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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

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 th

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 th

Operating as usual

09/18/2022
Photos from NFTA Transit Authority Police Department's post
09/17/2022

Photos from NFTA Transit Authority Police Department's post

09/16/2022
With schools back in session, please make sure we remember to stop for school buses.
09/06/2022

With schools back in session, please make sure we remember to stop for school buses.

The 1st Platoon celebrated the Labor Day holiday with their families at the firehouse today. Being a firefighter is like...
09/05/2022

The 1st Platoon celebrated the Labor Day holiday with their families at the firehouse today. Being a firefighter is like being part of a big family. Having everyone together is what the firehouse is all about. It was nice to spend the afternoon together before all these kids go back to school tomorrow.

Thank you to everyone in the county who participated in today’s training. Your participation is crucial to ensure the pe...
08/27/2022

Thank you to everyone in the county who participated in today’s training. Your participation is crucial to ensure the people flying in and out of Western New York are safe.

Thank you for assisting us today!!!
08/27/2022

Thank you for assisting us today!!!

08/26/2022
07/13/2022
New Arrival!!! We have received our new command vehicle that will be manned by the on duty assistant chiefs. The current...
06/29/2022

New Arrival!!!

We have received our new command vehicle that will be manned by the on duty assistant chiefs. The current F10 has been in service since 2010. The new F10 should be in service around August 1st. The graphics will closely resemble the new quint in an effort standardize our fleet.

Stay tuned for the final design!

Photos from Buffalo Niagara International Airport's post
06/09/2022

Photos from Buffalo Niagara International Airport's post

Congratulations Jessica Meldrum!!!
05/12/2022

Congratulations Jessica Meldrum!!!

05/12/2022

Tonight the 1st Platoon participated in refresher EMS training. Since everyone in the firehouse is overly competitive, checking blood sugars turned into a competition. The highest blood sugar was punished with buying the platoon ice cream. The lowest blood sugar was forced to go pick it up. Our highest blood sugar was 144 and the lowest was 62. I’m not sure why we punished the person with the lowest, but those were the rules set by Firefighter Szymanski.

Great job keeping training fun and engaging.

I think next time we will challenge another Fire Department.

Congratulations Lee!!
05/03/2022

Congratulations Lee!!

Lee Weitz has been appointed as the NFTA's new Director of Aviation.

Lee joined the NFTA in 2005 as the Deputy Director of Aviation with extensive aviation experience. Prior to working with the NFTA, Lee held numerous positions with US Airways.

Please join in congratulating Lee on his new position!

04/27/2022
Happy Birthday Firefighter Allyson Litz-Custer. Today we celebrated her first birthday while working in the firehouse. W...
03/25/2022

Happy Birthday Firefighter Allyson Litz-Custer. Today we celebrated her first birthday while working in the firehouse. We hope to celebrate many more in your career.

If you’re looking for us to sing, check the comments. We had to do a second take. 😊 I know everyone will enjoy our vocal ability.

02/26/2022

We'd like to thank all of our local fire departments as well as those from neighboring agencies for their assistance in yesterday's fire at the Buffalo's Best Catering building on Ridge Rd. Firefighters were able to clear the majority of the building for any remaining occupants before the roof collapsed, and they had several close calls. In addition to being home to the catering business, the building was home to over a dozen tenants, some of whom were still trapped inside on the 2nd floor. We'd like to particularly recognize WSPD Officer Leitzel along with Lackawanna PD Officer Strehlow who arrived on scene first and who are shown here in this photo that was provided to us. The smoke from this fire was overwhelming. Officers were able to use a ladder provided by a Good Samaritan to get on the roof, where they helped to rescue several residents through a 2nd floor window and assist them down the ladder to safety.

Although the damage to the property and resident's belongings was devastating, it can be replaced. Thanks to the quick action of a Good Samaritan, officers first on scene, and to the bravery of the firefighters, there was no loss of life or major injuries. Thank you to all that assisted.

02/11/2022

Our three new firefighters conducting their first bunker gear drill on Wednesday morning.

Week #1 of training is in the books for our new firefighters. 7 more weeks of training and they’ll be off to the NYS Fir...
02/11/2022

Week #1 of training is in the books for our new firefighters. 7 more weeks of training and they’ll be off to the NYS Fire Academy.

We are excited to announce Allyson Litz-Custer, Kelsey McKeown, and Nick Long are the newest members of the Buffalo Airp...
02/08/2022

We are excited to announce Allyson Litz-Custer, Kelsey McKeown, and Nick Long are the newest members of the Buffalo Airport Fire Department. We look forward to serving along side you for at least the next 20 years.

