Williamsville Fire Department

Williamsville Fire Department 100% Volunteer, delivering a professional service Hutchinson Hose Co. / Williamsville Fire Dept proudly protects 11,000 people. We operate out of 2 stations that protect a primarily residential area.
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Our department is a public department whose members are on a volunteer status.

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Our condolences go out to the South Line Fire Dept on the sudden passing  of Asst Chief Michael Altenberg.  Please keep ...
06/28/2021

Our condolences go out to the South Line Fire Dept on the sudden passing of Asst Chief Michael Altenberg. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Our condolences go out to the South Line Fire Dept on the sudden passing of Asst Chief Michael Altenberg. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

There is great reward in serving the community.  Come join us as a member of our WFD family. To express an interest in j...
06/28/2021

There is great reward in serving the community. Come join us as a member of our WFD family. To express an interest in joining, contact [email protected] or message us through facebook.

Williamsville Fire Department invites you into our most recent week in the life of a Volunteer Firefighter:

SATURDAY, June 19, before morning coffee: Assist multiple departments as FAST (Firefighter Assist and Search Team), at a commercial structure fire, Santora’s Pizza Pub & Grill, Transit Rd.

SATURDAY: Afternoon Water Rescue, base of falls, Glen Falls; 2 additional dispatches for EMS assistance later in the day

SUNDAY: 4 Dispatches for EMS assistance

MONDAY: Investigate 5:17am fire alarm activation

TUESDAY: Fire reported in Amherst State Park, tree fire extinguished in the thick of brush at the creek bed

WEDNESDAY: Motor vehicle accident, 2 cars, one engulfed in flames

WEDNESDAY: Firematic drill: Oil fires, car fires

FRIDAY: 2 dispatches for EMS assistance; 1 Fire Alarm activation

06/24/2021

The Town of Amherst Fire Chiefs’ Association would like to congratulate Dispatcher Jeffrey Maine on his retirement. Jeff was presented a plaque for 19 years of service from President Daric Will of the Amherst Fire Chiefs’ Association. Jeff is also a Life Member at the North Amherst Fire Company and a very close friend to the Getzville Fire Company. We wish you the best of luck in all of your future endeavors, Jeff!

Upon clearing the scene of a two car MVA with one car engulfed in flames at approximately 5:30 last evening, the William...
06/24/2021

Upon clearing the scene of a two car MVA with one car engulfed in flames at approximately 5:30 last evening, the Williamsville Fire Department continued their Wednesday with a drill night at the Erie Country training facility, topics of which were to include car fires! Other training exercises conducted were on the suppression of oil fires, foam application, fire extinguisher usage, deck guns, and exposure control. Good weather and daylight into the evening provided a great night of training for all.

Crews responded late Wednesday afternoon for a two-vehicle accident at Maple Road and Troy-Del-Way. One vehicle burst in...
06/23/2021

Crews responded late Wednesday afternoon for a two-vehicle accident at Maple Road and Troy-Del-Way. One vehicle burst in flames; one minor injury.

Happy Father’s Day, 2021!
06/20/2021

Happy Father’s Day, 2021!

Happy Father’s Day, 2021!

At 12:57pm today, Williamsville Fire Department received a call of a man who had fallen approximately 15 feet over the s...
06/19/2021

At 12:57pm today, Williamsville Fire Department received a call of a man who had fallen approximately 15 feet over the side of Glen Falls. The patient was extricated from the creek bed and transported to a local hospital for medical care. WFD would like to remind everyone to utilize caution to safely enjoy the beauty of the falls.

This morning, the Main Transit Fire Department was dispatched for the report of a fire at Santora's Pizza, Pub and Grill...
06/19/2021

This morning, the Main Transit Fire Department was dispatched for the report of a fire at Santora's Pizza, Pub and Grill on Transit Rd. The first chief on scene reported fire through the roof. The Williamsville Fire Department responded as FAST (Firefighter Assist & Search Team.) A great job was done by all responding departments and the fire was contained to the kitchen. Main-Transit Fire Department East Amherst Fire Department Harris Hill Volunteer Fire CompanyClarence Center Vol Fire Co.Town of Amherst Emergency Services

Summertime fun time means summertime training and tonight’s concentration was on drafting from Ellicott Creek in difficu...
06/17/2021

Summertime fun time means summertime training and tonight’s concentration was on drafting from Ellicott Creek in difficult terrain utilizing the ATV, along with wildland search, rescue and EMS services provided to an injured patient. WFD hopes everyone enjoys a safe, healthy summer.

