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This weekend on top of a steady call volume, we provided EMS and Traffic Control for the Character Counts 5K which was immediately followed by an all day Standby for BurgerFest. At Burgerfest, we had our ambulance, EMS bikes and STAR Team to ensure that we would be able to quickly access any incidents that may occur at the event. Despite the extremely warm weather, we are happy to report that we had no weather related emergencies at either event. Thank you to Armor Volunteer Fire Company, Boston Emergency Squad, & Big Tree VFC for assisting with the Character Chase and EMS calls Saturday.

On Sunday some of our members, their family and friends enjoyed the Whirlpool Jet Boat ride in Lewiston.
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Tomorrow morning beginning at 9:30AM is the Character Chase 5K. The attached map is the race route. Please use caution while driving through the village during this time as there will be temporary street closures. Watch for Fire Police who will be directing traffic. Follow this link for more information on the event characterchase5k.itsyourrace.com

Also a reminder that Buffalo Street between Main Street & Union Street and Main Street between Buffalo Street and Center Street will be closed for the majority of the day for BurgerFest
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Tomorrow morning beginning at 9:30AM is the Character Chase 5K. The attached map is the race route. Please use caution while driving through the village during this time as there will be temporary street closures. Watch for Fire Police who will be directing traffic. Follow this link for more information on the event https://characterchase5k.itsyourrace.com

Also a reminder that Buffalo Street between Main Street & Union Street and Main Street between Buffalo Street and Center Street will be closed for the majority of the day for BurgerFest

Stay hydrated this weekend! Check in on your family, friends and neighbors, especially those that do not have air conditioningOppressive heat and humidity begins today and lasts through Saturday. Heat advisories and Excessive Heat Warnings are in place across the entire region. Take precautions, heat related illness is a real possibility for those without access to AC for extended periods of time #nywx ... See MoreSee Less

Stay hydrated this weekend! Check in on your family, friends and neighbors, especially those that do not have air conditioningImage attachment

 

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We feel Your Pain. Be Safe Brothers

5 days ago

Hamburg Volunteer Fire Department

Congratulations to Torey Iwanenko, Emily Moses, Brandon White, and Hayley Gannon. These four members of the Hamburg VFD passed the NYS EMT Exam. All four completed their EMT certification through the Hamburg High School EMT Program. ... See MoreSee Less

Congratulations to Torey Iwanenko, Emily Moses, Brandon White, and Hayley Gannon. These four members of the Hamburg VFD passed the NYS EMT Exam. All four completed their EMT certification through the Hamburg High School EMT Program.

 

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Congratulations 🎉

Awesome group of kids!! Congratulations!!

Congratulations to you all. Great to have 4 new EMTs The dept needs your knowledge and energy!

Congratulations

Great Job Emily Congratulation

Congratulations kids.

Congratulations !

Congratulations

Way to go, congratulations to all. Agree with Margie especially Emily.

Congrats, Torey👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Awesome

Hey guys!!! So PROUD of you!! It was an honor to be your substitute teacher these last two years!! Congratulations!!!!

Awesome Job - Congrats Ladies & Gent!!

Awesome!!!

Outstanding job!

Congratulations

Congrats to all great to see you guys work together.

Congratulations to all you EMTS

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations all!

Congratulations

Congratulations to all of you!

Awesome job, Congratulations!

This is wonderful news! Congratulations

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The Hamburg VFD would like to congratulate our EMS Chief, Beth Moses and HVFD Honorary Member, James Cleveland for this well deserved honor from the Hamburg Alumni FoundationThe Hamburg Alumni Foundation is pleased to announce our 2019 Wall of Fame inductees! ... See MoreSee Less

The Hamburg VFD would like to congratulate our EMS Chief, Beth Moses and HVFD Honorary Member, James Cleveland for this well deserved honor from the Hamburg Alumni Foundation

 

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Congratulations 🎈

Congrats!

Congratulations

Congratulations!

Congratulations

Congratulations to both

Thanks for your dedication!

Congratulations

Well deserved!

Congratulations!!

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Tonight for our department drill we trained at the Hamburg High School. After we simulated a fire in the building, we did a walk through of the facility. This allows our members to be familiar with one of the largest and most populated structures in our district, while seeing areas one normally doesn’t get to. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great team work

You our welcome

Thanks

In June, the members of the Hamburg VFD responded to 105 incidents. We had two reported structure fires in our district, one of them being a bedroom fire that we previously posted and another being a good intent call. We responded to seven mutual aid fires, four auto accidents, three of those being mutual aid to neighboring companies. Our STAR Team went to Woodlawn Beach for a brush fire. We provided traffic control and EMS at numerous runs, parades and other community events during the month including the JPs Run the Burg for Autism and Ss. Peter & Paul Church 175th anniversary procession through the village.

