East Amherst Fire Department

East Amherst Fire Department 100% Volunteer. Serving the Towns of Amherst & Clarence.
Our volunteer firefighters attend 180 training and work detail sessions adding up to approximately 3208 man hours per year. These hours consisted of live fire suppression, water rescue, haz-mat, OSHA safety, pump and ladder operations, vehicle extrication, counter-terrorism operations, and rescue techniques. Many of our firefighters also attended emergency medical technician and paramedic classes which consist of 120-150 hours of classroom and field training. The work details consisted of maintenance to vehicles, equipment, and building and grounds. In addition, countless hours were spent on administrative committees and duties. All of this is done to help keep your tax rate as low as possible. Through careful planning and budgeting our emergency vehicle fleet is all 13 years old or less and equipped with much of the latest technology and equipment. We are the only fire company providing advanced EMT-Paramedic care 24/7 to its residents and we can provide this service if requested to our neighboring fire companies. We are partnered with Twin City Ambulance for this paramedic and transportation service
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Station 1: 9100 Transit Rd. East Amherst, NY 14051 Station 2: 635 Ayer Rd. Williamsville, NY 14221

Amherst Police Department
01/10/2020

Amherst Police Department

[AMHERST, NY]-MEDIA RELEASE: Person identifies himself as a Police Officer in scam attempt.

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EAFD supports the BILLS!   Lets Go!
01/04/2020

EAFD supports the BILLS! Lets Go!

Amherst Police Department
12/31/2019

Amherst Police Department

[AMHERST POLICE, NY] -- Are you going out to celebrate New Year's? Don't drink and drive. Choose an alternate form of transportation to get home safely like a designated driver, taxi, or ride sharing. If you drink and drive you will go to jail.
#DontDrinkAndDrive #drivesober #DesginatedDrive #DD

The East Amherst Fire Department would like to congratulate our President Ken Rusin on his retirement with 39 years of s...
12/28/2019

The East Amherst Fire Department would like to congratulate our President Ken Rusin on his retirement with 39 years of service with the Cheektowaga Police Department. Wish you the best in retirement, and thank you for your service.

We would like to congratulate Lieutenant Kenneth Rusin on his retirement today after 39 years of dedicated service to the Town of Cheektowaga! Lieutenant Ken Rusin began his career with the Cheektowaga Police Department in August of 1980
Upon completion of the Police Academy and for the next 14 years, Ken served as a road patrol officer on the 1st and 3rd platoon. As a patrolman, Ken was also a Field Training Officer, member of the motorcycle unit, defensive tactics instructor, and the Warrant Handling and Management Officer.
In October of 1994, Ken was promoted to the position of Sergeant. Ken’s first assignment was Headquarters Sergeant on the 2nd Platoon. In 1997, Ken applied for and was assigned as Supervisor of the Juvenile Unit. In that position, Ken help initiate the Wednesday in the Park Program which brought over 200 youths together with police in recreational activities creating a setting that enabled police to interact with youths in a positive manner and creating lasting relationships. A restructuring of the Police Department in 1999 led to Ken’s assignment as Patrol Sergeant on the 2nd Platoon where he spent the next 10 years of his career. In December of 2009, Ken was promoted to the position of Lieutenant and was assigned as Headquarters Lieutenant. In February of 2011, Ken requested and was assigned Detective Lieutenant, working both the day shift and the afternoon shift in the general Bureau. In this capacity, Ken supervised shift detectives, the Sex Offense Squad, and managed major cases to include numerous homicide investigations. A very demanding position meant being on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, numerous phone calls in the middle of the night even when on vacation. Ken never failed to answer his phone when being called and never complained about interrupted sleep or time off. Ken’s highly decorated career included numerous medals and letters of commendation and appreciation for going above and beyond, to include:
o Chief’s Medal of Valor for his actions during a hostage situation in April of 1990 which involved two persons being held by a man armed with a shotgun.
o Three Distinguished Conduct Awards for his actions at a scene of a shooting, performing CPR and reviving a victim of a motorcycle accident, and the arrest of a distraught male threatening his family.
o Three Special Unit Citations and Five Letters of Commendation

Congratulations and good luck Lt Rusin! Your CPD family all hope you have an enjoyable, relaxing, and long retirement.

