For the period of April 21 to May 4, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 240 calls. The total number of service calls for 2014 to date is 2,063.
• RESCUE: On April 21, Truck 1 was dispatched at 12:41 p.m. to the 1800 block of Linwood Avenue for a call of a dog trapped on a roof. The crew, consisting of Captain Gary Carella and Firefighters Frank Casper, Eric Abel, and Chris Janese, used a 28-foot ladder to safely bring the dog to the ground.
• ACCIDENT: On April 23, Engine 3 and Truck 1 responded at 10:13 p.m. to the Robert Moses Parkway, near Devil's Hole, for a report of a two-vehicle accident. One of the vehicles rolled over and a patient had to be extricated with the use of hydraulic tools by the crew of Truck 1, which consisted of Captain Bob Andrews and Firefighters Mike Fleming, Dave Easton, and Earl Bass. This patient, and two others, were treated at the scene before being transported to local hospitals for further evaluation.
• FIRE: On April 25, Platoon 2 sent a full assignment at 8:09 p.m. to the 1100 block of Ontario Avenue for a call of a structure fire. A resident who had fallen asleep while smoking set his couch on fire. Fast work by Engine 3 limited the damage to $500. A violation notice was issued to the landlord because there were no working smoke detectors inside the building.
• RESCUE: On April 26, Platoon 1 was called at 2:09 a.m. to Three Sisters Island for a report of a man in the Niagara River rapids. Truck 1 deployed downstream for a possible rescue. The distraught man was eventually talked out of the river by counselors and family members.
• ACCIDENT: On April 25, Platoon 2 responded at 5:37 p.m. to a report of a vehicle that had rolled over and struck a house in the 1600 block of Walnut Avenue. The driver was ejected from the vehicle on impact. The crash also damaged a fire hydrant on the corner. After applying first aid measures to the seriously injured patient, he was transported to a local hospital for further treatment.