North Tonawanda Professional Firefighters Local 1333

North Tonawanda Professional Firefighters Local 1333 We are a 38 man department that covers 10 square miles and 34,000 people. NTPFF 1333 man 5 city fire stations, 24/7, each and every day, since 1912.
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At approximately 520hrs this morning, Platoon 3 under the Command of Assistant Chief Tom Croop and Captain Brandon Werth...
04/18/2020

At approximately 520hrs this morning, Platoon 3 under the Command of Assistant Chief Tom Croop and Captain Brandon Werth were dispatched to a reported structure fire on 3rd Ave.
The Box Alarm assignment of Engine 4, 6, Truck 1, Rescue 1 and Car 10 responded.
Engine 6 arrived first due and confirmed a working fire.
Command reported advanced fire conditions with heavy fire throughout a 2 story balloon frame structure and an exposure problem on the #2 side with the fire well extended into the exposure structure.
All off duty manpower was requested to the scene as well as Engine 7 and a FAST Team from the City of Tonawanda Fire Dept.
Crews immediately advanced handlines into the building of origin as other crews worked into the exposure.
During search and fire attack operations, a deceased male was found in the home of fire origin. Residents of the exposure home were able to evacuate.
As operations continued, a defensive attack posture was taken up in the primary fire building. Defensive streams were operated and Truck 1 went airborne for an elevated master stream as extensive fire conditions in the attic area persisted.
Crews in the exposure home were able to knock down the fire and gain the upper hand.
The fire scene was deemed under control after 3 hours of firefighting efforts.
Extensive overhaul and cleanup was required with the NT DPW assisting on scene.
The house of origin is a total loss.
All companies were cleared just after 1130am.
The North Tonawanda Fire Investigation Team is investigating.

One person dead in North Tonawanda fire
04/18/2020
One person dead in North Tonawanda fire

One person dead in North Tonawanda fire

NOrTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) – One person died in a fire that started just before dawn on Saturday at a Third Avenue residence. Firefighters don’t believe there was a working smoke dete…

***From the Lumber City Classic Golf Committee***In the best interest of individual and participant safety during the on...
04/17/2020

***From the Lumber City Classic Golf Committee***

In the best interest of individual and participant safety during the ongoing COVID 19 Pandemic, we have decided that the Annual Lumber City Golf Classic scheduled to have taken place on June 29th, will be postponed to a tentative rescheduled date of August 10th.
It is our sincere hope that this annual tradition will once again be able to sustain the premier golf tournament status it has earned in the WNY area.
Committee members will continue to monitor the pandemic situation and make decisions in the best interest of health and safety going forward.
Thank you, stay safe and we hope to catch up with everyone again soon on the back 9! ⛳

We would like to thank Gina and "Operation Sewing Squad" who so graciously and generously provided hand stitched masks f...
04/17/2020

We would like to thank Gina and "Operation Sewing Squad" who so graciously and generously provided hand stitched masks for every North Tonawanda Professional Firefighter.
There are enough masks for each Firefighter to have 2 masks to be used during the Governor's executive order of wearing masks in public when social distancing isn't possible.
Operation Sewing Squad is a group that did this strictly on a volunteer basis through the kindness of their own hearts.
They are providing these masks for First Responders only and are not taking orders from the general public at the moment.
Thank you for caring and thinking of us during this time!

Na Zdrowie!
04/13/2020

Na Zdrowie!

From us to you...
04/12/2020

From us to you...

The last time we experienced sustained winds and wind gusts in these ranges, we had several power outages, trees on hous...
04/11/2020

The last time we experienced sustained winds and wind gusts in these ranges, we had several power outages, trees on houses and power lines down.
Please be prepared for this high wind event on Monday.
Don't go near downed power lines and don't run generators in enclosed spaces such as attached garages, all season and sun rooms or enclosed patios.

Our new pumper is getting closer to completion.Thanks to our Rosenbauer Rep Dave Mangus for the pictures.
04/06/2020

Our new pumper is getting closer to completion.
Thanks to our Rosenbauer Rep Dave Mangus for the pictures.

We are pleased to announce that our new Fire Investigation vehicle, Car 55, has been outfitted and placed in service.
04/03/2020

We are pleased to announce that our new Fire Investigation vehicle, Car 55, has been outfitted and placed in service.

04/03/2020
North Tonawanda Professional Firefighters Local 1333
04/02/2020

North Tonawanda Professional Firefighters Local 1333

We'll get through this together
03/30/2020

We'll get through this together

Thanks to the NT Resident who dropped off a care package at our Fire HQ today.We appreciate the thoughtfulness!
03/27/2020

Thanks to the NT Resident who dropped off a care package at our Fire HQ today.
We appreciate the thoughtfulness!