We had been trying to land a big name guest for our 2021 installation dinner. The dinner was cancelled but here is the n...
06/09/2021
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05/31/2021
Join us today from 3pm-7pm and help your neighbors in need. There is a significant shortage of blood currently. The bloo...
05/21/2021

Join us today from 3pm-7pm and help your neighbors in need. There is a significant shortage of blood currently. The blood drive will be at our Station 2 at 5045 Sheridan Dr.

Join us today from 3pm-7pm and help your neighbors in need. There is a significant shortage of blood currently. The blood drive will be at our Station 2 at 5045 Sheridan Dr.

This weekend, probationary firefighter James Maddigan participated in Getzville Fire Company’s annual GRIT training.  Th...
05/16/2021

This weekend, probationary firefighter James Maddigan participated in Getzville Fire Company’s annual GRIT training. This very intensive training specializes in basement rescue, below grade rescue, emergency air procedures, forceable entry, mask confidence, etc. This was held this past Saturday & Sunday. We appreciate him sacrificing the time this weekend to participate. Thanks to Getzville Fire Company for making this training a huge success .

This weekend, probationary firefighter James Maddigan participated in Getzville Fire Company’s annual GRIT training. This very intensive training specializes in basement rescue, below grade rescue, emergency air procedures, forceable entry, mask confidence, etc. This was held this past Saturday & Sunday. We appreciate him sacrificing the time this weekend to participate. Thanks to Getzville Fire Company for making this training a huge success .

Upholding tradition in a time when many customs are faced with adapting and accommodating to current situations, the Wil...
05/12/2021

Upholding tradition in a time when many customs are faced with adapting and accommodating to current situations, the Williamsville Fire Department maintained one tradition and installed its 165th set of officers to lead the community through 2021. The membership of WFD gathered at the May monthly meeting last evening to swear in its firematic and social officers, as well as to recognize various service award winners. Matt Gerland and Mike Gerland were recognized with the Chief’s Award and Tim Garrison was recipient of the President’s Award. The Williamsville Fire Department has a heritage dating back to 1856 and it is our privilege and honor to welcome the new and returning office holders as they embark on their duties to serve their community in its 165th year.

Photos from LION's post
04/19/2021

Photos from LION's post

04/14/2021

Congratulations to the Firematic Officers who will be guiding the Williamsville Fire Department through 2021. The annual election of officers was held this evening to be installed at the monthly meeting in May. Congratulations to Chief Richard Maddigan, First Assistant Chief Michael Vogel and Second Assistant Chief Chris Manning. In the captains’ rank, congratulations to John Licata, Jim Zymanek, Chris Nalbach, Charles Cilano, and EMS Captain Jack Oehmler. We look forward to a new year of continued training, community service, and upholding the 165 year old traditions of the Hutchinson Hose / Williamsville Fire Department.

Congratulations  David Sherman on your retirement!
04/02/2021

Congratulations David Sherman on your retirement!

FBNY would like to Congratulate Dave Sherman on his retirement after 43 years at Bee Group Newspapers where he most recently served as their Managing Editor (and unofficial fire photographer). Dave has also been a longtime member of the Williamsville Fire Department and has a long history with The Fire Fighter Newspaper. Have a long and prosperous retirement!

TRAIN, but have fun, too. They say if you hide education in play, then the student doesn't even mind when he or she is b...
03/19/2021

TRAIN, but have fun, too. They say if you hide education in play, then the student doesn't even mind when he or she is being taught. With that intent, the Williamsville Fire Dept. held its indoor auto extrication drill last night on St. Patrick's Day all while making spreaders, cutters and air bag operation fun! An egg relay with spreaders and a giant labyrinth game controlled by air bags offered an opportunity for hands-on training all while adding just a wee bit of levity to the seriousness of the task.

03/13/2021
In November of last year, the Williamsville Fire Dept. lost a rock that much of the department was built on. Mary Lavery...
03/10/2021

In November of last year, the Williamsville Fire Dept. lost a rock that much of the department was built on. Mary Lavery may not have been a front line fighter, but, just as importantly, she was one that made behind the scenes just as important. As someone who was more than just a member of the Ladies’ Auxiliary, Mary was cheerleader, fundraiser, party planner, unifier, on-scene support, behind the scene support, and wore countless other hats and held innumerable other titles. She was the staunchest of those committed to the department and became synonymous with the cohesion of its membership of the ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and beyond. She continually showed what true love and support for the volunteer fire service was. Tonight Mary was recognized with a plaque presented to her family, including her husband, Past Chief Ed Lavery, her son-in-law, current Chief Richard Maddigan, and grandchildren, EMS Lt. Katie Maddigan and FF Jimmy Maddigan.

