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Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company
7125 Ellicott Rd

Orchard Park, NY 14127

Phone: 716 662-3950

JOIN US! Complete the Application and bring to the Fire House at 7125 Elliott Road or E Mail a copy to shockemx3@aol.com or Snail Mail to PO Box 481, Orchard Park, NY 14127
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 2020                                                       Hillcrest Fathers Day                           Chicken Barbeque is on

Hillcrest will be holding the Annual Chicken Barbeque Sunday June 21 between 1200 and 1800.  Chiavettas Chicken will be the main course with Hillcrests Special Coleslaw, Potato Salad, Roll and Butter  topped of with a cookie. 

Because of State mandated restrictions we can only provive drive through take out service. 

This year we did add pre order and delivery.  Delivery is for orders greater that $60.00 and limited to a 20 mile radius from the Hillcrest Fire Hall

You can pre order ---- https://hillcrest-chicken-bbq.square.site/

Welcome The 2020 Line Officers for Hillcrest Fire Company

Chief- Jon Torre

1st Assistant Chief- Jon Gill

2nd Assistant Chief- Ron Hendershot

Fire Captain (9-3)- Vacant

Fire Captain (9-4) – Karl Blomback

Rescue Captain – Greg Gill

LT #1 – Christian Benning

LT #2- Matt Gill

LT #7- Kim Atwater

Lt #8- Courtney Martin

Engineers will be appointed

Are you prepared for emergencies?  Come to Hillcrest Fire Company on July 9th at 1800 hours to learn about "Stop the Bleed"

Call Hillcrest 716-662-3950 to extension 3 to register

Recruit New York Effort

The Hillcrest Fire Company is teaming up with the Orchard Park Fire Company, having a joint recruitment and open house! Stop by the Orchard Park Fire Co, 30 School St, Orchard Park NY 14127 ! Firefighter try-outs, apparatus rides, station tours, refreshments, extrication demonstration,and much more!       

Date: April 29
START: 11:00 AM
END: 4:00 PM

Jon Torre JTorre@opfiredistrict.org

Hillcrest Expansion Dedication

May 20th is set for the annual District Communion breakfast at Hillcrest to coincide with the buildings dedication.  


Its that time again for the Hillcrest Fire Company Fathers Day Chicken BBQ.  June 17 - treat your familty to a Chivettas Chicken Dinner including 1/2 chicken, coleslaw (special Hillcrest Auxillary recepie) Potato Salad, roll w/ butter- all for $12.00.

Hours Noon until 1800 or sold out.  Dont wait untill the last minute and take the chance of missing out.  Dine in or Take out - 

2018 Hillcrest EMTs

2018 was another good year for Hillcrest Fire Company graduating the following membership as EMTs

Jac​k Davies

Michael Kowal

William OConnell

Andrew Stowell

Nicki Stowell


Nicole Kowal

Albert Marino

Jonathan Torre

The Hillcrest Leadership

John Torre, Fire Chief

Elected by the membership in January 2018 to the position of Chief, Chief Torre brings 14 years of Firefighting experience to the ranks. 

Ernie Matthews, President

Elected to the Presidents position in 2015 Ernie has led the company through the expansion of the firehouse.  He has also filled many years as a Chief-  but still as active today as he  was 10 years ago  

Dan Neaverth, Past Chief

Chief Neaverth has many years a Chief behind him.  Leading the company through many challanging years.  He also served as the District Chief and currently retains his EMT certification

Hillcrest Officer Line installed January 2018

Hillcrest Fire introduces our 2017 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


Newest EMTs

John Benevento

Karl Blomback

Matthew Gill

Brianne Meyer

Jarrid Pitcher


and Recertified

John McEnvoy

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 2017 - - 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 Fire Line installed by Chelsea Neavereth

 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


Hillcrest Executive Officers

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

Not Pictured

Communicating Secretary  Larry Brand

Trustees      Dennis Popolinski

               Roland Pigeon

             Jarrid Pitcher

The Ladies Auxilary previewed their

2016 Hillcrest Rockette Line at the Installation Brunch

Thank You to Ilio DiPaolos for catering the Hillcrest Fire Company Installation Brunch

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. 

Dad is in the Fire Department.