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West Falls Volunteer Fire Company

West Falls Volunteer Fire Company Dedicated to the members of the Community of the Aurora Colden Fire District #6. Soaring to the Challenge The West Falls Fire Company/Aurora-Colden Fire District #6 has been serving and protecting residents within the confines of the Fire District, Towns of Aurora and Colden, County of Erie and the State of New York for over 80 years.

Our dedicated men and women will continue to provide for the preservation of life and property with integrity, courage and self-sacrifice for years to come."We Will Be There When You Need Us"

Operating as usual

09/24/2021

Yesterday Western New York Fire & EMS community lost a great Firefighter Great EMT. Don Corey of the Holland Fire Department dedicated 40 plus years to the Holland Fire Department and to the EMS Community of Western New York. He had made many strides to the community and was one that would drop anything to Help anyone.

As we morn his loss to the community the Members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District#6 would like to express our heartfelt condolences to Don’s Family and the Members of the Holland Fire Department.

We ask everyone take a moment and say a prayer or take a moment for Don’s family and the members of the Holland Fire Department.

Don fly high with the angles and watch over us all. Rest easy we will take it from here.

On behalf of the Members of West Falls Fire Company & the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6  we would like to congratulate ...
05/28/2021

On behalf of the Members of West Falls Fire Company & the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 we would like to congratulate Lt. Dave Suttle on his retirement. Lt. Suttle it was great working with you and your support to the community. May you enjoy a long and healthy retirement .

Everyone at EAPD would like to wish Lieutenant Dave Suttell a long and healthy retirement on his last day today!! Dave, thanks for everything you did for our citizens and department over the last 20+ years!

The members of the West falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District#6 would like to express our sincerest con...
03/24/2021

The members of the West falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District#6 would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family of Firefighter Jared Lloyd and the Members of the Spring Valley Fire Department. RIP Firefighter Lloyd we will take it from here

RIP Firefighter Jared Lloyd, Spring Valley FD Rockland County, NY

“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life”. God bless you and your family.

03/24/2021
Collapse of portion of Evergreen Home for Adults.

The members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 would like to express our sincerest condolences to the members of the Spring Valley Fire Department as they search for one of their own from the devastating fire this morning. We ask that you keep the family of the lost firefighter and the members of the Spring Valley Fire Department at this time. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all
Of those involved.

The Members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6  would like to express our deepest con...
03/12/2021

The Members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 would like to express our deepest condolences to the family and the members of the Watertown Fire Department on the passing of Fire Fighter Peyton Morse who succumbed to his injuries after an incident while training.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Peyton's Family and the members of the Watertown Fire Department. Please keep all of those involved in your thoughts and prayers . Rest in Peace Firefighter Morse we will take it from here !!!!

02/20/2021

With the recent snow fall we ask anyone that has a fire hydrant in front or across the street from you to take time to clean out. Remember when seconds count that can mean a difference between life and death.

Also ask that your house numbers are visible and an attempt to keep the driveway and sidewalks clear.

We thank you for everyone's support and assistance in this weather.

The members of the Weet Falls Fire company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District  would like to express our deepest condol...
01/02/2021

The members of the Weet Falls Fire company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District would like to express our deepest condolences to Past Chief/ Fire Commissioner Witka’s family and to the Lakeview Fire Company/ Lakeview Fire District our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone. John is a great loss to not only to Lakeview but to the fire districts of Erie County and will be greatly missed for his years of expiernce, his vast knowledge that he was always willing to share ,and his committed support to the Fire Service. Rest easy Commissioner we will take it from here !!

It's with a heavy heart that we share the passing of Active Life Member and Fire Commisioner John Wicka. John was the rock and staple of our fire department. May you rest in peace brother John. We will take it from here.

The Members or the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora Colden Fire District #6 would like to express our sincerest co...
12/31/2020

The Members or the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora Colden Fire District #6 would like to express our sincerest condolences toe Past Chief Richard Rich Willard ‘s family in their loss and to our brother and sister’s of the Elma Fire Comapny in the sudden lost of Past Chief Willard. You fought the great fight chief against COVID-19 rest easy we will take it from here. You all are in our thoughts and prayers

Members of the Elma Fire Company today mourn the passing of past Chief/ Past President Richard J. Willard. Rich succumbed to complications due to Covid-19 this afternoon. Rich was an active member for over 52 years and held many Offices within the organization, most recently as Treasurer. Rich was an indispensable part of our daily operation and will be deeply missed by all. Please keep his Family in your thoughts and prayers.

11/02/2020

Are you looking to give back to your community ? Looking for new friends, and new Skills ? Stop down any Thursday night and see what it’s all about. No expierence is needed training provided.

The members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District#6  would like to congratulate Detective D...
11/02/2020

The members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District#6 would like to congratulate Detective Darren Longboat on your retirement. It was a pleasure working with you !!! We wish you all the best and enjoy your retirement.

