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More than a dozen Buffalo firefighters have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the city's fire commissione and the union that represents firefighters.

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Four Buffalo Firefighters were injured while battling an overnight blaze.

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Buffalo firefighters were called to a house fire at 275 Woodlawn overnight.

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Buffalo firefighters were called to a house fire early this morning.

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Five people escaped an overnight fire at a West Side residence.

Firefighters battle blaze on Buffalo's west side

Sep 20, 2015

On Sunday afternoon Buffalo firefighters raced to battle a blaze on the city's west side.

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Buffalo firefighters were called to a smoky blaze in North Buffalo Saturday night.

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The day started out a little wet but the weather didn't seem to dampen the enthusiasm of city participants in National Night Out.

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A house fire on the city's East Side has injured two people.

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More than a month-and-a-half after approving a new contract with the City of Buffalo, firefighters are still waiting for some money that they're owed.

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One more signature is needed on the new Buffalo Firefighters contract with the city.  Mayor Byron Brown still needs to sign-off on the the collective bargaining agreement with the the Local 282 to finalize the deal.  WBFO'S Eileen Buckley says the city's fire commissioner is very happy a settlement was finally reached.

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Buffalo Common Council members approved the first contract with city firefighters in 11 years Tuesday afternoon, making some big changes in the way the department runs.

Buffalo's control board signed off Wednesday on a contract between City Hall and city firefighters, sending the deal to the Common Council for a final vote.

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Buffalo Firefighters ratified a new contract Thursday, giving them their first new contract with the city in 11 years. 

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To the surprise of few, Mayor Brown is going for a third term in City Hall. Brown announced his candidacy Saturday in the Bennett W. Smith Family Life Center operated by his own Saint John Baptist Church.

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The Irish Center in South Buffalo was the site for a protest by Buffalo Firefighters on Friday.

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Buffalo firefighters responded to a blaze in South Buffalo Sunday morning.

Through their union, the Buffalo Professional Firefighters Association, city firefighters delivered 1,500 pounds of turkeys to five area agencies: The Response to Love Center in Buffalo, St. Louis Church, Valley Community Association, South Buffalo Food Pantry and the Food Bank of Western New York.  

Firefighter union vice president Tom Barrett says a portion of union dues goes into a fund from which the union makes charitable contributions.  For for the turkey drive, he says, firefighters then chip in even more money from their own pockets.