By Peter A. Sidari Fire Safety Educator A firefighter’s job can be stressful, difficult, and dangerous at times. Years of fire training helps to keep the risks considerably low for injury and death. While fire training is of the utmost importance for a firefighter, his or her physical health ranks right along side this fire [...]
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On April 29, 2005, North Greece Fire District was presented the Greece Chamber of Commerce New Municipal Building Award for Station #1 located at 645 N. Greece Road . Chief Carl Van Putte and Commissioner Walt Bedford accepted the award on behalf of North Greece . Congratulations to all award recipients. Check the Greece Chamber [...]
NGFD has been awarded a grant from the Assembly Member Grant Initiative Program in the amount of $4,128 for the purchase of auxiliary electric and water pump equipment. Assemblyman William Reilich’s successful efforts improve the level of service North Greece provides to its residents.
The North Greece Fire District Board of Fire Commissioners unanimously approved the recommendation of Commissioner Walt Bedford to dedicate Rescue 278 in honor of Captain Steve Howcraft. Steve’s dedication, expertise, and work ethic are unparalleled. He is well-deserving of this honor, although, he politely declines any such accolades.
In April, 2005 the grass fire truck (#2717) was outfitted with a brush fire skid unit purchased with grant funding ($12,650) secured by Senator Joseph Robach. The addition of this equipment makes the vehicle extremely versatile for off-road operations, typically grass and field fires. The skid unit includes a 200 gallon water tank, 250 gpm [...]
NGFD has been awarded a grant from the Community Projects Appropriation Contract in the amount of $10,000 for the purchase of a fire extinguisher training unit. This equipment safely and effectively trains individuals in the use of fire extinguishers. This training tool is an excellent addition to our Fire and Life Safety Education Program.