Friday October 30, 2020 Detective Darren Longboat retired from the East Aurora/Town of Aurora Police Department. We thank Darren for over 24 years of service with our department and can't state how valuable he was to us. He was as dedicated as one good to be to this department.

Congratulations Darren and enjoy!!

10/03/2020

Are you looking to give back to your community ? Looking for new friends, and new Skills ? Stop down any Thursday night and see what it’s all about. No expierence is needed training provided.

The members of the West Falls Fire Company would like to express the  sincerest  condolences the the Whittington family ...
09/29/2020
Obituary for Gerard J. Whittington at Kenneth Howe Funeral Home

The members of the West Falls Fire Company would like to express the sincerest condolences the the Whittington family in the Passing of Life Member,Past Chief Gerard (Jerry) J Whittington Sr . Please join us and take a moment and say a Prayer for Jerry's family in this difficult time. Rest Easy Chief we will take it from here.

WHITTINGTON - Gerard J. September 27, 2020, of Elma, NY. Loving husband of Carol nee Heidt dearest father of Patricia Joseph Wittmann, Susan Michael Westfall, Gerard J. Lori Whittington, Jr., Debra Donald Janish and Jennifer Leonard Kupkowski Whittington beloved grandfather of Amanda Matthew Czajka,...

The Members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District#6 would like to express our sincerest con...
09/04/2020

The Members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District#6 would like to express our sincerest condolences to Don Trzczepacz Sr’s family and the members of the Springbrook Fire District#1 in the sudden passing of Don. Please keep Don’s Family and the members of the Springbrook Fire District #1 in your thoughts and prayers.

The Members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 would like to express our sincerest co...
08/13/2020

The Members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 would like to express our sincerest condolences to the members of the Jamison Road Fire Company and to the Family of Kevin Snyder. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Kevin’s family and the Jamison Road Fire Company. Rest brother we will take it from here

07/10/2020

The members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 would like to express our sincerest condolences to the family of Firefighter Craig Thrasher and the members of the East Aurora Fire Department. Craig was called home yesterday. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Thrasher family and our Brothers and Sisters of the East Aurora Fire Department.

Please support all First Responders !!!!!!Call on Congress to Support EMS Providers in CORONA VIRUS LEGISLATION Subject:...
04/01/2020
Online Legislative Service

Please support all First Responders !!!!!!

Call on Congress to Support EMS Providers in CORONA VIRUS LEGISLATION

Subject: CALL ON CONGRESS TO SUPPORT EMS PROVIDERS IN CORONA VIRUS LEGISLATION

NYS EMS Leaders,

The U.S. Congress is in the process of drafting additional legislation to help the nation cope with the Corona Virus pandemic. None of the bills passed thus far have provided direct funding relief or protection for our nation’s EMTs and Paramedics.

NAEMT is activating a grassroots campaign to call upon Congress to provide direct assistance to EMS.

It only takes a few minutes for you to send letters to New York’s Senators and members of Congress to ask them to include direct funding for EMS in the next Corona Virus funding bill. The campaign can be accessed through the NAEMT website at: http://www.naemt.org/advocacy/online-legislative-service#/.

The link above will allow you to send e-mails to our elected representatives. It will take less than 1 minute.

Thank you for all that you are doing to keep your community safe in this difficult time.

Be Safe,

Steve Kroll, NAEMT Advocacy Coordinator for New York State ([email protected])

Travis Howe, NAEMT Assistant Advocacy Coordinator for New York State ([email protected])




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The member of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 would like to express our deepest condo...
01/09/2020

The member of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 would like to express our deepest condolences to the family of Patricia Bissonette and the members of the Hamburg Police Department in the passing of Dispatcher Bissonette. Please keep Patricia’s family and the members of the Hamburg Police Department in your thoughts and prayers

It is with profound sadness that we share the news that Town of Hamburg Public Safety Dispatcher Patricia L. Bissonette lost her battle with cancer this morning.

Patti has faithfully served the Town of Hamburg since her appointment in April of 2007, as a dispatcher and as a Communications Training Officer.

Prior to joining us in Hamburg, she worked as a Senior Dispatcher for the City of Buffalo Police Department. She began her dispatching career with Twin City Ambulance, serving as a dispatch supervisor and an Emergency Medical Technician.

Please keep Patti, her family, co-workers, and friends in your thoughts and prayers.

01/02/2020
12/15/2019

It is with a heavy heart that the Members of the West Falls Fire Company announce the Passing of long time Member of the West Falls Auxiliary Rita Kowalik. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Kowalik Family in Rita's passing.

For those that would like to pay there condolences to the family they will have a memorial service on Saturday 12-21-2019 11:00 hours at St George's Roman Catholic church located at 74 Old Glenwood Road, West Falls, NY 14170

Please keep the Kowalik Family in your thoughts and prayers.

