RESCUE FIRE COMPANY
"The Home to the Boy's from Martinsville"
the first formal meeting on January 26, 1891, the Rescue Fire Company was organized. We proudly sit in the section of North
Tonawanda which is known as the Martinsville area. The year of 1891 also saw the first new Engine House built for the sum
of $1,195.51. Later, a fire alarm was added to notify members of a fire. From that first meeting in 1891 to the present
2006 (some 115 years), "the boys (and girls) of Martinsville", which is one of Rescue's knicknames, the company
has left it's mark on the city of North Tonawanda and at times, Niagara County when called to serve. Our Local 1333 Professional
Firefighters man our station 24/7 and we provide the volunteer force to back them up. Rescue Fire Company and the citizens
of North Tonawanda have been in a perfect marriage all these years working together and dedicated to the protection of lives
and property. In 2004 the Mayor of North Tonawanda ordered a fire study and the result was our Engine 5 was put out of service.
However, we still need able bodied men and women 18 years and older to serve the fire company as we are still very active
in the city. Hopefully, increasing membership will help us maintain our fundraisers and events that help keep Rescue Fire
Company serving our community for many years to come.