The First Volunteer Fire Company of Bergholz, Inc.
We recently completed our 100th year of service to the residents of the Town of Wheatfield, NY. One hundred years of pride and professionalism as our members dedicated continuous service to our community and we look forward to the next one hundred years.
You can also contact us at our fire station by calling and leaving a message at 716-731-4848.
Bergholz Fire Company Recruitment Drive and Open House
We would like to welcome you for an open house and recruitment event on Friday October 8th, 2021 at our fire station located at 2470 Niagara Road in Wheatfield. The event will take place from 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM. We will have equipment displays from our neighbors at the Niagara Air Reserve Fire Department, an aerial ladder from the Sanborn Fire Company, a display from the Edward M Cotter fire boat, Tri-Community Ambulance Service and from Bergholz Fire Company as well. We will have an fire engine rides, an obstacle course and you can try your accuracy with a real fire hose and nozzle! There will be prizes raffled off including a new kids bicycle! See you at the fire house!!
Have you wondered what it would be like to serve your community? Have you thought about becoming a part of your local volunteer fire department but you weren't sure who to call or contact? If you live within the Town of Wheatfield, NY or are within five (5) road miles of our fire station, we are here to help. We provide free firefighting equipment and free training! All you need to provide is the willingness to learn. On this site is an application page that you can fill out and submit. We'd be happy to reach out to you. We are always accepting interior and exterior firefighters, fire police, emergency medical technicians and driver/pump operators. If you have something that would keep you from physically participating but you have a talent that would assist on our administrative side, please let us know. You also would be eligible for a state tax credit each year and our town provides a service program for retirement! We also have an auxillary that supports our fire company through fund raising and assistance on larger emergencies. Watch here for information on a recruitment event at our fire station soon. Do you have a fire in you?
Bergholz Fire Company Trains Again With Advanced Firefighter Training
This past Thursday 9/23 our crews had the opportunity to train with Mark and Dennis of Advanced Firefighter Training. The subject was "Bread and Butter Operations" which enabled our crews to practice what we would do responding to a residential structural fire. We have had a few of our firefighters recently complete their Basic Firefighter course and they were able to put their newfound skills to use. There was no live fire training and we utilized a non toxic smoke machine to give the effect of what a smoke filled atmosphere would be like. Mark and Dennis worked with our crews on their skills. Everyone had a great training time!
A new member spotlight will be posted soon!
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