You may have heard about the Navy deploying their hospital ships Comfort and Mercy to help with the COVID 19 outbreak he...
03/24/2020

You may have heard about the Navy deploying their hospital ships Comfort and Mercy to help with the COVID 19 outbreak here in the U.S.
Here are some pretty fascinating facts about both ships.

03/23/2020
Mayor Art Pappas

From the Mayor

North Tonawanda residents: we are currently experiencing an unprecedented and very serious situation. I, along with City officials are doing everything in our power to keep you, the residents, safe and healthy. In order to effectively stop the spread of the COVID 19 virus, we ask for cooperation from the residents. Please take the proper precautions: wash and sanitize your hands regularly; limit your exposure outside unless it is for essential travel; practice social distancing and keep a distance of at least six feet from one another. This is a very serious situation. It has been found that this COVID 19 virus is effecting people of all ages which is why everyone needs to do their part contain the spread of Coronavirus and minimize the risk to everyone.

Currently, City Hall is closed to the public and is operating with a limited staff until further notice. Anything that needs to be paid can be mailed or placed in the drop box at City Hall. For everyone's safety, we are asking the public to abide by the State's recommendations and for any questions regarding updates on the virus, please call:

Niagara Country Department of Health at 716-439-7430
or
New York State Department of Health at 1-888-364-3065.

The following are closed to the public: City Hall, Youth Center, Senior Center, Keller building, all City municipal playgrounds, pavilions and athletic fields including tennis and basketball courts, disc golf, and softball fields. Swings have been removed by the Parks Department. Walking/riding on trails is still permitted, but please maintain social distancing while doing so.

North Tonawanda is a strong and resilient close knit community. Together we will get through this. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation. Stay safe and stay healthy.

Sincerely,
Mayor Arthur Pappas

At approximately 0318hrs this morning, Platoon 2 under the Command of Captain Aaron Mohr, responded to a pull station fi...
03/22/2020

At approximately 0318hrs this morning, Platoon 2 under the Command of Captain Aaron Mohr, responded to a pull station fire alarm at a business on Bridge Street.
The Box Alarm assignment of Engine 4, 6, Truck 1, Rescue 1 and Car 10 responded.
Engine 4 arrived first due, and plant personnel directed crews to an area on the manufacturing floor where a machine was on fire.
It was also discovered that joint duct work between machines could facilitate fire spread.
Off duty personnel were recalled and a FAST Team from the City of Tonawanda Professional Firefighters requested.
Engine 4 stretched a handline and plant personnel worked cohesively with NTFD personnel to ensure power was cut to the equipment in question and in disassembling the machinery to complete extinguishment.
Crews simultaneously checked the second floor of the plant and exterior points of potential fire spread to ensure the fire was contained.
Built in spark arrestors and other fire prevention measures in the plant worked to prevent further issues.
After overhaul and cleanup, all companies were in service in just over an hour.
During the incident, Engine 7 covered Fire HQ and handled an EMS call as well.

We would like to thank Canal Club 62 who stopped by and dropped off pizzas to Fire HQ tonight.Your kindness is appreciat...
03/22/2020

We would like to thank Canal Club 62 who stopped by and dropped off pizzas to Fire HQ tonight.
Your kindness is appreciated.
Remember that many of our great NT restaurants just like Canal Club are still open for takeout during these trying times.
Let's all support each other!
#NTStrong

03/21/2020
NTFD COVID-19 Statement
03/18/2020

NTFD COVID-19 Statement

Following actions taken at the State and County levels, Mayor Arthur Pappas declared a State of Emergency in the City of...
03/17/2020

Following actions taken at the State and County levels, Mayor Arthur Pappas declared a State of Emergency in the City of North Tonawanda during the regular Common Council Meeting tonight.
It is effective immediately.

This means the following:
City Hall is closed to the public. Residents should use online services, the City website, the drop box outside City Hall and if needed, phone calls to the Offices you are trying to contact.
The NT Farmers Market is closed until further notice.
The NT Police Station is closed to non essential services. This includes no non-criminal finger printing (such as employment, adoption, etc), station tours, K9 demos or car seat safety checks. Non urgent or not in progress calls may be screened and handled over the phone to help limit exposure.
The NT Fire Dept Stations are closed to outside visitors, station tours, etc.
Both the Police and Fire Dept will respond as normal to 911 and Emergency or in progress calls.

Mayor Pappas went on to thank and commend the First Responders of NT who are on the front lines dealing with this Pandemic.

