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March 20, 2014 - 10:30am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, accident, thruway, east pembroke.

A vehicle, possibly a tractor-trailer, has reportedly rolled over on the Thruway near the Kelsey Road bridge. There are no injuries reported.

The mile marker is reported as 393.4.

East Pembroke fire was originally dispatched, but the accident has been determined to be in the Town of Batavia's district, so that department is being dispatched.

UPDATE 10:32 a.m.: Mercy medics confirm no injuries. State troopers on scene indicate a fire department response is not required. East Pembroke chief already well in route is continuing to confirm.

March 11, 2014 - 1:46pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, east pembroke.

A vehicle is on fire at 8419 Indian Falls Road. East Pembroke Fire Department is responding.

UPDATE 1:56 p.m.: East Pembroke commands reports the fire is under control.

March 6, 2014 - 3:28pm
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, Oakfield, Alabama, east pembroke.

A garage fire was quickly knocked down within the last half hour at 2999 Batavia Oakfield Town Line Road. Oakfield fire responded, along with mutual aid from Town of Batavia and East Pembroke, and Alabama had a crew stand by in Oakfield's quarters. A portion of the roadway for eastbound traffic was also closed.

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: All responders are back in service.

March 1, 2014 - 11:20am
posted by Billie Owens in pembroke, east pembroke.

Fire police are shutting down all westbound traffic on Route 5 at Lake Road to accommodate emergency traffic following a structure fire in the 5000 block of Main Road, Pembroke. It was a fire in an apartment over a garage which is now out. A code enforcement officer is requested to the scene. East Pembroke and Pembroke fire are among the responders.

UPDATE 1:20 p.m.: Corfu Fire Chief Brian Schollard told Alecia Kaus at the scene that when firefighters arrived they saw smoke and flames coming from a second-story window above the garage. The structure is a single-family home with two separate sides, above a garage. Two people were inside at the time, a mother and her son. One was watching TV and the other was sleeping. They were able to exit the building safely. The fire started in a bedroom closet. The right side is uninhabitable. The power is off and if it can be restored, the occupants plan to stay in the left side. But that remains unknown at this point. Route 5 was closed for a couple of hours and seven fire departments responded to the scene -- Corfu, Pembroke, East Pembroke, Indian Falls, Alabama, Darien, as well as Akron. A Crittenden crew stood by in their quarters.

January 28, 2014 - 5:50am
posted by Billie Owens in east pembroke, indian falls, pmebroke.

The TA Travel Center is being evacuated because the smell of natural gas is reported in the building. Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are responding, along with mutual aid from East Pembroke. The travel center is located at 8420 Alleghany Road in Corfu.

UPDATE 6:02 a.m.: A chief reports no smell of natural gas in the kitchen. The building has not been evacuated. Waiting for East Pembroke's meter. 

UPDATE 6:14 a.m.: Pilots out on a range. Relit. No readings on the meter. Engines back in service. East Pembrokes chief back in service. 

January 13, 2014 - 10:38am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, east pembroke, accidents, indian falls.

A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported at West Main Street Road and Kelsey Road in the Town of Batavia. East Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments and Mercy medics are responding, with two ambulances. One person has a back injury and three others have minor injuries, according to a medic at the scene. The vehicles are blocking traffic.

UPDATE 10:39 a.m.: A third ambulance is requested.

UPDATE 10:58 a.m.: Three patients are being taken to UMMC. They are an 81-year-old male who was a back seat passenger and he has a four-inch cut on the back of his head, a 65-year-old female with unspecified injuries, and an 82-year-old female with chest pain.

UPDATE 11:10 a.m.: The East Pembroke assignment is back in service.

January 3, 2014 - 6:59am
posted by Billie Owens in accident, east pembroke.

A vehicle is reported to be on its side on the eastbound Thruway near mile marker 399. Unknown injuries. East Pembroke Fire Department, Mercy medics and law enforcement are responding.

UPDATE 7:08 a.m.: Both occupants are out of the vehicle. Medics will evaluate them.

January 1, 2014 - 10:25am
posted by Billie Owens in elba, Oakfield, fire, Alabama, east pembroke.

A possible chimney fire is reported at 6842 Fisher Road, Oakfield. Flames were seen shooting from the chimney, but no flames or smoke are showing now, says a firefighter. The residence has been evacuated. Oakfield fire is on scene. Mutual aid response was cancelled but units are asked to stand by in their quarters from Alabama, Elba and East Pembroke.

UPDATE 10:41 a.m.: Oakfield fire back in service.