The members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6  take a moment to recognize those that...
12/08/2019

The members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 take a moment to recognize those that made the ultimate sacrifice on this Day in 1941 !! We ask everyone to take a moment and say a prayer for those that made the sacrifice.

Next Saturday @ 10:00 am  Santa will be making his annual visit to the West Falls Fire Company !!!! Stop down and have a...
12/08/2019

Next Saturday @ 10:00 am Santa will be making his annual visit to the West Falls Fire Company !!!! Stop down and have a breakfast with Santa and get your picture taken with Santa.

The members of the West Falls Fire Company would like to congratulate our Brothers and sisters of the East Aurora Fire D...
12/01/2019

The members of the West Falls Fire Company would like to congratulate our Brothers and sisters of the East Aurora Fire Department on winning the Best Decorated Pumper !!! There

From all the members of the West Falls Fire Company and The Aurora/Colden Fire District  #6 would like to wish you  and ...
11/28/2019

From all the members of the West Falls Fire Company and The Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 would like to wish you and your family a Happy and Safe Thanksgiving.

The members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden  Fire District #6 express our Sincerest Condolences to ...
11/18/2019

The members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 express our Sincerest Condolences to the family of Fallen Worcester Lieutenant Jason Menard who was killed in the Line of Duty. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Lieutenant Menard's Family and the Worcester Fire Department in their loss

Donations are now being accepted through @THE_PFFM. 100% goes directly to Lt. Jason Menard's family. Donations can be made at PFFMFoundation.org or mailed to Worcester Fire Department Credit Union made payable to: PFFM Foundation care of The Menard Children’s Fund

11/11/2019
East Aurora, NY Weather Advisories - Warnings & Watches | AccuWeather

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for the West Falls / East Aurora are starting Monday at 8:00 am to 8:00 am Tuesday.

The members of the West Falls Fire Company encourage you to stay tuned to the local news stations. The members of the West Falls Fire Company will always be here in the event that you need assistance.

AccuWeather.com offers weather advisories for local cities including this East Aurora, NY Weather Advisories page for weather warnings and watches in East Aurora, NY, NY

11/08/2019

From one of our recent patient’s family. Thank you to the Members of the Colden Fire Company and the East Aurora Police Department for your assistance.

A big shout out to the volunteers from West Falls and Colden VFD for their assistance during my wife's medical emergency and also to Officer O'Brien of the EAPD. Thanks to a total team effort she lives to see another day. God bless you all.

11/02/2019

On behalf of all the members of the West Falls Fire Company and the Aurora/Colden Fire District #6 we would like to take this moment and express our sincerest condolences to the Family Chief Irv Isenberg of the Getzville fire Company. Please take a minute to say a prayer and keep Chief Isenberg’s Family and the members of the Getzville Fire Company.

Rest easy chief we will take it from here

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PO Box 140- 1864 Davis Rd
West Falls, NY
14170-0140