***Additionally, the overnight Parking Ban is lifted***

In recognition of all those in public service and the healthcare industry who are quietly going about their duties to pr...
03/16/2020

In recognition of all those in public service and the healthcare industry who are quietly going about their duties to protect and serve the community.
Thank You.

The Winter Parking Ban restrictions have been lifted by the City.
03/16/2020

The Winter Parking Ban restrictions have been lifted by the City.

Effective as of 2pm today, Niagara County is under a State of Emergency.For this reason, all Niagara County Schools are ...
03/15/2020

Effective as of 2pm today, Niagara County is under a State of Emergency.
For this reason, all Niagara County Schools are closed until further notice.
Health Officials recommend you stay at home and implement "social distancing" while trying to prevent spread of the Coronavirus.
As far as we go, North Tonawanda Professional Firefighters are taking precautions to deal with calls where potential patients may be encountered.
Additionally, please remember that if you are experiencing flu type symptoms and meet criteria for potential Coronavirus exposure, you should call your Doctor or Health Care Professional to be questioned and pre screened to determine if you need to be tested.
Calling 911 to take an ambulance to the hospital for Coronavirus testing is NOT the best option, as local Emergency rooms and hospitals are not equipped to do this. 911 should be utilized for when severe symptoms such as shortness of breath, trouble breathing, etc. are present in conjunction with flu type symptoms.
Please stay safe and use common sense!

03/12/2020
North Tonawanda Professional Firefighters Local 1333
03/10/2020

North Tonawanda Professional Firefighters Local 1333

At approximately 1903hrs last night, Platoon 3 under the Command of Assistant Chief Tom Croop and Captain Brandon Werth,...
03/09/2020

At approximately 1903hrs last night, Platoon 3 under the Command of Assistant Chief Tom Croop and Captain Brandon Werth, were dispatched to a report of "flames coming from a house" from a passer-by in the 600 block of Ruie Rd.
The Box Alarm assignment of Engine 7, 6, Truck 1, Rescue 1 and Car 10 responded.
Engine 7 arrived first due and reported heavy fire conditions in a 2 story home, with an exposure problem on the number 2 side and the exterior of an additional home on that side on fire.
All off duty personnel were requested to the scene, and a FAST Team and Ladder Truck requested from the City of Tonawanda Fire Dept.
Engine 7 deployed 2.5 inch preconnected quick attack line to extinguish the fire on the #2 side and to protect the exposure.
Additional lines were stretched to the interior of the home as an aggressive attack was initiated.
Engine 4 was additionally requested to the scene as water supply issues were encountered.
Command requested that the NT Water Dept boost pressure at the pumping station to facilitate efforts.
Due to advanced fire conditions and structural integrity issues, all interior crews were pulled from the building and a defensive attack posture established.
The fire was brought under control in about 2 hours.
Extensive overhaul was required.
National Fuel and National Grid were on scene for utility control, as well as the NT Water Dept to shut off water to the house.
St. Johnsburg Fire Company, Inc. provided standby coverage in the City throughout the incident and handled an EMS call.
No residents were home at the time of the fire and no injuries were sustained to any Firefighters.
The second home that was on fire sustained exterior damage only, and was able to be saved.
The home of origin is a total loss.
There were several complicating factors to this fire, including:
Delayed fire discovery and advanced conditions on FD arrival.
Water pressure issues from numerous hydrants being used where supply lines terminate in the grid at the corner of the City..
The house set back from the road obstructed by power lines and numerous large trees.
All companies cleared within 3 hours of the alarm and the scene left with Fire Investigation.
After extensive clean up, all companies were back in quarters by Midnight.

***Pictures below were submitted to us by a page follower. We take no credit for them.***

A friendly reminder for tonight!
03/07/2020

A friendly reminder for tonight!

At approximately 1135 hours today, Platoon 1 under the Command of Assistant Chief Glenn Richau and Captain Kyle Stevener...
03/05/2020

At approximately 1135 hours today, Platoon 1 under the Command of Assistant Chief Glenn Richau and Captain Kyle Stevener, were dispatched to a report of a business filling with smoke in the 200 block of Oliver Street.
The Box Alarm assignment of Engine 4, 6, Truck 1, Rescue 1 and Car 10 responded.
Engine 4 arrived first due and reported a moderate smoke condition.
Upon further investigation, a chimney fire in a residence attached to the business was discovered.
Crews immediately went to work and extinguished the fire in the wood burning stove, while others laddered the chimney to complete extinguishment.
The buildings were ventilated, and damage minimized due to the coordinated efforts of the crews involved.
As a friendly reminder, please remember to have your chimney and fire places serviced and cleaned.
After a season of use, a buildup of combustible creosote can cause chimney fires and can lead to the inner fire protective barrier being compromised leading to fire extension into the walls and structure.
Stay safe!

