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Become a First Responder! Upper Mountain Fire Company open house offers FREE Fire engine rides, live burn demo, refreshments and info

SEP 22, 2015

Take a ride on a fire engine and get to know the fire fighters at Upper Mountain Fire Company, the busiest volunteer company in Niagara County on Sat. Oct 3; 10 am- 3 pm.
Be a First Responder: If you're growing tired of being a couch potato, you might just want to consider joining the Upper Mountain Fire Company; they are always looking for new members. Being part of the busiest volunteer fire company in Niagara County might just help you get rid of that "spare tire" you've been carrying around your mid-section and at the same time enable you to serve your community in times of crisis and peril. On top of that you might become - and proud to be able to say it too - one of the nation's first responders.


LEWISTON – Fire engine rides, a live burn demonstration and hands-on challenges for attendees will join fire safety education and blood pressure checks on what promises to be an entertaining Saturday, Oct. 3 when the Upper Mountain Fire Co. holds its annual Community Open House.

The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. rain or shine on the company grounds at 839 Moyer Road.  Scheduled as part of national Fire Prevention Week, this year’s theme will be “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep: Every Bedroom Needs a Working Smoke Alarm.”

It’s a theme that will resound throughout National Fire Prevention Week, October 4-10. According to the National Fire Protection Association, having working smoke alarms in the home cuts the risk of dying in a fire in half.

“The National Fire Alarm Code® requires a smoke alarm in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area and on every level of the home,” said Upper Mountain President Greg Sitek. “Half of all U.S. home fire deaths occur between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m., when people are most likely to be sleeping. Children and adults who hear the smoke alarm’s beep where they sleep have the time to get of a burning residence.”

Upper Mountain will again hold a coloring contest for kids attending Lewiston schools with five lucky winners getting a free fire engine ride to school.  Children will be asked to submit one entry each with judging to be conducted by a vote of the fire company’s members.

“This proved to be extremely popular last year and the children who won were thrilled to get rides on our fire apparatus,” Chief Dan Leven said.

The Oct. 3 event is free and the public is invited. Refreshments will be served.

“Aim a live fire hose on our target range, watch a live burn exercise, have a courtesy blood pressure check and see Upper Mountain firefighters conduct a motor vehicle extrication drill,” Leven said. “And of course we’ll have giveaways for the kids.”

Upper Mountain Fire Company provides fire protection, technical rescue and emergency medical services to residents and businesses in the Town of Lewiston.  The company responded to 1,311 calls for service in 2014, making it the busiest all-volunteer fire/rescue company in Niagara County.

The Fire company website states that it is looking for new members. 

"(T)here is always a spot for someone to join and help out! Upper Mountain Fire Co. has different levels of membership to meet the needs of people looking to make a difference in our community."

For more info contact, call 716-297-0330 - or come to the open house and look the company over.

Who knows, you may come for a visit and wind up becoming a first responder.






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