Congratulations Louie!

Throughout the history of John’s tenure as Fire Chief, he has nominated many fire company members for various awards ranging from Years of Service Awards, EMS Provider of the Year and Firefighter of the Year in various associations throughout NYS.
In 2022, Past Chief John Gullo came upon an organization, similar to the fire service, who award Tow Operators an award for going above and beyond. John, nominated Lou for this prestigious award.
Amercian Towman is a National Organization which award recipients the Order of Towman Award. This award recognizes those individuals who show extreme dedication to their prefession and the community they serve. This award is given to recipients at their annual conference in Baltimore Maryland every November. Unfortunately, due to the November 2022 Snowstorm, Lou was unable to attend this event.
Lou Susabach, “Louie” is a crack expert in his field. When you hear that George’s Collision is on the way, we know experts are coming out to clean up the scene. There is never an extended wait time for their response. Lou is a gentleman who goes above and beyond to assist the fire service as well as law enforcement. He always arrives with a smile on his face and is an unsung hero in our eyes.

New Vigilant 5

Members of our Truck Committee traveled to Horsehead to check out our new Rescue 5.  Below are pictures of the progress on the vehicle.

Fire on Ridge Road

On Saturday, April 23, we had Recuit NY.  Members were at the hall on hand to speak with potential members.  Applications were handed out and we are waiting for them to send the applcaitons back! 


On Wednesday, February 23, 2022, a commercial fire was dispatched to West Seneca Fire Districts and neighboring companies in the area at Buffalo’s Best Catering on Ridge Road.  Vigilant not only manned an Engine to the scene, manned apparatus at our hall, but also established Rehab for the many volunteers at the scene.

Our Squad 10 was alerted.  Along with our Ladies Auxiliary, members called local restaurants and made sandwiches, prepared fruit and beverages to deliver to the crews working the scene.  A big THANK YOU to Altons and The Olive Branch for donating hundreds of cups of soup and chili to our crews!


Special Delivery!

In Service with Decals.

On December 14, 2021, Vigilant/West Seneca Fire District #6 took delivery of a brand new 2022 gas powered ambulance to replace a 2003 diesel powered ambulance.

2022 District Officers

Congratulations to all…

2022 Commissioners

  • Bill Cleary
  • Al Calderone
  • Jim “Huey” McCullough – newly elected
  • Bob Safe – newly elected
  • Max Clifford – newly elected

2022 Chief Officers

  • John Gullo, Vigilant 9
  • Barbra Mann, Vigilant 9-1
  • Brendon Najm, Vigilant 9-2 (EMS Chief)


Santa Around Town Photos

Santa took time out of his busy schedule to visit children and group homes within Vigilant’s Fire District.  Thank you to all members who came out to assist Santa on Saturday.  It took over 5 hours to cover the entire district.  We apologize for not being able to travel down each and every street in the District, it is difficult to maneuver the truck and trailer around certain streets, such as dead ends.   We hope that everyone at least got to see Santa on Saturday!


Fire Prevention at EduKids

October is Fire Prevention Month.

Vigilant visits various pre-schools and daycare centers within the District during the month to teach fire prevention to youngsters.  Rob and Brendon are seen here showing the children the gear and equipment fireman use on fire calls.

Childrens faces have been obscured to protect privacy.

Wall of Honor

Saturday, October 16, Vigilant Honored four members to the Wall of Honor at the Erie County Training Center.