Allegany County steps up for snowstorm
Michael T. Baldwin Reports
Allegany County stepped up as Erie County had snow dumped on it – 80 inches in spots. Shaun Taylor of Allentown, the Allegany County Deputy County Fire Coordinator, confirmed today that seven volunteer fire departments sent resources to the Buffalo area. Taylor said personnel and equipment responded from Allentown, Bolivar, Richburg, Clarksville, Wellsville, Friendship and Willing.
The response came from a state call for mutual aid assistance and was coordinated by Allegany County Fire Coordinator Jeff Luckey of Short Tract. Deputy Taylor said about 30 local volunteers responded, saying “it was a real nice showing.” He said most were assigned to a Hamburg fire station. Every Allegany County mutual aid department assisted in either medical or rescue and accident calls. County Fire Coordinator Luckey helped in the Emergency Operations Center in Cheektowaga on Saturday. Allegany County last helped out in Erie County in 2006.