Town of Hamburg Emergency Services

Town of Hamburg Emergency Services Sean Crotty- Emergency Manager Paul Randall- Deputy Emergency Manager 24/7 Emergency Contact: 716-648-5111 Office: 716-648-5111 x2500 Fax: 716-648-4821
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The Department of Emergency Services allows you to research information about actions that you can take to better prepare yourself, your family, property, and your business in the event of a disaster or emergency situation. The potential for a disaster to occur in the Town of Hamburg is as ever present as it is within any community. The departments and employees of the Town of Hamburg provide a vital and professional response to emergencies that occur in our Town. Their primary objective is to protect the lives and property of the people within the Town of Hamburg. Disruption of services, loss of life and extensive property damage can occur within our community. Emergency conditions could result from, or be a combination of, any natural or technological hazards. If emergency conditions exist or are imminent, and cannot be handled by the resources of these departments, the Town of Hamburg has the obligation, and the ultimate responsibility, to protect the people of our Town. We also have the obligation and responsibility to help the people of our Town recover from the emergency, along with restoring services within the Town of Hamburg.

Mission: OES Mission The Town of Hamburg Office of Emergency Services (ES) plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery, and collects and disseminates emergency information. To accomplish this mission, ES maintains a disciplined unit of emergency management personnel, including responders, planners, watch commanders, and administrative and support staff, to identify and respond to various hazards.

Operating as usual

Town of Hamburg Recreation Department
09/29/2020

Town of Hamburg Recreation Department

Covid -19 Antibody Testing Thurs., Oct 1st (4 pm - 8 pm) at the Hamburg Senior Center. 4540 Southwestern Blvd. Hamburg, NY 14075
Appointments preferred CALL ( 716) 858-2929 or Visit www.erie.gov/covidtest to schedule.

Town of Hamburg Emergency Services's cover photo
09/16/2020

Town of Hamburg Emergency Services's cover photo

09/11/2020
Here is an explanation of the alert many received this morning.
09/11/2020

Here is an explanation of the alert many received this morning.

If you received this message on your phone this morning, the Town of Tonawanda is testing a new emergency alert program. This Emergency Alert was only a test.

The Town of Hamburg will again take time to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice 19 years ago, in th...
09/04/2020

The Town of Hamburg will again take time to honor and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice 19 years ago, in the tragic events of 9/11.

Please join us on Facebook Live, as we stream our Remembrance Ceremony- Friday, September 11th, at 7 pm.

While the Remembrance Ceremony is scaled back to ensure Social Distancing and Gathering Parameters are complied with, we feel it is important to continue to take time to remember; as Never Forget, means never forgetting.

There will be no opportunity for the public to attend the Remembrance Ceremony.

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY
08/27/2020

US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

Strong to severe thunderstorms will be possible this afternoon into the early evening. The primary threat will be strong winds & hail, but a few tornadoes can't be ruled out. There will also be the potential for heavy rainfall with the storms. http://weather.gov/buf

Anyone looking for Antibody testing; please see below.
08/11/2020

Anyone looking for Antibody testing; please see below.

Upcoming #COVID19 Antibody Clinics:
Thursday 8/13, #Hamburg Senior Center

Appointments preferred: register online at www.erie.gov/covidtest or (716) 858-2929. There is no cost for this test. It is available for Erie County residents ages 11+ and requires a blood draw from the arm. Results mailed in 7-10 days.

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Seek alternative locations to dispose of your sharps and unwanted prescription medication.
07/06/2020
Town of Hamburg Police

Seek alternative locations to dispose of your sharps and unwanted prescription medication.

We no longer maintain a drug and needle disposal site in our police station lobby. There are other nearby options available for your medical waste disposal needs, and you can find them quickly here: www.thepointny.org

This helpful site identifies drop-off locations for needles and drugs, as well as naloxone (Narcan) availability, needle exchange sites and testing for Hepatitis C.

Keep an eye on your neighbors today with extreme heat on the way.
06/10/2020

Keep an eye on your neighbors today with extreme heat on the way.