East Amherst Fire Department
12/28/2019

East Amherst Fire Department

East Amherst Fire Department
12/28/2019

East Amherst Fire Department

The East Amherst Fire Dept would like to congratulate our Past Chief and upcoming 2020 Assistant Chief Jim Quigley on hi...
12/28/2019

The East Amherst Fire Dept would like to congratulate our Past Chief and upcoming 2020 Assistant Chief Jim Quigley on his Retirement from the Amherst Police Department! Well Deserved!! Enjoy your Retirement!

[AMHERST POLICE, NY] RETIREMENT ANNOUNCEMENT.
🎉🎉Congratulations to Senior Investigator James Quigley who retired December 27, 2019 after 32 years of service with the Town of Amherst Police Department.

Jim was hired in 1987 and was assigned to night shift patrol. He was promoted to accident investigator in 2002. In 2013 Jim received the rank of Senior Investigator. Jim was a proud member of the motorcycle patrol unit. He received both the Amherst Bee and Muck Officer of the Year award in 1992. In 1989 Jim was awarded the VFW Officer of the Year and Amherst Bee runner up. Four times he has been awarded the department’s meritorious service award and in 2011 Jim, along with other members of the traffic bureau, received the department’s unit award.

Jim was a long time member of the department’s emergency response and evidence teams. He also served for a time with the narcotics unit.

During a ceremony at police headquarters on December 27, 2019 Jim was recognized for an outstanding record of loyal service and for high standards of excellence and professionalism in the performance of his duties as a police officer with the Town of Amherst Police Department. We wish Jim a wonderful retirement and best of luck to him in the next chapter of his life.

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Merry Christmas from all of the members of the East Amherst Fire Department.
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from all of the members of the East Amherst Fire Department.

12/23/2019

We would like to thank everyone for coming out over the last few nights and seeing Santa. We already lined the big guy up for next year and we can't wait! Feel free to share any pictures or videos below from your visit.

Happy first night of Hanukkah!
12/22/2019

Happy first night of Hanukkah!

12/20/2019

Great news, we cleared the fire alarm and have picked up Santa and we are out and about.

12/20/2019

We are currently on a call and will start as soon as we are clear of that.

A few important facts for the next few nights and Santa visiting our district.1) The map and the routes are all estimate...
12/20/2019

A few important facts for the next few nights and Santa visiting our district.
1) The map and the routes are all estimated. 911 calls will have to be answered by our crews of all volunteer firefighters first. We will do our best to complete the areas.
2) Please do not call 911, the alarm office, or the firehouse to ask for location of Santa, or ask for him to swing back by.
3) We are hoping to start around 5:30 and be done around 8:30 ish each night.
4) Last but not least enjoy! I know the many volunteer firefighters who volunteer these nights to see the smiles of the residents of our district will.

Here is some history from our past.
12/19/2019

Here is some history from our past.

#TBT East Amherst FD (formerly Transit Fire Company)

As everyone has been Anxiously waiting for... this is Santa's Magical Map of where he will be visiting the East Amherst ...
12/16/2019

As everyone has been Anxiously waiting for... this is Santa's Magical Map of where he will be visiting the East Amherst Fire District on what night! Hope everyone is on his Nice list! Keep your eyes and ears open as he will be riding around on the firetrucks! Hope to see you out there!

12/01/2019

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. Routes are being worked out and will be posted closer to the dates. We have heard from the North Pole that we will be escorting Santa around Dec 20,21,22. Please stay posted. Keep in mind routes and times are all dependant on any emergency calls we get.

Happy Thanksgiving from the members of the East Amherst Fire Department.  Please use caution while cooking and traveling...
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving from the members of the East Amherst Fire Department. Please use caution while cooking and traveling today.

Please use caution.
11/27/2019

Please use caution.

[AMHERST POLICE, NY] -- HIGH WIND WARNING from 10 am to 1 AM Thursday...SW winds 25-35 mph w/ gusts up to 60 mph. IMPACTS...Damaging winds will blow down some trees & power lines, lead to scattered power outages. Travel could be difficult especially for high profile vehicles.

