Local volunteer fire departments are one of the most valuable assets that our community has.
On Saturday night when Erie County had three water rescue calls all within an hour, we saw just how valuable those volunteers are when keeping our family and friends safe.
It was literally one call after the other. By the time the third call came in, resources were starting to get stretched pretty thin.
Three water rescue calls came in back to back on Saturday night in Erie County. These calls were just minutes apart.
The first call came in at 7:05 p.m. for a boat in distress in Millcreek. The second call was in Harborcreek for a jet skier in distress which came in at 7:39 p.m.
A third call came in 10 minutes later for yet another water rescue. That call turned out to be another witness calling in the jet ski in distress.