For the period of June 16 to 29, the Niagara Falls Fire Department responded to 334 calls. The total number of service calls for 2014 to date is 3,211.
• ACCIDENT: On June 16, Engine 3 and Truck 1 were dispatched at 5:39 a.m. to the 2400 block of 24th Street for a report of a vehicle that struck a house. The crews treated the driver of the vehicle for his injuries. The crash did considerable damage to the house.
• MEDICAL EMERGENCIES: Soon after Narcan, a nasal spray antidote for victims of opiate overdoses, was put into service on Falls Fire Department rigs, it was used successfully on two calls. The antidote was used on June 14 to revive a woman in the 1800 block of Niagara Avenue. Two days later, it was again used to save the life of a man in the 2600 block of Highland Avenue.
• FIRE: On June 25, Engine 4 and Truck1 responded at 12:14 p.m. to the 1300 block of Pine Avenue for a call of a fire in a 2001 Dodge Caravan taxi. The fire was the result of a mechanical problem in the engine compartment. Damage was listed at $1,000.
• FIRE: On June 28, a full assignment from Platoon 2 was sent at 3:43 a.m. to the 1700 block of Walnut Avenue for a structure fire. Quick work by responding firefighters confined the damage from the fire to the basement of the building. Damage was estimated at $1,000. Since the fire appeared to have started in three separate locations in the basement, the blaze has been classified as an arson and is under investigation.
• GAS LEAK: On June 28, a natural gas leak at Sal Maglie Stadium interrupted the Niagara Falls Power baseball game. Firefighters from Platoon 2 evacuated the stadium and stood by until National Fuel could arrive to fix the leak. The game was resumed a short time later.
• FIRE: On June 29, a rubbish fire at 7:35 p.m. in the alley of the 400 block of 19th Street sent units to the scene. Damage was minimal. A witness reported seeing a man pouring gasoline into a garbage can just before the fire started. Fire and police arson investigators are looking into the blaze.