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REPORT POWER OUTAGE ONLINE: https://www1.nationalgridus.com/ReportOrCheckOutage

CALL: 1-800-867-5222

11/26/2019
Turkey Fryer Fire

Turkey Fryer Fire

Since 2002, there have been more than 168 turkey-fryer related fire, burn, explosion or CO poisoning incidents, including 672 injuries and $8 million in prop...

Reminder to please keep your hydrant clear.
11/12/2019

Reminder to please keep your hydrant clear.

Thank you to all our members and community that have served.
11/11/2019

Thank you to all our members and community that have served.

Amherst Police Department
11/11/2019

Amherst Police Department

⚠️ Update: The National Weather Service has upgraded the winter storm to a WARNING Expect 6-10" snow. The most intense snow will be Monday afternoon and night.

[WINTER STORM WATCH] -- ❄️ for all of WNY from Monday morning through late Monday night. Snow totals in the 5-9" range. Snow will intensify Monday afternoon.
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🔴 Reminder follow the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville Overnight Winter Street Parking Ban 🚫

East Amherst Fire Department
11/02/2019

East Amherst Fire Department

11/02/2019
Getzville Fire Company

The Membership of the East Amherst Fire Department extends their deepest condolences to Irv's Family and the Getzville Fire Company. Irv was a great man that had a huge impact on the Fire Service in WNY. Rest Easy Chief.

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Line of Duty Death
Irving Isenberg
12/17/1963-11/1/2019

November 1, 2019 - The following statement is from Daniel Cownie, Assistant Chief of the Getzville Fire Company.

It is with profound sadness and heartache that the Getzville Fire Company family announces the passing of our friend and colleague, Irving Isenberg. Irv was a member of the Getzville Fire Company for 29 years and held the offices of Fire Chief from 2007-2011 and President from 2016-2018. Irv was a part of a state-wide mutual aid deployment to Ground Zero after the September 11th attacks. Irv was one of four Getzville firefighters stationed at Albany Street and West Street, a mere block away from Ground Zero. After being diagnosed with job-related cancer from his heroic efforts in lower Manhattan, Irv's last few weeks were spent with family and friends as he battled until the very end. Irv was surrounded by the ones he loved, and was in the thoughts and prayers of his friends, coworkers and the many lives that he touched over his 35-year career as a first responder.

Irv leaves behind his loving wife, Lisa; his two sisters Susan Boyar, Ruth Lipsitz; his mother Alice Isenberg; his stepchildren Jeffrey Costa, Aaron (Brittany) Costa, and his granddaughter Olivia Costa.

Arrangements will be forthcoming.

"Red" Porch Light Vigil
We are asking the community to turn on your porch light and use a red bulb to honor Past Chief Isenberg and all firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty for the duration of November.

Please use extra caution tonight not just because if the trick or treaters but also the weather.
10/31/2019

Please use extra caution tonight not just because if the trick or treaters but also the weather.

[AMHERST POLICE, NY] -- Have a Safe and Happy Halloween. Here are some simple Halloween safety rules to follow for safe trick-or-treating tonight.

Amherst Police Department
10/31/2019

Amherst Police Department

[AMHERST POLICE, NY] -- Amherst / Williamsville Overnight Winter Weather Parking Ban. 🚫 Parking of vehicles is prohibited on all highways within the Town of Amherst and Village of Williamsville between 1:00 am - 7:00 am from November 1st until April 1st.

Thank you for your cooperation. ❄️

Happy National First Responders Day to all our fellow brother and sister first responders! Stay safe!
10/28/2019

Happy National First Responders Day to all our fellow brother and sister first responders! Stay safe!

The Membership of the East Amherst Fire Department would like to wish Bill a happy retirement.  Congratulations and enjo...
10/27/2019

The Membership of the East Amherst Fire Department would like to wish Bill a happy retirement. Congratulations and enjoy, but know you will be missed on the radio.

Please join us at Emergency Services in wishing Fire Dispatcher William Orr all the best is his retirement. You will be missed.

