Hillcrest Fire introduces their most recent NYS Certified Emergency Medical Technicians
After 166 hours of intense EMT Training which included home study, lectures, hospital observations and practical skills demonstrations as well as a New York State Certifying Practical and Written Test---
Hillcrest proudly congratulates their
Keep the Date : Hillcrest Fire Company Annual Fathers Day Chicken BBQ. Noon until 6 pm - 7125 Ellicott Road - Eat in or take out.
Every year Hillcrest Fire Company holds a Fathers Day Chicken Barbeque. This year is no different. On June 19 Noon to 6 pm. Come to Hillcrest Fire Department at 7125 Ellicott Road- Eat in or take out. Come support your fire department
Hillcrest Grove is Open for Rental
Planning a party or picnic - Contact Grove Chairman Jonathan Gill, 866-6366, and see if the Hillcrest Grove is available. Enjoy a parklike atmosphere with ample parking, access to a full kitchen and party under a shelter. The grove books fast so call today.
Hillcrest Fire Company purchases Chiefs Car
For the first time in its history, Hillcrest Fire Company purchased and official Chiefs car. Up untill now, the Chief used their personal car to respond to all emergencies. With the increase in call numbers it became evident that a dedicated car was in order. Unlike other fire companies Hillcrst rotates the car between the Chief and assistant chiefs depending on their availability. This allows for maximum use of the vehicle. Watch for the red explorer that says Hillcrest Fire on the side and give a wave!
April 23rd - - Hillcrest Fire Company Recruitment Night
Come to Hillcrest Fire Company to see the life of a firefighter- April 23rd between 10am and 2 pm. Experience the equipment, hear about the training- Witness a live burn demonstration. All this and more at 7125 Ellicott Road Orchard Park NY-
Monday Night is Drill Night
tonight was hose advancement and search and rescue. Firefighters practiced for 3 hours. Many thanks goes to Arthurs for sponsoring the equipment used in the drill
2016 ---- New Chiefs New Methods of Training and Evaluation
A new firematic line tries new ways to train and evaluate their firefighters.
A simple game of dodgeball ----with a couple of twists -
In full Turnout Gear (45 Pounds),
an SCBA (25 Pounds)
and if you get hit --- you're not out -- you do 15 jumping jacks and get back in!
Firefighters continued the challange for 25 minutes.
Lesson learned - if your a Chief ,
best not to wear the Chiefs helmet(the white one) -
you become the favorite target!
Hillcrest Fire Company Installs New Officers for 2016
The Firematic Officers Right to Left
Chief Dan Neaverth
1st Asst Chief Jon Torre
2nd Asst Chief Jon Gill
Fire Captain Chris Chaffee
Fire Captain Ron Hendershot
Fire Lt 1 John Mcenvoy
Fire Lt 7 Jay Meyer
Fire Lt 2 Peter Slotman
Rescue Captain Brian Benstead
Rescue Lt Katie Matthews
Executive Officers right to left
President Ernie Matthews
Vice President Peter Slotman
Treasurere Brian Benstead
Recording Secretary Bob Davis
Sgt at Arms George Slocum
Chaplin Chris Chaffee
Communicating Secretary Larry Brand
Trustees Dennis Popolinski
Hillcrest Fire Company considering an expansion of the current fire house on Ellicott Road. The Orchard Park Fire DIstrict will be posting a Permissive Referendum in November .
Come meet your Hillcrest Fire Members at the Erie County Fair
Watch for Hillcrest Fire Company on the fairgrounds.
Hillcrest Fire Father's Day Chicken BBQ
Hillcrest Fire Company Celebrates EMS Week May 17th through 23rd- Hug a Medic today!
In 1973, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS Week to celebrate EMS, its practitioners and the important work they do in responding to medical emergencies. Back then, EMS was a fledgling
profession and EMS practitioners were only beginning to be recognized as a critical component of emergency medicine and the public health safety net.
A lot has changed over the last four decades. EMS is now firmly established as a key component of the medical care continuum, and the important role of EMS practitioners in saving lives from sudden cardiac arrest and trauma; in getting people to the hospitals best equipped to treat heart attacks and strokes; and in showing caring and compassion to their patients in their most difficult moments.
Check out the NEWS PAGE - Hillcrest Fire Hosts New York State DEC Wilderness Search Course
Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company.
Now more than ever, the volunteer fire service is in need of individuals willing to help their neighbors and community. If you have ever considered becoming a first responder, stop by on any Monday at 7:00pm and we would be happy to answer any questions you might have. We hope to see you then.
Help us help you! Please consider making a donation to the Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company this year if you haven't already. We are 100% volunteer, and we're always there for you , 24 hours a day. Whether it be a fire or emergency medical services need, Hillcrest will be there to help.