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Machias Vol. Fire Dept.
Vol. Fire Department, operating under the supervision of the Machias Fire
District, provides fire protection and EMS services to the Town of Machias,
NY. This response area is primarily rural and covers approximately
36 square miles, with a population of about 2,000.
Fire District is a tax district that coincides with the town boundaries.
The fire district is governed by a Board of Fire Commissioners, which is
made up of five Commissioners who are elected by the town residents for
5 year terms, with the terms staggered so one Commissioner is elected each
year. In addition, the Fire District Treasurer is elected for a three
year term. Fire District elections are the second Tuesday in December,
open to all registered voters residing in the Fire District. The
fire district collects and administers the fire service taxes and owns
and maintains the primary engine hall and the vehicles used by the Machias
Vol. Fire Dept.
Vol. Fire Department is a non-profit corporation, with an all volunteer
membership that operates the vehicles and provides the fire protection
and EMS services. The department leadership includes the Chief,
who is responsible for the operations and training of the department, and
the President, who is responsible for the administrative functions.
The fire department engages in fund raising activities (including Bingo)
in order to purchase supplies and equipment not provided by the Fire District.
In addition to serving
the Town of Machias, the Machias Vol. Fire Dept. also provides mutual aid
assistance, through the Cattaraugus County mutual aid plan, to the neighboring
communities, including Delevan, Yorkshire, Farmersville, Franklinville
and West Valley.
EMS transport is provided to Olean
General Hospital in Olean, NY or to
Bertrand Chaffee Hospital in Springville, NY.
While the Machias Fire
Dept. serves a rural area with a low call volume, Machias does include
a number of features that require special attention by the department.
These include the Cattaraugus County Nursing Home, rail lines operated
by CSX and Lime Lake,
with its boating and water skiing attractions. Each of these requires special training and preparation
considerations by the department.
2000 Fire Response Report
This is a list of the non-EMS fire department responses for the period of January 2000
through December 2000:
|Reported Structure Fires
|Service/good intent Calls
|Total Mutual Aid Calls
1997-1998 EMS Response Report
272 Total EMS calls for 2000. This is a list of the fire department EMS responses for the period of April 1997
through March 1998:
|Motor Vehicle Accidents
|Traumatic Cardiac Arrest
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