Congratulations and welcome to the family!

Over the past few weeks, every platoon participated in forcible entry and through the lock training from the Erie County...
01/25/2022

Over the past few weeks, every platoon participated in forcible entry and through the lock training from the Erie County Fire Safety Training Division.

Today was the final day of training and we decided to smoke up the trailer. We practiced forcing inward and outward swing doors in limited and zero visibility situations to create a realistic scenario that could happen at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport.

Thank you Erie County!

Great Job 2nd Platoon and U-Crest Fire!
01/20/2022

Great Job 2nd Platoon and U-Crest Fire!

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01/20/2022
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Team building night in the firehouse. After a night of training, the platoon was fired up for Cowboys @ Saints. This is ...
12/03/2021

Team building night in the firehouse. After a night of training, the platoon was fired up for Cowboys @ Saints. This is just a warmup for the Bills game Monday night.

GO BILLS! 🏈

Happy Thanksgiving and GO BILLS!!!
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving and GO BILLS!!!

Today’s random act of kindness. While in downtown Buffalo today doing interviews for new firefighters, Assistant Chief K...
11/17/2021

Today’s random act of kindness.

While in downtown Buffalo today doing interviews for new firefighters, Assistant Chief Kluck and the other Assistant Chiefs went to lunch at the Washington Square. Assistant Chief Kluck noticed a homeless woman sitting at the bar and asked the waitress if the woman was a regular visitor to the restaurant. The waitress said she was a regular visitor to the restaurant and they normally give her a glass of water and a bag of chips. Without hesitation, Assistant Chief Kluck gave the waitress money and told her to let the woman order whatever she wanted for lunch. When the woman realized the generosity of Assistant Chief Kluck, she became emotional. The two shared a touching moment together before Assistant Chief Kluck left the restaurant.

Great Job Assistant Chief Kluck. You made a difference in someone’s life today. We are extremely proud of you!

After 7 hours of trying to redo the floors in a portion of the firehouse, and creating a skating rink inside, we finally...
11/09/2021

After 7 hours of trying to redo the floors in a portion of the firehouse, and creating a skating rink inside, we finally asked a professional for help. Apparently everything we could have done wrong, we did. I guess we weren’t supposed to use 5 gallons of floor stripper on the floor. Who knew 🤷🏽‍♂️??

We definitely aren’t professionals at stripping and waxing the floors. We finally have the right tool for the job and we are making progress. Well, we are trying. We are still working on using the right tool to fill the floor machine up with water. We like to do things the hard way.

👻🎃Happy Halloween 🎃 👻 Firefighter Sweetland handing out candy to passengers and employees of the Buffalo Niagara Interna...
10/31/2021

👻🎃Happy Halloween 🎃 👻

Firefighter Sweetland handing out candy to passengers and employees of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and leaving behind treats for our Aiport Administration staff.

Photos from Buffalo Niagara International Airport's post
10/28/2021

Photos from Buffalo Niagara International Airport's post

Timeline photos
10/21/2021

Timeline photos

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Crews out training tonight in the international gates of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. If you look closely ...
10/07/2021

Crews out training tonight in the international gates of the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. If you look closely you might even spot smiley Bobby Kaminski.

Congratulations to the candidates who passed the physical agility test on Saturday. We look forward to getting to know y...
10/05/2021

Congratulations to the candidates who passed the physical agility test on Saturday. We look forward to getting to know you in the next phase of the hiring process. Human Resources should be reaching out soon to set up your interviews.

Thank you NFTA Transit Authority Police Department for your help testing our candidates. By the looks of it, even your officers want to be firefighters.

This Saturday is the Physical Agility Test. The weather is looking good and we hope everyone is prepared. Please dress a...
09/30/2021

This Saturday is the Physical Agility Test. The weather is looking good and we hope everyone is prepared. Please dress appropriately and bring something to hydrate. Good luck to all of the candidates.

Our very own Assistant Chief Jessica Strom is leading this training for women firefighters. If you are interested, pleas...
09/20/2021

Our very own Assistant Chief Jessica Strom is leading this training for women firefighters. If you are interested, please sign up today.

We have a few openings left for this Saturday's 8:30 AM class in our Women's Firefighter Training Series. Thursday September 23rd is over FULL. This class will be instructed by an all female instructor group and is for interior qualified female firefighters only! At the Erie County Training & Operations Center, For details and to sign up go to Erie.gov/fire
https://www2.erie.gov/fire/sites/www2.erie.gov.fire/files/uploads/WFS2101%20-%202102.pdf

09/16/2021

Firefighter Exam Update:

Keep an eye on your mail today and tomorrow. Results are starting to arrive in candidates mailboxes.