We had 85 EMS calls, 36 of them transported by Hamburg 8, 20 by AMR Western New York, 4 by Armor Volunteer Fire Company, 1 by Lake View Fire District. 24 resulted in no transport.
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You all always look so great! Thank you all for volunteering to help us as needed.

You our all awesome and great team work

Thank you all for everything you do on a daily basis. Greatly appreciated!

Wonderful, dedicated citizens!

Thanks for all you do

The very best!!!

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2 weeks ago

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I love this photo!

Great picture!

Perfect.

Very impressive!

The post below is a real story of an Eden EMS provider who suffered a stroke last week. Knowing the symptoms of a stroke and receiving timely treatment is essential. Please take the time to read the story followed by the signs and symptoms of a stroke. Should you or anyone you are with experience these symptoms, immediately call 911.“My name is Lynn, I am a 46 year old Paramedic with the Eden Emergency and Rescue Squad. Please take a few minutes and read my story, it could happen to anyone and could have turned out very differently.

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019 I was volunteering with the Emergency Squad. When I transferred care to the staff at ECMC, I started having a stroke. The adrenaline, the heat of the moment and the thought of, no this can’t be happening to me, all played a part in me not admitting that I was having a stroke. My partners and I cleaned up and left the hospital en route back to Eden.

We were eastbound on Route 33, chatting with each other as we approached the highway. The left side of my mouth wasn’t moving, my left side of my face was tingling from the side of my eye down to my jaw. I started experiencing these symptoms while I was in the ER, transferring my patient. The symptoms were not going away. As we entered the thruway, I looked at Chris (driving, EMT) and told him there is something wrong. I told him I couldn’t move the left side of my mouth and the left side of my face was tingling. Chris was merging into traffic and asked me to clarify what I had told him. So I repeated it. At the next closest exit, Walden Ave, he exited the thruway, pulled to a safe place, and stopped. I questioned and protested the whole time. I wanted him to continue driving back to Eden. I wasn’t considering my long term health. He told me to get in the back of the ambulance. The rest of the crew had no idea why we had stopped. The crew jumped into action when Chris told them to start a stroke scale and get vitals on me.

Decisions on the best hospital for me were made with me giving my friends a hard time and not being the best, most cooperative patient. They are and were the most professional, compassionate, caring, and well-trained first responders. Because of their sound decisions, they had me at the hospital within 30 minutes of the onset of symptoms. I received needed tests and medications within an hour of the first symptoms. Due to our members’ training, recognition of stroke symptoms, and their quick and decisive actions, I have NO deficits. Once cleared by my doctors, in a few weeks, I will be back to all my activities including the Eden Emergency and Rescue Squad.

I wanted my story publicized because I want people to know that strokes can happen to anyone at any time. If in doubt, call 9-1-1 or seek immediate attention. Time is extremely important when the hospitals consider drug administration to counteract the symptoms of a stroke.”

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

* Sudden weakness, paralysis or numbness
of the face, arm and leg on one or both
sides of the body.

* Sudden loss of speech or difficulty speaking or understanding speech.

* Sudden dimness or loss of vision, particularly in only one eye.

* Sudden unexplained dizziness (especially when associated with other neurologic symptoms), unsteadiness or sudden falls.

* Sudden severe headache and/or loss of consciousness.

If any of these symptoms are present, CALL 9-1-1 and seek medical help immediately.

@Joe Buccilli
@Nicole Knisely
Lynn Hodson
C.d. Kitchens
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The post below is a real story of an Eden EMS provider who suffered a stroke last week. Knowing the symptoms of a stroke and receiving timely treatment is essential. Please take the time to read the story followed by the signs and symptoms of a stroke. Should you or anyone you are with experience these symptoms, immediately call 911.

 

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Thanks for sharing that information

Thank you for sharing

This morning Hamburg Engine 1 made a visit to a Fourth of July celebration on Robert Street in the Village of Hamburg. Pictured is Captain Tom Moses giving the kids a training on the nozzle. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Thank you Hamburg Fire Dept. for joining us again!!

Nice job Hamburg Fire dept!

Excellant job HVFD

This is so great, I'm sorry I missed it has been a tradition since I was a little kid, and I'm gonna be 40 next month, completely awsome that the fire truck was there, thank you Hamburg fire department this was so cool for you guys to take time to do this!

How awesome is this!!! Great place to raise a family! ❤️🇺🇸❤️

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