Heat advisory is in effect for noon to 7PM Wednesday. Heat index temperatures are expected to reach the mid to upper 90s. Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illness. To stay cool drink plenty of water and stay in a cool or air conditioned room.

Curfew applies Countywide; to include the Town of Hamburg, Village of Hamburg and Village of Blasdell.
06/02/2020

Curfew applies Countywide; to include the Town of Hamburg, Village of Hamburg and Village of Blasdell.

I just finished a conference call with local supervisors and mayors. Based on law enforcement assistance that suburban and rural towns are providing to Buffalo and other areas, we have all agreed the curfew for tonight from 8 pm through 5 am tomorrow will be a COUNTYWIDE curfew.

Essential workers can travel during curfew hours but should have proof of employment (ID, etc.).

This applies to ALL of Erie County; not just the City of Buffalo.
05/31/2020

This applies to ALL of Erie County; not just the City of Buffalo.

Reminder: a curfew is in effect for all of Erie County starting at 9 pm tonight (Sunday, May 31) through 6 am tomorrow morning. Workers for essential businesses may travel during those hours but please have your employee ID with you.

Potential for severe weather this afternoon. Plan accordingly.
05/29/2020

Potential for severe weather this afternoon.
Plan accordingly.

There is a risk for severe weather from early this afternoon thru early evening. Damaging wind gusts will be the main threat. Lesser chances for large hail and heavy downpours. An isolated tornado cannot be ruled out. Get prepared now! Secure loose objects. Monitor the weather.

05/23/2020
The Hamburg Water Rescue Unit

Our Water Rescue Team has an important message for everyone who utilized the Hamburg Town Park Boat Launch.

Help them, help others.

Hey Folks... Just a friendly reminder to those of you who may be using the boat launch at the Hamburg Beach this weekend ( and all summer). Please do not park in between the signs for the zones marked for Marine Rescue / Emergency Services Parking Only, straight up from the launch. It is imperative that we can pull up into those spots in order to launch Marine 1. Also, PLEASE do not block the roadway coming down from the boathouse (with your trailers).We anticipate a very busy weekend on the water and it may be you that we are coming to assist on the water. All areas are very well marked so please be diligent and look at the signs before you put it in park, even if its just to prepare your boat for the water. In addition, if you see us coming down to the launch with our emergency lights on, it means we have been called out for an emergency and we need to launch quickly. Please yield the right of way for us launching, even if it means pulling your vehicle and boat back out of the water for us to launch. The members of the Hamburg Water Rescue Unit wish all of you a safe boating season and a Happy Memorial Day !

05/23/2020
Township of Hamburg, NY

Town of Hamburg Government first step towards reopening.

Town Hall will be open daily to the public starting Tuesday, May 26, 2020 from 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Monday - Friday. Any resident wishing to transact business should call the given Department that he/she wants to visit to schedule an appointment. All visits to Town Hall, or any other Town facility, must bring a facial mask and under take a brief screening to determine that individual(s) body temperature. Any person registering a temperature of 100.4 degrees or more, will be denied entrance and will be directed to call his or her family physician.

If a visitor of the Town is denied entry due to failing to meet screening requirements, the Town has provided reasonable accommodations by offering to conduct Town related business over the phone, by email or online through the Townโ€™s website: www.townofhamburgny.com

05/20/2020
Jim Shaw, Hamburg Town Supervisor

Distribution of Surgical Masks for residents.

My Dear Facebook Friends,

Please be advised that this Saturday, May 23rd, the Town of Hamburg will distribute face masks to Hamburg residents at no cost. With the help of our Recreation Department we have established a distribution point in the parking lot of our Senior Center on Route 20 and Riley Blvd in the Town of Hamburg.

We will have our Recreation staff stationed with a significant supply of masks to distribute (1 to a customer) to the individuals who drive into the parking lot and drive through our check point for distribution. We will be open for this voluntary program from 10 a.m. โ€“ 2p.m. on Saturday, May 23rd. We will have additional dates for distributing more facial masks. You will receive notice as we go forward.

Thank you very much please stay healthy and observe social distancing requirements.