09/01/2021
Thank you to all of the applicants who took the exam yesterday. You should hear something from Human Resources in the ne...
08/30/2021

Thank you to all of the applicants who took the exam yesterday. You should hear something from Human Resources in the next two weeks.

In the mean time, start preparing for the agility test. It will consist of push ups, sit ups, and a mile and a half run. The agility test will be held at the firehouse on October 2nd, 2021.

We look forward to seeing the candidates who advance on October 2nd. We plan to hire three people by the end of the year so make sure you are ready.

07/28/2021

The Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes and Drums were here tonight serenading us while we engraved our new fire hose and loaded it on the ladder. Okay they were just practicing but they sounded great.

Great News!! We are happy to announce the upcoming examination to become a firefighter at the Buffalo Niagara Internatio...
07/13/2021
Airport Rescue Fire Fighting - Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department

Great News!! We are happy to announce the upcoming examination to become a firefighter at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department.

Application Deadline: August 9th
Examination Date: August 27th or 28th (This will be assigned)
Test Location: Buffalo Airport Fire Department 120 Amherst Villa Rd Cheektowaga, NY 14225

Study Guide: A link will be provided for individual purchase of the study guide. https://iosolutions.com/product/cwh‐ngff‐study‐guide‐online/

Please note that all applications must be hand delivered or mailed to the address provided and submitted with a $25 personal check, certified check or money order made payable to the NFTA. Do not send the application to the Fire Department. Send all applications to:
Attn: Human Resources, Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority,
181 Ellicott Street Buffalo, NY 14203

Physical Agility: Instructions are posted on the website. The agility test will be within 30 days of the written exam.

To apply visit:
https://fire.nfta.com/

The Buffalo Niagara International Airport Rescue and Firefighting Team proudly serves the traveling public, devoted to the health and safety of those in and around the Buffalo Airport.

Is your child in the right car seat and is it installed correctly? If you are unsure, call (716)630-6011 and schedule a ...
04/13/2021

Is your child in the right car seat and is it installed correctly? If you are unsure, call (716)630-6011 and schedule a car seat safety check.

Congratulations to one of our former firefighters. He was an outstanding member of our department and will be an asset t...
02/07/2021

Congratulations to one of our former firefighters. He was an outstanding member of our department and will be an asset to the Niagara County Sheriff’s Office. Keep chasing your dreams Rob!!

Please join us as we welcome our newest staff member, Deputy Robert Rougeux! Deputy Rougeux is an experienced police officer, and lifelong resident of Niagara County. He will be assigned to our Road Patrol Division beginning in mid-February. Congratulations Deputy Rougeux!

Here are a few more pictures from day two of the quint final inspection. The quint should be on the road to Churchville ...
02/07/2021

Here are a few more pictures from day two of the quint final inspection. The quint should be on the road to Churchville by the end of next week.

*******Today we conduct the final inspection of our new Pierce Ascendent Mid Mount!! Delivery will be at the end of Febr...
02/02/2021

*******Today we conduct the final inspection of our new Pierce Ascendent Mid Mount!! Delivery will be at the end of February and should be in service by the end of March 2021.*******

On January 16th, firefighters met Jayson, an enthusiastic 11-year-old with spinal bifida, along with his parents. To his...
01/20/2021

On January 16th, firefighters met Jayson, an enthusiastic 11-year-old with spinal bifida, along with his parents. To his surprise, he was given a football used by Josh Allen while in high school. Congratulations Jayson! Go Bills!

11/11/2020
***Update***Graphics final approval complete!
11/11/2020

***Update***
Graphics final approval complete!

***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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07/11/2020

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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 project. Thank you Ryan!

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Shout out to our operators who helped Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department, NFTA Transit Authority Police Department, and local first responders with a full scale emergency response drill at Buffalo Niagara International Airport this past weekend! It is always a good time when we get to break routine and be involved in authority-wide events. 🚌🛫👨‍🚒👮‍♀️

If you're interested in joining the NFTA team, visit: jobs.nfta.com
Today, Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department, NFTA Transit Authority Police Department, and local first responders successfully completed a routine full scale FAA emergency response drill. This exercise served as practice for those who would normally respond to an aircraft incident at the airport. To read more about this safety drill, visit: https://www.nfta.com/news/news-room
Saturday Morning, Snyder Firefighters participated in a drill/full scale response execrise led by the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department at the Buffalo Niagara International Airport. Crews worked as part of a Multi-Agency Response team.

