© Village of Sloan, NY
From Sloan Fire Chief
On June 11, 2023, we held our Annual Fire Company Inspection and the official dedication of our new Engine 2. It was put into service this past February and, as Engine 2 is a twin to Engine 1, allowed our members a quick and simple training period. As a department, we continue to face challenges in managing purchases of equipment and turnout gear. Like most goods, costs have risen dramatically the past several years. Further, the delivery has been impacted by supply chain issues and some items are taking up to six months to receive. This creates difficulties in outfitting new members with necessary gear and keeping costs controllable. On April 6th and 20th, we conducted free CPR classes for our residents. Twenty-five people were trained and received certification in this vital, life-saving technique. If anyone is interested in becoming certified, please call and register for a future class. With enough interest, we can hold another training session this fall or winter. Even though the busy summer months are here, our members continue to train and drill, dedicating their time to protecting our Village residents. We would like to thank everyone who donated to our 2023 Fund Drive. The residents of Sloan are some of the most generous people in WNY. If anyone is interested in becoming a member of the Sloan fire department, visit our website at www.sloanfd.org or call us at (716) 897-1564.