Very truly yours,

Jim Shaw
Supervisor

According to the USGS information, the area which is reported to have felt the minor earthquake extends in the shaded bl...
05/19/2020

According to the USGS information, the area which is reported to have felt the minor earthquake extends in the shaded blue boxes on the second photo.

Thus far, there are no reports of any property damage or injuries as a result of the Magnitude 2.3 quake.

Many people reported hearing a loud explosion approximately 25 minutes ago in the area from Lackawanna to Evans. While t...
05/19/2020
earthquake.usgs.gov

Many people reported hearing a loud explosion approximately 25 minutes ago in the area from Lackawanna to Evans.

While there has been no physical evidence of an explosion, there is evidence of a minor earthquake reported by the USGS.

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Saturday, May 30th, from 10a-6p we will host Antibody Testing at The Erie County Fair Event Center. Contact 858-2929, fr...
05/19/2020

Saturday, May 30th, from 10a-6p we will host Antibody Testing at The Erie County Fair Event Center.

Contact 858-2929, from 8a-8p to schedule an appointment.

Starting tomorrow, May 19, the Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH) will offer a series of clinics for COVID-19 antibody testing throughout Erie County. Call Erie County, NY's COVID-19 Hotline at (716) 858-2929 to schedule an appointment. Visit erie.gov/covid19 for more.

Make sure your business is working on their return to work strategy, and formulate your plan! Be ready!
05/14/2020

Make sure your business is working on their return to work strategy, and formulate your plan!

Be ready!

New York State has released the template for businesses to follow in preparing reopening plans. While we aren't yet in Phase 1 in WNY, no business may eventually reopen without a plan, which must be available for review by staff and patrons (if any).

It is best to start working on plans now and be ready for when we do reopen. The template can be found here:https://governor.ny.gov/sites/governor.ny.gov/files/atoms/files/NYS_BusinessReopeningSafetyPlanTemplate.pdf

***UPDATE: Power to signals has been restored***There is a widespread power outage that is impacting the Northeast part ...
05/12/2020

***UPDATE: Power to signals has been restored***

There is a widespread power outage that is impacting the Northeast part of Hamburg. Multiple Traffic signals are impacted in the area of McKinley Parkway north of Southwestern Blvd.

NYSEG is aware of the problem, so there is no need to call 911 to report the outage.

Only dial 911 if there is an emergency.

Dredging of the Town of Hamburg Boat Launch began this morning at the Town Park. To ensure safety, the lower access road...
05/05/2020

Dredging of the Town of Hamburg Boat Launch began this morning at the Town Park.

To ensure safety, the lower access road and beach is closed while the heavy machinery performs the dredging.

The beach cleanup and dredging is extensive this year, as the storm on Halloween of 2019 left an abundance of sand/sediment in the boat launch, and debris on the beach.

This temporary closure is anticipated to last approximately 2 weeks while this work is performed.

Shout out to the Town of Hamburg PBA for paying it forward to support members of the community who may need assistance i...
04/29/2020

Shout out to the Town of Hamburg PBA for paying it forward to support members of the community who may need assistance in these difficult times.

If anyone wants to support the efforts of #feedhamburg you may do so by visiting www.feedhamburg.com

Together; we can get through this....

The current crisis has had affects beyond the illness and has left so many with uncertainty. The members of the PBA are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing our community's needs. It's in that spirt that we purchased $500 of nonperishable food & products. These items were assembled into 25 equal care packages and donated to #FeedHamburg to be distributed to those in need. We even made a few deliveries.

We did our best to maximize the volume of this donation to help out as many as possible. Items were purchased from several local grocers (Aldi's, Save A Lot, Dollar General, Tops, and Wegmans) who were greatly supportive of our cause. A special thank you to Ann Lahrs for taking on this task and doing a superb job for our community!

Please join us and the volunteers at #FeedHamburg in their collective effort to make a difference. https://www.feedhamburg.com/

Today's update
04/28/2020

Today's update

Case Data, County Comparison, Business Task Force, Erie Grown, Small Business Support

A Drive-thru First Responder Appreciation Event was held today from 11am to 3pm at LaVia Italia on Evans Street in the V...
04/25/2020

A Drive-thru First Responder Appreciation Event was held today from 11am to 3pm at LaVia Italia on Evans Street in the Village of Hamburg.

