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Hillcrest Volunteer Fire Company
7125 Ellicott Rd

Orchard Park, NY 14127

Phone: 716 539-9115

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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Bids to be in soon

Hillcrest is awaiting the results of bids to update the Hillcrest Fire Hall.

Orchard Park Fire District Tri Company Picnic July 15, 2015 - Hillcrest Grove

Every Year the three fire companies in Orchard Park ( Hillcrest, Orchard Park Central and Windom) come together to celebrate their brotherhood at the Hillcrest Grove.  Food and games are the plan for the day. Earlier in the day some of the firefighters put down the hose and pick up their golf clubs for a friendly 18 holes of golf.  Some say it more dangerous playing golf than fighting a fire.   Either way friendship is the plan for the day.

Past Hillcrest Fire President and Firefighter Popielinski gives presentation on the history of the Orchard Park Fire District at the Orchard Park Library

 A full house at the Orchard Park Library meeting room to hear the history of the Orchard Park Fire Department.. Young and Experienced FIrefighters attended

 

 

Firefighter Popielinski talks of the cutting edge technology Orchard Park Fire implemented in the old days. Ever wonder how the fire bell in front of Orchard Park Fire Hall cracked?  You would know if you were there.

 

"Popo" shows the first Chief Helmet - made of metal - Things have changed over the years - now they are made of composite or thermoplastic capable of protecting the firefighter to temperatures reaching 500 degrees F

Hillcrest announces Rope Rescue Drill May 9th

May 9th a rope rescue drill at Hillcrest 0900 hrs Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue, Erie County Sheriffs Office, West Falls Fire Company, East Aurora Fire Department, Orchard Park Fire Company, Hillcrest Fire Company, and the ALERT Agency.  All  these agencies are involved in our technical rescue grant and will be participating.

Hillcrest Fire Department Awards Dinner May 2, 2015.

Once again Hillcrest celebrates another year of serving the community.  Many of the members receiving recognition for the above and beyond service they provided.  Special recognition went to outgoing officers and high achievement responders.  A special thank you went to out of town mutual aid companies that assisted Hillcrest Fire during the November storm.  The thank you included a commerative t shirt that highlighted the track of the storm.  Companies from all over NYS came -  Weedsport FD, Port Byron FD, Hornell FD, Throop FD, North Hornell FD, Endwell FD and, as always by our side, Niagara Frontier Search and Rescue Team.  Thank you to all who helpe

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EMT Class 2014-2015

The EMT program comes to an end.  Hillcrest Firefighters Bri Meyers, Ron Hendershot and Jon Westendorf passed the NYS Practical Skills tests on March 11th and went on to the NYS EMT Written evaluation on March 19th.   Stand by for their results, should be in around April 20th!  Good luck! 

Chief Mrguralski and his crew from Orchard Park Central demonstrate extrication techniques for the 2014-15 EMT Class at Hillcrest

Jim Mihalko, Sr EMS Rep from New York State Department of Health, addresses EMT Class
Application of the Kendricks Extrication Device
EMT Class Practicing Airway Control
Discussion on proper patient assessment
Practicing assessment of a trauma patient
Long bone immobilization

The Hillcrest Fire Company sponsored NYS EMT Class winding down after 6 months of training. Students are practicing skills for their NYS Certifying State test to be held in March.  These dedicated volunteers  are attending the 166 hour state certifying class while fulfilling their volunteer duties, employment responsibilities and personal commitments.  

The class meets every Tuesday and Thursday at the Hillcrest Fire Hall from 1800 hours to 2200 hours.  If you're interested in the training stop by! 

Company Meeting February 2015

Our members attend the monthly meeting to discuss the direction of the company, find out about new training and learn about best practices in the fire service.

Hillcrest Events

 Hillcrest General Membership meeting - Every First Wednesday of the Month - 7125 Ellicott Road

Orchard Park District Commissioners Meeting -Every Second Tuesday of the month - School Street