Buffalo Fire Department

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Buffalo Fire Department (BFD)
BuffaloFireDepartmentlogo.jpg
"Ut Vivant Alii"
Operational area
Country United States
State  New York
City Buffalo
Agency overview
Established June 1, 1880
Annual calls ~35,000
Employees 766
Staffing Career
Fire chief Garnell W. Whitfield Jr.
EMS level BLS First Responder
Facilities and equipment
Divisions 1
Battalions 4
Stations 20
Engines 19
Trucks 9
Rescues 1
HAZMAT 1
Airport crash 2
Fireboats 1
Website
Department website
IAFF Local 282

The Buffalo Fire Department (BFD) provides fire protection and basic life support first responder emergency medical services to the city of Buffalo, New York, United States. The Buffalo Fire Department currently serves a population of over 260,000 people in a geographic area of approximately 42 square miles (110 km2).[1]

Operations[edit]

Fire Station Locations and Companies[edit]

The Buffalo Fire Department operates out of nineteen fire stations, located throughout the city and organized into four battalions. Operating out of these nineteen fire stations are nineteen engine companies, nine ladder companies, one rescue company, one fireboat, and other special and support units.[2]

Fire Headquarters is located at 175 Court St.

The BFD Communications, or Dispatch Office is located at 332 Ellicott St.

Engine Company Ladder Company Special Unit Chief Battalion Address
Engine 1 Ladder 2 6 132 Ellicott St.
Engine 2 B56(Division Chief) 4 376 Virginia St.
Engine 3 Haz-Mat. 1 B43(3rd Battalion Chief) 3 601 Broadway
Engine 4 6 939 Abbott Rd.
Engine 19 4 209 Forest Ave.
Engine 20 (Fireboat) 6 155 Ohio St.
Engine 21 Ladder 6 Rescue 1 4 1229 Jefferson Ave.
Engine 22 3 1528 Broadway
Engine 23 7 3226 Bailey Ave.
Engine 25 Ladder 10 B46(6th Battalion Chief) 6 517 Southside Pkwy.
Engine 26 7 703 Tonawanda St.
Engine 28 3 1170 E. Lovejoy St.
Engine 31 Ladder 14 3 2044 Bailey Ave.
Engine 32 Ladder 5 6 700 Seneca St.
Engine 33 3 1720 Fillmore Ave.
Engine 34 Ladder 7 4 2837 Main St.
Engine 35 Ladder 15 6 1512 Clinton St.
Engine 36 Ladder 13 7 860 Hertel Ave.
Engine 37 Ladder 4 B44(4th Battalion Chief) 4 500 Rhode Island St.
Engine 38 B47(7th Battalion Chief) 7 398 Linden Ave.

Disbanded Fire Companies[edit]

  • Engine 5, Squad 8, South Division - 700 Seneca St. (Quarters of Engine 32, Ladder 5)
  • Engine 6 -
  • Engine 7 -
  • Engine 8, Ladder 8 - 174 Chicago St.
  • Engine 9, Ladder 1, Squad 9, Battalion 2 - 707 Washington St.
  • Engine 10 - 30 Ganson St. (Now Annex 10)
  • Engine 11 - 1195 Niagara St.
  • Engine 12, Squad 1, Battalion 1 - 132 Ellicott St. (Quarters of Engine 1, Ladder 2)
  • Engine 13 - 175 Court St. (Now Fire Headquarters)
  • Engine 14 -
  • Engine 15, Squad 7 - 64 Amherst St.
  • Engine 16 - 1418 Main St.
  • Engine 17 -
  • Engine 18, Squad 10 - 1032 Fillmore Ave. (Now Annex 18)
  • Engine 24, Squad 6 - 110 Leroy Ave. (Now Annex 24)
  • Engine 27, Rescue 3, Squad 3 - 33 Johnson St.
  • Engine 29 -
  • Engine 30, Quad 6 - 131 Southside Pkwy.
  • Ladder 3 - Spring St.
  • Ladder 9, Squad 11 - 310 Jersey St.
  • Ladder 11 - 636 Fillmore Ave.
  • Ladder 12 - 395 Amherst St.
  • Ladder 16 - 939 Abbott Rd. (Quarters of Engine 4)
  • Rescue 2 -
  • Squad 2 - 517 Southside Pkwy. (Quarters of Engine 25, Ladder 10)
  • Squad 4 - 2025 Bailey Ave. (Former Quarters of Engine 31, Ladder 14)
  • Squad 5 - 500 Rhode Island St. (Quarters of Engine 37, Ladder 4)
  • Chemical 5 - 166 Cleveland Ave.
  • Battalion 5 - 275 Kehr St. (Former Quarters of Engine 33)

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Coordinates: 42°53′14.5″N 78°52′52.4″W / 42.887361°N 78.881222°W / 42.887361; -78.881222