Follow these steps to help keep you and others safe:

  • Stay home if you can and avoid any non-essential travel. Avoid social gatherings of more than 10 people.
  • Practice social distancing by keeping at least 6 feet — about two arm lengths — away from others if you must go out in public. Stay connected with loved ones through video and phone calls, texts and social media. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after being in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Clean and disinfect household surfaces daily and high-touch surfaces frequently throughout the day. High-touch surfaces include phones, remote controls, counters, tabletops, doorknobs, bathroom fixtures, toilets, keyboards, tablets and bedside tables. Follow CDC guidance.
  • Cover your coughs and sneezes. WEAR A MASK ! Use a tissue to cover your nose and mouth if a mask is not available, and throw used tissues in a lined trash can. If a tissue isn’t available, cough or sneeze into your elbow — not your hands. Wash your hands immediately.


According to the CDC, early information shows that some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19. This includes older adults and people of any age who:

  • Have serious underlying medical conditions, such as heart, lung or liver disease; diabetes; moderate to severe asthma; severe obesity; and renal failure.
  • Have a weakened immune system, including those undergoing cancer treatment.

People who are pregnant should also be monitored since they are known to be at risk with severe viral illness; however, to date data on COVID-19 has not shown increased risk.

If you are at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19, it is critical for you to take actions to avoid getting sick.

  • Stay home, avoid close contact with others and follow the other steps above.
  • Call your health care provider if you have concerns or to ask about obtaining extra necessary medications in case you need to stay home for a prolonged period of time.
  • Call a medical professional as soon as COVID-19 symptoms start, if you are at higher risk.


According to the CDC, COVID-19 symptoms include fever, shortness of breath and a cough. Keep track of your symptoms, which may appear two to 14 days after exposure, and call to seek medical attention if your symptoms worsen, such as difficulty breathing.

Mild Illness
Most people have mild illness and are able to recover at home. If you think you are sick:

  • Stay home and call your doctor for medical advice if you think you have been exposed to COVID-19 and develop symptoms. Older adults and people of any age with serious underlying medical conditions should call a health care provider as soon as symptoms start.
  • Separate yourself from other people in your home. On your own, clean and disinfect all surfaces daily and high-touch surfaces frequently throughout the day in your sick room and designated bathroom. Have a healthy household member do the same for surfaces in other parts of the home.
  • Wear a facemask if you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a health care provider’s office.

Emergency Warning Signs
If your symptoms become severe, call to get medical attention immediately. Warning signs include:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

This list is not all inclusive. Consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning. Review CDC guidance for more information.


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Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Co., Inc.

4591 Lake Shore Road

Hamburg, NY 14075


The Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company, Inc. is a not for profit corporation staffed by 100% volunteers, operating in the Town of Hamburg, Erie County, New York, along the beautiful shores of Lake Erie.

Our Fire Company is proud to provide Fire Protection, Emergency Medical Services, Rescue and Fire Safety Education for the residents and businesses of the Lake Shore Fire Protection District, which is 7.5 square miles and has some 12,300 residents. The District includes 3,500 single to three family homes and 234 Commercial/Industrial properties which includes apartment complexes.

Protection is provided by two stations. The Rogers Station at the corner of Rogers Rd and Rt. 5, and the Amsdell Station at the corner of Amsdell Rd and Rt. 20.   Our apparatus includes two (2) pumpers, a Rescue Pumper, Light Rescue, Special Rescue, Ambulance and Chief’s Vehicles.

Station 1

Station 2





Fire or EMS Reports
Copies of fire or EMS reports may be obtained by writing to:

Record Request
Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Co.
4591 Lake Shore Road
Hamburg, NY 14075

Please include the address, date of the incident and the type of report you are
requesting. We apologize but telephone requests cannot be honored.

All requests must include a release by the patient, responsible party or owner and include
a check or money order in the amount of $25.00, made payable to Lake Shore Volunteer Fire Company, Inc.

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