|Sun. Oct 2nd 2016|
FIRE PREVENTION -OPEN HOUSE October 9, 2016
The public is welcome to participate in the Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company Open House on October 9, 2016 from 12 PM-2 PM(1000...
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|Tue. Sep 27th 2016|
2016 FUND DRIVE
A special thanks for the support and generosity of our community with this years Annual Fund Drive. The member...
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|Wed. May 4th 2016|
EARTH DAY 2016
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 2011, 227 in 2012, 238 in 2013, 230 in 2014, 312 in 2015, and 337 in 2016.
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 Ellwood is a very dynamic organization and therefore some information may become outdated.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.
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
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
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 _________________________
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
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
2017 in the Commissioner's Chambers as follows:
Ellwood Fire District No. 1 Board of Fire Commissioners Meetings 2017.
January 1, 2017
February 6, 2017
March 6, 2017
April 3, 2017
May 1, 2017
June 5, 2017
July 3, 2017
August 1, 2017
September 4, 2017
October 2, 2017
November 6, 2017
December 4, 2017
January 1, 2018 -REORGANIZATIONAL MEETING
NOTICE OF ELECTION
NOTICE IS HERBY GIVEN that the ANNUAL ELECTION of the Ellwood Fire District No. 1.will take place December 13, 2016 between the hours of 6:00 PM-9:00 PM at the Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company located at 1000 Englewood Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14223 for the purpose of electing one (1) Commissioner for a period of a five (5) year term, commencing January 1, 2017 and ending December 31, 2021. All voters registered with the Erie County Board of Elections on or before November 21, 2016 shall be eligible to vote
Candidates for District Office shall have filed their names with the Secretary of the Fire District, at 1000 Englewood Avenue, Buffalo, New York 14223, no later than November 23, 2016.
John E. Donnelly, Secretary
Board of Fire Commissioners
Ellwood Fire District #1
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.
Firemen’s Association of the State of New York
107 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12210
Attn: John D’Alessandro, Deputy Volunteer Programs Coordinator