​​​    Seconds matter at the scene of a fire or medical emergency. Firefighters often spend precious time identifying which home the emergency originates from. Please help our firefighters identify and respond to emergencies as fast as possible so that they can save lives. Do your part to make the address numbers on your home as clear and as visible as possible.    

   New York State Fire code section 304.3 is specific as to how the identification numbers on a home should be displayed.

   Buildings shall have approved address numbers placed in a position to be plainly legible and visible from the street or road fronting the property. These numbers shall contrast with their background. Address numbers shall be Arabic numerals or alphabet letters. Numbers shall be a minimum of 4 inches (102 cm) high with a minimum stroke width of 0.5 inch (12.7 mm).Click here for more measurements and regulations.


   In addition, please be sure to follow these general tips:

  • Addresses should be numeric and not spelled out.
  • Firefighters generally look for an address next to the front door, not hanging from a lamp post in the middle of the yard.
  • Addresses should be lit up 24/7. Also, after hanging up with 911 it’s a good idea to turn your lights on and open the front door.
  • If the house is set back then an address marker should be somewhere at the street.
  • Some people put the address on the garage door, but this is not visible if the door is open.
  • Please do not plant shrubs or flowers in front of the home that block the address.

Click here for information on how to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning. 

Are your house address numbers visible?

Fire Department

     ...of the Village of Williamsville

Main Street Phone: (716) 632-4070

Fire Chief: Michael Measer 

Fire Department The Fire Department is a 100 percent volunteer department operated by the Village 24 hours per day and 365 days per year. It operates with fully equipped fire and emergency apparatus, including three first response vehicles, two light rescue units, two 1500 GPM service pumpers, 1 heavy rescue, 1- 100 foot aerial platform, 1 six by six ATV, 100 gallon mini firefighting unit and a technical rescue trailer/command post. The Fire Department is a full service department providing fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue of all types, including auto accident victim extrication, water rescue, low angle rescue, and response during weather-related emergencies.

The Fire Department also provides EMS services for Village events, such as Old Home Days, the Taste of Williamsville and Winterfest. The department is active in the community with fire prevention public education, providing apparatus at block parties and participating in many village events, such as the Evening in the Village, the Village Block Party, etc.

The department is run by the Fire Chief, elected by the Hutchinson Hose Company and appointed by the Village Board. The chief has two Assistant Chiefs, five Captains and ten Line Officers. The chief of the department is the department head and is responsible for all department operations and administration and reports to the Mayor and the Village Board of Trustees.

The officers and firefighters of the department attend required yearly training to maintain knowledge of recent developments in the ever-changing fire and emergency medical service and rescue service field. Members of the department also maintain certification as New York State Emergency Medical Technicians and New York State Certified First Responders.