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Upcoming Events

Memorial Day Parade - May 25, 2015 starting at 2:00 pm

Parade to start at Williamsville South at and end at Los Robles.

Main-Transit Fire Department Annual Steak Out - June 6, 2015 - 5:00 pm

Dinner includes a 10oz. New York Strip Steak (Vegetarian and Chicken options available.
Live Music featuring Kevin McCarthy - Solo Artist
Automatic entry in over 100 Door Prizes, 50/50s Raffles and Bon Fire.

Reserve your tickets by May 26th to receive a 5.00 discount. Tickets are 30.00. Call 716-632-9710 EXT 113 or E-mail Tickets@mtfd.com tickets sell fast so reserve your tickets today!

Old Homes Day Parade - July 8, 2015 - 6:30pm

Parade to start at Williamsville South High School and end at Cayuga.

Main-Transit Fire Department Annual Firematic Drill - July 17, 2015

Entrance is $5 and Children under 10 are free.

September 5th - September 7th Clarence Center Labor Day Festival

See Clarence Center Fire Department website for more information.

Main-Transit Fire Department Open House Fire Prevention - October 3rd, 2015 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Tour of our fire house, live fire demonstrations, fire truck rides, free hot dogs and food.  Fun for the whole family.  Open to the Public.

Move to the RIGHT for Sirens & Lights

When our Fire Department is called to an emergency it's important that we respond quickly and safely.

If you're driving down the road and see the lights and sirens of an emergency vehicle in your rearview mirror, MOVE TO THE RIGHT AND STOP to allow emergency vehicles to move easily down the road. You may even want to use your turn signal to indicate your intentions, this will help the emergency vehicles navigate through the safest path.

NEVER slam on the brakes and stop in the middle of the road and do not make any sudden moves. If an emergency vehicle is approaching from the opposite direction, you should also pull over and stop.

Once the emergency vehicles have passed, use your turn signal again to merge back into traffic when it is safe to begin driving.

DO NOT tailgate or follow an emergency vehicle closely. Not only is this illegal, you run the risk of a collision as vehicles pull back out into traffic after the emergency vehicle goes by. You are not required to slow down or pull over for emergency vehicles that are responding in the opposite direction on a divided highway.

Every time fire engines or emergency vehicles are called to an emergency Fire Fighters are giving their all to help others. Do your part as a driver to help Fire Fighters do their job as quickly and safely as possible.

So Remember: Move to the RIGHT for sirens and lights.

Spring Forward and Check Your Batteries

Check and change the batteries in your Smoke Detectors. And while your at it, don't forget to make sure your Clocks are set 1 hour ahead, for daylight savings time. Also check out our guide to see if you have enough smoke detectors in all the right places. Remember Fire Safety means being ready 24/7.

Make it a habit to change your smoke detector batteries every time you change your clocks ahead!

FACT: Smoke detectors save lives!

Each year, thousands of people are alerted to fire in their homes simply because they have working smoke detectors. Fire deaths are most often caused by inhaling the toxic smoke and gases emitted by early-stage fires. The early warning smoke detectors give can make the difference between life and death for you or a family member.

FACT: Batteries don't last forever!

Fire departments across the nation recommend changing your smoke detector batteries at least two times per year, at the same time you set your clocks for daylight savings. Why? Because it?s easy to remember and because it could save your life.

Daylight Saving Time officially begins Sunday, March 8, 2015

The time change officially takes place at 2 a.m., but you don’t have to spring out of bed and move the big hand on your clock ahead an hour. The change is automatic for most smartphones, computers, tablets and other digital devices.

But if you’re still using an analog clock, you’ll probably want to move it ahead before you go to sleep on Saturday, or when you wake up the next morning.

Guide: How Many Smoke Detectors Do I Need?

  1. Have a smoke detector in every bedroom, hallway, vaulted ceiling, and every floor level.
  2. Not only should you have them in all the above locations make sure they are inter-connected so that if one goes off they all go off. That way if a fire starts on the bottom floor or far end of the house the entire house gets an alarm and gives you that valuable time to escape or put the fire out. You should also consider placing smoke detectors in other areas of your home like the garage. Again, its all about getting as early a warning as possible.
  3. Think about installing a smoke detector that has the ability for you to record your own voice recording on it. Instead of just a loud beep you could have the alarm in your own voice say "Fire, Fire, Johnny get up" Its been said that a parents voice may wake a child before a very loud beep.
  4. If you currently have smoke detectors make sure you inspect them and test them. Most smoke detectors expire after 10 years and must be replaced. If you have just one smoke detector in your hallway have additional smoke detectors added to create the proper system as mentioned above. Again, make sure that they are all interconnected though so one goes off they all go off.
  5. Finally, don't forget about CO (carbon monoxide) Detectors and have one installed on each floor as well. You can have a smoke/CO combination detector installed at each floor level and get a 2 for 1.



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Competing in the Amherst Firemen's Bowling League is just one of the many ways that we establish bonds with our neighboring departments while participating in a fun and competitive atmosphere.

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