From left to right: Joe Borden, Kinney Hose Member and SWAVF FOY Committee Member, Chief Will Smith, Assistant Chief 2 Allan Everetts, 10 Years of Service Winner, Assistant Chief 1 Tony Everetts Firefighter of the Year - Heroism Winner, Terry Everetts 50+ Years of Service Winner, Kinney Hose Company President Joe Dushaw, Bill Kozak, SWAVF Firefighter of the Year Chairman.
Responses for September
Total Calls 27 Total EMS 21 Total Fire 9
Ambulance 19- Service 7- Mutual Aid Fire 2- Mutual Aid Ambulance Stand-by 2
(2 calls rolled over)
Thank You for Your Support with the
Fall Chicken BBQ it was a sell out!
Thank you for your support with the $20 Tickets. A live drawing was held on October 3. It was a successful event!
A FIREMAN'S PRAYER
When I am called to duty, GOD, where ever flames may rage, give me strength to save some one’s life, whatever be their age. Help me embrace a little child before it's too late, or save an older person from the horror of that fate. Enable me to be alert and hear the weakest shout and quickly and effectively put the fire out. I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard my every neighbor and protect his property. And if according to your will, I have to lose my life, please bless with your protecting hand, my children and my wife.
We are now evaluating if we can have a our Gun Show in the Spring. We will know more in December. We are planning on having a Gun Raffle anyway, we hope to have tickets available in December.
Stay tuned for more updates.
Responses for July
Total Calls 26 Total EMS 15 Total Fire 11
Ambulance 13 - Motor Vehicle Crash 1 - Service Call 1 - Mutual Aid Fire 6 - Mutual Aid Stand By Fire 2 - Rescue 1 - Mutual Aid Ambulance 2
October 14, 2020 COVID-19 Update
The Cattaraugus County Health Department and Emergency Operations Center has advised the Board of Fire Commissioners that the Kitchen cannot be opened through the end of the year. We are also limited to 50 people in the building at any one time. The Board of Fire Commissioners have decided to keep the Community Center Closed through January 2021. We will update when new information becomes available.
This year we had a couple of Members Honored with various awards from the Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen and the Western New York Volunteer Firemen's Association. Assistant Chief Tony Everetts was awarded Firefighter of the Year for a rescue of a person from a burning building. Life Member Terry Everetts was recognized for his 50+ Years of Service in the Fire Department. Assistant Chief Allan Everetts was recognized for his 10 Years of Service to Fire Department. The Southwestern also recognized Cattaraugus County Sheriff Deputy Tyler Taylor with a President's Award for assisting Assistant Chief Everetts with the rescue. These awards are normally presented at the Annual Conventions but COVID changed that. Southwestern Officials presented the awards at our September Monthly Meeting and the Western Officials presented at our October Meeting. Congratulations to Tony, Terry, Allan and Tyler.
AN EMS PRAYER
As I perform my Duty Lord, whatever be the call, help to guide and keep me safe from dangers big and small. I want to serve and do my best no matter what the scene. I pledge to keep my skills refined, my judgement quick and keen. This calling to give of myself most do not understand, but I stand ready all the time to help my fellow man. To have the chance to help a child restore his laugh with glee, a word of Thanks I might not hear, but knowing is enough for me. The Praise of men is fine for some, but I feel truly blessed, That you, OH LORD, have chosen me to serve in EMS
Responses for August
Total Calls 27 Total EMS 17 Total Fire 10
Ambulance 15- Service Call 3- Mutual Aid Fire 3- Mutual Aid Stand By Fire 3- Mutual Aid Motor Vehicle Crash 1- Mutual Aid Ambulance 1-
Mutual Aid Standby Ambulance 1