The spring is here and even though the weather in and around Buffalo has not been ideal lately, there are more people on the roads and out and about around Western New York. Police remind us to be more focused on the roads as we drive around.

As May begins, fire officials also reminded that New York State has a burn ban in place at least through the middle of the month. Even though we have had plenty of rain over the last couple of days, this is a dry time of the year and forest fire danger is at it's peak.

This past Sunday, drivers in one area of Western New York reported a car on fire that seemed to completely engulf the vehicle and firefighters were called to extinguish the blaze.

In a post on the FBNY Facebook page, you can see the work in action to put the flames out.

This past weekend was also the time when many fire companies and departments around New York State held open houses. There is an on going need for more people to sign up to become firefighters. It is a great way to give back to the community.

If you or someone you know is interested in learning more or perhaps becoming a firefighter, there are dozens of agencies in Erie County alone that all welcome new members. There are also more agencies that are adding a Junior Firefighter Programs in an effort to recruit the future firefighters of Erie County.

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