Since I will be off from work tomorrow, I decided to push up my weekly feature by one day. Congratulations to this week's Volunteer Fire Company of the Week: The Hartland Volunteer Fire Company of Gasport, N.Y.

Member Peter Scarborough tells us their story:

We are the “baby” Fire Company in Niagara County, having been formed in 1970. Through two years of dedicated work by a group of concerned citizens of the Town of Hartland, the Fire Company was officially formed in September, 1970. Running with loaned and purchased, used equipment, and without a real Fire Hall, we began serving the residents of a part of the Town. By 1972, we had built our Fire Hall on Ridge Road, that is still in use today, with two additions. In 1977 we purchased our first new pumper, an American LaFrance. We currently have two class A pumpers, a large rescue truck, a small rescue truck, and a grass fire truck. We run fire, rescue, and EMS calls (in conjunction with Tri-Town Ambulance). From humble beginnings, we have progressed to a well trained, well equipped member of the Emergency Services community. The photo I have chosen shows our ‘unofficial’ logo, The Ridgerunner.

If you would like to nominate your volunteer fire company to be honored on, please email a photo or photos, plus a short history of your fire company to

God Bless all of our hometown heroes for the amazing work they do.

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