December 12, 2013 - 2:08pm
posted by Alecia Kaus in thruway, east pembroke, truck fire.

The East Pembroke Fire Department has been dispatched to mile post marker 397.2 westbound on the New York State Thruway for a possible fire in the engine compartment of a tractor-trailer.

Call into 9-1-1 reports heavy smoke coming from the engine area.

The truck is described as having an open flatbed trailer with contents on the flatbed.

UPDATE 2:06 p.m.: East Pembroke fire on scene and there is no smoke showing.

UPDATE 2:10 p.m.: East Pembroke Fire Department reports a blown motor and the tractor-trailer will need a tow. The occupants will remain in the cab. East Pembroke assignment will go back into service. State Police are now on location.

December 7, 2013 - 11:21am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, east pembroke, accidents.

An accident involving a pickup and another vehicle is reported at Route 33 and Wortendyke Road. There are injuries and it is blocking traffic. East Pembroke Fire Department is responding along with two Mercy rigs. Mercy Flight is called to the scene.

UPDATE 11:21 a.m.: Extrication is needed as soon as possible. A landing zone will be set up in a nearby yard.

UPDATE 11:25 a.m.: There's heavy traffic congestion in the area.

UPDATE 11:31 a.m.: Mercy Flight has landed. The patient to be airlifted is conscious and alert. Extrication of victim(s) will "easily be five to 10 more minutes."

UPDATE 11:39 a.m.: A third ambulance is requested to the scene.

UPDATE 11:50 a.m.: Extrication has been completed. One person is being transported to UMMC; another is being taken to UMMC Erie County Medical Center. Mercy Flight is airborne.

UPDATE 11:58 a.m.: Mercy Flight is going to ECMC.

UPDATE 12:10 p.m.: The East Pembroke assignment is back in service.

UPDATE 1 p.m. (by Howard): Trooper Steven Brady said the initial investigation indicates that the sedan was eastbound on Route 33. The truck was westbound. The sedan driver didn't see the oncoming truck before executing a left-hand turn onto Wortendyke. The sedan was T-boned. There were circumstances at the time of the accident that would have prevented the driver from seeing the truck, Brady said. "He simply didn't see it." There was another car making a right-hand turn, which may have distracted the sedan driver for a moment. East Pembroke Chief Don Newton was the first emergency responder on scene. He said he requested Mercy Flight primarily as a precaution for the patient in the passenger seat because of the heavy impact on that side of the car. There's no indication at this time that the injuries are serious. The driver of the sedan and the truck were transported by Mercy EMS to UMMC with minor injuries.

November 27, 2013 - 6:44pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in accident, pembroke, east pembroke.

A car has hit the East Pembroke Fire Department sign and a child in the vehicle suffered a minor injury.

East Pembroke fire and Mercy EMS responded.

November 24, 2013 - 7:20pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, pembroke, east pembroke.

Smoke in the basement is reported at 8309 Coniber Road. East Pembroke and Pembroke fire departments are responding.

UPDATE 7:22 p.m.: Command on scene confirms light smoke in the basement.

UPDATE 7:28 p.m.: The smoke reportedly smells like fuel oil of some sort.

UPDATE 7:40 p.m.: Fire command is speaking with the homeowner, although no one was home at the time of the call. The chimney may be the source of smoke.

UPDATE 7:51 p.m.: They are ventilating the structure.

UPDATE 7:55 p.m.: East Pembroke command says the source of the problem is a faulty furnace and the homeowner is going to take care of it. The assignment is back in service.

November 19, 2013 - 3:56pm
posted by Billie Owens in east pembroke.

A controlled burn near the railroad crossing off Wilkinson Road, West Batavia, will be extinguished by East Pembroke Fire Department since it is in its district. The heavy smoke from the burn resulted in several calls to dispatch more than an hour ago. But after checking out the scene and speaking with the homeowner, who was not present at the burn, firefighters went back in service. Now the blaze requires them to put it out.

November 8, 2013 - 6:06pm
posted by Billie Owens in east pembroke, accidents.

A car vs. deer accident resulted in minor injuries to a 4-year-old girl. It occurred about 15 minutes ago at Pratt and Indian Falls roads in East Pembroke. A responder says the deer crashed through the vehicle's window, shattering glass which cut the child's face. Her hair is also full of pieces of broken glass. Mercy medics and East Pembroke and Indian Falls fire departments are on scene.

UPDATE 6:19 p.m.: The assignment is back in service.

November 3, 2013 - 10:43am
posted by Billie Owens in fire, Alabama, east pembroke, indian falls.