A handful of businesses put together a First Responder Thank You Package- which consisted of a Frozen Pizza from LaVia Italia, Reuben Meatballs and cookies from Finnโ€™s /Finnertyโ€™s Tap Room (EVL), a fresh salad from Braymiller Market, First Responder Care kits from ServPro, as well as contributions from Interstate Battery, Urban Valet, Laufer Law Firm, Nickel City Funding, WNY Metro Roberts, Gullo's Garden Center, and Under Dogg Construction.

These business owners wanted to express their appreciation and support for Town of Hamburg Emergency Services Agencies and acknowledge their fine work and dedication shown to the Hamburg Community. They are excited to support those who are working so hard for them.

Thank you to the generous businesses who put this event on for the First Responders in the Town of Hamburg; the Town that Friendship built.

From all of us, Thank you, for thinking of us.
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Help is available....... These times are stressful; don't let that be an excuse.
04/21/2020

Help is available....... These times are stressful; don't let that be an excuse.

Abusive partners adapt to circumstance and many will use Coronavirus as an excuse to abuse. You can still practice social distancing and protect yourself while being an ally and resource to your loved ones. Here are some things an abusive partner may do as a result of Coronavirus:

If someone you know is unsafe at home, call the NYS Domestic and Sexual Violence Hotline: 800-942-6906.

#BeAnAlly #YouAreNotAlone #OPDVSupport

04/19/2020
Erie County Department of Health (ECDOH)

If you have questions about COVID-19 and need answers, we are sharing the Hotline number for Erie County Residents again, in case you weren't aware of it.

We have fielded a large number of calls this week regarding places to find/buy masks for when you go out in public and can't maintain social distance. In a conference call this week, County Officials indicated residents can phone this hotline and their staff can provide this information.

โ€ชA reminder for people calling our information line at 716-858-2929: option 1- for the public and general questions; option 2- ill with #covid19 symptoms w/ a primary care provider; option 3- ill with #covid19 symptoms w/out primary care provider; option 4- Healthcare providers.โ€ฌ

04/19/2020
US National Weather Service Buffalo NY

A little rain and some T-Storms headed our way

An area of showers with localized heavy downpours and a few embedded thunderstorms is moving from west to east across Lake Erie and Lake Ontario. These showers will move across WNY over the next one to two hours.

04/14/2020

Route 5 Westbound has been reopened.

Our Public Safety Dispatchers are some of the best in the business!!Day in and day out they are the lifeline to many fir...
04/13/2020

Our Public Safety Dispatchers are some of the best in the business!!

Day in and day out they are the lifeline to many first responders who are out in the streets making a difference.

We would like to wish all Public Safety Dispatchers a Happy National Public Safety Telecommunications Week; especially ours in the Town of Hamburg!

04/13/2020

*******Update: Effective 0800hrs 4/14 Route 5 Westbound has been reopened. **********

RT5 Westbound is closed at Big Tree Road due to hazardous conditions created by overspray from Lake Erie.

With the passage of the cold front, the winds will increase.
04/13/2020

With the passage of the cold front, the winds will increase.

High Wind Warnings are in place across all of WNY and NCNY. Winds will quickly increase in speed behind a cold front Monday afternoon. Strong wind gusts will remain into the Monday evening hours. #nywx

Latest forecast
04/13/2020

Latest forecast

Even though forecast peak wind gusts have trended lower for this afternoon and tonight High Wind Warnings remain in effect. For a complete forecast update visit: weather.gov/buf #NYwx

04/12/2020
Township of Hamburg, NY

Continuity of essential government operations is important in long term incidents such as COVID-19.

The Town of Hamburg will live stream their April 13th Town Board Meeting. This is the first time the Hamburg Town Government will conduct its Board Meeting streamed on the internet.

Make sure you head over to the Township of Hamburg, NY page, give it a like, and tune in tomorrow night for their Town Board Meeting.

