Buffalo Fire Department

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Buffalo Fire Department
BuffaloFireDepartmentlogo.jpg
Ut Vivant Alii
(So Others May Live)
Operational area
Country United States
State New York
City Buffalo
Agency overview
Annual budget$44,354,774 (2017) [1]
StaffingCareer
CommissionerWilliam Renaldo
IAFF282
Facilities and equipment[2]
Divisions1
Battalions4
Stations19
Engines19
Trucks9
Rescues1
HAZMAT1
Fireboats1
Light and air1
Website
Official website
IAFF website

The Buffalo Fire Department provides fire protection and first responder emergency medical services to the city of Buffalo, New York. The department serves a population of 278,349 people in a geographic area of 40.38 square miles (104.6 km2).[3]

Stations and apparatus[edit]

As of June 2015, the Buffalo Fire Department operates out of nineteen fire stations with 1 Division Chief and 4 Battalion Chiefs.[2]

Station # Address Engine company Truck company Special unit Chief Unit
1 132 Ellicott St. Engine 1 Truck 2 Water Rescue Unit
2 376 Virginia St. Engine 2 Mobile Command Unit, Safety Officer B56 (Division Chief)
3 601 Broadway Engine 3 Haz-Mat 1 B43 (Battalion Chief 3)
4 939 Abbott Rd. Engine 4
19 209 Forest Ave. Engine 19
20 155 Ohio St. Edward M. Cotter fireboat
21 1229 Jefferson Ave. Engine 21 Truck 6 Rescue 1, Collapse/Technical Rescue Unit
22 1528 Broadway Engine 22
23 3226 Bailey Ave. Engine 23
25 517 Southside Pkwy. Engine 25 Truck 10 B46 (Battalion Chief 6)
26 703 Tonawanda St. Engine 26
28 1170 E. Lovejoy St. Engine 28
31 2044 Bailey Ave. Engine 31 Truck 14 Haz-Mat. Spill/Decon. unit
32 700 Seneca St. Engine 32 Truck 5
33 1720 Filmore Ave. Engine 33
34 2837 Main St. Engine 34 Truck 7
35 1512 Clinton St. Engine 35 Truck 15
36 860 Hertel Ave. Engine 36 Truck 13 Foam Unit 36
37 500 Rhode Island St. Engine 37 Truck 4 Air Cascade Unit B44 (Battalion Chief 4)
38 398 Linden Ave. Engine 38 B47 (Battalion Chief 7)
  • All truck companies in the BFD are ladder towers with the exception of Truck 15.

Disbanded fire companies[edit]

There have been multiple fire companies disbanded throughout the history of the Buffalo Fire Department due to budget cuts or department reorganization.

  • Engine 5 – Emsile & Bristol (torn down)
  • Engine 6 – Originally located at 700 Seneca St then moved to Smith & Fulton (torn down)
  • Engine 7 – Lower Terrace & Evans St. (torn down)
  • Engine 7 - Buffalo Niagara International Airport ( Taken over by NFTA )
  • Engine 8 – Chicago St. torn down E-8 relocated to L-8
  • Engine 9 – 707 Washington St. – disbanded 1978
  • Engine 10 – 30 Ganson St. – disbanded 2003
  • Engine 11 – 1195 Niagara St.
  • Engine 12 – 132 Ellicott St. – disbanded December 1, 1954
  • Engine 13 – 195 Court St. – disbanded July 1, 1994
  • Engine 14 – William St. & Casey St. (torn down)
  • Engine 15 – Original house torn down at Amherst & Thompson 64 Amherst St.
  • Engine 16 – 1420 Main St. / 1229 Jefferson Ave. – disbanded 2002
  • Engine 17 – Rhode Island & Chenango (parking lot of current E-37)
  • Engine 18 – 1032 Fillmore Ave. – disbanded/reinstated 1982 – disbanded permanently 2002
  • Engine 24 – 110 Leroy Ave.
  • Engine 27 – 33 Johnson St. (torn down) – disbanded 1978 to form Rescue 1
  • Engine 29 (Marine unit) – 315 Ganson St. (torn down)
  • Engine 30 – Original quarters South Park and Whitfield. Moved to Ladder 10's quarters at Southside and Mesmer, then moved to 517 Southside Pkwy. disbanded/reinstated 1982 – disbanded permanently 1994
  • Ladder 1 – 707 Washington St. disbanded 1994
  • Ladder 3 – 303 Spring St. (torn down)
  • Ladder 8 – Original house on Chicago St still standing 315 Ganson St. – disbanded 1976
  • Ladder 9 – 376 Virginia St. – disbanded March 2004
  • Ladder 11 – 636 Fillmore Ave.
  • Ladder 12 – 395 Amherst St.
  • Ladder 16 – 939 Abbott Rd. – disbanded 1976
  • Rescue 2 – Rhode Island & Chenango St. disbanded 1994
  • Rescue 3 – 33 Johnson St. Was a two-piece company with Engine 27, not a company, Engine 27 was closed to establish Rescue 1
  • B41 (Battalion 1) – 132 Ellicott St. – now the Safety Chief, operates out of 195 Court, responds to 2nd alarm or greater
  • B42 (Battalion 2) – 707 Washington St. – now the Training Bureau Chief, operates out of Buffalo Fire Training Academy on Broadway in Cheektowaga
  • B45 (Battalion 5) – 273 Kehr St.
  • South Division Chief – 700 Seneca St.

Squads were Second Piece to Host Engine Co.

  • Squad 1 – 132 Ellicott St.
  • Squad 2 – 517 Southside Pkwy.
  • Squad 3 – 33 Johnson St., was Heavy Rescue 3, With E27 E27 disbanded to create Rescue 1
  • Squad 4 – 2025 Bailey Ave.
  • Squad 5 – 500 Rhode Island St.
  • Squad 6 – 110 Leroy Ave.
  • Squad 7 – 64 Amherst St.
  • Squad 8 – 700 Seneca St.
  • Squad 9 – 707 Washington St.
  • Squad 10 – 1032 Fillmore Ave.
  • Squad 11 – 310 Jersey St.
  • Quad 6 – 131 Southside Pkwy.
  • Chemical 5 – 166 Cleveland Ave.
  • Water Tower 1 – 195 Court St.
  • Water Tower 2 – 195 Court St.

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.ci.buffalo.ny.us/files/1_2_1/Mayor/2017-18RecBudget/Fire.pdf
  2. ^ a b "Fire House Locations". Buffalo Fire Department. Retrieved 16 June 2015.
  3. ^ {{cite web|title=About|url=https://www.census.gov/quickfacts/fact/table/buffalocitynewyork/POP010220}