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Home > Leadership > Mayor > News Room > Mayor Brown, Buffalo Fire Celebrate Fire Prevention and Safety Month

Mayor Brown, Buffalo Fire Celebrate Fire Prevention and Safety Month

October is National Fire Prevention Month and firehouses throughout the city are hosting open houses to encourage increased fire safety and prevention in Buffalo

October 12, 2016 - Mayor Byron Brown today announced that the City of Buffalo will celebrate National Fire Prevention Month by hosting six Open Houses at firehouses citywide. Free smoke detectors with 10-year non-removable batteries, coloring books and fire prevention safety tips will be distributed. Citizens can also sign up for the CodeRED Emergency Notification System, which allows the city of Buffalo to quickly send out telephone calls, text messages, emails or other digital emergency or non-emergency alerts to a targeted area. The fire prevention and safety events are designed to educate children and families about fire safety and invite residents to get a behind-the-scenes view of the job of a firefighter.

“I’m proud of Buffalo Fire’s continued commitment to the safety of city residents and business owners, not just during fire prevention month, but year-round," said Mayor Brown. "This month, I encourage city youth and their parents to visit an open house where they will receive important information on how working smoke alarms can make a life-saving difference in a fire, along with other life-saving safety tips. We all know that the best way to prevent injury and property loss due to a fire is to be prepared.”

As part of today’s Fire Prevention and Safety Open House preview, Mayor Brown and Commissioner unveiled two new fire apparatus that will assist Buffalo firefighters battle blazes. The city recently purchased the rigs, continuing Mayor Brown’s over $26 million investment in the replacement and augmentation of Buffalo Fire’s entire fleet since 2006.

Residents are invited to attend the following Fire Prevention and Safety Open Houses in Buffalo:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016
• Engine 34, Main Street between Mercer and Depew 6:00-7:30 pm

Saturday, October 15, 2016
• Engine 37, Rhode Island and Chenango 10:30 am – Noon
• Engine 3, Broadway and Monroe 1:00 -2:30 pm

Saturday, October 22, 2016
• Engine 21/Ladder 6, Jefferson and Kingsley 10:30 am – Noon
• Engine 31, Bailey and Doat 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
• Engine 4, Abbott and Hollywood 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Fire officials, firefighters and other experts will be on-hand during the Open Houses to meet and greet residents, give them tours of the firehouse, and provide fire safety and prevention tips. This year’s theme is:
Don’t Wait-Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years! Beginning in January, smoke detectors with removable batteries won’t be available in New York stores anymore. Shoppers will only be able to buy smoke detectors with 10-year batteries that can’t be removed. The new smoke alarms will be available at the Open Houses.

To register for CodeRED, city residents and business owners are being urged to log on to, and follow the link to the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” page. Those without Internet access may call 311 to supply their information over the phone.