We recently put  into service a 2020 Ford Expedition Max to be used as a EMS response vehicle.  We would like to thank H...
03/02/2021

We recently put into service a 2020 Ford Expedition Max to be used as a EMS response vehicle. We would like to thank Hamburg West Herr Ford, VSP/PD Decals, Gabe’s Collision, Mobile Storage Solutions, and 10-75 Emergency Lighting for their help with putting this in service!

We recently replaced the sign on the front of our station 1 that has been on the building since 1987 with a  more modern...
03/02/2021

We recently replaced the sign on the front of our station 1 that has been on the building since 1987 with a more modern LED style sign. This wouldn’t be possible without Past Chief Mike Measer securing funding from former NYS Senator Michael Ranzenhofer.
We would like to thank Santoro Signs for their assistance with this project.

Night 3 of three days' training! Immeasurable thanks go out once again to Georges Produce Market for the donation of a h...
02/24/2021

Night 3 of three days' training! Immeasurable thanks go out once again to Georges Produce Market for the donation of a house for use by the Williamsville Fire Department for training purposes. The irreplaceable and critical re-emphasis of skills utilized over the last three days' time in a real-world scenario provides for interaction with the uniqueness of individual structures. Continued training last night included firefighter evacuation from a collapsed floor, escape through windows, and a firefighter through the roof (with use of a training dummy), along with many other scenarios. Special appreciation to Snyder Fire Department for joining us in a continued effort to train with our neighboring departments.

Today the Williamsville Fire Department was the recipient of the donation of a house to utilize for training purposes. I...
02/21/2021

Today the Williamsville Fire Department was the recipient of the donation of a house to utilize for training purposes. It is with GREAT THANKS that we extend our appreciation to a tremendous neighbor and community business, Georges Produce Market, for their generosity of a home on their property that is to be torn down later this week. While others spent their winter Sunday sledding, skiing or making snowmen, WFD was training, working on chimney fires, roof ventilation, breaching walls, firefighter rescue, overhaul and more. The true value of a donated home is immeasurable with unknowns behind a wall that can't be found in a training building. And of course, when at a produce stand, not only were we treated to a house today, but were also treated to tasty and revitalizing fruits after.

Photos from Georges Produce Market's post
02/21/2021

Photos from Georges Produce Market's post

We would like to thank the Chaffee Sardina Volunteer Fire Company for purchasing our 2008 Expedition! The vehiclehas ser...
02/21/2021

We would like to thank the Chaffee Sardina Volunteer Fire Company for purchasing our 2008 Expedition! The vehicle
has served us very well!

Help us help you! Please keep the hydrants clear of any snow!
02/16/2021

Help us help you!
Please keep the hydrants clear of any snow!

Help us help you!
Please keep the hydrants clear of any snow!

02/06/2021

The Amherst Highway Department will be sending out the plows very soon.
Please don't put snow in the street when clearing driveways or sidewalks.
If possible don't park cars on the roadways so the trucks can clear the streets - Thank you

24 / 7.  Even on Game Day!We'd like to thank our mutual aid companies, Snyder and Main Transit, for coming out today to ...
01/24/2021

24 / 7. Even on Game Day!
We'd like to thank our mutual aid companies, Snyder and Main Transit, for coming out today to assist with our smoke in a building call. Upon arrival, dispatch was updated by Williamsville 9 to a possible fire in a wall with heavy smoke in the home. Damage was contained to the basement. All made it home for kick-off. Go Bills!

01/13/2021

Tonight we held our annual social officer elections for 2021. We would like to congratulate the following;

President- Joe Frese
Vice President - Katie Maddigan
Recording Secretary - Dave Sherman
Corresponding Secretary- Trey Measer
Company Secretary -Charlie Cilano
Treasurer - Tony Schueckler
Directors - Jim Olivieri Sr, Rick Andrews, Tom Ratzel, Eric Weinreber, Chris Petrie.
Review Board - Chris Nalbach, Holly Schiferle, Doug Richardson

Congratulations to Amanda Weinreber as she transitions from Active Restricted (junior firefighter) to our Active rolls.
01/07/2021

Congratulations to Amanda Weinreber as she transitions from Active Restricted (junior firefighter) to our Active rolls.

