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Frontier Fire Company to host 2017 WNY Firemen’s Convention

WHEATFIELD – Frontier Fire Company will host the Western New York Volunteer Firemen’s Association convention in the summer of 2017, using the Wheatfield Town Hall campus as headquarters.

The town last hosted the event in 2014, when St. Johnsburg Fire Company was in charge.

“It’s a real honor to our town to have this here again,” Councilman Gilbert G. Doucet said. “It’s not just an honor, there’s an economic aspect, too.”

He said all the local hotels and motels should be filled by visitors during the convention period. In 2014, more than 1,000 volunteers visited Wheatfield, many staying in motels and others in a tent city set up behind Town Hall.

The Town Board voted last week to negotiate a usage agreement with Frontier for the town property.