Fire Chief: Michael Vogel
Main Street Phone: (716) 632-4070
The Williamsville Fire Department is a 100 percent volunteer department operated by the village 24 hours per day and 365 days per year. It operates with fully equipped fire and emergency apparatus, including three first response vehicles, two light rescue units, two 1500 GPM service pumpers, 1 heavy rescue, 1- 100 foot aerial platform, 1 six by six ATV, 100 gallon mini firefighting unit and a technical rescue trailer/command post. The Fire Department is a full service department providing fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue of all types, including auto accident victim extrication, water rescue, low angle rescue, and response during weather-related emergencies.
The Fire Department also provides EMS services for Village events, such as Old Home Days, the Taste of Williamsville and Winterfest. The department is active in the community with fire prevention public education, providing apparatus at block parties and participating in many village events, such as the Evening in the Village, the Village Block Party, etc.
The department is run by the Fire Chief, elected by the Hutchinson Hose Company and appointed by the Village Board. The chief has two Assistant Chiefs, five Captains and ten Line Officers. The chief of the department is the department head and is responsible for all department operations and administration and reports to the Mayor and the Village Board of Trustees.
The officers and firefighters of the department attend required yearly training to maintain knowledge of recent developments in the ever-changing fire and emergency medical service and rescue service field. Members of the department also maintain certification as New York State Emergency Medical Technicians and New York State Certified First Responders.