NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN the First Volunteer Fire Company of Bergholz, Inc. located in Niagara Falls, New York (the Issuer), will allow for public comment on December 7th 2021 at 7:15 pm., via the following: local or toll free phone number 716-731-4848 for the purpose of holding a public hearing pursuant to the requirements of Section 147(f) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, on a proposal the Issuer enter into an agreement to finance certain equipment. The equipment to be financed consists of One (1) New Spartan Pumper and will be maintained at the fire station in Niagara Falls, New York.
To finance the costs of such equipment and to pay costs and expenses incidental to the financing, the Issuer proposes to enter into a loan agreement with a maximum aggregate principal amount not to exceed $727,000.00. The Issuer will be required to pay all taxes on the equipment. The rental payments due pursuant to the loan agreement will be secured by a security interest in the equipment.
All persons interested may phone in and be heard at said time and place or may file written comments with the First Volunteer Fire Company of Bergholz, Inc. prior to the date of hearing set forth heretofore.
Date Published: 11/30/2021
This edition of our member spotlight will chronicle the background of our current President and interior firefighter/EMT Gail Carrier.
Q1 - You come from a deep volunteer background as your great grandfather Julius was the first chief in the departments history. Was there a specific point in your life where you made a decision that you wanted to be a volunteer firefighter or is it something you've always wanted to do?
A - "Growing up in and around the fire company and having seen my father and my brothers not only join but become instrumental in the department, it seemed like a natural step for me to take. I started volunteering at Tri-Community Ambulance first, received my EMT and then decided to join the fire company."
Q2 - Who has been your biggest influence in your fire career up to this point?
A - "I would have to say that my family specifically my great grandfather who helped organize this department to my father who was a past chief and president, my brother Dennis who is also a past chief and past president. I look to Art Gerbec who was the chief when I joined and to Art Kroening. There are many others as well as everyone has had an influence on me."
Q3 - Is there any call or calls that stand out in your memory where your actions made a difference in the outcome of the call?
A - "It's hard to pinpoint one call individually as there are many where our team providing life saving care or extrication from a vehicle has helped a person to survive. I think working as a team and having positive results are memorable."
Q4 - What do you enjoy the most about the volunteer fire service?
A - "Being a part of the volunteer fire service can be uplifting some times. When your having a bad day or a bad call you can rely on your team to talk you through it and to help. I really enjoy knowing that I am helping my community as well. I love the feeling of being able to help others."
Q5 - Are you able to remember your first call or the circumstances surrounding this call?
A - " I don't specifically remember my very first call but I do remember being able to ride the tailboard. I really loved being able to ride the tailboard of the trucks. One time I was at church wearing a skirt when a fire call came in. I went to the hall putting on my knee high firefighter boots (before bunker pants were available) and climbing onto the tailboard trying to keep the skirt tucked in."
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CHOWDER SALE DECEMBER 11th!!
We want to thank all of our customers for your continued patronage. We have decided to continue our monthly chowder sale in a "Drive-Thru" manner. Please follow the signs posted for the route and directions that are also listed below. There are some changes to the sale listed below:
Again, thank you for your patronage and we hope to see you at the fire house!
July 17th, 2021 - One car motor vehicle crash in the area of 2335 Niagara Falls Blvd. Assistance from Tri-Community Unit 1 and 2. Both patients taken to local hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
Our recently renovated "block building" will now house our antique 1933 Engine and 1947 Tanker