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Wed. May 4th 2016

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

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Thu. Mar 31st 2016

Ellwood Volunteer Fire Company has been "On Time Since 1921" and we are actively seeking members to be part of our ...

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Tue. Mar 29th 2016

At the February 29, 2016 Board of Fire Commissioner's meeting, it was unanimously agreed to amend the  membersh...

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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 338 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 Ellwood is a very dynamic organization and therefore some information may become outdated.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.

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

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




The Ellwood Board of Fire District Commissioners purchased a new Sutphen Rescue Pumper that is currently being assembled in Ohio. The estimated completion date is 10-12 weeks and progress is actively monitored by the Board of Fire Commissioners. Chairman Kelly Blount states, "the Ellwood Board of Fire District Commissioners determined a Rescue Pumper was the most cost effective for the district and more efficient for the fire men/women who serve the district". 

Please check out our picture gallery tab on our website for updates.



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:

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

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