Adams finished 2016 with 772 calls for service with 554 being EMS and 218 being for FIRE Call. Thank you to all for your help throughout 2016
2016 Santa Drive
Sanata and his firefighters braved the cold and went to visit the local neighborhoods on 12/15 and 12/16. Thank you to everyone that came out and supported us and donated to the food drive. Look forward to seeing you all next year.
Car rolls over in neighborhood
On 11/14/2016 Adams responded to a single car roll over accident on a secluded street in our district. It was found the driver struck another vehicle and flipped their vehicle over. It was first reported the individual was trapped. They were able to remove themselves with the assistance of law enforcement to whom provided further assistance to the operator.
Adams receives grant through NYS Senator Ortt
On October 26th 2016 the Adams Fire Company received news from NYS Senator Ortt's office that we received a grant through his office for a new light rescue vehicle for approximately $195.000.00. The grant itself is through Senator Ortt's office and aims to help fire companies in need of certain items within their fire company. The new vehicle granted to us will be a Ford F550 cab with a walk around style utility body. Highlights of the vehicle include a cascade system for refilling air bottles, a light tower, and a traffic control board tower which will assist with controlling traffic on busy highways in our district and the Town of Wheatfield. The Adams Fire Company would again like to thank Senator Ortt greatly for his assistance in securing this grant for us.
Adams FAST team activated
On October 6th Adams responded as a FAST team to a house fire with the Frontier Fire Department. The fire was controlled by Frontier and other fire companies on scene. Adams did not have to be deployed for any action on scene. Good job to all on scene.
Air Paks obtained through Federal grant go in service
On October 1st Adams put into service 18 new Scott X3 Air Paks that were obtained through a Federal grant. These 18 new Air Paks and 2 RIT Paks replaced our old Scott Air Paks which were nearing 15 years old. Other items obtained with the air pass were voice amplifiers for each air mask and new storage bags for the mask for the engines.
Car goes off road and strikes a tree
On September 25th Adams responded to a vehicle that went off the road way and struck a tree. No injuries were reported on scene or significant damage to property took place.
Adams assists City of Lockport
Even though Adams was not one of the first departments to respond to the City of Lockports recent fire we did make two trips out to the fire. A fire that started industrial area of the City and spread rapidly brought us out. We responded the first night about six hours into the incident and work during the night hours assisting in fighting the fire. We returned a day later to assist with pumping to ladder trucks to put out hot spots. Many say it was the largest fire they have ever seen and it is the biggest fire on record to ever happen in Niagara County.
Car Motorcycle Accident
On July 30th Adams responded to a car motorcycle accident on Nash Road. No serious injuries were sustained from the accident by anyone involved.
Adams Wins Softball Championship
On July 23rd Adams won its second Niagara County Volunteer's Fireman's Softball championship for the second time in three years. Adams finished the season 11-2 and beat Miller Hose in the championship game.
Adams Responds to House Fire
On July 15th 2016 at approximately 05:00 Hours Adams and Shawnee were dispatched to a house fire. Niagara County Sheriffs on scene reported heavy smoke coming from the house and that everyone was out of the house. Adams and Shawnee crews were able to control the fire in the ceiling without any major damage. St Johnsburg, Frontier, and Wendelville Fire Companies assisted on scene.
Collins announces $88,858 grant for Adams Fire Co.
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $88,858 in federal funding for Adams Fire Co. in Wheatfield. The grant was allocated through the Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, which is designed to help first responders improve their capability to respond to fires and emergencies of all types.
"Our local heroes need the proper resources to do their jobs and protect our communities," Collins said. "Many fire companies and emergency medical service providers are unable to purchase necessary equipment upgrades due to financial limitations. This funding will help create more efficient and effective first responders, and I am honored to help Adams Fire Co. secure this vital funding."
"This funding will allow the Adams Fire Co. to purchase 36 sets of new protective turnout gear," Fire Chief Chris Pino said. "This important equipment will help keep our firefighters safe as they protect our local residents, and will allow us to continue providing the best possible service to our community. We appreciate Congressman Collins' assistance and look forward to working with him again in the future to support our local fire departments."
The AFG program provides direct funding assistance to first-responder organizations to obtain needed emergency response equipment, personal protective equipment, training and firefighting/emergency vehicles.
2016 Installation Dinner
On April 23rd the 92nd installation dinner of the Adams Fire Company took place. The following officers were installed for the 2016 year. Also awarded this night was the lifesaver of the year award that went to William Nalbone for a traumatic code save that occurred in January of 2016. Congratulations to all officers and thanks to all that were in attendance.
Large Brush Fire
On April 21st Adams responded to a large unattended brush fire behind Bob Weaver Motor Sports on Niagara Falls Blvd. This stretch of land on the North Tonawanda border line has had many of brush fires in the past. Fire was extinguished by AFC without any incident and no injuries.
On March 18th Adams and St Johnsburg responded to a chimney fire. The fire was contained to the fire place and extinguished without any further damage.
Tour of the Fire Station at pancake breakfast
During the March pancake breakfast a few members of the community snuck out of the breakfast and took a tour of the Fire Station. Our doors are always open and anyone that wants to visit the Fire Station please let us know.
On March 11th Adams responded to a car fire in the woods on Schultz Road. Vehicle fire was contained to the engine and was out upon Adams arrival.
Adams members re visit the Dominican Republic
Assistant Chief M Laduca, Lieutenant C Jurczak, and Safety Officer M Parker made a return visit to the Dominican Republic February 20th to 27th for the Brothers without borders. They returned to help spread their knowledge of the fire service to the volunteers in the Dominican Republic and help better their fire protection. Also, they got to visit an old friend in the old 1E1 which retired a few years back and moved down their to assist with helping in the fire service. They've reported back that the old 1E1 is enjoying the weather and all the volunteers are happy to see them down there. Safe travels gentlemen.
Motor Vehicle Accident on Shawnee Road
On February 2nd Adams responded to a two car motor vehicle accident on Shawnee Road. Shawnee Fire Company assisted with traffic control and Adams assisted with patient extrication.
Wood burning stove smokes up house
On January 24th Adams and Shawnee responded for a wood burning stove that was smoking up a residence. The problem with the stove was fixed and no further issues arose.
Car Bus accident on Niagara Falls Blvd
On January 19th 2016 Adams responded to a car accident involving a bus on Niagara Falls Blvd. Although traffic was congested no injuries were sustained and everyone was ok.
Shawnee Road car accident
On January 7th 2016 Adams responded to a car accident on Shawnee Road when a car struck a pole. Twin City Ambulance assisted by Adams members transported one to the hospital with severe injuries where they were later listed in stable condition.
Two car accident on Niagara Falls Blvd
On January 2nd 2016 Adams responded to a two car motor vehicle accident in the 3900 block of Niagara Falls Blvd. A sudden ice/snow storm made the road extremely slippery causing accident ands cars to go in the ditch. No major injuries were sustained in the accident.