Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Association - I.A.F.F. Local 616

Fire Prevention is a critical component of the City of Dunkirk Fire Department and the Dunkirk Professional Firefighters Association's effort to protect its citizens against the loss of life and property. The Department and its' firefighters conduct routine Fire Safety Inspections to ensure all commercial structures in the City of Dunkirk comply with Fire Codes. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule an inspection, feel free to call Fire Headquarters (716) 366-2577, or email .

The City of Dunkirk Fire Department also takes an active role in National Fire Prevention Week. Currently coordinated by Firefighters Henry Pencek and Jake Stern, The department participates in an educational program geared toward grade level school children. The Dunkirk Fire Department has an interactive trailer to utilize educating our districts’ children on fire safety. Get low and go, How to Call 911, How to feel a door for heat properly, and the proper way to go down stairs in an emergency situation are a few examples that students demonstrate in the trailer. Inside the schools, City Firefighters educate Kindergarten and First Grade students about the stop, drop, and roll technique, and the dangers of matches and lighters. Second through Fourth Grade students learn about smoke detectors, including the importance of batteries, proper maintenance, quantity, and locations. Fifth Grade students learn the seriousness of fire including the results of playing with fire. The Dunkirk Fire Department would like to thank the staff of the Dunkirk City School District for their continued support of the Fire Prevention Program.