We will be checking in as we respond to the severe weather event that is expected to peak along the Lake around the start of the meeting.

Join us tomorrow night, April 13, 2020, for the Town of Hamburg's first live streamed Town Board Meeting! Work session will start at 5:30 p.m. with the Board Meeting at 7 p.m.

Questions or concerns will not be addressed live. However; comments posted to this page will be addressed via a document that will be posted on the Town's website at www.townofhamburgny.com

Updated weather outlook for Monday. The high end 70 mph wind gusts are not just possible; they are now expected. The hig...
04/11/2020

Updated weather outlook for Monday. The high end 70 mph wind gusts are not just possible; they are now expected. The high wind watch has been upgraded to a warning.

High wind WARNINGS now in effect for Monday over much of western NY and east of Lake Ontario in Jefferson county. Wind gusts over 70 mph expected. Watches continue elsewhere. Lakeshore flood watches in effect on both lakes as well. Now is the time to prepare!

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04/10/2020

Looking ahead to Monday.....more high winds ๐Ÿ’จ

***OUTDATED INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE MOST RECENT POST WITH NEW UPDATES***

A High Wind Watch has been issued for Monday morning through Monday Evening. This event has the potential to be a strong one with gusts to 70 mph over Western NY and gusts to 60 mph over North Central NY.

Details:
https://forecast.weather.gov/product.php?site=BUF&product=NPW&issuedby=BUF

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When it comes to social distancing and washing hands Iโ€™m all for it. Iโ€™ve been to local stores and everyone seems to be adhering to this. However, driving by Walmart the other day the parking lot was totally full. Not seeing the social distancing there. Stay away everyone.
I like the 40 kids playing basketball at Hamburg beach. That was cute to watch as I drove by at 3pm.
Thank you to the snow plow crew that just came down Connors Way! You waved to my son and honked the horn for him and absolutely made his day! Stay safe and Merry Christmas!
If you donโ€™t live in the section of Sunset where they are working- donโ€™t drive through here. GO AROUND!! I understand itโ€™s an inconvenience but people are flying through the work zone. There are multiple road closed sign for a reason!!
Tree branch just cracked off. Blocking Maple Avenue in Blasdell. Be safe everyone.
Today the Northwest Bank located at 5751 South Park Ave will join forces with the Hamburg Police Dept to host a car seat safety inspection. Stop by our office from 12-4pm today and get your seat checked for proper install and recalls. We will have snacks, juice boxes and give aways for the kids. #Northwest #Hamburg
From one LEO to another, thank you for all your hard work. Without this technology, however flawed it may be, people in the immediate areas would have been "in the dark". Stay safe!
Awesome job explaining all of the what if's Sean !!
Cloverbank Road railroad crossing?
Was a text alert about the Code Red issued last night? I ask because I got nothing on my phone - I only knew because my in-laws in Lackawanna received a text alert from Lackawanna and sent me a text. I didn't get it until after I was home - I had been very close to the search area with my kids at the time all this was happening.
Iโ€™m sharing this for my friend Sarah Mugel. This is her post. I am using my page to notify our friends of a dangerous condition at Taylor Road Park in Hamburg NY (and hopefully someone can help me get this on the Taylor Road Park page because I am having difficulty with that). On February 7, 2018, our 9-month old puppy, Cinnamon got her leg trapped in a hidden foothold trap set at the edge of the park near the golf course (not a remote or "backwoods" location). If you aren't familiar with this, think a metal spring trap that immediately and forcefully closes when stepped on or otherwise triggered. Jon Jonathan A Mugel was able to free her (my hero!) and she miraculously is not hurt, somehow (thank you to the angels looking out for her). I put signs up at the park and notified the Town (who hasn't responded yet; I'm following up on that). I also notified a earth science group that frequently uses the park for educational purposes with young children. And I plan to notify the DEC. But please, if you or any of your friends use this park, BE CAREFUL!! I don't know when or if we will be able to go back - it's a dog friendly park. And, even if cute little puppies don't melt your heart, think of how terrible this would be for children or even adults to get caught. Thanks all for listening.
What happened to power on Southwestern Blvd causing power outage????