Please help us keep the fire hydrants clear of snow !
12/26/2020

Please help us keep the fire hydrants clear of snow !

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Williamsville Fire Dept.Stay Safe & Stay Healthy!
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Williamsville Fire Dept.

Stay Safe & Stay Healthy!

The Williamsville Fire Department would like to express our deepest sympathies to the Twin City Ambulance Corporation, h...
12/24/2020

The Williamsville Fire Department would like to express our deepest sympathies to the Twin City Ambulance Corporation, her husband Jeff Luke, and along with all their employees while they mourn the passing of AEMT Sara Luke who lost her battle with cancer. We worked side by side with her in the field, and she always had a smile on her face which we will miss! Our thoughts and prayers go out to all her family during this difficult time!

12/19/2020

An update from Santa: “Let the good folks of Williamsville (the children and adults of all ages,) know that I enjoyed my time with them last night very much. Their houses are decorated bright so I am certain we will find them even in snowy weather next week. I noticed every wave from every door, window, front lawn, and car. And I also got to see these fine EMS personnel at work when they were called to assist a member of their community in an emergency situation. The Williamsville Fire Department is always there for their neighbors and ready to help those they are trained to. Stay safe, stay well, and Merry Christmas to all!”

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Williamsville, NY
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Memories from the past. My name is Richard Harms,I am 83 years old.I was raised at 590 Mill Street.,at the end of Mill St and Sheridan Drive. I was a member of the Hutchinson Hose Drum and Bugle Corp. in the early 1950. My father and two brothers also played bugles, We were a team to be feared.The Fire Company went to a lot of firemans parades.We won first place for the best drum and bugle corp so many times. The drum major was a very tall man that owned the only sporting goods store in Williamsville at that time. I think Chief of Fire was Harry Jones. I now live in Suffolk,Va anyone wanting to talk of those old days can call me 704-692-2048 I was about 13 years old at that time. We even had a Fire Department song,which we sang mostly in the Beer tent.
EMTs wanted my company is looking to hire full and part time EMTs. we are paying $15.50/ a hours and the sight is a metal plant of military road in Buffalo. If interested, please IM me
A big thank you from Cub Scout Pack 619 to Fire Chief Richard Maddigan, 2nd Asst. Chief Mike Vogel and EMS Captain Jack Oehmler, for helping the scouts complete their Webelos First Responder requirement. 👨🏼‍🚒⛑🚒🚑
https://m.facebook.com/groups/824045447649428?view=permalink&id=2598990233488265 Every year at the 4th of July picnic at the Lamm Post
Thank you Santa! So happy to see you this year!
Thank You to my Brother's and Sister's of the Williamsville Fire Department for your fine work as Elves! We really appreciate it!
Hey Williamsville!! Can I come to your next Company meeting to talk briefly about the Tunnel to Towers Foundation and the work we are doing to build homes for severely injured veterans in WNY and across the country?? We are holding our 3rd Annual Buffalo Tunnel to Towers 5k on Sept 8th. This is the largest 9/11 Remembrance event in WNY! Every year we have a huge First Responder presence and competition between fire departments. Let me know when I can come and meet with you. Thanks, Brian Guy Co-Director, Buffalo NY Tunnel to Towers 5k Run/Walk Asst. Chief East Seneca VFC https://www.facebook.com/t2tbuffalo/ https://tunnel2towers.org/ https://www.facebook.com/TunnelToTowersFoundation/videos/2097738603589548/
A Good Friend of mine, Lt. James O’Donnell has written a new book titled “ Sons Of Valor Parents Of Faith” In his book Lt. O’Donnell looks at the lives of Ten First Responders, Nine Of which were Members of the New York City Fire Department and One a Member Of the New York City Police Department whose lives were Tragically cut short due to the Terrorist Attack on September 11 , 2001 at the World Trade Center and how their Families have had to cope with the loss of a Loved One on 9-11 Please Everyone Like and Share this Page Lt O’Donnell is donating All proceeds from the Sale of this Book to Various FDNY 9-11 Charities Available on line @ Amazon and Barnes and Noble jodonnellfdny.com
Display of ALF Engine 3 at NYS Chiefs in June 1988