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  • Erie County Fire Departments A complete listing of the 94 volunteer fire departments that serve each township in Erie County - including web addresses for many companies
  • 100 Club of Buffalo Non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and bringing recognition to Firefighters, EMTs and Police personnel. Administrators of the Fallen Emergency Services Provider (FESP) program.
  • 1st Responder News Web Site of the "1st Responder Network" print publication.
  • Buffalo Fire Department Official site of the Buffalo Fire Department
  • Buffalo Fire Department - History The history of the Buffalo Fire Department as told by the
  • Buffalo Firefighters Official site of Buffalo Professional Firefighters Union - Local 282
  • Chautauqua County Fire Service Training, news and much more from our neighbors to the south.
  • Citizen Corps Citizen Corps asks you to help your family and your community be safer, stronger, and better prepared to respond to any kind of disaster. Get involved. Volunteer.
  • Congressional Fire Services Institute CFSI is dedicated to moving the fire service's legislative agenda forward.
  • ECMC Erie County Medical Center - the County's Trauma Center
  • ECMC PreHospital Care Site of the Office of PreHospital Care at the Erie County Medical Center
  • Explorer - Learning for Life The national web site for the Learning for Life program of the Boy Scouts of America which includes Firefighter Explorers
  • FASNY The Official Web Site of the Firemen's Association of the State of New York
  • FEMA The Federal Emergency Management Office.
  • Fire Prevention Week A great public education resource from the NFPA.
  • FireCorps Fire Corps was created to support fire departments across the country by leveraging community volunteer efforts to handle non-emergency activities
  • Firefighter Close Calls As their motto says: 'Every Day is a Training Day - No More Whiney Excuses!'
  • Firehouse Magazine The web site of Firehouse Magazine - a great resource for fire and emergency services
  • FireSafety.Gov An information resource for eliminating residential fire deaths.
  • FireScope The IMS Agency in California that developed the early incident command system
  • Genesee County Emergency Management Official Site of the Genesee County Department of Emergency Management
  • GRANTS-FEMA Fire Act Grant Support Site for program guidance, application filing and completion.
  • GRANTS-Public Safety Funding Sources Monthly newsletter offers tips and tricks on grant writing
  • GRANTS-Rural Fire Assistance Program The Department of the Interior receives an appropriated budget each year for a rural fire assistance (RFA) grant program. This funding will enhance the fire protection capabilities of rural and volunteer fire departments through training, equipment purchases, and fire prevention work on a cost-shared basis.
  • Home Fire Sprinklers A non-profit organization dedicated to the proliferation of sprinkler systems in the home.
  • Home Safety Council Sponsors of Home Safety Month in June! HSC offers resources for families and safety educators. The Home Safety Month Campaign focuses on the top five leading causes of home injury - falls, poisons, fires/burns, choking/suffocation and drowning as well as disaster preparedness.
  • IAFC International Association of Fire Chiefs web site for career and volunteer fire officers
  • ICS IS-100 Self-Study Course Take the I-100 course online at the SEMO web site to satisfy the pre-requisite for the I-200 ICS Course
  • IFSTA This site includes a complete catalog of available resources from the International Fire Service Training Association - the training standard in New York State
  • ISFSI Home of the International Society of Fire Service Instructors
  • ISO - Insurance Services Office Here, firefighters, building-code officials, community leaders, and other interested citizens can access a wealth of data describing how cities and towns are protecting residents from natural hazards.
  • J-FIRE of WNY This site offers solutions in dealing with juvenile fire play from the Juvenile Firesetter Intervention, Response & Education Program of Western New York.
  • Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute A great training resource
  • Mercy Flight Home of Mercy Flight of WNY - the local non-profit air medical helicopter provider.
  • Monroe County Public Safety Training Center Home of the Monroe County (NY) Public Safety Training Center operated in cooperation with the Monroe County Fire Bureau and Monroe County Community College.
  • A venture sponsored by the National Fire Sprinkler Association & Lowe's. It offers and interactive tour and is intended for parents and care givers.
  • National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Honoring Fallen Fire Service Heroes & Remembering their Families
  • National Fire Protection Association The official site of standards supporting the fire service.
  • National Safety Council Tips and information about staying safet at home, work and play.
  • National Volunteer Fire Council The NVFC represents the millions of volunteer firefighters across the country.
  • National Wildfire Coordinating Group Site of the coordinating group for wildfires in America
  • NFIRS Extensive information on the National Fire Incident Reporting System.
  • Niagara County Fire Service Home of the Niagara County Fire Coordinator's Office.
  • Niagara Frontier SAR Team
  • NIMSonline A free service of EMAC International, LLC - An all-hazards consulting and training firm serving the National Incident Management System (NIMS) Community.
  • NITTEC Web site of the Niagara International Transportation Technology Consortium providing real-time traffic information including: Emergency Road Closures, Scheduled Construction Activities, Weather Links, Planned and Regional Events and Web Cameras
  • NYS Records Management/Archive Grants The NYS Archives Office offers grants to local governments (fire departments) for records management projects including computers and software
  • NYS DEC TheDepartment of Environmental Conservation
  • NYS DEC Wildfire Academy The Department of Environmental Conservation's Wild Fire & Incident Management Academy
  • NYS EMS New York State Office of Emergency Medical Services
  • NYS Fire Chiefs Association The Official site of the NYSAFC in New York State.
  • NYS Fire Coordinators Association A listing of all county fire coordinators in New York State.
  • NYS OFPC Home of the New York State Office of Fire Prevention & Control and the State Fire Academies.
  • NYS OFPC Online Fire Reporting System This on-line data entry system is now fully functional and open to all fire departments and County Fire Coordinators in New York State. This system provides fire departments the ability to report incidents on line to OFPC according to the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) 5.0 standards.
  • NYS OFPC Outreach Training List List of residential and outreach training courses available from the New York State Office of Fire Prevention & Control
  • NYS SEMO The New York State Office of Emergency Management.
  • NYS Thruway Authority Link to the NYS Thruway including maps and travel/weather advisories
  • OAIRE Site of the "Occupational Airbag Inflatable Restraint Education (OAIRE)" program. Check here for frequent updates to first responder information.
  • Orleans County Emergency Management Office Includes fire tower and training schedules
  • OSHA Occupational Safety & Health Administration of the US Government. OSHA offers a tremendous web based resource for standards affecting fire and emergency services.
  • Ready.Gov Domestic Preparedness tips from the Department of Homeland Security
  • Responder Safety This site deals with issues regarding the safety of our nation's first responders.
  • SAFEkids The National SAFE KIDS Campaign is the first and only national non-profit organization dedicated solely to the prevention of unintentional childhood injury - the number one killer of children ages 14 and under.
  • Smokey the Bear Smokey Bear has been working for over 50 years to remind Americans of the importance of outdoor fire safety and wildfire prevention
  • Sparky the Fire Dog Everything you ever wanted to know about this hero of kids' fire safety education.
  • US Forest Service Link to the firefighting team of the US Forest Services
  • USFA Home of the United States Fire Administration
  • Volunteer Fire Police The Volunteer Fire Police Association of New York
  • A great site that brings departments together to share information about: training, recruitment/retention, fund raising, grants/grant writing, standard operating guidelines and bylaws.
  • VolunteerMatch VolunteerMatch is dedicated to helping everyone find a great place to volunteer. Post your volunteering opportunities here and receive volunteer inquiries via e-mail.
  • WNY Stress Reduction Program The WNY Stress Reduction Program is hosted by the Erie County Division of Emergency Medical Services
  • Women in the Fire Service Networking the women of today's firefighting world and providing resources to help build the fire service of the future


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