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February 17, 2014

FIRE CALLS: Niagara Falls fire reports published Feb. 15

For the period of Jan. 27 to Feb. 9, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 241 calls. The total number of service calls for 2014 to date is 696.

• MEDICAL: On Jan. 28, Truck 1’s crew, consisting of Capt. Angela Gebauer and firefighters Mike Naccarato, Chris Finitz and Leonard Nowakowski, responded at 2:34 p.m. to a report of a woman in labor at the Seneca Niagara Casino. The crew stabilized the woman before she was transported to a local hospital. Assisting in child birth is not an uncommon practice for Falls firefighters.

• FIRE: On Jan. 30, a full assignment from Platoon 3 was sent, at 5:58 p.m., to the 1100 block of Centre Avenue for a report of a kitchen fire. A short in the electrical line to the kitchen stove was the cause of the fire. Damage was set at $400.

• FIRE: On Feb. 2, a call, at 9:19 p.m., of smoke from a building dispatched Platoon 3 to the 1700 block of LaSalle Avenue. The vacant property had been entered by a vandal, who set a fire in the kitchen. Quick work by responding crews limited the damage to $1,000. The fire remains under investigation. 

• FIRE: On Feb. 3,Engine 3 and Truck 1 responded, at 9:51 p.m., to a report of a car fire in the 3400 block of Ninth Street. A 2006 Chevy Impala was completely engulfed in fire upon crews arrival. The cause of the fire is listed as arson and is being investigated. The vehicle was a total loss.

• ACCIDENT: On Feb. 7, Engine 3 and Truck 1 responded, at 7:35 p.m., to an accident in the 4600 block of Hyde Park Boulevard. Firefighters stabilized four patients for various injuries before they were transported to area hospitals for further evaluation and treatment. 

• NOTE: Be prepared for any accidents by having fire extinguishers strategically placed around your house. There should be at least one extinguisher on each floor and one specifically in the kitchen. The kitchen extinguisher should be an all-purpose one, meaning it can be used on grease and electrical fires. Extinguishers should also be placed in the basement, the garage and any workshop area. Fire extinguishers are best used when a fire is contained in a small area, like a wastebasket, and when the fire department has already been called. If you’re ever in doubt about whether to use an extinguisher on a fire, don’t try it. Instead, leave the house immediately and call the fire department.

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