Rescue Truck Contest
We're asking for our community's opinion. Our new rescue truck funded through Senator Ortt's office is coming soon. The Ford 550 cab is in and the body is being constructed by Rosenbauer with a scheduled delivery date of December 2018. We have come up with a few options for numbering the vehicle and are going to be asking the community's opinion through a poll on our Facebook page. We will also be asking kids in schools and daycare centers in our area during Fire Prevention week for their opinion and having a contest with them. We will be unveiling the final decision at our Fire Prevention/Open House on October 27th. Stay tuned our online poll through our Facebook page !
Buffalo wins prize at Wilson Field Days
On August 25th Adams Buffalo won the prize for farthest traveled piece of apparatus at the Wilson Field Days. The 1944 Buffalo made it to and from Wilson in one piece and can't wait to get back out there for more parades.
Vehicle runs into store
On July 26th Adams responded to a local store for a report of a vehicle that went into the store. Upon arrival it was found a vehicle went into the store causing damage to the structure. One party was transported to the hospital and Town code enforcement responded to the scene to examine the structure.
Rollover Motor Vehicle Accident
On July 22nd in the early morning hours Adams responded for a rollover motor vehicle accident in a sub development in the area. Adams assisted the victim out of the vehicle and no transport to the hospital was required.
Bergholz 100th year celebration
On July 20th and 21st Bergholz Fire Company celebrated their 100th year anniversary. Bergholz was the first Fire Company incorporated in the Town of Wheatfield followed by Adams. They celebrated the 100th year by bringing back the parade and a weekend celebration. Congratulations to them on their 100th year of service to the Town of Wheatfield.
Car Motorcycle Accident
On July 18, 2018 at approximately 08:38 hours, the Niagara County Communications received several 911 calls reporting an injury motor vehicle accident involving a motorcycle and car in the area of 3308 Niagara Falls Blvd in the Town of Wheatfield. Preliminary investigation determined that a 2002 Yamaha motorcycle operated by a male was northbound on Niagara Falls Blvd. when it struck a 2016 Ford pickup truck also operated by a male driver who was attempting to make a left turn from the parking lot of 3305 Niagara Falls Blvd. (Gleason's Gymnastics) on to Niagara Falls Blvd. The operator of the motorcycle was ejected several feet from the point of collision and was transported to ECMC by Twin City Ambulance for multiple injuries. The operator of the 2016 Ford did not report any injuries at the scene. Niagara County Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Identification Unit and Accident Reconstruction Unit responded for further investigation.
AFC house training
Over the weekend of July 13th and 14th Adams did live burn training in a house on Niagara Falls Blvd. The house was donated to AFC by Pellicano's meat market for training. Multiple live burns and drills have took place in order to enhance our training.
Asst Chief LaDuca accepts job with NTFD
Congratulations to Mark LaDuca on accepting a position with the North Tonawanda Fire Department. Mark was a member of Adams for nearly six years and currently serving as an Assistant Chief. Mark was a dedicated hard worker and role model for those in the Company. We wish Mark the best in his new beginning.
Motorcycle tree accident
On July 13th Adams responded to a motorcycle that struck a tree on Shawnee Road. No serious injuries were sustained for the occupants of the motorcycles.
Dry conditions bring mulch and grass fires
Due to dry conditions over the past month Adams, and many other area Fire Companies, have been responding to grass fires and mulch fires around houses. Due to these conditions please be vigilant with open burns and smoking. There have been many house fire attributed to smokers throwing cigarette butts in the mulch and mulch catching houses on fire.
On June 15th AFC responded to a report of a house possibly on fire. A neighbor quickly extinguished a fire that started in the garden and started to spread to the house. It was found that a flower pot ignited and started the fire. Shortly after a neighbor observed the pot on fire and extinguished it.
Car accidents on Niagara Falls Blvd
On June 27th and June 29th Adams responded to car accidents on Niagara Falls Blvd near the Amherst line. All occupants in both accidents had minor injuries. Please remember to travel safe during summer months.
On June 14th AFC responded to a two car motor vehicle accident on Niagara Falls Blvd. No serious injuries were reported on scene.
Head on accident on Niagara Falls Blvd
AFC responded to a 2 car head on accident on Niagara Falls Blvd this on June 12th. No serious injuries were reported on scene.
Car vs tree MVA
On 4/27/18 Adams responded to a car vs tree MVA on Shawnee Road. It was found the driver went off the side of the road, hit an tree, then drove through a wooded area and came to rest in a ditch. Non life threatening injuries were sustained by the driver.
94th Annual Installation Dinner
On April 14th we celebrated our 94th Installation dinner. We braved the ice storm and celebrated our accomplishments in 2017 and to the future. Our line, administrative, ladies auxiliary and jr firefighters were all sworn into office.
Firefighters were also presented awards for the 2017 for their accomplishments. Congratulations to all officers that were installed and to all for what you did in 2017 and continue to do for the community.
2018 Line Officers
2018 Administrative Officers
Firefighter of year - Dave Derion and Bob Pino
Rookie of the year - Jeremy Hussey
EMS provider of the year - Kevin Hodgson
Training award - Brandon Derion
Most Calls (512) - Kevin Hodgson
Wind storms causes havoc on Adams district
On April 4th a windstorm rolled through Western NY causing extensive damage in its path including power outages, flooding, and trees and power lines being knocked down. Adams responded to a total of 9 calls for service including restoring power to traffic lights, flooded basements, trees in the road way and shutting down a major road due to a tree that took down power lines.
Rollover car accident
On March 9th AFC responded to a one car rollover accident. One patient was transported to ECMC with minor injuries
Residence fills with smoke
On February 26th AFC responded along with Shawnee for a house that had a possible electrical problem and was filling with smoke. The source was found and contained with no further damages.
Girl Scouts visit AFC
Fire prevention is not just for a month in October, its all year long. Asst Chief LaDuca took some time out of his day to show the Girl Scouts around the fire hall and teach about fire prevention.
Smoke scare in residence
On February 15th AFC was assisted by St Johnsburg for a smoke investigation in a residence. No problems were found at the scene.
Bus Accident near Niagara Falls Blvd
On February 6th Adams responded to a bus vs car accident. No injuries were present and everyone left the scene in a safe matter.
Hit and Run accident on Townline Road
On January 23rd Adams responded to a two car motor vehicle accident. Prior to AFC arrival one driver from the accident left the scene. The Niagara County Sheriffs Office located the driver and no major injuries were reported.
Mutual Aid Fire with Bergholz
On January 8th, the Niagara County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call reporting a chimney fire on Danielle Drive. Upon patrols arrival, they found a working structure fire around the chimney of the home. The fire then spread to the attic and second floor of the residence. Adams assisted the Bergholz, St Johnsburg, and Frontier fire companies in containing the fire in those areas preventing further damage. Three adult occupants that were inside the home when the fire started and were able to safely evacuate the residence. The Niagara County Origin and Cause Team responded and investigation is continuing.