire Fighters

Buffalo Airport Fire is being featured on 7 Eyewitness News WKBW as part of their "On The Road" segment all day today. We will be co-hosting an open house with Mercy Flight WNY this Sunday July 22nd from 1 - 5pm.

If you don't see us, that's probably a great thing, says Chief Bill Major of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Firefighters. His team of 40 firefighters and assistant chiefs train countless hours, but in an ideal world they never would never have to use their training.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the NYSP who lost one of their own this morning.
07/02/2018

Our thoughts and prayers are with the NYSP who lost one of their own this morning.

We would like to congratulate probationary firefighters Foster and Kane who completed their ARFF National certification ...
06/29/2018

We would like to congratulate probationary firefighters Foster and Kane who completed their ARFF National certification this week down in South Carolina. FF Foster will have to complete his NYS EMT certification next, while FF Kane already has his certification. Both firefighters will continue to train on the 2nd platoon where they are being assigned.

Mercy Flight
06/11/2018

Mercy Flight

Save the Date:

Our Buffalo Open House is set for Sunday, July 22nd from 1-5 pm right at our headquarters. We have teamed up with Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Dept to offer this community event.

This is a FREE, family-friendly day with your chance to tour the grounds, meet our crews, and get an inside look of our helicopter.

We will have activities for the kids, chicken BBQ dinner, and so much more.

Stay tuned for an official flyer coming soon :-)

Today Transit Police K9 Officer Baran retired after 20 years of dedicated service.  We were honored to be invited today ...
06/06/2018

Today Transit Police K9 Officer Baran retired after 20 years of dedicated service. We were honored to be invited today to send him off with a water salute. Enjoy your retirement Ofc. Baran and thank you.

Address

120 Amherst Villa
Cheektowaga, NY
14225

General information

Occasionally, we may be requested to respond off the airport to a severe incident or extraordinary situation (gasoline tanker fires, off-airport aircraft incidents, large fuel spills, etc.) and will take steps to ensure the response does not compromise the level of protection provided at the airport.

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Hey You all BE SAFE out there..
Full moon over the buffalo niagara international airport fire department on a nice August night.
My girlfriend and I would like to thank the guys and girls for a nice tour of the airport fire on 7/28/19. They even gave us a ride In a crash truck around the airport I even video the ride since It was a once In a lifetime experience thanks again.
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Thanks to Asst.Chief Joel Eberth and Firefighter Jim Acome for letting Me and My friends from the Niagara Falls Air base FD Kevin Hodgson and Gary Macintosh visit today..\
ARFF Training at Niagara Falls AFB..2011
Happy Holidays..and Merry Christmas to ALL the Firefighters on Duty during the Holidays..STAY SAFE.!!..
Had a great Visit with Chief Bill Major ,Asst Chief Jessica Strom,,Mike O'Conner,,at the New Fire Station...Mr. Paddy Walsh too...