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Jul
6
2014

Memorial Day Parade 2014

On Memorial Day 2014, South Line participated in the South Line Athletic Association’s Parade. The parade is held annually, it also marks the official beginning of the little league baseball season. The parade goes from Garden Village Plaza down French to South Line Athletic Association Diamonds on North Seine Drive. This year the South Line Athletic Association celebrated
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Jul
5
2014

South Line gets NEW Heavy Rescue

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South Line Fire District is the also the proud owner of a NEW Custom Heavy Rescue. As technology advances, so does fire apparatus. This unit was custom manufactured by Sparten ERV, and it will be replacing our current Rescue 7. The design and fabrication was organized by a truck committee. This truck is a direct result of many meetings, long planning sessions, and significant
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Jul
5
2014

South Line Gets NEW Engine

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South Line Fire District is the proud owner of a NEW Custom Rescue Pumper. As technology advances, so does fire apparatus. This unit was custom manufactured by Sparten ERV, and it will be replacing our current Engine 2. The design and fabrication was organized by a truck committee. This truck is a direct result of many meetings, long planning sessions, and significant communication between South
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Jan
24
2014

South Line Installs 2014 Officers

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On January 18, 2014 South Line Firefighters and Invited Guests attended the 68th Annual Installation of Officers. Elected and Appointed Officers were installed in their respective offices. Members were also honored for their years of service, and total alarms. Special Congrats to the 3 New Honorary Members. Thank you to Bellevue Fire Dist. No. 9, and Twin District
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Jan
24
2014

South Line Breaks 1000 Alarms

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As 2013 Has come to a close, we reflect on how to improve service to our residents. For the third consecutive year, South Line Answered over 1000 Requests for Service in 2013. The Final Tallies are 741 EMS Responses, and 281 Fire Related Responses. South Line Fire District maintained an average response time of under
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Jan
23
2014

Christmasville Firetruck Parade

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On November 30, 2013 South Line Firefighters participated in the Annual Lancaster Christmasville Parade. Each year the Greater Lancaster Firefighting Museum sponsors a firetruck parade to kick off the holiday season. The parade culminates  in the Village of Lancaster with the delivery of Santa Claus, and a Tree lighting ceremony. Over 100 Different Fire Apparatus participated in the parade this year. South
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Jan
18
2014

South Line Recieves Excellence Through Teamwork Award

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On November 18, 2013, The WNY Firefighter Newspaper Honored South Line FIre Company with the Winter 2013 Excellence Through Teamwork Award. The award acknowledges the accomplishments of South Line Firefighters, Rural/Metro EMS personnel, and ECMC Trauma Teams in their efforts to save a fellow firefighters life at a construction accident. Without the actions of everyone involved, the outcome would
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Dec
7
2013

South Line Hosts Open House

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On Sunday October 6th, South Line Opened it’s doors in Celebration of Fire Prevention Week. Members of the community were educated on Fire Prevention, Use of Fire Extinguishers, and Functions of the Fire Department. Other agencies on hand were Cheektowaga Police, Cheektowaga Police K-9 Unit, Immediate Care of WNY, and J – Fire of WNY.
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Dec
7
2013

Honoring our Fallen Firefighters

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On Sunday October 6th 2013 South Line paused to Honor our Fallen Firefighters. The South Line Memorial Service is held annually to memorialize the South Line Firefighters that have passed on before us. This year we honored Raymond “Father Ray” Wichlacz. Ray passed away after brief illness on August 11th 2013. Ray joined the South Line Fire
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Nov
13
2013

Remembering Our “Padre”

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     It is with heavy heart that we mourn the loss of our Chaplain Ray Wichlacz. Ray passed away after brief illness on August 11th 2013. Ray joined the South Line Fire Company in 1969. Ray was our Chaplain for over 20 years. Of the 66 names on the South Line Firefighter Memorial,  Ray performed
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Nov
10
2013

National Night Out 2013

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         South Line Fire District participated in National Night Out on August 6th, 2013 at Dartwood Park. South Line was well represented with Engine 2, Truck 6, and the Fire Prevention Trailer. Families were educated on Home Fire Safety with Hands On Demonstrations, Personal Safety Tips, and Fire Truck Tours were given. Thank you to
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Aug
5
2013

Congratulations on 50 Years of Serving Others

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Congratulations to Bud Stradtman and George Sheehan on 50 years of active service to the South Line Fire Company. Both were honored by Southwestern Association of Volunteer Firemen on August 2, 2013 with the Associations 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.