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Public invited to attend WNY Volunteer Firemen’s Assoc. convention events


THE PRESIDENT NOW SAYS HE’S READY TO LET AFFORDABLE CARE ACT IMPLODE. EVERY DAY – VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS ACROSS WESTERN NEW YORK PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE AND PROPERTY IN OUR COMMUNITIES. THIS WEEKEND — THEY’RE COMING TOGETHER FROM ACROSS THE REGION TO LET LOOSE — AND THEY WANT YOU TO JOIN THEM. NEWS 4’S KATIE ALEXANDER SHOWS US WHY. ((JH1976/09:33:38 MANY OF OUR WESTERN NEW YORK COMMUNITIES DEPEND ON LOCAL VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS TO COME TO OUR RESCUE WHEN WE NEED HELP. NOW, YOU CAN HELP THEM, AND HAVE A WHOLE LOT OF FUN, WHILE SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT. 09:33:51)) ((09:09:28 IT GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A REFRESHEMENT WITH THEM AND KIND OF FIND OUT WHAT’S GOING ON BETWEEN US. 09:09:35 AND WHAT WE CAN DO FOR THEM AND WHAT THEY CAN DO FOR US. 09:09:38 )) ((09:07:22 IT’S KIND OF A FUNDRAISER, BUT ALSO THEY CAN ALSO MEET THEIR LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS, THEIR FIRST RESPONDERS 09:07:26)) ALL OF THE PROCEEDS GO BACK TO SUPPORT TRAINING AND EQUIPMENT FOR LOCAL FIREFIGHTERS — WITH THE MONEY DIVIDED BETWEEN THE WESTERN NEW YORK VOLUNTEER FIREMEN’S ASSOCIATION, AND THE ST. JOHNSBURG AND FRONTIER VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANIES — THE CO-HOSTS OF THIS WEEKEND’S CONVENTION. THEY’RE BRINGING TOGETHER VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS FROM 11 COUNTIES HERE — FOR TRAINING, MEETINGS, COMPETITIONS AND COMRADERIE — WHETHER THEY’RE CAMPING OUT WITH THEIR FAMILIES — OR JUST HAVING SHOP TALK WITH THEIR FELLOW FIRST RESPONDERS. ((09:06:17 IT’S JUST A GREAT PLACE TO COME OUT, NETWORK WITH OTHER FIREFIGHTERS, JUST HAVE A LOT OF GOOD FUN AND HAVE A GOOD TIME. 09:06:23)) ALL TOLD — UPWARDS OF 15-HUNDRED PEOPLE WILL BE COMING THROUGH HERE BETWEEN NOW AND SUNDAY. ((09:10:55 SOME WILL COME FOR THE WHOLE WEEKEND, SOME WILL COME FOR THE DAY, SOME WILL COME FOR THE ACTIVITIES ON SATURDAY. WATER BALL IS A BIG THING. 09:11:03)) THE NEXT COUPLE DAYS ARE PACKED WITH ACTIVITIES — FROM A PARADE WITH FIRETRUCKS AND THIS YEAR’S QUEEN AND PRINCESS SATURDAY EVENING — TO LIVE MUSIC ON STAGE AND A BEER TENT BEHIND THE WHEATFIELD TOWN HALL. THOSE ARE JUST A FEW OF THINGS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC THIS WEEKEND. ORGANIZERS SAY IT’S AN IMPORTANT OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO MEET THE FIREFIGHTERS WHO SERVE IN THEIR COMMUNITIES — SEE THEIR SENSE OF BROTHERHOOD AND SISTERHOOD — AND LEARN MORE ABOUT JOINING THE RANKS. ((09:07:58 ANYTIME ANYONE WANTS TO VOLUNTEER ITS FREE TRAINING. JUST COME DOWN TO ONE OF OUR FIREHALLS ON A DRILL NIGHT. WE’LL GIVE YOU AN APPLICATION AND WE’LL GET YOU GOING. 09:08;04)) ((JH1964/09:18:10 AND IF YOU WANT TO COME OUT AND ENJOY ANY OF THE ENTERTAINMENT AND FUN HERE THIS WEEKEND, YOU CAN FIND THE FULL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS ON OUR WEBSITE: WIVB.COM. REPORTING IN THE TOWN OF WHEATFIELD, KA, NEWS

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