We are pleased to announce that through a collaborative grant from National Fuel, we have received some much needed equi...
03/04/2020

We are pleased to announce that through a collaborative grant from National Fuel, we have received some much needed equipment.
First, two 450 G four gas combination carbon monoxide/natural gas detectors. These units will assist NTFD members in detecting and determining when CO and LEL levels of natural gas are present and if they're in dangerous ranges.
Secondly, an intrinsically safe fan with hose connection, that is dual purpose. It can exhaust an area of dangerous gases like CO, or can be used in reverse to pump fresh air into an oxygen deprived atmosphere, as in the case of confined space rescue, etc.
This grant reaffirms National Fuel's prioritization in First Responder safety and their desire to work collaboratively with Emergency Service agencies to provide the best public safety possible in the event of carbon monoxide and natural gas emergencies.

Last week, an overhead door replacement project was completed at Fire Headquarters. The double bay garage door along wit...
03/03/2020

Last week, an overhead door replacement project was completed at Fire Headquarters. The double bay garage door along with all the mechanicals for its operation were replaced.
Thanks to Ridge Overhead Door, Inc. for the fantastic job they did not only in the work done, but also in minimizing interruption to our response procedures while the work was being completed.

We would like to recognize members reaching years of service milestones this month.They are:Captain Aaron Mohr - 15 year...
03/02/2020

We would like to recognize members reaching years of service milestones this month.
They are:

Captain Aaron Mohr - 15 years
Firefighter Justin Krajnak - 15 years
Firefighter Dave Cole - 6 years

Congrats and stay safe!

A wonderful picture...NTFD Montour Falls Academy Class of 1993(left to right)Firefighter Alan Aurigema Badge #57Assistan...
03/01/2020

A wonderful picture...
NTFD Montour Falls Academy Class of 1993
(left to right)
Firefighter Alan Aurigema Badge #57
Assistant Chief Glenn Richau Badge #58
Retired Assistant Chief Rick Kozak Badge #59
Assistant Chief Thomas Croop Badge #60

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect until tomorrow afternoon. Snow accumulations of 4-8 inches are predicted with winds of...
02/27/2020

A Winter Storm Watch is in effect until tomorrow afternoon. Snow accumulations of 4-8 inches are predicted with winds of 45-55mph.
Stay safe and stay warm!
If you lose power, please don't run a generator in an enclosed space like an attached garage or sunroom.
As always, we'll be here if you need us.

We are pleased to announce we have taken delivery of this Ford Transit 250 van.This van will become the new Fire Investi...
02/25/2020

We are pleased to announce we have taken delivery of this Ford Transit 250 van.
This van will become the new Fire Investigation vehicle for the department.
It replaces a 1989 GMC rescue style vehicle that once served as our Rescue 1, before being placed in reserve status and then detailed to Fire Investigation.
This much needed upgrade denotes the first time in department history that a vehicle has been purchased strictly for the use of Fire Investigation.
The North Tonawanda Fire Investigation Team is a combined team of North Tonawanda Professional Firefighters and specially trained North Tonawanda Police Officers who work cohesively when called out to duty. It is a unique team model that has been used as an example for other teams throughout the State.
The NT Team investigated over 50 fire related incidents last year.

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495 Zimmerman St
North Tonawanda, NY
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Congratulations!
https://youtu.be/ShCOSpbqVpQ Never Forget ! Share this beautiful tribute by TNT
On behalf of the Nicholas Mariotti family, we would like to thank you all for your well wishes and prayers. His grave side service will be on July 13th at 11:00, at St. Mary's Cemetery on Triana St, in Belmont NY. A lite lunch will take place after the service, at 3199 Irish Settlement Road. All are welcome, we just ask for a count of who might come to lunch. Please RSVP to [email protected].
Congrats and welcome to the Retirement club.
Going through the Niagara Co. SPCA calendar, the February photo has Captain Brandon Werth from NT. Calendars can be purchased at Pine Woods Vet at E. Robinson/Mead. The calendar also features other rescue personnel including a story from NT police. P.S. I went to grade school with Brandon's father, Mark.
I have to close all my doors and windows because of some idiot burning rubbish. There is a red flag warning for today. Why are they doing this? Are they that stupid? All that smokes comes into my house!!!!
congrats...
Thank you for your services !
My mom came across this and gave it to me today. Frank Zimmerman was my grandfather Who started Zimmy's Auto Repair. He left for Florida in the early 70s and sold it to my father Howard "Pete" Walker. I didn't know my grandfather was involved with the fire service. I wanted to share this with my brothers and sisters. Stay safe.