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 $4,727,914 (2014)
Staffing Career
Commissioner Garnell Whitfield, Jr.
IAFF 282
Facilities and equipment[1]
Divisions 1
Battalions 4
Stations 19
Engines 19
Trucks 4
Platforms 5
Rescues 1
HAZMAT 1
USAR 1
Fireboats 1
Light and air 2
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 over 260,000 people in a geographic area of approximately 42 square miles (110 km2).[2]

Stations & Apparatus[edit]

As of June 2015, the Buffalo Fire Department operates out of nineteen fire stations.[1]

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

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 - 700 Seneca St.
  • Engine 6 - Seneca St. & Junction St.
  • Engine 7 - Lower Terrace & Evans St.
  • Engine 8 - 174 Chicago St.
  • Engine 9 - 707 Washington St.
  • Engine 10 - 315 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. & Cassy St.
  • Engine 15 - 64 Amherst St.
  • Engine 16 - 1420 Main St. - Disbanded 2002
  • Engine 17
  • Engine 18 - 1032 Fillmore Ave. - Disbanded 2002
  • Engine 24 - 110 Leroy Ave.
  • Engine 27 - 33 Johnson St.
  • Engine 29(Marine Unit) - 315 Ganson St.
  • Engine 30 - 131 Southside Pkwy.
  • Ladder 1 - 707 Washington St.
  • Ladder 3 - 303 Spring St.
  • Ladder 8 - 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 3 - 33 Johnson St.
  • B41(Battalion 1) - 132 Ellicott St. - Now the Saftey 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 the County Training Grounds on
                                        Broadway in Cheektowaga
  • B45(Battalion 5) - 275 Kehr St.
  • South Division Chief - 700 Seneca St.
  • Squad 1 - 132 Ellicott St.
  • Squad 2 - 517 Southside Pkwy.
  • Squad 3 - 33 Johnson St.
  • 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. ^ a b "Fire House Locations". Buffalo Fire Department. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "About". Buffalo Fire Department. Retrieved 16 June 2015.