General information

The West Falls Fire Company was born in the year 1909 with a founding membership of 12. Their goal was to provide fire suppression to their growing town. At the April, 1920 meeting of the members, they approved the purchase of 6 - 14 quart pails to better their cause. At the June 1921 company meeting, they purchased their first motorized chassis to mount the horse-drawn chemical unit. In May 1932, they purchased another truck for a price of $2000.00 for better protection of the ever-growing community. The year 1945 turned out to be a very destructive year for West Falls in regards to property lost to fires. November and December brought significant dollar loss to the community from large fires. Throughout the next several years the fire company purchased and traded equipment to continue upgrading their abilities. In May 1950, West Falls hosted their first Red Cross First Aid Course. Giving them yet another addition to the growing company. February 1951 brought the first Mutual Aid plan with the surrounding communities. Giving West Falls, more resources to handle emergencies. In May 1955, West Falls purchased the first ambulance for the town. It was a 1955 Cadillac for the price of $5000.00. Years progressed and the town continued to grow rapidly. Fund raisers, dances and a lot of hard work by the members bought new and more advanced equipment. 1965 brought the first "Brand New" pumper/tanker. It had a pumping capacity of 750 gallons of water per minute and carried 1000 gallons of water. The fire service as a whole, found itself undergoing radical changes-gone were the days of horse drawn pumps and leather buckets. It was obvious that the means by which firemen were alerted to calls also needed change. Consequently, at the April 1971 meeting of the company, they went on record as supporting the hiring of full-time dispatchers at East Aurora Fire Control. January 1977 brought the Blizzard of 77. Numerous people were stranded at the fire hall. Several members of the company took these stranded people into their own homes to take care and feed them until the storm subsided. Moreover, numerous snowmobile teams were organized to assist in delivering medication and food to those who were trapped in their own homes. Again, the residents of West Falls could sleep soundly knowing their volunteers were there to help. December 1978 the fire company elected their very first female firefighters into the company. They were the first female firefighters in the area. 1979 brought the first fire hydrants to the community. That bought a whole new change to the way fires were fought in the areas where the hydrants were placed. The fire company was accustom to drafting from ponds, pools, streams and creeks. 1979 also brought the "Jaws of Life" Extrication Tool. This tool is very critical for saving lives in automobile accidents. 1982 brought Advanced Life Support for the ambulance. Giving the fire company yet another step in providing the best possible care to the residents of the community. The years to follow brought many awards and accomplishments to both the fire company and its members. 1998 brought the first computer to the fire hall. 1992, the first automated defibrillator was purchased. 1993 the fire company adopted and is to this day, fully compliant with Federal OSHA Requirements. 1999 gave the fire company a new home. The truck hall was completely renovated at 1864 Davis Road and a second floor was added. The old meeting hall at 1863 Davis Road was sold, making all of the fire company operations under one roof at 1864. In addition, in 1999, the West Falls Fire Company took another giant step in their strive to provide the best possible care to the community. The ambulance became Paramedic certified. The highest possible care you can provide in the State of New York. Today, the fire company is managed by 5 Board Of Fire Commissioners. The Board of Fire Commissioner's, which was formed in 1936, is made up of a group of five people, elected by the tax payers. These five are responsible for not only the fire hall itself, but the fire trucks inside of it. They are the people responsible to the tax payers for providing the services the fire company provides. The person in charge of that operation is the District Fire Chief. The Chief is elected by the members of the fire company and is responsible for the overall operations and training of the fire company members. There are 44 active members, which include a junior firefighter squad a fire police squad. To date, there are about 15 females in the company who are just as, if not more active in both EMS and Fire then some of the men. The company operates 2 - 1000 gallon/1500 GPM Engines, 1 Heavy Rescue and 1 Ambulance. In addition, a silent, but intricate part of the fire company is the Ladies Auxiliary. This is a group of wonderful women who have take the time from their busy schedules to provide refreshments/support to the firefighters when providing prolonged services to the community. They were formed in 1933 and have continued their support since their inception. They provided support to the men and their families years ago, when the country was at war and to date, they are still providing support (and Food) when the fire company is at war, fighting a disaster. What a relief it is to see them with the hot coffee and sandwiches when its 10 degrees below zero. There is not doubt, without all of the wonderful ladies and their underlying devotion, The West Falls Fire Company could never have become the respected organization that it is today. To this date, the members of the West Falls Fire Company continue striving to provide the best they can offer to the wonderful community in which they live. No one can predict what the future will bring, but the residents of the community can guarantee the fire company will be on top of what comes their way.

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Another congratulations to our Top Firefighter Climbers! These six individuals were in the top three of their male & female categories. Give yourselves a pat on the back, you deserve it Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282 , Main-Transit Fire Department, Lewiston Fire Company No. 1, West Falls Volunteer Fire Company
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Let's give a huge shoutout to our First Responder teams as well! Thank you to our local Fire Departments for joining our 2021 Fight For Air Climb at The Bills Stadium and for serving our communities year round. Welcome to Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company, Twin District Volunteer Fire Company, West Falls Volunteer Fire Company, Clarence Center Vol Fire Co., and Buffalo Professional Firefighters Local 282! Have you registered your department for the Fight For Air Climb yet? Register at FightForAirClimb.org/Buffalo! #FirefighterFriday is sponsored by Buffalo Medical Group!
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The Elma Fire Company would like to congratulate the West Falls Volunteer Fire Company on celebrating 100 years tomorrow. Want to hear more about their big celebration? Click on the link below!
So sorry to hear of the passing of retired West Falls Firefighter Bill Petrie Sr. Deepest condolences to his family and friends!
Over the course of this past weekend, members of the Erie County, and a member from Genesse County Tech Rescue Teams, including 2 Firefighters from Seneca Hose, took part in a Heavy Lifting and Rigging course taught by Spec Rescue International, Inc. from Virginia. The class featured several scenarios including box cribbing, airbags, rigging, signaling crane operators, as well as utilizing mechanical advantages to move multi-ton objects. This could not have been done without the assistance of IUOE Local 17. Their hospitality and knowledge over the weekend was amazing. Also a huge thanks to the great experience and knowledge of instructors Macky Tabor and Brian Rathbone from Spec Rescue International. Members from the following departments attended: Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company Orchard Park Fire Company Windom Fire Dept. West Falls Volunteer Fire Company East Aurora Fire Department Eden Emergency & Rescue Squad Newton Abbott Fire Company, Inc. Corfu Vol. Fire Department
Good Afternoon! Please say a prayer for our brothers Kevin, and Ken Roesch as their father is undergoing surgery today. Your family is our family, and we all hold you in prayer today!
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