James H. Reger, Deputy Commissioner Fire Safety
Email: james.reger@erie.gov

Tiger Schmittendorf, Deputy Fire Coordinator
Email: tiger.schmittendorf@erie.gov

Deborah Howell, Administrative Assistant
Email: deborah.howell@erie.gov

General Email: fire@erie.gov

"24 Hour-a-Day Coordination of Emergency Fire Services"
The Fire Safety Division operates from the Emergency Services Training & Operations Center in Cheektowaga, NY. The Fire Safety Office coordinates the recruitment, training and mutual aid operations of our county's 97 fire departments to assist them in serving the needs of the residents, businesses and visitors to their communities.

What's Happening in Fire Safety
Now you can submit Training Course Requests online!

Submitting our new online form, you will receive a copy of the submitted training course request to the email you provide. As an option, you can even have a copy sent to another chief or training officer in your department.

TRAINING: Initial Fall Schedule Released

The training schedule has been updated at www.erie.gov/fire to reflect 13 new course announcements and this course cancellation:

Course # 3116008 Hazardous Materials First Responder Operations due to start at Eggertsville on 9/12 has been cancelled due to insufficient registrations.

ESU Announces new ATV resources for First Responders

Erie County Emergency Services is pleased to announce ATV resources for First Responders.


Phone: (716) 681-7111
24 Hour Dispatch: (716) 898-3696
Fax: (716) 681-3645

Erie County Division of Fire Safety
Department of Emergency Services
Training & Operations Center
3359 Broadway
Cheektowaga, New York 14227