📸: FF T. Hudson

NFTA Night at the Buffalo Bisons game was a HIT! NFTA Transit Authority Police Department, Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department, and Metro Bus & Rail cheered on the home team after our Transit Police Chief got the party started by throwing out the first pitch! ⚾️
NFTA Night at the Buffalo Bisons game was a HIT! Our whole team was there to talk with fans about public transit services, upcoming projects, and more! NFTA Transit Authority Police Department, Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department, and Buffalo Niagara International Airport joined in cheering on the home team! ⚾️🌭🦬
The need for life-saving blood does not take a summer vacation. If you are available, please consider making an appointment to donate at this Community Blood Drive at the airport. A great way to see the new spaces there! To make an appointment download the Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit redcrossblood.org (Sponsor Code: DeltaBUF) or call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
After nearly FOUR decades with the NFTA Transit Authority Police Department, Deputy Chief Chris Chiodo had his final day of service. Deputy Chief Chiodo started his career with the NFTA in 1986, attending the inaugural class with the NFTA Police Dept. He served as Commander of the K9 Unit for over 27 years as well as being the airport’s lead Law Enforcement Officer for over 21 years. We thank him for his commitment and leadership throughout the years. Enjoy retirement, DC!!!🚔🎊 Special thanks to Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department, Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes and Drums, and Erie County Sheriff’s Office Air One for making the day special!
Chief Gast’s final send off for his last day on the force. Special thanks to Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department and Greater Buffalo Firefighters Pipes and Drums!
At 13:22 hours this afternoon U-Crest Fire District #4 responded to a reported rollover MVA with entrapment. U-Crest Engine 2 arrived first and reported a 2 car accident with 1 person trapped in a vehicle on its side. They requested mutual aid from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department for their struts. The patient was extricated just before 14:00 hours. One patient went to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries and the other driver signed off. (Album 2 of 2)
At 13:22 hours this afternoon U-Crest Fire District #4 responded to a rollover MVA with entrapment at 280 Cayuga Road. U-Crest Engine 2 arrived first and reported a 2 vehicle accident with 1 person trapped in a vehicle on its side. They requested mutual aid from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department for their struts. The patient was extricated just before 14:00 hours. One patient was taken to ECMC with non-life threatening injuries and the other driver signed off. (Album 1 of 2)
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This past week K9’s Eiko & Dok re-evaluated their career choice and thought about submitting an application into Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department to become Firefighters!🚒👨‍🚒🐶
My girlfriend and I would to thank the crew for letting us to get photos of the ladder truck on 10/5/21.
Woohoo it's COUNTRY NIGHT! 🤠

COUNTRY NIGHTS are NEW & IMPROVED every Thursday Night at The Stage! Join us TONIGHT for another fun COUNTRY NIGHT featuring live music from Jillian Eliza Music!

LINE DANCING IS BACK starting at 6pm with music from Dj Sean Tryon Entertainment as well as Line Dancing with instructions from Rachael Devine !!

First responders and veteran appreciation night at The Stage: FREE cover with proper id. Each week the department that has the best showing is eligible for a $100 stage gift card and name on the front board. This weeks spotlight is the amherst/Buffalo fire departments!
East Amherst Fire Department fire, Eggertsville Hose Company , Ellicott Creek Fire Co. , Getzville Fire Company , Main-Transit Fire Department , North Amherst Fire Company , North Bailey Vol. Fire Company , Snyder FireDepartment Snyder Fire Department , Swormville Fire Company , Williamsville Fire Department , Newstead Fire Company , Buffalo Fire Dept. Rescue Co. 1 , Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department . $100 gift cert and bragging rights to the dept with the biggest showing!!!! Plus your name in neon lights!

Feels so good to have Country Nights back to what it should be!
We'll see you TONIGHT!

Book your tickets / reservations NOW through our website @ TheStageWNY.com
Earlier this month, the NFTA announced our best recorded safety performance for the year of 2020. Congratulations again to all —

Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department: No Recordable Injuries

Fuel Farm: No Recordable Injuries

Maintenance Garage: No Recordable Injuries

Terminal: Recordable Injury Rate of 2.3

Facilities Maintenance Department: No Lost Time Injuries

Niagara Falls International Airport: No Recordable Injuries
Congratulations to all, including our airport locations: Buffalo Niagara International Airport Fire Department, Fuel Farm, Maintenance Garage, and terminal.
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