Jamestown Fire Crews Tour National Comedy Center In Preparation For An Emergency

JAMESTOWN – City of Jamestown fire fighters are gearing up for an influx of activity in downtown Jamestown surrounding the National Comedy Center.

On Tuesday Construction dust tripped the National Comedy Center’s fire alarm’s system prompting a response from city firefighters who were at the ready.

WNYNewsNow spoke with Jamestown Fire Chief Sam Salemme, who said his crew was on scene for a short time and were briefed on where the electric and gas shut off for the build is.

“They kind of took us on a little tour to show us where the new electrical panels were in case was an actual emergency,” Salemme said.

Salemme noted it is important for firefighters to know where the shutoff is so in the event of a real fire they can minimize the damage to the comedy center.

We also asked Salemme if the city firefighters are prepared for an influx of visitors which the comedy center is expected to draw.

“We’re always prepared for large events like the National Comedy Center,” Salemme said.