Last year, our fire department responded to 387 EMS and fire calls, of which 35% were mutual aid in the Towns of Cheektowaga and West Seneca. This would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers and their extensive training. In 2019, we had 2 new members join our department: Jacob Toy and Erik Bartus. Both are amongst our top responders and currently working on their EMS certification. Recently, we have submitted a grant application to fund replacement of our portable radios, which are almost 20 years old. With the NYS Recruitment and Retention grant awarded in 2019, we purchased Tourniquet Training Kits for our Stop the Bleed program and an extensive on-line training system for our members.Although we have experienced a milder winter this year, I still would like to remind everyone to keep any fire hydrants in your neighborhood clear of ice and snow. The extra few minutes it may take for us to have access to an accessible hydrant could be vital in saving a structure or a life.