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Sunday, January 11, 2015 at 2:29 pm

East Pembroke installs fire officers for 2015

Chief Don Newton, East Pembroke Fire Department, received the Service Award for 2014, and Fire Training Officer James Gayton was named Firefighter of the Year Saturday night during the department's annual installation dinner.

Counting fire calls, accidents and EMS calls, East Pembroke went on 350 calls in 2014, up from the recent average year of about 300 calls.

The 2015 firematic officers as elected by members are: Newton, chief; Stephen Smelski, 1st assistant chief; Williams Torres Jr., 2nd assistant chief; Donald Newton Sr., firematic captain; Jose Santini, firematic lieutenant; Lori Ann Santini, EMS captain; Robert Yungfleisch, EMS lieutenant; Ray Schramm, fire police captain; Chris Bennett, fire police lieutenant; Gayton, training officer; Smelski, safety officer.

Candles were lit after the dinner in a memorial service to honor fallen first responders and members of the military.

Genesee County Emergency Management Coordinator Tim Yaeger administered the oath of office for department and district officers.

Friday, December 12, 2014 at 8:18 pm

Eastbound Akron Road at Wyman to be closed due to jackknifed big rig

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Fire police from East Pembroke and Indian Falls are called to shut down eastbound traffic on Akron Road at Wyman Road. There is a jackknifed tractor-trailer blocking the roadway. Law enforcement is on scene.

Saturday, November 29, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Car wreck with injuries in West Main Street Road, Batavia

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A wreck involving at least two vehicles is reported at 3238 W. Main Street Road in the Town of Batavia. The location is just west of Wortendyke Road. Law enforcement on scene requested two ambulances. East Pembroke fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 6:07 p.m.: One person was taken to UMMC. East Pembroke is back in service.

Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 7:43 am

A pie, not a turkey sparks fire response

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A fire alarm summoned volunteers East Pembroke Fire Department to a home on Slusser Road this morning.

After the alarm went out, a dispatcher said a caller informed him it was only a fire in the oven.

The dispatcher offered that perhaps a turkey caught fire.

When clearing the scene, an East Pembroke chief informed the dispatcher, "it was only a pie," then added, "Happy Turkey day."

"Thank you, and same to you," replied the dispatcher.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 3:13 pm

Quick volunteer response saves house after garage consumed by flames

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A quick response by the East Pembroke Fire Department helped save a house on Indian Falls Road this afternoon when a fire destroyed a detached garage and heat from the fire was causing the siding of the house to melt.

Chief Don Newton said all of the department's trucks rolled within minutes of the alarm.

When Newton arrived on scene driving one of those engines, the garage was already gone. 

One firefighter described it as "rolling flames."

Newton said crews deployed hand lines and acted quickly to protect the house and knock down the fire.

"It is a great save to the house," Newton said. "These guys are awesome. This is what we train for. These guys do a hell of a job for me. I can't thank them enough for being here during the day. Middle of the day, it's tough to get people out and all the units that responded here from all the different departments, I can't thank enough for them being out here."

The house, at 2023 Indian Falls Road, suffered significant heat damage, but no apparent structural damage.

County records list the property owner as Timothy Franclemont.

"It was a good save on the garage as far as I'm concerned," Newton said. "There were a lot of chemicals in the garage, oils, gases, that were burning fiercely, running out of the doors with water on fire."

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

No injuries were reported.

Assisting East Pembroke were Indian Falls, Oakfield, Pembroke, Darien, Elba and Alabama.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 12:52 pm

Garage fire on Indian Falls Road

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A fully involved garage fire with exposures to other property is reported at 2023 Indian Falls Road. Indian Falls and East Pembroke fire departments are responding. The call has gone to a second alarm. Oakfield, Pembroke, Darien, Elba and Alabama are also called in and Town of Batavia is asked to stand by in East Pembroke Fire Hall.

UPDATE 1 p.m.: Corfu Fire Police are to shut down Indian Falls Road at Route 77.

UPDATE 1:19 p.m.: Howard at the scene reports flames are no longer showing. The garage is a total loss and the nearby house "has significant heat damage (outside)."

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Car crash, minor injuries, at Slusser and Stegman roads

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A one-car accident, believed to be with minor injuries, is reported at Slusser and Stegman roads. East Pembroke fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:30 p.m.: The vehicle hit a guard rail. The location is actually Stegman Road, says dispatch.

Friday, October 17, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Fire reported at Genesee Valley Farms

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An "incendiary facility" on the grounds of Genesee Valley Farms is on fire, according to a caller to emergency dispatch. The address is 3520 S. Main Street Road, East Pembroke. Everyone is out of the structure. East Pembroke fire is responding along with mutual aid from Town of Batavia, Oakfield, Darien, and Alexander. Pembroke and Indian Falls are to stand by. The location is between Wortendyke Road and Lovers Lane Road.

UPDATE 4:48 p.m.: Howard at the scene reports there is a moderate amount of smoke showing but no flames. The incendiary facility is inside a small out building. Smoke appears to be coming from the eaves.

UPDATE 5:57 p.m.: Fire is knocked down. Some crews are picking up and preparing to leave.

Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8:45 am

Vehicle rolls over guard rail in East Pembroke

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A car has reportedly rolled over the guard rail in the area of 2456 Main Road, East Pembroke.

No word on injuries.

East Pembroke fire an Mercy EMS dispatched.

UPDATE 9:46 a.m.: First responder: Vehicle is down an embankment.

UPDATE 9:50 a.m.: A BLS (basic life support) ambulance is requested, which would indicate minor injuries.

UPDATE 10 a.m.: Two patients extricated.

Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Car crash with injuries on eastbound Thruway, East Pembroke fire responding

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A motor-vehicle accident with injuries is reported on the eastbound Thruway at mile marker 396.9. East Pembroke fire and Mercy medics are responding.

UPDATE 2:32 p.m.: One person has a broken ankle.

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