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Members of the Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company participated in Earth Day 2016.  The membership volunteered to clear debri...

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Welcome to 

Ellwood Fire District No. 1

 

The Ellwood Fire District is a political sub-division of the State of New York. It is located in the County of Erie in the Town of Tonawanda. The members of the Ellwood Fire Volunteer Company No.1 are 100% volunteer. The men and equipment of Ellwood protect over 5000 residences and businesses valued at almost $280,000,000 within the District borders. In addition, the Fire Company protects an industrial area along the Niagara River jointly with other fire companies in the Town of Tonawanda and the Village of Kenmore.


Ellwood responds to all alarms of fire and to other emergency incidents where life or property is in jeopardy. Medical emergencies in the areas covered by Ellwood are protected by the Town of Tonawanda Paramedic unit and therefore Ellwood does not respond to these incidents.


Ellwood's response to incidents has been increasing the last few years. Our response totals have been 206 in 2010, 227 in 2011, 238 in 2012 and 230 in 2013 and 232 in 2014.

Our website contains information about the members, equipment, activities and history of Ellwood. Ellwood is a very dynamic organization and therefore some information may become outdated. Contact us if current information is absolutely required.

 

Our e-mail address is ellwoodfire@ellwoodfire.org.

2017 BUDGET HEARING

LEGAL NOTICE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN of a Budget Hearing to be held on October 18, 2016 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at the Ellwood Fire Company located at 1000 Englewood Avenue, for the presentation of the proposed Ellwood Fire District No. 1 2017 budget.

The purpose of the hearing is to allow any person(s) to be heard in favor or against the proposed budget, as it is submitted, or for or against any item(s) contained in the proposed budget, and hearing all person(s) interested in the subject concerning the same.

A copy of the proposed budget is available online at www.ellwoodfire.org or at the office of the Town of Tonawanda Town Clerk located at 2919 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, New York 14217, where it may be inspected.

John E. Donnelly

Secretary, Board of Fire Commissioners

 

PROPOSED 2017 BUDGET FOR ELLWOOD FIRE DISTRICT NO. 1

 

 

EXPENDITURES                                                                2017

BOND PRINCIPLE                                                     $         0

BOND INTEREST                                                       $        0

PERSONNEL EXPENSES                                          $        29,500

EQUIPMENT EXPENSE                                             $        25,000

MISCELLANEOUS EXPENSE                                    $        82,000

EQUIPMENT/BUILDING RESERVE                           $       140,970

BUILDING MAINTENANCE                                         $      70,000

RADIO REPAIR                                                            $      1,500

DISTRICT #1 ALLOCATION                                         $        0

EDUCATION                                                                 $       34,000

LEGAL FEES/TAXES/DUES                                         $       3,000

INSURANCE                                                                  $       88,000

SERVICE AWARD                                                         $      168,000

UTILITIES                                                                       $      42,200

 

TOTAL REXPENDITURES                                              $    684,170

REVENUES

FIRE PROTECTION CONTRACT                           ($86,955)

RENTALS/OTHER INCOME                                   ($5,100)

TOTAL REVENUES                                                 $93,055

TOTAL TO BE RAISED BY TAXES                          $592,115

ASSESSED VALUATION FOR 2017                                  _________________________

                        $278,615,105.00                                

                                                                                              __________________________

TAX RATE FOR 2017

                        4.589 PER $1,000.00                                    ___________________________

 

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME                    ____________________________

THIS_____DAY OF____________, 20__

                                                                                               ____________________________

NOTARY PUBLIC, ERIE COUNTY, NEW YORK              BOARD OF FIRE COMMISSIONERS

 

                                                                          

 

                                                                                   

Department Notes

The Ellwood Fire District No. 1 will hold its regular scheduled monthly meetings at
Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company, 1000 Englewood Avenue,

Buffalo, NY 14223 at 7:30 PM for the year

2016 in the Commissioner's Chambers as follows:

January 4, 2016

February 1, 2016

February 29, 2016

April 4, 2016

May 2, 2016

May 31, 2016

July 5, 2016

August 1, 2016

September 6, 2016 (Meeting/Budget Work Session)

October 3, 2016

November 1, 2016

December 5, 2016


January 1, 2017 RE-ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

Tuition Reimbursement

Tuition Reimbursement Program (FASNY HELP)

New York’s volunteer fire departments are currently experiencing a critical need to recruit and retain members. As an incentive for people to serve, FASNY has developed the Higher Education Learning Plan (FASNY HELP). This program provides tuition reimbursement to individuals attending community college for up to 80 credit hours.

Under FASNY HELP, student-volunteers are eligible to have up to 100 percent of their tuition reimbursed in exchange for maintaining their grades and fulfilling defined service requirements. They must also be a “member in good standing” in one of New York’s volunteer fire companies during both their school years and service payback period.

The FASNY HELP program is made possible through a Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Questions regarding FASNY HELP:

FASNY HELP
Firemen’s Association of the State of New York
107 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Attn: John D’Alessandro, Deputy Volunteer Programs Coordinator

Upcoming Events
Mon. Oct 3rd 2016
7:30pm - 9:00pm
Tue. Oct 18th 2016
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Tue. Nov 1st 2016
7:30pm - 9:00pm
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2016 Call Volume
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Jan34
Feb27
Mar25
Apr26
May21
Jun26
Jul35
Aug44
Sep 
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Dec 
Total238

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Ellwood Fire District No. 1
1000 Englewood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14223
Non-Emergency: 716-876-5843
Emergency: 911
Fax: 716-876-3689