A possible chimney fire is reported at 368 Martin Road on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation. The house is filled with smoke Alabama Fire Department is responding along with mutual aid from East Pembroke and Indian Falls. Akron is put on standby. The location is between Bloomingdale Avenue and Erie County's Scotland Road.

UPDATE 10:47 a.m.: A firefighter on scene reports the fire is contained to the fireplace, and they will need equipment to tear into it in an effort to keep it contained.

UPDATE 10:55 a.m.: Akron is told they can stand down.

UPDATE 11:03 a.m.: East Pembroke and Indian Falls are on scene along with Alabama.

UPDATE 11:14 a.m.: Indian Falls is back in service.

UPDATE 11:23 a.m.: The fire is out. Alabama command and other responders are back in service.

October 27, 2013 - 6:35am
posted by Billie Owens in east pembroke, accidents.

A motor-vehicle accident is reported on the westbound Thruway at mile marker 399. There are said to be three pople with injuries; none are believed to be life threatening. Two Mercy medic units are responding along with the East Pembroke Fire Department.

UPDATE 6:47 a.m.: A third ambulance is called in for a patient with a back injury. No other Mercy rigs are available so a Darien ambulance is requested, mutual aid.

UPDATE 6:53 a.m.: Mercy medic #2 is taking a patient to Erie County Medical Center.

UPDATE 7:04 a.m.: Mercy medic #3 is also taking a patient to ECMC. Darien's ambulance has arrived. State Troopers are on scene.

UPDATE 7:16 p.m.: Darien is taking the patient with the back injury to ECMC, too. The East Pembroke assignment is back in service.

October 14, 2013 - 8:10pm
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, pembroke, east pembroke, indian falls.

Here's some shots from a late afternoon drive through East Pembroke, Indian Falls and Pembroke.

Above, on Stegman Road, Batavia.

Pratt Road

Little Indian Falls Road

Indian Falls Lake

Slusser Road

October 3, 2013 - 8:15am
posted by Billie Owens in batavia, fire, east pembroke.

The smell of smoke is reported inside the Batavia Animal Hospital, located at 3699 W. Main Street Road. It's in the East Pembroke Fire District, which has a responder on scene calling for all available manpower to respond, mutual aid, from Town of Batavia Fire Department. There is the smell of wood burning in the building.

UPDATE 8:31 a.m.: Firefighters completed an investigation of the roof and found nothing. They are continuing to investigate.

UPDATE 8:43 a.m.: They are checking the attic now.

UPDATE 9:17 a.m.: Power is turned off and National Grid and the contractor which built the new facility are going to work to fix the problem, which was not specified. Town of Batavia is back in service.

October 1, 2013 - 9:03am
posted by Howard B. Owens in batavia, east pembroke.

East Pembroke's volunteer firefighters arrived at the fire hall last night expecting just another Monday night of training and extrication practice.

Typically, a car would be parked behind the fire hall and firefighters would rip it apart as it sat, flat on flat ground.

Last night, Chief Don Newton thought he would throw them a curve. Just as they had unloaded the department's extrication equipment from the heavy rescue, East Pembroke's tones went off.

The report: A rollover accident on Stegmen Road.

It was a drill, but Newton figured the expected change of plans would get his firefighters in a different frame of mind.

"When we set something up as a drill, they're in response mode, they're in call mode, they're in extrication mode, they're looking for something better to do while on scene," Newton said.

Rather than dealing with a car on all four tires on flat ground, the firefighters are practicing in something like a real-world scenario: A car on its roof on a creek bank.

It makes for better training, Newton said.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer firefighter, visit ReadyGenesee.com.

September 23, 2013 - 4:57pm
posted by Billie Owens in fire, pembroke, Darien, Alabama, corfu, east pembroke, indian falls.

A shed fire (which has also been referred to as a barn) is reported 653 Main Road in Pembroke near South Lake Road. Pembroke command on scene says "there are exposure issues," to a nearby structure. Route 5 and South Lake Road are being shut down. Called to provide mutual aid are: Darien, Corfu, East Pembroke, Indian Falls, Alabama, and Akron.

UPDATE 5:07 p.m.: The fire is knocked down. No exposures involved. They are doing rehab on the shed. Responders still headed to the scene are told to come in non-emergency.

UPDATE 6:13 p.m.: The road is reopened. All responders are back in service.

UPDATE (by Howard): Photos added. No official cause, but it's possibly an electrical fire according to preliminary indications. A van and an ATV were destroyed along with tools.

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