Amherst Police Department
10/22/2019

Amherst Police Department

[AMHERST POLICE, NY] -- 💊 National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day SATURDAY OCTOBER 26, 2019 from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital (1540 Maple Road, Williamsville, NY)

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Stop out till 4pm for our open house.
10/05/2019

Stop out till 4pm for our open house.

Come join us for our annual Open House Today 1-4pm. See what we are about!
10/05/2019

Come join us for our annual Open House Today 1-4pm. See what we are about!

Come out and see us tomorrow at 1pm for our open house!
10/04/2019

Come out and see us tomorrow at 1pm for our open house!

Happy National Good Neighbor Day!  If you want to help your neighbors consider joining your local Volunteer Fire Departm...
09/28/2019

Happy National Good Neighbor Day! If you want to help your neighbors consider joining your local Volunteer Fire Department.

[AMHERST POLICE, NY] -- Today is National Good Neighbor Day. Today is meant to raise public awareness that good neighbors help achieve human understanding and build strong, thriving communities.

#goodneighborday
#amherst #williamsville

Tonight the East Amherst Fire Department celebrated 100 years of service.   More photos and stories to follow.  Thank yo...
09/15/2019

Tonight the East Amherst Fire Department celebrated 100 years of service. More photos and stories to follow. Thank you to our entire membership!

Congratulations to East Amherst Fire Department as it celebrates 100 years of selflessly and bravely serving the community. As the daughter of a volunteer firefighter, I’m so appreciative of the dedication of volunteer firefighters and I was humbled and proud to serve as MC tonight.

Please never forget.
09/11/2019

Please never forget.

Amherst Police Department
09/05/2019

Amherst Police Department

[AMHERST POLICE, NY] -- Schools in the Town of Amherst are back in session and the Amherst Police want to remind drivers to pay extra attention to the roadway due to an increase in traffic. We want all our children to have a safe return to school. 🍎✏️🖍️🚌🚓

Please use caution!
08/31/2019

Please use caution!

This evening while fire department personnel were operating inside a house fire on Sandpiper Lane, in the Mecklenburg Subdivision, a motorist drove over our water supply hose. As you can see our hose was damaged to the point it was rendered inoperable for use. This hose supplies our firefighters with the needed water to extinguish the fire. With the supply line being damaged and incapable of delivering the needed water supply could have endangered the lives of any citizens or firefighters inside the house. The lives of our citizens and fire department personnel are of the utmost importance to us. Please, we can not stress this enough, if you are driving down a street or road, and encounter fire hose across the street, please refrain from driving across the hose. Many lives could have been severely hurt, or worse killed by driving across our hose.

A blast from the past.
08/30/2019

A blast from the past.

#TBT East Amherst FD (Credit: Amherst Bee)

The East Amherst Fire Department extends our condolences to the Buffalo Fire Department.
08/28/2019
STANTON, Patrick J.

The East Amherst Fire Department extends our condolences to the Buffalo Fire Department.

STANTON - Patrick J.

Please use caution when passing an emergency scene. That's someone's mom, dad, spouse, or child. Please see the below ar...
08/19/2019

Please use caution when passing an emergency scene. That's someone's mom, dad, spouse, or child. Please see the below article as this is too close to home. Further more anyone with information please contact below.

Anybody with information in regards to this, please contact the Sheriff's Office immediately. We further ask that the individual who was involved in this to please do the right thing and come forward.

This is an active investigation and further information will be released through the Niagara County Sheriff's Office.

08/17/2019

We would like to congratulate our newest Paramedic Ryan Arrastia on passing his final certification exam yesterday. He has achieved certification at the highest level of pre-hospital care after years of hard work and we couldn’t be more proud of him!

The timing couldn’t be better because we lost one of our most dedicated paramedics, Michael Patrick (Pollack) , to SUNY Upstate Medical School last week. Michael will be sorely missed by all of us.

We wish both the best as they begin their new careers!

Please stop out for a great cause tomorrow at our firehouse at 9100 Transit Rd. It may be warm but "Man Up"!
07/19/2019

Please stop out for a great cause tomorrow at our firehouse at 9100 Transit Rd. It may be warm but "Man Up"!

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9100 TRANSIT Rd
East Amherst, NY
14051

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(716) 688-2121

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